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BELGRADE FEST 2019

The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater wins at Belgrade FEST

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- Goran Radovanović's film has triumphed in the national competition, while Paul Dano's Wildlife won in the main competition programme, with Capernaum picking up three awards

The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater wins at Belgrade FEST
(l-r) Bobo Jelčić, Sebastian Cavazza, Jesenka Jesniger Radovanović, Tihomir Stanić, Snežana Bodganović and Ivan Marković on stage during the awards ceremony

Serbia's biggest film gathering, the Belgrade International Film Festival FEST, held its 47th edition from 22 February-3 March. The festival, which also serves as the platform for the Serbian national film awards, has announced its winners. 

The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater by Goran Radovanović (Enclave [+see also:
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), which explores the position of an artist in socialist Yugoslavia, focusing on the political and social climate that allowed public platforms to condemn the film WR: Mysteries of the Organism by the recently departed Dušan Makavejev, won the Belgrade Victor Award for Best Serbian Film. The movie had its world premiere at FEST.

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In most of the main national categories, the awards went to productions in which Serbia is a minority co-producer: Croatia's Bobo Jelčić won the Best Director Award for All Alone [+see also:
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interview: Bobo Jelčić
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, Slovenia's Miha Mazinni picked up Best Screenplay for Erased [+see also:
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, while the Jury Prize went to Serbian DoP Ivan Marković for his work on the Berlinale Silver Bear winner I Was at Home, but… [+see also:
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by Angela Schanelec

Tihomir Stanić bagged the Best Actor Award for his role in Goran Marković's Delirium Tremens [+see also:
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, and Snežana Bogdanović was crowned Best Actress for the Berlinale Panorama title Stitches [+see also:
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by Miroslav Terzić, which also picked up the FIPRESCI and "Nebojša Djukelić" Awards.

In the Main Competition programme, the Best Film Award went to Paul Dano's Wildlife, and Argentinian filmmaker Luis Ortega's Black Angel received the Jury Prize. Nadine Labaki won Best Director for Capernaum [+see also:
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, and Croatia's Ivan Salaj picked up Best Screenplay for The Eighth Commissioner [+see also:
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Here is the full list of award winners:

Serbian Films

Belgrade Victor for Best Film
The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater - Goran Radovanović (Serbia)

Jury Prize
Ivan Marković - I Was at Home, but… [+see also:
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interview: Angela Schanelec
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]
(Germany/Serbia)

Best Director
Bobo Jelčić - All Alone [+see also:
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interview: Bobo Jelčić
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]
(Croatia/Netherlands/Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Montenegro)

Best Screenplay 
Miha Mazinni - Erased [+see also:
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interview: GoCritic! Interview: Miha M…
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(Slovenia/Croatia/Serbia)

Best Actress
Snežana Bogdanović - Stitches [+see also:
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interview: Miroslav Terzić
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]
(Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Best Actor
Tihomir Stanić - Delirium Tremens [+see also:
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(Serbia) 

Best Debutant
Barbara Vekarić - Aleksi [+see also:
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(Croatia/Serbia)

"Nebojša Djukelić" Award
Stitches - Miroslav Terzić 
Special Mention
All Alone - Bobo Jelčić

"Milutin Čolić" Award 
The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater - Goran Radovanović

FIPRESCI Prize
Stitches - Miroslav Terzić

Main Competition

Belgrade Victor for Best Film
Wildlife - Paul Dano (USA) 

Jury Prize
Black Angel - Luis Ortega (Argentina)

Best Director
Nadine Labaki - Capernaum [+see also:
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(Lebanon/France)

Best Screenplay
Ivan Salaj - The Eighth Commissioner [+see also:
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(Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

Best Actress
Graciela Borges - The Quietude [+see also:
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(Argentina/France)

Best Actor
Matej Zemljič - Consequences [+see also:
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interview: Darko Štante
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]
(Slovenia/Austria)

Best Debutant
Zain Al Rafea - Capernaum

FIPRESCI Prize
Capernaum - Nadine Labaki

Most Wanted Gorki List Movie Award
The Favourite [+see also:
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- Yorgos Lanthimos (Ireland/UK/USA)

Merlinka Award for Best LGBT Film
Sauvage [+see also:
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interview: Camille Vidal-Naquet
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]
 - Camille Vidal-Naquet (France)

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