Δευτέρα 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Awards 1st International Health Film Festival

1st International Health Film Festival ‘Ippokratis’ AWARDS

see you in Kos at the 2nd International Health Film Festival September 1st to 6th ,2010

call for film entries is now available on line http://www.healthfilmfestival.gr/index.php?position=center&module=static_pages&CategoryId=137

The Cinema Club of Kos, coordinated the audience awards

1ST AUDIENCE AWARD: ‘THE ENGLISH SURGEON’ directed by Geoffrey Smith
. Mr Smith declared in his acceptance message: ”Thank you Kos! Bloody amazing !”
The protagonist of the film Dr Henry Marsh said about the award:
“It was a great honour to be invited to the 1st Int. Health Film Festival, and an even greater honour to win the Audience Award. The International success of the film is very important in helping both my heroic colleague Igor Kurilets with his many difficulties and also the cause of progress reform in Ukrain as whole. Thank you very much indeed for inviting me to your festival. I am sorry I had to rush away back to London and very much hope the rest of it proved as successful as the start appeared ( at least to me) to be. It was so well organized! - and the cafe discussion the day after the screening was a brilliant idea - Geoffrey tells me that it is a unique innovation. I thoroughly enjoyed myself I have always liked talking!) and the hospitality was perfect. , Kos is a beautiful place. To fall asleep with the gentle sound of the Aegean sea in my ears was wonderful. I hope the festival goes from strength to strengt . Now off on my bicycle to the huge hospital-factory where I work to do an out-patient clinic.”
go to the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZdgwI0rx3Y
or double clck the you tube window to see the 16 9 version

2ND AUDIENCE AWARD was awarded to two films: ex aeqo
“FORGETTING DAD” directed by Rick Minnich
who said during his acceptance speech:” Thank you very much, I am honoured. I have never received an audience award. I had a great week here in Kos and I would like to thank the organizers of the festival namely the artistic director Lucia Rikaki. When I was making this film about my own family, I was wondering whether anybody else would be interested in my family affair. I am really touched by the fact that so many people who have watched this film in various countries, are really moved by it. I hope that this film contributes in some way, to the healing of trauma caused by dysfunctional families. Thank you for a wonderful festival and I wish that every year you will be inviting more filmmakers”.

“YOUNG FREUD IN GAZA” directed by the Swedish directors Pea Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian.
Ms Kardalian said about the award:” Greek audience, thank you very much, I am very honoured. I would like to remind everyone that when you deal with conflict you cannot ignore it. The importance is that we are dealing with people, with human beings.”
THE KOS CINEMA CLUB SPECIAL AWARD was granted to the film: “SUICIDE TOURIST” directed by John Zaritsky from Canada.

The Jury of the Greek Film category consisting of
Dr Dimitis Kassimos and the President of the Cinema Club of Kos Mr Sakis Kountouratzis gave the

FIRST AWARD FOR BEST GREEK FILM was awarded to the film:
“SMALL PLEASURES” directed by Konstantinos Pilavios
who thanked the festival as this is the very first award he received in his career! and wished the best for the next international health film festival.

SECOND AWARD GREEK FILMS to the film: “PLEASE LISTEN TO ME” directed by Marianna Oikonomou who said that she hopes that her film will make people more aware of the issues and problems of children with special needs through education.

The Jury of the Short film category consisting of American film director Joseph Spaid and doctors Dr Nikos Baibas and Dr Dimitris Kassimos awarded the

“99 to 1 OVARIAN CANCER AND ME” directed by American Director Phoebe Brown
who said in her acceptance speech:
”I am very excited and speechless which is rare for me! Here in Kos , I met wonderful people and made many new friends .This award is an omen for me. It gives me strength to continue making my next film. The week I spent in Kos made me definitely healthier!”
SECOND AWARD SHORT LENGTH FILM was awarded to the film:
“BIG FELLOW” directed by Michai Ionescu
from Romania who said: “This is my first film and this is my first prize. Thank you very much!”

