ZagrebDox

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ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival
ZagrebDox 2008 logo.png
ZagrebDox 2008 masthead
LocationZagreb, Croatia
Founded2005
AwardsVeliki pečat
Mali pečat
No. of films145
LanguageInternational
Websitehttp://www.zagrebdox.net/

ZagrebDox is an international documentary film festival established in 2005 and held annually in Zagreb, Croatia.

It is the biggest festival of its kind in South East Europe. Apart from screenings, the festival usually organizes workshops, presentations and pitching forums designed to help aspiring film authors in developing their projects. In addition to the official competition program (which is divided into a regional and an international category), the festival often features retrospectives of well-known authors and various national cinemas.

The festival is organized by a Zagreb-based film production company called Factum, and is usually held in February. The 2008 edition featured 140 films from 30 countries and attracted an audience of around 20,000 people.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • The Veliki pečat (Big Stamp) international award for best film in international competition, as voted by jury
  • The Veliki pečat regional award for best film in regional competition, as voted by a jury
  • The Mali pečat (Small Stamp) award for best film made by authors who are under 35 years of age, as voted by jury
  • The T-Com Audience Award for best film overall, as voted by audiences

Award winners[edit]

International competition[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2005 The 3 Rooms of Melancholia Melancholian 3 huonetta Pirjo Honkasalo Finland, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
2006 Before Flying Back to Earth Prieš parskrendant į žemę Arūnas Matelis Lithuania, Germany
2007 Civil Status Grajdanskoe sostoianie Alina Rudnitskaya Russia
2008 War/Dance N/A Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine United States
2009 Lady Kul El Arab ליידי כל אל ערב Ebtisam Mara’ana Israel
2010 Petition Shangfang Zhao Liang China, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Finland
2011 Position Among the Stars Stand van de Sterren Leonard Retel Helmrich Netherlands, Indonesia
2012 Returns Powroty Krzysztof Kadlubowski Poland
2013 Kudzu Vine N/A Josh Gibson United States
2014 The Last Station La Última Estación Cristian Soto and Catalina Vergara Chile
2015 Virunga N/A Orlando von Einsiedel United Kingdom, Congo
2016 Poet on a Business Trip Shi ren chu chai le Anqi Ju China
2017 The Dazzling Light of Sunset N/A Salomé Jashi Georgia, Germany

Regional competition[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2005 Images from the Corner Slike sa ugla Jasmila Žbanić Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany
2006 Totally Personal Sasvim lično Nedžad Begović Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007 Europe Next Door Evropa preko plota Želimir Žilnik Serbia and Montenegro
2008 Weddings and Diapers Darsmat dhe pampersat Casey Cooper Johnson and Antoneta Kastrati Kosovo
2009 The Caviar Connection Kavijar konekšn Dragan Nikolić Serbia
2010 Totò N/A Peter Schreiner Austria
2011 Trials, Tribulations & Sustainable Growth of a Cock Život, priključenija i održivi razvoj jednog kokota Vladimir Perović Montenegro
2012 A Day on the Drina Jedan dan na Drini Ines Tanović Bosnia and Herzegovina
2013 Tzvetanka N/A Youlian Tabakov Bulgaria, Sweden
2014 Sacro GRA N/A Gianfranco Rosi Italy, France
2015 Cain's Children Káin gyermekei Marcell Gerö Hungary, France
2016 4.7 N/A Đuro Gavran Croatia
2017 Depth Two Dubina dva Ognjen Glavonić Serbia

Best Young Director[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2005 Life in Peace Mirnaya zhizn Antoine Cattin and Pavel Kostomarov Switzerland, Russia
2006 The Angelmakers N/A Astrid Bussink Hungary, Netherlands, United Kingdom
2007 Grandmothers of Revolution Babice revolucije Petra Seliškar Macedonia, Netherlands, Cuba, Slovenia
2008 Audience of One N/A Michael Jacobs United States
2009 On the Way to School İki Dil Bir Bavul Ozgür Dogan and Orhan Eskikoy Turkey
2010 Chasm Otchłań Wojciech Kasperski Poland
2011 Charcoal Burners Smolarze Piotr Zlotorowicz Poland
2012 The Will Testamentet Christian Sønderby Jepsen Denmark
2013 Turn Off the Lights Lumea in patratele Ivana Mladenović Romania
2014 The Special Need N/A Carlo Zoratti Germany, Italy, France, Austria
2015 Another Hungary – The Life of a Village – Fragments Másik Magyarország - Töredékek egy falu hétköznapjaiból Dénes Nagy Hungary
2016 Above and Below N/A Nicolas Steiner Switzerland, Germany, United States
2017 Depth Two Dubina dva Ognjen Glavonić Serbia

Audience Award[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2005 Direkt (40) Without Dad Direkt (40) Bez tate Nebojša Slijepčević Croatia
Children of the Decree Das Experiment 770 - Gebären auf Befehl Razvan Georgescu and Florin Iepan Romania, Germany
2006 Wasn't awarded
2007 Blue Blood N/A Stevan Riley United Kingdom
2008 All White in Barking N/A Marc Isaacs United Kingdom
2009 The English Surgeon N/A Geoffrey Smith United Kingdom
2010 People from the Milky Way Ljudi s mliječnog puta Miroslav Mikuljan Croatia
The Destiny of Line 13 Sudbina broja 13 Irena Škorić
2011 Waste Land N/A Lucy Walker Brazil, United Kingdom
2012 Family Meals Nije ti život pjesma Havaja Dana Budisavljević Croatia
2013 Gangster of Love Gangster te voli Nebojša Slijepčević Croatia, Germany, Romania
2014 Dear Lastan! Dragi Lastane! Irena Škorić Croatia
2015 I Like That Super Most Best Lijepo mi je s tobom, znaš Eva Kraljević Croatia
2016 Twilight of a Life Ad ktze ha'zrikha Sylvain Biegeleisen Belgium, Israel
2017 The Eagle Huntress N/A Otto Bell United Kingdom, Mongolia, United States

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

(The Lifetime Achievement Award (Počasni pečat) was introduced at the 2009 edition, for outstanding contribution to documentary filmmaking)

Special awards[edit]

Apart from the regular categories, the festival sometimes awards special prizes, often related to themes of a particular festival edition.

Year Award Film Director
2006
Best film in the
Sports and Music theme program
The Human Hambone
United States Mark Morgan
2008
International Critics' Jury Award
The Devil Came on Horseback
&
Audience of One
United States Ricki Stern &
United States Anne Sundberg

United States Michael Jacobs
2008
Amnesty International Award
All White in Barking
United Kingdom Marc Isaacs
2009
Movies That Matter Award
Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country
(Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land)
Denmark Anders Østergaard
2012
Movies That Matter Award
The Tinniest Place
Mexico Tatiana Huezo
2013
Movies That Matter Award
The Act of Killing
Denmark Joshua Oppenheimer
2014
Movies That Matter Award
Pipeline
(Truba)
Russia Vitaly Mansky
2015
Movies That Matter Award
Rich Hill
United States Andrew Droz Palermo &
United States Tracy Droz Tragos