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The EDN Talent Grant has reached The Verdict


The Sarajevo Film Festival and EDN have again this year supported a talented and upcoming director with the annual EDN Talent Grant. The winner was announced this weekend.

The Verdict by Ðuro Gavran

In close collaboration with The Sarajevo Film Festival, EDN is supporting the filmmaking talent in the Eastern European region with the annual EDN Talent Grant.

This year DOX Editor Vibeke Bryld was present at the Sarajevo Film Festival and during the award ceremony she presented the talent grant with the following motivation:

‘In recognition of promising talent within documentary filmmaking, the EDN Talent Grant is awarded to Duro Gavran for THE VERDICT. This brilliantly shot and edited short film weighs critical questions of justice, impunity and identity in a simple yet tremendously intelligent manner.’

  • THE VERDICT (Croatia, 2013, 11 min)
  • Director: Ðuro Gavran

The EDN Talent Grant Jury consisted of Joslyn Barnes, Jasmin Basic and Vibeke Bryld. They chose a grant recipient from the 21 documentary films selected to be in competition at Sarajevo Film Festival.

The EDN Talent Grant provides Director Ðuro Gavran with:

  • -  a free observer access to the EDN pitching workshop at either Docs in Thessaloniki or Lisbon Docs
  • -  preceding the event, during the development stage of the director's next project, Gavran will be entitled to three one-hour Skype sessions with EDN team members, in order to prepare optimal for the Docs in Thessaloniki or Lisbon Docs event
  • -  at the end of the event, Gavran winner will be entitled to a one-hour personal meeting with the EDN team member in charge of the event, for a debriefing of the week's results and further consultation and advice on how to proceed with the project.

About The EDN Talent Grant
EDN Talent Grant has been created as co-operation between the Sarajevo Film Festival and EDN - European Documentary Network with the purpose of supporting promising new documentary filmmakers from the East European region.

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