PORTOROŽ: The long documentary Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc won the Vesna Award for best picture of the 19th Slovenian Film Festival, which ran in Portorož from 13 to 18 September 2016. The film was also awarded for best actor and editing.
Damjan Kozole won the Vesna Award for best director for Nighlife, which also won three other awards. Vesna Award for best screenplay went to Nebojša Pop Tasić and Olmo Omerzu for the Czech/German/French/Slovenian/Slovak coproduction Family Film
.The Audience Award went to Igor Šterk’s Come Along, that also won other awards including the Slovenian Art Cinema Association Award. Vlado Škafar's Mother won the Slovenian Federation of Film Critics Award.
Altogether 98 films (52 in the competition and 46 out of the competition) were screened in Portorož. Ten feature films and four long documentaries competed for the Vesna awards.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Vesna Award for Best Feature Film:Houston, We Have a Problem!/Houston, imamo problem! (Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)Directed by Žiga VircProduced by Studio VircCoproduced by Nukleus Film, Sutor KolonkoSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, RTV Slovenia, FS Viba, MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, HBO Europe, WDR Germany, Doha Film Institute
Vesna Award for Best Director: Damjan Kozole for Nightlife (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Damjan KozoleProduced by VertigoCoproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski, SCCA/pro.ba Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Film Fund Sarajevo, FS Viba
Vesna Award for Best Script: Nebojša Pop Tasić and Olmo Omerzu for Family Film (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Slovakia, Slovenia)Directed by Olmo OmerzuProduced by endorfilmCoproduced by Arsmedia, Punkchart films, Czech Television, Rouge International, 42filmSupported by the State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovenian Film Centre, MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MEDIA Programme
Vesna Award for Best Actress: Pia Zemljič for Nightlife
Vesna Award for Best Actor: Ivan Pavić alias Zoran Smiljanić for Houston, We Have a Problem!
Vesna Award for Best Supporting Actress: Marjuta Slamič for Nika (Slovenia)Directed by Slobodan MaksimovićProduced by Nora Production GroupCoproduced by RTV SlovenijaSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba
Vesna Award for Best Supporting Actor: Petre Arsovski, Matija Vastl and Dejan Spasić for Nightlife
Vesna Award for Best Photography: Marko Brdar for Mother (Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Vlado ŠkafarProduced by Gustav FilmCoproduced by Transmedia, SCCA/Pro.Ba., Arch ProductionSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages, MIBAC, FS Viba, Fondo Regionale per l'Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FVG Film Commission
Vesna Award for Best Editing: Vladimir Gojun for Houston, We Have a Problem!
Vesna Award for Best Music: Jura Ferina and Pavao Miholjević for Come Along (Slovenia, Croatia)Directed by Igor ŠterkProduced by A.A.C. ProductionsCoproduced by Gustav Film, MB Grip, KinoramaSupported by the Slovenian Film Centre, FS Viba
Vesna Award for Best Production Design: Dušan Milavec and Neža Zinajič for Nightlife
Vesna Award for Best Costume Design: Leo Kulaš for The Constitution (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia)Directed by Rajko GrlićProduced by Interfilm Coproduced by In-Film, Croatian Radiotelevision, Sever&Sever, Slovenian Film Centre, Revolution Production, Film and Music EntertainmentSuported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, MEDIA Sub-programme, Eurimages
Vesna Award for Best Sound: Julij Zornik for Come Along
Vesna Award for Best Majority Slovenian Coproduction: The Constitution
Vesna Award for Best Short Film: Bon appetit, la vie! / Dober tek, življenje!Directed by Urška Djukić
Vesna Award for Best Student Film: Little Fish / Male ribeDirected by Maja Križnik
Vesna Award for Best Documentary: Borders / MejeDirected by Damjan KozoleProduced by Vertigo
Vesna Award for Best Animated Film:Nighthwawk / Nočna pticaDirected by Špela Čadež
Vesna Award for Best Animation: Leon Vidmar and Jaka Kramberger for Farewell / SlovoDirected by Leon Vidmar
Audience Award: Come Along
Slovenian Art Cinema Association Award: Come Along
Slovenian Federation of Film Critics Award: Mother