Honorable mentions of the Jury

Tilt (D-A-CH Wettbewerb, Deutschland) von Björn Schürmann

The jury’s reasoning:

In it, paramedic Anna not only struggles to cope with a rescue operation that has gotten out of hand, but also against the constant discrimination by her colleague. A dense, short film that is carried entirely by the physical presence of the protagonist and at the same time has a powerful impact against male paternalism.

Kaltmiete (Beste Komödie, Deutschland) von Marc Philip Ginolas,

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

The jury’s reasoning:

A homeless geriatric nurse gets caught up in a series of awkward situations when, on her 100th birthday, his rich patient Geraldine dies from the joint he rolled and he tries hard to cover up her death.
With classic black-and-white images, lively dialogue and wonderful humor, “Kaltmiete” tells of the hardships of looking for an apartment and disposing of corpses.

Memoir Of A Veering Storm (Internationaler Wettbewerb, Griechenland) von Sofia Georgovassili

The jury’s reasoning:

The film manages to reimagine the topic of abortion in a touching and tender way. Embedded within the poetic framework of a brewing storm – symbolic of the abortion – the film breaks with over-dramatizing narrative patterns. Instead of showing the process with absent male figures and stigmatizing doctors, we accompany the main character’s conflict with an unagitated gaze in all its complexity.

Überleben (DOK Blocks, Deutschland) von Lara Milena Brose & Kilian Armando Friedrich

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

 
 

 

 

Bato Nebo – Chants To The Gods (DaHome Award, Österreich) von Luzia Johow,

Filmakademie Wien

The jury’s reasoning:

BATO NEBO only speaks to us through the polyphonic singing of the protagonists and conveys a feeling of home through ancient traditions and impressive faces that includes the viewer.

Man Or Tree (Deadline_Award, Großbritannien) von Varun Raman & Tom Hancock

The jury’s reasoning:

MAN OR TREE, directed by Varun Raman & Tom Hancock, is extremely funny and existentialist cinema, made with the simplest of resources. The desperate battle of a man – or tree – for his sanity. A hilarious trip!

 
 
 

 

 

The Seine´s Tears (Animationswettbewerb, Frankreich) von Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur

The jury’s reasoning:

A story from history that shows its relevance especially today. Impressively animated and with a disturbing and lyrical ending scene that got under our skin.