Other winners include A Cellphone Movie, Loverboy, Ave; Angelina Jolie attends to receive honours.
The 17th Sarajevo Film Festival (July 22-30) ended with Karl Markovics’ Breathing (Atmen) winning the Heart of Sarajevo for best film with $35,992 (€25,000).
The jury presided by Ari Folman and consisting of Alberto Barbera, Zana Marjanovic, Michele Ohayon and Razvan Radulescu also gave the Heart of Sarajevo for best actor and $3,599 (€2,500) to the film’s lead Thomas Schubet.
World-premiering in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Breathing also recieved Sarajevo’s CICAE Award.
Ada Condeescu won best actress and the same amount provided by the Sarajevo Airport for her role in Catalin Mitulescu’s Loverboy. The film had its world premiere in Cannes Un Certain Regard.
The Special Jury Prize, which includes $14,396 (€10,000) from fashion designer Agnes B. went to Bulgaria’s Ave by Konstantin Bojanov. Ave also received the Cineuropa Award. The film had it world premiere in the Critics’ Week section in Cannes.
In the short film competition, Dalibor Matanic’s Mezanine from Croatia won the Heart of Sarajevo for best short film and $4,319 (€3,000). This is the second Sarajevo win for Matanic in a row in the festival’s short film section — in 2009 he won with Party.
The jury presided by Milcho Manchevski and including Jean-Christophe Berjon and Erzen Shkololli also gave out two special mentions, to Nadejda Koseva’s Take Two (Bulgaria/Germany) and Veljko Popovic’s Dove sei, amore mio (Croatia).
In the documentary competition, the Heart of Sarajevo for best film went to Bosnia’s Nedzad Begovic for A Cellphone Movie, and Imre Azem’s Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits (Turkey/Germany) received the Human Rights Award. The two films got $4,319 (€3,000) each from the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lusiano Barisone, Biljana Garvanlieva and David Reiff served on the jury.
Sarajevo’s short film nominee for the European Film Awards is Roee Rosen’s Out (Israel), as judged by Igor Camo, Zvonimir Juric and Caroline Libresco.
The EDN talent grant went to My Vote by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan and Andrei Gorgan from Romania.
At Sarajevo’s co-production market CineLink, the Greek producer Maria Drandaki received the EAVE scholarship.
The Living Pictures Service Award worth $14,396 (€10,000) in kind went to the project The Wednesday Child by Lili Horvath (Hungary), and Serbia’s Nikola Ljuca got the $8,638 (€6,000) International Relations Arte Prize for Humidity.
The $14,396 (€10,000) worth CNC Award went to Yorgos Zios’ Stage Fright from Greece, while Turkey’s Mahmut Fazil Coskun received the Eurimages Award of $43,190 (€30,000) for Yozgat Blues. Romania’s Adina Pintilie won the special mention for Touch Me Not.
In the Work in Progress section for projects in post-production, Alexandra Gulea from Romania got $28,793 (€20,000) in kind Restart Award for Child Miner, while Turkey’s Ali Yildin received the Post Republic Award worth $115,174 (€80,000) in post-production services for Mold.
Angelina Jolie was in attendance to receive the Heart of Sarajevo Honorary Award, and another honorary award went to Jafar Panahi.