AWARDS

AWARDED FILMS 2020. – Novi Sad

The expert jury in 2020 was composed of: Iva Plemić Divjak, producer (Serbia), Tatjana Stojšić Petković, psychologist, disability expert (Serbia), Denis Pilepić, director of Uhvati film Rijeka (Croatia) and Jelena Bačković (activist, B&H)

 

BEST FILM: Deaf love by Michele Bertini Malgarini, Italy (Jury comment: because  the approach of love & heart always finds a way)

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Coexist, by Komeil Soheili, Iran (Jury comment: film that has two best roles, one man and one landscape)

BEST DIRECTING:  Malou by Adi Wojaczek, Germany (Jury comment: because it shows that self-belief & perseverance creates the result)

BEST SCRIPT: Broccoly by Eliott Fettweis, France (Jury comment: the most original approach to the topic)

FILM THAT CHANGES THE PERSPECTIVE The sense of cocoa by Alberto Utrera (Jury comment: award for sweetest education)

Special jury awards:

One fine dayVibin M.R. India, Award for Film which gently packs great love into small packages 

Thomas Banks’ Quest for Love  Phillipe Kelly Australia, Award for most charismatic protagonist 

Best films are rewarded with plaque and directly are placed at Festival Uhvati film Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovna)*, Uhvati film Rijeka (Croatia) and Uhvati film Kotor (Montenegro)*.
Also, best films will be shown in Festival of European documentary and independent film “Euro-In”, which is held in December in Novi Sad and will be part of the „Seize the film Film caravan*/ Seize the film, not prejudice “ – film screenings in cities in Serbia and Croatia, and as part of post production.
*because of Covid 19 pandemy Seize the film festivals in Banja Luka and Kotor and Film caravan in Serbia will not be held (as usually).

AWARDED FILMS 2019. – Novi Sad

All the films were strong and emotional, some entertaining, some poignant, and without exception fulfilled their goal: they changed perspective! They have made us think of what we have not been before, empathize with, and learn about human opportunities. HERE you can read what Denis Pilepić (Rijeka) spoke of this year’s film selection on behalf of the expert judge panel and a few sentences, a review of the award-winning films

BEST FILM: INDIMENTICABILE    Italy By Gianluca Santoni

BEST DIRECTING:  LAS OTRAS CAMAS     Spain By Jonay García

BEST SCRIPT: WIKI    Poland By Veronica Andersson

FILM THAT CHANGES THE PERSPECTIVE: SIMONE’S REAL-LIFE FAIRYTALE   France  By L. Dervieux, M. Charden

MOST EMOTIONAL FILMSGAMBA TRISTA    Italy by Francesco Filippi  And

IAN, UNA HISTORIA QUE NOS MOVILIZARÁ  Arg   By Abel Goldfarb

Best films are rewarded with plaque and directly are placed at Festival Uhvati film Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovna), Uhvati film Rijeka (Croatia) and Uhvati film Kotor (Montenegro).
Also, best films will be shown in Festival of European documentary and independent film “Euro-In”, which is held in December in Novi Sad and will be part of the „Seize the film Film caravan/ Seize the film, not prejudice “ – film screenings in cities in Serbia and Croatia, and as part of post production.

AWARDED FILMS 2018. – Novi Sad

Festival granted awards in the form of a plaque for best films in several different categories. The professional jury of 2018 were: Dejan Petrović, film director (Serbia), Tatjana Stojšić Petković, psychologist, expert in the field of disability (Srb), Dušica Lipovac-prof. Serbian language and literature, director of the Banja Luka Festival, Aleksandra Božović, producer, director of the Kotor Festival.

