Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival - 2011 Awards

 

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AWARDED FILMS BY CATEGORIES:

Best Documentary Film

by MATTIAS LOW - Sweden
Top football referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his vision in life, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose...
Awarded Category: Best Documentary

Best Fiction Film

PIZZANGRILLO
by MARCO GIANFREDA - Italy
Tired of life, Ettore, 65 years old, everyday tries to find the courage to drive himself and his three wheeler down a country ditch. When Luca, his 10 year old nephew, finds out about his grandfather's intentions, he decides to furtively follow him.
Awarded Category: Best Fiction Film

Best Direction

by DANIELA DAR-CREUTZ - India / Germany
A loving portrait of a Muslim Kashmiri family's search for a groom for their daughter, provides an intimate and compelling counterweight to a widely held perception of Islam in the West.
Awarded Category: Direction

Best Screenplay

MELISSA-MOM AND ME 
by LIMOR PINHASOV - Israel
Yael and Melissa met seven years ago, while working as strippers in Japan. Yael, an Israeli photographer, filmed their blooming friendship. During the filming Melissa revealed her story. In 2009, Yael decided to travel to the US and see how Melissa was doing.
Awarded Category: Screenplay

Best Integral Realization

by MATTIAS LOW - Sweden
Top football referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his vision in life, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose...
Awarded Category: Integral Realization

Best Actress

by IBTISSEM DEHA - France
Fleeing the repression of Saddam's regime, a family leaves Iraq to settle down in France. the child  remained linked to his grandfather who died during a bombardment on Baghdad.  Few days later a letter from the grandfather arrives in France.
Actress Performance: Zohra Bendaoud

Best Actor

THE CROSSMAKER
by DAVID ANDERSON - UK
Jerusalem, 1st century AD. Jewish carpenter Shimon is enslaved to make crosses for the Roman army which his fellow Jews will be crucified on. When an injured young rebel seeks a safe hiding place in his workshop, his conscience and loyalties are questioned.
Actor Performance: Branko Tomovic

Best Photography

by HOLGER KLUSSMANN - India / Germany
 A Journey Through India and Its World of Gods.
Awarded Category: Photography

Best Art Direction

by MAX FRANCOS - Spain
NAKBA: arabic word meaning "disaster".
It describes the most tragic event in the history of Palestinian people, driven from their land during the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
Awarded Category: Art Direction

Best Edition

KODACHROME 2010
by XANDER ROBIN - USA
A concluding look at the first color film with a focus on the last lab in the world that still processes Kodachrome in commemoration of its final, 75th year of processing.
Awarded Category: Editing

SPECIAL MENTIONS:

Special Mention

by SHAMIL ALIYEV - Azerbaijan
The film tells about the original ethnic culture village Gala. On its dawn and disappearances.

Special Mention

SAYABJUXTAL. THE NEVER ENDING LIFE
by ERIKA ARAUJO - Mexico
The never-ending life is a beautiful document that let us know Mayan men and women in their intimacy in our days. Thanks to the cycle of life, the Mayan civilization has not extinguish. The Mayan people live... today!

Special Mention

by JOANNE HERSHFIELD - USA
These Are Our Children is a one-hour documentary film that reveals how the devastating effects of poverty, HIV/AIDs, and violence on Kenyan children are being successfully reduced through simple and inexpensive grassroots interventions.
 


OFFICIAL SELECTION
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The films who's producers do not authorize its online screening can not be viewed publicly and will not have a link. Those films have been reviewed by the
Committee of Art and the Jury privately.

