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iW NEWS | Thessaloniki Fest Announces Winners

iW NEWS | Thessaloniki Fest Announces Winners

The awards for the 48th Annual Thessaloniki International Film Festival were announced over the weekend, with Shangjun Cai‘s “The Red Awn taking the Golden Alexander for best feature film. Spiro Stathoulopoulos‘ “PVC-1” took the Silver Alexander (or Special Jury Prize), while Estonia’s Veiko Ounpuu won best director for “Autumn Ball.” Awards were given in a wide variety of categories, including best screenplay, to Thanos Anastopoulos and Vassilis Raissis for “Correction,” and acting, which awarded actress Anna Lalasidou for “Elli Makra – 42277 Wuppertal” and actor Alberto Sornoza for “PVC-1.” The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) also announced their awards for the festival, which was led by “PVC-1” for best film in the “International Competition” section. [Peter Knegt]

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