The Objectif d'Or Goes to The Other Side of Everything

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The International Jury composed of Jacques Bidou – President (France), Boris Karadzhev (Russia), Leontina Vatamanu (Moldavia), Kim Dong-won (South Korea) and Antonio Vigilante (Italy).

 

The Objectif d'Or is awarded to The Other Side of Everything by Mila Turajlic.

 

 

 

 

A Belgrade apartment divided in two tells us the story of a family that tried to pass on “little pieces of history” of a country that went through communism, civil war and a revolution in which Srbijanka Turajlic played a leading role. Her apartment was split on the orders of the then communist government when she was two years old, and the door leading to the other rooms was locked. 60 years later, as her daughter Mila begins filming this documentary, it is still locked. Will the new generation finally be able to open the door?

 

Born in Belgrade, Mila Turajlić is a Serbian filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and assistant director. She initially wanted to turn to a political career before considering artistic activity as a more subversive and effective weapon. Since then, she has chosen the path of documentary cinema.

 

 

The Objectif d'Argent - Prize for sustainable development is awarded to Thank You for the Rain by Julia Dahr.

 

 

 

Five years ago, Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya began filming his family, his village, floods, droughts and thunderstorms to document the impact of climate change. When Kisilu's house is destroyed by a storm, the self-taught filmmaker decides to launch a movement of solidarity farmers and calls for action. Kisilu's fight will take him to COP21 in Paris, where he will face inertia, bureaucracy and arrogance. Thank You for the Rain is the captivating story of a tireless optimist who is testing the limits of the struggle for a greener world.

 

Director Julia Dahr is a Norwegian director and producer who is passionate about character driven stories that can raise attention about social and environmental issues in a new way, challenge stereotypes and create an impact. In 2015 she won the One World Media award, was nominated for the Grierson award and was listed by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 year olds that is ‘driving and defining the world media’. Thank You For The Rain is Julia’s first feature doc.

 

 

The Objectif de Bronze - Prize for Human Rights is awarded to A Woman Captured by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter.

 

 

 

To be enslaved in Europe today seems impossible. Yet this is the case for millions of people. Marish, 52, has been held captive by a family for 10 years and is forced to work without being payed. She has forgotten what freedom looks like and has lost all desire to flee. Drawing courage from the director's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and regain her freedom. This film tells the fascinating story of a human being regaining her dignity and her faith in life.

 

Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian independent film director and editor specializing in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. In 2013 she worked as a director in the project called ‘Cinetrain – Russian Winter’ which won the audience award at Vision du Reel documentary festival. Member of HSE and Hungarian Film Academy. Her first feature length documentary A Woman Captured premiered at IDFA 2017 Main Competition. After its world premiere it was selected by Sundance Film Festival 2018 – World Cinema Documentary Competition, and thus it will be the first Hungarian feature length film ever to compete at Sundance, in January of 2018.

 

 

The Jury Prize is awarded to Taste of Cement by Ziad Kalthoum.

 

 

 

In Beirut, Syrian construction workers are building a skyscraper while in their country, their own houses at home are being bombed. Cut off from their homeland, they gather at night around a small TV set to get news from Syria. Tormented by anguish and anxiety, deprived of the most basic human rights, they keep hoping for a different life. Ziad Khaltoum composes an excruciating essay on what it means to live in exile in a war-torn world with no possibilities of going home.

 

Ziad Kalthoum was born in Homs in 1981 and graduated after studies in film. He has worked as an assistant director on several films, series and television programs.