Awards from Paris and Novi Sad

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Dalibor Barić's film won two awards in two weeks at the festivals dedicated to different cinema.

Dalibor Barić’s film Unknown Energies, Unidentified Emotions (2015) – produced in Kinoklub Zagreb for the 50th anniversary of the Genre Film Festival – won two international awards in the past two weeks.

The first award arrived from the 18th Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux in Paris (October 4 – 16). The festival screened 34 films from 16 countries in the international competition program, and awarded five ex aequo awards, among them for Dalibor's experimental feature. The second award arrived from 20th Videomedeja (October 21 – 23), a festival that successfully combines experimental videos, installations and performances in one expanded weekend in Novi Sad. International jury, comprising of Volker Schreiner (DE), Čedomir Vasić and Miodrag Milošević (RS), explained their choice for The Sphinx Award for the Best Video: "The film Unknown energies, unidentified emotions refers to the experimental film festival GEFF, with the same title, but which didn’t take place in 1971. Based on that idea Dalibor Baric’s film-essay develops the concept of bio-film, whose only subject is the human mind. Using many image layers including found-footage, experimental film’s methods and procedures, animation and intriguing profilm text, he succeeds to achieve the pure film of mind."

The film about Isidor Dukas, a special agent working for The Foundation, has won four more awards (all in 2015): Best Script and Sound Design at the Croatian Film Days, Vedran Šamanović Award at the Pula Film Festival and Best Feature Film Award at Be There! Corfu Animation Festival.

Dalibor Barić is currently finishing his new film in Bonobostudio production, Astronaut of Featherweight, a dark vision of the hypercapitalist transhuman society in which body is a commodity and money is immortality.

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