Boris Cavazza and Špela Rozin receive the Ita Rina Award for Lifetime Achievement, while the winner of the biennial award of the honorary LOK section of dance creators for lifetime achievement is Iztok Kovač.
The award ceremony of the Society of Slovenian Audiovisual Actors will take place on June 10 at the start of the Krafft Kranjska Actors’ Film Festival.
They will also present the society awards they receive Ana Lampretan actor Tina Vrbnjak and Jure Henigmanthe film’s ensemble cast Orchestra and Jurij Zrnec.
Ana Lampret received the contraplan recognition for her work in the Association of Slovenian Audiovisual Actors, while the big plan award went to Tina Vrbnjak and Jure Henigman for their roles in the series Mr. Professor.
Members of the Association of Slovenian Audiovisual Actors Gregor Zorc, Gregor Čusin, Jernej Kogovšek, Gaber Trseglav, Vesna Pernarčič, Anna Facchini, Mateja Pucka, Mojca Funkl, Anja Drnovšek, Tamara Augustin, Dejan Spasic and Rastko Krošl they receive the big plan award for an ensemble performance in a feature film Orchestra.
The cartoon voice award goes to Juri Zrnec for the role of Fat Mouse in Timon Ledro’s short animated film Mouse HouseKonrad in the series In GoščavaHoney in series Delicious bear stories and Delicious bear recipes and for the roles of Bert, Dog, Herman, Sandi and Denis in the cartoons Horn Quartet.
Špela Rozin, an artist with an enviable acting careerSpela Rozin is an actress who can boast of an enviable acting career. According to the number of films in which she appeared, she ranks among the top in the Slovenian space. She created most of her acting career in the 60s of the last century abroad, which adds even more luster to her achievements, we read in the justification.
Rozin is one of the few Slovenian actresses who in her career left a big mark even in the wider Yugoslavian area at the time and collaborated with the biggest filmmakers of that time. She has retained her liveliness, cheerfulness and curiosity as an actor to this day, which is why both younger and older generations of directors still like to engage her in their projects. Her filmmaking is therefore still alive, it is written in the justification of the Ita Rina Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, Špela Rozin received the bert award of the Society of Slovenian Directors for Lifetime Achievement.
An actor who erases the divide between film and lifeWhen Boris Cavazza appears on the movie screen or on the television screen, it seems as if the illusion of fiction dissolves. It’s as if he blurs the divide between film and life with his forceful presence. His extraordinary sense of comedy and at the same time the ability to subtly play a complex spectrum of emotions place him at the very top among Slovenian film actors. In all his creations, one can recognize passion and at the same time vulnerability, which is not afraid of the weight of life. That is why his heroes are still alive decades after they were created. And that is why it is not surprising that Boris Cavazza is still a constant star in Slovenian film production.
During the years when he taught dramatic acting at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, he passionately passed on his love of film to his students, the justification states. Boris Cavazza’s contribution to Slovenian and foreign film is so extensive and high-quality that the Association of Slovenian Audiovisual Actors awards him the Ita Rino acting award for lifetime achievement.
In 1986, Cavazza received the Badjur Award for outstanding achievements in the field of film, the Victor in 2012, and the Berta in 2017 for lifetime achievement.
Iztok Kovač, choreographer of recognizable poetics and dance masteryThis year, the honorary LOK biennial award goes to a dancer, choreographer, pedagogue and artistic director Iztok Kovač for an exceptional opus of dance creation with recognizable poetics and dance mastery in the film and audiovisual field.
Written down in dance history as a falcon that flew in from the east and flapped its wings with incredible speed, Iztok Kovač really never stopped flying. He is not only a top creator, whose oeuvre spans several decades, but literally the driving force of Slovenian contemporary dance, who with persistence and vision managed to pave the way to European stages and at the same time change the way of thinking about private institutions in the field of art.
Kovač provided Slovenian contemporary dance with a trademark and strengthened its recognition on a global scale, the justification states. As they also wrote in the justification, a special place in Kovač’s oeuvre is occupied by dance films, in the last period Kovač has been intensively researching and creating in the 360-degree VR medium.
The awards of the Society of Slovenian Audiovisual Actors will be awarded on June 10 at the opening ceremony of the Krafft Kranjska Actors’ Film Festival. The festival, which this year will be opened by the President of the Republic Nataša Pirc Musarwill host a selection of the best new films from around the world and a varied professional program in Kranj for a week, which is also being co-organized by the Society of Slovenian Audiovisual Actors.