BEST FILM: For the first time in the history of the Festival, two films for the best are proclaimed:

BORIA,Rodion Dobrokhotov, Russia and TALENT SCOUT, José Herrera, Espana

BEST DIRECTING:TOUCH TO PAIN, Hadži-Aleksandar Đurović, Serbia

BEST SCRIPT: VOICE OF SILENCE , India – Debraj Naiya

FILM THAT CHANGES PERSPECTIVE LET’S CONTINUE TO THE COURSE,  Suat Oktay Senocak, Turkey

THE MOST EMOTIONAL FILM: TOUCH TO PAIN, Hadži-Aleksandar Đurović, Serbia


AWARDED FILMS 2017. – Novi Sad

Antonio Spanò for BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM  “Inner Me”

Nadine Asmar   for  BEST DIRECTING  for the film “The Blind of the Cathedral”

Racula Gorgos  & Ion Arama for BEST SCRIPT for the film  4 1/2 Senses

Marina Zorić for THE MOST POETIC FILM “Opraštam ti”

Tahir Un for THE FILM WITH MOST PROFOUND  MESSAGE  Father Tongue”

Dewi Reijs  for THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL FILM “Idiot”

Vahid Bemani  for THE MOST ORIGINAL FILM  “Vase”

Akilesh Kathamuthu  for FILM THAT ALTERS PERSPECTIVE   “The Moment”

 

Best films are rewarded with plaque and  directly are placed at Festival Uhvati film Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovna) and Uhvati film Rijeka (Croatia).
Also, best films will be shown in Festival of European documentary and independent film “Euro-In”, which is held in December in Novi Sad and will be part of the „Seize the film Film caravan“ –film screenings in cities in Serbia and Croatia, and as part of post production.

AWARDED FILMS 2016. – Novi Sad

Best film  “Silence” directed by Paolo Fantini, Italia
Best documentary film Zaveslaji, Vladimira Perovića, Serbia
Best directing Giuseppe Cardaci for film “Carmen” , Italia
Best scenario “Inside of me” written by  Sophon Shimjinda, Thailand
Film that changes perspective “Colleagues”  by Damian Weber, Germany

The most creative affirmative film “Night landscape”
Best male protagonist Miodrag Petrović “A better world” Serbia
Best female protagonist Maria Cistina Tzavaras, “Dirty Roses”, by Petra Stone, Greece

In addition with rewards for best scenario and directing, expert panel will award special prizes for the contributions on the field of disability having in mind:

  • Does/how much does the film provide the spectator alternative/different view on disability
  • How original is their approach on the topic of disability
  • How interesting is the movie/attracts attention/is impressionable
  • How well disability stereotypes were avoided
  • How much does the film provide information  regarding disability

AWARDED FILMS 2015. – Novi Sad

BEST FILM: I dance with God, by Hoosharing Mirzaee, Iran

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Priče od kojih se raste/The story from which we are growing by Marina Zorić, Serbia

BEST DIRECTING: Christoph Monier for the When mama’s gone/Quand maman sera partie, France

BEST SCRIPT: Vicini Dell’altro Tipo/Neighbors of the other type/Italy, Daniele Bonarini, Michele Squillace and Fracesco Botti

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: in the film Brothers by Alexandra Czeneczek, UK

THE MOST ORIGINAL FILM: Cuerdas/Ropes, directed by Pedro Solis Garcia, Espana

BEST PROTAGONISTS: Goran Gostojić in the film “Goran” by Roberto Santaguida, Canada-Serbia; and Marina Obradovic in the film Kad bih mogla da biram/If I could choose, by Žarko Sebić and Mirjana Isakov, Serbia

 

AWARDED FILMS 2014. – Novi Sad

1. BEST FILM:
VOLTI / Lica – Italy
Antonio De Palo

2. BEST DIRECTING
EL AMOR A LOS 20 AÑOS/LOVE AT 20-Spain
Javier R. Espinosa

3.BEST SCRIPT and MOSST EMOTIONAL FILM
I DON’T CARE – England
Carolina Giammetta

4. FILM THAT CHANGES PERPECTIVE
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT -England
Mark Playne

5. THE MOSTORIGINAL FILM
MAHI VA MAN/My fish and I, Iran
Babak Habibifar

6. FOR AUTHENTICITY OF FILM
MY SON PANKAJ /MOJ SIN PANKAJ India
Nishtha Shailajan

7. AFFIRMATION OF participation of PWD in the film
COME NEI FILME/LIKE IN THE MOVIE, Italy
Francesco Faralli

8. BEST FILM SHOWING OF DISABILITY
NEW DAY/NOVI DAN, Croatia
Tomislav Žaja