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20th Sarajevo Film Festival Awards

Sarajevo Film Festival proudly presents winners and awards.

OFFICIAL AWARDS
 
COMPETITION PROGRAMME - FEATURE FILM
 
Jury:
President of the Jury: Béla Tarr, Director (Hungary)
Jury members:
Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern (UK)
Melissa Leo, Actress (USA)
Daniela Michel, Founding Director of Morelia Film Festival (Mexico)
Rasha Salti, International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival (Lebanon)
Christoph Terhechte, Head of the Forum section of Berlinale (Germany)
Orsi Tóth, Actress (Hungary) 

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST FILM
SONG OF MY MOTHER / KLAMA DAYIKA MIN

Director: Erol Mintaş
Financial Award, in the amount of 16,000 €, is provided by Council of Europe 

The jury very much appreciates the courageous simplicity, the pure cinematic language, the choice to show the daily life in a manner that makes us understand and love the characters. We are delighted that the filmmakers were capable to resist the temptation of mainstream cinema.

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
BRIDES/ PATARDZLEBI 

Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili (Georgia, France)
Financial Award, in the amount of 10,000 €, is provided by Agnes B.

For its subtle cinematic approach in telling an intricate tale of separation, suffering, hope and despair. Through a quiet, cadenced narration which beautifully focuses on the smallest details we witness love surmount prison walls.
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST ACTRESS
Mari Kitia (BRIDES/Georgia, France)
Financial award in the amount of 2,500 €

For playing a complex role leading the cast with strength and dignity. Through her performance we are able to completely understand her situation. She does this with no need to demonstrate to us, but lives simply in her character's world.
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST ACTOR
Feyyaz Duman (SONG OF MY MOTHER/ Turkey, France, Germany)
Financial award in the amount of 2,500 €

For his stoic portrayal of a Kurdish teacher and writer in Istanbul whose equilibrium is constantly threatened by his superiors, the gentrification of the city he lives in, his girlfriend’s urge to build a family, but most of all the stubbornness of his own mother who is always one step ahead of her son.

COMPETITION PROGRAMME -SHORT FILM
 
Jury:
Pierre Courtin, Artist (France)
Nicolas Schmerkin, Producer, director, writer, editor (France)
Selma Spahić, Director (B&H)

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST FILM
THE CHICKEN / KOKOŠKA
Director: Una Gunjak (Germany, Croatia)
Financial award in the amount of 2,500 €

SPECIAL JURY MENTION
SHELTERS / ZAKLONI

Director: Ivan Salatić (Montenegro)

SPECIAL JURY MENTION
THE EXECUTION / A KIVÉGZÉS
Director: Petra Szőcs (Hungary, Romania)
 
COMPETITION PROGRAMME- DOCUMENTARY FILM
 
Jury:
Ananda Scepka, Head of Open Doors, Co-production Lab, Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland)
Srđan Šarenac, Director (B&H)
Stefano Tealdi, Director and producer (Italy)
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM 
NAKED ISLAND / GOLI
Director: Tiha K. Gudac (Croatia)
Financial award, in the amount of 3,000 €, is provided by The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE 
JUDGEMENT IN HUNGARY
Director: Eszter Hajdu (Mađarska, Njemačka, Portugal)
Financial Award, in the amount of 2,500 €, is provided by AI Jazeera Balkans

SPECIAL JURY MENTION
HAPPILY EVER AFTER / LJUBAVNA ODISEJA

Director: Tatjana Božić (Netherlands, Croatia)

 
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 
JUDGEMENT IN HUNGARY / PRESUDA U MAĐARSKOJ
Director: Eszter Hajdu (Hungary, Germany, Portugal)
Award for the best film of the Competition Programme- Documentary Film dealing with the subject of human rights. Award in the amount of 3,000 € is granted by The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. 

