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 EnvelopesDirected by Sotiris Christou
Audience Award:Smuggling HendrixDirected by Marios Piperides
Special Student Jury Award - University of Nicοsia:Smuggling HendrixDirected by Marios Piperides
Lifetime Achievement Award: Udo Kier