FESTIVALS: Woman at War Wins at 29th LIFFE

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LJUBLJANA: The Icelandic action-thriller Woman at War directed by Benedict Erlingsson won Best Film at the 29th Ljulblana IFF, which ended on 18 November 2018.

Slovenia’s smash hit film My Last Year as a Looser directed by Urša Menart received the jury’s special mention. The Bulgarian film Ága directed by Milko Lazarov took the Audience Award.

LIFFe screened 97 feature films and 15 short films representing 52 countries in Ljubljana and satellite locations in the cities of Maribor, Celje and Novo Mesto, with attendance of 43,000 and 43 sold-out screenings. 

The complete list of winners follows:

Best Film: Woman at War (Iceland, France, Ukraine)
Directed by Benedict Erlingsson

Special Mention: My Last Year as a Looser / Ne bom več luzerka (Slovenia)
Directed by Urša Menart
Produced by Vertigo
Coproduced by RTV Slovenija, NuFrame, 100
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba

FIPRESCI Prize: Styx (Germany, Austria)
Directed by Wolfgang Fischer

Best Short Film: Matria (Spain)
Directed by Álvaro Gago Díaz

Special Mention: The Box (Slovenia)
Directed by Dusan Kastelic

Audience Award: Ága (Bulgaria, Germany, France)
Directed by Milko Lazarov
Produced by Red Carpet (Bulgaria)
Coproduced by 42 film (Germany), Arizona Productions (France)
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée

Youth Jury Prize: The Rider (USA)
Directed by Chloe Zhao