The Croatian Audiovisual Center reported on Monday that international film producer Mare Andree Štake won the best feature film award at this year’s 16th Southeastern Film Festival SEEfest, which is online this year instead of Held in Los Angeles.
This is the second prize of this year’s SEEFest produced by Switzerland and Croatia. Marija Škaričić, who played the title role, won the festival’s annual performance award, the traditional performance award.
In addition to Mara, the same film festival also presented the feature-length documentary “Ivana Marinić Kragić (Ivana Marinić Kragić) documentary and “Jun of Your Business” (Jun of Your Business) and Jadran Boban ( Jadran Boban’s “Ono drugo selo” won the best photo award in the documentary category.
Natka Stipaničeva’s “Ark” was named the best animated short film at SEEfest this year, and Cockper Kate Gugić won a special jury in the same category prize.
Vera Mijojlić, the founder and director of SEEfest, said that these awards represent the cultural and film diversity of Southeast Europe.
She added: “So far, we are proud of our achievements in discovering new talents and introducing the beauty, art and ingenuity of these marginalized cultures to American audiences.”
This year’s Southeast European Film Festival SEEfest, not in Los Angeles, is held online and lasts from April 28th to May 5th. Up to 11 titles in Croatian are displayed in the show.