The main programme of the 15th edition of Sofia International Film Festival ended on the 13th of March with a gala screening of Aleksei Uchitel’s film КРАЙ (The Edge).
The festival presented a total of 205 films from 53 countries from all over the world. Over 260 was the total number of international guests, amongst which were directors, producers, festival directors as well as media and film experts.
The main Award Ceremony took place on the 12th of March in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture.
INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBERS:
Fridrik Tor Fridrikson (Iceland) – Director
Alvaro Brechner (Uruguay) – Director
Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) – Director
Gabriele Brunnenmeier (Germany) – industry expert and journalist
Ognjen Svilicic (Croatia) – Director
THE 15TH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS WINNERS
THE GRAND PRIX AWARD FOR BEST FILM (INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION) went to ПОДСЛОН, Podslon (Shelter), Bulgaria by director DRAGOMIR SHOLEV
THE JURY SPECIAL AWARD went to KAR BEYAZ (White Snow), Turkey by director SELIM GUNES.
THE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR went to JOAO NUNO PINTO for his film AMERICA, Portugal-Russia-Spain-Brazil.
THE JAMESON SHORT FILM AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM went to TRAINS, Bulgaria by director PAVEL G. VESNAKOV.
DOMAIN BOYAR AWARD FOR BEST BALKAN FILM adjudged by the Bulgarian Guild of Film Critics went to FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND, Bulgaria by director IVAILO HRISTOV.
THE KODAK AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM went to ПОДСЛОН Podslon (Shelter), Bulgaria by director DRAGOMIR SHOLEV.
The Bulgarian National Television’s AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY went to the film THE RULES OF SINGLE LIFE by TONISLAV HRISTOV
FIPRESCI AWARD went to SOUND OF NOISE, directors OLA SIMONSON and JOHANNES STJARNE NILSSON, Sweden, Denmark and France.
To check winners in all categories go to the official site.