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FESTIVALS: Concrete Night and Number 55 Win at Pula IFF Featured

2014-07-28
FESTIVALS: Concrete Night and Number 55 Win at Pula IFF Number 55/Broj 55. Photo. Croatian Radiotelevision

PULA: Pirjo Honkasalo's Concrete Night / Betoniyö has been awarded Golden Arena for Best Feature Film in the International Programme of the 61st Pula IFF, 12-26 July 2014. Number 55 / Broj 55 made by Kristijan Milić for the Croatian Radiotelevision was awarded Best Film in the Croatian feature competition.

Based on true events that happened during the Croatian War of Independence, the drama Number 55 was also awarded best director and for script, editing, special effects, costume design, make-up and art direction. Milić's film won shoulder to shoulder with Zvonimir Jurić's The Reaper / Kosac, produced by Kinorama which won best leading actor, best supporting actor, best cinematography and The Oktavijan Award from the Croatian Critics Association.

In the same competition Darko Šuvak's Happy Endings was awarded best leading actress and best supporting actress, while Zagreb Cappuccino by Vanja Sviličić was awarded The Breza Award for best debut (for the DoP Danko Vučinović) and best original music.

Beside the Golden Arena for Best Feature Film given to the Finnish film Concrete Night, the jury Leo also awarded Amour Fou (Austria) by Jessica Hausner with a Special Mention.


Pula 2014 Prize Winners:

THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
Golden Arena for Best Feature Film: Concrete Night / Betoniyö (Finland) by Pirjo Honkasalo
Produced by Bufo Ltd in coproduction with Platform Production (Sweden) and Magic Hour Films
Supported by: Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, DR

Special Mention: Amour Fou (Austria) by Jessica Hausner
Produced by: Coop99 Filmproduktion, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, Essential Filmproduktion
Supported by: Film Fund Luxembourg, Östereichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria (filmstandort-austria.at), MBB, Lower Austria
 
Golden Arena for Best Short Film: Butter Lamp (France/China) by Hu Wei
Produced by AMA Productions & Goya Entertainment

THE CROATIAN COMPETITION PROGRAMME
Grand Golden Arena for Best Film: Number 55 by Kristijan Milić
Produced by Telefilm for the Croatian Radiotelevision, HRT

Golden Arena for Best Director: Kristijan Milić for Number 55

Golden Arena for Best Screenplay: Ivan Pavličić for Number 55 by Kristijan Milić

Golden Arena for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Ivo Gregurević for The Reaper by Zvonimir Jurić
Produced by Kinorama in coproduction with the Slovenian Forum Ljubljana
Produced by HAVC, MEDIA 2007

Golden Arena for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Areta Ćurković for Happy Endings by Darko Šuvak
Produced by Bunker film (bunker.hr) Milles productions (USA) and Alka Film (Croatia).

Golden Arena for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Igor Kovač for The Reaper by Zvonimir Jurić

Golden Arena for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anita Matić Delić for Happy Endings by Darko Šuvak

Golden Arena for Best Cinematography: Branko Linta for The Reaper by Zvonimir Jurić

Golden Arena for Best Editing: Veljko Segarić for Number 55 by Kristijan Milić

Golden Arena for Best Special Effects: Branko Repalust and Kristijan Mršić for Number 55 by Kristijan Milić

Golden Arena for Best Costume Design: Vedrana Rapić for Number 55 by Kristijan Milić

Golden Arena for Best Art Direction: Damir Gabelica for Number 55 by Kristijan Milić

Golden Arena for Best Music: Luka Zima for Zagreb Cappuccino by Vanja Sviličić
Produced by Maxima Film in coproduction with Hrvatska radiotelevizija, HRT
Supported by HAVC

Golden Arena for Best Make-Up: Ana Bulajić Črček for Number 55 /Broj 55 by Kristijan Milić

The Breza Award for Best Debut: Danko Vučinović for the cinematography of Zagreb Cappuccino by Vanja Sviličić

Golden Arena for Best Sound was not awarded

BEST SHORT FILM – CROATIAN PROGRAMME
Best Short Film Diploma: So Not You / Ko da to nisi ti by Ivan Sikavica
Produced by Fade In in coproduction with Zagreb film
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

THE CROATIAN FILM CRITICS’ ASSOCIATION AWARD
Oktavijan Award: The Reaper by Zvonimir Jurić

GOLDEN GATE OF PULA AUDIENCE AWARD
Golden Gate of Pula Audience Award: The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker by Silvije Petranović
Produced by Maydi Film
Supported by HAVC

DIZALICA PROGRAMME
Best film Diploma (voted by the audience): For No Eyes Only (Germany) by Tali Barde

PULICA PROGRAMME
Best Feature Film Diploma (voted by the audience): Casper and Emma’s Winter Holidays / Karsten og Petra på vinterferie (Norway) by Arne Lindtner Naess
Best Short Film Diploma: Rabbit and Deer (Hungary), by Peter Vacz
Produced by Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

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