Sunday, March 14, 2010

Schweizer shares top prize

The CHF10,000 top prize at FIFDH was shared by Burma VJ – Reporting from a closed country by Anders Høgsbro Østergaard (also a favourite with the young festival goers) and Dirty Paradise by Daniel Schweizer. The jury said it wanted to denounce the ecological crime that is striking hard against a peaceful and poor people living in harmony with nature.

Other award winners were Children of War by Bryan Single, Nino’s Place by Aude Léa Rapin et Adrien Selbert.

In its closing news release, FIFDH said it recorded 18,000 entries, with 80 speakers on 14 themes and 22 films in competition.