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2019 South East European Film Festival Awards







South East European Filmmakers Celebrated 
at Closing Night Gala, May 8 at Writers Guild Theater



Photo credit: Aaron Perez



"This is happiness." Nadejda Koseva wins "Best Feature," "Best Debut" and the Audience Award for Irina (Bulgaria)
Photo Credit: Aaron Perez




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SEEfest 2019 Awards:

Best Feature Film, Grand Jury Prize:
Irina (Bulgaria), Director: Nadejda Koseva
Special Jury Mention:
The Delegation (Albania), Director: Bujar Alimani

Bridging the Borders Award, sponsored by Cinema Without Borders: 
Crush My Heart (Austria), Director: Alexandra Makarova

Best Debut Feature
Irina (Bulgaria), Director: Nadejda Koseva

Best Documentary Film:
Neighbors (Croatia), Director: Tomislav Žaja
Special Jury Mention:
ReGeneration (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Director: Emir Kapetanović

Best Cinematography in Documentary Film:
Neighbors (Croatia), Director of Photography: Jasenko Rasol

Best Cinematography in Feature Film:
Borders, Raindrops (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Director of Photography: Miloš Jaćimović
Special Jury Mention:
Together (Slovenia), Director of Photography: Marko Kočevar
Deep Cuts (Croatia), Directors of Photography: Radislav Jovanov Gonzo, Dubravka Kurobasa, Luka Matic

Best Short Fiction: 
Fugue (Greece), Director: Laura Neri

Best Short Documentary
Childless (Bulgaria), Director: George Nicholas Zdravkov

Best Animation Short: 
The Call (Romania), Director: Anca Damian
Honorable MentionsUntravel (Serbia), Directors: Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr. and Icebergs (Greece), Director: Eirini Vianelli

Audience Awards:
Feature Film: Irina (Bulgaria), Director: Nadejda Koseva
Documentary Film:  49,172 (Bulgaria), Director: Plamen Petkov



The 14th South East European Film Festival Los Angeles presented 56 films over 8 days in multiple locations, with gender parity in the program. Most films were North American premieres, with four world premieres. 

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