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Gorki List Audience award goes to on body and soul

Official Selections’ opening film, Golden Bear winner at Berlinale – Hungarian love story On Body and Soul by Ildiko Enyedi, touched 24 European Film Festival Palić audience, who gave most of the votes to this film. Audience voted in two different ways: over the Festival site and by the voting leaflets (they could vote for films out the competition as well). Second place won emotional

European Film Festival Palic is selected as one of the 26 EFFE Laureates

European Film Festival Palic is selected as one of the 26 EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) Laureates by the EFFE International Jury. The Laureates are chosen from among the 715 Label recipients for their exemplary work and commitment to festivals’ role in the arts and our societies. EFFE is celebrating Palic festival throughout the summer, and at the same time Palic festival as a Laureate

The Golden Tower goes to Park

The Golden Tower for the best film at the 24th European Film Festival Palić goes to Park by Sofia Exarchou „for it’s realistic approach, portraying the brutal world of two youngsters growing up in a world that is falling apart; for it’s physicality, intense language and exquisite acting by two young emerging actors, and it’s first-time director,“ says the Festival Jury. The Festival Jury comprised

Palić Tower goes to Axolotl Overkill

The Palić Tower for the best direction goes to Helene Hegemann for Axolotl Overkill, „for it’s intense and energetic storytelling and daring narrative structure, celebrating the discovering of a young, promising actor and truthful director,“ reads the Jury statement. The Festival Jury comprised Romanian director Cristi Puiu (president), Belgian director Gust Van der Berghe, Serbian actor Nikola Djuričko, Danish festival programmer Louise H. Johansen, and

Special Mention goes to A Brief Excursion

A Special Mention goes to Igor Bezinović for A Brief Excursion, „for it`s slow-building storytelling and for the debuting director`s liberating venture into feature filmmaking,“ states the Jury. The Festival Jury comprised Romanian director Cristi Puiu (president), Belgian director Gust Van der Berghe, Serbian actor Nikola Djuričko, Danish festival programmer Louise H. Johansen, and Croatian actress Tihana Lazović.  Special mention: A Brief Excursion Director: Igor

Critics jury Award goes to Quit Staring at My Plate

Paralls and Encounters The Critics Jury Award for the best film in the Parallels and Encounters programme of the 24th European Film Festival Palić goes to Quit Staring at My Plate, „for the complex portrayal of a strong female character and an innovative approach to the coming-of-age narrative. The film of Hana Jušić effectively combines visceral cinematography and eerie electronic soundtrack, that creates an uncanny

Interview: RADOSLAV ZELENOVIĆ, Director of the Festival

At the end of the 24 European Film Festival Palić, we talked with the director Radoslav Zelenović. This year’s programme gathers again films from the most important world’s festivals, first of all Cannes and Berlin, and also Karlovy Vary and Venice. I am not involved in programming. That’s Niki’s, Miša’s, Petar’s job… I deal with duties connected with Festival’s Council and joined efforts to provide

INTERVIEW: ILAN KLIPPER, DIRECTOR OF "STARRY SKY ABOVE ME"

Starry Sky Above Me, the first feature film of French director Ilan Klipper, had its world premiere in the ACID selection in Cannes, and the European Film Festival Palić had the honour to host the film’s international premiere – the first festival screening outside France. The film is a chamber drama in which 50 year-old Bruno (Laurent Poitrenaux), who was a successful writer 20 years

CROSS-INTERVIEW: HANA JUŠIĆ and IGOR BEZINOVIĆ

Vladan Petković This year’s European Film Festival guests are young Croatian authors Hana Jušić and Igor Bezinović. Apart from Croatia in Focus programme their films are selected in two competitions: Hana’s film Quit Staring at My Plate, with world premiere at Venice Days, is in Parallels and Encounter programme, and Igor’s Brief Excursion stared its festival trip at Rotterdam. Hana and Igor know each other for a long time, they attended Philosophical