Slovenian Cinematographers Hand Out First Awards

    The High Sun by Dalibor Matanić The High Sun by Dalibor Matanić

    LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Society of Cinematographers (ZFS) gave out awards to cinematographers in five categories and three lifetime achievement awards in its first IRIS awards ceremony on 26 April 2016.

    Prizes went to cinematographers in the categories of feature film, short film, documentary, TV series and student film. The feature film award went to Marko Brdar for his work on the Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian coproduction The High Sun.

    A total of 41 films were submitted for consideration. Recipients had to be Slovenian citizens or Slovenian nationals.

    ZFS unanimously decided to award three lifetime achievement awards in cinematography. They went to Ivan Marincek-Žan, Žaro Tusar and Ivo Belec.

    Winners of IRIS 2016 awards are:

    Feature film:

    Marko Brdar for The High Sun (Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Dalibor Matinic
    Production: Kinorama
    Coproduction: Gustav Film
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), the Slovenian Film Centre and Viba Film Ljubljana

    Short film:

    Mitja Licen for Impromptu

    Documentary film:

    Jure Černec for Hammer & Cross
    Directed by Bojan Labovič
    Produced by Studio Legen
    Coproduced by RTVS

    Student film:

    Saso Štih for Svitanje / Dawning

    TV series:

    Maksimiljan Susnik for Fatal Wine
    Produced by POP TV

    Lifetime Achievement Award:

    Ivan Marincek-Žan, Žaro Tusar and Ivo Belec