Punta del Este Documentary & Fiction Festival - 2010 Awards


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AWARDED FILMS BY CATEGORIES:

Best Fiction Film
A short film that hooks you from the beginning, both for the outstanding work of its two actresses, and for the develop of the dramatic tension.

Best Short Film

by STEPHEN KEEP MILLS - USA
A woman. Her body. A destructive, controlling voice. These are the elements of primitive confrontation that lock the women of LIMINAL into a seething battle of elimination. Are they lovers or just one woman fighting her inner self? A simple sweater is the object of fury.
Best Documentary
For its deep sensibility to approach a difficult theme and for the overall realization.

Best Documentary

by MALIN NICANDER and LISA JONSSON - Sweden / El Salvador
An asylum in is the home of 250 people, old or physically or mentally handicapped. We meet the jumble of plates in bright colours, the noisy televisions and the sheet-metal beds, but also the peaceful pursuit of pastimes. Death is always present here, as is life and love.
Best Direction
The director has managed to make each one of the actresses, the best of them, while the photography takes risks.

Best Direction

by STEPHEN KEEP MILLS - USA
A woman. Her body. A destructive, controlling voice. These are the elements of primitive confrontation that lock the women of LIMINAL into a seething battle of elimination. Are they lovers or just one woman fighting her inner self? A simple sweater is the object of fury.
Best Screenplay
The script itself shows us the story on an agile and entertaining way.

Best Screenplay

by ABHIJIT DAS GUPTA - India
The Jail is a story of true transformation of a devil.
Best Integral Realization
Has managed to balance the story with the music, assembling the photographs.

Best Integral Realization

by ABHIJIT DAS GUPTA - India
The Jail is a story of true transformation of a devil.
Best Actress Performance, Tonya Cornelisse  
Outstanding work of its two actresses, which would give them the best actress award at two because I believe that great work is of the two... The director has managed to make each one of the actresses, the best of them.

Best Actress

by STEPHEN KEEP MILLS - USA
A woman. Her body. A destructive, controlling voice. These are the elements of primitive confrontation that lock the women of LIMINAL into a seething battle of elimination. Are they lovers or just one woman fighting her inner self? A simple sweater is the object of fury
Best Actor Performance, Anders Palms 
I think he's able to build the character to perfection, showing all the character profiles difficult to create and believe.

Best Actor Performance

by JAN-EJE FERLING - Sweden
Cissi 27 and Bernt 59 become friends in AA. They cannot respond to each other's wants. She is searching her alcoholic father and Bernt his missing daughter.
Best Photography
The story is told mainly through the lead actor. The photography is very well resolved in different situations, with good transitions between indoor and outdoor.

Best Cinematography

by ARI CANDIDO FERNANDES - Brazil
In one violent world down of the line of Equador- some contradiction situation of human been possibility perhaps at redemption/redención can take place too.
Best Art Direction, Rachel Myers 
A photography that takes risks with unconventional and a minimalist decor that I believe this consistent with the whole movie. Great work on the visual style and the editing.

Best Art Direction

by STEPHEN KEEP MILLS - USA
A woman. Her body. A destructive, controlling voice. These are the elements of primitive confrontation that lock the women of LIMINAL into a seething battle of elimination. Are they lovers or just one woman fighting her inner self? A simple sweater is the object of fury.
Best Editing
For the narrative dynamics which intensifies the film's research. Great investigation work.

Best Editing

ADRIFT
by DOMINIQUE CHRISTIAN MOLLARD - France
It is the extraordinary adventure of a veteran reporter who, alone, passed himself as an  undercover collaborator of an NGO and succeeded into boarding a pirogue full of clandestine sub-Saharan from Mauritania, sharing their fate during 3 days and 3 nights.
Special Mention
This documentary introduces us into Lebanon through a special angle, the artists looking for the spirit of beauty.

Special Mention

by ISRAEL DEL SANTO - Spain
Beshara, Beyrouth's Cabaret main actor, will be the judge and the translator of the different points of view of the most famous artists of the country. This film is only a question: What beauty is?
Special Mention
A fiction with a realistic story exploring desperation and human feelings.

Special Mention

by FLORIAN WYSS - Switzerland /USA
Every year over 300'000 Latinos cross the US border illegally through the desert from Mexico. In a group of many, Manuel and Hannibal are the only ones who manage it this time. After running out of food and water, they find a seemingly deserted trailer, but they are not alone...
Special Mention
An artistic-experimental film. The images from the industrial printers "dancing" a sophisticated blend of real sounds and music bringing to the audience an esthetical gift.

Special Mention

by ALBERTO NACCI - Italy
I realized Quippe Dance after I've seen the beautiful print machines of an important printer company in Italy (Quippe). I immediately saw that the Heidelberg print machines sing and dance perfectly over the notes of Sabre Danceso... I decided to realize a work over the anthropomorphism of these plants.

Awards Ceremony and Screening

The Award Ceremony
of the Punta del Este Documentary & Fiction Festival took place on the city of Punta del Este, on September 18th.

On the Edgardo Ribeiro Theater of the Promotion and Tourism League,
the President of the Jury, Roxana Ukmar, and the Director of the Annual Program Without Frontiers, Carlos Martinez, announced the Awards of the 2010 edition of the Festival.

