SILVER TURON FOR NEW ZEALAND FILM-MAKER
11/07/2012

NZ based film-maker Golem has picked up silver at the IFF Etnofilm. Ilya Ruppeldt's 52-minute 'The Wedding’ attracted a high rating not only for its interesting subject — trials and successes of a Gypsy community, - but also for a high level of professional craftsmanship.

Online PR News – 07-November-2012 – Auckland, New Zealand – Auckland-based film-maker Golem Productions has picked up silver at the Etnofilm International Film Festival in Slovakia and attracted the attention of several international television broadcasters. Etnofilm, devoted to ethnic topics, is one of the world's longest-running film festivals and this year received over a 100 entries.
Golem director Ilya Ruppeldt's 52-minute 'The Wedding — Close Encounters of the Gypsy Kind' attracted a high rating not only for its interesting subject — the trials, tribulations and successes of a small Gypsy community who found refuge in West Auckland 13 years ago — but also for a high level of professional craftsmanship, said the panel of international judges.
Golem's television commercials, training and safety films and webcasts are its stock-in-trade but documentaries like 'Lords of the Wine' and the Tame Iti short film 'Meet the Prick' have demonstrated an enterprising choice of subject matter.
The Slovakian Silver Turon award has clinched an airtime deal for Golem with Slovak TV, says Ruppeldt, with negotiations under way with German, Austrian, Czech, Polish and Hungarian companies.