ZAGREB: Levan Koguashvili's Blind Dates from Georgia, Andrei Creţulescu's Kowalski from Romania and Matjaž Ivanišin's Karpotrotter from Slovenia were awarded Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Documentary at the 12th edition of Zagreb Film Festival (19-26 October 2014).
The festival was honored this year by the presence of Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, as it highlighted the collaboration between Denmark and Croatia through 15 Danish films and a panel of discussions Danes Go South. The festival had 12 programmes in its six usual venues, including a new programme of films by directors previously selected by the festival.
César Charlone, Jørgen Leth and Čedomir Kolar gave masterclasses. A section dedicated to the WWI, a Derek Jarman retrospective, the workshop My First Script and the 12th Scriptwriters Forum - Palunko 12, completed the programme. The jury for feature and short films was composed of Charlone, Kolar and Konstantin Bojanov. The jury for documentary films was composed of Alice Bardan, Željka Suková and Petra Seliškar. The Checkers short film jury was composed of Aki Isoyama, Giulia Iannello and Ivan Sikavica.
The festival was organized by Zagreb Film Festival Arts Organization and it was financially supported by Hrvatski Telekom, the Office for Culture of the City of Zagreb, Croatian Audiovisual Center and Creative Europe – MEDIA subprogramme.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
FEATURE-LENGTH FICTION FILM
Golden Pram for Best Feature Film:
Blind Dates / Shemtkheveviti paemnebi (Georgia)Directed by Levan KoguashviliProduced by Kino Iberica, Millimeter FilmSupported by Georgian National Film Center
Difret (Ethiopia, USA)Directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Of Horses and Men / Hross i oss (Iceland / Norway / Germany)Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
SHORT FICTION FILM
Golden Pram for Best Short Film:
Kowalski (Romania)Directed by Andrei CreţulescuProduced by KinosseurCoproduced by We Are Basca
Golden Pram for Best Documentary Film:
Karpotrotter/ Karpopotnik (Slovenia)Directed by Matjaž IvanišinProduced by Studio Legen
Naked Island / Goli (Croatia)Directed by Tiha K. GudacProduced by FactumCoproduced by Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), Zagreb FilmSupported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Golden Pram for Best Croatian Short Film:
On Shaky Ground / Tlo pod nogama (Croatia)Directed by Sonja TarokićProduced by R44
Manjaca/Manjača (Croatia)Directed by Tin ŽanićProduced by Kinoclub Zagreb
THE AUDIENCE AWARD FOR THE BESTFEATURE-LENGTH FICTION FILM:
No One’s Child / Ničije dijete (Serbia, Croatia)Directed by Vuk RšumovićProduced by Art & PopcornCoproduced by Baboon Production, Kinorama
SCREENWRITERS WORKSHOP PALUNKO
Minjonja njanjonjaWritten by Josip Lukić
Highway /AutoputWritten by Miloš Popović
Award for Best Development Project in Pitching Shorts Program:
My Brother / Moj bratBy Mateja Posedi