43rd NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
The jury of the 43rd Drama Greek Short Film Festival, consisting of
Making movies is a difficult business. Making movies in Greece, even more so. All of you not only managed to do this, but you also did it well. The films we watched during this festival were personal, daring, and truly spectacular. For this, we thank you.
During the final meeting, the jury decided to present the following awards
The Golden Dionysos Award is awarded to the film “Bella” directed by Thelyia Petraki.
The award is accompanied by three prizes:
Finos Film Productions offers a cash prize of 4,000 Euro.
The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) offers a cash prize of 3,000 Euro.
The Greek Film Centre (GFC) offers a cash prize of 2,000 Euro.
SPECIAL AWARD BY THE SELECTION JURY
This award is presented to the film “Vouta”, by Dimitris Zahos.
Because it is a film that moved us profoundly from start to finish. Personally, the ending moved me to such an extent, that I still think of it on every hour of the day.
BEST DIRECTION “TONIA MARKETAKI” AWARD
This award is presented to the film “Harmonica Man”, by Alexandros Skouras.
For managing to extract stellar performances, not only from its main, but from all peripheral actors, too, in order to create a finely-tuned film which stole our hearts.
The award is accompanied by: A cash prize of 3,500 Euro, offered by the Greek Film Centre (awarded to the director) and Post-Production provisions by Stefilm.
This award is presented to the film “Teo, My Neighbour”, by Christos Karteris.
We were somewhat concerned with the absence of more films of a purely documentary nature; still, a film with a strong outlook, a lively rhythm, a sense of humour and a sensitivity in observing its hero, managed to stand out.
The award is accompanied by: A cash prize of 3,500 Euro, offered by the Greek Film Centre and a cash prize of 1,000 Euro, offered by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT).
This award is presented to the film “Madonna F64.0”, by Stavros Markoulakis.
This year, the selection panel asks the Festival to establish an award which, up until now, is resoundingly absent from the competition. An award which will be awarded every year, until there are no more people who are denied the chance to live a normal life and suffer because of their diversity.
ll people have a right to equal chances, a right to love, to happiness, and to life itself.
This year, we will be giving out an award to a film that takes a stand in favour of diversity.
Cinema can be far richer when it includes all of us, male, female, or other.
Best Script Award
This award is presented to Giorgos Teltzidis, for the script of the film “Vouta” by Dimitris Zahos.
For sharp dialogue and faithfulness in all the factors chosen to realise the narration.
The award is accompanied by a cash prize of 3,500 Euro, offered by the Greek Film Centre.
Honorary Distinction for Best Female Actor
Awarded to Elena Topalidou, for her performance in the film “Bella”, by Thelyia Petraki.
For her non-pretentious and unrivalled rendition of the voice-over, her movement plasticity and her compelling gaze.
Honorary Distinction for Best Male Actor
Awarded to Pavlos Iordanopoulos, for his performance in the film “The Meaning of August”, by Manos Papadakis.
For his frugal, moving and simultaneously reserved and personal performance.
Honorary Distinction for Photography
Awarded to Manu Tilinski, for his photography in the film “Bella”, by Thelyia Petraki.
For cinematographic particularity, for the harmonious combination of live shooting and archive materials, and for the use of a unique colour palette.
Honorary Distinction for Film Editing
Awarded to Smaro Papaevangelou, for her editing work in the film “Escaping the Fragile Planet”, by Thanasis Tsimpinis.
For her meticulous organisation of each cut and her respect towards the actors’ each and every breath.
Honorary Distinction for Stage Design
Awarded to Danai Elefsinioti, for the film “Vouta”, by Dimitris Zahos.
For the exceptional rendition of places, the credibility of representation and the natural and precise description of the places of action.
Honorary Distinction ‘Ioulia Stavridou’ for Costume Design
Awarded to Vassilia Rozana, for her work in the film “Bella” by Thelyia Petraki,
for the meticulous costume design which ensured consistency with the film’s particular aesthetic.
The award is accompanied by a cash prize of 2,000 Euro, offered by the Trianon Cinema and a sponsorship for the costume designer by the company Enjoy.
Honorary Distinction for Original Score
Awarded to Yannis Veslemes, for the music in the film “Melatonin” by Nikos Pastras.
For the composition of the original music which provided a very special in situ project with an intense pulse.
Honorary Distinction for Sound Design
Awarded to Kostis Charamountanis, for his film “Anthology of a Butterfly”, also directed by him.
For the creative collation and use of sound in a way that renders it an indispensable part of the composition.
Honorary Distinction for Sound
Awarded to Simos Lazaridis, for the film “The Meaning of August” by Manos Papadakis.
For his important contribution in the narration of the film.
Honorary Distinction for Makeup
Awarded to Ioanna Lygizou, for her work in the film “Bella” by Thelyia Petraki.
For her detail-oriented and discreet contribution in the representation of the era.
An honourable mention is given to the creative team of the film “Dakar” by Stelios Moraitidis.
For the film’s frugal approach, poetic dimension and comprehensive development of a story doomed to be lost.
An honourable mention is given to the film “The Call” by Marios Psaras.
For its targeted use of cinematography as a means for servicing the film’s sensitive subject matter.
An honourable mention is given to the film “Pashka” by Oltjon Lipe.
For its subversive outlook on the topic of a young hero’s homecoming, as well as for its concept’s resounding impact.
To the film Antivirus by Anastasia Sima.