|Of the 586 films submitted for this year’s festival, selector Marijana Čanak chose 79 films. You can read her impressions of the films here.
The expert judge panel made the final call about the film selection. This year, the judges were Seize the Film Novi Sad representatives – film director Zoran Cvetković and psychologist Tatjana Stojšić Petković, Seize the Film Croatia Director Denis Pilepić representing the festival in Rijeka, and Milica Galić, HO Partner activist and representative of Seize the Film Banjaluka.
Denis Pilepić (Rijeka) spoke of this year’s film selection on behalf of the expert judge panel:
„I can say without exaggerating that the majority of films submitted deserved to be screened this year, and I extend my compliments to all the films that almost made the cut, and invite them to return next year. It was equally challenging, if not more so, to discuss award recipients. It was the details and subjective perceptions that made the call, because in all honesty, at least 20 films were deserving of an award.
Still,we somehow managed to make a decision that was balanced and that the entire judge panel agreed with. I stress again that it was in the details, that we are proud and honored to have received such quality material and that we are a part of this powerful festival.“
39 films from 18 countries will be screened at the Novi Sad Cultural Center from the 26th until the 29th of September.
LIST OF FILMS HERE
A detailed film and festival program will be published by September 1st.