Award Winners 2018

International Competition

Jury: Carolina Ciuti, Per Fikse, Jelena Maksimovic

Hamburg Short Film Award

Flores

Hamburg Short Film Award (Jury Award of the International Competition, 3000 Euros)

Foyer
Jorge Jácome, Portugal 2017, 26:00 min

Jury statement:
What if we had to re-imagine colonisation by reversing the all too familiar scenario of human impact on nature? To a film that, through a daring yet gentle language shows us the double face of beauty as simultaneously auratic and fierceful; to a proposal whose non-linear structure brings forth reflections on displacement, separation and the many layers of friendship as something to hold on to. So while flowers keep growing everywhere, we are happy to award the Hamburg Short Film Award to ›Flores‹ by Jorge Jácome.

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Lobende Erwähnung:

Una Luna de hierro
Francisco Rodríguez Teare, Chile, France 2017, 28:35 min

Jury Statement:
To a film doodling around a possible criminal case, by playing with the audience’s expectations through the introduction to misleading clues and interviews with unreliable locals. A poetic reflection on the possible ways to account for the aftermath of a traumatic event and the collision between the presumed reliability of written documents and the slipperiness of oral recollection. The second special mention goes to ›Una Luna de hierro‹ by Francisco Rodríguez Teare.

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Lobende Erwähnung:

Dit Learn
Laure Prouvost, Great Britain 2017, 15:00 min

Jury Statement:
To a film whose visual language speaks truth to our time, without ever being obvious. A powerful, detailed, and smart analysis of the hysterical production of images that characterises our contemporaneity, that calls upon the public by confronting them with a straightforward question: how can we re-learn to read images? Meanwhile a litany goes on (»Memory, memory, memory«) and it stands out as an invitation not to forget, in an age where we seem to have grown oblivious of the past. Hence, we are very happy to award the second special mention to ›Dit Learn‹ by Laure Prouvost.

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Audience Award

The Audience Award (1500 Euros), given to a short film from the International or the German Competition.
The award winner 2018 was screened in the International Competition.

Flores
Jorge Jácome, Portugal 2017, 26:00 min

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Deframed Competition

Jury: Dunja Bialas, Carmen Gray, Vladimir Nadein

Deframed Jury Award

Deframed Jury Award (2000 Euros)

Monelle
Diego Marcon, Italy 2017, 16:02 min

Jury statement:
Within a very challenging Deframed program we got immediately stroked by a film that threw our whole attention by the very absence of image and sound. In the socio-cinematic space between horror genre and terror events vaguely an actual political comment comes up with the means of cinema. The film relies in a stunning way on the double notion of the cinematic shot and the act of violence, bathing us between the single frames in the scary unknown of obscure black.

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Deframed Audience Award

Deframed Audience Award (1500 Euro)

We Love Me
Naween Noppakun, Thailand 2017, 13:13 min

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German Competition

Jury: Jonas Eisenschmidt, Delphine Jeanneret, Philip Widmann

Jury Award German Competition

Der Jurypreis des Deutschen Wettbewerbs (2000 Euro) ist vergeben an:

Die Wirkung des Geschützes auf Gewitterwolken
(The Effect of Cannonry on Thunderclouds)

Juliane Jaschnow, Stefanie Schroeder, Germany 2017, 30:30 min

Jury statement: 
Probing an ecosystem of mediated images and its circulation of fear, the filmmakers create an essay as a form of applied research on the contemporary. The present that seems all too close is put into perspective by excursions into history. A history of efforts to control the natural order. Episode by episode we commence to sense how the social is being imagined as inevitably catastrophic when described by metaphors from nature. Public outrage turns into thunderstorms, perceived threats turn into clouds. To dispel these clouds means to demystify. The film reminds us of our shared responsibility in the fabrication of social climate conditions

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Special Mention:

Confluence
Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez, Germany, The Netherlands, Serbia 2017, 20:45 min

Jury statement: The film articulates political, social and architectural conditions through the portrait of a young pop singer who appears to be the product of a collective imaginary, or is it hers?
Reconstructing her image, the film opens a new narrative on contemporary Serbia.

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Hamburg Competition

Jury: Jonas Eisenschmidt, Delphine Jeanneret, Philip Widmann

Hamburg Competition

Jury Award (1500 Euros)

Spineless Kingdom
Max Sänger, Germany 2017, 29:00 min

Jury statement:
A film that develops its very own organic structure of moving between microcosms that are distant and simultaneously closely connected. The filmmaker comes close yet never disturbs, preserving the very fragility of the habitat he observes. He, like the non-human and human protagonists of his film, follows a practice of collecting as a way of accepting the world and surviving in it. A coexistence of solitary states that the film transcends into understanding of being part of an infinite multitude.

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Three-Minute-Quickie Competition

The Audience Award "Three-Minute Quickie" (Topic 2018: ›Scandal‹) is funded by the Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung and is worth 1000 Euros.

Audience Award Three Minute Quickie

Null Komma Sieben
Moritz Boll, Germany 2018, 3:00 min

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arte-Shortfilm Award

Jury: Barbara Häbe, Catherine Colas

arte-Shortfilm Award

After School Knife Fight

ARTE Short Film Award (up to 6000 Euros). Acquisition of screening rights and broadcast as part of ARTE’s short film programme. The award winner 2018 was screened in the International Competition.

After School Knife Fight
Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel, France 2017, 21:00 min
  

Jury statement: 
The ARTE Short Film Award goes to as film which convinced the jury with its stylistic maturity and strong individual signature. The film is deeply rooted in the now. How to tell about love, fragility and the ephemeral in the 21st century? The film ›After School Knife Fight‹ offers a cinematographic answer.

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