Silver Crane Awards 2017 Lithuania

It’s been some good weeks for Lithuanian director Audrius Stonys. He won an award at DocsBarcelona and one at Krakow Film Festival and last night he received for the fourth time the national award for the best documentary 2017, “Woman and the Glacier”. The award is a trophy statuette of Silver Crane created by the sculptor Audrius Liaudanskas, given out for the 10th time.

Viewers of “Woman and the Glacier” will agree that the award for best cinematography went deservedly to Audrius Kezemys for his work on “Woman and the Glacier”. Superb is the only word that fits.

And no surprise that the award for best co-production went to Giedre Zickyte for her work with Chilean Maite Alberdi “I am Not from Here”.

Same Zickyte was not present at the ceremony as she was pitching a project at the Sheffield Doc/Fest together with director Marija Stonyte, who won the award for Best Student film, “Mountains Mountains”. Yes, Marija is the daughter of Audrius…

Photo of the two x Audrius, Stonys and Kezemys.

More winners for fiction and animation… check the website of Lithuanian Film Centre, an English list must be on its way:

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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