Awards for 2017

Special Prize of the Jury

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Special Mention

Best Debut

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Best Starting Performance

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Best Director

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Best Actor

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East of West Award - Special Mention

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Audience Award

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Audience Prize

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FIPRESCI Prize

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Keep the Change: Rachel Israel
"It is a tender film with a simple narrative, driven by complex emotions. By letting herself be inspired by her magnificent actors' personal experiences of life on the autism spectrum, writer/director Rachel Israel has created a work that is inclusive, fresh and thoroughly engaging."

Award of Ecumenical Jury

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The Cakemaker: Ofir Raul Graizer
"With a gentle approach, the film portrays a journey towards acceptance and the pursuit of love. The unique bond formed between the characters strengthens a healing process that brings them a new life. It allows the viewer to connect to the most important of human values, something that overcomes all prejudices: love."

Label Europa Cinemas

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Muskarci ne placu: Alen Drljevic
"The jury was struck by the film's non-judgemental stance on the characters' different perspectives, brought to vivid life by its fine cast, the universality of its theme of the value of forgiveness not just of others, but of ourselves, for past actions, its relevance to Europe's future as a community, and its subtle commentary on the negative aspects of masculinity."

FEDEORA Award

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Marita: Cristi Iftime
"For the simplicity in directing his debut feature film, focused on the everyday life of a family, whose members, no matter that the family is separated after the divorce of the parents, at their reunion, celebrate the meeting and enjoy it in a spontaneous and friendly way that brings positive energy into their lives."

FEDEORA Award - Special Mention

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Mavi sessizlik: Bülent Öztürk
"For its strong, corageous take both in visuals, sounds and silences on how violence and war eats the soul."

President's Award

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