FESTIVALS: Chinese Up the Mountain Wins 15th ZagrebDox

    Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang

    ZAGREB: The Chinese documentary Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang was awarded the Big Stamp for best film in the International Competition of the 15th ZagrebDox (24 February-3 March 2019). Una Primavera by Valentina Primavera received the Big Stamp for best regional film.

    A total of 37 films competed for the festival's awards, Big Stamps, in international and regional competitions. The festival screened over 100 films in 16 sections.

    ZagrebDox is supported by the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and ZagrebDox Pro by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme..


    International Competition:

    Big Stamp for Best Film:
    Up the Mountain (China)
    Directed by Yang Zhang

    Special Mentions:

    Minding the Gap (USA)
    Directed by Bing Liu

    My Unknown Soldier (Ukraine)
    Directed by Anna Kryvenko

    Regional Competition:

    Big Stamp for Best Film:
    Una Primavera (Austria, Italy, Germany)
    Directed by Valentina Primavera

    Special Mentions:

    In the Name of the Republic of Croatia (Croatia)
    Directed by Goran Dević
    4 Years in 10 Minutes (Serbia)
    Directed by Mladen Kovačević

    Little Stamp for Best film By an Author Up to 35 Years of Age:
    Still Recording (Lebanon, Syria, France, Qatar, Germany)
    Directed by Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub

    Special Mentions:

    Easy Lessons (Hungary)
    Directed by Dorottya Zurbó

    Taurunum Boy (Serbia)
    Directed by Jelena Maksimović and Dušan Grubin

    FIPRESCI Award:
    Stories of the Half-Light (Italy)
    Directed by Luca Magi

    The Movies that Matter Jury Award:
    Easy Lessons (Hungary)
    Directed by Dorottya Zurbó

    Special Mentions:

    Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Germany, UK, Australia)
    Directed by Gabrielle Brady

    On Her Shoulders (USA)
    Directed by Alexandria Bombach

    The Teen Dox Award:
    Science Fair (USA)
    Directed by Cristina Constantini and Darren Foster

    My Generation Award presented by Nenad Puhovski, the founder and director of ZagrebDox:
    To Be Continued (Latvia)
    Directed by Ivars Seleckis

    Honourary Stamp:
    Tue Steen Müller
    Hrvoje Hribar

    ZagrebDox Pro Awards:

    ZagrebDox Pro DCP Award:
    Raising Predators (Hungary)
    Directed by Réka Ugron

    ZagrebDox Pro Online Mentor Award:
    4 Goodnight Stories
    Directed by Anđelka Vujinović (Serbia)

    HBO Europe Award:
    Museum of the Revolution (Serbia, Croatia)
    Directed by Srđan Keča