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Hungarian, Romanian and Croatian Films Win Prizes in Berlin

Congratulations to Eastern European women filmmakers on their great success at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale. Golden Bear for best film went to Hungarian feature On Body and Soul directed by Ildiko Enyedi, a filmmaker returning to form after 18-year long hiatus. All winners from Eastern Europe are women, another first. Here’s the list: 

HungarianOn Body and Soul  won the top prize, GOLDEN BEAR. Directed by Ildiko Enyedi.

Polish director Agnieszka Holland was awarded the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for Pokot (Spoor).

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution went to Romanian sound designer Dana Bunescu, who worked on Ana, Mon Amour (directed by Calin Peter Netzer)

Croatian filmmaker Eva Cvijanovic won GENERATION KPLUS Special Mention for her short stop-motion film, Hedgehog’s Home

Another Croatian filmmaker, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, whose Eye for an Eye was featured last year at SEEfest 2016, won GENERATION 14PLUS Special Mention for her new short, U Plavetnilo (Into the Blue)

More on the 2017 Berlinale

Prizes of the International Jury

Awards in the Generation Section 

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SEEfest Staff Writer | February 13, 2017, 10:35 AM

News flash from Berlin 2/13/2017: The project by Derya Durmaz, Bus to Amerika, which got its start at SEEfest Project Accelerator in 2016, just won the “VFF Talent Highlight Award” at the Berlin Film Festival! We congratulate Derya on this success, and share with her this great joy. 

Vladimir Perisic, LOST COUNTRY

Serbian director Vladimir Perišić won the prestigious ARTE International Prize for is project Lost Country. ARTE Prize is given for an “artistically outstanding project” from the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Big congrats to Vladimir!  

SEEfest will continue to support new projects, especially first films, and nurture talent. If you have a story to tell and a new project you are working on, submissions for 2017 Project Accelerator are open till March 26, midnight Pacific Standard Time. Go to review Guidelines, and to submit, go to . 


Berlinale press release can be viewed here






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