HONORARY AWARD OF TIBERIOPOLIAN FILM ALLIANCE FOR HIGH ACHIEVEMENTS IN FILM ARTS
Slovenian actor and writer Boris Cavazza was born in 1939 in Milan. He studied at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana where he still lives. He has played many characters in film, television and theatre, and he taught acting and camera acting. He was appointed a UNICEF Ambassador. A biographical novel entitled “Cavazza” was written about him by Vesna Milek. He has also written the scripts for the following films: A Cormorant, Thirteen, The Felix Langus Example or How to Gain Freedom.
Boris Kavazza has won many awards including The Slovenian National Lifetime Achievement Award, Vesna Award at the Slovenian Film Festival Portoroz., Preshern Award, several Borstnik awards, The MESS Golden Laurel Wreath, The Sterija Award and many more in all the film and theatre festivals in former Yugoslavia. He has starred in many long feature films, short films, as well as TV films and series. He has worked with many established directors such as Matijas Klopcich, Lordan Zafranovich, Bostjan Hladnik, France Stiglic, Karpo Godina, Matrin Turk, Miha Knific and others.
His most significant roles include those in Passion According to Matthew, White grass, Piran Pirano, Maternal Half-brothers, Herzog, Red Boogie, A Cormorant, Villa Orhidea, Triangle, Chamchtka, Feed Me With Your Words, Cloud Catcher and many more.
ASTER AWARD FOR HIGH ACHIEVEMENTS IN WORLD FILM
Writer-director-producer Veit Helmer was born in 1968 and he shot his first film at the age of 14.
He studied film directing at HFF Munich. He co-wrote the feature film "A Trick of Light" directed by Wim Wenders, premiered in Venice 1997. His first feature film "Tuvalu" (1999), starring Denis Lavant had been invited to 62 festivals, including San Sebastian, London, Chicago, Berlin and Karlovy Vary. The film was released by Buena Vista International. His second feature film “Gate to Heaven" (2003), starring Miki Manojlovic and Udo Kier was released by Prokino/20th Century Fox. His third feature film “Absurdistan” (2008) premiered in Sundance and has received awards at numerous festivals. His last feature film “Baikonur” (2011) premiered in Pusan and has been sold to more then 20 territories. Besides fiction films, Veit Helmer directed three documentary films. “Behind the Couch” was awarded several times and aired by BBC and 20 broadcasters from all continents (world sales Filmstransit). He became member of the European Film Academy in August 2002. He participated at several MEDIA supported training programmes (EAVE, Equinoxe, Moonstone, Sources, Strategics, Film Business School, MFI). He holds lectures at film schools in Prague, Beirut, Tbilisi, Djakarta and Almaty. He lives in Berlin. Veit Helmer is one of the most awarded contemporary European directors.