Gravehopping and Tea celebrated in Sofia
At the tenth Sofia International Film Festival (March 9-19), Jan Cvitkovič’s Gravehopping picked up a new award: it bested all of the competition in the Balkans Section and received the No Man's Land Award, given by the association of Bulgarian film critics. The award consists of a diploma and a crate of No Man's Land wine. The film was produced by StaraGara and supported financially by the Slovenian Film Fund.
The expert jury gave the festival’s first prize to Russian film Garpastum by Aleksej German, Jr.
A Slovenian film, which is still in pre-production, also received a prize: the award for Best Project Pitching went to Tea, by director Hanna A.W. Slak and producer Dunja Klemenc. The award consists of a diploma and €4,000. The film is being produced by Gustav Film and Studio Maj, with financial support from the Slovenian Film Fund. Shooting is scheduled to begin this summer.
(Translated from Italian)
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