A famous Monty Python actor Terry Jones, a special Maverick winner, closed 12th Motovun film Festival on 30 July.

Motovun Film Festival is an annual film festival established in 1999 and held in Motovun, Croatia. It usually takes place over 5–6 days in late July or early August. Motovun Film Festival is also the name of the company organizing the festival. This year festival was held between 26 – 30 July.

Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and independent productions.

Motovun wants to be a small festival showing small films, small in the warmest sense of the word. Festival program consists of around 70 titles from all over the world, from documentaries to feature films, from short to long films, from guerilla made films to co-productions. The only criteria in their selection is that they fit in the open-minded atmosphere of the festival with their innovations.

The festival also gained in status. From what was once a backpacker’s film festival, it is today widely recognized as being the most important film festival held on the territory of the former Yougoslavia, along with the Sarajevo Film Festival.

This year festival jury awarded with the first prize  (Propeller of Motovun) Daniel and Diego Vega`s film “Octubre” (October), and a special Fipresci Award went to “The Four times” directed by Michelangelo Frammartino. Among short film the best one was “Balls” by Chris Niemeyer.

This year a Maverick aword went to a special guest Terry Jones who was dressed like a bishop while blessing the audience and Croatian President as well, at the closure of the festival!