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TRIESTE 2020 Awards

The Father named Best Feature Film in Trieste

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- The audience crowned Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s film their winner, while Réka Szabó’s The Euphoria of Being scoops the Best Documentary accolade

The Father named Best Feature Film in Trieste
The Father by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov

The 31st edition of the Trieste Film Festival will this evening award the Trieste Prize for Best Feature Film in Competition, as voted upon by the audience, to the Bulgarian film The Father [+see also:
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by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov; a work which explores a father and son’s bereavement by way of an absurd and ramshackle emotional journey steeped in feelings of guilt and broken ties.

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The Alpe-Adria Cinema Award for Best Documentary in Competition, meanwhile, went to The Euphoria of Being [+see also:
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by Hungarian filmmaker Réka Szabó; a work on the extraordinary Éva Fahidi, who is the only person in her family to have returned to the concentration camp Auschwitz Birkenau, and who is now – seventy years later – playing the lead role in a theatrical production on her life.

Last but not least, Aliaksei Paluyan’s Belorussian film The Lake Of Happiness walked away with the Osiride Brovedani Foundation Award for Best Short Film in Competition.

Other parallel awards of note, amongst the many other accolades on offer, include the Cineuropa Prize, which was entrusted to Lillian [+see also:
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by Austrian director Andreas Horvath, and the Corso Salani Award which went to Micol Roubini’s The Way to the Mountains [+see also:
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The full list of winners is as follows:

Feature Film Competition

Trieste Award
The Father [+see also:
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interview: GoCritic! Interview: Kristi…
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
film profile
]
- Kristina Grozeva , Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria/Greece)

Documentary Competition

Alpe-Adria Cinema Award
The Euphoria of Being [+see also:
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- Réka Szabó (Hungary)

Short Films Competition

Osiride Brovedani Foundation Award
The Lake of Happiness - Aliaksei Paluyan (Belorussia/Germany/Spain)

Other awards

Corso Salani Award 2020
The Way to the Mountains [+see also:
trailer
interview: Micol Roubini
film profile
]
- Micol Roubini (France/Italy)

SkyArte Award
Forman vs Forman [+see also:
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- Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna (Czech Republic/France)

OBC Transeuropa Award
The Euphoria of Being - Réka Szabó

Eastern Star Award 2020
Kasia Smutniak

Cinema Warrior - Cultural Resistance Award
Italy’s travelling, anti-mafia film festival: Libero Cinema in Libera Terra (Free Film in a Free Land)

CEI (Central European Initiative) Award 2020
Let There Be Light [+see also:
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interview: Marko Škop
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]
- Marko Škop (Slovakia/Czech Republic)

Cineuropa Prize
Lillian [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Andreas Horvath
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]
- Andreas Horvath (Austria)

The Comune of Trieste’s Youth Project (PAG) Jury Prize
Frontier - Damián Vondrášek (Czech Republic) (short film)

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(Translated from Italian)

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