In The Palace – Day 6

Nominations are announced at a press conference in the morning for finalists in all categories. Ochre and Ink is one of 3 nominations in the documentary category, and that adds a slight tension to the day as we wait for the awards presentation at 8pm.

It’s a rather low key ceremony with a couple of Bulgarian actors making small talk and telling locally specific jokes on stage.
Members of the 6 person international jury present the awards, but there is a bit of language confusion over exactly what award is what.

Our friends Jons & Angi from Berlin are presented with a Special Jury Prize in the fiction category for their ‘Short for Vernesa B.’ but we all think they are receiving the Best Fiction award.

Ochre and Ink doesn’t win the documentary award, which is presented to ‘Machine Man’, a poetic but unoriginal vision of manual labour in India. It’s a surprising choice, because we’ve seen it all before in numerous other films.

In The Palace nominations & awards

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James and Asier Urbieta arm wrestle over the best documentary award at In The Palace.

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