VILNIUS: The 20th Vilnius Film Festival wrapped on 2 April 2015 with Slovak director Ivan Ostrochowsky's Koza receiving Best Film award in New Europe-New Names competition and Sebastian Schipper's Victoria being awarded Best Film in Balkan Gaze competition.
This year the attendance of 110,000 broke all the records as the films were screened in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys from 19 March to 2 April 2015.
The jury New Europe – New Names was composed of: Paolo Bertolin (Italy), Vlad Ivanov (Romania), Esin Kucuktepepinar (Turkey), Christian Jimenez (Chile) and Hadas Yaron (Israel).
The jury Baltic Gaze was composed of: Jerome Baron (France), Ahmet Boyacioglu (Turkey), Susanna Harutyunyan (Armenia), Maya Vitkova (Bulgaria) and Marketa Hodouskova (FNE, Czech Republic).
New Europe-New Names Competition
Koza (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Ivan OstrochovskyProduced by sentimentalfilm and endorfilmCoproduced by Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart FilmsSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Czech Film Fund
Myroslav Slaboshpytshiy for The Tribe (Ukraine)
Margita Gosheva for The Lesson (Bulgaria, Greece)Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar ValchanovProduced by Abraxas Film Coproduced by Graal FilmInternational sales: Wide Management
Marton Kristof for Afterlife (Hungary)Directed by Virág ZomboráczProduced by KMH Film
Baltic Gaze Competition
Victoria (Germany)Directed by Sebastian Schipper
Joshua Oppenheimer & Anonymous for The Look of Silence (Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, UK)
Bianca Kronlöf for Underdog (Sweden)Directed by Ronnie Sandahl
Janusz Gajos for Body (Poland)Directed by Malgorzata SzumowskaProduced by Nowhere Sp. z o.o.Supported by Polish Film Institute
Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia, USA)Directed by Signe BaumaneProduction: LocomotiveSupported by National Film Centre of Latvia
Short Film International Competition
Symphony Nr.42 (Hungary)Directed by Reka Bucsi
Object (Poland)Directed by Paulina Skribinska