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“Blood Brother,” “Kuchu” win Thessaloniki awards

Steve Hoover's Blood Brother (pictured), Nikos Dayandas's Little Land, and Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall's Call Me Kuchu were among the winners at the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
March 25, 2013

Steve Hoover’s Blood Brother (pictured), Nikos Dayandas’s Little Land, and Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s Call Me Kuchu were among the winners at the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

The Greek festival, which ran from March 15-24, also gave prizes to Ross Domoney’s The High Price of Gold and Dimitris Koutsiabasakos’s The Grocer.

Meanwhile, the EDN Award – presented annually to an institution, group or person for outstanding contribution to the development of doc culture – went to Stefano Tealdi and Joan Gonzáles, for more than 15 years of “contributing to the outstanding development of the Southern European documentary culture.”

The full list of winners follows below:

Audience Awards

Audience Award for a film over 45′ in the International Selection: Blood Brother by Steve Hoover (USA, 2012)

Audience Award for a film under 45′ in the International Selection: The High Price Of Gold by Ross Domoney (Democratic Republic of Congo / UK, 2012)

Audience Award for a Greek film over 45′: The Grocer by Dimitris Koutsiabasakos (Greece, 2013)

Audience Award for a Greek film under 45′: A Heritage: In Deep Agony by Kyriaki Malama (Greece, 2013)

FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury Awards

Award for a film in the Greek selection: They Glow in the Dark by Panayotis Evangelidis (Greece, 2013)

Award for a film in the International selection: Parts of a Family by Diego Gutiérrez (2012)

Amnesty International Award

Best film dealing with human rights issues: Call Me Kuchu by Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall (USA, 2012)

WWF Award

Best film in the ‘Habitat’ section: Little Land by Nikos Dayandas (Greece/France, 2013)

ERT3 (Greek Public Television) Broadcasting Award

Best film in the ‘Habitat’ section ex aequo: Little Land by Nikos Dayandas (Greece/France, 2013) and Winter Nomads (Hiver Nomade) by Manuel von Stürler (Switzerland, 2012)

Each of the films will receive an award equivalent to the sum of €1,500 (US$1,940) and will be broadcast by ET3 in Thessaloniki.

Docs in Progress Award

Best documentary in the ‘Docs in Progress’ session of the Doc Market: Aunty, directors/producers Manu Gerosa and Salva Muñoz, Oneworld Documakers, (Italy/Spain)

The award is €15,000 worth of post-production services from the Greek company Authorwave.

ERT (Greek Public Television) Doc on Air Award

Best EDN Pitching Forum 2012 project: Playing with Fire, directed by Anneta Papathanassiou and produced by Photini Economopoulou (Greece).

EDN Award 2012

Stefano Tealdi and Joan Gonzáles

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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