On Saturday the 4th of September, the ‘Golden Pegasus’ awards ceremony took place at the Cultural Centre ‘Anastasia Kefala’ in Ancient Corinth.
The night started at 08:00 pm with a special musical program inspired by international film scores and performed by the Corinthian Cellos: Eugene Bensis, Chris Panagopoulos and Loucas Malamadakis.
The special guests and distinguished film, theatre and TV famous actors, Katerina Helmi and Harry Romas, the directors and artists that participated and the cinephile population of Ancient Corinth attended the Festival.
The International Film Festival Bridges took advantage of the outdoor screenings in Ancient Corinth and hosted two more Festivals of the non-profit Cultural Company Cine@Art that due to the pandemic couldn’t happen at the preprogrammed closed spaces: the 2nd DELΦΙ Film Festival – with the Apollon Awards and the 15th Festival Cine@Art with short experimental films 1’-5’ in length.
The Art Director of the Bridges Festival, Petra Terzi, thanked everyone that supported the 12th arranging of the Corinth International Film Festival – Bridges in Ancient Corinth:
1. The District of Peloponnese and the Governor Mr. Panagiotis Nikas
2. The President of the community of Ancient Corinth Mr. Konstanitnos Papaioannou
3. The Cultural Association of Ancient Corinth “Apollon”
4. The Municipality of Corinth and KEPAP
5. Mr. Nikos Gdisis, Pegasus Rooms
6. The Community Organization SEAK in Ancient Corinth “Triris”
7. Motor Oil
8. The Greek Film Centre
9. The communication sponsors,ERT3, Eidisoules, Mr, Niko Stasinopoulo, MyRadio and Mr. Leonida Lesaki, ATNews and Mr. Simos Sofos, E-Korinthos, Thymios Tsarmpos, perahora.gr and all local media that transmitted the event that took place for the first time in Ancient Corinth.
The organizers of the Festival are hoping to keep holding the Festival every year around the same period of time at the warm and welcoming space of the Cultural Centre ‘Anastasia Kefala’ in Ancient Corinth.
The independent jury in Ancient Corinth included: Konstantina Soukouli, Eleni Soukouli, Konstantina Papaioanou, Foteini Marini, Georgia Tsimpouri,Euagelia Kakouri,Sofia Bourtzidou,Katerina Roumelioti,Katerina Nezi, Euagelia Leonardou, Tampouris Vaggelis and Sarantos Roumeliotis.
The Jury of the feature films included:
Bejay Browne – director, journalist from Cyprus; George F. Roberson – producer, screenwriter from the United States (Queer Lion Jose); and Vivek Sighania – producer,director from India.
At the end of the awards given to Katerina Helmi and Harry Roma, the audience watched the feature film Massimi by Claudio Rossi, that won the Award ‘Apollon’ and was part of the DELΦΙ Film Festival.
The following Awards were nominated:
-Audience Short Film Award
SH WCD /With New Eyes – George Leontakianakos,Greece, 2020, 20’
-Audience Feature Film Award
DOCF WF The Unlost Homeland – Eftychia Fragou,Greece, 2020, 132’ Α) Α) 12th International Film Festival Bridges Golden Pegasus Awards
-Tribute to 1821
GP Dimitris, Nikos …and the Uncertainty Principle Costas Aenian, Greece, 2020, 87’
-AWARD WE CAN DO – Diversity and Inclusion
ANI WCD Freebird – Michael Joseph McDonald, Joe Bluhm,Canada, 2021, 5’
-BEST SHORT ANIMATION
ANI WCD The Ideal Other – Dimitrios Patrikios, Greece, 2021, 8’
-ΒΕST STUDENT SHORT FILM
SH Leonidas and the Fish – Alexander Machlouzarides-Shalit, Cyprus, 2020, 13’
-BEST SHORT MOBILE FILM
SH MF The Balcony – Sergei Tymchenko, Ukraine, 2021, 10’
-ΒEST MUSIC IN A SHORT FILM
SH Les Notes -Georgios Dimitropoulos, UK, 2021, 18′
-ΒEST MUSIC DANCE SHORT FILM
EXP MD WF Liminality – Jennifer Akalina Petuch, Annali Rose, USA, 2020, 8’
-BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM
DOCS WCD WF Diaplous, Tales of Hope – Ifigeneia Kotsoni, Greece, 2019, 19’
-BEST WOMEN FILM
DOCF WF The Unlost Homeland -Eftychia Fragou,Greece, 2020, 132’
-BEST SHORT FILM
SH No Oxygen – Nikos Kourou,Greece, 2021, 32’
GP She Q – Tomoaki Yanai, Japan, 2021, 83′
Β) CINE@ART FESTIVAL
-CINE@ART Honorary Mention
CTF EXP WF ELAWIATR – The New Renaissance Venus – ELAWIATR, Italy, 2019, 4’4”
C) DELΦΙ FILM FESTIVAL
-ΒΕST ORIGINAL SCORE
DFF DOCF Ama’ara – the Song of the Whales – Sebastian Jobst, Germany,2020,95’
DFF Il diritto alla felicità – Claudio Rossi Massimi, Italy, 2021, 81′
-Corinthian Cellos: https://youtu.be/15xlNKx411I