Two Slovenian films, “Family” (directed by Rok Bičko) and “Playing Men” (directed by Matjaž Ivanišin), won the Ninth Underhill International Festival of Documentaries in Podgorica (Montenegro). The film “Family” received the Audience Award, and the “Playing Men” received the jury award ‘Regratova lučka’ as the best film in the regional section. Both films are winners of the last year’s Festival of Slovenian Cinema.
According to the jury of the festival, the film “Family” is distinguished by a bold and original author’s idea, which focuses on the concept of family. At the same time, the audience is faced with many questions and a wide palette of feelings is demonstrated. The film “Playing Man”, according to the jury, is an excellent example of studying attitudes towards the traditions of games and gambling. The film blurs the line between a documentary and a feature film, as noted by film experts. It should be noted that this film previously received the Premia Olhar award at the Olhar de Cinema International Festival held in Curitiba, Brasilia.
The 9th Underhill International Festival of Documentaries was held in Podgorica on 5–12 June 2018. The jury included the director Marko Grba Singh (Serbia), the producer Miljenka Čogelja (Croatia) and the director Ivan Salatić (Montenegro).