FNE at Vilnius Film Festival: Koza Wins Best Film in New Europe-New Names Competition


    VILNIUS: The 20th Vilnius Film Festival wrapped on 2 April 2015 with Slovak director Ivan Ostrochowsky's Koza receiving Best Film award in New Europe-New Names competition and Sebastian Schipper's Victoria being awarded Best Film in Balkan Gaze competition.

    This year the attendance of 110,000 broke all the records as the films were screened in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys from 19 March to 2 April 2015.

    The jury New Europe – New Names was composed of: Paolo Bertolin (Italy), Vlad Ivanov (Romania), Esin Kucuktepepinar (Turkey), Christian Jimenez (Chile) and Hadas Yaron (Israel).

    Koza by Ivan Ostrochovsky, autor: Martin KollarThe jury Baltic Gaze was composed of: Jerome Baron (France), Ahmet Boyacioglu (Turkey), Susanna Harutyunyan (Armenia), Maya Vitkova (Bulgaria) and Marketa Hodouskova (FNE, Czech Republic).


    New Europe-New Names Competition

    Best Film:

    Koza (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Ivan Ostrochovsky
    Produced by sentimentalfilm and endorfilm
    Coproduced by Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart Films
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Czech Film Fund

    Best Director:

    Myroslav Slaboshpytshiy for The Tribe (Ukraine)

    The Lesson by Kristina Grozeva and Petar ValchanovBest Actress:

    Margita Gosheva for The Lesson (Bulgaria, Greece)
    Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
    Produced by Abraxas Film
    Coproduced by Graal Film
    International sales: Wide Management

    Best Actor:

    Marton Kristof for Afterlife (Hungary)
    Directed by Virág Zomborácz
    Produced by KMH Film

    CICAE Award:


    Baltic Gaze Competition

    Best Film:

    Victoria (Germany)
    Directed by Sebastian Schipper

    Best Director:

    Joshua Oppenheimer & Anonymous for The Look of Silence (Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, UK)

    Best Actress:

    Bianca Kronlöf for Underdog (Sweden)
    Directed by Ronnie Sandahl

    Body by Małgorzata SzumowskaBest Actor:

    Janusz Gajos for Body (Poland)
    Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska
    Produced by Nowhere Sp. z o.o.
    Supported by Polish Film Institute

    Special Mention:

    Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia, USA)
    Directed by Signe Baumane
    Production: Locomotive
    Supported by National Film Centre of Latvia

    Rocks In My Pockets by Signe BaumaneShort Film International Competition

    Best Film:

    Symphony Nr.42 (Hungary)
    Directed by Reka Bucsi

    Special Mention:

    Object (Poland)
    Directed by Paulina Skribinska