Our documentary film "Diary of a Tennis Player: Aleksandra Krunic" was awarded at the New York International Film Awards (NYIFA).
That was the first time that a film of a Serbian production receives an award at this competition and in this category.
NYIFA competition represents the beginning of a festival tour for this film, which will be included in the official selection of a famous Sport Film Festival "Paladino d'Oro" which will be held in Palermo, in November 2022.
"I'm delighted to have received this award at the very start of our festival tour. It is an honour and represents a confirmation that we have done a good job. Filming took place in 12 different countries over the course of almost two years. During that period, apart from the pandemic, we were faced with numerous challenges but this award is yet another proof that we should never give up trying. I look forward to the upcoming festivals and sharing this film with the audience", stated Aleksandra Svonja, the director and producer.
Documentary film "Diary of a Tennis Player: Aleksandra Krunic" follows Aleksandra during one of the most challenging seasons of her career. The film takes us on tour and gives us a valuable insight into the life of an athlete. Furthermore, it shows us what it takes to reach the top and stay there.
In this film, apart from Aleksandra, we hear from a number of famous tennis players and coaches such as Lesia Tsurenko, Kateryna Bondarenko, Daria Saville, Elise Tamaela, etc.
Film was produced and directed by Aleksandra Svonja, edited by Aleksandar Korom and produced by Classica Nova.