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'Album' takes top prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

20 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Godless wins Special Jury Prize and Best Actress.Scroll down for the full list of winners

Turkish director Mehmet Can Mertoğlu’s Album has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20).

The comedy, which premiered in Critics’ Week at Cannes in May, follows a middle class Turkish couple who try to cover up the forgery of their family history.

The decision was made by a jury led by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman. The award comes with a prize of $18,000 (€16,000).

Album producer Yoel Meranda commented when receiving the award: “Many people here know that most of the stuff that helped this film get made happened in Sarajevo. It started in Sarajevo, and it’s amazing that we have completed this circle.”

Ralitza Petrova’s Godless was awarded two prizes: the Special Jury prize and Best Actress for lead Irena Ivanova.

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Sarajevo: Avant Premieres to showcase local films, Dalibor Matanić TV series

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sarajevo’s Avant Premieres section broadens scope and includes workshop on audience development and innovation

Launched two years ago, Sarajevo Film Festival’s Avant Premieres is a section that connects the festival’s film programme and industry section.

Presenting upcoming releases of local films, it includes public screenings of potenital box office hits, and industry screenings of trailers for new films for distributors and exhibitors.

This year, the section will introduce the Audience Development & Innovation Lab (Aug 18-19) for regional exhibitors, organized in collaboration with Europa Cinemas.

The workshop will focus on programming, marketing, audience development and social media, and will be led by Duncan Carson, marketing, communications and events manager at the UK-based Independent Cinema Office (Ico).

The goal is to strengthen the network of regional cinemas and to provide a platform where they can share strengths, weaknesses and examples of best practices.

Public screenings

The public screenings of Avant Premieres include three new films, and a »

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Sarajevo fest unveils competition line-up

20 July 2016 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts among titles; In Focus strand also revealed.

Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20) has unveiled its competition and in focus titles ahead of the launch of its 22nd edition next month.

The eight features in competition include two world premieres: Ivan Marinović’s debut The Black Pin; and Lukas Valenta Rinner’s A Decent Woman.

The Black Pin, from Montenegro director Marinovic, centres on a priest who finds himself at odds with the other inhabitants of his small, rural parish when he opposes a large property sale. Serbian Vladimir Vasiljević is co-producing.

Austrian filmmaker Rinner, whose Parabellum won the special jury prize at Jeonju and was up for Rotterdam’s Tiger Award in 2015, returns with A Decent Woman, the story of a housemaid working in an exclusive gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires who embarks on a journey of sexual liberation at a nudist swingers club.

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Sarajevo fest reveals documentary competition titles

19 July 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Four world premieres among line-up.

Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20) has revealed the documentary films that will play in competition at its 22nd edition.

The programme consists of 21 films that examine issues ranging from personal identity, national identity, emigration and social justice to family secrets, political mysteries and economical crises.

Competition Programme – Documentary Filmworld Premieres


Slovenia, 2016, 10 min.

Director: Damjan Kozole

The Heart Of Wood / Srce Od Drveta

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016, 36 min.

Director: Namik Kabil

Scream For Me Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016, 100 min.

Director: Tarik Hodžić


Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016, 25 min.

Director: Pero Pavlovic

International Premieres


Turkey, 2016, 81 min.

Director: Berke Bas, Melis Birder

The Beast Is Still Alive

Bulgaria, 2016, 91 min.

Director: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

Down There / Unten

Austria, 2016, 87 min.

Director: Đorđe Čenić, Hermann Peseckas

Drums Of Resistance / Daullet E REZISTENCËS

Kosovo, 2016, 65 min.

Director: Mathieu Jouffre

Four Passports / ČETIRI PASOŠA

Serbia, Croatia, Germany, 2016, 83 min.

Director: Mihajlo Jevtić

Islands Of Forgotten Cinemas / Kino Otok

Croatia, 2016, 35 min.

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'It's Not The Time Of My Life' triumphs at Karlovy Vary

10 July 2016 5:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hungarian drama won best film and best actor, while Czech features also saw success.

Szabolcs Hajdu’s Hungarian drama It’s Not the Time Of My Life was the major winner at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, which handed out its awards on Saturday night (July 9).

The film took the Crystal Globe for best feature film, which comes with a $25,000 prize, as well as best actor for director Hajdu, who also stars.

Ivan Terdovskiy’s surreal drama Zoology took the special jury prize, while Slovenian director Damjan Kozole took best director for his dark thriller Nightlife. Two Czech features also triumphed: Zuzana Mauréry won best actress for her performance in Jan Hrebejk’s school comedy The Teacher, and the final feature of the late Jan Nemec, who passed away in March this year, The Wolf From Royal Vineyard Street, received a special mention.

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2016 Karlovy Vary Iff Awards Winners: ‘It’s Not the Time of My Life’ Takes Top Prize

9 July 2016 3:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The winners for the 51st annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Awards were announced on Saturday night.

Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu’s “It’s Not the Time of My Life” took home the Grand Prix Crystal Globe prize and a $25,000 cash award. The helmer, who also stars in the film, was also awarded the best actor award for his role. The movie follows two families that happen to temporarily share an unusual apartment.

The Special Jury Prize and the $15,000 cash prize was given to “Zoology.” Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, the feature follows a disillusioned middle-aged woman who grows a tail and embarks on a thrilling new romance before reality catches up with her.

