The sixth Basta Fest was closed on the 7th of July with the screening of “The Witch Hunters” by director Rasko Miljkovic, the film crew was presented to the public and the director announced the festival closed!

On three festival days, the public and jury had the opportunity to watch 24 films from 18 countries, including 4 Serbian films and 5 from the region.
Jury members were Dragana Varagic, actress, Rasko Miljkovic, director and Carla Fotea, producer and they made the following decisions:

Award for the best film “Golden imagination” – “Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous” Canadian director Melanie Charbonneau

Award for the best director “Golden indication” – director from Denmark Alexander Sagmo for the film “Sound of the unexpected death”

Award for the best screenplay “Golden inspiration” – director and screenwriter from Belgium Charles Habib Drouot for the film “Queen Crocodile”

Award for the best male role “Golden interpretation” – Uros Aziraj, for the role of Mile, in Serbian film “Mooch” by Ivan Bukvic

Award for the best female role “Golden interpretation” – Sofia Kokkali for the role of Sofia in the Greek film “Hector Malot: The last day of the year” by director Jacqueline Lentzou

Special mention – for the screenplay Daisy Sadler for the French film “The black forest” by director Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagne

Special mention- for the roles of Wulf and Alexander Bas Keizer and Gijs Blom in the Danish film “Dante vs Mohammed Ali” by Mark Vagenaar

Aleksandar Ilic, director of photography was in the jury for cinematography and he made the following decisions:

Award for the best cinematography “Golden visualization” – Milica Drinic for the Serbian film “Foreign body” by director Dusan Zoric (this award is sponsored by Cine Planet)

Special mention – Sam Du Pon for the Dutch film “The summer and all the rest” by director Sven Bresser

Youth jury consisted of Hristina Zivanovic, Saska Jevremovic, and Ivan Djukic, and made their decision for the best film:

Serbian film “Mooch” by Ivan Bukvic

Basta Fest gave the award “Basta honor” to a humanitarian association “Dobrocinitelj” for a huge contribution in the field of humanitarian work in this region.

The winner of Basta Pitch that was chosen by the jury consisted of Mina Djukic, director and mentor of this program, Nikola Ljuca, director and Jovana Karaulic, producer – The winner is Nikola Polic with his project “Organizmi”. Participants of this workshop, done in collaboration with Film Centre Serbia, were: Jovan Dimoski, Aleksa Mihajlovic, Tamara Brocic, and Nemanja Novosel.

On Basta Fest’s music stage played Shoomadisco, Bege Fank, Funk Technik Group, Cola night, Buc Kesidi, and Sajzerbiterlemon.

Two workshops were held: “Set design” by mentor Selena Orb and “How we watch” for high school students from Bajina Basta and mentored by Masa Senicic.

As a part of the non-competition programme, we screened Polish film from Short Waves film festival from Poznan, Poland, in collaboration with the Polish embassy in Belgrade.