BH director and screenwriter Jasmila Zbanic is the winner of another award for her work – Woman in Cinema Award – WiCA. The award was presented to her yesterday at the 78th Venice Film Festival in the presence of the festival’s artistic director Alberto Barbera.
In the explanation of its decision, WiCA states:
“With this award, we pay tribute to your undeniable talent and achievement as a director and screenwriter. You have instilled your sensibility in every film you have written and directed, and thus managed to explore the full spectrum of women’s psyches. You are you managed to turn each of the different and detailed women you created into unforgettable characters and offer the audience portraits of exceptional women: free and self-realized. “
The Women in Cinema Award – WiCA is a prize created by women journalists who have already worked together as jurors on other occasions.
The aim is to highlight female talent in national and international cinema: actresses, directors, screenwriters, authors, producers and leading figures in the sector. It is not an award that looks at women only, even though it is dedicated to them, because there is a strong desire to pay tribute to those filmmakers who have shown particular attention to the female figure. They put them at the centre of their narrative or highlight her in crucial roles during the realisation of production.
The award winners are chosen from among the excellences of cinema and related arts, witnesses able to represent different cultures and different ways of telling stories and characters. Particular attention is also paid to personalities involved in social activities.