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Serbian Films at the 10th Grossmann Film Festival

The tenth Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, which was included among the top five sci-fi/horror festivals in the world in 2013 by MovieMaker Magazine, will be held from  July 15th to July 19th in Ljutomer, Slovenia.

The festival will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of dr. Karol Grossmann, the father of Slovenian Film, for whom it was named. 

Grossmann 2014 will run for five days and showcase a wide variety of current horror and fantasy film production, as well as older genre classics, offering  a number of additional events to visitors in addition to its extensive film program, such as interviews with guests, tasting of premium wines, book presentations, art exhibitions, concerts, acting and film workshops, special effects and movie masks workshops, the Subculture market and other interesting activities. 

In addition to the main prize dubbed Hudi Maček (The Mad Cat), awarded to the best feature film and the accompanying wine competition called the Wine Champion, Grossmann festival awards include Slakov Hudi Maček for best short film, Hrupni Maček for best music documentary and Častni Hudi Maček Lifetime achievement award. 

This year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and honorary guest of the festival is the famous Serbian film director and screenwriter Djordje Kadijević. In his honor, the festival will screen a retrospective of his films. 

Some of the guests of this year's Grossmann festival are: Milan Todorović (whose film Mamula is in competition for the top film award), Till Kleinert, Marc Carr, Julian Richards, Michael Ankri, Guillaume Lubrano and others. 

The president of the jury that will decide the award for best feature film is the British director and actor Michael Sarne.

The president of the jury for short films is Zoran Smiljanić, Slovenian comic artist, illustrator and writer, while the music documentaries jury is headed by Igor Vidmar, well-known Slovenian journalists, rock publicist, music manager and producer. 

Other guests from Serbia are Arpad Slančik, visual artist who will present his  exhibition Mother and Dirty Children;  as well as writer, film critic and publicist Dejan Ognjanović, who will promote his second novel The Seducer. 

Three more Serbian films will be screened in the competition and non-competition selections. These are: 
Živan Makes a Punk Festival, directed by Ognjen Glavonjić, 
Persistent Invocation Of Angels, directed by Slobodan Simojlović, 
The Last, directed by Radomirka Siljanoski.
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