HONORARY HEART OF SARAJEVO 
Agnès B., Designer and filmmaker (France)
Gael García Bernal, Actor (Mexico)
Danis Tanović, Director (B&H)
 
CINELINK AWARDS
 
CineLink Jury:
Behrooz Hashemian, Silkroad Production 
Čedomir Kolar, ASAP Films  
Georges Goldenstern, Festival Cannes  
Claire Launay, ARTE FRANCE  
Annamaria Lodato, ARTE France  
Dorien Van de Pas, Netherlands Film Fund  

EAVE SCOLARSHIP
16 PRODUCER

Ipek Kent

LIVING PICTURES SERVICE CINELINK AWARD
THE BLACK PIN
Ivan Marinović

ARTE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CINELINK AWARD
HILAL, FEZA AND OTHER PLANETS

Kutluğ Ataman, Fabian Gasmia

CNC CINELINK AWARD
PARI
Siamak Etemadi, Konstantinos Kontovrakis

EURIMAGES COPRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT AWARD 
MY HAPPY FAMILY
Nana Ektimishvilli, Simon Gross

WORK IN PROGRESS AWARDS
 
Work In Progress Jury
Nelleke Driessen, Fortissimo Films
Tolke Palm, The Post Republic
Meinolf Zurhorst ZDF/ARTE  
 
POSTREPUBLIC AWARD
THE WOUNDED ANGEL
Emir Baigazin, Anna Vigelmi
 
RESTART AWARD
LIFE
Ines Tanović, Alem Babić

20TH SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS' AWARDS


HT ERONET AUDIENCE AWARD

Best Feature Film: WILD TALES, 

Damián Szifrón

 

Best Documentary Film: JUDGEMENT IN HUNGARY, Eszter Hajdu

 

ASSOCIATION OF FILMMAKERS IN B&H - “IVICA MATIĆ” AWARD

Mustafa Mustafić
for his life contribution to BiH cinema

Danis Tanović
for film AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER

CINEUROPA PRIZE
The prize is awarded by the Cineuropa portal, the site dedicated to the European cinema and film professionals, and is given to a film that besides having indisputable artistic qualities also promotes the idea of European dialogue and integration. The value of this award is 5,000 €.

THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING
Kosovo*, 2014, 93 min. 
Director:  Isa Qosja

Jury: Alberto la Monica (director of Festival del Cinema Europeo Lecce, Italy) and  Gonzalo Suarez (Cineuropa Translator and Publisher Assistant, Spain)

CICAE AWARD
The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) awards a film from the Competition Programme - Features.

MACONDO 
Austria, 2014, 93 min.
Director: Sudabeh Mortezai

Jury: Christian Braschi (Director of Cinéma LE ROYAL, France), Olivier Gicart (Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons, Belgium)   and Erika Borsos (Head of Film Programme, Budapest Film Zrt., Hungary)

EDN TALENT GRANT
EDN Talent Grant has been created as co-operation between the Sarajevo Film Festival and the European Documentary Network with the purpose of supporting promising new documentary filmmakers from the region.

THE FOREST
Romania, Serbia, 2014, 73 min.
Director: Siniša Dragin

SARAJEVO SHORT FILM NOMINEE FOR THE EFA AWARD
The winner receives a nomination for the European Film Academy (EFA) Best Film Award. 

EMERGENCY CALLS 
Finland, 2013, 15 min.
Directors: Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen
 
Jury: Alessandro Marcionni (Locarno Film Festival, Head of the Pardi di Domani section ) , Urszula Śniegowska (Artistic director of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw) and Zora Stančič (Visual Artist)

BH FILM STUDENT PROGRAMME AWARD 

Best Film:
REDEMPTION 

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014, 11 min.
Director: Mirna Dizdarević (SFA)

Special Jury Award: 
THE WALL 

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014, 25 min.
Director: Zulfikar Filandra (ASU)

Special Jury Mention: 
SOME OF US 

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014, 9 min.
Director: Anja Kavić (AUBL)

Jury: Nermin Hamzagić (Director), Amira Lekić (Producer) and Dario Đuraković (Editor)

DOCU ROUGH CUT BOUTIQUE PROJECT AWARDS

Work in Progress 
THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING

Mila Turajlić

FIFDH Geneva Award 2.000 EUR 
THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING 

Mila Turajlić

HBO Adria Award 2.000 EUR 
SOME DAY 

Monica Lazurean Gorgan

IDFA Award 
THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING

Mila Turajlić 

The winner will be fully invited to visit IDFA and its markets, where a meeting with film professionals will be arranged to discuss the project that participated in Sarajevo.

Cat&Docs Award 2.000EUR 
SOME DAY
Monica Lazurean Gorgan

HRT Croatian Radio Television 2.000 EUR 

A TWO WAY MIRROR 
Katarina Zrinka Matijević Veličan 


* This label does not prejudge the status of Kosovo and is in accordance with Resolution 1244 and the opinion of the ICJ on Kosovo's declaration of independence.

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