Great news for WorldView-supported Finding Family; the film has won twice at the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2014.
The Awards recognise and reward outstanding new practitioners in Scotland’s moving image industries. The 2014 ceremony took place on Tuesday 25 March in Glasgow.
The film by Oggi Tomic, directed by Chris Leslie and produced by Carol Cooke and Garret Tankosic Kelly, was awarded the prestigious Best New Work award, supported by Channel 4 as well as Best Factual.
The film follows the story of Oggi, born in Sarajevo with water on the brain and abandoned at birth and given months to live. But 27 years on, against the odds and thanks to the kindness of strangers, he is alive and well and living happily married in the UK. It seems like everything is finally falling into place until the day he receives a message from Bosnia. His long-lost family have tracked him down and are keen to make up for lost time. It’s the moment every orphan longs for, but there’s a problem: his family are hardline Bosnian Serbs – on the side of the forces that bombarded Sarajevo during the infamous 1,300 day siege which began in 1992. The family is make up for lost time – except for Oggi’s mother, who won’t acknowledge his existence.
For more information and to see the full list of nominations and winners go to the BAFTA website