12 November 2012
The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:
Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President, Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland,
Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark ; Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal ; Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece
have awarded Antonio Méndez Esparza the Best Director Award for its first Feature Aquí y Allá !
Our film also received a Special Mention in the AFI festival in Los Angeles for “its honest depiction of lives that are otherwise often invisible in our society.”
SILVER BEAR FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION
Elena Okopnaya for costume and production design in Dovlatov by Alexey German Jr.