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Montenegro funds new projects by Ivan Marinović, Milan Todorović, Ivan Salatić and Srdjan Vuletić

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- The Film Centre of Montenegro has announced the results of its competition for production, project development and script development

Montenegro funds new projects by Ivan Marinović, Milan Todorović, Ivan Salatić and Srdjan Vuletić
Director Ivan Marinović, who will receive €270,000 for Forever Hold Your Peace

The Film Centre of Montenegro has announced the results of its latest competition for the financing of the production of feature-length fiction and documentary films, as well as project development and script development.

In the feature-film category, the biggest winner was The Black Pin [+see also:
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director Ivan Marinović, who will receive €270,000 for Forever Hold Your Peace, produced through Adriatic Western.

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Draško Djurović, whose previous outing, Ace of Spades: Bad Destiny (2012), was a crime-thriller starring Predrag Bjelac and Michael Madsen, will get €150,000 for The Last Night in the Bay, produced by his company Montenegro Max Film.

Nikola Vukčević (the producer of A Balkan Noir [+see also:
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and the director of the 2014 Montenegro Oscars submission, The Kids from Marx and Engels Street) has been awarded €120,000 for Face of Honour, staged by Galileo Production.

Serbian-born filmmaker Milan Todorović, best known as the director of genre titles such as Zone of the Dead and Killer Mermaid, as well as being the producer of The Rift [+see also:
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, will receive €100,000 for Graveyard Man, produced by B Film Montenegro.

In the documentary section, Sead Šabotić has been awarded €30,000 for Once Upon a Family (Code Blue Production), while Sara Stijović got €25,000 for Djina (Live Production) and Momir Matović received €20,000 for Ljubav, sudbine, beštije.

In the project-development category, You Have the Night [+see also:
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interview: Ivan Salatić
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director Ivan Salatić will be able to benefit from €20,000 for Melting of the Ruler (Meander Film), and Bosnian-born filmmaker Srdjan Vuletić (It's Hard to Be Nice) gets €15,000 for Dolina spomenika (working title, lit. “Valley of Monuments”, Artikulacija Film). Gojko Berkuljan (Iskra [+see also:
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) will receive the same amount for Planet 7693 (working title, A Production).

Finally, in the script-development section, €5,000 apiece went to Aleksandar Radulović's Poskokovo leto (Natenane produkcija), Stefan Bošković's Braća (Cut Up) and Gana Čomagić's Transfer (Live Production). Maja Todorović's A.N.A. (Bitter Frames), Mišo Obradović's 15 i po (A Production) and Nikola Mijović's Tri sahrane i vjenčanje (Adriatic Western) are getting €4,000 each, while lastly, €3,000 goes to Mladen Vujačić's Skarabej (Far produkcija).

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