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FNE at Sarajevo FF: Album Wins the 22nd Sarajevo FF Featured

2016-08-22

SARAJEVO: The Turkish/French/Romanian coproduction Album by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu, a debut feature, won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (12-20 August 2016).

The rest of the awards in the feature film competition were split between Godless by Ralitza Petrova (a Bulgarian/Danish coproduction) and Dogs by Bogdan Mirică (a French/ Romanian/Bulgarian coproduction).


The feature film competition jury was composed of: Elia Suleiman, Director (President), Zeynep Atakan, Nikola Đuričko, Thomas Hailer and Angeliki Papoulia, while the short film competition jury was composed of: Fatima Djoumer, Dušan Kasalica and Jure Pavlović.


Romania won five awards and mentions in the competition programme, including the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary awarded to A Mere Breath by Monica Lăzurean Gorgan. The documentary competition jury was composed of Tine Ficher, Fernand Melgar and Alexander Nanau.


Additionally, another two Romanian coproductions were awarded at CineLink. Eurimages Coproduction Development Award (in the amount of 20,000 EUR) went to God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija (Macedonia) by Teona S Mitevska.
The TRT Award, the biggest award in the Work in Progress section of CineLink (in the amount of 30,000 EUR), went to Hostages, the debut feature by the Georgian director Rezo Gigineishili.


Honorary Hearts of Sarajevo went to Robert De Niro, Stephen Frears and Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart, Former Deputy Chief of Mission and Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

OFFICIAL AWARDS:
Competition Programme – Feature Films

Albüm by Mehmet Can MertogluHeart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film (in the amount of 16,000 EUR):
Album / Albüm (Turkey, France, Romania)
Directed by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
Produced by Kamara
Coproduced by Asap Films, Parada Film

Special Jury Prize (in the amount of 10,000 EUR):
Godless / Bezbog (Bulgaria, Denmark)
Directed by Ralitza Petrova
Produced by Klas Film
Coproduced by SnowGlobe, Alcatraz Films, Film Factory
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Danish Film Institute, Eurimages

Special Jury Mention:
Dogs / Câini (France, Romania, Bulgaria)
Directed by Bogdan Mirică
Produced by EZ Films 14
Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Bulgarian National Film Center

Godless by Ralitza PetrovaHeart of Sarajevo for Best Actress (in the amount of 2,500 EUR):
Irena Ivanova for Godless

Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor (in the amount of 2,500 EUR):
Gheorghe Visu for Dogs

Competition Programme – Short Films

Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film (in the amount of 2,500 EUR):
Transition / Tranzicija (Serbia)
Directed by Milica Tomović

Special Jury Mention:
4:15 p.m. The End of the World / 4:15 p.m. Sfarsitul lumii (Romania)
Directed by Gabi Virginia Șarga, Cătălin Rotaru

Special Jury Mention:
The Beast / Zvir (Croatia)
Directed by Miroslav Sikavica

Competition Programme – Documentary Films

Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film (in the amount of 3,000 EUR):
A Mere Breath / Doar o rasuflare (Romania)
Directed by Monica Lazurean - Gorgan

Special Jury Prize (in the amount of 2,500 EUR):
Scream for Me Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Directed by Tarik Hodžić

Special Jury Mention:
Baglar (Turkey)
Directed by Berke Bas, Melis Birder

Human Rights Award ((in the amount of 3,000 EUR):
Scream for Me Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Directed by Tarik Hodžić

Human Rights Special Mention:
Borders (Slovenia)
Directed by Damjan Kozole

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo:
Robert De Niro
Stephen Frears
Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart (Former Deputy Chief of Mission and Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina)

CINELINK AWARDS:

CineLink Co-production Market Awards
Eurimages Coproduction Development Award (in the amount of 20,000 EUR)
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija (Macedonia)
Directed by Teona S Mitevska
Produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski
Supported by the Macedonian Film Fund

ARTE International Relations CineLink Award (in the amount of 6,000 EUR):
Ela and Hilmi (Turkey)
Directed by Ziya Demirel

Macedonian Film Agency CineLink Award (in the amount of 10,000 EUR):
Otto the Barbarian by Ruxandra GhitescuOtto the Barbarian / Otto, barbarul (Romania)
Directed by Ruxandra Maria Ghitescu
Produced by Alien Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre and MEDIA Creative Europe

MDM EAVE Scholarship:
Looking for Venera
Directed by Belina Jano

Work in Progress Awards
TRT Award (in the amount of 30,000 EUR):
Hostages (Georgia, Poland, Russia)
Directed by Rezo Gigineishili
Produced by 20 Steps Productions
Coproduced by Extreme Emotions, INK TV and NEBO Film Company

Post Republic Award (25,000 EUR in kind support):
Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă (Romania, Germany, France, Bulgaria)
Directed by Adina Pintilie
Produced by Manekino Film
Coproduced by 4 Proof Film, RohFilm, Les Films de l'Étranger, Agitprop Ltd.

One of These Days (Lebanon)
Directed by Nadim Tabet

Restart Award (20,000 EUR in kind support):
Holy Air (Israel)
Directed by Shady Srour


Docu Rough Cut Boutique Awards :
IDFA Award:
Sarajevo Closing CeremonyCity of the Sun (Georgia)
Directed by Rati Oneli

CAT &DOCS Award (in the amount of 2,000 EUR):
In the Shadow of War (Turkey)
Directed by Reyan Tuvi

HBO Adria Award (in the amount of 2,000 EUR):
In the Shadow of War
Directed by Reyan Tuvi

DOK Preview AWARD
In the Shadow of War
Directed by Reyan Tuvi

Work in Progress Digital Cube Award (20,000 EUR in postproduction services):
Ultra (Hungary)
Directed by Balazs Simonyi

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