In the three days that the Star Film Fest lasted, 300 movie lovers visited it. The very opening of the Star Film Fest in Sisak’s magnificent Old Town set the expectations high, and the other two days held in the intimate setting of Theater 21 justified the expectations of the visitors and undoubtedly provided them with enormous cinematic pleasure. In addition to a handful of attractive films from around the world, the Fest was also accompanied by a multitude of additional content such as photo and video workshops and Luka Rukavina’s lecture “From Theory to Practice” and the presentation of film festivals (47th Review of Croatian Filmmaking Four River Film Festival and 21st Youth Film Review and Dokuma Film Festival and Brač Film Festival) in the Sisak National Library and Reading Room, Haris Čalkić’s exhibition “Fine dust” in the Siscia Obscura Gallery… The organizers felt a responsibility towards every person who came to the Star Film Fest – they wanted everyone to feel the spirit of the community that connected them, the love for film and finally, the love for the city of Sisak, which deserved to have something created almost from scratch by young people.
At the closing ceremony of the Fest, the best films were selected. The expert jury consisting of Darko Drinovac, Danijel Kušan, Nera Stipičević and Davor Žmegač selected one best film from each film category (documentary, experimental, fiction). The film Love Your Neighbor (Davorin Tušek) was declared the best documentary film, while the film Uprising Pact (Ale Paschoalini) was declared the best experimental film. The best film in the feature film category was the film The Game (Pedro Coutinho), and the title of the best film of the festival went to the film Linda, a Horrible Story (Bruno Gularte). And the audience awarded the award for the best film of their choice. The award went to the feature film Govorna pošta (Leo Vitasović).