CineLink awards the new projects by Aida Begić, Ines Tanović and Adrian Sitaru
by David González
- The Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry section shone the spotlight on the upcoming films by talents from South-East Europe
As the main sections of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival drew to a close with the awarding of the Heart of Sarajevo and the various other prizes (read more), the gathering’s industry segment, CineLink, conducted its own ceremony, highlighting the best projects taking part in this year’s edition (read more). Indeed, the co-production market awards, handed out by a jury comprising representatives of Arte France, the Cannes Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund, among others, were shared out among Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and Romania. Renowned Bosnian director Aida Begić was given the Eurimages Co-production Development Award and one of the Synchro Film Vienna CineLink Awards for her new project, A Ballad; her fellow countrywoman Ines Tanović, the director of Our Everyday Life [+see also:
interview: Ines Tanović
film profile], the Bosnian representative at the upcoming Oscars, took home the Macedonian Film Agency CineLink Award and another of the Synchro Film Vienna CineLink Awards. Meanwhile, Turkey pocketed the Arte International Relations CineLink Award for Hamarat Apartment, by Huseyin Karabey, which also received the third and final Synchro Film Vienna Award. Soldiers, by Romanian-based Serbian director Ivana Mladenović, was granted the Living Pictures Service CineLink Award. Also, Bosnian filmmaker Alem Babić snagged the EAVE grant.
In the Work in Progress section (read more), the jury of which included representatives of the Doha Film Institute, Memento Films and Post Republic, the winners were The Fixer by Romania’s Adrian Sitaru (with the Post Republic Award), Godless [+see also:
interview: Ralitza Petrova
film profile] by Bulgaria’s Ralitza Petrova (with the Restart Award) and Next to Me [+see also:
interview: Stevan Filipović
film profile] by Serbia’s Stevan Filipović (with the Young Audience Award, since the film could actually be seen in the Avant-Premieres section).
Finally, the Docu Rough Cut Boutique documentary workshop (read more) also gave out trophies to Korida by Siniša Vidović (the Work In Progress Digital Cube Award and the HBO Adria Award), Little Berlin Wall by Toma Chagelishvili (the IDFA Award) and Cinema, Mon Amour [+see also:
interview: Alexandru Belc
film profile] by Alexandru Belc (the CAT&Docs Award and the Croatian Radiotelevision Award).
For more information, pay the festival’s website a visit.
(Translated from Spanish)