EDN names in the news
EDN names in the news is an update on recognitions and achievements by EDN members. This edition comes with news about The Act of Killing winning more awards, Prix Eurimages presented to Ada Solomon and Two Raging Grannies heading for the cinemas.
The Act of Killing wins the European Film Academy Award for Best European Documentary
The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen, Final Cut for Real won the award for Best European Documentary at the newly held European Film Academy Award. In his acceptance speech, Joshua dedicated the prize to his anonymous Indonesian crew, and especially to his anonymous Indonesian co-director.
The award is one of many being presented to The Act of Killing during the last months, including the Gotham Independent Film Awards, and the film is now also included among the 15 feature length documentaries shortlisted for the Oscar Awards.
Here you can read more about EDN Company Members Final Cut for Real.
Prix EURIMAGES - European Co-production Award presented to Ada Solomon
During the European Film Awards this year’s Prix EURIMAGES – European Co-Production Award was presented to Rumanian producer Ada Solomon. Prix EURIMAGES is an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry. Ada Solomon is the producer of the documentaries directed by Alexandru Solomon, including Kapitalism - Our Improved Forumula, Cold Waves and The Great Communist Bank Robbery. The team is currently developing their next production, a docu-science-fiction entitled Tarzan’s Testicles.
Ada Solomon has worked in the film business for the last 20 years. Since setting up her own company HiFilm, Ada Solomon has produced award-winning documentaries, shorts and fiction and her films have received awards in the most prestigious festivals such as Locarno, Sundance and Berlinale. Ada Solomon is also Head of Distribution at Parada Film and Executive Director of the NexT IFF Bucharest. She teaches at the National Film School in Bucharest and, together with Tudor Giurgiu, manages 3 mini-plex cinemas in Romania.
Here you can read more about EDN members HiFilm.
Two Raging Grannies in cinemas
The documentary Two Raging Grannies has received theatrical distribution in Denmark and was screened in 44 cinemas all over the country by the Danish distributor DOXBIO. Two Raging Grannies was pitched at the 2013 edition of the EDN forum Docs in Thessaloniki. It is a funny and touching road movie where two gutsy, old ladies embark on a quest to seek answers to the burning question on everyone’s mind: How do we get out of this economic mess? The film is directed and produced by Håvard Bustnes at Faction Film and produced by Christian Falch. Co-producers are Paolo Pallavidino, Eie Film, Italy and Fridthjof Film, Denmark.
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