BRATISLAVA: The Croatian debut feature film Quit Staring at My Plate directed by Hana Jusic continued its award winning streak, with Mia Petricevic picking up the Best Actress prize at the 18th Bratislava IFF on 16 November 2016.
The Croatian/Danish coproduction produced by Ankica Juric Tilic through Kinorama started its festival journey by winning the FEDORA prize at the Venice film festival.
Tramontane directed by Vatche Boulghourjian won for Best Film. Worldly Girl won Best Director for Marco Danieli and Best Actor for Michele Riondino.
Poland claimed the Best Documentary Award for Communion directed by Anna Zamecka and Best Short for Adaptation directed by Bartosz Kruhlik. The Latvian film Mellow Mud directed by Renārs Vimba won the Student Jury prize.
Two of Central Europe’s leading actors were recognised by the festival. Rade Šerbedžija received the Award for Artistic Excellence in World Cinematography and Slovak actor Martin Huba was honoured with a commemorative tile on the Film Walk of Fame for his lifelong contribution to Slovak cinema.
The festival included a focus on Croatian cinema, which has been noting considerable success on the international festival circuit this year.
Complete list of awards:
Best Fiction Film:
Tramontane (Lebanon, France, Qatar, UAE) Directed by Vatche Boulghourjian
Marco Danieli for Worldly Girl (Italy, France)
Mia Petričević for Quit Staring At My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Croatia, Denmark) Directed by Hana Jušić Produced by Kinorama Coproduced by Beofilm Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radiotelevision
Michele Riondino for Worldly Girl (Italy, France) Directed by Marco Danieli
FIPRESCI Jury Award:
My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland, France) Directed by Claude Barras
Student Jury Award:
Mellow Mud (Latvia) Directed by Renārs Vimba Produced by Tasse Film Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, MEDIA
Best Doumentary Film:
Communion (Poland) Directed by Anna Zamecka Produced by Otter Films, Wajda Studio, HBO Europe Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Best Short Film:
Adaptation (Poland) Directed by Bartosz Kruhlik Produced by Polish National Film School Coproduced by Okomotion Film Production