INTO THE BLUE by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

Published on September 17, 2023

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Thirteen year old Julija returns to the island on which she was born desperate to reconnect with her best friend, Ana. But Ana is in love with a boy and Julija is no longer a priority. Ana’s mounting rejection re-ignites Julija’s wounds and family history, awakening the monster of violence she thought she’s left behind.


67thBerlinale Generation 14plus – Special International Jury Mention
44th Student Academy Awards nomination, short fiction film
23rd Sarajevo Film Festival – The heart of Sarajevo for the best short film
34th Chicago International Children Film Festival – Grand Prix, Live Action Short
63rdInternational Short Film Festival Oberhausen – Youth Jury Award
30th Festival Premier Plans, Angers, Audience Award
27th Dani Hrvatskog FIlma, Oktavijan, critics award to Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic for the best Croatian film
22nd MedFilm Festival, Methexis Award for the Best Short Film
35th Sulmona International Film Festival – Best European Short
58th Zlin Film Festival, best live action
35. International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! Special July Mention
24th Nancy International Film Festival, Special jury mention
21st FICBUEU Bueu International Short Film Festival Best director A. Alamat Kusijanovic
16th Festival of Mediterranean short film Tangier, Festival Grand Prize

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