Favourites and finances
However, audiences are still allowed to give their personal vote, with results updated daily on a special screen at the House of Cinema. From the very first day of the festival, a Venezuelan film — called The Brother — proved most popular. The tale of a neighbourhood football team was Marcel Raskin’s full-length debut in the young directors’ fiction film nomination, although his efforts have already won the People’s Choice Award at the recent Moscow International Film Festival. Other favourites so far are Levan Koguashvili’s Quchis Dgeebi (showing amazing Georgian humour) and an enthralling film by Srdjan Dragojevic — Saint George Shoots the Dragon. The latter is perhaps the most expensive Serbian film ever, costing about 3m euros.