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FESTIVALS: Seven Awards for I Still Hide to Smoke Featured

2017-06-27
I Still Hide to Smoke by Rayhana Obermeyer I Still Hide to Smoke by Rayhana Obermeyer

PAPHOS: The big winner of the 12th Cyprus International Film Festival Golden Aphrodite in Paphos was I Still Hide to Smoke directed by Rayhana Obermeyer, taking seven of the festival’s top prizes.

The festival came to an end on Saturday, 24 June 2017, with an award ceremony opened with a live music programme. The ceremony was attended by industry professionals, academics, artists and many members of the public. A short film entitled Not for Sale, made by the cinema workshop Pegasus, plus highlights from the entire festival were screened.

The seven-member jury gave the following awards:

Feature Films Category

Best Feature Film of a Debut Filmmaker
I Still Hide to Smoke! (France, Greece)
Directed by Rayhana Obermeyer

Best Script of a First Feature Film
I Still Hide to Smoke! (France, Greece)
Directed by Rayhana Obermeyer

Best Cinematography of a First Feature Film
Olympia Mytilineou and Mohamed Tayeblaggoune for I Still Hide to Smoke! (France, Greece)
Directed by Rayhana Obermeyer

Best Director of a First Feature Film
Rayhana Obermeyer for I Still Hide to Smoke! (France, Greece)

Best Production Design of a First Feature Film
I Still Hide to Smoke! (France, Greece)
Directed by Magdalini Siga

Best Sets / Costumes of a First Feature Film
We were Comrades (Germany)
Directed by Heintje Peter

Best Score of a First Feature Film
Bach in Brazil (Germany, Brazil)
Directed by Jan Doddema, Henrique Cazes, Gilvan de Oliveira, David and Christiansen

Best Editing of a First Feature Film
I Still Hide to Smoke (France, Greece)
Directed by Magdalini Siga

Best Leading Actor in a Feature Film
Karsten Antonio Mielke for Dark Blue Girl (Germany)
Directed by Mascha Schilinski

Best Leading Actress in a First Feature Film
Hiam Abbass for I Still Hide to Smoke (France, Greece)
Directed by Magdalini Siga

Short Film Awards

CYIFF 2017 Got Talent in Animation Award
True Colours (USA)
Directed by Nicole Morciniec

Veterans Animation Award
Ethnofobia (Greece)
Directed by Jani Zhonga

Experimental Arthouse Award

Quantum Satori (Belgium)
Directed by Samuel Vanclooster

Antigone (USA)
Directed by George Nicholas

Best Music Award in a Short Film
The Journey (Greece)
Directed by John Bletas

Best Dance Award in a Short Film
Perhaps I was Here? (USA)
Directed by Geoff Marslett

Best Greek Short Film
Unchildisness (Greece)
Directed by Andy Papadimitriou

CYIFF’s Got Talent Short Films

Best Short Film
Wasati (Saudi Arabia)
Directed by Ali Kalthami

Best Cinematography in a First Short Film
My Pretty Pony (Poland)
Directed by Maciej Barczewski

Best Director in a First Short Film
Μarika Zairi for Mohamed The First Name (France)

Honorary Mentions for the first short films

Bittersweet (Lebanon)
Directed by Corine Colors

Μy Brother (UK)
Directed by Marti Dols and Joe Ryan Laia

Βeef Steak and Sardines (UK)
Directed by Erifili Missiou

Lucia (Russia)
Directed by Ekaterina Panchik

Impromptu (Italy)
Directed by Gio Kaptra

CYIFF 2017 Veteran’s Short Films

Best Veteran’s Short Film Award
Bad Habits (Cyprus)
Directed by Emilios Avraam

Best Veteran's Director Award in a Short Film
Unattended Item (Greece)
Directed by Filippos Vokotopoulos

Documentaries

Best Talent Short Documentary
Harvest in New Life (Greece)
Directed by Antonis Kitsikis

Honorary Mention
For the Love of God (Cyprus)
Directed by Βejay Browne

Best Talent Feature Documentary
Water of Life and Death (Hong Kong)
Directed by Eve Chong Yuk Lam

Un Petit Tipote (Cyprus, Belgium)
Directed by Julie Sandor

Best Veteran’s Short Documentary
Οde to Lesvos (Holland)
Directed by Tariq Derki

Best Veteran’s Feature Documentary
A Refugee Passage to Europe (Greece)
Directed by Alexander Spathis and Demetris Papageorgiou

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