FESTIVALS: Trestikova Lauded at ZagrebDox

    Private Universe byHelena Třeštiková Private Universe byHelena Třeštiková

    ZAGREB:Private Universe byHelena Třeštiková won the My Generation Award at the 9th ZagrebDox festival

    The award was presented by festival director Nenad Puhovski, who said, “We established this ward to acknowledge the filmmakers whose systematic work indebted the documentary practice, either with their involvement, or with their art, he added. The said award went. This is another outstanding film in her recognisable style, following life stories through a longer period of time.”

    The main award in the International Competition went to the American film Kudzu Vine by Josh Gibson and special mentions went to films The Imposter by Bart LaytonandElenaby Petra Costa.

    The Big Stamp regional competition award went to the Bulgarian-Swedish film Tzvetankaby Youlian Tabakov and special mentions went to two Croatian films: How’s Everyone at Home? byKaja Šišmanovićand The VerdictbyĐuro Gavran.

    The Little Stamp, presented to the best film by an author below 35 years of age, went to the Romanian filmTurn Off the Lights by Ivana Mladenović and specials mentions went to the Romanian film24 Buckets, 7 Mice, 18 Years byMarius Iacob and the Polish film Rogalikby Pawel Ziemilski.

    The Movies that Matter Award presented to a film which promotes human rights went toThe Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer, and the special mention went to Mama Illegal by Ed Moschitz.

    The festival also awarded films in two new categories. The Phone Dox Award for the best film made using a cell phone was won by Deadline/Lifeline by Tomislav Jelinčić.

    TheBest Teen Doxspecial mention went to Amar (all great achievements require time) byAndrew Hinton and the main award went toLittle World by Marcel Barrena.