Meyrou's 'Beyond Hatred,' Keshavarz's 'Day' also among winners
Kinderfilmfest movie “The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros,” which sets the purity of first love against corruption and poverty in Manila, walked away with the Teddy Award at the Queer Film Awards on Friday evening. Filipino pic was helmed by Auraeus Solito.
Teddy for a docu went to Forum pic “Beyond Hatred,” helmed by Olivier Meyrou. Best short was Maryam Keshavarz’s “The Day I Died.”
Teddy jury prize went to Patrick Carpentier’s “Combat.” All Teddy awards come with €3,000 check. Gay and lesbian magazine, Siegessauule, gave its award to Tomer Heymann’s “Paper Dolls.”
Crystal Bear for feature in 14plus, Kinderfilmfest’s program for youth films, went to Swedish pic “Four Weeks in June,” helmed by Henry Meyer.
Special mention was given to Canada-Japan pic “Kamataki,” helmed by Claude Gagnon.
The Wolfgang Staudte Award for a first or second film in the Forum section, which comes with €10,000, went to Austrian-Italian pic “Babooska,” helmed by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel.
The Caligari Award and €4,000 went to Ben Hopkin’s “37 Uses for a Dead Sheep.” The U.K.-Turkey pic screened in Forum.
The FIPRESCI International Critics Prizes went to two German pics, Hans-Christian Schmid’s Competition entry “Requiem” and Detlev Buck’s “Tough Enough” in Panorama, while So Yong Kim’s U.S.-Canada film “In Between Days” took the prize for the Forum section.