SARAJEVO, August 20 (FENA) – The competition part of this year’s 27th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), a festival that gave hope to many young actors, directors and production companies, ended last night with presenting the “Heart of Sarajevo” awards in several categories.
The prestigious Heart of Sarajevo Award was given to films from the competition program for the best feature film, documentary, short and student film.
The Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Feature Film went to “Great Freedom” (Germany, Austria), directed by Sebastian Meise, and produced by Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, Benny Drechsel.
The award for the best director of this year’s festival was awarded to Milica Tomović for the film “Celts”.
The Heart of Sarajevo for the best actress was shared by three actresses: Flaka Latifi, Era Balaj and Urate Shabani for their roles in the film “The Hill where Lionesses Roar” (France).
The Heart of Sarajevo for the best actor went to Georg Friedrich, for his role in the film “Great Freedom” (Germany, Austria).
The Heart of Sarajevo for the best documentary went to the film “Landscapes of Resistance” by Marta Popivoda (Serbia, Germany, France).
The special jury award went to the documentary “Looking for Horses” by Stefan Pavlović (Netherlands, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Also, the special jury mention went to the film “Same Dream” directed by Vlad Petri (Romania).
The Human Rights Award went to the film “Les enfant terribles” (Turkey, Germany, France), directed by Ahmet Necdet Çupu.
The Heart of Sarajevo for the best short film – the Academy Award qualifying went to the film “Everything Ahead” (France, Croatia), directed by Mate Ugrin.
A special jury mention in this category was given to the film “Displaced” directed by Samir Karahod (Albania).
The Heart of Sarajevo for the best student film went to the film “Summer Planning”, directed by Alexandru Mironescu (Romania).
The Honorary Heart of Sarajevo was awarded to German director Wim Wanders, and this award is given in recognition of an exceptional contribution to the art of film.
A special award for promoting gender equality was given to Noriki Sefa for the film “Looking for Venera” (Albania).
Laura Wanda’s “Playground” (Belgium) also received a special jury mention.
The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival began on August 13th and ends on August 20th with screenings of award-winning films in all categories and the world premiere of Dragan Bjelogrlić’s film “Toma”.