Grand Prix for best performance at the festival received the film "Plastic Ocean" (Ocean Plastic) by director Craig Leeson, co-produced by UK and Hong Kong. International jury composed of Mustava Mustafić, director of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vesna Radunovic, producer from New York, USA and Danijel Pavlic, director from Croatia, made a unanimous decision to award Macedonian film "Apple Lake" in the festival category "Ecology" as the best film award. directed by Ljuba Stefanova and Tamara Kotevska.
The second place came from the Pakistani film "Pangolins in Danger" (Pangolins and Peril) directed by Muhammad Ali Ijaz. The third place prize was given to the English film "Green is great" directed by Ketrin Dusen produced by the British Council. The Special Jury Award for Global Acquisition and Outstanding Production was given to the film "Before the Flood" by director Fisher Stevens from the United States.
Prizes in the festival category "Ecology of the soul" were judged by the jury president Gojko Kastratovic film and TV director, Maja Bogojevic film critic and theorist and Sara Radovic producer. By unanimous decision, the award for best film "Beško" by Nedžad Begović from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina was awarded. The second place prize was won by the film "Tok" directed by Milivoje Miš Obradović, a well-known Montenegrin actor. The third prize went to the Croatian film "Mom, why are you crying", directed by Vladimire Spindler from Zagreb. The special jury award for an authentic view of the nature and people of Montenegro was given to the film "Montenegro – Unlimited Discovery of the World" directed by Cornelia Schulze from Germany.
The best achievements in the category "Tourist-promotional films" were decided by the jury of the Faculty of Arts with UDG and decided to award the best film award to the achievement of the "Alpine sense of life" by director John Grebert from Austria. The second place was won by the film "Azerbaijan tour" by the director Fuad Guliyev from Azerbaijan, while the third place prize went to the film "Montenegro" in the production of the NTO of Montenegro.
Director of the Green Montenegro Intenational Film Festival (GMIFF) Blagota Marunovic presented special awards to meritorious individuals and institutions that significantly contributed to the extremely successful release of the third edition of this international film edition. The awards were given by the permanent coordinator of the UN System and the permanent UN System Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Montenegro Fiona McCluney, Željka Radak Kukavičić Director of NTO Core Gore, Spomenka Saraga Director of Zagreb Tour Film Fest, Dragan Jovan's Ecology Advisor in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Medenica Director of Hotel Splendid, Director Rajko Grlić, Ivana Vojinović Director of Environmental Protection Directorate, Ruža Helać from Vojvodina Green Initiative, "13. July Plantaže" company and Ivan Colo Barović from Danilovgrad Culture Center.
During the ceremonial ceremony, the awards were presented to the audience by the winners of the award by the directors of Muhammad Ali Ijaz from Pakistan and Craig Leeson from Australia.
The festival was inspired by the message and universal messages about the need to create a world about the endangering of the living space and the man was imprisoned by a member of the GMIFF Council Prince Nikola Petrovic, the president of the Petrovic Njegos Foundation.
The organizers of this year's festival are Danilovgrad Cultural Center, NGO Center for Multimedia Production (CEZAM), NGO Montenegin Universal Theater with the support of Danilovgrad Municipality, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ministry of Finance and Agency for Environmental Protection.
In the coming days, festival films will be shown in almost all primary and secondary schools in Montenegro by arrangement and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.
Source: Portal Analitika