The Aleksandar Lifka Award, assigned to filmmakers for their outstanding contribution to European cinema, was established in 2000. The first laureates of the award were Hungarian director and screenwriter Miklos Janco and Serbian actress Milena Dravić.
The company of the European film greats so far consists of:
The International Jury of the Film Festival for the Official Selection awards the Golden Tower - for the best film and the Palić Tower - for the best director, and also awards the Special Jury Prize.
At the 27th edition of the Festival the FIPRESCI jury award will be also presented.
The second competition program is Parallels and Encounters, which is evaluated by the international critics jury that awards the best film from the Parallels and Encounters program.
Every year, as part of the Young Spirit of Europe program, a European filmmaker is awarded the Underground Spirit Award for outstanding work in the field of independent film and unique authorial poetics built outside the mainstream of the film industry. The Underground Spirit Award was established years ago.
At the 27th Festival, the GORKI LIST audience award will be assigned for the best film from the Official Selection, according to the evaluation of the Palić audience. According to their assessment, the audience will be able to vote for the best film after film screenings in the cinema or via site on the GORKI LIST audience awards page.