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The award winners 2022

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The Awards at the 41st FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH have been presented

The award winners 2022
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VFF Young Talent Award - Best Film: 

WE KNEW HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY WERE, THESE ISLANDS by Younès Ben Slimane (Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, France)

The Festival jury:

"We were privileged to have a very special cinematic experience. The author of this film invited us, with simple, transparent, and disarmingly consistent means, deep into the dark and painful layers of human experience. It brought the deserved closure, peace, and respect to those beautiful humans who lost their lives without being remembered. The award for best new talent goes to... WE KNEW HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY WERE, THESE ISLANDS."

 

Special Mention:

BLACK HOLE LEGION by Ariel Sereni Brown, Jonathan Omer Mizrahi (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany)

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ARTE Short Film Prize

ALBA VULVA by Dorka Vermes (Freeszfe Society, Hungary)

The ARTE jury:

"A Chinese proverb says: “If you’re lovesick, put on shoes that are too small!” They’ll make the pain tangible. That’s one of the themes in this film selected by the ARTE jury. Disappointment in a romantic relationship and an unfulfilled desire to have children are conveyed in an unusual way — quite physically — in this very straightforward, practically austere, film. Without unnecessary effects, the simplicity of the visual style is captivating, as is the rhythm of the cuts — given a double meaning here. We sincerely congratulate filmmaker Dorka Vermes, and the ARTE Prize goes to the film ALBA VULVA."

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Wolfgang Längsfeld Award

LIQUID BREAD by Alica Bednáriková (Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava , Slovakia)

The Wolfgang Längsfeld jury:

"In this film, a girl returns to her family on an existential journey that is told on many different levels. Not only is the film about her discovery of individual family members, their history across generations, and how they continue to live together despite everything, but also about cultural boundaries, their country, and hidden pain. Using a rich variety of creative elements and often switching between genres in a clever way, the filmmaker has managed to create a unique and authentic world. And with this, the filmmaker succeeds in painting a broader picture without losing sight of the film’s emotional core: a melancholy, funny and moving story about family, choices, and transience that transcends the boundaries of the cinema screen. The Wolfgang Längsfeld Award goes to LIQUID BREAD by Alica Bednáriková."

 

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ARRI Award - Best Documentary Film: 

THE EMPTY SPHERE by Stéphanie Roland (Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains,  France)

The Festival jury:

"The award for best documentary goes to a film that conveys a philosophical and poetic view of a scientific topic. It shows us the loneliness and slow death of a satellite ending up at the mathematically most abandoned place on earth, THE EMPTY SPHERE, which is also the title of this film."

 

Special Mention:

ARALKUM by Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko (HFF München, Germany)

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Animation Award - Best Animation: 

ZOON by Jonatan Schwenk (HfG Offenbach, Germany)

The Festival jury:

"For creating a unique world and addressing the weighty questions of the human condition in an exquisitely original, misleadingly lighthearted, but piercingly lucid way, the award for best animation goes to... ZOON."

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Student Camera Award

THE FORGOTTEN Camera: Sergio Ruiz (School of Film and Television, Bogotá , Colombia)

The Festival jury:

"Films that tell stories by using metaphors are always taking a great risk. The cinematographer of this film has taken a very fresh approach in compositions that fully support the author’s vision. He has humbly and creatively made the point the director wishes to make, which is why we’d like to give the award for best cinematography to THE FORGOTTEN."

 

Special Mention:

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE TODAY Camera: Jakob Berger (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany)

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Panther Prize - Best Production of an European Film: 

WILL MY PARENTS COME TO SEE ME Production: Mo Harawe, Alexander Von Piechowski, Nuh Musse Berjeeb, Ahmed Farah (School of Art, Kassel, Germany)

The Festival jury:

"For depicting a haunting theme on human rights with an excellent use of visual style and for its perfection in all aspects of filmmaking, the main jury has decided to award the Panther Prize for best production of a European film to WILL MY PARENTS COME TO SEE ME."

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Prix Interculturel

LOVE DEATH AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Soham Kundu l (London College of Communication, UK)

The Interfilm Jury:

"Mira and Pradeep arrive in London to gather the belongings of their deceased son. While the father takes care of the legal matters, the mother befriends her son’s girlfriend. Sensitively — and in retrospect — this feature film observes the three grieving individuals, who have different cultural origins, roles, and genders. As they pine for the deceased, all three realize that their loss cannot be overcome. Only together can they learn to live with it and come to terms with the pain. The Prix Interculturel goes to LOVE DEATH AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN."

 

Special Mention:

I WAS ATTACKED by Sara Massieu (London College of Communication, UK)

 

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Preis für das beste Drehbuch

SILENT ONE Screenplay: Naama Shmueli (Sam Spiegel Film School, Jerusalem, Israel)

The Festival jury:

"We believe it is important to tell personal and intimate stories in film. This film succeeds in telling a very sensitive and deeply personal story in a beautifully minimalistic way. The award for best screenplay goes to SILENT ONE."

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Audience Award

I WAS NEVER REALLY HERE by Gabriel B. Arrahnio (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany)

 

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Climate Clips Award:

1. Prize: THE LAST SHADE by Alper Bozkurt (University of the Arts London, UK)

The Climate Clips jury:

“A man trying to escape the heat shares the last drop from his water bottle with a small twig in a hopeless, symbolic gesture. The rapid sequence of scenes warns of the future that threatens all of us with rising global warming and increasing resource consumption, and especially of the devastating consequences of a life without water for creatures, vegetation, animals and humans. This is an emergency call to action. The jury offers its congratulations for a wonderfully stringent animation clip by awarding it the 1st prize.”

 

2. Prize: ONCE UPON A TIME: EARTH by Christian León (Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano, Bogotá, Colombia)

The Climate Clips jury:

"The Earth: a distant recollection of a time before the climate crash — brief memories as distorted and disrupted scenes of people in cities, on streets, and in plazas. A kaleidoscope involving voices, snatches of conversation, noises and sounds from the audio archive — repeatedly cut off by electrical interference — familiar from the world of television. For this experimental audiovisual reflection on our human existence and its imperilment, the jury offers its thanks with the well-deserved 2nd prize."

 

3. Prize: FISHERMAN by Vahid Omidi (Mashgh Film, Afghanistan)

The Climate Clips jury:

"The fictional scenario in FISHERMAN evokes the reality of today’s fishermen, whose existence is threatened by global warming and the drying up of entire lakes and rivers. This drama about a desperate fisherman facing the evaporation of his lake, bluntly set in dull colors and without sound, is a narrative rendered in a powerful visual style, for which the jury awards the 3rd prize."

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