Star Film Fest 2021

For years the Star Film Fest served as a springboard to young filmmakers, a gathering place for film lovers as well as a haven of film culture in Sisak-moslavina county. This international film festival is primarily focused on young filmmakers which have a goal of mobilizing fresh, productive, talented artists, and to offer them the opportunity to showcase their ideas to wider audiences. The goal is to enable affirmation to students of the Academy of dramatic arts and Academy of fine arts, but also any young person that wants to pursue a film career outside academic frames.

When?

8th Star Film Fest was held under starry Sisak sky from 27th to 29th of August 2021.

Where?

For eight years in a row, Star Film Fest is an international film festival in the heart of Sisak-moslavina county, so its eight edition took place at Sisak locations such as Kazalište 21 (Theater 21), and Sisak Creative industry center.

Who?

Out of 526 applications all around the world, domestic and international, for eight year in a row we can proudly say that Star Film Fest has become a part of the film scene and support to all young filmmakers and those that are yet to become. Festival is organized by Kino Klub Sisak which has been developing film and film culture for years in the area of Sisak and Sisak-moslavina county.

What?

With 39 films which entered the competition part of the program, eight edition of the Star Film Fest were enriched with various workshops such as film dramaturgy and writing of the film review. Besides that, we also had a discussion at a media literacy roundtable .Apart from the screening of the films, the film evenings were illuminated by an exhibition of film posters of the Sisak City Museum, and also an exhibition of GIF’s from Karlovac platform F12 along with the Liquid light show of the Exotera collective. For the ears of the visitors, Star Film Fest was opened by film music which was performed by Lordan Badanjak, after that we had an opportunity to listen to great domestic bands such as; band Lika Kolorado, and sweet sounds of band Gungula.

Promo video

Gallery

Chronicles

Jury

Winners

Best feature film

Best feature film – Black Box

Director: Can Deniz Atici, 1987.

Country: Turkey

Duration: 15 min

Content: Selin (11) is a young violinist preparing for final exams while trying to survive the chaotic atmosphere of Istanbul by herself.

Best documentary

Best documentary – Plava granica (Blue border)

Director: Ivan Milosavljević, 1988.

Country: Serbia

Duration: 19 min

Content: A man from the border spent his whole life in search of the biggest fish that river Danube hides.

Best animated film

Best animated film – S13p15a

Director: Jesús Loniego, 1986.

Country: Spain

Duration: 1 min

Content: Even the most unexpected dangers are marked by guideposts.

Best experimental film

Best experimental film – The Invasion

Director: Dante Rustav, 1987.

Country: Uzbekistan

Duration: 15 min

Content: Every society has its own life rhythm which determines time while respecting tidiness and tradition, but even the slightest intervention in this routine rhythm can change the society.

Best montage

Best montage – Recognize

Director: Isaac Fluxe Moreno, 1995.

Country: Spain

Duration: 16 min

Content: The couple was accidentally run over on a mountain road.

Best photography

Best photography – Plava granica (Blue border)

Director: Ivan Milosavljević, 1988.

Country: Serbia

Duration: 19 min

Content: A man from the border spent his whole life in search of the biggest fish that river Danube hides.

Best regional film

Best regional film – Plava granica (Blue border)

Director: Ivan Milosavljević, 1988.

Country: Serbia

Duration: 19 min

Content: A man from the border spent his whole life in search of the biggest fish that river Danube hides.

Selectors award

Selectors award – Perrene

Director: Ruber Seca, 1991.

Country: Spain

Duration: 2 min

Content: Jericho rose that has never been seen in bloom talks with her friend Cactus about injustice of the lack of decision making power.

Selectors award

Selectors award – The Moon, Tomasico and My Grandmother

Director: Angel Caparros, 1995.

Country: Spain

Duration: 3 min

Content: Grandson is ready to do everything to fulfill his grandmother’s last wish.

Audience award

Audience award – (Un)known neighbors

Director: Isaac Rodríguez, 1992.

Country: Spain

Duration: 3 min

Content: I recently moved to Barcelona, and with time I’ve met all my new neighbors. I calculated that hundreds of people can live in my neighborhood – different lifes of different ideals, routines and ways of behaving coexist wall to wall and meet with each other from day to day.

Stardust award

Stardust award – Sve kako treba (Everything all right)

Director: Nikola Stojanović, 1995. 

Country: Serbia

Duration: 21 min

Content: Jovana, single mother, wants to spend her birthday with her daughter Sara, but suddenly her plans are destroyed when Sara invites her father to birthday.

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