FESTIVALS: Smuggling Hendrix Wins Cyprus Film Days

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LIMASSOL: Marios Piperides’ film Smuggling Hendrix is the unsurprising winner of both the national competition and the Audience Award at the 17th Cyprus Film Days International Festival, which concluded on 20 April 2019. The film also opened the festival.

The best film in the Glocal Images International Competition was the Brazilian/Columbian/French film Los Silencios directed by Beatriz Seigner. The award came with a prize of 6,000 EUR.

Udo Kier chaired the jury and received the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The closing ceremony was held at the Rialto Theatre, which also organised the festival along with the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.

The complete list of winners follows:

GLOCAL IMAGES International Competition Section

Glocal Images Best Film Award: Los Silencios (Brazil, Colombia, France)
Directed by Beatriz Seigner

Glocal Images Special Jury Award: House of Hummingbird (South Korea)
Directed by Kim Bo-ra

Glocal Images Best Director Award: Too Late to Die Young (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar)
Directed by Dominga Sotomayor

Honourary Distinction: Actress Marleyda Soto for Los Silencios

Cypriot Films Competition Section

Best Cypriot Film Award: Smuggling Hendrix (Cyprus, Germany, Greece)
Directed by Marios Piperides
Produced by AMP Filmworks, Pallas Film, Viewmaster Films
Coproduced by ZDF/Arte
Supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, MDM-Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, the Greek Film Center, Eurimages

Best Cypriot Director Award: Sotiris Christou for Small White Envelopes

Best Cypriot Actor Award: Antonis Katsaris in Small White Envelopes
Directed by Sotiris Christou

Audience Award:
Smuggling Hendrix
Directed by Marios Piperides

Special Student Jury Award - University of Nicοsia:
Smuggling Hendrix
Directed by Marios Piperides

Lifetime Achievement Award: Udo Kier