BRATISLAVA: Men Don’t Cry directed by Alen Drljević took the main prize of the 19th Bratislava IFF, which concluded on 16 November 2017.
The festival gave its Award for Artistic Excellence in World Cinema to actor and director Jean-Marc Barr, who also headed the international jury. The commemorative tile on the Film Walk of Fame for 2017 was dedicated to acclaimed Slovak actress Božidara Turzonovová for her lifelong contribution to Slovak cinema.
The complete list of awarded films:
Best Film: Men Don’t Cry / Muškarci ne plaču (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany) Directed by Alen Drljević Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo Coproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet
Best Director: House Without Roof / Haus ohne Dach (Germany, Iraq, Quatar) Directed by Soleen Yusef
Best Actress: Laetitia Dosch for Montparnasse Bienvenue / Jeune femme (France) Directed by Léonor Serraille
Best Actor: Navid Mohammadzadeh for No Date, No Signature / Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza (Iran) Directed by Vahid Jalilvand
FIPRESCI Prize: No Date, No Signature / Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza (Iran) Directed by Vahid Jalilvand
Student Jury Award: Montparnasse Bienvenue / Jeune femme (France) Directed by Léonor Serraille
Best Documentary: Meteors (Netherlands, Turkey)Directed by Gürcan Keltek
Best Short Film: Islands (France)Directed by Yann Gonzalez
Short Film Special Mention: Amateurs (India)Directed by Naveen Padmanabha