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BERGAMO 2015 Awards

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Afterlife wins the 33rd edition of Bergamo Film Meeting

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- The film by young Hungarian director Virág Zomborácz has taken home the top prize, while Anywhere Else and Flowers came in in second and third place

Afterlife wins the 33rd edition of Bergamo Film Meeting
Ferenc Pusztai, the producer of Afterlife, with the first prize

Afterlife [+see also:
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by Virág Zomborácz (Hungary) has snagged the Banca Popolare di Bergamo Award, decided on by audiences at the Bergamo Film Meeting. The award is worth €5,000 and seeks to provide financial support to those productions that invest in young writer-directors, as well as demonstrate an appreciation of quality cinema.

Second place went to Anywhere Else [+see also:
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by Ester Amrami (Germany), while Flowers [+see also:
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by Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga (Spain) ended up third in the eyes of the public.

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And thus the 33rd edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting drew to a close, following a nine-day programme and the screening of 141 movies divided into various categories: the feature-film competition; the section devoted to documentaries; the exhibition dedicated to the works of Czech animation director Pavel Koutský; and “Europe: Feminine, Singular”, the second part of an examination of European cinema with a feminine twist, which featured the participation of directors Andrea Arnold (Great Britain), Teresa Villaverde (Portugal), Aida Begić (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Ágnes Kocsis (Hungary). In addition, the event also included a selection of documentaries from European film schools in partnership with the Civica Scuola di Cinema in Milan, a retrospective on crime films, and the premieres of National Gallery [+see also:
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by Frederick Wiseman, The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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 by François Ozon and The Green Prince [+see also:
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by Nadav Schirman, together with a number of other premieres, cult movies, and meetings with their writers and directors.

The 34th edition is scheduled to take place from 5-13 March 2016.

(Translated from Italian)

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