Awards of 14th Olympia International Film Festival
for Children And Young People
International Jury Awards
Best Feature Film Award
Tomorrow Will Be Better, Dorota Kędzierzawska, Poland-Japan, 118΄, 2010.
For its exquisite cinematography capturing the innocence of children even in high risk situations. A true hymn to anarchy in a existence without beginning, without end.
Best Short Fiction Film Award
Mokhtar, Halima Ouardiri, Canada-Morocco, 16΄, 2010
For illustrating with a clear film language, the confrontation of intolerance and the change that a child things.
Best Short Animation Film Award
The Farmer and the Robot, Abdollah Alimorad, Iran, 22΄, 2011.
An ingenius marriage of tradition and technology. For its excellent characterization and accessible animation technique.
Βest Director Feature Film
to Marco Chiarini, for his direction to The Thin Match Man, Italy, 81΄, 2009
Α beautiful and original example of magic realism. A true director’s film.
Best Screenplay Feature Film
to Olivier Ringer and Yves Ringer for the screenplay of the feature film On the Sly, Olivier Ringer, Belgium-France, 77΄, 2010
For its original story-telling from the perspective of a child.
Best Young Actor
to Toth Sandor as Lali, in the film Vespa of Diana Groo, Hungary, 85΄, 2010
For delivering a strong performance that illustrated the multi-faceted life of a long , searching for his father.
Best young actress
to Sara Mellezi as Sisi, in the film Run Sister Run of Marja Pyykkö, Finland, 110΄, 2010
For her convincing nd multi-dimentional performance. A teenager escalating her defiance to disguise her vulnerability.
Run Sister Run!, Marja Pyykkö, Finland, fiction, 110΄, 2010
Α film for adolescence which gets deep into the psychology of the youth in western societies.
The Story of Little Paolo, Nicolas Liguori, France- Belgium, animation, 22΄, 2011
For its use of film as an educational tool.
The Thin Match Man, Marco Chiarini, Italy, 81΄, 2009
For its original music score, wishing that from next year there will be a separate prize for the last original music.
Coast Warning, Aleksandra Shadrina, Russia, animation, 7΄45΄΄, 2011
For treating a young love story with ingenuity and clarity.
Mobile, Verena Fels, Germany, animation, 6΄30΄΄, 2010
For its excellent exercise of animation technique and its universal appeal for all audiences, with a delightful humor that offers a story open to multiple interpretations.
Awards of Kids and Docs
Best documentary feature film
Kisses to the Children, Vassilis Loules, Greece, 2011
Best documentary short film
I’m never afraid, Willem Baptist, The Netherlands, 2010
7 or Why I Exist, Hans-Helmut Grotjahn & Antje Starost, Germany, 2010
Dreams in Another Language, Loukia Rikaki, Greece, 2010
Children’s Jury Awards
Best feature film
Tomorrow Will Be Better, Dorota Kędzierzawska, Poland-Japan, 2010
Best Short Fiction Film
Mrs Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room, Mike Le Han, United Kingdom, 2011
Best Short Animation Film
Mobile, Verena Fels, Germany, 2010
Best Documentary Feature film
Kisses to the Children, Vassilis Loules , Greece, 2011
Best Documentary Short Film
I’m never afraid/Δε φοβάμαι ποτέ, Willem Baptist, The Netherlands, 2010
Lost in Africa, Vibeke Muasya, Denmark, fiction, 92΄, 2010
For its successful presentation of a child endeavouring to find his routes.
The Storyteller, Nandita Jain, United Kingdom, animation, 10΄, 2011
For the variety of animation styles and its delicate approach to the important subject of demensia of an aging relative.
Greek Committee of UNICEF Award
Playing with Dolls, Georgy Negashev, Russia, 2010