The event counted with the presence of diplomatic representatives. From India, the Honorary Consul Ruben Azar received the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Integral Realization on behalf of the film The Jail, by Abhijit Das Gupta.

Receiving the Special Mention Certificate of the film Border Stories, by Andy Svensson, was the Swiss Ambassador in Uruguay Hans Ruedi Bortis.

And in behalf of the Sweden Embassy was Karin Rydholm, a film expert, who received the Award Certificates for Best Documentary for the film Mientras Esperamos, by Malin Nicander and Lisa Jonsson, and for Best Actor Performance, for the film Just For Today, by Jan-Eje Ferling.

Afterwards, some of the awarded films were screened for the guests and local audience. The screening continued during September 19th, completing all the awarded categories and Special Mentions.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Click on the title to watch. The titles in gray are available to watch online.

Only 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 CONSCIENCE WILL KILL YOU by SALVATORE LUMETTA
A FASHION FOR BLOOD: TANZANIA'S ALBINO HUNTERS
by KAT HODGKINSON and  GEMMA CALDWELL
A TIME TO RE-BOND
by SHALINI RAGHAVIAH
ADRIFT by DOMINIQUE CHRISTIAN MOLLARD
ALTAR. CRUZANDO FRONTERAS, BUILDING BRIDGES
by DANIELE BASILIO and PAOLA ZACCARIA
ANGEL'S PREY
by JIM HARD
APHRODITE'S MIRROR
by ISRAEL DEL SANTO
BEYOND BELIEF 3
by ABHIJIT DAS GUPTA
BORDER STORIES
by FLORIAN WYSS
CANGLESKA WAKAN by A M PEARSON
CHILDREN OF RAMANA'S GARDEN
by PANKAJA BROOKE
CÓMICOS by ANA PÉREZ and MARTA ARRIBAS
D'ENTRE LES MORTS by ALAIN BASSO
DREAM
by JAMES ROBERT BRASIC
EXPANSIVE GROUNDS by GERBURG ROHDE-DAHL
FAR FROM HAVANA by ALEYDA VALDEZ
GHOST WRITERS...IN THE SKY..THE STORY OF THE TOWER OF SONG
by TOM MARTIN
HEAVEN GARDEN (JARDIM BELELÉU)
by ARI CANDIDO FERNANDES
HN HERMANN NITSCH by DANIELA AMBROSOLI
JUST FOR TODAY
by JAN-EJE FERLING
KAAY FI by ZAPO
KAIKOYASHINAIGUSA
by CHIKAKO TOMITA
LE SEXE A 50 ANS + OU - by PIERRE PLANTE
LIFE LINES
by ELISABETH VON ZIEGLAUER and MARTIN ALBISETTI
LILIANA CAVANI. A WOMAN IN CINEMA by
 PETER MARCIAS
LIMINAL
by STEPHEN KEEP MILLS
LUMMOX by PETER BOYD MACLEAN
MIENTRAS ESPERAMOS
by MALIN NICANDER and LISA JONSSON
NUMBER ZERO
by CLAUDIA NUNES and ERICO RASSI
PARADISE OF 7 TRIBES
by ISRAEL DEL SANTO
TRAS LOS PASOS DEL BANDOLERO by PEDRO JAEN R.
PROJECT 798 - NEW ART IN NEW CHINA by LUCIUS C. KUERT
QUIPPE DANCE
by ALBERTO NACCI
RUKMINI
by SHARAT KUMAR
SABRINA, ALEXIS, LUCAS by PAUL VERHOEVEN
SHARUNAS BARTAS, AN ARMY OF ONE by GUILLAUME COUDRAY
SOMETHING IS STIRRING UNDER THE BANANA TREES by LLUIS CROUS
THE BIRD TRIBES
by SALVATORE LUMETTA
THE JAIL
by ABHIJIT DAS GUPTA
THE SNAIL THEORY
by ELENA FIORENZANI
THEOFILOS THE ODYSSEY OF A GREAT GREEK PAINTER
by ANDREAS KATSIMITSOULIAS
THERE ARE NO BAND AIDS FOR THESE WOUND
by ANDREA PFALZGRAF
TRIUMPH OF THE PARAMESWARAN: A STORY OF CHUTTI
by P. R. SREEKUMAR
TRUE COLORS
by ABHAY SINGH
TWO WEDDINGS IN THE TIME OF THE BRAVE
by IQBAL MALHORTA
VILLAGE-TALES
by WLODZIMIERZ KRYGIER
VOLCANOES OF THE DEEP SEA by STEPHEN LOW
WHEN YOU DIE AS A CAT by ZORAN MASLIC





 

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"First, my repect to all participants in this festival, because the level and the diversity of the films I found very interesting. Secondly my congratulations to all winners of this year's festival. It has been a difficult job to pick winners. And third, thanks to the festival for thinking of me to participate as a judge. Thanks and good luck to all directors, actors and technicians so they can continue making wonderful movies as I have had the opportunity to see."

Javier Balaguer
International Jury




"It was a great pleasure to watch some of the films in the competition, and a privilege to contribute with the Festival in their evaluation."

Santiago "Bou" Grasso
International Jury

 

 


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