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TRIESTE 2022 Awards

Radu Muntean's Întregalde wins in Trieste

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- The Romanian director's film triumphs at the Central Eastern European festival. Special mentions for Celts and As Far as I Can Walk. Cineuropa Award for Looking for Venera

Radu Muntean's Întregalde wins in Trieste
Întregalde by Radu Muntean

The 33rd edition of the Trieste Film Festival ended with the Trieste Award for Best Feature Film in Competition (€5,000) to Întregalde [+see also:
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by Radu Muntean, unanimously awarded by the jury (Edvinas Pukšta, Dubravka Lakić, Emanuela Martini) with the following motivation: “The most unpredictable film in the International Feature Film Competition is characterised by brilliant gear changes expressing divergent genres and moods, convincingly blending professional actors and unforgettable local amateurs and nervously leading us to a surprising destination of genuine tranquillity.”

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The jury also awarded two special mentions to Milica Tomović's Celts [+see also:
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"for its ability to tell an entire world through a single group of family and friends, a single house and a single evening, and for the way it builds a choral film through a meticulous screenplay and an investigative use of the camera," and to As Far as I Can Walk [+see also:
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by Stefan Arsenijević "for the humanity shown by the story – in which one of the most burning issues in today's Europe merges with a love affair of epic proportions – and for the strongly cinematic language with which director Stefan Arsenijević tells it.”

The Alpe Adria Cinema Award for the best documentary in competition (€2,500) went to Factory to the Workers [+see also:
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by Srđan Kovačević. The jury also awarded a special mention to The Balcony Movie [+see also:
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by Paweł Łoziński. The Osiride Brovedani Foundation Prize for the best short film in competition (€2,000) went to Displaced by Samir Karahoda.

The films in the three competitions were also judged by the public, who chose Darkling [+see also:
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by Dušan Milić as Best Feature Film, The Balcony Movie by Paweł Łoziński as Best Documentary, and Big by Daniele Pini as Best Short Film.

The Cineuropa Award for Best Feature Film in Competition goes to Looking for Venera [+see also:
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by Norika Sefa because "Of all the excellent films selected, one struck us in particular for its strong cinematic qualities. Looking for Venera is extraordinary in its sincerity and precision. The director, Norika Sefa, has managed to perfectly render the complexity of the two main characters, wonderfully played by the actresses Kosovare Krasniqi and Rozafa Çelaj. Mention should also be made of Luis Armando Arteaga, director of photography, whose work has allowed this beautiful training film to shine."

Other awards include the Corso Salani 2022 Prize for From the Planet of the Humans [+see also:
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by Giovanni Cioni, with a special mention for Journey into the Twilight [+see also:
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by Augusto Contento; the Audentia Eurimages - Council of Europe Prize (€30,000 for the next project) awarded by the jury (Ursula Menih Dokl, Anne Laurent-Delage, Andrei Tănăsescu) to Women Do Cry [+see also:
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by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova; the SkyArte Prize is awarded to Milan Kundera: From The Joke to Insignificance by Miloslav Šmídmajer; the CEI (Central European Initiative) Prize for the film that best interprets contemporary reality and dialogue between cultures (€3,000) goes to Celts.

The awards:

Trieste Award for Best Feature Film
Întregalde [+see also:
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- Radu Muntean (Romania)
Special Mention
Celts - Milica Tomović (Serbia)
As Far as I Can Walk - Stefan Arsenijević (Serbia/Luxembourg/France/Bulgaria/Lithuania)

Best Documentary Alpe Adria Cinema Award
Factory to the Workers [+see also:
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interview: Srdjan Kovačević
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- Srđan Kovačević (Croatia)
Special Mention
The Balcony Movie [+see also:
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interview: Paweł Łoziński
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- Paweł Łoziński (Poland)

Best Short Film Osiride Brovedani Foundation Award
Displaced - Samir Karahoda (Kosovo)

Other awards

Best Feature Audience Award
Darkling [+see also:
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interview: Dušan Milić
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- Dušan Milić (Serbia/Italy/Bulgaria/Denmark/Greece)

Best Documentary Audience Award
The Balcony Movie - Paweł Łoziński (Poland)

Best Short Audience Award
Big - Daniele Pini (Italy)

Cineuropa Award
Looking for Venera [+see also:
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interview: Norika Sefa
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- Norika Sefa (Kosovo/North Macedonia)

Corso Salani Award
From the Planet of the Humans [+see also:
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interview: Giovanni Cioni
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- Giovanni Cioni (Italy/Belgium/France)
Special Mention
Journey into the Twilight [+see also:
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- Augusto Contento (Italy)

Audentia Eurimages Award - European Council
Women Do Cry [+see also:
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interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
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- Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/France)

SkyArte Award
Milan Kundera: From The Joke to Insignificance - Miloslav Šmídmajer (Czech Republic)

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa Award
Looking for Horses [+see also:
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- Stefan Pavlović (Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina/France)

CEI Award (Central European Initiative)
Celts - Milica Tomović

PAG Jury Award
Samogłów - Jakub Prysak (Poland)

Eastern Star Award
Kornél Mundruczó, Kata Wéber

Cinema Warrior Award
Luciana Castellina

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(Translated from Italian)

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