FESTIVALS: Speak So I Can See You Wins Belgrade's Beldocs

    Marija Stojnić at Beldocs 2020 Marija Stojnić at Beldocs 2020 photo by Nemanja Stojanović

    BELGRADE: Marija Stojnić’s long documentary Speak So I Can See You / Govori da bih te video won the Serbian Competition Programme of the 13th International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs in Belgrade.

    Georgian director Keti Machavariani won the Best Project award for Sunny in the industry section.

    This year’s festival was offered in a hybrid form, combining both physical and online modes. It ran from 3 to 10 September at various venues around the Serbian capital.


    Serbian Competition

    Best Film
    Speak So I Can See You (Serbia, Croatia)
    Directed by Marija Stojnić
    Produced by Set Sail Films, Belgrade, Restart, Zagreb
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, Eurimages, Film Institute Doha, YLE

    Best Cinematography
    Staša Bukumirović for Belonging / Pripadnost
    Directed by Tea Lukač

    Best Editing
    Mina Petrović for Twins Woven from Dreams / Blizanci satkani od sna
    Directed by Lea Vahrušev, Sead Šabotić

    Special Mention
    Cornelian Cherries / Drenjine
    Directed by Nikola Stojanović

    International Competition Programme

    Best Film
    Sahara Street 143 (France, Algeria, Qatar)
    Directed by Hassen Ferhani

    Special Mention
    Victoria (Belgium)
    Directed by Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere Waren

    Best Short Film
    White Christmas / Bijeli Božić (Croatia)
    Directed by Josip Lukić

    Teen Programme

    Best Film
    Scheme Birds (Sweden, Scotland)
    Directed by Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallinfor

    Special Mention
    Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) (UK)
    Directed by Carol Dysinger

    Beldocs in Progress

    Beldocs Best Project Award for Beldocs in Progress
    Sunny (Georgia)
    Directed by Keti Machavariani

    Special Mention
    Funk Yu (Croatia)
    Directed by Franko Dujmić

    VOD free visibility award by Cinesquare VoD platform
    The Elf’s Tower (Ukraine)
    Directed by Polina Kelm

    The Institute of Documentary Film’s East Silver Caravan Award
    The Elf’s Tower (Ukraine)
    Directed by Polina Kelm

    Beldocs Academy

    Best VR project
    Up in the Air (Ukraine)
    Directed by Oksana Syhareva, Natalia Pogudine

    Serbian Docs in Progress
    So, Where’s My Prince Charming? / I, gde je taj princ na belom konju?
    Directed by Sonje Rakić

    Special Mention
    I’m People, I Am Nobody
    Directed by Svetislav Dragomirović