Best Febio Pitch Award

Sponsored by IFF Febiofest, the main Bratislava Industry Days award is € 3000 cash for the most promising project. The award is decided by an international jury.

The award goes to: Glorious Utopia (dir. Marek Moučka; prod. Tomáš Gič, Katarína Krnáčová – Silverart).

Cineuropa Work in Progress Award

One project is awarded the coverage throughout various stages of development and distribution by Cineuropa. The award is decided by Cineuropa correspondent Martin Kudláč.

The award goes to: Sláva (dir. Soňa G. Lutherová; prod. Maroš Hečko, Peter Veverka – AZYL Production).


Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad Award

One project is awarded a three-week Karlovy Vary residency in November 2024 for a tailor-made mentoring programme alongside four filmmakers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine. The award is decided by Matthieu Darras, Pop Up Film Residency director.

The award goes to: Glorious Utopia (dir. Marek Moučka; prod. Tomáš Gič, Katarína Krnáčová – Silverart).


Lina Dinkla

Born in the lowlands of north-western Germany, she moved to Leipzig to study Cultural Studies and Communication and Media Studies, which she completed in 2004. After several stops at various film festivals (including Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Berlinale Talent Campus, and Crossing Europe Linz) and as a freelance author, she has been working as Dok Leipzig programme coordinator since 2009. She is head of the Kids Dok Section, and became a member of the selection committee in 2020. She also curates film programmes for other festivals and events. She has two children, a garden, and lives in Leipzig.

Alessandro Gropplero

Alessandro Gropplero has been the head of international relations at the FVG Audiovisual Fund since May 2007. He has planned the fund’s international strategy and managed many initiatives, such as When East Meets West Co-production Forum, Ties That Bind Asia Europe Producers Workshop (both supported by the Creative Europe Programme), and Re-Act Co-Development Funding Scheme. He is an EAVE graduate, EAVE Italian national coordinator, and member of the European Film Academy.

Lison Hervé

After graduating in production and several positions in production and sales, Lison Hervé spent four years at Stray Dogs sales agency – first as festival manager and then overseeing sales and acquisitions. She then joined the Les Arcs Film Festival team in 2020, and is now managing Industry Village: an industry event and coproduction market dedicated to European cinema held every December.