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FESTIVALS: Veronique Meriadec's A Thousand Pieces Wins 13th Cyprus IFF Featured

2018-07-04

PAPHOS: The 13th Cyprus International Film Festival Golden Aphrodite concluded in Paphos on Sunday, 1 July, with an award ceremony presented by the festival’s founder Petra Terzi and Stefanos Theofylaktou. The night also included a live musical performance.

The international jury gave the following awards:

Feature Films Category – Golden Aphrodite Awards

Best Feature Film of First Shown Filmmaker
A Thousand Pieces (France)
Directed by Veronique Meriadec

Best Script in a First Feature Film:
A Thousand Pieces (France)
Directed by Veronique Meriadec

CYIFF 2018 awards2Best Music Score in a First Feature Film
Tree and a Half (India)
Directed by Vivienne Mort

Best Leading Actor in a Feature Film (shared)

Serge Riaboukine for A Thousand Pieces (France)
Directed by Veronique Meriadec

Marcel Iures for Octav (Romania)
Directed by Serge Ioan Celebidachi
Produced by Celi Films and Oblique Media Film

Best Leading Actress in a First Feature Film
Mehraveh Sharifinia for Wander About Me (Iran)
Directed by Ghazaleh Soltani

Best Director in a First Feature Film (shared)

A Thousand Pieces (France)
Directed by Veronique Meriadec

Feeling You (China)
Directed by Yuez Zeng

Best Sets / Costumes in a First Feature Film
Brianna Quick for Cassidy Red (USA)
Directed by Matt Knudsen

Best Production Design in a First Feature Film
Lauren Ivy for Cassidy Red (USA)
Directed by Matt Knudsen

Best Cinematography in a First Feature Film
The Forest (Germany, Czech Republic)
Directed by Viktora Gasic

Best Editing in a First Feature Film
Diane Logan and Roxane Foare for A Thousand Pieces (France)
Directed by Veronique Meriadec

Aphrodite Cinematic Award
Take 18 (Lebanon)
Directed by Marie-Louise Elia

CYIFF 2018 Got Talent

CYIFF 2018 Got Talent in Animated Award
One Small Step (USA)
Directed by Bobby Pontillas

CYIFF 2018 Veteran’s Animation Award
The Fallen Tree (Hungary)
Directed by Drew Hodges

CYIFF 2018 Best Arthouse Film
Plicker (South Korea)
Directed by Byungjun Kim

CYIFF 2018 Nostimon Imar
Eleftheromania (Canada)
Directed by David Antoniuk

CYIFF 2018 Best Dance Award in Short Film
Giselle (USA)
Directed by Severine Reisp

CYIFF 2018 Aphrodite Cinematic Award
Take 18 (Lebanon)
Directed by Marie-Louise Elia

CYIFF 50/50 (Films with equal amount of men and women)
The Big Secret: A Survival Guide for the New Millennium (USA)
Directed by Susan Downs and Alex Voss

CYIFF 2018 Got Talent in Direction
Thursday (Russia)
Directed by Suro Jr

CYIFF 2018 Got Talent
Dancing Girls (Turkey)
Directed by Zeynep Koprlulu

CYIFF 2018 Got Talent Honorary Mention
Sheep Dotting Hillsides (China)
Directed by Huaqing Jin

CYIFF 2018 Best Short Veteran’s Direction
The Academy (UK)
Directed by Nick Blair

CYIFF 2018 Best Veteran’s Short Film
Daedalus (Canada)
Directed by William B. Davis

CYIFF 2018 Best Greek Short Film
Heimlick (Greece)
Directed by Kostas Bakouris

CYIFF 2018 Best Cinematography in a Short Documentary
In Search of Indigo (India)
Directed by Shaktiraj Singh Jadeja

CYIFF 2018 Best Direction in a Short Documentary
Have no Fear (USA)
Directed by Beata Calinska and Sarah Jacobson

CYIFF Best Short Documentary
Marked (Serbia)
Directed by Jovan Dopudj

CYIFF 2018 Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature Film
Life Begins at 90 (Cyprus)
Directed by Bejay Browne
Produced by In Focus Films

CYIFF 2018 Best Direction in a Documentary Feature Film
Apple and Volcano in Search of What Remains (Italy and Switzerland)
Directed by Nathalie Oestreicher

CYIFF 2018 Best Feature Documentary
Kangaroo (Australia and China)
Directed by Kate Mclntyre Clere and Michael Mclntyre

Veteran’s Category

CYIFF 2018 Best Cinematography in a Veteran’s Feature Film
Hikari no tabi – Dream of ilumination (Japan)
Directed by Thunder Sawada

CYIFF 2018 Best Direction in a Veteran’s Feature Film
Next to us (Russia)
Directed by Protopriest Alexander Novopashin

CYIFF 2018 Veteran’s in a Feature Film
Chinatown: The Three Shelters (Cyprus)
Directed by Aliki Danezi Knutsen
Produced by Roads and Oranges Films

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