Read More: Karlovy Vary Review: ‘We’re Still Together’ Is A Smart And Sensitive Micro-Budget Drama

Damjan Kozole won the best director award for “Nightlife,” which tells the story of a wealthy couple that changed by a sudden accident. »

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Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2016: Full List of Winners

9 July 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The full list of prizes awarded at the 2016 Karlovy Vary Film Festival:

Grand Prix

It’s Not the Time of My Life

Szabolcs Hajdu


Special jury prize


Ivan I. Tverdovskiy

Russia, France, Germany


Damjan Kozole, “Nightlife”

Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Zuzana Mauréry, “The Teacher”

Jan Hřebejk

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2016


Szabolcs Hajdu, “It’s Not the Time of My Life”

Szabolcs Hajdu


Special mentions

“By the Rails”

Catalin Mitulescu

Romania, Sweden

“The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street”

Jan Nemec

Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France

East of the West award

“House of Others”

Rusudan Glurjidze

Georgia, Russia, Spain, Croatia

Jury prize

“The Days That Confused”

Triin Ruumet


Documentary prize


Alma Har’el


Special mention


Cláudia Varejão

Portugal, Switzerland, Japan

Pravo audience award

Captain Fantastic

Matt Ross


Fipresci prize

“Original Bliss”

Sven Taddicken


Ecumenical jury prize

“The Confessions”

Roberto Ando

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Hungarian Indie ‘It’s Not the Time of My Life’ Wins Top Prize at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

9 July 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Szabolcs Hajdu’s sharply observed portrait of dysfunctional Hungarian couples “It’s Not the Time of My Life” scored the Grand Prix in Karlovy Vary Saturday — plus best actor nod for Hajdu’s perf — at a glitzy gala in the western Czech Republic town marked by dancers swimming through zoetrope-inspired images in the Thermal Hotel.

The Crystal Globe, along with a $25,000 check, was doled out for pic’s expert handling of complex and bittersweet character interactions.

“Zoology,” an ironic look at nonconformity in Russia, took special jury prize and a $15,000 kitty for writer-director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy.

The jury tapped Damjan Kozole for the intrigue “Nightlife,” a Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina co-production, for best director, while Zuzana Mauréry won actress honors for “The Teacher,” a Czech-Slovak look at insidious corruption by Jan Hřebejk.

“By the Rails,” a tense Romanian-Swedish relationship study by Catalin Mitulescu, won special jury mention, as did »

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Nightlife’

8 July 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Damjan Kozole literally and metaphorically explores Slovenia’s dark side in the allusive thriller “Nightlife.” This engrossing examination of fear essentially poses the question of whether it is worse to be mauled by animals or by the media. When a high-profile criminal defense attorney is found naked on a public road, bleeding massively from multiple dog bites and with a large strap-on sex toy nearby, his bewildered wife must summon all her cunning to contain the potential scandal. Given that this is no whodunit — and the how and why are also unspecified — audiences who prefer catharsis with their narrative strands neatly tied may feel cheated, but further festival action is assured for this Karlovy Vary premiere.

Married for 20 years, Lea (Pia Zemljic), a professor, and Milan (Jernej Sugman), a lawyer, appear to be a typical bourgeois couple, with a modern, attractive apartment and a son (Emil Kozole) attending graduate school in England. »

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‘Nightlife’ Karlovy Vary Review: Lawyer’s Life and Reputation Hang in the Balance in Slovenian Thriller

6 July 2016 12:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s the conspiracies you don’t see that are the most frightening ones, and the presence of invisible enemies imbues the Slovenian thriller “Nightlife” (“Nocno zivljenje”) with a constant sense of dread. Director Damjan Kozole (“A Call Girl,” “Spare Parts”) doesn’t quite deliver the heft of similar films that have emerged from the recent Romanian New Wave — “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” and “Police, Adjective” both came to mind as I was watching — but he and editors Jurij Moskon and Ivo Trajkov keep the storytelling suspenseful. Criminal lawyer Milan (Jernej Sugman) has just succeeded in getting his client released. »

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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Unveils Crystal Globe Lineup

31 May 2016 4:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street,” the final feature of Czech filmmaker Jan Nemec, who died in March at the age of 79, will have its world premiere as part of the Official Selection competition at this year’s Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. The film is one of 12 international features announced on Tuesday that will vie for the Crystal Globe during the fest, which runs July 1-9.

Nemec’s film is an adaptation of the celebrated director’s own quasi-autobiographical short stories, resulting in what the fest describes as “a dejected comedy, an unsentimental reminiscence and a nonchalant settling of scores in punk regalia. Both the movie and its maker defy categorization.”

Also in the running is Italian director Roberto Ando’s “The Confessions,” a suspense drama about a charismatic monk (Toni Servillo) who shows up at a meeting of G8 finance ministers on the Baltic coast, where a financier is subsequently murdered. »

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Karlovy Vary fest unveils 2016 competition line-ups

31 May 2016 3:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The final film of Jan Nemec, who died in March, to play in the main competition.Scroll down for competition line-ups

The 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1-9) has unveiled the competition titles in its Official Selection, East of the West and Documentary sections.

The 12-strong main competition will comprise eight world premieres and four international premieres, including the last film from renowned Czech director Jan Nemec, who died in March.

The Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s with titles such as Diamonds Of The Night (1964). His final film, The Wolf From Royal Vineyard Street, will world premiere at Kviff and is an adaptation of his own quasi-autobiographical short stories.

Other titles include Slovak-Czech drama The Teacher from Jan Hrebejk while Roberto Andò is returning to Kviff with The Confessions, three years after his hit Viva la Libertà.

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