LJUBLJANA: Columbus by Kogonada won the Best Film award of the 28th LiFFe fest on 18 November 2017, while Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljević racked up yet another award, winning the FIPRESCI prize.
The Audience Award went to Heartstone directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson. The international jury for the main competition consisted of Dragan Rubeša, Jessica Kiang, and Damjan Kozole.
The Best Short Film award was presented to the Chile/Lithuania/Denmark coproduction I’m Not from Here directed by Maite Alberdi and Giedre Zickyte. The prize of the Youth Jury went to Call Me by Your Name by Luca Guadagnino.
List of Awards:
Best Film: Colombus (USA) Directed by Kogonada
Special Mention: Araby (Brazil) Directed by Affonso Uchoa, Joao Dumans
FIPRESCI Prize: Men Don’t Cry (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany) Directed by Alen Drljevic Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo Coproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet
Best Short Film: I’m Not from Here (Chile, Lithuania, Denmark)Directed by Maite Alberdi, Giedre Zickyte
Special Mentions: The Beast (South Africa, Brazil)Directed by Samantha Nell, Michael Wahrmann and[...] Craving for Narrative (Germany)Directed by Max Grau
Audience Award: Heartstone (Iceland, Denmark) Directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Best Youth Film: Call Me by Your Name (Italy, France, Brazil, USA)Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Best 360˚ Film: Freedom, with No Excuses (Slovenia)Directed by Matej Lozar, Anja Čotar, Rok Jagodnik, Uroš Kokol, Sašo Stojak