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Cinema: Trieste Fest, Albania, Croatia, Hungary the winners

Marcello Fonte (Dogman) guest of the award ceremony

23 January, 15:36
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, JAN 23 - Albania, Croatia and Hungary won the 30th edition of the Trieste Film Festival according to the public. The movies 'Delegacioni' by Albanian director Bujar Alimani (best full-length film); 'Chris the Swiss' (best documentary) by Anja Kofmel and 'Last Call' by Hajni Kis (best short film in competition) won the Osiride Brovedani Foundation Award. The names of the winners in all the categories of the festival were presented yesterday at the Teatro Rossetti in Trieste by the two artistic directors, Nicoletta Romeo and Fabrizio Grosoli, who made an initial assessment of the event that will continue until January 25 at the Teatro Miela. The festival recorded increasing audience numbers and ''a number of supporters that has been growing constantly since the first edition'', Romeo said, opening the venue. The National Union of Italian Film Critics awarded Matteo Garrone's 'Dogman' 'best Italian film' prize, whereas they awarded 'Hidden thread' by Paul Thomas Anderson, 'the best international film' prize. The award ceremony was attended by Marcello Fonte, leading actor of 'Dogman', Palme d'Or in Cannes, who received the prize. The films that won awards voted for by audience were 'My home in Lybia', by Martina Melilli (Corso Salani supported by Parovel 2019 (euro 2,000), 'Ruben Brandt the collector' by Hungary's Milorad Krstic (SkyArte Award). 'Chris The Swiss' by Anja Kofmel won the Balkan and Caucasus Observatory Best Documentary Award, Milco Mancevski was awarded the Eastern Star Award 2019, dedicated to personalities who were able to open a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. Sarajevo Festival Director Mirsad Purivatra won the ''Cinema Warrior-Cultural Resistance Award'', and Serbian director Zelimir Zilnik won the CEI (Central European Initiative) Award 2019 (3,000), whereas 'Teret' (Load) by Ognjen Glavonic won the Cineuropa Award. A jury made up of 18- to 35-year-olds, members of youth associations, awarded 'Delegacioni' , film by Bujar Alimani, the Pag Prize. (ANSA).

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