The ZagrebDox Pro awards go to projects from Croatia, Bosnia and Poland
by Vladan Petkovic
- The Croatian project One of Us has taken home the HBO Europe Award, Bosnia's The Infidel won the Online Mentor Award, and Poland's Symphony of the Ursus Factory bagged the DCP Award
The HBO Europe Award, consisting of a diploma and €2,000 for further project development, went to the Croatian project One of Us, presented by director and producer Đuro Gavran and editor Nina Velnić, a movie that is being produced by Zagreb-based Pipser. Gavran was inspired to make the film when he received a simple letter from an old schoolmate before a class reunion 15 years after graduation.
The ZagrebDox Pro Online Mentor Award, comprising a diploma and a one-year online mentorship with Hanka Kastelicova, went to director Nejra Latić Hulusić and producer Sabrina Begović-Ćorić for their project The Infidel (previously titled We, the Children of the Station Bosnia), about a young man from Bosnia raised in a radical Islamist community, who is trying to build his life anew after accusations that he took part in a terrorist attack. The project is being produced by HAVA Sarajevo.
The ZagrebDox Pro DCP Award, a diploma and a DCP format upon completion of the project, went to the team behind the Polish project Symphony of the Ursus Factory, which was presented by director Jaśmina Wójcik and production manager Joanna Tatko, from Wajda Studio. In the film, former workers recreate a day at a manufacturing plant that no longer exists, with the help of recorded factory sounds and their body memory.
In addition, workshop mentors Leena Pasanen and Stefano Tealdi gave out another Special Award, to the team that showed the most creativity during the workshop and helped other participants with their projects, especially with the titles. The award went to Jassim Alsaady and Dirk Simon, who participated with the project The Custodians.
Here is the full list of award winners:
HBO Europe Award
One of Us – Djuro Gavran (director/producer)
Company: Pipser d.o.o. (Croatia)
ZagrebDox Pro Online Mentor Award
The Infidel – Nejra Latić Hulušić
Producer: Sabrina Begović Ćorić
Company: HAVA Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
ZagrebDox Pro DCP Award
Symphony of the Ursus Factory – Jaśmina Wójcik
Producer: Zuzanna Król
Company: Wajda Studio (Poland)
Jassim Alsaady, Dirk Simon
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