Awards & Jury
From the selected films for the competition programme, a three-member international jury consisting of Urška Djukić (Slovenia), Inka Achté (Finland), and Luka Papić (Serbia) will decide on the winner of the Award for Best Film of the Festival. In addition to the Jury Award, the films also compete for the Audience Award and the Youth Jury Award.
Best Film Award
The trinomial international jury will choose the recipient of the Best Film Award from the 15 films in the competition programme. The award will be given to the film’s director and, apart from the statute and diploma, includes a cash
award provided by Festival partner – Sirogojno Company. The statue was designed and created by sculptor Marko Crnobrnja.
Youth Jury Award
The youth jury, assembled of the participants of Teen Doc Workshop who come from five West Balkan countries (North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia), will grant a Youth jury award for the best film in the Competition Programme. The Interaction Teen Doc Workshop is supported by the Western Balkans Fund.
Interaction Audience Award
The film in the competition selection that is most highly rated by festival audiences will win the Audience Award.
Urška Djukić studied at the Academy of Arts, University of Nova Gorica. In 2016, she made a short film “Bon Appétit, La Vie!” and won the Vesna Award for Best Short Film at the 19th Slovenian Film Festival. In 2018, she co-directed “The Right One”, which premiered at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2019 as part of the SEE Factory Sarajevo mon amour omnibus. In the same year, she was selected for the 39th edition of the Cinéfondation Residency, where she developed her first feature film “Little Trouble Girls”. In 2021, she continued the development of her debut feature at the Torino Film Lab.
Urška’s short animated-documentary film “Granny’s Sexual Life” has won many awards, including the Grand Prix Tampere 2022, EFA – European Film Academy Award 2022 for best short film, and The César Award 2023.
Inka Achté is a Finnish documentary filmmaker and a former sales (Taskovski Films and Autlook Filmsales) agent with nearly 20 years of experience working in the film and tv industries. Her own directing work has won awards at festivals such as Thessaloniki, Tampere FF, and IDFA, and has been sold to broadcasters ranging from Scandinavia and the Middle East to Japan.
Inka has an in-depth understanding of the creative documentary field from various perspectives: in addition to directing and sales, she works as the Head of Programming at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival and as Head of Acquisitions at Raina, a Helsinki-based festival service agency offering strategic advice and festival distribution service for short films and documentaries.
She has tutored and consulted professional filmmakers in various industry contexts, such as Baltic Sea Docs, Asian Documentary Clinic in Busan, Qumra in Doha, Medimed, IDFA consultancies, and Agora Docs in Thessaloniki.
She is currently in the development of two new feature documentaries with the Finnish production company Napafilms.
Filmography: 2022: Jasmin’s Two Homes (documentary short); Golden Land (documentary feature); 2018: Boys Who Like Girls (documentary feature); 2012: The Wait (documentary short); Alppikatu 25 – Home to the Homeless (documentary short); 2008: The Beginner (documentary short).
Luka Papić, born in 1989. in Vrbas, Serbia.
Graduated film at HFBK Hamburg in the class of Prof. Angela Schanelec in 2016. His short documentaries were screened at a number of international festivals. His docu-fiction “Without” won the jury prize for the best mid-length film at Visions du reel, Nyon as well as Grand Prix at Beldocs festival. “Invoked”, a feature documentary he co-directed with Srđa Vučo, premiered in Envision competition at IDFA Amsterdam 2022 and was awarded at the Beldocs festival.