Sunday, November 28, 2004

First RISE award goes to Spanish writing team

The first edition of RISE, the international screenwriter's festival, came to a close on November 21 in Strasbourg. As well as screenings, premieres, a script market and debates, members of screenwriting organisations chaired by Luc Jabon voted for this year's best European screenplay. The Grand Prix du Scénario went to Spaniards Alicia Luna and director Iciar Bollain for the highly-rated "Te doy mis ojos/Ne Dis rien/Take my Eyes".

RISE also paid special tribute to Tonino Guerra, the Italian screenwriter behind some 90 movies for some of Europe's most distinguished directors including Fellini (Amarcord), Taviani, Antonioni and Angelopoulos. Guerra was also awarded the keys of the city of Strasbourg.

Plans are already being prepared for next year's edition. For more details about Rise, see our previous post.

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