FESTIVALS: Gypsy Shares Main Prize at Batumi IFF

By FNE Staff

    Slovak director Martin Sulik's multiple prize winning film Gypsy shared the Grand Prix at the 2011 Batumi IFF in Georgia (17-25 September 2011, biaff.org) with the Iranian filmGolchehreh directed by Vahid Mousaian.

    The Polish film Violated Letters by Maciej Drygas picked up the prize for best documentary, and Georgia earned a Jury Special Prize for Light by David Kopaleishvili in the international short film competition.

    A complete list of the winners follows:

    BIAFF 2011 International Feature Film Competition

    • Grand Prix - Golchehreh, by Vahid Mousaian, Iran, 2011 and Gypsy, by Martin Sulik, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2011
    • Best Film Director - Birgitte Stærmose for Room 304, Denmark/Croatia, 2011
    • Best Actress - Bien de Moor - in Code Blue, by Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands/Denmark; 2011
    • Best Actor - Anton Shagrin - in Innocent Saturday, by Alexander Mindadze, Russia/Germany/Ukraine
    • Jury Special Prize - Holiday by the Sea, by Pascal Rabate, France, 2011

    BIAFF 2011 International Doc Film Competition

    • Best Doc Film - Violated Letters by Maciej Drygas, Poland, 2011
    • Jury Special Prize - Exit Through the Gift Shop, by Bansky, UK, 2010

    BIAFF 2011 International Short Film Competition Section

    • Best Short Film - Connect, by Samuel Abrahams, UK, 2010

    - Jury Special Prize - Light, by David Kopaleishvili, Georgia, 2011

    • Jury Special Mentions:
    - Great Celebration, by Vahe Gevorgyants, Armenia, 2010
    - Into thin air, by Mohammadreza Farzad, Iran, 2011