The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced that Danny Glover will curate this year’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award – named after the British actress who starred in several Mike Leigh films and who died in 2002.
Glover will attend the festival, which runs from August 16-24, and will present the winner of the award – aimed at giving new voices, new perspectives and visions a chance to be seen and heard.
Over the past nine years the foundation has appointed a curator, selected from Cartlidge’s friends and colleagues, who in turn chooses a recipient for the annual award.
The recipient is a new cinematic voice whose work, in some way, embodies her “integrity of spirit and commitment to independent film.”
The recipient is presented with the cash award at a special red carpet gala at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Past winners include:
- Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia (2012, curator: Jeremy Irons)
- Hala Lotfy (2011, Charlotte Rampling)
- Ciné Institute Haiti (2010, Annie Nocenti)
- Juanita Wilson (2009, Stellan Skarsgard)
- Faruk Šabanović (2008, Danis Tanović)
- Cary Fukunaga (2007, John Lyons)
- Eyas Salman (2006, Simon McBurney and Juergen Teller)
- Amy Neil (2005, Emily Watson)
- Greg Hall (2004, Mike Leigh).