Aleksandar Lifka Award to Rajko Grlić as well

26 European Film Festival Palić from 20 to 26 July in Palić and Subotica

Aleksandar Lifka Award to Rajko Grlić as well

European Film Festival Palić traditionally assigns Aleksandar Lifka Award to important national and international filmmakers, who exceptionally contributed to European cinema leaving their original mark.

Together with scenographer Miljen Kljaković Kreka, this year’s Aleksandar Lifka award laureate is Rajko Grlić, Croatian film director, author of cult films YOU LOVE ONLY ONCE, IN THE JAWS OF LIFE, THE BORDER POST, THE CONSTITUTION, etc.

Rajko Grlić (Zagreb, 1947), gained his master degree in feature film direction in 1971 at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author of some of the most important films in our region, presented in regular cinema repertory of five continents, and in competitions of greatest world film festivals including Cannes.

As a writer, he has worked on five feature films, and also on cult TV series THE UNPICKED STRAWBERRIES. He has also acted as a producer on several feature films. Apart from that he has written and directed sixteen short films and fourteen documentaries for TV.

He wrote, directed and produced interactive film school How to Make Your Movie; An Interactive Film School announced in New York to be the best world multimedia in 1998.

He is laureate of Zagreb City Award, annual award Vladimir Nazor, then Vladimir Nazor Award for life achievement, City of Denver Award for the contribution to the world cinema, he is the honorary citizen of Montpelier and honorary doctor at Nova Gorica University.

This year’s 26 edition of the European Film Festival Palić, will take place from 20 to 26 July in Palić and Subotica, produced by Open University Subotica. Festival is traditionally placed in several locations, unique Summer Stage in Palić, Eurocinema, Abazija, and Lifka movie theatre. During the pre-festival program and central part of the manifestation audience will be able to see more than 130 films from all parts of Europe selected in 15 different programs. Many of the films will have their Serbian and regional premiere. Apart from the rich film program, the audience will enjoy numerous side programs – concerts, exhibitions, workshops, and panels.

Palić Film Festival was founded in 1992 and from small, non-pretentious Palić Film Nights, over stubborn attempts of making a serious regional festival in hard times of isolation and first attempts of connecting cinemas of states in war, it grew into the important spot on the European film festival map. Since 2003 it has become European Film Festival Palić dedicated to the promotion of European authors and thereby gathering place of most important artists that shape the European cultural scene. Some of the Festival’s guests were Nikita Mikhalkov, Ken Loach, Roy Anderson, Ken Russell, Brian Cox, Theo Angelopoulos, Cristi Puiu, Jirí Menzel together with the greatest names of Yugoslav cinema. EFF Palić is also the winner of 2017-18 EFFE Award (by European Festival Association) for the Best European Art Festival.