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BELGRADE FEST 2021 Awards

Ivan Ikić's Oasis triumphs at Belgrade FEST

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- Other winners at Serbia's biggest festival included Enfant Terrible, Bad Tales, The Living Man, Tereza37, You Know Him, Loan Shark and Poppy Field

Ivan Ikić's Oasis triumphs at Belgrade FEST
Ivan Ikić (centre) picking up one of his awards for Oasis

The 49th edition of the Belgrade International Film Festival FEST, which took place live in Belgrade cinemas from 7-16 May under the motto “Back to the Future”, saw Ivan Ikić's Giornate degli Autori Europa Cinemas Label winner Oasis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan Ikic
film profile
]
pick up the top award, the Belgrade Victor, as well as the "Nebojša Djukelić" Critics’ Prize.

German filmmaker Oskar Rohler bagged the Best Director Award for his Fassbinder biopic Enfant Terrible [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, while Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo repeated their Berlinale success with Bad Tales [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo
film profile
]
, winning Best Screenplay.

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The acting gongs stayed in the region, with Croatia's Lana Barić winning Best Actress for her role in Danilo Šerbedžija's Tereza37 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Serbia's Nikola Djuričko picking up Best Actor for Oleg Novković's Cottbus entry The Living Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

Turkish helmer Ercan Kesal was crowned Best Debutant for You Know Him, a Turkish-Serbian co-production. Serbian director Nemanja Ćeranić's Loan Shark [+see also:
film review
interview: Nemanja Ćeranić
film profile
]
, which world-premiered at the festival, received the “Milutin Čolić” Award traditionally given out by daily paper Politika.

Finally, in the FEST Focus selection, the Best Film Award went to the Romanian feature Poppy Field [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Eugen Jebeleanu
film profile
]
by Eugen Jebeleanu.

Here is the full list of FEST awards:

Main Competition

Belgrade Victor for Best Film
Oasis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan Ikic
film profile
]
- Ivan Ikić (Serbia/Netherlands/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/France)

Best Director
Oskar Rohler - Enfant Terrible [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Germany)

Best Screenplay
Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo - Bad Tales [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo
film profile
]
(Italy/Switzerland)

Best Actress
Lana Barić - Tereza37 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Croatia)

Best Actor
Nikola Djuričko - The Living Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Serbia/Germany/Bulgaria)

Best Debut
You Know Him - Ercan Kesal (Turkey/Serbia)

"Nebojša Djukelić" Award
Oasis - Ivan Ikić

"Milutin Čolić" Award
Loan Shark [+see also:
film review
interview: Nemanja Ćeranić
film profile
]
- Nemanja Ćeranić (Serbia)

FEST Focus Award
Poppy Field [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Eugen Jebeleanu
film profile
]
- Eugen Jebeleanu (Romania)

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