‘Velvet Terrorists’ Wins Audience Award in Berlin!


The Slovakian-Czech-Croatian film which will have its Croatian premiere at the 10th ZagrebDox, won over the independent jury consisting of readers of Tagesspiegel daily “with its brave and ironic approach to a controversial subject matter”.

The documentary film Velvet Terrorists has won the independent audience jury award, Tagesspiegel Readers Prize, for the best international film in the 64th Berlinale’s Forum category.

At the award ceremony, which began today at noon, the award was received by the film’s directors and writers – Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarčik and Ivan Ostrochovsky. A nine-member jury said in their explanation that among the 36 films in the Forum category they chose this one because of its brave and ironic approach to a controversial subject matter. It is a film that portrays three radically different characters in the Czechoslovak history, rebels on the brink of terrorism. The outstanding combination of fiction and documentary is especially convincing.

The Berlin screening of Terrorists took place on Wednesday and it was the international premiere, and the film was first shown at the latest edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where it won the FEDEORA award for best documentary film in the main section. The ZagrebDox screening will be the film’s Croatian premiere! The film TRAILER is available here.