KINENOVA 2020 AWARDS
The International Film Festival Kinenova 2020 gives:
THE AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE FILM ART:
Branka Katic, Serbia
The main International Jury of the 5th KINENOVA International Film Festival comprised of:
Krzysztof Zanussi, screenwriter, film director and producer, Poland – President
Kerem Ayan, director of the Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey
Dragomir Sholev, film director, Bulgaria
Best Full-Length Feature Film Award
By Zacharias Mavroeidis, Greece
The festival jury characterizes the film DEFUNCT with one epithet: It is subtle, tender, portraying it in a filigree way the delicate relations between the generations, the past, and the contemporariness.
The Best Director Award
By Sharipa Urazbayeva, Kazakhstan
The festival jury awards the film for the very consistent style, avoiding all the traps of pathos and sentimentalism, portraying the very dangerous and cruel human nature and thus involving the viewers into the story, which is admirable.
The Best screenplay Award
By Bartosz Kruhlik
Because of the story where an accidental death in a car accident is portrayed as a cosmic catastrophe, which gives this film a high spiritual dimension, but also an impressive stylistic unity.
The International short film competition jury comprised of:
Alen Drljevic, film director, Bosnia – President
Ana Dishlieska Mitova, director of the Philosophical Film Festival in Skopje
Stefan Arsenijevic, film director, Serbia
The Best Short Film Awards ( ex aequo ) in The International Short Film Competition
By Gjorgji Unkovski, Macedonia
Because of the smart, playful and humorous, fast-paced story of a simple family event that grows way out of proportion becomes a relevant and uncompromising social satire.
DO YOU GO OUT?
By Ines Jokosh, Croatia
Because of the fascinating intimate, warm and simple film story of two wonderful human beings, living on the margins of society.
Special mention award
By Dimitris Anagnostou, Greece
Because of its unique, highly atmospheric and multisensorial cinematic universe, immersing us in a dreamlike world on the quest for Beauty and the Sublime through its exquisite black & white cinematography and its haunting soundscapes.
Best Macedonian Short Film Award
By Dina Duma, Macedonia
Because of the director’s creative and unconventional style, as well as the emotional and powerful performance of the two actresses who masterfully portrayed the relationship between the main characters.
SPECIAL METION AWARD in the Macedonian short film competition
I AM CALLIN YOUR FATHER
By Leon Ristov, Macedonia
Because of the combining minimalistic cinematic approach with powerful performances from actors and rich subtext, the film effectively reflects on everyday violence that gains grater social implications.