FESTIVALS: Toni Erdmann Wins European Film Festival Palić

    Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade

    PALIĆ: German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade was awarded Golden Tower for Best Film in the International Competition of the 23rd European Film Festival Palić, Serbia (16-22 July 2016).

    In the same programme Cristian Mungiu was awarded Best Director for Graduation / Bacalaureat. Fourteen films have competed in the International Competition.

    The international jury was composed of: Yesim Ustaoglu, Stefan Arsenijević, Riina Sildos, Michaela Kezele and Aistė Diržiūtė.

    Ten films were competing in the competitive section Parallels and Encounters, dedicated to feature films and documentaries from Eastern Europe and five in the recently established programme Eye to Eye whose jury was composed of: Lara Majkić, Sara Simović, Pavle Menalo, Saša Papić and Viktor Pasterko. 


    International Competition

    Golden Tower for Best Film: Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania)
    Directed by Maren Ade
    Produced by Komplizen Film
    Coproduced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, Hi Film Productions 

    Palic Tower for Best Director: Cristian Mungiu for Graduation / Bacalaureat (Romania, France, Belgium)
    Produced by Mobra Films
    Coproduced by Why Not Productions, Les Films du Fleuve, France 3 Cinéma
    Supported by the Romanian National Film Centre (CNC), Eurimages

    Special Mentions: 

    Traindriver Fairytale / Dnevnik mašinovođe (Serbia)
    Directed by Miloš Radović
    Produced by Lazar Ristovski, Petar Ristovski

    United States of Love / Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (Poland, Sweden)
    Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski
    Produced by Manana
    Coproduced by VP SA, Film i Väst, Common Ground Pictures
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Parallels and Encounters

    Best Film: Lily Lane / Liliom ösvény (Hungary)
    Directed by Benedek Fliegauf

    Special Mention: Eva Nová (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Marko Škop
    Produced by Artileria
    Coproduced by Sirius Films (CZ), Filmpark production (SK), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK)
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Cinematography Fund, the MEDIA Programme, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

    Eye to Eye

    Best Film: The Lesson/Urok (Bulgaria, Greece)
    Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
    Produced by Abraxas Film
    Coproduced by Little Wing, Screening Emotions, Graal Films
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    International Critics’ Jury’s Special Mention: Eva Nová

    Gorki List Audience Award: Kills on Wheels / Tiszta szívvel (Hungary)
    Directed by Attila Till