8th EDITION 26-28.7.2019

FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION




The Jury of the 8th Holywood Serbia Film Festival, consisting of Aron Sekelj, Dragomor Zupanc and Miodrag Novaković, has awarded the following films:


- GRAND PRIX: "MORIOM" by Francesca Scalisi and Mark Olexa, Switzerland

     Jury motivation: A profound and piercing insight into a familial tragedy and a harrowing reminder of the enduring and permeating traumatic 

     consequences of sexual violence. Owing to a number of masterful filmic decisions by the creative duo of Francesca Scalisi and Mark Olexa, the

     film manages to simultaneously present itself as a concise, direct, relentless and uncompromising documentary portrait, as well as a

     phantasmagorical, at times unsettling, visual experience, but at no time diminishing the importance of the story that is being told on screen.



- The Best Documentary Film: "GRAPEWINES" by Luka Papić, Serbia

   Jury motivation: Close to a perfect hybrid of documentary and fictional film, “Grapevines” succeeds increating a captivating piece of visceral -

    and atmospheric cinema that is minimalistic, intuitive and, above all, honest, thus creating a strong link between the main protagonist and the

     audience, who in turn can easily identify and relate to all the mundane snippets of childhood presented in the film.



- The Best Fiction Film: "CINEMA IN THE ABSENCE OF SIMA" by Farnaz Zareiyan, Iran

   Jury motivation: As entrancing, oneiric and eclectic as the cinema experience and the art of film itself, “Cinema in the Absence of Sima” has   

     accomplished the goal of creating a multi-layered work of familiar stylistic and narrative elements, that can still stand on its own among films

     with a similar thematic focus and poetical approach. The subtle direction, rock-solid narrative flow, playful use of samples from classical filmic

     sources and convincing performances by the cast all combine to create a rounded journey between different planes of cinematic realities and

     emotional states.



- The Best Experimental Film: "THEY ARE THERE, BUT I AM NOT", by Ye Mimi, Taiwan

     Jury motivationDriven by reiterant visual motifs of clocks, rhythmically near perfect editing, precise shot compositions, dynamic movement of 

     the image and a mesmerizing whisper narrating the film, “They are There, But I am Not” succesfully elevates itself from a straightforward 

     poetic essay film into a comprehensive, introspective and transformative study of time and the possibilities of its perception and  representation

     within the filmic medium. 

 


- The Best Film From Serbia: "PASSAGE", Igor Ćorić, Serbia

     Jury motivation: The film of the director and animator, Igor Ćorić, successfuly deals with the constantly present experience of war conflict in

     these regions. The author uses the symbols from domain of applications, in which he is already recognized authority. The visual minimalism was

     successfuly achieved by Hana Rajković, the co-author of the visual part of the film.



- Special Mention by the Jury: "MOUSSE", by John Hellberg, Sweden

  Jury motivation: The Special Mention of the Jury goes to the film “Mousse” for its heartfelt approach, careful and balanced selection of 

    modern storytelling and influences from various genre classics but particularly its brillianty eclectic style, which manages to connect different   

    timelines, cultures, visual elements and comedic practices, thereby creating a new world within its boundaries that helps tear down any   

    preconceived notions about national stereotypes.  




- Special Award "The Golden Knight of Rudnik" by the Jury and The Association of Citizens of Rudnik:

  "THE BOY WHO MADE A MUSEUM" by Sergio Utsch, United Kingdom

   Jury motivation: The approach of the author shows the same ingenuity as the hero of this film: it is honest, sincere and warm-hearted. The film

    itself also serves as an outstanding example of a narrative fusion between a touching portrait of a forward-looking boy and an insight into dire

    socioeconomical and political situation in Northeastern Brazil. These qualities have been recognized both by the Jury and the audience of the

    festival and so a bond of understanding and empathy was instantly created between two places half a globe away from each other.

