Damjan Kozole Receives the Best Director Award
The international jury of the main competition programme awarded the Crystal Globe for Best Director to Damjan Kozole, the director of the film Night Life. Thus Kozole received one of the most important film awards or acknowledgements ever to be received by the Slovenian filmmakers.
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Night Life, the new feature by the director Damjan Kozole, was shown in the official competition programme as the world premiere. The screening which took place in the evening on 6 July in the festival's Grand Hall in front of 1200 people, was an extraordinary success. The film was presented by the director Damjan Kozole together with the film's immediate cast and creative team, including actress Pia Zemljič, actor Marko Mandič, co-writer Ognjen Sviličić, costume designer Zora Stančič, co-producer Labina Mitevska and producer Danijel Hočevar.
The film has also received excellent reviews from numerous international journalists and publicists, including in the most famous international film publications like Variety, Screen International, Cineuropa, The Wrap, and others. The film also received the highest average rating from the group of international film critics who evaluated the films, shown in the main competition programme, at the website www.filmneweurope.com.