P.O.V. No.21 - (A)Torsion: Data on the film and the director


Stefan Arsenijevic
Slovenia, 2002, color, 35 mm, 11 min.

Principal production credits
Director of photography
Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia)
Abdulah Sidran (Bosnia)
Vilko Filac (Slovenia)
Janez Bricelj
Borut Berden
Jurij Kosak
Studio Arkadena (Slovenia)

Davor Janjic
Admir Glamocak
Emina Muftic
Mirjana Sajinovic
Elmedin Leleta
Brane Grubar
Branko Licen
Matija Bulatovic

Awards include
Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 2003
Berlinale, Best Short Film, 2003
Fifth Festival of Slovenian Film, Best Short Film, 2002
InCurt Film Festival, Spain, Best International Film
31st Huesca Film Festival, Spain, 2nd Place, Short Film Award
11th Art Film Festival, Slovakia, Golden Key Award
52nd Melbourne Int. Film Festival, Special Prize for promoting human rights
Odense Film Festival, Special Mention
International Film Festival - Molodist, Ukraine, Best Short Film
Brest Short Film Festival, Jury Award
International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Best Short Film
The European Film Awards 2003, Berlin, Short Film Award 2003 PRIX UIP
Premiers Plans Festival D'Angers, Audience Award and Prix ARTE
The 76th Annual Academy Awards - Nominee for Best Short Film (live action)

1994, in the tunnel under the runway of the airport in Sarajevo. War is close and salvation is far away. But to some people survival means something different than escaping through the tunnel.

The director
STEFAN ARSENIJEVIC was born in Belgrade in 1977 and studied at the School of Film and Theatre Arts in that city. His films include: Waiting for the End of the World (1997), No. 6 (1998), Outsider (1999), Plum Tree (2000), Landscapes 2000), Night Porter (2001), Belgrade Sound: The Celts Strike Again (2001), Little Morning Story (2002), (A)torsion (2002), and Fabulous Vera from the cycle of shorts Generation.

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