Arthouse Cinema Awards at Sarajevo Film Festival, CineFest Miskolc, Filmfest Hamburg and Loft Film Fest

    Four new winners have been added to the list of Arthouse Cinema Awards 2023, chosen these last months by the CICAE juries at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the CineFest Miskolc, the Filmfest Hamburg and Loft Film Fest.
    The juries met to view the films in the main competitions and awarded the arthouse cinema prizes to what they considered to be outstanding arthouse films, deserving of increased visibility and wide distribution.

    The jury for the 29th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival awarded Tudor Giurgiu's "Libertate".
    At the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival, Gregor Janežić (Cerknica Cultural Centre, Cerknica, Slovenia), John Sarkanjac (film director, Skopje, North Macedonia), and Ula Śniegowska (New Horizons, Wrocław, Poland) awarded LIBERTATE by Tudor Giurgiu, about the Romanian revolution in December 1989.
    You can read about the jury’s statement here.

    At the 19th CineFest Miskolc, the jury formed by György Paraszkay (Art-Mozi Egyesűlet, Hungary), Joan Parsons (Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, United Kingdom) and Tamara Visković (Centar Zlatna vrata, Split, Croatia) assigned the Arthouse Cinema Award to BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY, by Elene Naveriani. The film tellsthe story of the pursuit of hapiness of a 48-years-old independant woman in Georgia.
    More about the film here.
    At the 31st Filmfest Hamburg, the film HOW TO HAVE SEX by Molly Manning Walker received the Arthouse Cinema Award from the international jury composed of Deborah Cohrs (Shirleys, München, Germany), Jure Matičič (Mestni kino Domžale, Domžale, Slovenia) and Erwin Rajkovcanin (Schauburg Kino, Dortmund, Germany). The movie also won the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2023.
    You can read the jury’s statement here
    Discover the trailer here

    The film FANCY DANCE by Erica Trembley received the Arthouse Cinema Award at the Loft Film Fest 2023. The jury was formed by Klaudia Elsässer (Pannonia Entertainment, Budapest, Hungary), Jeff Mitchell (Phoenix Critic’s Circle / Art House Film Wire, USA) and Anaïs Pitkevicht (Festival consultant, France).
    Read what the jury stated about the film here

    At the 68th edition of the Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI) - which also marked the first year of collaboration between the CICAE and the festival - the film FEMME by Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping stood out in the eyes of the jury, who awarded it the Arthouse Cinema Award.
    The jury for this collaboration was composed of Pedro Barbadillo (CineCiutat, Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Martin Castillo (Centro Arte Alameda, Santiago, Chile) and Céline Pain (Cinéma Le Drakkar, Dives-sur-Mer, France).
    Find out more on our website or watch the trailer here.