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BEST ACTOR AWARD IN ORENBURG, RUSSIA
Alen Liveric has been awarded the Best Actor Award for his outstanding performance in NO ONE'S SON at the East-West International Film Festival held from 23-28 of November in Orenburg, Russia, a city on the border between Europe and Asia. There were 10 distinguished European films in the competition selection. Alen received the Gold Sarmatian Lion, a replica of a gilded figure of an lion made by Sarmatians, an ancien people who lived in the area 2500 years ago. More info: www.east-west-festival.ru
 
 
    NO ONE'S SON AWARDED IN VALLADOLID
"No One's Son" was awarded the Youth Jury Award in the "Meeting Point" program of the 54th International Film Festival in Valladolid, Spain, held from the 23rd until the 31st of October. There were 16 films from all over the world shown in this competitive program. In their statement, the jury consisting of 5 young Spanish filmmakers have stated the following: "For its harsh portrait of the social context of the post war Balkans, a complex story line which is perfectly resolved, the marvelous interpretation of the main actor, accompanied by an outstanding score and the original technique of the film". More info: www.seminci.com
 
    A WONDERFUL NIGHT IN SPLIT SCREENED IN LONDON
Taking part in the program of the 5th European Psychoanalitic Film Festival, "A Wonderful Night in Split" was screened on Friday, October 30th, at the British Academy for Film and Television, 195 Piccadilly Street in London. The festival took place from the 29th of October untill the 1st of November and showcased prominent Central and Eastern European films with panel presentations about themes concerning European cinema and its relationship to psychoanalysis. "A Wonderful Night in Split" was presented by Croatian psychoanalyst Stanislav Matacic, the panel discussion about the film was moderated by Italian psychoanalyst Paola Golineli, while Arsen, who was present as well, answered many questions from the audience and gave more detailed insight into the process of creating the story and the film as well as his ideas behind the project. More info: www.psychoanalysis.org.uk
 
    THREE UPCOMING FILM FESTIVALS FOR NO ONE'S SON
"No One's Son" is scheduled to participate in official programs of the following three upcoming European film festivals:
- Sevilla European Film Festival, in Spain, from 6 -14 of November, as part of the competitive program of the European Film Academy. More info: www.festivaldesevilla.com
- Festival of European Films in Segovia, Spain, held from 18-24 of October, as part of the main program. More info: www.muces.es
- East-West Film Festival in Orenburg, Russia, held from 23-28 of October, in the main competition program. More info: www.east-west-festival.ru
 
    GRAND PRIX IN BERGEN FOR NO ONE'S SON
"No One's Son" was awarded the Grand Prix at the 10th International Film Festival in Bergen, Norway (21- 28 of October). The jury, consisting of three well-known Norvegian directors has chosen the film among 14 previously selected films from Europe, competing for the main award. The prize also includes 50.000 Norwegian Kroner, to be given to the director. There were total of 140 films shown at the festival. More info: www.biff.no
 
    SCREENING OF TWO FILMS IN LONDON IN OCTOBER
Both "No One's Son" and "A Wonderful Night in Split" will screen in the center of London in October of 2009. "No One's Son" is participating in the competition program of Raindance Film Festival. The screenings are at Apollo Cinema, 19 Lower Regent Street, near Piccadilly Circus, on: Saturday, October 3rd, at 6:30PM; Monday, October 5th, at 3:30PM.
"A Wonderful Night in Split" will be shown at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), 195 Piccadilly, as part of the 5th European Psychoanalitic Film Festival. The screening is on Friday, October 30th at 9AM, followed by an hour long discussion. Arsen is scheduled to participate in the discussion.
 
    EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SELECTS "NO ONE'S SON"
On September 7th 2009 the European Film Academy announced that it has included "No One's Son" in their prestigious Selection 2009, as one of the best European films during the previous year. By this "No One's Son" gets the right to compete for the nominations for the European Film Awards, which will be announced in Sevilla on November 7th. The award ceremony will take place on December 12th in Germany. This is a great acknowledgement of the film's qualities since there is just one additional film from the region included in the Selection 2009. (more info: www.europeanfilmacademy.org)
 
    "NO ONE'S SON" AT 2 MORE FILM FESTIVAL IN SEPTEMBER
"No One's Son" will participate in competition programs of two additional film festivals, taking place in September:
- Cinefest in Miskolc, Hungary, from the 11th to the 20th of September 2009. (more info: www.cinefest.hu)
- Raindance Film Festival in London, from the 30th of September to the 11th of October of 2009. The screenings will take place at the Apollo Cinema at Piccadilly. On September 11th the festival announced the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Raindance Film Festival Awards: "No One's Son" is shortlisted in the Best International Feature category. (more info: www.raindance.co.uk)
 
    "NO ONE'S SON" AT 44th KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL
"No One's Son" has been included in the "East of the West" competition program of the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film will screen on July 4th and July 5th 2009; Arsen will be present to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening. (more info: www.kviff.com)
The film has also been accepted into the competition program of the 15th Film Summer Festival in Warsaw, Poland, from July 5-12, 2009.
(more info: www.latofilmow.pl)
 
    ARSEN RECEIVES "VLADIMIR NAZOR" ANNUAL AWARD
On June 19th 2009, the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia Mr. Bozo Biskupic has awarded Arsen the prestigious Annual Award "Vladimir Nazor" for the best achievements in film in 2008, for directing the film "No One's Son". Among others, the selection committee wrote in their explanation: "The basic directorial approach is dual, seemingly incompatible: on one hand it is authentic, with great deal of truthfulness and persuasiveness, while on the other hand is stylized, emphasizing its tragic dimension…. The social and critical aspects of the film "No One's Son", the argument about its cultural expression, the questions about subjectivity and identity, its esthetic dimension as well as its esthetic results, strongly confirm that this is an extraordinary artistic achievement".
 
    AWARD FOR THE BEST CROATIAN FILM IN 2009
The web site www.film-mag.net has selected NO ONE'S SON for its annual award as the best Croatian film in 2008. The award, presented for the fifth year in a row, is in the shape of the letter "F" and will be presented to Arsen on February 1st, at the Museum Mimara. In their statement, the editors wrote: "In a well-rounded convincing and expressive story, Matisic; and Ostojic; portray Croatian reality that bears the yoke of past sins, which still continue having a destructive effect. This demanding drama has been impressively transferred to the screen visually, as well as in the aspects of directing and acting."
 
    MORE COMPETITION SELECTIONS
"No One's Son" will participate in the official competition selections of the following upcoming film festivals:
- Palm Springs International Film Festival, in Palm Springs, USA,
from January 6-19 (more info: www.psfilmfest.org)
- 7th Spirit of Fire International Film Festival, in Siberia, Russia,
from February 20-26
- 37th FEST in Belgrade, Serbia, from Februay 20th to March 1st
(more info: www.fest.rs)
- 13th International Sofia Film Festival, Bulgaria, from March 6-15
(more info: www.cinema.bg/sff/2009)
- 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival in Cleveland, USA, from March 19-29 (more info: www.clevelandfilm.org)
- Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, March 19th to April 2nd
 
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