KINENOVA 2018 AWARDS

 

The main jury of the third edition of the International Film Festival KineNova Skopje 2018 (October 3-12) – Zeki Demirkubuz (Turkey) president, Rositsa Valkanova (Bulgaria), Lazar Sekulovski (Macedonia) – would like to thank the KineNova film festival for presenting an unusually strong selection of films that are both highly cinematic and dedicated to humanistic values.

The Jury decided to give all three Awards to one single film, because it stood out with its daring approach to all these aspects. For its impressive casting, for its highly artistic and deeply truthful storytelling, for its emotional impact, the awards for BEST SCRIPT, BEST DIRECTOR and BEST FILM go to “Closeness” by Kantemir Balagov, written by Kantemir Balagov and Anton Yarush.

The Jury gives а SPECIAL MENTION to the film “No Date, No Signature” by Vahid Jalilvand, for the masterful and minimalistic way he tells a complex story.

The Jury of the Short Film Competition – Cem Oztufekci (Turkey), president, Predrag Milojevic (Serbia), Maria Apcevska (Macedonia) – who had watched more than 40 short films stated that the films they decided to award inevitably stood out from the rest.

For its singular and strong vision dealing with eternal subjects of faith, desire and inspiration the award for BEST MACEDONIAN SHORT FILM goes to the visually rich black and white animation “The Monk” by Zharko Ivanov.

For its subtle depiction of sibling love and bond, accompanied by truthful performances by two very young children and its refined dramaturgy which results with a tender piece of cinema, the award for BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM goes to “Schoolyard Blues” by Maria Eriksson.

 

KineNova Skopje 2018 awards Anica Dobra – SPECIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD