PALIĆ: French film Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly received the Golden Tower for Best Film at the 26th edition of European Film Festival Palić. The festival was held in Palić and Subotica from 20 to 26 July 2019.
Palić Tower for Best Director award went to the Lithuanian Juris Kursietis, while Anna Maria Rossi received a Special Mention for Ajvar, a Serbian / Montenegrin coproduction that world premiered during the festival.
More than 130 films from all around Europe, divided into 15 programmes, screened in the festival organised by the Open University Subotica.
Golden Tower for Best Film:Les Misérables (France)Directed by Ladj Ly
Palić Tower for Best Director:Juris Kursietis forOleg (Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania, France)Produced by Tasse Film (Latvia) Coproduced by InScript (Lithuania), Iota Production (Belgium), Arizona Productions (France)Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel, Belgian Tax Incentives, Eurimages and the Lithuanian Film Centre
Special Mentions:Director Yaron Shani and actor Eran Naim forChained (Israel, Germany)Directed by Yaron Shani
Director Anna Maria Rossi forAjvar (Serbia, Montenegro)Produced by BibercheCoproduced by ArtikulacijaSupported by Film Center Serbia, the Film Center of Montenegro
FIPRESCI Award for Best Film in the Official Selection:Les Misérables (France)Directed by Ladj Ly
Critics Jury Award:The Harvest (USA, Georgia)Directed by Misho Antadze
Produced by Pantheon PicturesCoproduced by CinemarkSupported by the Georgian National Film Centre (gnfc.ge)
Critics Jury Special Mention:Actress Martina Apostolova forIrina (Bulgaria)Directed by Nadejda KosevaProduced by ArtfestSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the MEDIA Development Programme, SEEC Network