Monk Arsenije

Monk Arsenije

Monk Arsenije, once a Belgradian cult figure from the ’80s who has been living as a monk for the past 30 years, is engaged in restoring and creating a spiritual and cultural center in the Monastery of Ribnica. As we listen to him answer questions on faith and finding love for God, we also discover his artistic creativity. Through Arsenije’s meditative and artistic process, his journey towards Orthodoxy and his complete dedication to spiritual life unravels, bringing us back to his years as a young man in New York. This intimate portrait of a modern and unconventional monk with a higher cause is accompanied by the unparalleled beauty of the landscapes that surround the Monastery of Ribnica, Serbia.

 

Awards won:
  • Official Selection – Global Indie Film Fest USA 2022
  • Best Director & Best Editing – BIMIFF – Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival Brazil 2022
  • Honorable Mention – Japan International Film Festival Japan 2022
  • Best Documentary & Best Sound Design – South America Awards Brazil 2022
  • Award Winner – The Gladiator Film Festival Turkey 2022
  • Special Mention – Global Shorts USA 2022
  • Nominee – Beyond The Curve International Film Festival France 2022
  • Best Feature Documentary – Hamburg Film Awards Germany 2022
  • Best Feature Documentary & Best Color Editing – Masters Of Cinema Italy 2022
  • Best Religious Film – Amsterdam International Film Festival Netherlands 2022
  • Best Documentary – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival India 2022
  • Best International Documentary Short – Austin International Art Festival USA 2022
  • Best Documentary – Eastern Europe Film Festival Romania 2022
  • Exceptional Achievement Award – Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival 2022
  • Jury’s choice – New Age Cinemas & Scripts India 2022
  • Best Documentary – Vesuvius International Film Fest Italy 2022
  • Best Documentary Feature – World Indie Film Awards Italy 2022
  • Winner Filmmaker Globe Award – Moscow Russia International Film Festival Russia 2022
  • Best Experimental – London Movie Awards UK 2022
  • Best Documentary Feature – New York Neorealism Film Awards USA 2022
  • Best Short Documentary – New Wave Short Film Festival Germany 2022
  • Best Editing (Documentary Feature) – 8 & Halfilm Awards Italy 2022
  • Best Documentary Feature – Hollywood On The Tiber Film Awards Italy 2021
  • Silver Award Feature Documentary – Hollywood Gold Awards USA 2022
  • Silver Award Feature Documentary – Milan Gold Awards Italy 2022
  • Best Television Documentary Honorable Mention – Mumbai International Film Festival India 2022
  • Honorable Mention – Paris Film Awards France 2022
  • Official Selection – Florence Film Awards Italy 2022