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The jury of 50BITEF16  – Yun Cheol Kim from South Korea, (chairman), Aleksandar Denić from Serbia, Thomas Irmer from Germany, Aleksandra Jovićević from Serbia and Femi Osofisan from Nigeria – has examined all 12 performances and finally decided that only four shows are eligible to be considered for a prize. Out of those four, we have reached the decision by great majority to give the Grand Prix „Mira Trailović“ to The Ridiculous Darkness by Dušan David Parižek, produced by Burgtheater Vienna.

The Special prize „Jovan Ćirilov“ is to be equally shared between two shows: Suite No.2 by Jorise Lacoste and Encyclopedie de la Parole produced by Echele 1:1, which has been awarded unanimously, and Riding on the Cloud directed and produced by Rabih Mroue, which has been awarded by the majority.


We believe that the performance Suite No.2 has expanded the documentary theatre form with its bold, intensive, creative use of human voice while Riding on the Cloud, we believe, is a proof how a strong political statement can become aesthetically possible.