THE WINNERS OF MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2010
Eros and Psiche Award
The Children of Diyarbakir
Director: Miraz Bezar
2009, 35mm, colour, 102'
A film made with great truthfulness and mastery. The starring children are authentic and veritable, their look, their silence are more eloquent than words. Light, shots and camera movements perfectly adapt to the situations put up. The author remains in the shade of his film with a remarkable elegance.
Director: Tony Gatlif
2009, 35mm, colour, 111'
With his huge talent Tony Gatlif focuses on the tragedy which has been suffered by the Roma during the Nazi persecution. The movie manages to emerge from the historical borders, focusing on the sore destiny that particularly affected Roma in our time. Tony Gatlif is a master in the art of conveying a message, Freedom is a hymn to life, imagination, music and soul of a people.
Balle Perdue/Stray bullet
Director: Georges Hachem
2010, 35mm, colour, 75'
The film moves from impressonistic moments to a minimalistic language expressing thow feelings and emotions from prived, intimed and discrete perspective reaveling the conflict of teritories.
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Open Eyes Award
Director: Sebastian Brameshuber
TURKEY, AUSTRIA, 2009, colour, 52'
One of the best films made formally; a good photografy, an effective direction and an original subject. The viewer is immersed in a fragment of islamic culture throw a fresh and realistic glance.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
Director: Davide Del Degan
ITALY, 2010, 22'
Because of his mastery in managing the elements of the cinema language using them to create strong emotions. Running from the comic code to the dramatic one, this short film can give us a hope for the future.
Cervantes Rome Award
The Palm Lines
Director: George Chiper
ROMANIA, 2009, 16'
The short shows the emotions behind the ordinary life of a lonely woman.