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EDN names in the news: Moser, Cobos, Rijninks and Heyman


EDN names in the news is an update on recent awards and recognitions presented to EDN members. This edition comes with news about Friedrich Moser in Austria; Carmen Cobos and Kees Ryninks in The Netherlands and The Heyman Brothers in Israel.

The Brussels Business

Brussels Business team refuse award money
In mid May Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert won the best TV press documentary award 2013 in Belgium for their documentary The Brussels Business, which was part of the very first EDN Online Pitching Session in 2010. Moser and Lietaert were of course proud about winning the award, but refused to accept the money with it, as it was donated by the Belfius Bank. Lietaert stated: we do not want the money from a bank that was a cause of the crisis and that changed very little afterwards. So we decided to give the money to Finance Watch, monitoring the financial lobbying activity. Because five years after the crisis in 2008 too little has changed, due to heavy banking lobby. Here is a link to the acceptance speech on YouTube. 

IDFA opens with Honigmann film produced by Cobos Films
Heddy Honigmann’s Around the World in 50 Concerts will open the 2014 IDFA on November 19. The film is produced by Carmen Cobos & EDN Executive Committee Member Kees Ryninks for Cobos Films BV in co-production with the Dutch broadcaster AVRO.

Honigmann’s documentary follows her on tour with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as they played 50 concerts spread across six continents to mark the orchestra’s 125th anniversary.

Honigmann received a Living Legend award at the opening of IDFA 2013. She was asked to compile this year’s Top 10 selection and the festival will also honour her with a retrospective of her work. The 27th IDFA runs in Amsterdam from Nov 19-30. Read more about IDFA in our online festival database.

Heyman wins Silver Horn Award at Krakow Film Festival
Heyman Brothers Films won a Silver Horn Award at the newly completed Krakow Film Festival for their film Do you believe in Love? directed by Dan Wasserman & Barak Heymann. Upon presenting the award the jury stated they had chosen the film because of “a reflection on interpersonal relationships, tolerance, the passing of time, and the clash between tradition and modernity. But most of all for a multidimensional portrayal of a wise woman.” 

In the film main character Tova has a remarkable success as a matchmaker. People flock to her apartment where her husband, housekeeper, and daughter weigh in as she divines matches. Tova, who is paralyzed because of muscular dystrophy, specializes in finding matches for people with disabilities. Funny and heart-warming this documentary follows Tova over the course of a year and introduces the viewer to her family, inviting us to join in on her pain, humour, love and an enormous lust for life.

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