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VENICE 2018 International Film Critics’ Week / Awards

Still Recording scoops two awards in Venice's International Film Critics’ Week


- VENICE 2018: Blonde Animals by Alexia Walther and Maxime Matray also wins a prize

Still Recording scoops two awards in Venice's International Film Critics’ Week
Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub with their two awards for Still Recording (© Settimana Internazionale della Critica)

The International Film Critics' Week – an independent and parallel section organised by the Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani (SNCCI) – awarded prizes at its 33rd edition at the 75th Venice Film Festival (29 August – 8 September)

General Delegate Giona A. Nazzaro commented on this year’s edition: “A selection that carries future desire, the pleasure of diversity and the search for new perspectives in its DNA. A selection that, at a time when politics is closing its doors, strives to open all the windows, in true Rossellini style, inviting us to ponder the contradictions of our times and strive towards cinema that chooses not to appease.”

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The awards:

Sun Film Group Audience Award
Still Recording [+see also:
film review
film profile
- Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub (Syria/Lebanon/Qatar/France/Germany)

Verona Cinema Circle Award
Blonde Animals [+see also:
film review
interview: Maxime Matray, Alexia Walther
film profile
- Maxime Matray, Alexia Walther (France/Switzerland)

Mario Serandrei Award – Hotel Saturnia & International for Best Technical Contribution
Still Recording - Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub

A jury composed of members of the Woche der Kritik (Berlin Critics’ week), chaired by Michael Hack, awarded prizes to short films in competition at the 3rd edition of SIC@SIC (Short Italian Cinema @ Settimana Internazionale della Critica).

Best Short Film Award
Malo tempo - Tommaso Perfetti (Italy)

Best Director Award
Gagarin, mi mancherai - Domenico De Orsi (Italy)

Award for Best Technical Contribution
Quelle brutte cose - Loris Giuseppe Nese (Italy)

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(Translated from Italian)

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