STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS has won the award for the best first feature film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

At the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, DFFB alumnus and director Gregor Božič won the award for the best first feature film with his graduation film STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS!

The jury statement: In times of new formats, platforms and rush rhythm, it is so great to give this award to a film that holds the old torch of cinema itself. With powerful sense of reality with magic, poetry and cruelty; this tale stands for the dignity of waiting for death while life passes by in such a strong way. Beautifully shot and edited, with a great sense of communion with the people, landscape, environment and the topic. It was like enjoying a nice and humble meal from the countryside: the film left us the taste of chestnuts.


The award came with a €5000 prize, which will be divided between the director and the film‘s producer Marina Gumzi.

We warmly congratulate Gregor and the whole team!

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