Awards of the Eight Kustendorf Handed


The Eight Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival closed this evening with a festival award-giving ceremony in the competition programme.

Before the names were reveled, suspense was maintained by The Whistling Man Rade Zdravković who whistled three amazing and the Svetozar Marković Academic Cultural Society from Kragujevac, central Serbia, which performed “A Series of Dances from Šumadija” and “Vranje”.

The jury comprising Claudie Ossard, a French producer, Amanda Nevill, the CEO of the British Film Institute and Alex Garcia, a film producer from Mexico, decided about the winners:

The Golden Egg – Giacomo Abbruzzese for the film Stella Maris;

The Silver Egg – Marko Sopić for the film The Bag;

The Bronze Egg – Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson for the film Whale Valley.

The Italian Abbruzzese made the winning film in France. Marko  Sopić is a Serbian director and instead of the Icelander Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, the award was received by his director of photography, Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson.

The jury this year decided to give a special award. The winner is Omar El Zohairy for the film The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375.

The Vilko Filač Award jury, which was made up of directors of photography Istvan Borbas and Goran Volarević, gave the Best Cinematography Award to the film Merry-Go-Round by Luka Popadić. The Vilko Filač Award went to Ana Maria Vijdea who was the director of photography in the film.