GRAND PRIX ‘SOFIA CITY OF FILM’
For best film in the International Competition for first and second films
(provided by Sofia Municipality – a diploma and cash prize of 7,000 Euro for the director and the producer of the film) went to ‘SISTER’ (Bulgaria-Qatar) by director Svetla Tsotsorkova and producers Svetoslav Ovtcharov and Svetla Tsotsorkova.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
For film in the International Competition for first and second films was given to ‘NOCTURNAL’ (United Kingdom) by director Nathalie Biancheri.
AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
For film in the International Competition went to Eva Cools for her film ‘CLEO’ (Belgium).
SPECIAL MENTION for best screenplay was awarded to the film ‘YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS’ (Iran-France-Germany-Switzerland-Luxembourg) by director Massoud Bakhshi.
SPECIAL MENTION for best production design was awarded to the late László Rajk for his work on the film ‘THOSE WHO REMAINED’ (Hungary) by director Barnabás Tóth.
THE BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM AWARD
(provided by Doli Media Studio – a diploma, cash prize of 1 500 Euro and 8 000 Euro in post-production services) went to ‘NINA’ (Bulgaria) by director Hristo Simeonov.
BEST BALKAN FILM AWARD
(provided by Domaine Boyar – a diploma and cash prize of 1,000 Euro) went to ‘A TALE OF THREE SISTERS’ (Turkey-Germany-Netherlands-Greece) by director Emin Alper.
The Balkan Jury handed SPECIAL MENTION to the film ‘STITCHES’ (Serbia) by Miroslav Terzic.
AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
went to the film ‘THE CAVE’ (Syria-Denmark-Germany-USA-Qatar) by Feras Fayyad.
The Documentary Jury handed SPECIAL MENTION to the film ‘COLLECTIVE’ (Romania-Luxembourg) by Alexander Nanau.
THE AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM
consisted of 3 000 euro cash prize provided by Bulsatcom, went to ‘CAT IN THE WALL’ (Bulgaria) by directors Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova.
THE FIPRESCI AWARD
went to the film ‘THOSE WHO REMAINED’ (Hungary) by director Barnabás Tóth.
THE AWARD OF THE BULGARIAN GUILD OF FILM CRITICS
for a film from the Balkan Competition went to ‘GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIA’ (North Macedonia-Belgium-France-Croatia-Slovenia) by Teona Strugar Mitevska.