ZAGREB: The jury of the 17th Zagreb Film Festival awarded the Golden Pram for Best Feature Film to the Romanian/Serbian fictional autobiography Ivana the Terrible directed by Ivana Mladenović. The film previously won the Jury Award in Locarno and had a regional premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
“The film is inspired by a real life crisis which occurred to me in the summer of 2017 and we wanted it to have a therapeutic effect, so I invited my friends and family to once again re-live those moments in front of the camera. Most of the situations seen in the film happened in reality, if not to me, then to some of my close friends,” the director said.
The Golden Pram for Best International Short Film went to the Serbian film The Last Image of Father by Stefan Đorđević, and the film Snitch by Rino Barbir took the Golden Pram for Best Croatian Film from the Checkers programme.
Festival director Boris T. Matić said, “The longest festival edition ever, with new locations, went really well. All the screenings in the main programme were sold out, which proves that the audience was satisfied with our film choices.”
Through commercial sponsors, the festival presented monetary awards for the best feature film (4,000 EUR), best short film (1,000 EUR) and best youth film in the PLUS programme (500 EUR). The monetary award for best film from the Checkers programme (1,350 EUR) is given by the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Golden Pram for the Best Feature Film:Ivana the Terrible (Romania, Serbia)Directed by Ivana MladenovićProduced by microFilm, Dunav 84Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Film Center Serbia
Special mention for the Best Feature Film:Monos (Colombia, The Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Sweden)Directed by Alejandro Landes
Golden Pram for the Best Short Film:The Last Image of Father (Serbia)Directed by Stefan ĐorđevićProduced by All Inclusive Films, Emote FilmsSupported by the Film Center Serbia, SeeCinema Network
Special mention for the Best Short Film:She Runs (China, France)Directed by Qui Yang
The Golden Pram for Best Croatian Film from the Checkers programme:Snitch (Croatia)Directed by Rino BarbirProduced by Blank, Kino klub SplitSupported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Special mention for the Best Croatian Film from the Checkers programme:Summer Fruits (Croatia)Directed by Josip LukićProduced by the Academy of Dramatic Art
Golden Bicycle Award for Best Film from the Together Again programme:JoJo Rabbit (USA, New Zealand, Czech Republic)Directed by Taika WaititiProduced by Fox Searchlight Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Piki Films, Defender Films, Czech Anglo ProductionsSupported by the Czech Film Fund through production incentives
Award of the PLUS programme:Diary of Diana B. (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia)Directed by Dana BudisavljevićProduced by Hulahop, December, This and That productionsSupported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, Slovenian Film Centre
Audience Award:Babyteeth (Australia)Directed by Shannon Murphy