The winning film of #BFM36 is Iscelitel
The winners of the 36th edition
The winning film of the Exhibition Competition is Iscelitel (Secret Ingredient) by Gjorce Stavreski.
The Second Prize to Bába z ledu (Ice Mother) by Bohdan Sláma and the Third Prize to Apostasy by Daniel Kokotajlo.
Die dritte Option (The Third Option) by Thomas Fürhapter win the prize for best documentary. Mzis Qalaqi (City of the Sun) by Rati Oneli win the CGIL Commission prize.
FIRST PRIZE BERGAMO FILM MEETING – UBI BANCA
Iscelitel (Secret Ingredient) by Gjorce Stavreski (Macedonia, Greece 2017)
The winner gets the First Prize Bergamo Film Meeting – Ubi Banca consisting in 5.000 euros, intended to be a concrete help to productions that invest in young authors and indipendent cinema.
SECOND PRIZE BERGAMO FILM MEETING
Bába z ledu (Ice Mother) by Bohdan Sláma (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France 2017)
THIRD PRIZE BERGAMO FILM MEETING
Apostasy by by Daniel Kokotajlo (UK 2017)
BEST DOCUMENTARY CGIL BERGAMO PRIZE
Die dritte Option (The Third Option) by Thomas Fürhapter (Austria 2017)
The Best Documentary Cgil Bergamo Prize - Close Up Section, worth 2.000 euros and awarded to the best film on the basis of the preferences expressed by the public to promote and support independent film productions.
CGIL COMMISSION PRIZE
Mzis Qalaqi (City of the Sun) by Rati Oneli (Georgia, Netherlands, Qatar, USA 2017)
The CGIL Commission Prize, worth 1,000 euros, awarded, by CGIL Bergamo union officials, to the best film that deal with issues linked to labour market.
«What emerges from the film is that we can and must remain human beings: the protagonists manage to survive in a state of poverty which is always lived with great dignity, and this prevents them from the risk of be objects of false compassion. They are only to be admired. But most of all we decided to honor this film because it focuses on how we need a job in order to reach a complete identity, and to have dreams and perspectives. Work is the real power that allows us to change our lives. And – last but not least – because the film shows us how, being deprived of the dignity and certainty of a job, we all become vulnerable and liable to be blackmailed».
The 37th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting will take place from March 9 to 17, 2019.