Official Festival Awards

Vesna awards are the highest national awards in the field of film in Slovenia. The awards are presented by two three-member juries:



Jury for feature film category (fiction, documentary, animated and minority co-production fiction films),

  • best feature film
  • best direction
  • best screenplay
  • best actress in a leading role
  • best actor in a leading role
  • best actress in a supporting role
  • best actor in a supporting role
  • best cinematography
  • best original music
  • best editing
  • best production design
  • best costume design
  • best make-up
  • best sound


Jury for documentary film category (feature length, medium-length and short), student film category, and minority co-production category

  • best documentary
  • best short film
  • best minority co-production
  • best animated film
  • best experimental audio-visual work
  • best student film

Each of the juries can also present a Vesna award for

  • special achievements

The decision on presenting awards and on recipients is the sole competence of the Juries. The Juries makes their decisions according to the procedure prescribed in the Rules of Procedure for the Festival’s Jury.

The recipient of the Audience Award (Vesna) is decided directly by viewers casting their votes.