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2005

    QIFF: THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Arsen Anton Ostojic has been awarded the Best Director Award for A WONDERFUL NIGHT IN SPLIT at the 3rd Queens International Film Festival, held from 17th to 20th of November in the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, New York.
More than 100 films, including almost feature films, participated in the competition. Director Ostojic was present at the awards ceremony to accept the award.
This film is an official Croatian entry for the next year's Oscar Awards. This is already the 18th award or an accolade which this film has received in the past 15 months since it first screened at a film festival.
 
    SPECIAL JURY MENTION IN MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
"A Wonderful Night in Split" was awarded the Special Jury Mention at the 27th Festival of Mediterranean Films held in the French city of Montpellier from the 20th until the 30th of October 2005.
This award is the 17th domestic or international award or an accolade given to this film.
* The photo shows Arsen on the stage accepting the award in front of the jury (photo by Eric Catarina; click on photo for larger view)
 
    AUDIENCE AWARD IN HUNGARY
"A Wonderful Night in Split" is awarded the Audience Award at the 1st International Film Festival in Pecs, Hungary. The festival was held from the 27th of September until the 2nd of October 2005. A total of 25 films from a dozen Central and Eastern European countries participated at the festival.
 
    THE OFFICIAL CROATIAN ENTRY
The Film Artists' Association of Croatia has selected "A Wonderful Night in Split" on September 30th, 2005 as the official Croatian entry for the 78 Annual Academy Awards, in the Foreign Language category. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles will announce all nominations by the end of January 2006. Last year, "A Wonderful Night in Split" was nominated by the European Film Academy for the "Discovery-Fassbinder Award" as the best first or second film in Europe in 2004.
 
    GRAND PRIX IN CONSTANTA, ROMANIA
"A Wonderful Night in Split" was awarded the Grand Prix for the best film at Black Sea Film Festival held from the 10th until the 14th of August, 2005 in the coastal city of Constanta, Romania. The international jury, whose president was the well-known British producer Mr. Nik Powell, the president of the European Film Academy, has also awarded the film the Award for the Best Camera. In addition, the separate jury of distinguished Romanian film critics has awarded the film their Critics Award. There were 25 feature films shown at the festival from a dozen countries. The awards ceremony was broadcast live on the Romanian National TV.
* The photo shows the president of the jury Mr. Nik Powell handing the award to Arsen. (photo by Mirel Leventer; click on photo for larger view)
 
    SCREENING IN VENICE
There will be a special screening of the film "A Wonderful Night in Split" during the Venice Film Festival on Sunday, 4th of September, at 5:00 PM in Sala Zorzi, Palazzo del Cinema
 
    "EASTWEST FILM DISTRIBUTION" SIGNS ON
EastWest Filmdistribution company signed on to represent and distribute "A Wonderful Night in Split" worldwide. EastWest Filmdistribution is a feature film sales company which specializes in the promotion and sale of quality European and Independent feature films, with offices in Vienna, London and in Los Angeles. It was founded in November 2004 by Sasha Wieser and Steve Walsh who each have over thirty years experience across all aspects of international film production and distribution. With a strong global network of experienced film professionals, EastWest has a passion for world cinema and a firm belief that the films we represent deserve and will find a worldwide audience.
 
    CITY OF ZAGREB ANNUAL AWARD
The Mayor of the City of Zagreb has awarded Arsen Anton Ostojic a prestigious annual City of Zagreb Award for his outstanding cultural contribution in film during the previous year. The gala ceremony was held in Dverce castle on May 31st 2005.
 
    SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
"A Wonderful Night in Split" will participate in the main competition program of the 31st Seattle International Film Festival in USA (May 19th to June 12th). The screening dates are: June 8th at 9:45 PM and June 10th at 5 PM. Arsen will personally attend the screenings. (May 9, 2005)
 
    AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE SCREENING
The film "A Wonderful Night in Split" will be screened on the 7th of April in Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street, in Santa Monica, starting at 7:30 PM as part of the American Cinematheque presentation of Croatian films.
(March 15, 2005)
 
    MARKET SCREENINGS IN BERLIN
"A Wonderful Night in Split" will be screened at the Market during the Berlinale. Two screening dates are: February 12th at 5 PM in Cinestar 4 and February 16th at 9:45 AM in Arsenal theatre. Film will be represented by the distributor East-West Distribution from Vienna/London.
(January 31, 2005)
 
Best film by the survey of Croatian film critics
Croatian-based monthly film magazine “Hollywood” in its January 2005 edition had published a survey of 26 most eminent Croatian film critics who have chosen "A Wonderful Night in Split"  as the best Croatian film in the past 5 years.
 
Voters:   Tomislav Kurelac Nenad Polimac
  Gordan Bobinac Elvis Lenic Damir Primorac
  Josko Celan Alemka Lisinski Damir Radic
  Matija Curic Zeljko Luketic Daniel Rafaelic
  Vlado Ercegovic Diana Nenadic Dragan Rubesa
  Jurica Heidl Marko Njegic Vladimir Sever
  Dragan Jurak Arsen Oremovic Ivo Skrabalo
  Jakov Kosanovic Sanjin Petrovic Igor Tomljanovic
  Bruno Kragic Bosko Picula Aldo Paquola

(January 5, 2005)
 
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