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ZagrebDox – The Winners

Returns, documentary by Krzysztof Kadlubowski, won Big Stamp in International Competition at the closing night of 4th of March ZagrebDox Documentary Film Festival, in Zagreb, Croatia. The documentary is about the plan crash near Smolensk in Russia 10th of April 2010 when 96 people died, including the Polish president and polish government representatives. Returns was on Docs & Film Festival´s list of the most interesting films to see at the festival, posted 22nd of February this year. Also in the International Competition, special mentions were given to Polish film ‘Paparazzi‘ by Piotr Bernas and Latvian-Georgian film ‘Ramin‘ by Audrius Stonys, but Ramin was also on Docs & Film Festival´s list for ZagrebDox.

A Day on the Drina by Ines Tanović won the Big Stamp award in the regional competition. The film is a documentary about the Bosnian war and the shocking effects of it. Special mention was given to two Croatian documentaries; Bosanoga an Entirely Accidental Death by Morana Komljenović and to Family meals by Dana Budisavljević.

Christian Sønderby, director of The Will, received the award Little Stamp for best film by author of up to 35 years of age. Special mentions went to Shanghai Banzai directed by Jurate Samulionyte and Decrescendo by Marta Minorowicz.

Movies that Matter Award, the human rights award, went to Tatiana Huezo for her film The Tiniest Place. Special mention was given to Bad Weather directed by Gionanni Giommi.

Boris Gerrets received the My Generation award for his documentary People I Could Have Been and Maybe Am. The award was given at the film festival for the first time, selected by the festival´s founder and director, Nenad Puhovski.

ZagrebDox was held for the eight time this year. The programme is bigger every year and the festival is growing in number of guests as well. ZagrebDox is a festival to put on the Film Festival Calendar for next year. Following is the trailer for The Will.

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