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