Alone at My Wedding Wins Best Film Award at Cinedays European Film Festival

2018-11-20 04:22:19

The Belgian/Romanian coproduction Alone at My Wedding directed by Marta Bergman scooped the best film award in the official selection of the 17th CineDays Festival of Euroepan Film, which ended on 18 November 2018.

The jury composed of film and theatre actress Verica Nedeska, film professor and theoretician Alexandra Nakelski and Brigitta Manthey, advisor for film funding at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, selected Bergman`s debut out of eight films in the Official Selection.

Marysia Nikitiuk won the best director award for When the Trees Fall (Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia) and Stefan Lukacs aka Istvan received the best screenplay award for Cops (Austria). Ana By Day (Spain) directed by Andrea Jaurrieta received a special mention.

The Kosovan drama The Marriage by Blerta Zeqiri was named best out of the six films in the CineBalkan competition.  A special mention in this selection was given to Montenegro`s director Aleksa Stefan Radunovic for his film Lazy Guy.  The jury consisted of director and writer Izer Aliu, Slovene/French actress and performer Inti Šraj and Turkish producer and writer Servan Erhan Güney.  

The student film award went to Drive, A Poem for My Father by Irena Gatej from the University of Nova Gorica. In collaboration with Giffoni Film Festival, the Young film award went to the Turkish film Arada by Mu Tunc.


Official competition:

Golden Star (Best Film) Alone at My Wedding (Belgium, Romania, France)

Directed by Marta Bergman

Silver Star (Best Director): When the Trees Fall (Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia)

Directed by Marysia Nikitiuk

Blue Star (Best Screenplay):  Cops (Austria)

Directed by Stefan Lukacs aka Istvan

Special Mention: Ana By Day (Spain)

Directed by Andrea Jaurrieta

CineBalkan Competition:

Golden Star (Best Film):  The Marriage (Kosovo)

Directed by Blerta Zeqiri

Special Mention:  Lazy Guy / Lijenština (Montenegro)

Directed by Aleksa Stefan Radunovic

Produced by Andisheh Namvari

Student Competition: Drive, A Poem for My Father (Slovenia)

Directed by Irena Gatej

University of Nova Gorica

Young Film AwardArada (Turkey)

Directed by Mu Tunc

Film Review Award: Veronika Kamchevska


Source: Film New Europe 


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