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BRATISLAVA: Films from a diverse range of countries including Guatemala, Qatar, Belarus and Norway are screening in the main competition section of the 20th Bratislava IFF, which takes place 29 November – 3 December 2018. The competition section shows directors’ first and second films.

LJUBLJANA: The Icelandic action-thriller Woman at War directed by Benedict Erlingsson won Best Film at the 29th Ljulblana IFF, which ended on 18 November 2018.

TALLINN: Ten films from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, and one Finnish film, will be presented in the Baltic Event Works in Progres,s taking place during the Black Nights festival, running through 2 December 2018. The films will be competing for a 3,000 EUR prize to aid in promotion and distribution in the Baltics.

BYDGOSZCZ: Ji Yong Kim won the Golden Frog, the top prize of the 26th edition of the festival honouring cinematographers EnergaCAMERIMAGE, for the South Korean film The Fortress directed by Dong-Hyuk Hwang. The festival ended with the awards ceremony on 17 November 2018.

MAIN COMPETITION

Golden Frog: The Fortress
cin. Ji Yong Kim
dir. Dong-Hyuk Hwang

Silver Frog: Cold War
cin. Łukasz Żal
dir. Paweł Pawlikowski

Bronze Frog: Roma
cin. Alfonso Cuarón
dir. Alfonso Cuarón

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FIPRESCI AWARD

The International Critics Prize to the director of the best film in the Main Competition – under specific consideration of its cinematography: Peterloo
cin. Dick Pope
dir. Mike Leigh

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AUDIENCE AWARD

Camerimage Audience Award: The Favourite
cin. Robbie Ryan
dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

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POLISH FILMS COMPETITION

Best Polish Film: Nina
cin. Tomasz Naumiuk
dir. Olga Chajdas

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STUDENT ETUDES COMPETITION

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award - Golden Tadpole – Sirene
cin. Douwe Hennink
dir. Zara Dwinger
school: Nederlandse Filmacademie - Netherlands Film Academy (AHK)

Silver Tadpole: Almost Everything
cin. Simon Bitterli
dir. Lisa Gertsch
school: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste - Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Bronze Tadpole: Them
cin. Holger Jungnickel
dir. Tim Dünschede
school: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin - German Film and Television Academy (dffb), Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München - University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION

Golden Frog — best documentary feature: When the Bull Cried
cin. Karen Vázquez Guadarrama
dir. Bart Goossesn, Karen Vázquez Guadarrama

Golden Frog — best docudrama: I, Dolours
cin. Kate McCullough
dir. Maurice Sweeney

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION

Golden Frog — Grand Prix: Horse Riders
cin. Tomasz Wolski
dir. Anna Gawlita

Special Mention: Pain Is Mine
cin. Farshid Akhlaghi
dir. Farshid Akhlaghi

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DIRECTORS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION
under the patronage of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP)

Best Director's Debut: The Guilty
cin. Jasper J. Spanning
dir. Gustav Möller

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CINEMATOGRAPHERS’ DEBUTS COMPETITION
under the patronage of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP)

Best Cinematographer's Debut: Obey
cin. Albert Salas
dir. Jamie Jones

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MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION

Best Music Video: Novo Amor "Birthplace"
cin. Nihal Friedel
dir. Jorik Dozy, Sil Van Der Woerd

Best Cinematography In A Music Video: Childish Gambino "This Is America"
cin. Larkin Seiple
dir. Hiro Murai

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FIRST LOOK - TV PILOTS COMPETITION

Best Pilot: Patrick Melrose: Bad News
cin. James Friend
dir. Edward Berger

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ADVERTISING SPOTS COMPETITION “EUROPEAN FUNDS IN FOCUS”
Organised in co-operation with Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region

Main Award: The Marshal Office of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship for Zmieniamy Podkarpackie z Funduszami Europejskimi - Dołącz do bohaterów lokalnych zmian. Katarzyna Być – Pracownia Ceramiki i Rękodzieła Być

Special mention: The Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie mecenasem kultury w regionie

Docs from IDF's programmes are part of the line-up at IDFA in Amsterdam.

ZAGREB: The Croatian multiplex chain Blitz CineStar opened a three-screen miniplex in Pula, the first one in the city, on 7 November 2018.

BERLIN: The second European VoD Meetings, a professional training course organised by EuroVoD and supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme, will take place 6 – 9 February 2019 in Berlin. Applications for the programme are being accepted through 10 December 2018, with scholarships and rebates available to participants from low audiovisual production countries and start-ups.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech animated short film Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery will premiere on 21 November in France, a day later in Slovak cinemas, on 6 December in the Czech Republic. The film is produced by Fool Moon and coproduced by Slovak Radio & TV and MAUR Film.

“IRINA” triumphed on the stage of three important international film festivals last week.