FNE at Bratislava IFF 2016: Croatia’s Mia Petričević Wins Best Actress

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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 Croatiabratislava iff 2016n/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.Quit Staring at My Plate by Hana Jušić

Complete list of awards:

Best Fiction Film:

Tramontane (Lebanon, France, Qatar, UAE)
Directed by Vatche Boulghourjian

Best Director:

Marco Danieli for Worldly Girl (Italy, France)

Best Actress:Mellow Mud by Renārs Vimba

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

Best Actor:

Michele Riondino for Worldly Girl (Italy, France)
Directed by Marco Danieli

FIPRESCI Jury Award:Communion by Anna Zamecka

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 ZameckaAdaptation by Bartosz Kruhlik
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