SPECIAL MENTION to the short film:
“LOVE, POSITIVELY” directed by Peter Murrini
from Kenya and David Gough from England. The directors said about their award: "IRIN Films is delighted to hear that our film Love, Positively has won the special mention in the short film category at the International Health Film Festival Ippokratis. This short film was produced to try and shed some light on the tens of thousands of children around the world who are infected with HIV at birth. This award shows that we have achieved at least some success in this regard and we would like to thank the organisers of the festival for selecting our film and for introducing it to their audience.
We would especially like to thank all the people in Uganda who helped us to make the film and who generously and bravely shared intimate details of their lives with us. To them, and to all children who have been perinatally infected with HIV, we would like to dedicate this award."
The Jury of the Medium Film Category consistIng of Dr Theofilos Rosenberg, German director Katarina Peters and the Dutch director Hans Bosscher awarded the
“HERE’S JOHNNY” directed by Adam Lavis
who dedicated the award to the protagonist of the film Johhny Hicklenton who wasn’t able to come to the festival due to health matters. Adam Lavis said:” I am speechless! I am very honoured and I am so sorry that Johnny could not be here with me, as we had originally planned. He is not well enough to travel and I dedicate this award to him. I had very difficult problems during the process of making this film. In the 6 years of creating it, there were many times when we had to give up. I truly hope that Johnny’s pain will turn into an optimistic message for other people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. The festival was an amazing experience, I watched wonderful films and truly this award is overwhelming!”
SECOND AWARD MEDIUM LENGTH to the film: “DON’T GET ME WRONG” directed by Adina Pintile who said: “Many thanks for the great news!
You’ve really made us a great day as we’re having quite hard times struggling for our next project! This award in such hard moments it s like a good sign, a real encouragement that we should keep going in spite of anything. I guess this would be something we would also like to have said if we were there and also we would like to say again and again how grateful we are for this film to our amazing characters: Ignat, Abel, Ocsy and Alexander . Only they, their astonishing inner beauty made this "love story" (how we call "Don t Get Me Wrong") possible.”
SPECIAL MENTIONS were awarded to 2 films:
“HEALTH FOR SALE” directed by Michele Mellara and Alesandro Rossi
both from Italy. They said about their award:” We are very glad for this mention and we are so sorry not be there with you all. We want to thank the jury, the festival staff and, of course the audience.
We would like to dedicate this prize to the memory of Bharati and to all the women in the world that keep on fighting to get a better life for themselves and their families.
Thank you again and enjoy your beautiful Greek night.”

“WAR’S FOOLS. MADNESS IN THE TRENCHES” directed by Enrico Verra from Italy.who said Many hanks for the appreciation of me work!

Best feature length films
The Jury of the Feature Length Film category consisting of director Andreas Thomopoulos, Dr Ilias Theodoropoulos and Canadian director b.h. Yael awarded the following films:

USA. Ms Finitzo declared:” On behalf of all my colleagues at Kartemquin Films, let me first say how much Justine and I appreciated the warm hospitality we received from everyone involved with the festival. Your fabulous news today that Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita had won the first prize in the feature film category is an honor for everyone who worked on the film. Your festival has brought much needed attention to health issues we all face worldwide and the work the festival has done to bring these issues to a wide audience is so very important. We were thrilled to have been included in your efforts .Thank you very much and I know all of us at Kartemquin look forward to returning in the future.”

“UNDER OUR SKIN” directed by Andy Abrahms Wilson from USA
who thanked the festival saying that:” My film creates controversy among audiences and it was not a surprise that we had a very long discussion with doctors that were here in Kos at the screening. Thank you Lucia Rikaki for a great festival, thank you American Embassy of Athens for funding this exsquisite festival.”

SPECIAL MENTIONS were given to 2 films:
. The producer of the film Sir Peter Raymont declared: ”It is a great honour for our film, "Triage", to receive this special recognition at the world's first film festival devoted to international health.As Dr. James Orbinski asked me to say on his behalf at the opening night screening:'Recognizing dignity is at the heart of humanitarianism. Seeing the dignity of the other depends on seeing "the sameness of self in the other". This applies in war and in peace and is central to independent, neutral and impartial humanitarian actions."

”I’LL BE BETTER TOMORROW” directed by Vincent Detours and Dominique Henry.

19 σχόλια:

Νέλλη Σπηλιοπούλου είπε...

Λουκία καλησπέρα
Καταρχήν ήθελα να σου πω ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ που μου έδωσες την ευκαιρία και τη χαρά να παρακολουθήσω ένα Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου τελείως αλλιώτικο από αυτά που γνωρίζουμε μέχρι σήμερα!
Σου στέλνω χιλιάδες συγχαρητήρια για όλη την διοργάνωση που ήταν εκπληκτική. Είναι από τις σπάνιες φορές που δεν ακούστηκε ούτε μια κουβεντούλα αρνητική ή παράπονο. Συγχαρητήρια μέσα από την ψυχή μου για το μεγάλο έργο που ανέλαβες και το έβγαλες εις πέρας πάρα πάνω από τα αναμενόμενα.
Πραγματικά όλες αυτές τις υπέροχες μέρες στην Κω θεωρώ ότι επετέλεσες έργο ηρωϊκό. Και πάλι ένα μεγάλο Μπράβο!
Με φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς
Νέλλη Σπηλιοπούλου

polly hatzimarkou είπε...


