The jury of the BaNeFF 2018 consisting of Iwa Bohman, Mikael Rutkay Hylin, Mårten Andersson and Olgica Lindquist, have decided to give the price for the
Best Film to: ”The Constitution” by Rajko Galic.
The motivation: For his film, which is a real love story about hate. It is a wonderful, deeply humanistic drama that keeps the audience unsure to the end about how the relationship will develop. It sees excellent acting by Ksenija Marinkovic, Nebosja Glogovac and Dejan Acimovic.
The price for The Best Female Achievement goes to Vladislava Vojnovic for her script of ”Out of the Woods”, which is a contemporary story about life in Serbia where one grandmother struggles to survive and help her grandchildren to grow up. It is an excellent and poetic illustration of the tough conditions of life in the former Yugoslavia with many unexpected turnings.
The special price of the jury goes to Emir Kusturica for the film ”The Milky Road”. The motivation: For his cinematic geniality and imaginative way of telling us the story of war. A couple of scenes will become classics. Quite simply thank you, for a lovely, enjoyable, fun, imaginative and symbolic journey.
The Jury which normally has not the right to award actors will this particular year when we had to see beautiful performances of many actresses, will also give two Honorary Prizes and they go to excellent actresses: Gorica Popovic for ”Out of the Woods” and Ksenja Marinkovic for ”The Constitution”
For Life achievement and the Public award goes to director Goran Markovic and the movie SLEPI PUTNIK NA BRODU LUDAKA/STOWAWAY ON THE SHIP OF LUNATICS director Goran Markovic Serbia.
Festival Award for film diversity on Balkan goes to film THE BOOKS OF KNJIGE: SLUČAJEVI PRAVDE/ THE BOOKS OF KNJIGE: CASES OF JUSTICE – director Zoran Marković MontenegroBANEFF 2018