A HOME IN THE THEATRE, MELODIE BRYANT
A PLANET WEEPS, PHILLIP LENNON
A ROAD THAT LEADS TO MY SCHOOL, NAIRRIT DAS
APOCALYPSE STORY, JEFFREY P. NESKER
ARRANGED HAPPINESS, DANIELA DAR-CREUTZ
BEACH TENNIS, FRANCISCO VIÑA
BORN TO BE OUR CHILDREN - ROMANIAN ADOPTION STORIES, ALEX KING
CHANGEMENT, L'HISTOIRE à TRAVERS LES YEUX DES GUINéENS, CHIARA CAVALLAZZI
CHARACTERS, IBTISSEM DEHA
DANGER, HECTOR SUÑOL BERT
EMOTION - "THE CARDIOGRAM OF LIFE", KAVITA GANDHI
ETERNAL SUNRISE, GUZMAN DE YARZA BLACHE
FINANCIAL ADVISER, SILVANO PLANK AND DANIELE MALFATTI
FRAMMENTI DI ALTRA QUOTIDIANITÀ, LAB. AMUNDZUKU KA HINA
GEAR SCHOOL - PLUG & PLAY, LUIS CALVO LLÀCER & ISMAEL FERRER PACÍN
GUO'S CHILDHOOD, PANKAJA BROOKE
I CANNOT BE SILENT: TESTIMONIES OF PEACEMAKING, VIC COMPHER
IN SEARCH OF PARADISE ( PART 1), DHARMASIRI BANDARANAYAKE
IN THE GARDEN'S MIND, ELISABETTA VITTONI
IZ QALA (TRACE OF GALA), SHAMIL ALIYEV
KAAY FI, ZAPO
KODACHROME 2010, XANDER ROBIN
LA VIDA INAGOTABLE. SAYABKUXTAL. (THE NEVER-ENDING LIFE), ERIKA ARAUJO
LIGHTS OF INDIA, HOLGER KLUSSMANN
LOYALTY AND DECEPTION, NICOLÒ TAGLIABUE,
MELISSA-MOM AND ME, LIMOR PINHASOV
NAKBA, MAX FRANCOS
OUR POINT OF VIEW, MICHAEL VINCENT MOORE
PIZZANGRILLO, MARCO GIANFREDA
PRIDE OF THE TRIBE, RICHARD DILALLO
RETRATOS DE LA AUSENCIA /PORTRAITS OF ABSENCE, CAMILA RODRIGUEZ TRIANA
SON OF STEAL THIS BOOK, MATTHEW COREY
SUPAY, ALEJANDOR ESPOLSINO
THE BEARD, VISAKH LEELA GOPINATH
THE CROSSMAKER, DAVID ANDERSON
THE LAST DEATH: JOURNEY TO MOKSHA, ANOOP CHATTERJEE
THE LEGACY OF HUMANITY "FROM A POET SAKUTARO HAGIWARA TO GUNNMA MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA, MASAMOTO SAKURAI
THE RETURN OF MARS, SEBASTIAN VOLTMER
THE YELLOW BOX OF GERMANO FACETTI, TONY WEST
THEOFILOS THE ODYSSEY OF A GREAT GREEK PAINTER, ANDREAS KATSIMITSOULIAS
THERE ARE NO BAND AIDS FOR THESE WOUND, ANDREA PFALZGRAF
THESE ARE OUR CHILDREN, JOANNE HERSHFIELD
WOODY HOLLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA, GREGORY J LOWE
WUGULUN KUNG FU, PANKAJA BROOKE
YAŞAMİN SÜRÜKLEDIĞI YERDE... EROL GÜNEY'IN ÖYKÜSÜ, BANU YALKUT BREDDERMANN

 

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"As a member of the International Jury of the Festival, I sought to provide to each pre-selected film of the Festival a fair application of the Jury Guidelines. I attempted to provide to each film the thoughtful attention that I want viewers to apply to my films.
I had the good fortune to view outstanding films. How challenging to select the best of so many spectacular films! Participation in the International Jury of the Festival has been an enjoyable experience. I have seen truly remarkable films. I am grateful for this opportunity."

James Robert Brasic
International Jury 


"My experience as President of the Jury of the Philadelphia Documentary
& Fiction Film Festival has meant a new  opportunity to learn from other filmmakers. While watching these films, it has come again to my mind the effort and passion we put in our work, the love and commitment in our way of seeing life and ourselves. Hopefully, we may continue doing what we like, improving our capacities to tell good stories. I want to thank the organizing committee of the festival for giving me this chance of participating in this cultural meeting."

David Munoz
President of the Jury 

 

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