Takva wins EurAsia Grand Prix, Autumn Ball takes 6 awards

Article published on Dec. 9, 2007
Article published on Dec. 9, 2007
11th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has announced the award winners of the festival’s main programme. Winner of the Grand Prix of official competition EurAsia is TAKVA – A MAN’S FEAR OF GOD by Özer Kiziltan (Turkey). Estonian film AUTUMN BALL by Veiko Õunpuu took home a total of six awards, including the main prize of domestic Scottish Leader Estonian Feature Film Competition.
All awards were handed at the festival’s closing ceremony in Vene Teater, Tallinn.

The EurAsia jury awarded ALEKSANDER SOKUROV with a Jury Prize for Best Director for Alexandra (Russia). Jury Prizes for thesps went to Czech Republic and Estonia: Jury Prize for Best Actor was handed to ZDENĔK SVĔRÁK for Empties (Dir. Jan Sverak, Czech Republic) and Jury Prize for Best Actress was given to MAARJA JAKOBSON for Autumn Ball (Dir. Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia). The only Estonian film in EurAsia Competition, AUTUMN BALL, was also awarded with a Special Jury Prize. The jury gave special mentions to two films, CROSSING THE DUST by Shawkat Amin Korki (Irak) and FROZEN by Shivajee Chandrabhushan (India).

The international EurAsia jury was formed by Chung Sung-woo (South Korea), François da Silva (France), Jaak Kilmi (Estonia), Ilkka Matila (Finland) and Juliette Sichel (Czech Republic). EurAsia Grand Prix for the best film included 10 000 euros sponsored by the city of Tallinn.

Scottish Leader Estonian Feature Film Competition jury awarded AUTUMN BALL by Veiko Õunpuu as Best Film. Õunpuu is now awarded for the second year in a row, as his previous film Empty won the main prize last year. The jury gave a special mention to THE CLASS by Ilmar Raag.

Scottish Leader Estonian Feature Film Competition jury was formed by Christian Braschi (France), Arko Okk (Estonia) and Sergei Zemljanuhin

(Russia). Scottish Leader Estonian Film Award for the best film is 50 000

Estonian kroons.

International Federation of Film Clubs (FICC) gives the Don Quijote award to AUTUMN BALL by Veiko Õunpuu. The jury of Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) awards THE MOURNING FOREST by Naomi Kawase (Japan) as Best Asian Film in BNFF Programme. Estonian Film-Critics Association’s Critic’s Award goest to AUTUMN BALL by Veiko Õunpuu. Postimees, the largest daily newspaper in Estonia, awards AUTUMN BALL by Veiko Õunpuu with a jury prize. Estonian Society of Cinematographers’ Award for the Best Director of Photography of the International competition Eurasia goes to CHANKIT CHAMNIVIKAIPONG for Ploy (Dir. Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Thailand) and the Award for the Best Director of Photography of the Scottish Leader Estonian Feature Film Competition goes to SULEV KEEDUS for Jonathan From Australia (Dir Sulev Keedus, Estonia). The BNFF Audience Award, 2 000 euros supported by the City of Tallinn, is handed to the audience

favourite 2 DAYS IN PARIS (Dir. Julie Delpy, France).

A Lifetime Achievement Award to an accomplished film-maker is now handed for the 4th time at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. This year BNFF Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Estonian animation director HEINO PARS (b. 1925), a master of Estonian puppet and object animation.

11th TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Official Competition EurAsia Jury Awards

GRAND PRIX FOR BEST EURASIAN FILM

TAKVA – A MAN’S FEAR OF GOD / TAKVA (Director Özer Kiziltan, Turkey /

Germany)

JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR

ALEKSANDER SOKUROV (Alexandra / Aleksandra, Russia)

JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST ACTOR

ZDENĔK SVĔRÁK (Empties / Vratnè lahve, Czech Republic / Great Britain)

JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST ACTRESS

MAARJA JAKOBSON (Autumn Ball / Sügisball, Estonia)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

AUTUMN BALL / SÜGISBALL (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia)

SPECIAL MENTION

CROSSING THE DUST / PARINAWA LA GHOBAR (Director Shawkat Amin Korki, Iraqi Kurdistan)

SPECIAL MENTION

FROZEN (Director Shivajee Chandrabhushan, India)

Scottish Leader Estonian Feature Film Competition Jury Awards

BEST FILM

AUTUMN BALL / SÜGISBALL (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia)

SPECIAL MENTION

THE CLASS / KLASS (Director Ilmar Raag, Estonia)

FICC Jury Awards

FICC JURY AWARD – DON QUIJOTE AWARD

AUTUMN BALL / SÜGISBALL (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia)

NETPAC JURY AWARD

THE MOURNING FOREST / MOGARI NO MORI (Director Naomi Kawase, Japan)

ESTONIAN FILM CRITICS’ AWARD

AUTUMN BALL / SÜGISBALL (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia)

PRIZE OF THE POSTIMEES JURY

AUTUMN BALL / SÜGISBALL (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia)

AUDIENCE AWARD

2 DAYS IN PARIS (Director Julie Delpy, France / Germany)

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HEINO PARS (Director, Estonia)

ESTONIAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD

for the Best Director of Photography of the International competition

Eurasia

CHANKIT CHAMNIVIKAIPONG (Director of Photography - PLOY, Thailand)

ESTONIAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD

for the Best Director of Photography of the Scottish Leader Estonian

Feature Film Competition

SULEV KEEDUS (Cinematographer - JONATHAN FROM AUSTRALIA, Estonia)