At the 54th Pula Film Festival in Istria, Croatia (July 12-21), Kristijan Milic's The Living And The Dead (Zivi I Mrtvi) won the Grand Golden Arena for the best film, as well as the best director prize.

The brutal war drama set in Bosnia in two overlapping stories happening in 1943 and 1993 took another six awards, including best supporting actor for Borko Peric, best photography, music, special effects, sound and, posthumously, to Goran Guberovic for editing.

Ognjen Svilicic took the best screenplay for his Armin, which also brought best actor for Bosnian Emir Hadzihafizbegovic. Play Me A Love Song (Pjevajte Mi Nesto Ljubavno) by Goran Kulenovic won the audience award, in addition to best art direction and best costume.

In the international competition programme, the jury gave The Special Arena for artistic accomplishment to Love Songs (Les Chansons d'Amour) by Christophe Honore, Jiri Menzel got the best director prize for I Served The King Of England (Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale), while Alessandro Angelini's Salt Air (L'Aria Salata) won the award for the best film.