FIPRESCI Awards at the festivals of Mar del Plata, Carthage, Athens, Taipei, Gijón

Mar del Plata (Argentina, Festival Internacional de Cine, November 17-25, 2012). Prize: "The Towrope" (La sirga) by William Vega (first feature) (Colombia, México, France, 2012), presented in the Latin American Competition. Jury: Ziva Emersic, Slovenia ("Radio and TV Slovenija"), Rodrigo Portales, Peru ("El Peruano"), Nazareno Brega, Argentina ("Terra Argentina"). Print Source: Cineplex - Elba McAllister, Diagonal 79 Bis N° 29C - 24, Bogotá, Colombia, T +57 (1) 660 9434, +57 (1) 477 3434, F +57 (1) 477 3399, elbamc@cineplex.com.co, http://cineplex.com.co or http://peliculalasirga.com
Festival: www.mardelplatafilmfest.com

Carthage (Tunisia, Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage - Carthage Film Festival, Tunis, November 16-24, 2012). Prize: "Horses of God" (Les Chevaux de Dieu) by Nabil Ayouch (Morocco 2011, 115 min). Jury: Barbara Lorey, Germany, president ("Tip Magazine", Khalil Damoun, Morocco, Rita Bukauskaite, France ("KinoScript"), Janet Baris, Turkey ("Evrensel", "Yeni Film Magazine"), Ahmed Bouhrem, Tunisia ("Le temps"). Print source: Ali n'Films, 37, rue Assananaani Résidence Ouchtar 8b Quartier Bourgogne, Casablance/Maroc, T +21 (2) 5224 928 28, ayouch@alinprod.com
Festival: www.jccarthage.com/eng/index.php

Athens (Greece, Panorama of European Cinema, November 15-25, 2012). Prize: "Night of Silence" (Lal Gece) by Reis Celik (Turkey, 2012). Jury: Carmen Gray, Great Britain ("Sight & Sound", "The Guardian"), Esin Kücüktepepinar, Turkey ("Sabah"), Nestoras Poulakos, Greece ("Logos"). Print source: Kaz Production, T +90 (212) 293 68 00, F +90 (212) 249 80 06, Cell +90 (536) 278 71 10, reiscelik090@gmail.com
Festival: www.panoramafest.com 

Taipei (Taiwan, Golden Horse Film Festival, November 8-28, 2012). Prize: "Touch of the Light" by Jung-Chi Chang (Taïwan, Hong Kong, China, 2012). The jury appreciates "the impressive acting from both actress and actor. We are particularly touched by the beautiful image the director offers, wich makes us see the view of blind people and makes the audience feel the 'touch of the light'." Jury: France Hatron, France ("RFI – Radio France Internationale"), Ernest Chan Chi Wa, Hong Kong ("Hkinema"), Yen Hung-Ya (aka Hung Hung), Taiwan ("The Big Issue"). Print source: Jet Tone Films, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, T +886 (2) 2752-3952, ruby@projecthouse.net.
Festival: www.goldenhorse.org.tw

Gijón (Spain, International Film Festival, November 16-24, 2012). Prize (Official Section Long Feature Films): "The Patient Stone" (Syngué Sabour) by Atiq Rahimi (Afghanistan, France, Germany, 2012). Jury: Günter Jekubzik, Germany ("film-dienst", "Aachener Zeitung"), Radmila Djurica, Serbia (Freelance), Paula Bordonada, Spain ("Caimán Cuadernos de Cine"). Print source / World Sales: Le Pacte, 5 rue Darcet, F 75017 Paris, France, T +33 (1) 44 69 59 59, contact@le-pacte.com, www.le-pacte.com/
Festival: www.gijonfilmfestival.com 
 

Bratislava (Slovak Republic, International Film Festival, November 9-15, 2012). Prize: "Oh Boy" by Jan Ole Gerster (Germany, 2012). Jury: Julia Khomiakova, Russia ("Ekran i Stsena"), Dominique Martinez, France ("Positif"), Viera Langerova, Slovak Republic (www.filmpress.sk). Print source: X Filme Creative Pool, Kurfuerstenstraße 57, D 10785 Berlin, T +49 30 230 833-11, info@x-filme.de
Festival: www.iffbratislava.sk

Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany, International Film Festival, November 8-18, 2012). Prize: "Mushrooming" (Seenelkäik) by Toomas Hussar (Estonia, 93 min). Jury: Giulia Dobre, Romania, president ("Romanian National Radio"), Nanna Frank Rasmussen, Denmark ("Jyllands-Posten"), Alberto Ruiz Ramos, Cuba ("Cine Cubano"), Gyözö Mátyás, Hungary ("Kritika"), Wilfried Reichart, Germany ("Film Dienst"). Print source: Allfilm (Estonia), Saue 11, Tallin 10612, Estonia, T +372 672 9070, cell +372 56 467 769, piret@allfilm.ee. World sales: déjà-vu film UG, T +49 4063 66 55 44, wigbert.moschall@web.de 
Festival: www.iffmh.de

Ljubljana (Slovenia, International Film Festival, November 7-18, 2012). Prize: "Sister" (L'enfant d'en haut? by Ursula Meier (France, Switzerland, 2012). Jury: Katharina Dockhorn, Germany ("Rheinpfalz"), Marko Njegic, Croatia ("Slobodna Dalmacija"), Igor Harb, Slovenia ("Vikend"). Print Source: Vega Film AG, Helenastrasse 3, CH 8034 Zürich, Switzerland, T +41 44 384 80 90, F +41 44 384 80 99, info@vegafilm.com, www.vegafilm.com. World Sales: Memento Films International, http://international.memento-films.com/
Festival: www.liffe.si

Stockholm (Sweden, Stockholm Film Festival, November 7-18, 2012). Prize: "Everyday" (Everyday) by Michael Winterbottom (UK, 2012). Motivation: "For its moving depiction of a family's struggle for happiness and its daring concept of everyday's challenges in today's Europe. The film's detailed drawing of the characters, its breathtaking use of time - in shooting and in telling the character's development – and its sublime use of the musical score make "Everyday" an outstanding contribution to contemporary European film art." Jury: Margarita Chapatte Lopez, Spain ("Radio Marca"), Florian Vollmers ("Szene Hamburg"), Dragan Jurak, Croatia ("Globus"). Print Source: Revolution Films, www.revolution-films.com/
Festival: www.stockholmfilmfestival.se