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An international special prize will be delivered to Nikos Megrelis for his doc film "Shooting vs Shooting" by  Cutuli Institution of Sicily,Italy.
The institution was founded in 2008 by four major Universities of Sicily and by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera to honor the memory of Maria Grazia Cutuli,who lost her life in 2001along with three other colleagues in Afghanistan. A group of gunmen,presumed Taliban, ambushed their convoy, dragged them out of the cars ,marched them into the surrounding hills and executed them in cold blood.
The ceremony will take place in Catania on the 24th of November
with the presence of the Italian Minister of Interior.
The award will be handed to Nikos Megrelis by the President of Cutuli Institution and director of Corriere della Sera Ferrucio de Bartoli.



 
 
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"Shooting vs Shooting" is now available on line.

You can watch the breathtaking documentary by clicking 

http://dafilms.com/film/8291-shooting-vs-shooting/

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Nikos Megrelis "Shooting vs Shooting" documentary is going to be screened in the European Parlament on Monday the 5th of December 2011. The initiative belongs to the greek members of EU Parliament Mrs. Chrysoula Paliadeli, Spyros Danellis and Yorgos Hatzimarkakis. The screening is going to take place in Room ASP 5G2 at 18:30. 
 
 
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Nikos Megrelis's International documentary Shooting vs Shooting received another award! This time in China's TV Festival in Sichuan where more than 600 films were participating, Shooting vs Shooting received among the highest of honors with Jury Award, a Golden Panda.
You can find out more here.

 
 
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Nikos Megrelis, creator of :Shooting vs Shooting" film documentary gave an interview on australian SBS documentary site. Shooting Vs Shooting is a documentary about these journalists – both Iraqi and international. Megrelis, a journalist with three decades of experience in Greek media and a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists, is an impassioned advocate for these men and women. He travelled to 10 countries, including Iraq on two occasions, to tell the story of his fallen colleagues. “What initially moved me to make the film was the silence,” he says from Melbourne where he is a guest of the Festival. “When our colleagues are alive, and they are reporting from the front lines — sending images to the TV and newspapers — they are in the centre of our lives. They make us understand what is going on there. When they die, everyone forgets them. This is not fair. "First of all, they died trying to do their jobs. Secondly, in most cases there is impunity. Those involved in their death never face justice. This is one of the things I want to underline. Thirdly, journalists must be on the front line. Otherwise, the information will be left to the press releases and the videotapes from the propaganda machines on both sides. The truth will never be known. You can read more about the story here.

 
 
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The seventh edition of the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, organized in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, ended with a red carpet and award ceremony. The closing ceremony started with the red carpet event at the Pyramid Culture Center. The festival hosted 80 movies from 20 countries. Lots of Tatar representatives and Kazan Council General Ahmet Akıntı attended the ceremony. Greek documentary “Shooting vs. Shooting” received Best Documentary Award, while Best Short Film went to “Ambitious” from Russia. For further reading click here

 
 
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You can discover more about the Novi Sad Film Festival here.

 
 
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Shooting vs Shooting is to be screened in Cinema City Film Festival that occurs in Novi Sad between the 18th - 25th June 2011. The film documentary by Nikos Megrelis is to be honorarbly participate in the category Democracy Export/Import. According to the organizers based on the example of “exporters” and “importers” of democracy, through authentic documentaries signed by eminent directors, this program clearly shows that in the 21st century, democracy has distanced itself from its essence and has become an excuse for wars and a toy in the hands of the mighty. Read more here

 
 
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The documentary of journalist Nikos Megrelis, “Shooting vs. Shooting”, was the only Greek participation in this year’s Al Jazeera Festival, which drew its curtain last Sunday. Despite the 284 participants from 92 countries, the Greek documentary succeed to be one of the three finals for the Best Film Award of the 7th International Al Jazeera Documentary Festival. It contented for the great award of the Festival with the documentaries “Sons of the Sea” by Michael Lynch and “Pink Saris” by multi-awarded British director Kim Longinotto, who won the Golden Award. The documentary “Shooting vs. Shooting”, lasting 74’, is a penetrating view of the case of foreign journalists and reporters who have been killed during the war in Iraq. The film was particularly honored by the Festival, as it was presented the best day and hour of the event (Saturday 8:00 p.m.) and met with warm applause by the audience and positive critics. “Shooting vs. Shooting” is also going to participate in Novi Sad and in Algiers Festival this June.

 
 
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"Shooting vs Shooting was selected for official screening between
April 21st - 24th in Al Jazeera's prestigious International Documentary Festival that takes place every year in Doha, Qatar. More information will be uploaded soon. In the meantime you can visit the festival site in the following link: http://festival.aljazeera.net