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“Sayome” takes top doc prize at URTI Grand Prix

Nikos Dayandas' documentary about a meeting of two cultures as seen through a Greek sailor and a Japanese woman, Sayome (pictured), has been named the Grand Prix winner at the 31st International URTI Grand Prix for Author's Documentary in Monaco.
June 12, 2012

Nikos Dayandas’ documentary about a meeting of two cultures as seen through the relationship between a Greek sailor and a Japanese woman, Sayome (pictured), has been named the Grand Prix winner at the 31st International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary in Monaco.

Presented during the Monte Carlo Television Festival, the final jury, presided by French director Claude Lelouch, bestowed four prizes on June 11.

The 56-minute Sayome aired on ERT in Greece.

The silver medal went to Sunday in Brazzaville, directed by Enric Bach and Adria Monès. The TV3 Spain doc follows a radio talk show host as he introduces three eclectic figures of the Sapeur subculture from Congo’s capital.

The Judge and the Minors took the bronze medal. Directed by Dominique Clément, the RTS film focuses on the daily routine of a judge for minors in Switzerland.

Lastly, It’s Time won the Martine Filippi Award. Presented by GMA Network in the Philippines, the film, directed by Rember Gelera and Rowena Raganit, highlights environmental challenges developed societies face, starting with the issue of access to drinkable water in the Philippines.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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