14th Sofia International Film Festival 2010 - winners

The festival presented a total of 224 films (104 features, 37 documentaries and 83 shorts) from all over the world. Over 240 was the total number of international guests, amongst which were directors, producers, festival directors as well as media and film experts.

The award ceremony took place on the 13th of March in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture.

THE INTERNATIONAL JURY members:

Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) – Critic and Festival Director
Dror Zahavi (Israel) – Director
Marion Laine (France) – Actress and Director
Teodora Duhovnikova (Bulgaria) – Actress
Andras Muhi (Hungary) – Producer

AWARDED

THE GRAND PRIX AWARD for best film in the International Competition goes to ‘ONE WAR’ (Russia) by director VERA GLAGOLEVA
The award consists of a diploma, trophy and a prize of 5,000 Euro for the Director and the Producer. Producer Natalia Ivanova was there to accept the award handed by the chairman of the Jury, Pierre-Henri Deleau.

THE JURY SPECIAL AWARD goes to ‘THE LAST SUMMER OF LA BOYITA’ (Argentina-Spain-France) by director JULIA SOLOMONOFF. The co-producer of the film Daniel Chabannes received the statuette.

THE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR goes to MIROSLAV MOMCILOVIC for his film ‘WAIT FOR ME AND I WILL NOT COME’ (Serbia). The award was handed out by Dror Zahavi, the director of the film ‘For My Father’, last year’s The Grand Prix Award winner of 13th Sofia International Film Fest.
The award consists of a diploma, trophy and a prize of 1,000 Euro.

SPECIAL MENTION AWARD OF THE JURY goes to ‘EASTERN PLAYS’ (Bulgaria) by director KAMEN KALEV.

THE JAMESON SHORT FILM AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM goes to „Tales” (Bulgaria) by director NIKOLAI VASILEV. The Award was handed out by Elena Ilieva, Brand manager for Pernod Ricard Bulgaria and Russian Director Sergei Solovyov.
The award consists of a diploma, trophy and a cash prize of 6,000 Euro, provided by Jameson Irish Whiskey.

NO MAN'S LAND AWARD FOR BEST BALKAN FILM adjudged by the Bulgarian Guild of Film Critics goes to ‘WRONG ROSARY’ by director MAHMUT FAZIL COSKUN.
The award consists of a diploma, box of ‘No Man’s Land’ wine provided by the Festival, and a gift voucher worth of 3,000 Euro in post-production services provided by LVT SOFIA.

THE KODAK AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM goes to ‘EASTERN PLAYS’ by director KAMEN KALEV.
The award consists of a diploma, film negative and laboratory services in the amount of 4000 USD provided by Kodak

THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY JURY members

Jan Sikl (Director) – Czech Republic, Chairman
Boriana Puncheva (Director) – Bulgaria
Jaime Noguera (Director) – Spain

Decided: The Bulgarian National Television’s Award for best documentary goes to the film ‘COOKING HISTORY’ by PETER KEREKES, who was there to receive the prize.
The award consists of a diploma and a check worth of 1,000 Euro with an option to buy-off the film for broadcasting by the Bulgarian National Television.

The FIPRESCI Jury members

Thomas Rothchild (Germany)
Suncica Unevska (Macedonia)
Andronika Martonova (Bulgaria)

Handed out the FIPRESCI Award to the film ‘BAD DAY TO GO FISHING’ by director Alvaro Brechner. The diploma was received by the actor and screenwriter Gary Piquer.

At the 7th edition of SOFIA MEETINGS the following awards were handed out:

THE AWARD of Nu Boyana Film Studios for best pitching in the ‘Second Films Pitching’ Programme was handed out to the project ‘KALABALAK’ by Sasha Damjanovski (United Kingdom).
The award consists of a cash prize of 5,000 Euro, provided by Nu Boyana Film Studios

THE AWARD of Synchro Film, Video & Audio – Vienna for best pitching in the ‘Plus Minus One’ Programme was handed out to the project ‘ARAL’ by Ella Vakkasova (United Kingdom).
The award consists of post-production services in the amount of 5,000 Euro, provided by Synchro Lab, Vienna.

THE AWARD of LVT Sofia for best pitching in the ‘Sofia Cinelinks Sarajevo’ Programme. was handed out to the project ‘MUSIC FOR STRANGERS’ by Eric Nazarian (USA-Armenia). The award consists of 2,000 Euro in post-production services, provided by LVT Sofia.

THE AUDIENCE AWARD for the audience favourite movie goes to Jacob Tierney’s film “THE TROTSKY” (Canada)

The Award, provided by Sofia Municipality, is diploma a cash money prize of 1,000 BGN and goes to the Bulgarian distributor of the film. So far there is no such distributor, the award will be delivered when there is one.

Within the framework of the 14th Sofia International Film Festival the SOFIA AWARD of Sofia Municipality for contribution to world cinema was presented to:

BOJIDAR PETKOV, Composer (Bulgaria)
GIULIANO MONTALDO, Director (Italy)
TONY PALMER, Director (United Kingdom)
JAN TROELL, Director (Sweden)
SERGEI SOLOVYOV, Director (Russia)

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