FNE at connecting cottbus 2020: Croatian Honey Bunny Hops Away with Two Awards


    COTTBUS: Croatia grabbed the spotlight at the 2020 online edition of connecting cottbus, which concluded on 6 November 2020, with two awards for the Croatian dramedy Honey Bunny directed by Igor Jelinovic and produced by Rea Rajčić for Eclectica. In addition, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre handed out its first award at connecting cottbus.

    The Best Pitch Prize, selected by the audience, went to Vacuum directed by Yelizaveta Smith.

    The HAVC Project Development Award of 5,000 EUR was presented to the Lithuanian project Parade directed by Titas Laucius and produced by Klementina Remeikaite for Afterschool Production.

    Honey Bunny won the Avanpost Pitch Packaging Award offered by the Romanian post-production outfit Avanpost, providing the project with in-kind services up to 15,000 EUR toward financing strategy consulting, the project look-book and production/post-production for a proof of concept, as well as one of three MIDPOINT consulting awards.

    connecting cottbus winners:

    coco Best Pitch Award
    Vacuum (Ukraine)
    Director: Yelizaveta Smith
    Producer: Aleksandra Kostina, Bosonfilm

    Avanpost Pitch Packaging Award
    Honey Bunny (Croatia)
    Director: Igor Jelinovic
    Producer: Rea Rajčić, Eclectica

    HAVC Project Development Award
    Parade (Lithuania)
    Director: Titas Laucius
    Producer: Klementina Remeikaite, Afterschool Production

    MIDPOINT Consulting Awards

    Honey Bunny (Croatia)
    Director: Igor Jelinovic
    Producer: Rea Rajčić, Eclectica

    Kiril’s Luck (Bulgaria)
    Director: Milena Andonova
    Producers: Katya Trichkova and Rali Ralchev, Contrast Films

    Waterdrop (Albania)
    Director: Robert Budina
    Producer: Sabina Kodra, Erafilm

    D-Facto Motion WIP Award
    Stand By Me (Russia)
    Director: Tamara Dondurey
    Producer: Katia Filippova, Pan-Atlantic Studio