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Prizes awarded on the “Bijeli Lav” festival

A group of diving and film enthusiasts launched an unique underwater film festival “Bijeli lav” in Rovinj and its neighboring Crveni otok (Red Island) which was held again this year from 14th to 18th September 2011.

International Underwater Film Festival “Bijeli lav”

Rovinj – Crveni otok

14th – 18th September 2011

 

…AND THE WINNERS ARE

Expert jury consisting of Dana Budisavljević (Hr), Dean Lalić (HR) and Peter Lombar (Slo), awarded the following films, among 17 of them:

Grand Prix „Bijeli lav“

Posledni lovci (The Last Hunters)
by Steve Lichtag
38′, 2010, Czech Republic

Best Saltwater Film

Beneath the Surface
by Dragan Milutinović
Music: Zoran Nikolić
Design: Ajandi Endre
19 episodes, 6′ 45” each, Serbia

Best Freshwater Film

Krupajsko vrelo (Krupaja Spring)
by Vladimir Taleski
Production: Triton Media
Serbia

Best Environmental Film

Where the Whales Sing
by Andrew Stevenson
Production/Direction/Camera – Andrew Stevenson
Written and narrated by Elsa Stevenson i Andrew Stevenson
Post production – Andrew Stevenson/Raul Pedraza
duration 60′, 2008, Bermuda

Special Jury Award

Shark Culture
by Joe Romeiro and Bill Fisher
Production: – 333 Productions (Joe Romeiro / Bill Fisher)
8′, 2011, USA

Special Audience Award

Where the Whales Sing
by Andrew Stevenson
Production/Direction/Camera – Andrew Stevenson
Written and narrated by Elsa Stevenson i Andrew Stevenson
Post production – Andrew Stevenson/Raul Pedraza
duration 60′, 2008, Bermuda

 

The festival opened on Wednesday 14th September with the Open Day of the festival, in form of workshops for primary and secondary school kids.

The competing part of the festival began on Friday, 16th September, in the evening, with screenings on the square in front of the MMC in Rovinj. Screenings continued on Saturday, at the same place.

An exhibition of underwater photography by Marjan Radović, Marino Brzac and Danijel Frka was also opened on Saturday, in MMC in Rovinj. During the day, the underwater photography workshop was held in the swimming pool in Hotel Istra on Crveni otok.

link: www.bijelilav.org

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