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BERLIN 2019 Awards

Berlin's FIPRESCI Prize goes to Synonyms

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- BERLIN 2019: Stitches received the Europa Cinemas Label, while 37 Seconds and Talking About Trees got the Audience Awards in the Panorama section

Berlin's FIPRESCI Prize goes to Synonyms
Synonyms by Nadav Lapid

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has handed out its trophies ahead of the awards ceremony of the 69th Berlin Film Festival. For the competition, the International Critics' Prize was bestowed upon Synonyms [+see also:
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by Israeli director Nadav Lapid. For the Panorama selection, victory was claimed by Dafne [+see also:
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by Italian director Federico Bondi, and as for the Forum section, the awarded film was Austria’s The Children of the Dead [+see also:
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by Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska.

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This year, the Audience Awards in the Panorama section went to Japanese film 37 Seconds, directed by HIKARI, and Sudanese director Suhaib Gasmelbari’s Talking About Trees [+see also:
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in the documentaries section.

Lastly, the Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film in the Panorama section, the award was given to Stitches [+see also:
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by Serbian filmmaker Miroslav Terzić, while the CICAE Art Cinema Award went to HIKARI’s 37 Seconds and French director Jean-Gabriel Périot’s Our Defeats [+see also:
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.

Find the most relevant prizes of the independent juries here:

FIPRESCI Prize, Competition
Synonyms [+see also:
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– Nadav Lapid (France/Israel/Germany)

FIPRESCI Prize, Panorama
Dafne [+see also:
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– Federico Bondi (Italy)

FIPRESCI Prize, Forum
The Children of the Dead [+see also:
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- Kelly Copper, Pavol Liska (Austria)

Audience Award, Panorama
37 Seconds – HIKARI (Japan)

Audience Award, Panorama Dokumente
Talking About Trees [+see also:
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- Suhaib Gasmelbari (France/Sudan/Germany/Qatar/Chad)

Europa Cinemas Label
Stitches [+see also:
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- Miroslav Terzić (Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

CICAE Art Cinema Award, Panorama
37 Seconds – HIKARI

CICAE Art Cinema Award, Forum
Our Defeats [+see also:
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- Jean-Gabriel Périot (France)

Ecumenical Jury Prize, Competition
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija [+see also:
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- Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/France)

Ecumenical Jury Prize, Panorama
Buoyancy - Rodd Rathjen (Australia)
Special Mention
Midnight Traveler [+see also:
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- Hassan Fazili (US/Qatar/UK/Canada)

Ecumenical Jury Prize, Forum
Earth [+see also:
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interview: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
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- Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria)

Teddy Award - Feature Film
Brief Story from the Green Planet [+see also:
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- Santiago Loza (Argentina/Brazil/Germany/Spain)

Teddy Award - Documentary Film
Lemebel - Joanna Reposi Garibaldi (Chile/Colombia)

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