Awards for 2017

Golden Olive Tree

Best Film

WINNER

Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Golden Olive Tree Award goes to the film My Happy Family (Georgia, 2017) by Nana & Simon with the following motivation: "The audience is immersed in the life of a family where three generations, living in the same house, try to overcome their personal daily challenges between tradition and modernity. At the same time, the film is a subtle portrayal of a middle-aged woman and mother striving for self-determination. A mise-en-scene that makes us feel as if we had always been members of this family".

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Special Jury Award

Best Film

WINNER

Compte tes blessures: Morgan Simon (director) (Kazak Productions (production company))

Best Short Film

IN-COMPETITION

Speechless: Robin Polák (director) (Czar Film (production company))

Best Cinematography

WINNER

Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi: Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Best Cinematography Award goes to "My Happy Family" (Georgia, 2017) by Nana & Simon, with the following motivation, "a cinematography at the service of the plot, based on the concept of old paintings, where the details are not only extremely important but also add new dimensions to the characters".

Students Jury Award

WINNER

Compte tes blessures: Morgan Simon (director) (Kazak Productions (production company))

FIPRESCI Prize

Best Film

WINNER

Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
The FIPRESCI Jury has awarded My Happy Family (Georgia, 2017) by Nana & Simon with the following motivation, "for expressing, with a fully-developed and lively style, through a female character with a strong personality and full of contradictions, the complexity of a society in which tradition and modernity, emotional choices and rational decisions, sense of responsibility and the idea of freedom meet and clash with each other".

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