Nine year old Haris Mešan is the winner of the Grand Prix, the prize for the best film at the second One-Minute Movie Festival held in Banja Luka. This nine year old boy has impressed the jury and audience with the movie “I can”.
The award for the best screenplay went to Katarina Šekarić
from Višegrad for the movie “7/7”. The best director award was won by Ivona Kenjić from Vojkovići for “Access denied”. Ivan Josip Stipić from Posušje is best actor of this year’s festival, and was awarded for his role in the movie “The King”.
With more than 5,000 views on the YouTube, the movie “Signs of Love” by Anđela Pržulj from Trnovo won the audience award. The jury has also presented the Special Prize Award “for a unique presentation of the beauty of filmmaking which is reflected in teamwork, selfless dedication, enthusiasm and of course, great talent of all participants.” This great prize went to Mirhab Šabić from Bihać for the movie “Director”.
A total of 24 films were presented at the festival, which were fully filmed by children with and without disabilities within the “Take us seriously – it’s about ability” project, implemented by the Genesis Project NGO, in partnership with UNICEF BiH, USAID and the Delegation of European Commission to BiH. The finalists were selected out of 108 movies from 12 municipalities in BiH.
Best films were chosen by a jury consisting of: Darija Buzaković, director of the International Film Festival Kratkofil Plus from Banja Luka, who was also the president of the jury, Vesna Andree Zaimović, editor of the Radio Sarajevo portal, Ljubiša Savanović, actor and art director of the Jazavac City Theatre, Ajdin Čolić, a TV Sarajevo reporter and Budimir Željko Keko, photographer. The methodology of the one-minute movies is a special method used by UNICEF through which children have the opportunity to express their views and draw attention to their problems, needs and ideas. One-minute movies have been filmed across the country since 2011 under the auspices of UNICEF BiH, and with the help of trainers from the Genesis Project. This year, as part of the “It’s about ability” project, the movies were also filmed by the children with disabilities, and besides the coaches from Genesis, they were also assisted by the coaches from the Foundation for Creative Development from Sarajevo.