Croatian thriller Goran has won the best film award at the 9th edition of Kosovo’s Pristina Film Festival (PriFest, July 13-20).
The film was produced by Danijel Pek and written by Norwegian writer Gjermund Gisvold. Director Nevio Marasevic was also given a special mention in the best director category.
Croatian filmmaker Hana Jusic won the best director award for Croatia-Denmark production Quit Staring at my Plate, while the film’s star Mia Petricevic was presented with the best actress prize.
Best actor went to Caner Cindoruk, who won for his role in Turkish drama Ember (Kor). The film was written and directed by Turkish filmmaker Zeki Demirkubuz, his 11th feature.
The 2017 edition of the event was the largest so far, with more than 80 films screened.
Elsewhere, Crash writer-director Paul Haggis attended this year’s festival to receive an honorary award for his service to word cinema.