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Gravehopping and Tea celebrated in Sofia

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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.

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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.

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(Translated from Italian)

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