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The Festival of Slovenian Film announces its winners

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- The 19th FSF Vesna Award for Best Film went to Houston, We Have a Problem!

The Festival of Slovenian Film announces its winners
Boštjan and Žiga Virc receive an award for Houston, We Have a Problem!

The jury of the 19th Festival of Slovenian Film – comprising writer-director Sonja Prosenc (The Tree [+see also:
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), senior lecturer in Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Meta Mazaj, DoP and owner of production agency Cebram Rado Likon, and Franc Bernik Culture House programme co-ordinator and vice-president of the Art Cinema Network of Slovenia Jure Matičič – gave the Vesna Award for Best Feature Film to Houston, We Have a Problem! [+see also:
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by Žiga Virc. The film also scooped the Best Editing Award, which went to Vladimir Gojun, and Best Actor in a Leading Role, for Ivan Pavić, alias Božidar Smiljanić.

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The Vesna Award for Best Direction went to Damjan Kozole, who continues his festival success after Karlovy Vary with his film Nightlife [+see also:
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. Nightlife’s Pia Zemljič received the Award forBest Actress in a Leading Role. Dušan Milavec (the recipient of the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award) and Neža Zinajič won for Best Production Design for their work on the film, while the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Award went to Nightlife actors Petre Arsovski, Matija Vastl and Dejan Spasić. Kozole also won in another category, receiving the Best Documentary Award with his short film Borders.

The Slovenian Federation of Film Critics Award went to Vlado Škafar’s Mother [+see also:
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, whose Marko Brdar received the Vesna Award for Best Cinematography.

The Audience Award and the Special Achievement Award were received by Igor Šterk’s Come Along. The film was also awarded by the Slovene Art Cinema Association, and it pocketed both the Best Music (Jura Ferina and Pavao Miholjević) and Best Sound (Julij Zornik)Awards.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role went to Marjuta Slamič for her performance in Slobodan Maksimović’s NNikaka, while Best Screenplay was won by Nebojša Pop Tasić and Olmo Omerzu for Family Film [+see also:
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. Best Minority Co-production was The Constitution [+see also:
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by Croatian director Rajko Grlić, and the film also won the Best Costume Design Award, bestowed upon Leo Kulaš.

Bon appétit, la vie! by Urška Djukić received the Vesna for Best Short Film, Best Animated Film went to Nighthawk by Špela Čadež, and Best Animation to Leon Vidmar and Jaka Kramberger for their film Farewell. Lastly, Best Student Film was awarded to Little Fish by Maja Križnik.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Feature Film and Iridium Film Award for Best Feature Film
Houston, We Have a Problem! [+see also:
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– Žiga Virc

Best Short Film
Bon appétit, la vie! – Urška Djukić

Best Direction
Damjan Kozole – Nightlife [+see also:
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interview: Damjan Kozole
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Best Screenplay
Nebojša Pop Tasić, Olmo Omerzu – Family Film [+see also:
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interview: Olmo Omerzu
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]

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Pia Zemljič – Nightlife

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Ivan Pavić, alias Božidar Smiljanić – Houston, We Have a Problem!

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Marjuta Slamič – Nika

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Petre Arsovski, Matija Vastl, Dejan Spasić – Nightlife

Best Cinematography
Marko Brdar – Mother [+see also:
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interview: Vlado Škafar
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Best Music
Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević – Come Along

Best Editing
Vladimir Gojun – Houston, We Have a Problem!

Best Student Film and Iridium Film Award for Best Student Film
Little Fish – Maja Križnik

Best Documentary
Borders – Damjan Kozole

Best Animated Film
Nighthawk – Špela Čadež

Best Production Design
Dušan Milavec, Neža Zinajič – Nightlife

Best Costume Design
Leo Kulaš – The Constitution [+see also:
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interview: Rajko Grlić
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Best Animation
Leon Vidmar, Jaka Kramberger – Farewell

Best Sound
Julij Zornik – Come Along

Best Minority Co-production
The Constitution – Rajko Grlić

Special Achievement
Come Along – Igor Šterk

Audience Award
Come Along – Igor Šterk

Slovene Art Cinema Association Award
Come Along – Igor Šterk

Slovenian Federation of Film Critics Award
Mother – Vlado Škafar

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