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Panorama Prize Goes to "Paper Dolls"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 18, 2006 at 4:11AM

Tomer Heymann's "Paper Dolls, a documentary about trans caregivers from the Philippines who care for aging Israelis, won the audience award in the Panorama section at this year's Berlinale, the only Berlin International Film Festival award selected by festival attendees. Talya Lavie's "Hayelet Bodeda" was voted best short film.
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Tomer Heymann's "Paper Dolls, a documentary about trans caregivers from the Philippines who care for aging Israelis, won the audience award in the Panorama section at this year's Berlinale, the only Berlin International Film Festival award selected by festival attendees. Talya Lavie's "Hayelet Bodeda" was voted best short film.

Some 19,000 ballots were cast for this year's prize. Second place in the ballotting was Jose Maria Rodriguez's "The Railroad All-Stars," while Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto" came in third in the voting. [Eugene Hernandez]