ZAGREB: Alen Drljević’s coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany Men Don’t Cry continued its festival success story, winning the Best Film award at the 15th Zagreb FF, which concluded on 19 November 2017.
The Golden Pram for best short Croatian film in the Checkers section went to Cleaning Lady directed by Matija Vukšić.
The festival also presented awards to the best participants in the Industry Section. The best script at the My First Script workshop went to the Hungarian Impromptu, pitched by the screenwriter Horváth János Antal. The best pitch award at the Industry Youth! Pitching Forum went to two projects: Planet by Nikica Zdunić and Tajana Bakota (ADU) and Šafarikova 19 by Lana Pavkov and Milš Vučković (FDU Belgrade). Both projects won services from post-production studios.
The list of winning films follows:
Best Film: Men Don’t Cry (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany) Directed by Alen Drljević Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo Coproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet
Special Mention: Montparnasse Bienvenue (France) Directed by Leonor Serraille
Checkers Best Croatian Short Film: Cleaning Lady (Croatia)Directed by Matija Vukšić
Best Short Film: Student Union (Hungary)Directed by György Mór Kárpáti
Rieka Audience Award: Loveless (Russia, France)Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev
HT Audience Award: Foxtrot (Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland)Directed by Samuel Maoz
Best Youth Film: Vincent (France, Belgium)Directed by Christophe Van Rompaey
Together Again Best Film: Loveless (Russia, France)Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev
Together Again Special Mention: The Basics of Killing (Slovenia, Serbia) Directed by Jan Cvitkovič Produced by Perfo Production Coproduced by Pilon Media, RTV Slovenija Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, Film Center Serbia