Festival favourite Slovenian Jan Cvitkovic's Gravehopping won the Golden Tower prizefor the best film at the 13th Festival of European Film at Palic,Serbia (July 15-21).
The film had already won the Grand Prize at Cottbus, aspecial mention at Ljubljana and best director award at San Sebastian.
The Palic Tower for unique artistic approach went toGerman Detlev Buck's Tough Enough,while Cillian Murphy took the best actor prize for Neil Jordan's Breakfast On Pluto and Austrian MichaelGlawogger was the best director with Slumming.
The International Jury of Critics gave the special mentionaward to Czech Bogdan Slama's SomethingLike Happiness and Gorki List Tolerance prize to Bulgarian GeorgijDjulgerov's Lady Zi, the winner oflast year's Sarajevo Film Festival.
Theo Angelopoulos was given the Aleksandar Lifka awardfor outstanding contribution to European cinema and the guest list also included actor Padrac Delaney from Ken Loach'sCannes winner Wind That Shakes The Barleywhich opened the festival, Italian actress Stefania Rocca from Don't Tell which was also in competitionand Krzysztof Zanussi who came with his latest Persona Non Grata.
The most interesting of several sidebar programmes wasthe Young European Filmmakers section with some 20 short,experimental, animated, documentary and feature films made by fresh Europeanauthors, including Wael Noureddine (From Beiruth With Love), Claudio Bozzatello (Dirty Fire), Gary Tarn (BlackSun), Andrei Kagadeev (Belarus Story),Darko Kovacevic (Invisible Nation) andSergei Loban (Dust).
The festival closed with an out of competitionscreening of Paul Greengrass' United 93.