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24th LIFFe Awards

 

KINGFISHER AWARD
International jury award granted by the general sponsor, Telekom Slovenije, d.d., to the best film of the Perspectives section.

Miele
By: Valeria Golino

Jury statement
Showing the emergence of an unusual, tragic friendship by tackling the crucial issues of ethics and morals that are both contemporary and eternal with an elaborate cinematic expression and intimate, intelligently directed mood, Miele presents the viewer with a searching question – what it means to be a human being at the end of one's journey.

 

KINGFISHER – SPECIAL MENTION

A Stranger
By: Bobo Jelčić

Jury statement
A Stranger is a subtle tragedy about human helplessness that entraps the viewer as it had the main character. With each laugh raised by the masterfully directed scenes of everyday absurdity the film almost unnoticeably leads us into the protagonist’s cage, where we are left in the end – thus achieving more than it would have if the door had been left open.

Kingfisher Award international jury
Tiziana Finzi, Italy; Nejc Gazvoda, Slovenia; Lordan Zafranović, Croatia

 

FIPRESCI
International jury of the International Federation of Film Critics.

Salvo
By: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

Jury statement
The FIPRESCI Prize of the 24th International Film Festival Ljubljana goes to an aesthetic debut feature Salvo directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza for its impressive and minimalistic narrative, a genre interplay of mise-en-scene noir and spaghetti western.  

 

The FIPRESCI jury
Alberto Castellano, Italy; Radmila Djurica, Serbia; Gorazd Trušnovec, Slovenia

 

BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

Terrarium
By: Hana Jušić

Jury statement
The film depicts the very sensitive topic of growing up, exploring sexuality and seeking acceptance.

The filmmaker manages to create a setting which is so hermetic that it imprisons the characters in their own world of loneliness and alienation. Bored and with nothing to do, they are stuck in their grandmother’s house. 

The filmmaker is expressive in conveying a new view on human curiosity. 

 

SHORT FILM – SPECIAL MENTION

Premature
By: Gunhild Enger

Jury statement
The film is brilliant in its simpleness and directness. The microscopic setting of a family meeting in a car involves the spectator in the uncomfortable situation of first encounter with the parents. The expressly naturalistic and humorous dialogues raise the crucial issues of cultural differences, language barriers and parents' expectations.

Best short film international jury
Miha Knific, Slovenia; Andrej Korovljev, Croatia; Wiktoria Pelzer, Poland

 

The DRAGON Audience Award
Selecting from feature films that have not been purchased for Slovenian distribution, the viewers voted for their favourite picture that received the Dragon Award.

Among the thirty-three contestants the film with the highest score was:

Call Girl
By: Mikael Marcimain