This selection traditionally awards cash prize for the best film, but this year, owing to IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme between Hungary and Serbia, co-financed by the EU, Cinema City will present two additional awards within this section – the award for the best Hungarian film and the award for the best Serbian film, in order to encourage creative work and cooperation between young film authors in the border-area. The idea is to show that there are no boundaries, financial, geographic, or otherwise, when the creative process of filmmaking is in question.
“Up to 10,000 bucks – Young Talent’s Competition” represents one of the most attractive selections of the Cinema City Festival. Each year this selection, together with its audience, discovers new talents and gives them the opportunity to establish themselves in film art. Authors of chosen films, coming from all over the world, will be guests of the Festival, and will get a chance to meet each other and participate in numerous workshops, and master classes held by renowned film authors. Programme selector will be Nikola Ležajić, whose film „Tilva Roš“ won the Grand Prix at last year’s Festival for the best domestic feature. Films entering this competition should not be older than 2010. All films are welcome, whether they be short, documentary, animated or a feature films.
“Up to 10,000 bucks” selection represents authors and films coming from Serbia, Japan, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Germany, the USA, New Zealand, Georgia, etc. Least year’s IBIS award for the best film was presented to Irena Škorić for “March 9”. As is tradition, at this year’s Festival Irena Škorić will be a member of the jury.