Danish picture Bleeder, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, won the FIPRESCI prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival last week (August 18-26) while the Regional Programme jury gave their award to Poland's Urszula Urbaniak for Torowisko.
The FIPRESCI jury also gave a special mention to Srdjan Vuletic's Hop, Skip & Jump, a special award from the festival's Bosnian programme. The Panorama section jury selected Edward Yang's A One And A Two and Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy for top honours, with a second prize going to Lars von Trier's Dancer In The Dark and special mentions to Leo Pool's Emporte-Moi and Santosh Sivan's The Terrorist.
An award of Kodak film was presented to both Selimir Sokolovic and Demis Sinancevic for their films The Secret Of The Mobile Phone and Incarnation showing in the Insert sidebar. Meanwhile, Macedonian filmmaker Goran Trenchovski received an award from the TV Festival jury for his TV film Multileve.
With attendance of more than 60,000 at its 115 films, this year's Sarajevo proved to be one of the most successful so far. International guests included Mike Leigh, Steve Buscemi, Darren Aronofsky and Willem Dafoe.