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NOFI FESTIVAL a couple of British successes ...

Post by Dave Watterson » Sun May 26, 2013 10:27 pm

I hear that on 31st May, NOFI - the festival of the Armenian Film Makers, will recognise a couple of British films:

Driftwood by James Webber is one of best films and wins in 3 nominations

Too Many Ghosts by Ian Woodward gets a diploma for best script.

James Webber had huge success with Commitment and Dancer at BIAFFs. He feels with some regret that he has now stepped too far into the professional world to be an amateur now. His film was crowd-funded with lots of people making donations. It has had great success at all sorts of festivals. It is even in the Coup De Coeur section at Cannes this year.

Ian Woodward teases me every time we are in touch because Too Many Ghosts got 2-stars at BIAFF, but has had enormous success ever since at other festivals.

Congratulations to both film makers. The NOFI Festival looks to be a great event: giant cinema, selections of fine films from around the world and outings to fascinating places. Jan and I could not go this year but it is on our list for the future.

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Re: NOFI FESTIVAL a couple of British successes ...

Post by Fingercuff » Thu May 30, 2013 8:32 pm

Thanks Dave! Not really sure what nominations Driftwood received but hopefully I'll find out soon!

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Post by Dave Watterson » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:57 am

NOFI Festival of Non-Commercial Films 2013

Held at Yerevan 28/05-2/06,2013. (Blue = films we may have had a chance to see in Britain or online.)

Amateur section:
Three Toffees – a documentary by Qnar Babayan (Armenia) 3rd place
Hard Times – a documentary by Rolf Mandolesi (Italy) best ecological film
The Woman – a fiction film by Arshak Zakaryan (Armenia) best patriotic film
Love and Thirst – a fiction film by Alexander Yudin (Ukraine) 2nd place in author’s category
The Last Words of Socrates – a fiction film by Yoo Younguee (South Korea) best historical film
Door – an animation by Martin Ulikhanyan (Armenia) best experimental film
Adjustment – a documentary by Daniel Caracci (France) best reportage
Forgotten by the World – a documentary by Doris Dvorak (Austria) best documentary
Avlos – fiction by Alik Assatrian (Netherlands) best author’s film
Too Many Ghosts – a fiction by Ian Woodward (UK) best script
Four Way Stop – a fiction by Bruce Bennett (USA) best action
Ballet of 147 Leaves – animation by Kostya & Maxim Boyko (Ukraine) best children film

Professional section:
Faces – a documentary by Said Najmi (Jordan) best Asian documentary
They’ll be Eaten – animation by Levon Petrosyan (Armenia) best animation
The Clay Man – a fiction by Aren Vatyan (Armenia) third in professional category
Driftwood – a fiction by James Webber (UK) Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Professional film
Abu Rami – a fiction by Sabah Haider (Lebanon) Best Actress and 2nd in Professional Film
Finale – a fiction by Balasz Simony (Hungary) Best camera. Special prize of Union of Cinematographers of Armenia

Student section:
Il Settimo – a fiction by Luska Khalapyan (France) Grand Prix of NOFI Festival. Best Director
The Sakuromoto Groom Workshop – animation by Aya Tsugehata (Japan) Best Student Film

One Minute Films
Brain Washington – a fiction by Anna Khachatryan (Armenia) best 1-minute film
We used to Touch the Music - a fiction by Mitze Chapovski (Macedonia) 3rd place in 1 minute film
Practical Joke – a fiction by Amalia Sargsyan (Armenia) 2nd place in 1-minute

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