Jury statement: We, the FIPRESCI jury of the 30th Cottbus Film Festival, award this year's prize to OASIS by Ivan Ikić. It's an attentive and compassionate sophomore feature with a sensitive look at people with mental impairments and their “normal” need for closeness and understanding. The film's aesthetics are subtle but proficient, painting a heartfelt portrait of inclusivity and the struggle accompanying it.
This film portrays people who have been isolated all their lives and who rarely get a chance to be best at something. This film transcends the best film category and limits of best actors, and by doing so it offers a helping hand to the ones who need it most, giving them the chance not only to become exceptional actors, but also to express themselves and show that love doesn’t require much and that they’re capable of it. The Golden Pram Award goes to the director and his team who managed not to betray the trust they’ve gained to be the ones who will convey to the world the cries of those no one wants to hear.