TASTE OF CEMENT wins The Harrell Award for Best Documentary Feature at the The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)

The Jury stated the winning film was chosen “For its masterful use of visual metaphor, breathtaking sound design and poetic restraint in telling the chaotic story of war and its exiles.”

On Sunday, September 17, CIFF hosted their annual Awards Ceremony, presenting four awards for documentary features and one for a documentary short, in addition to its Points North Pitch Award.
 
This year’s jury of Molly O’Brien (Fork Films), Robb Moss (Filmmaker), and Jose Rodriguez (Tribeca Film Institute) awarded the 2017 Harrell Award for Best Documentary Feature to Ziad Kalthoum’s Taste of Cement, with Special Jury Mention going to Gustavo Salmerón’s Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle.
 
Taste of Cement won six awards since its World Premiere in Nyon in April.
 

“Bezness as usual” and “Secondo Me” awarded at CRONOGRAF

“Bezness as usual” won the Special Mention of the Main Section, The Public’s Choice Award of the Main Section went to “Secondo Me”

The International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF has announced its winners at the closing ceremony of its XIVth edition. The Closing Gala has taken place on May 30th at the Cultural Center “Odeon”.

 

Bezness as Usual, directed by Alex Pitstra, with Tadeusz Kieniewicz, Alex Pitstra, Rosan Breman as directors of photography, won the Special Mention of the Main Section for the courage it takes to bring to the screen a personal story and for reflecting complex relationships between people belonging to different cultures.

 

The Public’s Choice Award of the Main Section went to Secondo Me, directed by Pavel Cuzuioc.

 

The jury members of the Main Section were the Moldovan actor and the president of the jury Valeriu Andriuță, the Polish director Bartosz Konopka, Zlatinka Rousseva (Belgium), documentary filmmaker and programmer at the International Documentary Film Festival “Millenium”, Artur Vardikyan, film critic and festival organizer of the Yerevan International Film Festival, and Taalaibek Kulmendeevis, film director, producer and president of the Filmmakers Union of Kyrgysztan.

In the competition participated 16 feature documentaries and 5 short films in the Main Section, 12 films in the cadRO Section and 9 documentaries from Republic of Moldova in the Local Productions Section. In the A LIKE for a Documentary Section, dedicated to teenagers and youngsters, 10 documentaries were screened.

 

IDFF CRONOGRAF, the largest film event in Republic of Moldova and an important festival in the circuits of the East European festivals, is organized since 2001 by the OWH Studio NGO.

THE DAZZLING LIGHT OF SUNSET receives a Special Mention at Tbilisi International Film Festival’s Georgian Panorama section

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On Saturday, The Dazzling Light of Sunset received a Special Mention at Tbilisi International Film Festival’s Georgian Panorama section.
 
This is the sixth award for Salome Jashi’s pseudo-ethnographical portrait of a Georgian community and its traditions, since its world premiere at Visions du Réel in April this year.
 
Follow the links below to read more:

 
 

Main Award, Regard Neuf Competition, Visions du Réel

 

Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film, Best Documentary Debut Film – Jihlava IDFF

 

Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Award – Astra Film Festival

 

Best Feature Film, Main Competition – FICValdivia, Chile

 

Special Mention – Tbilisi International Film Festival, Georgian Panorama section