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Cinelab Award

Donald Cried by Kris Avedisian

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DONALD CRIED by Kris Avedisian wins the Cinelab Award at the Festival del film Locarno on Festival Scope. The award, offered by Cinelab Romania, has been given by the audience of the first Festival del film Locarno online event in partnership with Festival Scope.

The initiative between Festival del film Locarno and Festival Scope has presented a selection of 9 films from the Concorso Cineasti del presente section. Each film screened following its premiere at the Festival until August 21, with a limit of 400 tickets per film, made available worldwide and for free.

As a result of the viewers’ votes, DONALD CRIED has become the winner of the first Cinelab Award, exclusively given for the Festival del film Locarno on Festival Scope. It provides technical services for the value of 22,000€ and it’s offered by Cinelab Romania.

DONALD CRIED world premiered at SXSW earlier this year and had its International premiere in Locarno. It is the follow-up to Kris Avedisian’s multi-awarded short of the same name. Starring the director himself, Jesse Wakeman, Kyle Espeleta and Louisa Krause, the film was produced by Electric Chinoland.

Kris Avedisian’s indie comedy was the first film to premiere online on the event, among a line-up featuring AKHDAR YABES (Withered Green) by Mohammed Hammad, GORGE CŒUR VENTRE by Maud Alpi, IL NIDO by Klaudia Reynicke, L’INDOMPTÉE by Caroline Deruas, MAÑANA A ESTA HORA by Lina Rodríguez, PESCATORI DI CORPI by Michele Pennetta, VIEJO CALAVERA by Kiro Russo and EL FUTURO PERFECTO by Nele Wohlatz (Best First Feature at the Festival del film Locarno).

With the aim of expanding the festival experience beyond the traditional cinemas, Festival Scope (www.festivalscope.com) is the online platform that brings exclusive events to film lovers worldwide. It partners with the most prestigious film festivals (like Venice, Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films, Cannes’ La Semaine de la Critique…) to present to the audience hand-picked selections of films. Created in 2010, its sister platform Festival Scope Pro is the go-to service for the industry exclusively reserved for film professionals.

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