Kim Longinotto’s India-based documentary wins Audience award at Berlinale
British filmmaker Kim Longinotto’s India-based documentary ‘Salma‘ has bagged the second place in Panorama Audience awards at Berlinale.
Salma chronicles the life of a woman from south India who was locked by her parents on reaching puberty and decided to fight her way back to the outside world twenty-five years later. Now she is a well-known poet.
The Panorama Audience Award has been given since 1999. During the Berlinale, movie-goers were asked to rate the films shown in the Panorama section and over 28,000 votes were cast and counted altogether. This year the Panorama presented 52 productions from 33 countries, of which 20 were documentaries.
The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival came to a close on February 16 with the presentation of the awards.
Winners of the Panorama Audience Award – fiction film 2013:
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Directed by Felix van Groeningen
Reaching for the Moon
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Winners of the Panorama Audience Award – documentary 2013:
The Act of Killing
Denmark/Norway/Great Britain 2012
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Great Britain 2013
Directed by Kim Longinotto
A World Not Ours
Lebanon/Great Britain/Denmark 2012
Directed by Mahdi Fleifel
Read more on Berlinale winners: http://www.filmofilia.com/berlinale-2013-winners-137928/