FESTIVALS: Men Don’t Cry Wins 15th Zagreb Film Festival

Alen Drljevic, director of Men Don't Cry, Winner of Golden Pram for Best Feature Alen Drljevic, director of Men Don't Cry, Winner of Golden Pram for Best Feature

ZAGREB: Alen Drljević’s coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany Men Don’t Cry continued its festival success story, winning the Best Film award at the 15th Zagreb FF, which concluded on 19 November 2017.

The Golden Pram for best short Croatian film in the Checkers section went to Cleaning Lady directed by Matija Vukšić.

The festival also presented awards to the best participants in the Industry Section. The best script at the My First Script workshop went to the Hungarian Impromptu, pitched by the screenwriter Horváth János Antal. The best pitch award at the Industry Youth! Pitching Forum went to two projects: Planet by Nikica Zdunić and Tajana Bakota (ADU) and Šafarikova 19 by Lana Pavkov and Milš Vučković (FDU Belgrade). Both projects won services from post-production studios.

The list of winning films follows:

Best Film: Men Don’t Cry (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)
Directed by Alen Drljević
Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo
Coproduced by Iridium Film, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa, Cineplanet

Special Mention: Montparnasse Bienvenue (France)
Directed by Leonor Serraille

Checkers Best Croatian Short Film: Cleaning Lady (Croatia)
Directed by Matija Vukšić15 th Zagreb FF Award Ceremony

Best Short Film: Student Union (Hungary)
Directed by György Mór Kárpáti

Rieka Audience Award: Loveless (Russia, France)
Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev

HT Audience Award: Foxtrot (Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland)
Directed by Samuel Maoz

Best Youth Film: Vincent (France, Belgium)
Directed by Christophe Van Rompaey

Together Again Best Film: Loveless (Russia, France)
Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev

Together Again Special Mention: The Basics of Killing (Slovenia, Serbia)
Directed by Jan Cvitkovič
Produced by Perfo Production
Coproduced by Pilon Media, RTV Slovenija
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba,  Film Center Serbia