Everybody in Our Family Wins 10th ZFF!

The winners of this year's competition program of the 10th Zagreb Film Festival were announced at the press conference that just finished in Cinema Europa.

The jury of the Feature-length Program awarded Golden Pram for Best Feature Film to Romanian film Everybody in Our Family by Radu Jude. The jury consisted of Markus Schleinzer (director of Michael – the last year's winner of Golden Pram for Best Feature Film), Maurizio Braucci (screenwriter) and Jovan Marjanović (producer, Head of Industry at Sarajevo Film Festival).

Golden Pram for Best Short Film went to Israeli director Shay Levi for his film Return.

Special Mention in short film competition went to Barbakan, a film by Polish director Bartlomiej  Zmuda.

In the opinion of the jury, the best documentary film of the 10th Zagreb Film Festival is Slaughter Nick for President by Canadian director Rob Stewart. Special Mention in the short film competition went to Life in Stills by Israeli director Tamara Tal. The jury consisted of Michael Glawogger (director, screenwriter and cinematographer), Hana Kulhánková (Director of One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival) and Miroslav Sikavica (film director).

Golden Pram for Best Film in Checkers Program and the amount of HRK 10,000 went to the film Terrarium by Hana Jušič. Special Mention in Checkers Program went to Ivan Sikavica for his film Babysitter. The three-member jury for Checkers Program consisted of Christian Denier (member of National Selection Committee at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and film director), Hristina Popović (actress) and Danilo Šerbedžija (director and screenwriter).

The closing and award-presentation ceremony will take place tonight at 8 p.m. in Cinema Europa. It will be followed by the screening of omnibus film Zagreb Stories Vol. 2.

Detailed jury explanations for the awards can be found below.

Golden pram award and 4000 € for the best feature film
Radu Jude / Romania, Netherland / 2012. / 107'
The nearness that we sense from the very beginning with all the characters, the simplicity and at the same time complexity of the storyline, and especially the outstanding work with all the actors have very much convinced the jury. Everybody in our family does not try to tell a completed story, nor tries it to lead its story-line to an one and only possible ending. And this is its very strengths. After its ending on screen it holds numerous possible stories in our heads. What more can you ask for?

Golden pram award and 1000 € for the best short film
Shay Levi/ Israel / 2012./ 19'
For tackling a burning issue in contemporary Israeli society, while exploring a universal human theme of family psyche in a cinematically very mature way, the jury awards the best short film award to the film Retun by Shay Levi.

Special mention in the short film competition
Bartlomiej Zmuda / Poland / 2011 / 21'
Barbakan showed us a real story but with the rhytm and atmosphere of the great thriller. A frustrated man, under attack of a bad destiny, try to remediate in a wrong way which brings him close to the death. The short film is well realized, the actors are believable and the train, which is in reality the main character, goes on. For this reasons we give the special mention to The Barbakan of Bartlomiej Zmuda

Golden pram award and 1000 € for the best documentary film
Rob Stewart / Canada, Serbia / 2012 / 72'
For the absurdity of life and politics, for a sexy hairy chest, for hawaian shirts against Milosevic, for Nick living with his mother, for Slaughter for president, for charm and integrity and for that, that everybody should have the chance to play a punk song in Novi Sad.

Special mention in the documentary competition
Tamar Tal / Izrael / 2011 / 58'
For sensitive and deep portrayal of relationship between a grandparent and her grandchild shown with lots of respect, love, caring, sharing and patience. And we adore the sharpness and the humor of the old lady. Respect!

Golden pram award for the best Croatian film in the Checkers programme
Hana Jušić / 2012 / 24'
Short film is a place where director has a freedom of exploarity various ways of feeling the story. Hana’s signature is strong, unique and highly aesthetical. It is a synergy of astonishing cinematography and mature sense for dramaturgy.

Special mention in the Checkers programme
Ivan Sikavica / 2012/ 20 '