EAVE project WAJIB wins Best European Film at PriFest

Awards July 2018

53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

  • I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Jonas Dornbach wins The Grand Prix – Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film. The film also received the Europa Cinemas Label Award
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny won the Best Director Award
  • EAVE project HISTORY OF LOVE by Sonja Prosenc, producer: EAVE graduate Rok Secen, co-producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, Jarle Bjørknes received a Special Jury Mention
  • JUMPMAN by Ivan I. Tverdovskij, producer: EAVE graduate  Guillaume de Seille also received a Special Jury Mention
  • MIRIAM LIES by Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada, co-producer: EAVE graduate Paco Poch received the Ecumenical Jury Award
  • REDEMPTION by Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov, producer: EAVE participant Michael Rozenbaum won the Best Actor Award (Moshe Folkenflik) and the Ecumenical Jury Award
  • ALL THIS VICTORY by Ahmad Ghossein, producer: INTERCHANGE graduate Myriam Sassine Won the Works in Progress Award
  • LITTLE POLAND by Matej Bobrik, producer: PUENTES graduate Agneszka Dziedzic received a Special Mention at Docs in Progress


Galway Film Fleadh

  • GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial was awarded Best International First Feature


Prishtina International Film Festival PriFest

  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen won Best European Film
  • ANCHOR AND HOPE by Carlos Marques-Marcet, producer: EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno won the Media Jury Award and the Special Jury Prize
  • DIRECTIONS by Stephan Komandarev, producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova and Stephan Komandarev was awarded Best Director for the Balkan films and the FIPRESCI Prize
  • THE WITCH HUNTERS by Rasko Miljkovic, producers: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev, Ognen Antov and MW graduate Jovana Karaulic won the Best Actress award (Silma Mahmuti)
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA, producers: EAVE graduates Belina Jano, Besnik Krapi received the Color Grading Prize


European Film Festival Palic

  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel won the Golden Tower for Best Film

Odessa International Festival

  • PITY by Babis Makridis, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou won Best Film and Best Director
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel won the  Best Acting award (Victor Polster)
  • WHEN THE TREES FALL by Marysia Nikitiuk, co-producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik received the Best Acting award in the National competition (Anastasia Pustovit)


Filmfest München

  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard won the CineVision Competition for Best International Film by an Emerging Director
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER by Damian John Harper, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann was awarded Best Screenplay


Pula Film Festival

  • COMIC SANS by Nevio Marasovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic won the Golden Arena for Best Director and the Arena for Best Actor (Janko Popovic Volaric)
  • EAVE project IVAN by Janez Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec received the Golden Arena for Best Acting Performance (Marusa Majer)


  • MITRA by Jorge León, producer: EAVE graduate Jean Laurent Csinidis won the Marseille Espérance Award of the French competition

Italian Nastri d'Argento awards

  • THE INTRUDER by Leonardo di Costanzo, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina won Best Live Sound
  • THE LEISURE SEEKER by Paolo Virzi, executive producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Luxembourg David Grumbach was awarded the Best International Cinema Award

Page published 27 July 2018. Updated 10 September 2019.

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