FESTIVALS: Chinese Up the Mountain Wins 15th ZagrebDox

Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang

ZAGREB: The Chinese documentary Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang was awarded the Big Stamp for best film in the International Competition of the 15th ZagrebDox (24 February-3 March 2019). Una Primavera by Valentina Primavera received the Big Stamp for best regional film.

A total of 37 films competed for the festival's awards, Big Stamps, in international and regional competitions. The festival screened over 100 films in 16 sections.

ZagrebDox is supported by the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and ZagrebDox Pro by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme..


International Competition:

Big Stamp for Best Film:
Up the Mountain (China)
Directed by Yang Zhang

Special Mentions:

Minding the Gap (USA)
Directed by Bing Liu

My Unknown Soldier (Ukraine)
Directed by Anna Kryvenko

Regional Competition:

Big Stamp for Best Film:
Una Primavera (Austria, Italy, Germany)
Directed by Valentina Primavera

Special Mentions:

In the Name of the Republic of Croatia (Croatia)
Directed by Goran Dević
4 Years in 10 Minutes (Serbia)
Directed by Mladen Kovačević

Little Stamp for Best film By an Author Up to 35 Years of Age:
Still Recording (Lebanon, Syria, France, Qatar, Germany)
Directed by Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub

Special Mentions:

Easy Lessons (Hungary)
Directed by Dorottya Zurbó

Taurunum Boy (Serbia)
Directed by Jelena Maksimović and Dušan Grubin

Stories of the Half-Light (Italy)
Directed by Luca Magi

The Movies that Matter Jury Award:
Easy Lessons (Hungary)
Directed by Dorottya Zurbó

Special Mentions:

Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Germany, UK, Australia)
Directed by Gabrielle Brady

On Her Shoulders (USA)
Directed by Alexandria Bombach

The Teen Dox Award:
Science Fair (USA)
Directed by Cristina Constantini and Darren Foster

My Generation Award presented by Nenad Puhovski, the founder and director of ZagrebDox:
To Be Continued (Latvia)
Directed by Ivars Seleckis

Honourary Stamp:
Tue Steen Müller
Hrvoje Hribar

ZagrebDox Pro Awards:

ZagrebDox Pro DCP Award:
Raising Predators (Hungary)
Directed by Réka Ugron

ZagrebDox Pro Online Mentor Award:
4 Goodnight Stories
Directed by Anđelka Vujinović (Serbia)

HBO Europe Award:
Museum of the Revolution (Serbia, Croatia)
Directed by Srđan Keča