ONE MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL, POŽEGA 2002
Tradition and the Breaks from Tradition
The One Minute Movie Cup celebrates its
tenth anniversary. From a local Požega festival it developed
into an international event with one peculiarity: both
projections and the award ceremony take place in one evening.
This year we have witnessed a kind of a brake from tradition.
At previous festivals most films were anecdotal and their
quality depended mainly on the director’s skill to make
a point in a slapstick fashion. This year’s entries
were characterized by an auctorial approach. They preferred
questioning and experimenting, which made them more demanding,
and perhaps less charming. At the end of the festival,
it was quite evident that this year’s festival had so far
the best and most mature selection of films.
not a single work was special enough to win the undivided
admiration of both the viewers and the jury, as was the
case at previous festivals. Twenty-two foreign films in
competition that included 48 entries in all, was also a
certain break from tradition. Although we may argue whether
Požega Cup is the best festival in the country, it is certainly
the funniest and most democratic.