INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
GRAND PRIX

KRAJ – ŽENSKI ZATVOR U HOHENECKU / KAPUTT / BROKEN – THE WOMEN’S PRISON AT HOHENECK
Alexander Lah, Volker Schlecht ‒ Njemačka / Germany 2016. – 7’ – animirani, dokumentarni / animation, documentary

SPECIAL MENTION – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
UBIJAJUĆI KLAUSA KINSKOG / KILLING KLAUS KINSKI
Spiros Stathoulopoulos – Kolumbija / Colombia 2016. – 20’33’’ – igrani / fiction

AKO LJUDI POPUT NAS PRESTANU POSTOJATI / KUNG WALA NANG TULAD NATIN / IF PEOPLE SUCH AS WE CEASE TO EXIST
Shiela Anne Mae Manacsa ‒ Filipini / Philippines 2016. ‒ 16’34” – igrani / fiction

 

DOMESTIC COMPETITION – BEST FILM
ONI SAMO DOLAZE I ODLAZE / THEY JUST COME AND GO
BORIS POLJAK – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017.

SPECIAL MENTION – DOMESTIC COMPETITION 
MED I MLIKO / MILK AND HONEY
MARKO JUKIĆ – Hrvatska / Croatia 2017.

NIJE ODGOJ / NOT EDUCATION
Tomislav Šoban ‒ Hrvatska / Croatia 2017.

AUDIENCE AWARD
PROSTORNO PUTOVANJE / VOYAGE SPATIAL / VIAJE ESPECIAL INTERGALACTICO
GUILLERMO A. CHAIA – Kanada / Canada 2016.

Dear friends and guests of Tabor Film Festival,

Fifteen years of the festival deserves a long and detailed elaboration of all the reasons the festival came to be, the obstacles we encountered, as well as of everything good that happened and all of those wonderful, unique, funny moments we shared with our numerous partners, guests and friends… But all of this would require more space than this introduction allows. So we will, guided by our own slogan “long stories short”, leave everything to imagination and – keep it short…

It is our honor and we are looking forward to the fact that this year we will also be able to present the best shorts from all over the world. In addition to the international and domestic competitions in the main, competition program, we prepared a rich additional program in which we will present various cinematographies and premieres. In Špela Čadež’s retrospective we will present the works of this, currently most awarded Slovenian animator of the younger generation, and in cooperation with the European Film Academy we will once again bring you the best of the last year’s shorts. A new festival will be added to Tabor Film Festival’s list of friends – the festival of Polish animation O!PLA, which will be our guest with a selection of the best and latest Polish animated films. In the In a Lonely Place program we will screen films selected by Michael Pattison, the member of the international jury. The program Sound&Vision continues to enrich live experience of watching films using concerts, and the Night of the Living Audience, during which we bend the rules and the audience can actively and loudly express their reactions to the films screened, will provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We are sure that the character of Professor Balthazar, a welcome sight, will arouse a wave of positive emotions, as well as all the other Marijan Lončar’s animated characters we will have a chance to see in Zagorje Special, a program uncovering the connections between film and Croatian Zagorje.

In addition to musical treats on several stages, in the additional program look for this year’s two exhibitions set in the hidden corners of the castle – Vanda Kreutz’s Invisible and Vladimir Frelih and Dragan Matić’s Sifonija. The humanitarian organization Are You Serious included us in their Good hosts family, so the festival will become the space where young artists without a home can express themselves artistically. Our wish for establishing a quality dialogue and respecting differences will be fulfilled through two book promotions on the topic and Boris Jokić’s lecture on the future of education.

With its images and music the festival will once again for a few days breathe new life to the medieval castle and with the memorable atmosphere of togetherness turn all of its dark legends into stories with happy endings.

We wish you a pleasant stay at our festival!

15. TFF / Long stories short. Enjoy what matters.