Looking for Horses (88 min, 2021)



The Netherlands, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France

Looking for Horses is a film about a friendship between the filmmaker and a fisherman who lost his hearing during the Bosnian war and retreated to a lake to live in solitude. The filmmaker, son of Bosnian parents, struggles to communicate as he lost his mother-tongue because of a stutter.
Despite their speech and hearing limitations, a strong friendship unfolds between the young man and the veteran, as the fisherman shares his world of the lake.








Credits

Direction/Cinematography/Sound: Stefan Pavlović
Production: Stichting artTrace (NL)
Co-production: KAMEN art residency (BiH), Momento Films (FR)
Sales: Lightdox (CH)
Produced by: Koštana Banović
Editing: Sabine Groenewegen, Stefan Pavlović
Sound Design: Ranko Pauković
Composition: Karsten Fundal
Screening / Awards

SCREENING

2021 FID Marseille (French Premiere)
2021 Sarajevo Film Festival (Regional Premiere)
2021 Festival International du Film de Nancy
2021 Beldocs (Serbian Premiere)
2021 Corsica.Doc
2021 DOK Leipzig (German Premiere)
2021 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Premiere)
2021 MIDBO International Documentary Film Festival Bogotá (Colombian Premiere)
2021 Cork Film Festival (Irish Premiere)
2021 RIDM (Canadian Premiere)
2021 Cambridge FF (UK Premiere)
2021 Kasseler Dokfest
2021 IDFA (Dutch Premiere)
2021 Porto/Post/Doc (Portuguese Premiere)
2021 This Human World (Austrian Premiere)
2021 Human Rights FF Zagreb (Croatian Premiere)
2021 Guangzhou Documentary Film Festival, the Golden Kapok
2022 Trieste Film Festival
2022 DocPoint Film Festival
2022 Santa Barbara IFF (US Premiere)
2022 Ismailia IFF (Egypt Premiere)
2022 Ann Arbor Film Festival
2022 American Documentary and Animation Film Festival – AmDocs
2022 Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg
2022 South East European Film Festival Los Angeles – SEEfest
2022 Taiwan International Documentary Festival
2022 Ethnocineca
2022 One World Romania
2022 Underhill Fest
2022 Faito Doc Festival

AWARDS


Burning Lights competition, Best Feature Award, Visions du Réel 2021Special Jury Award, Competition Programme – Documentary Film, Sarajevo Film Festival
2021
Special Jury Mention, Festival international du film de Nancy 2021
Grand Prix at Corsica.Doc 2021
Grand Prix at International Feature Length Competition at RIDM 2021
Golden Key Feature Film Award at Kasseler Dokfest 2021
BALCANI CAUCASOTRANSEUROPA Award for Best Documentary in Competition at Trieste Film Festival 2022
Special Jury Award at Ismailia Film Festival 2022
Best Documentary Film at Ann Arbor Film F2022
Best International Feature at AmDocs 2022
Audience Award at SEEfest Los Angeles 2022
Feature Film Special Mention at Faito Doc Festival 2022
Special Mention in the Feature section by the Youth Jury at Faito Doc Festival 2022


Looking for Horses (88 min, 2021)

The Netherlands, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France



Looking for Horses is a film about a friendship between the filmmaker and a fisherman who lost his hearing during the Bosnian war and retreated to a lake to live in solitude. The filmmaker, son of Bosnian parents, struggles to communicate as he lost his mother-tongue because of a stutter.
Despite their speech and hearing limitations, a strong friendship unfolds between the young man and the veteran, as the fisherman shares his world of the lake.


Credits


Direction/Cinematography/Sound: Stefan Pavlović
Production: Stichting artTrace (NL)
Co-production: KAMEN art residency (BiH), Momento Films (FR)
Sales: Lightdox (CH)
Produced by: Koštana Banović
Editing: Sabine Groenewegen, Stefan Pavlović
Sound Design: Ranko Pauković
Composition: Karsten Fundal
Screening / Awards


SCREENING

2021 FID Marseille (French Premiere)
2021 Sarajevo Film Festival (Regional Premiere)
2021 Festival International du Film de Nancy
2021 Beldocs (Serbian Premiere)
2021 Corsica.Doc
2021 DOK Leipzig (German Premiere)
2021 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Premiere)
2021 MIDBO International Documentary Film Festival Bogotá (Colombian Premiere)
2021 Cork Film Festival (Irish Premiere)
2021 RIDM (Canadian Premiere)
2021 Cambridge FF (UK Premiere)
2021 Kasseler Dokfest
2021 IDFA (Dutch Premiere)
2021 Porto/Post/Doc (Portuguese Premiere)
2021 This Human World (Austrian Premiere)
2021 Human Rights FF Zagreb (Croatian Premiere)
2021 Guangzhou Documentary Film Festival, the Golden Kapok
2022 Trieste Film Festival
2022 DocPoint Film Festival
2022 Santa Barbara IFF (US Premiere)
2022 Ismailia IFF (Egypt Premiere)
2022 Ann Arbor Film Festival
2022 American Documentary and Animation Film Festival – AmDocs
2022 Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg
2022 South East European Film Festival Los Angeles – SEEfest
2022 Taiwan International Documentary Festival
2022 Ethnocineca
2022 One World Romania
2022 Underhill Fest
2022 Faito Doc Festival


AWARDS

Burning Lights competition, Best Feature Award, Visions du Réel 2021
Special Jury Award, Competition Programme – Documentary Film, Sarajevo Film Festival 2021
Special Jury Mention, Festival international du film de Nancy 2021
Grand Prix at Corsica.Doc 2021
Grand Prix at International Feature Length Competition at RIDM 2021
Golden Key Feature Film Award at Kasseler Dokfest 2021
BALCANI CAUCASOTRANSEUROPA Award for Best Documentary in Competition at Trieste Film Festival 2022
Special Jury Award at Ismailia Film Festival 2022
Best Documentary Film at Ann Arbor Film F2022
Best International Feature at AmDocs 2022
Audience Award at SEEfest Los Angeles 2022
Feature Film Special Mention at Faito Doc Festival 2022
Special Mention in the Feature section by the Youth Jury at Faito Doc Festival 2022