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Greek Oscars were given away!

04 May 2010 / 12:05:44  GRReporter
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Films "Arrow" and "Dogtooth" gathered the most awards at the first awards of the newly established Academy of cinema in Greece. This means that the state awards for quality of the Ministry of Culture went into history and for the Greek Oscars voted 168 members of the Academy. "Dogtooth" by George Lantimos took five awards and transgender “Strella” by Panos Koutras Arrow took four. 

Mina Orfanou gathered all the applauses, who is the transgender main character in the movie "Strella," and who firstly thanked the Academy and then her colleagues who helped her understand what cinema is about. "This award is the beginning for all, whose differences have forced them to become invisible," said Mina Orfanou. 

The best actor award was presented to Antonis Kafedzopoulos for his play in the film "Plato’s Academy" by Filipos Tsitos. He dedicated his award to the movement Filmmakers in the fog, who actually are the main initiators for the establishment of the Academy of motion picture-arts. "I expected that the Minister of Culture will be among us tonight, but he is in Abu Dhabi,” revealed his disappointment Kafedzopoulos who spoke with bitterness of the finances, which were scattered in recent years through the pockets of people who have nothing to do cinema. "We do not want money, we want to motivate people, who have money to invest them in cinema, we want to set the grounds for a film education of high level," ended Kafedzopoulos.  

  

Award for special effects and film innovation 

"Poor in the Age of Heroes" - Petros Nousias 

Best Makeup 

“Strella”- Apollonia B. and Mary Stavrikaki 

Best Costumes 

"Strella" - Vassilis Barbarigos 

Best production design 

“Black Meadow" - George Georgiou 

Best original music 

" Deep Soul " - Yannis Angelakas 

Best post-production 

"Dogtooth" - George Mavropsaridis 

Best Photography 

“Black Meadow” - Marcus Waterloo 

Best Supporting Actress 

"Golden dust" - Anna Masha 

Best Supporting Actor 

"Dogtooth" - Christos Pasalis 

Best actress 

"Strella" - Mina Orfanou 

Best actor 

“Plato’s Academy" - Antonis Kafedzopoulos 

Best Screenplay 

"Dogtooth" - George Lantimos and Evtimis Filipou 

Award for directing debut 

“Bang Bang” - Argiris Papadimitropoulos 

Best director 

"Dogtooth" - George Lantimos 

Best Short Film 

"And I for me" - George Grigorakis 

Best Documentary 

"No other way" - Stavros Psilakis 

Best feature film 

"Dogtooth" - George Lantimos, George Tsourgianis and Iraklis Mavroidis

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