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Sarajevo Film Festival 2023: the complete winners

The full awards have been handed out upon the conclusion of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival. See below for the complete award winners, including documentary from a jury consisting of Chicken & Egg’s Iva Dimitrova, CPH:DOX Artistic Director Niklas Engstrom, and Slovakian Director/Producer Péter Kerekes, the Heart of Sarajevo Awards in the documentary category were given to:

Awards of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo

  • Mark Cousins, director and screenwriter
  • Lynne Ramsay, director, screenwriter, and producer
  • Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter, director, and producer

The Honorary Heart of Sarajevo is awarded in recognition of exceptional contribution to the art of film.

Competition programme – feature film

  • Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry (dir. Elene Naveriani) – Georgia, Switzerland
  • Philip Sotnychenko, La Palisiada (dir. Philip Sotnychenko) – Ukraine
  • Ekaterine Chavleishvili, Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry (dir. Elene Naveriani) – Georgia, Switzerland
  • Jovan Ginić, Lost Country – Serbia, France, Croatia, Luxembourg, Qatar

Competition programme – documentary film

  • Bottleman (dir. Nemanja Vojinović) – Serbia, Slovenia
  • Valerija (dir. Sara Jurinčić) – Croatia

Human Rights Award

  • Silence of Reason (dir. Kumjana Novakova) – North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Special Jury Award

  • Fairy Garden (dir. Gergő Somogyvári) – Hungary, Romania, Croatia

Competition programme – short film

  • 27 (dir. Flóra Anna Buda) – Hungary, France

Competition programme – student film

  • Falling (dir. Anna Gyimesi) – Hungary, Belgium, Portugal
  • Short Cut Grass (dir. David Gašo) – Croatia

Special award for promoting gender equality

  • De Facto (dir. Selma Doborac) – Austria, Germany

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