Ράνια Κοσσιώρη είπε...

Αγαπητέ φίλε Δήμαρχε της Κω,
Θα ήθελα να σας συγχαρώ τόσο προσωπικά όσο και εκ μέρους της Βρετανικής Πρεσβείας στην Ελλάδα για την εξαιρετική διοργάνωση του 1ου Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου με θέμα την Υγεία "Ιπποκράτης". Η οργανωτική αρτιότητα, το υψηλό επίπεδο των προσκεκλημένων σας αλλά και η ποιότητα των συμμετοχών στο Φεστιβάλ αυτό δικαιώνουν τόσο την δουλειά και αφοσίωση του στελεχιακού δυναμικού του Πνευματικού Κέντρου του Δήμου σας, όσο και το όραμά σας για ανάδειξη της Κω ως άριστου προορισμού για την διεξαγωγή παρόμοιων πολιτιστικών εκδηλώσεων διεθνούς εμβέλειας. Η συνεργασία σας με την καλλιτεχνική ομάδα της κας. Λουκίας Ρικάκη υπήρξε εμπευσμένη και ελπίζω να συνεχιστεί για πολλά χρόνια ακόμη!
Η δε βράβευση 2 Βρετανικών συμμετοχών μας ικανοποιεί ιδιαίτερα και ίσως αποτελεί έναν ακόμη δεσμό στην ήδη καθιερωμένα στενή σχέση μεταξύ του νησιού του Ιπποκράτη και της Μ.Βρετανίας.
Θα ήθελα να σας ευχαριστήσω για την φιλοξενία και ελπίζω να έχουμε σύντομα μια στενότερη συνεργασία.
Με πολλούς φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς,
Ράνια Κοσσιώρη
Υποπρόξενος Μ. Βρετανίας

Basilis Kroustallis είπε...

Eyxaristw poly gia tin prosklisi, ti filoxenia kai ti diarki enimerwsi
kai allilepidrasi kata ti diarkeia tou festival. Poly kali empeiria

Kai tou xronou!

Basilis Kroustallis

PS. Ta brabeia tou festival sto Cineman:


Kai olo to festival day by day


dimitris kassimos είπε...

Και του χρόνου με υγεία και καλύτερα.
Η ωρα της αξιολόγησης και της ανάπαυλας.
Καλή συνέχεια. Σας ευχαριστώ για την εκπαιδευτική εμπειρία!

Ευριδικη Κοβανη είπε...

Συγχαρητηρια για την εξαιρετικη δουλεια

Ρενα Βενιανακη είπε...

Σας ευχαριστω για τις τρεις γεμάτες ημέρες που μας χαρισατε

Δανάη Παπαδάτου είπε...

Κυρία Ρυκάκη,
Συγχαρητήρια για ένα εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρον Festival και για την πολύ καλή
οργάνωσή του. Αναρωτιέμαι εάν κάποιες από τις ταινίες θα μπορούσαν να
προβληθούν στο Πανεπιστήμιο και στη συνέχεια να συζητηθούν σε βάθος.
Ορισμένες έχουν ένα περιεχόμενο που είναι εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρον από
εκπαιδευτικής σκοπιάς.
Εάν σας ενδιαφέρει μια εκδήλωση και συνεργασία μεταξύ Festival και
Τμήματος Νοσηλευτικής του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, ευχαρίστως να την
συζητήσουμε και να την προγραμματίσουμε.
Δανάη Παπαδάτου

Vladimir Perovic είπε...

Dear Lucia,

You’re aware you made another excellent thing!
By its idea, this festival is great from the very beginning,
and it will simply grow and grow and get the importance
it deserves. The organization: well, it’s the high standard
of you and of your sympathetical staff.


I’ll try to help, not only by sending my films, but also by
spreading this idea.

I wish you to keep on this way!

Best friendly regards,


gabriel haritos είπε...

CiNE IATRIKI http://alloukiallou.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post_07.html

athina r. είπε...


Manuela Morgaine είπε...

