Four awards for Bread and Milk

05. November 2001
An international film festival dedicated to Eastern - European films took place between 31 October and 5 November in the German city of
Cottbus. Bread and Milk by the director Jan Cvitkovič and No Man's Land by the director Denis Tanoviæ, a European co-production with Slovenian participation, were shown in the competition of twelve films. The latter film is going to open the 12th LIFF, while Bread and Milk is going to be the concluding film of the Ljubljana festival. The Cottbus festival has been a "fortunate" festival for Slovenian filmmakers. In the recent years the films Carmen by the director Metod Pevec and Outsider by Andrej Košak were presented in the non-competition section of the festival, but with great success nevertheless. Express Express by Igor Šterk, which has been shown in the competition section, and Idle Running by Janez Burger, which won the first prize - the Grand Prix of the festival two years ago - have been even more successful. Besides the Grand Prix Idle Running received three more acknowledgements. One of them was the award for best actor, which went to Jan Cvitkovič himself, the director and the screenwriter of Bread and Milk. This year's first prize by the five people jury went to the Albanian - French film Slogans, while one of the two "special prizes" also went to Bread and Milk. This film also received a prestigious Don Kihot award, the acknowledgement from the jury of the International Association of Film Clubs FICC/IFFC. The other two acknowledgements that Bread and Milk received were a special FIPRESCI jury award (the international association of film critics) and a special audience jury award. No Man's Land received the awards from the audience jury and the student jury for best first film.