Bulgarian first-time filmmaker Sophia Zornitsa's
The International Jury under the presidency of the UK's MikeLeigh, who described the jury service as "a most stimulating and toughtime", also gave an "extra special" Special Award to the elderlyvillagers in Zornitsa's film for "the warmest, most original andcompelling performances."
However, A WonderfulNight In Split, which features US rap star Coolio in small role, did notleave empty-handed, picking up the Euros 10,000 Special Jury Prize and the Euros 2,500 Best Actress Award forMarija Skaricic, while the Euros 2,500 Best Actor Award went to MilanTocinovski for his performance in How IKilled A Saint (Kako Ubiv Svetec) by Macedonia's Teona Strugar Mitevska.
The Short Film Jury headed by Chariots Of Fire director Hugh Hudson gave the Prix UIP toGermany's Hajo Schomerus for Me MyselfAnd The Universe which qualifies the short for a nomination at this year'sEuropean Film Awards in Barcelona and the ECO Award for the best film aboutprotecting the environment ex aequo to Lizzie Oxby's Extn. 21 and Arnaud Ganzerli, Jerome Blanquet and LaurentBourdoiseau's Electronic Performances.
The new Human Rights Award for the best documentarypromoting human rights went to Croatia's Goran Devic for Imported Crows (Uvozne Vrane) with a special mention for BorisMitic's Pretty Dyana (Lijepa Dyana)from Serbia and Montenegro.
In addition, Maria Solrun's Jargo was named the Best Film by audiences at the newly createdTeenarena sidebar which was modelled on the Berlinale's 14plus section.
Meanwhile, this year's Stella Artois Audience Award went toMichael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 whosevotes cast averaged out just ahead of local director Pjer Zalica's festivalopener Days And Hours and RadivoyeAndric's When I Grow Up I'll Be Kangaroo