23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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22nd Athens International Film Festival: The Awards

Golden Athena to «Hedi», Special Mention and Audience Award to «The Red Turtle».

The International Competition section jury members for the 22nd Athens International Film Festival were:

Nicola Gallani (Chair) Producer, BFI, British Council curator
Julia Teichmann, film critic
Ersi Danou, founding member of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, film critic, director, producer
Sylvia Perel, founder and artistic director of the Festival De Cine De Todos Santos of La Paz, curator and lecturer of Latin American cinema, producer
Bernard Nave, Jeune Cinema critic and former professor of introduction to cinema

Golden Athena award for Best Film
Inhebek Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia

City of Athens Best Director award: 
Operation Avalanche by Matt Johnson

Best Screenplay:
Under the Shadow by Babak Anvari

Jury Special Mention:
La Tortue Rouge by Michael Dudok de Wit

Audience award: 
La Tortue Rouge by Michael Dudok de Wit

Golden Athena / Music & Film Competition Section Award

The jury members were:
Lena Platonos (Chair), composer
Heiko Lange, German director and producer
Stella, musician
Yorgos Mouchtaridis, broadcaster and head of programming for Pepper 96,6 radio station
Taso Marougka, broadcaster

Golden Athena Music & Film: 
Eat that Question: Frank Zappa in his Own Words by Thorsten Schütte

Greek Short Film Competition Section

The jury members were: 
Christos Karakepelis (Chair), director
Lefteris Adamidis, film critic and distributor
Margarita Manda, director
Claudio Bolivar, cinematographer
Vicky Papadopoulou, actress

Best Film – First prize (accompanied by a 1,500-euro cash prize)
LIMBO by Konstantina Kotzamani

Best Film – Second prize: 
FOX by Jacqueline Lentzou

Best Director: 
Konstantina Kotzamani for LIMBO

Best Screenplay: 
Alexandros Skouras for CUBE

Best Cinematography: 
Yorgos Karvelas for LIMBO

Best Actor: 
Nikos Zeginoglou for FOX

Best Actress: 
Elena Topalidou HELGA AR I LUND

Jury Special Award: 
AURELIA by Christos Bourantas & Kreon Krionas