PALIĆ: German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade was awarded Golden Tower for Best Film in the International Competition of the 23rd European Film Festival Palić, Serbia (16-22 July 2016).
In the same programme Cristian Mungiu was awarded Best Director for Graduation / Bacalaureat. Fourteen films have competed in the International Competition.
The international jury was composed of: Yesim Ustaoglu, Stefan Arsenijević, Riina Sildos, Michaela Kezele and Aistė Diržiūtė.
Ten films were competing in the competitive section Parallels and Encounters, dedicated to feature films and documentaries from Eastern Europe and five in the recently established programme Eye to Eye whose jury was composed of: Lara Majkić, Sara Simović, Pavle Menalo, Saša Papić and Viktor Pasterko.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Golden Tower for Best Film: Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania) Directed by Maren Ade Produced by Komplizen Film Coproduced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, Hi Film Productions
Palic Tower for Best Director: Cristian Mungiu for Graduation / Bacalaureat (Romania, France, Belgium) Produced by Mobra Films Coproduced by Why Not Productions, Les Films du Fleuve, France 3 Cinéma Supported by the Romanian National Film Centre (CNC), Eurimages
Traindriver Fairytale / Dnevnik mašinovođe (Serbia) Directed by Miloš Radović Produced by Lazar Ristovski, Petar Ristovski
United States of Love / Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (Poland, Sweden) Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski Produced by Manana Coproduced by VP SA, Film i Väst, Common Ground Pictures Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Parallels and Encounters
Best Film: Lily Lane / Liliom ösvény (Hungary) Directed by Benedek Fliegauf
Special Mention: Eva Nová (Slovakia, Czech Republic) Directed by Marko Škop Produced by Artileria Coproduced by Sirius Films (CZ), Filmpark production (SK), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK) Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Cinematography Fund, the MEDIA Programme, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
Eye to Eye
Best Film: The Lesson/Urok (Bulgaria, Greece) Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov Produced by Abraxas Film Coproduced by Little Wing, Screening Emotions, Graal Films Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
International Critics’ Jury’s Special Mention: Eva Nová
Gorki List Audience Award: Kills on Wheels / Tiszta szívvel (Hungary) Directed by Attila Till