Dear Lucia
I left after the STROKE and it was such a strong experience... we had to pack and to be at 5 o'clock of the morning in the bus for the airport so it was too late to wait for you at the Global Cafe where we passed by before anybody arrived. I was disappointed i couldn't say thank you and goobye to you and all the crew of the film festival. If i was in the jury i would have give the first prize to SUICIDE TOURIST, the second prize to VOICES OF EL SAYED and the third prize to BLIND LOVE.
I have been also very moved by the film of phantom Maria F. so i was very happy for her and hope you find her finally in bed dreaming of the reality that was happening to her. Perhaps she is a clone and the real Maria is in USA? You will let me know.
Please thank everybody for me. It has been hard for me to realize that the body strikes much more the public than the spirit but i will continue my submarine cinema with a lot of faith given by Hippocratis island.
I hope i can see you in Paris and am with you tonight
Manuela M.

Ευγενια Σ. είπε...

σε ευχαριστω που σε αυτους τους καιρους που ολοι καινε τους θεσμους προσπαθεις να αναδασωσεις και να φυτεψεις καινουργια Φεστιβαλ
Ελπιζω και αυτο το μωρο να μεγαλωσει...

ansa agency είπε...

(ANSA) - ATENE, 7 SET - 'Il chirurgo inglese', un
documentario sul neurochirurgo Henry Marsh che da 15 anni offre
i suoi servigi gratis negli ospedali ucraini, ha vinto il primo
premio all'International Health Festival nell'isola greca di Kos
dedicato ai documentari che affrontano dal punto di vista umano
e sociale il tema della salute e della prevenzione.
Dietro al 'Chirurgo inglese, diretto da Geoffrey Smith, hanno
ottenuto il secondo 'Audience Award' ex aequo i film 'Forgetting Dad',
del regista Rick Minnick, su un caso di amnesia, e 'Il giovane
Freud a Gaza', di Pea Holmquist e Suzanne Khardalian, che
racconta la storia di Ayed, unico psicologo di strada, e a
domicilio, a Gaza.
Una 'menzione speciale' hanno ricevuto due opere italiane:
'Salute in vendita' di Michele Melara e Alessandro Rossi, sul
problema dell'accesso alle medicine nei Paesi in via di
sviluppo, e 'Scemi di guerra' di Enrico Verra che racconta la
storia inedita dei soldati che nella prima guerra mondiale
soffrirono nelle trincee la sindrome chiamata 'shellshock' a
causa degli infiniti bombardamenti.
Premio per la migliore opera greca e' andato a 'Piccoli
Piaceri' di Konstantinos Pilavios.
Il Festival e' stato organizzato quest'anno per la prima
volta su iniziativa della cineasta greca Lucia Rikaki con il
sostegno del municipio di Kos, l'isola che dette i natali a
Ippocrate, padre della Medicina.

Agustí Mezquida είπε...

Dear Lucia, thank you for your attentions and congratulations for the festival organisation. I believe sincerely you have put a grate first stone for the Festival. Kos and Greece must be very happy with you. A great job!!

Kind regards,
Agustí Mezquida

Papadouli Eleni είπε...

Me megali mou xara parakolouthisa tin megali prosfora sas s ayto to toso spoudaio festival tainiwn pou provlithikan prosfata sto Nisi tis Kw.Pisteuw pws tou xronou tha exei megaliteri apixisi ston kosmo kai peran twn synorwn tis Kw.
Therma sas eyxaristw gia oti kanate wste na exei toso megali epityxia.
Me filikous xeraitismous
Papadouli Eleni

Janet McGiffin είπε...

What a fabulous festival! I think I saw all the films except for five--and that only because I had to eat! Such amazing films! Congratulations on achieving such an excellent quality and incredibly well-organized festival. Everyone I spoke to said they would come again next year. Yours, Janet McGiffin

Susan Hogue είπε...

I want to thank you, all for such great care of and interest in
artists whose lifework is devoted to the study of all things health and humanitarian.

It was a pleasure to be with such a strong lineup of documentarians. I spoke with many of them and
found once again how much I love to be in the company of these people who won't sit down and shut up.

I give permission for anyone to use Why We Smoke and will gladly entertain requests or in any way help the medical and health community. I hope you will send me any requests and I will
do what I can to facilitate the showing of my film in the hopes that people will give up smoking.
Even if no such drastic measure is taken, perhaps smokers will be forced to consider their actions. It is often the nagging of others in combination with other life circumstances which may force us to be more deliberate in our lives.
i certainly believe that is why I am a documentary filmmaker. And in general: the best art is made by troublemakers!

Janet McGiffin είπε...

Two friends came from Athens to the festival and we have been phoning each other ever since to keep talking about the films. What a wonderful selection! Janet