The five-member jury of the 22nd edition of Golden Rhyton Festival presided over by
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivo Draganov and members: Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, art historian; Simeon Sokerov, animator; Ivan Tonev, DoP; Andrey Paounov, director
Gave awards as follows:
Golden Rhyton for Best Documentary to producer Siana Film 2000 and the crew of of The National Terror House.
For the relevance of the subject matter and adding unknown fragments to this painful period of Bulgaria’s history.
Golden Rhyton for Best Animated Film to Koulev Film Production and to directors Andrey Koulev and Assia Kovanova for
Love with Occasional Showers.
For skilful and fascinating rendering of a surrealistic love story.
Special Jury Award to the authors of Mark & Verse.
For brilliance in dealing with the challenges of the project and creative solutions to each of the works.
Best Documentary Director to Borislav Kolev for his work on Salto Mortale.
Best Art Director Award goes to the crew of the films within the Marks & Verse animation project.
Best Documentary Debut to Valerii Krisenko for his Almost Everything.
Best Animation Debut to Ioana Atanasova for her work on Only Mine.
Plovdiv Municipality Award goes to the crew of Cambridge.
Honourable Mention to Marin Damianov for giving insight into the national mentality in his Botev: In the Shadow of the Monument.
Honourable Mention to Nikolai Vasilev for presenting an important moral case in his The Good Samaritan.
More awards given at Golden Rhyton Festival 2015 as follows:
The Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers’ Award goes to Anna Petkova for Aggression;
The UBF Critics Guild Award goes to Vasil Zhivkov for Essay on the Biography of Citizen X.
The Bulgarian National Film Archive Award goes to the crew of Tales from the Balkans.
Academica 21 Association of the Academic Screen Arts Lecturers Award goes to Smiling with Bulgarian Comedy Films payinghomage to director Ivan Georgiev–Gets, who has made an indelible imprint on Bulgarian film and teaching.