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BELDOCS 2021 Awards

Landscapes of Resistance and This Rain Will Never Stop triumph at Beldocs

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- Young women filmmakers dominated both the international and the Serbian competition sections of the gathering

Landscapes of Resistance and This Rain Will Never Stop triumph at Beldocs
Director Marta Popivoda with her award for Landscapes of Resistance

The 14th edition of the Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs (9-16 September) ended on Thursday night with first feature-length films by their directors dominating both the national and the international sections. Moreover, eight out of the nine prizes went to women filmmakers.

In the International Competition, Alina Gorlova's This Rain Will Never Stop [+see also:
film review
interview: Alina Gorlova
film profile
]
, which world-premiered and triumphed in last year's IDFA Competition for First Appearance, scooped the Best Film Award. A Special Mention went to Belgian director Liesbeth De Ceulaer's Visions du Réel entry Holgut [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Liesbeth De Ceulaer
film profile
]
, and Moldovan filmmaker Olga Lucovnicova's My Uncle Tudor, the winner of the Berlinale Shorts Golden Bear, received the Best Short Film Award.

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Croatian filmmakers Andjela Rostuhar and Davor Rostuhar's Love Around the World [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
received the Teen Jury Prize. Meanwhile, Marta Popivoda's Landscapes of Resistance [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marta Popivoda
film profile
]
, which world-premiered at Rotterdam and bagged the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary last month, won the Best Film Award in the Serbian Competition. A Special Mention went to another Visions du Réel title, Dida [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Nikola Ilić and Corina Schwingruber Ilić.

Sara Preradović received the Best Cinematography Award for Tea Lukač's Roots [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tea Lukač
film profile
]
, which world-premiered last month at Karlovy Vary, while Ana Žugić and Olga Košarić pocketed the Best Editing gong for Filip Martinović's Telenovela: Grey-Scale in Color [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
.

The full list of Beldocs award winners is as follows:

International Competition

Best Film
This Rain Will Never Stop [+see also:
film review
interview: Alina Gorlova
film profile
]
- Alina Gorlova (Ukraine/Latvia/Germany/Qatar)
Special Mention
Holgut [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Liesbeth De Ceulaer
film profile
]
- Liesbeth De Ceulaer (Belgium)

Best Short Film
My Uncle Tudor - Olga Lucovnicova (Belgium/Hungary/Portugal/Moldova)
Special Mention
In Shallow Water - Marek Moučka (Slovakia)

Beldocs Teen Jury Prize
Love Around the World [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Andjela Rostuhar, Davor Rostuhar (Croatia)

Serbian Competition

Best Film
Landscapes of Resistance [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marta Popivoda
film profile
]
- Marta Popivoda (Serbia/France)
Special Mention
Dida [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić (Switzerland)

Best Cinematography
Sara Preradović - Roots [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tea Lukač
film profile
]
(Serbia)

Best Editing
Ana Žugić, Olga Košarić - Telenovela: Grey-Scale in Color [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
(Serbia)

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