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FESTIVALS: Quit Staring at My Plate Wins the 45th Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST Featured

2017-03-06
Hana Jusic Hana Jusic

BELGRADE: Quit Staring at My Plate by Hana Jušić was awarded the Belgrade Victor for Best Film at the 45th Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST, while Requiem for Mrs. J by Bojan Vuletić was awarded Best Film in the National Competition programme (Serbian Film). The festival took place from 24 February to 5 March 2017.

The jury of the Main Competition programme was composed of Srdan Golubović – president, Dalibor Matanić, Sergej Trifunović, Branka Katić and Čedomir Kolar. Ksenija Marinković, Miroslav Momčilović, Hrvoje Hribar, Slobodan Skerlić and Jean-Marc Barr decided the awards for the National Competition programme. The jury of the Frontiers Competition programme was composed of Dragan Jovičević, Saša Radojević and Luka Bursać.

The 45th edition of the Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST screened a total of 95 films in 14 different categories and welcomed a high number of high-profile foreign guests such as Monica Bellucci, Carlos Saura, Hugh Hudson and Fernando Trueba. It also hosted the third edition of its industry segment, FEST FORWARD, organised by Film Center Serbia.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Main Competition:

Belgrade Victor for Best Film:
Quit Staring at My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u tanjir (Croatia, Denmark)
Directed by Hana Jušić
Produced by Kinorama
Coproduced by Beofilm
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Eurimages and HRT

Jury Prize for Best Film:
Heartstone / Hjartasteinn (Denmark, Iceland)
Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

Best Director:
Kiril Serebrenikov for The Student / (M)uchenik (Russia)

Best Screenplay:
Suntan (Greece, Germany)
Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Best Actress:
Arijana Čulina for Quit Staring at My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u tanjir (Croatia, Denmark)

Best Actor:
Piotr Skvortsov for The Student / (M)uchenik (Russia)

Best Debut Feature:
Heartstone / Hjartasteinn (Denmark, Iceland)
Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
          
National Competition (Serbian Film):

Belgrade Victor for Best Film:
Requiem for Mrs. J / Rekvijem za Gospođu J. (Serbia)
Directed by Bojan Vuletić
Produced by See Film Pro
Coproduced by Geopoly
Supported by Film Center Serbia

Jury Prize for Best Film:
Wind / Vetar (Serbia)
Directed by Tamara Drakulić
Produced by Monkey Production and Cinnamon production

Best Director:
Bojan Vuletić for Requiem for Mrs. J / Rekvijem za Gospođu J. (Serbia)

Best Screenplay:
Requiem for Mrs. J / Rekvijem za Gospođu J. (Serbia)
Directed by Bojan Vuletić

Best Actress:
Mirjana Karanović for Requiem for Mrs. J / Rekvijem za Gospođu J. (Serbia)

Best Actor:
Lazar Ristovski for Train Driver’s Diary / Dnevnik mašinovođe (Serbia)
Directed by Miloš Radović
Produced by Zillion Film and Interfilm
Supported by Film Center Serbia

Frontiers Competition programme:

Best Film:
Rocco (France)
Directed by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai

Special Mention:
Under the Shadow (UK, Qatar, Jordan, Iran)
Directed by Babak Anvari

Other Awards:

The Milutin Čolić Award for Best Film:
Requiem for Mrs. J / Rekvijem za Gospođu J. (Serbia)
Directed by Bojan Vuletić

The Critics’ Award / “Nebojša Đukelić” Award:
Nightlife / Noćni Život (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosna and Herzegovina)
Directed by Damjan Kozole
Produced by Vertigo
Coproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski and SCCA/pro.ba and in collaboration with Viba Film
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, the Macedonian Film Agency and the Sarajevo City of Film Fund

The Fedeora Critics’ Award for Best International Film:
The Student / (M)uchenik (Russia)
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

The Fedeora Critics’ Award for Best National Film:
Train Driver’s Diary / Dnevnik mašinovođe (Serbia)
Directed by Miloš Radović

Serbian FIPRESCI Award for Best Film:
Quit Staring at My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u tanjir (Croatia, Denmark)
Directed by Hana Jušić

The “Gorki List” Audience Award for Best Film:
Paterson (USA, Germany, France)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

FEST FORWARD Awards:

Best National Project:
Witch Hunters / Zlogonje (Serbia, Feature)
Directed by Raško Miljković
Produced by Action Production

Best “Women in Film” Project:
Fortnight (Poland, Feature)
Directed by Agnieszka Woszczynska
Produced by Lava Films
Coproduced by Films de Force Majeure (France) and Kinoproduzioni (Italy)

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