7th EDITION 27-29.7.2018

 


- 1st Prize, The Big Garden Gnome: "MARKETING" by Branko Radaković, Bač

 

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   "Radaković belongs to the circle of authors whose primary vocation is music through which he instinctively and sensitively reacts to the cultural, 

     political and social facts. The goal is not only that, after watching his film, we understand, but also to experience the phenomenon of marketing 

     and the different ways it can be put into action.  In order to demonstrate this, the author needed the special language, a cinematic  language, 

     that he developed and through it suceeded not only to express his perspective and emotions, but also to reach his audience."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Miodrag Novaković

 

- 2nd Prize, The Middle Garden Gnome: "BRAT" by Slađana Topalović-Nestorović, Belgrade

 

- 3hd Prize, The Small Garden Gnome: "GOSPOĐE U NAJBOLJIM GODINAMA" by Anita Panić, Belgrade

    Trailer

    Interview with the author


- Special Prize "Zlatomir Zlaja Dukić" for the best camerawork: "2121" by Ilija Dimitrijević (Belgrade)


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Due to the bad weather the 7th edition of the Festival was held in the Center for culture Rudnik with the kind permission and support of its stuff. The three day program was accompanied by a solo concert of the author Branko Radaković and an exhibition by a local art group "Rudnički vidici". The Festival was organized with the financial help of SO Gornji Milanovac and the technical support of the Center for culture Gornji Milanovac and the private company "Rudnik i flotacija – Rudnik".

6th EDITION 28-30.7.2017



- 1st Prize, The Big Garden Gnome: "OLOVNE GODINE" by Bojan Stefanović, Vršac

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 - 2nd Prize, The Middle Garden Gnome: "MAESTRO" by Milan Kićevac and Boško Milosavljević, Belgrade


- 3hd Prize, The Small Garden Gnome: "ŽEĐ" by Vladimir and Ognjen Janić, Subotica


- Special Prize "Zlatomir Zlaja Dukić" for the best camerawork: "OLOVNE GODINE" by Bojan Stefanović, Vršac

The 6th edition of the Festival was organized with the technical help of the Center for culture Gornji Milanovac and the private company "Rudnik i flotacija – Rudnik", and financial help of SO Gornji Milanovac. The highest swing in Serbia "The Sky Swing", work of the festival organizer Ivan Jakovljević,, was ceremonially opened for the public.

5th EDITION 29-31.7.2016



- 1st Prize, The Big Garden Gnome: "PUSTOOD" by Nebojša Ilić, Vlasotince


- 2nd Prize, The Middle Garden Gnome: "KAD TI TATA KUPI SLONA" by Marija Žižović, Belgrade

                                                                               "LIMUNOVO DRVO" by Branko Radaković, Bač


- 3hd Prize, The Small Garden Gnome: "ŠAMPION" by Nebojša Radosavljević, Belgrade

                                                                            "AVALA" by Slobodan Popović, Belgrade

                                                                            "NA PUCANJ ODAVDE" by Aleksandar Vuksanović, Madrid

4th EDITION 1-3.8.2015



- 1st Prize, The Big Garden Gnome: "NAPRATA" by Mladen Milosavljević, Velika Plana


- 2nd Prize, The Middle Garden Gnome: "PAN FILM" by Radiša Stanišić, Pančevo

 

- 3hd Prize, The Small Garden Gnome: "PALI ANĐELI" by Marko Marinković, Kruševac

3hd EDITION 2-4.8.2013



- 1st Prize, The Big Garden Gnome: "NESTALI" by Mirko Nikolić, Dragolj


- 2nd Prize, The Middle Garden Gnome: "ROBOVI ODJEKA"; "TETOVIRAN MOZAK" by Milan Bates, Belgrade


- 3hd Prize, The Small Garden Gnome: "AVANTURE IVE CARA" by Ivan Jakovljević, Mutanj

2nd EDITION 27-29.7.2012

 


- 1st Prize, The Big Garden Gnome: "PUTEVIMA TIBORA SEKELJA" by Stipan Milodanović, Subotica

 

- 2nd Prize, The Middle Garden Gnome: "TO MORAM" by Branko Radaković, Bač

 

- 3hd Prize, The Small Garden Gnome: "POTPISANI 3 - VOZ" by Marko Kovač, Belgrade

1st EDITION 12-14.8.2011

FIRST NATIONAL COMPETITION

 


- 1st Prize, The Big Garden Gnome: "POTPISANI 1 - TELEFONSKA CENTRALA" by Marko Kovač, Belgrade


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- 2nd Prize, The Middle Garden Gnome: "PRVI RADNI DAN" by Stipan Milodanović, Subotica

 

- 3hd Prize, The Small Garden Gnome: "TRILING" by Srđan Stojanović, Belgrade

Under the name "The first review of the independent off-films of Serbia" the first edition of the festival took place in the mid August 2011. The response was huge. The expenses of the festival were covered solely by the authors. The prizes in form of a Big, Middle and Small Garden Gnome for the winning films were introduced, a homage and parody of the Hollywood Oscar. The event didn't pass without red carpet and bow ties, and the program was accompanied by a concert of a local rock band NLO.