The Jury :
Natasa Vukas-Stanojkovski (HRT, Croatia), Veronika Slamova (CTV, Czech Republic), Coralie Petit (ARTE FRANCE, France), Haagen Guttu (NRK, Norway) , Maria Kiisk (SVT, Sweden)
Natasa Vukas-Stanojkovski (HRT, Croatia)
RUDOLF NUREYEV - DANCE TO FREEDOM – BBC - UNITED KINGDOM
Direction: Richard Curson Smith - Production: Franny Moyle - Editing: Tom Herrington - Producing organisation: IWC Media
Special Mention goes to the film which tells the story of a famous escape from behind the Iron Curtain. Dramatizing the crucial moment in the life of a stubborn Russian dancer by using the most appropriate atmosphere, great images, exclusive interviews and outstanding performances, it won the Jury's respect and attention.
THE WINNER IS:
PAOLO VENTURA – THE VANISHING MAN – NPO - NETHERLANDS
Direction: Erik van Empel - Production: Zuidenwind Filmproduction,Westerdok Film in co-production with NTR - Script: Erik van Empel - Music: Wouter van Bemmel - Sound: Alex Booy - Editing: Erik van Empel, Boris Gerrets - Producing organisation: Zuidenwind Filmprodukties,Westerdok Film - Coproducing organisation: NTR Television –
This film is an unexpected journey into a timeless world. Thanks to the director we were drawn into the life of a unique illusionist and his magical world of images. The script, directing, photography and editing is in complete harmony with the Artist's universe and therefore It is our honour to dedicate the Prix Italia award in the TV Performing Arts category to Erik van Empel and his film Paolo Ventura: The Vanishing Man.