RE-ACT and Last Stop Trieste reveal awards
by Vladan Petkovic
- Slovenian projects win big at RE-ACT, while a Serbian and a Polish documentary have been awarded at LST
The second round of the RE-ACT development funding awards, given out by the transregional audiovisual cooperation and training initiative set up by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Centre and Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, were announced during the Trieste Film Festival's When East Meets West industry section (22-24 January).
Slovenian projects stand out among the six winners, each awarded €10,000: three of them are majority Slovenian co-productions, and Slovenian-born director Rok Biček (Class Enemy [+see also:
interview: Rok Biček
interview: Rok Bicek
interview: Rok Bicek
film profile]) is attached to another winner, the majority Croatian project Dark Mother Earth. The Slovenian winners are Dominik Mencej's Riders, Damjan Kozole's Half Sister and Martin Turk's Don't Forget to Breathe.
As for the companies, the biggest winner was Croatia's Antitalent, with three awarded projects: Dark Mother Earth, Riders and Italian director Alberto Fasulo's Menocchio [+see also:
film profile]. Italy's Nefertiti also racked up two awards, for Menocchio and Half Sister.
The same ceremony also revealed the awards for the When East Meets West section Last Stop Trieste, where Serbian director Boris Mitić's In Praise of Nothing received the HBO Award, worth €2,000, while Polish filmmaker Łukasz Borowski's The Runners picked up the Flow Digital Cinema Award, consisting of the production of a DCP.
Last Stop Trieste is intended for documentaries at the advanced editing stage that have previously been developed either at Ex-Oriente Film, BDC Discoveries by the Balkan Documentary Center or Sarajevo's Docu Rough Cut Boutique, or presented at previous editions of Baltic Sea Docs, ZagrebDox PRO and When East Meets West.
Here is the full list of award winners:
RE-ACT development funding awards
Dark Mother Earth – Rok Biček (fiction)
Writers: Kristian Novak, Rok Biček
Delegate producer: Danijel Pek; production: Antitalent (Croatia); co-production: Cvinger Film (Slovenia)
Don’t Forget to Breathe – Martin Turk (fiction)
Writers: Martin Turk, Gorazd Trušnovec
Delegate producer: Ida Weiss; production: Bela film (Slovenia); co-production: Quasar Media (Italy), Studio Dim (Croatia)
Half Sister – Damjan Kozole (fiction)
Writers: Damjan Kozole, Urša Menart
Delegate producer: Daniel Hočevar; production: Vertigo (Slovenia); co-production: Nefertiti (Italy), Propeler (HR), Baš Čelik (Serbia)
Menocchio – Alberto Fasulo (fiction)
Writers: Alberto Fasulo, Enrico Vecchi
Delegate producer: Nadia Trevisan; production: Nefertiti (Italy); co-production: Antitalent (Croatia)
Riders – Dominik Mencej (documentary)
Writers: Dominik Mencej, Boris Grgurović
Delegate producer: Miha Černec; production: Staragara (Slovenia); co-production: Antitalent (Croatia), Transmedia (Italy)
The Champion – Giordano Bianchi, Martina Marafatto (documentary)
Co-writers: Giordano Bianchi, Martina Marafatto
Delegate producer: Paola Sponda; production: Border Studio Soc Coop (Italy); co-production: AVI film (Slovenia)
Last Stop Trieste awards
In Praise of Nothing - Boris Mitić
Writer: Boris Mitić; production company: Dribbling Pictures (Serbia/Croatia/France)
Flow Digital Cinema Award
The Runners - Łukasz Borowski
Writer: Łukasz Borowski; production company: Wajda Studio (Poland)
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