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Requiem for Mrs. J. triumphs at the Serbian awards held at Belgrade FEST

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- Bojan Vuletić has won Best Film, Director and Screenplay in the national competition, while Quit Staring at My Plate triumphed in the international section

Requiem for Mrs. J. triumphs at the Serbian awards held at Belgrade FEST
Director Bojan Vuletić and (in the background) jury president Ksenija Marinković

The 45th Belgrade International Film Festival (FEST – 24 February-5 March), which since last year has also encompassed the official Serbian national awards, ended over the weekend with two awards ceremonies. The national awards were given out on Saturday, and the closing ceremony, with the prizes for the international competition programmes, took place on Sunday. 

Bojan Vuletić's Berlinale Panorama Special title Requiem for Mrs. J. [+see also:
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won the main awards in the national competition, including the Belgrade Victor for Best Film, and the Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director, as well as Best Actress, for Mirjana Karanović.

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Lazar Ristovski received the Best Actor Award for his role in Miloš Radović's Train Driver's Diary [+see also:
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. The Jury Prize went to Tamara Drakulić's Wind [+see also:
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, and Afterparty by Luka Bursać, which had its premiere at FEST, was crowned Best Debut. 

The jury consisted of Croatian actress Ksenija Marinković, Serbian writer-directors Miroslav Momčilović and Boban Skerlić, French actor Jean-Marc Barr, and the former director of the Croatian Audiovisual CentreHrvoje Hribar.

In the main international competition, Croatian filmmaker Hana Jušić's Quit Staring at My Plate [+see also:
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won the Belgrade Victor for Best Film, and the film's star, Arijana Čulina, was crowned Best Actress.

The jury, consisting of Serbian director Srdan Golubović, thesps Sergej Trifunović and Branka Katić, Croatian-born and Paris-based producer Čedomir Kolar, and Croatian director Dalibor Matanić, gave the Jury Award to Heartstone [+see also:
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by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, which also won Best Debut, and Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov received the Best Director Award for The Student.

Slovenia's Damjan Kozole won the "Nebojša Djukelić" Award for Best Regional Film for Nightlife [+see also:
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, and the Audience Award went to Jim Jarmusch's Paterson [+see also:
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.   

Awards were also given out in other competition programmes; see the full list below: 

National competition 

Belgrade Victor for Best Film
Requiem for Mrs. J. [+see also:
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interview: Bojan Vuletić
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- Bojan Vuletić

Jury Prize
Wind [+see also:
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]
 - Tamara Drakulić

Best Director
Bojan Vuletić - Requiem for Mrs. J. 

Best Screenplay
Bojan Vuletić - Requiem for Mrs. J.

Best Actor
Lazar Ristovski - Train Driver's Diary [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Milos Radović
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]
 

Best Actress
Mirjana Karanović - Requiem for Mrs. J.

Best Debut
Afterparty - Luka Bursać

"Milutin Čolić" Politika Award
Requiem for Mrs. J. - Bojan Vuletić

Main international competition

Belgrade Victor for Best Film
Quit Staring at My Plate [+see also:
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interview: Hana Jušić
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]
- Hana Jušić (Croatia/Denmark) 

Jury Award
Heartstone [+see also:
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interview: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
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]
- Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland/Denmark)

Best Director
Kirill SerebrennikovThe Student (Russia)

Best Screenplay
Argyris Papadimitropoulos - Suntan [+see also:
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]
(Greece/Germany)

Best Actress
Arijana Čulina - Quit Staring at My Plate

Best Actor
Pyotr Skvortsov - The Student

Best Debut
Heartstone - Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

“Nebojša Djukelić" Award
Nightlife [+see also:
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interview: Damjan Kozole
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]
- Damjan Kozole (Slovenia/Macedonia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Frontiers programme

NIN Award for Best Film
Rocco [+see also:
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interview: Thierry Demaizière, Alban T…
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]
- Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai (France)

Special Jury Award
Under the Shadow [+see also:
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- Babak Anvari (Jordan/Qatar/UK)

FEDEORA Awards 

National Competition
Train Driver's Diary - Miloš Radović

International Competition
The Student - Kirill Serebrennikov

"Gorki List" Audience Award
Paterson [+see also:
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]
- Jim Jarmusch (USA/Germany)

HFM
Film Business Course
WTW Unexpected Love Stories
 

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