25-09-2013

FNE at BIAFF 2013: Norway Takes Two Top Awards at Georgian Festival

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Grand Prix - Before Snowfall,dir. Hisham Zaman Grand Prix - Before Snowfall,dir. Hisham Zaman

BATUMI: The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival held in Batumi 15-22 September 2013 gave its Grand Prix to the Norwegian/German/Iraqi film Before Snowfall. The Danish/Norwegian/British film Act of Killing won the prize for best documentary.

The Polish short film Miruna won the main prize in its section, and the Georgian coproduction financed by the Georgian National Film Center (www.gnfc.ge) and coproduced by Georgia’s Gemini Producing Center Paradjanov claimed the prize for best actor. The festival is organized by the Art House "Argani" and sponsored in part by the Georgian National Film Center.

The winners are:

International ComPetition – Feature Films


Grand Prix - Before Snowfall, D. Hisham Zaman, (Norway/Germany/Iraq)
Best Film Director - Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth, Fifth Season (Belgium/France/Netherlands)
Best Actress - Mahtab Keramati, The Fourth Child, D. Vahid Mousaian (Iran)
Best Actor – Serge Avedikian, Paradjanov, D. Serge Avedikian & Olena Fetisova, (Ukraine/France/Georgia /Armenia) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jury Special Prize - Fill the Void, D. Rama Burshtein (Israel)


International Competition – Doc Films

GRAND PRIX - Act of Killing, D. Joshua Oppenheimer (Denmark/Norway/UK)
Jury Special Prize - Five Broken Cameras, D. Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi (Palestina/Israel/France/Netherlands)

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – SHORTS FILMS

GRAND PRIX - Miruna, D. Piotr Sułkowski (Poland)
Jury Special Prize - Tumult, D. Johnny Barrington (UK) 2013