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Beverly Hills Film Festival Awards Golden Palm to “Assyriska”

Beverly Hills Film Festival Awards Golden Palm to "Assyriska"

The sixth annual Beverly Hills International Film Festival awarded its Golden Palm Award to “Assyriska: A National Team Without a Nation” by Nuri Kino and Erik Sandberg over the weekend. The award was voted on by BHFF’s jury and festival attendees. The third episode in a five-part documentary chronicles an Assyrian soccer team from a small Swedish town as it achieves international stardom while also pushing Swedish and Turkish governments to recognize the “forgotten” Assyrian genocide of WWI. Best foreign film went to “Verso La Luna Con Fellini” (Towards the Moon with Fellini), directed by Eugenio Cappuccio. The comical documentary features the late Italian director Federico Fellini shooting his last film, “La Voce della Luna.” Harold Cronk took the prize for best director for his work in “War Prayer,” an atmospheric short film inspired by a Mark Twain story. For more information and a full list of prize winners, visit BHFF’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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