NEWS

45th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL

THE ΑWARDS:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SECTION

Best Full Length Film Award – Golden Alexander (37.000 euros)

KHAB E TALKH (Bitter Dream) by Mohsen Amiryousefi, Iran.

Special Jury Award – Silver Alexander (22.000 euros) ex aequo to,

VREMIA ZHATVY (The Harvest Time) by Marina Razbezhkina, Russia and UNA DE DOS (One or the Other) by Alejo Taube, Argentina

Best Director Award To

FERNANDO EIMBCKE for, Temporada de Patos (Duck Season), Mexico.

Best Screenplay Award to

GONZALO DELGADO GALIANA, JUAN PABLO REBELLA and PABLO STOLL for, Whisky, Uruguay.

Best Actress Award to

MIRELLA PASCUAL in, Whisky by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll , Uruguay

Best Actor Award to

SIMON ABKARIAN in, Ve Lakachta Lecha Isha (To Take a Wife) by Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz, Israel/France.

Artistic Achievement Award To

VREMYA ZHATVY (The Harvest Time) by Marina Razbezhkina, Russia

Special Mention to

KARPUZ KABUGUNDAN GEMILER YAPMAK (Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds) by Ahmet Ulucay, Turkey.

FIPRESCI AWARDS

The FIPRESCI (Federation of International Film Association) jury, comprised of, Dan Fainaru (Israel), President Terje Eidsvaag (Norway) Umberto Rossi (Italy) Alexander Yanakiev (Bulgaria) Stratos Kersanidis (Greece) at the 45th International Thessaloniki Film Festival decided to give the FIPRESCI award for a film of the International Competition to

LU MAO TZE (The Green Hat) by Liu Fendou, China

and for a film of the Greek Films 2004 section to,

DELIVERY by Nikos Panayotopoulos, Greece

PUBLIC CHOICE AWARDS JAMESON

The Public Choice Awards, backed by Jameson, for a film of the International Competition section to,

KHAB E TALKH (Bitter Dream) by Mohsen Amiryousefi, Iran.

for a film of the Greek Films 2004 section to

MI FEVYIS (Don’t Go) by Alexandros Pandazoudis The award is accompanied by a prize of 3.000 euros.

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD

The PEKK award to a Greek film in the Greek Films 2004 section is attributed ex aequo to

CC TV by Vasilis Katsikis and to

ALITHINI ZOI (Real Life) by Panos Koutras.

THE GREEK UNION OF FILM TELEVISION AND AUDIOVISUAL TECHNICIANS (ETEKT) AWARD

The ETEKT award to a Greek film in the Greek Films 2004 section is attributed to

NYFES (Brides) by Pantelis Voulgaris.