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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2017 Awards

On Saturday, the 15th of July, the 13th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony.

In our competition programs, the following awards were given:

-VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (La noche del virgen; Spain; 2016; directed by: Roberto San Sebastián)
Special mention: RON GOOSSENS, LOW BUDGET STUNTMAN (Netherlands; 2017; directed by: Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil)

-NOISY CAT for best music documentary: SPIT'N'SPLIT (Belgium; 2017; directed by: Jérôme Vandewattyne)
Special mention: MUSIC IS THE ART OF TIME 2, LP FILM BULDOŽER - SPIT TRUTH INTO THE EYES (Glasba je časovna umetnost 2, LP film Buldožer – Pljuni istini u oči; Slovenia; 2017; directed by: Varja Močnik)

-SLAK'S VICIOUS CAT for best short film: BON APPÉTIT (Albania; 2016; directed by: Erenik Beqiri)

-MELIES D'ARGENT for best European fantastic short film: UNDER THE APPLE TREE (Belgium, Netherlands; 2015; directed by: Erik van Schaaik)

-VICIOUS CAT WINE CHAMPION for best wine: PINOT GRIS 2015 (Vino Graben)

The winning film of the Little Workshop of Horrors is BLOOD BROTHERS (Krvna brata; 2017; directed by: Kristijan Robič).

Jury motivations:

- VICIOUS CAT (Jury: Guy Delmote, Kristijan Milić, Timo Vuorensola)



»It is a disgusting movie, but it's made by people who understand thoroughly the storytelling and are great filmmakers with a fantastic talent and a lot of guts to produce a movie which is so intensely extreme in the form that it's explored.«



»It's a fresh, new and very humorous look into what genre films can also be.«


- NOISY CAT (Jury: Igor Vidmar, Toni Šarić, Dunja Danial)



»Spit'n'Split is a cinematically convincing and authentic portrayal of the life and death of an archetypal underground band on tour. All praise goes to the director for his efficient use of mockumentarism that enhances the emotional dynamics between the band members - the essence of the film. For the viewer, the furious finale reinforces a strong sense of a complete whole that is brought forth by the mockumentary dimension. Multiple viewings are recommended for all bands that are still getting ready to start the van and embark on a tour.«


»The jury gives a special recognition to the film Music is the Art of Time 2 for the innovative visualization of an extremely important album and especially its cover. With the use of witty animation, the authors made up for the scandalous absence of the original documents from the national archives.«


- SLAK'S VICIOUS CAT (Jury: Stephane Everaert, Markus Keuschnigg, Alin Ludu Dumbrava)



»The award is given for the quality craftmanship, political undertone and great ending.«


-MELIES D'ARGENT (Jury: Stephane Everaert, Markus Keuschnigg, Alin Ludu Dumbrava)


UNDER THE APPLE TREE (Belgium, Netherlands; 2015; directed by: Erik van Schaaik)

»The award is given for the overall quality of the film, the humor and the exuberance.«



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