The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced that US actor Danny Glover is to curate this year’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award.
The Lethal Weapon star will attend the festival, which runs from August 16-24, and will present the winner of the award - aimed at giving new voices, new perspectives and visions a chance to be seen and heard.
Over the past nine years the foundation has appointed a curator, selected from Cartlidge’s friends and colleagues, who in turn chooses a recipient for the annual bursary.
The recipient is a new cinematic voice whose work, in some way, embodies her “integrity of spirit and commitment to independent film”. Cartlidge was a British actress who starred in several Mike Leigh films and died in 2002.
The recipient is presented with the award, a cash bursary, at a special red carpet gala at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Past winners include:
- Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia (2012, curator: Jeremy Irons)
- Hala Lotfy (2011, Charlotte Rampling)
- Ciné Institute Haiti (2010, Annie Nocenti)
- Juanita Wilson (2009, Stellan Skarsgard)
- Faruk Šabanović (2008, Danis Tanović)
- Cary Fukunaga (2007, John Lyons)
- Eyas Salman (2006, Simon McBurney and Juergen Teller)
- Amy Neil (2005, Emily Watson)
- Greg Hall (2004, Mike Leigh).