25. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
25th Landshut Short Film Festival
19. March –––––– 24. March 2025

Dräxlmaier Innovation Award

Jury Award 2.000 Euro

Sponsored by

Dräxlmaier Group

The Dräxlmaier Innovation Award is presented across all competition categories and films of the LAKFF 2023. It is a jury award and is chosen by all jury members of the festival. The Innovation Award is intended for a particularly exceptional, innovative film.


Toxic Magnus

von Nasos Gatzoulis

Begründung der Jury

Our winning film uses simple, yet sophisticated visual elements and vivid imagery to convey the emotional depth and complexity of a life story. With authentic childhood memories and intimate close-ups of the protagonist, the film takes us on a journey that culminates in a powerful montage. In this sensual experience we delve deep into the inner world of the protagonist and feel the weight of his pain, the intensity of his trauma and the determination of his will to survive. The film shows the power a person can develop to cope with childhood trauma and offers hope for those who may be struggling similarly.