02-11-2008

Sappho takes top Cyprus fest awards

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Director Robert Crombie's Sappho took home the bulk of the awards at the closing ceremony of the 3rd Cyprus International Film Festival on October 25.

A Ukrainian box office hit, the film (inspired by the writings of the ancient poet of the same name) won six awards, including best film and best director.

Six films competed for the Golden Aphrodite awards at the festival held from October 20-25 in Nicosia.

Accompanying events included workshop on 3-D animation and a master film acting class with actress Q-Orianka Kilcher (Pocohantas in The New World).

Complete list of awards:

1. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
WORMS by Sil Van Der Woerd

2. BEST DOCUMENTARY
FILMING DREAMS by Isidoros Leontis

3. BEST ANIMATION
THE LITTLE MOUSE WHO WANTED TO TOUCH A STAR by Panayiotis Rappas and Angelos Rouvas

4. BEST SHORT FILM
SPINALOGA by Costas Athousakis sharing the award with THEREMIN by Nikolaos Pastras

5. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A FEATURE FILM
Baghir Rafiyev for the film SAPPHO

6. BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A FEATURE FILM
Engin Altan Duzyatan leading actor in the film Heaven

7. BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM
Ragne Veensalu, leading actress in the film Where Souls Go

8. BEST Film Editing IN A FEATURE FILM
Ron Wisman for the film CROSROAD

9. BEST MUSIC SCORE IN A FEATURE FILM
Maro Theodorakis for the music of the film SAPPHO

10. BEST SCRIPT IN A FEATURE FILM
Sameer Hanchate for the film GAFLA

11. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A FEATURE FILM
Artur Novikov for the film SAPPHO

12. BEST SETS / COSTUMES IN A FEATURE FILM
Best Costumes Tatyana Novikova for the film SAPPHO/ Best sets Sergey Gavrilenkov for the film SAPPHO

13. BEST DIRECTOR IN A FEATURE FILM
Robert Crombie for the film SAPPHO

14. GOLDEN APHRODITE S
SAPPHO by Robert Crombie