Wild Film – Dusan Makavejev Award
Greta Scacchi, an Italian-Australian actress who has enjoyed an illustrious career, boasting numerous achievements such as winning an Emmy award and receiving prestigious nominations for the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. Over her impressive four-decade-long career, she had the privilege of working with a myriad of esteemed directors, including Robert Altman, Alan Pakula, Taviani Brothers, James Ivory, Margarethe von Trotta, Volfgang Petersen, and Andrei Konchalovsky. She is best known for her captivating roles in acclaimed films like "White Mischief," "Presumed Innocent," "The Player," and the 1985 Cannes Golden Palm-nominated "Coca-Cola Kid," directed by Dusan Makavejev.
Yann Dedet, a highly esteemed film editor in contemporary French cinema. Notably, he edited Makavejev's cult film "Sweet Movie" in 1974. Throughout his illustrious fifty-year career, Yann Dedet has edited films that have received prestigious accolades, including an Oscar for "Day for Night" in 1973 and a Golden Palm for "Under the Sun of Satan" in 1987. He has collaborated with renowned filmmakers such as François Truffaut, Maurice Pialat, Claire Denis, Philippe Garrel, Cédric Kahn, Amos Gitai, among others. In 2011, Yann Dedet won the Cesar Award for Best Editing for the film "Polisse." This year, the Cinémathèque Française organized a significant retrospective to celebrate his remarkable body of work.
Robb Moss is an independent documentary filmmaker, a Harvard College Professor, and Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. His notable works include films like "Containment," "The Same River Twice," and "Secrecy," which have been screened at Sundance and Tribeca and nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards. Additionally, Robb Moss has been a creative advisor at the Sundance Institute Doc Labs since their inception and has served as a festival juror at Sundance, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago. For the past thirty years, he has been teaching filmmaking at Harvard, where he collaborated with and shared a close friendship with Dusan Makavejev, who also taught at the university. Some of Robb Moss's former students, including renowned filmmakers Andrew Bujalski (called the "godfather of mumblecore) , Jehane Nouhajm (DGA winner) , Joshua Oppenheimer (Oscar nominated films "Act of Killing" and "Look of Silence"), and Damien Chazelle (Oscar for Best Directing "La La Land"), have cited him as an inspiring mentor in their careers.