The sixth editionof the Motovun Film Festival took place from July 26-30 in the town of Istria,Croatia. Unlike most world festivals that are more market-oriented, what setsthis festival apart is its focus on presenting films to film-lovers as well as toprofessionals, as well as featuring a large number of side events such asexhibitions, film schools, workshops, all kinds of presentations, concerts andparties that attract a lot of young people. Actually, some 70% of the audienceswere under 26 and rarely went to sleep before 8 a.m..

The festivalfeatured 90 films, 24 of which were in competition for the main prizes. Themain award "Motovun Propeller" went to Ken Loach's Ae Fond Kiss. Serbian Rasa Andric's When I Grow Up I'll Be A Kangaroo (Kad Porastem Bicu Kengur) tookthe "A to A Award", the competition of films produced in the region fromAustria to Albania; while Lars Von Trier and Jorgen Leth's The Five Obstacles won the FIPRESCI award. The Jameson Short FilmAward went to Croatian documentary ImportedCrows (Uvozne Vrane) directed by Goran Devic.

The guest listincluded Jason Biggs who came to promote the 2000 film Prozac Nation, Nik Powell who praised the opening film Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring,director Thomas McCarthy and actor Peter Dinklage with their movie The Station Agent, Vit Klusak and FilipRemunda, creators of the Czech documentary TheCzech Dream (Cesky Sen), Andrew Horton who held a workshop on screenwritingcomedies and Motovun regular Stephen Daldry.