Jury Awarded Films
Best Narrative Short – Jury Award
“The Pencil“ by Alexandre Mahutte, Canada
The world from the perspective of a pencil points out the incomprehensibility, crudeness, and exploitation of the world in a funny and ambiguous way. Vivid presence of the off-voice.
Best Arthouse Short – Jury Award
“The Case“ by David Norman, Switzerland
A simple way to show the complex theme of time looping, very well underscored by the sound design, which occasionally becomes music. The remarkable acting of Quinn Butterfield.
Best Feminist Short – Jury Gold Award
“Woman´s Work“ by Annemijn Hélène Rijk, Netherlands
A clear image on the theme of woman as a timeless continuum. A strong performance with the excellent pace that keeps the interest of the audience incessantly.
Best Feminist Short – Jury Silver Award
“Doxxed“ by Otto Logan, USA
The film got right to the heart of the feminist issue – a powerful message about the state of affairs today. Remarkable performance by the cast.
Best Feminist Short – Jury Bronze Award
"Child Psychology” by Duru Yildiz, Turkey
Impressive and touching images on the subject of abuse. A strong story concept that consists of circles and thus has no end and no beginning.
Best Animated Short – Jury Award
“MIDAS” by Ben Meyer, Mav Vitale, Lisa Qingyi Liu, USA
The saying “Watch what you wish for.” is told in a very humorous anti-didactic way with a brisk pace and a funny twist.
Best Sci-Fi Short – Jury Award
“First Time” by Scotty Baker, USA
A successful absurdist yet human philosophical debate in a distant future, told with fine dry humor in the style of Douglas Adams and his “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.
Best Experimental Short – Jury Gold Award
“Measured in Echoes” by Jonathan Joy, USA
Impressive x-ray of a stopped time: impressionistic and hypnotic. Beautiful interactive play of the camera, the light, and the music.
Best Experimental Short – Jury Silver Award
[ technopoetics ] by Alexandre Dacosta, Brasil
Unconventional and inventive graphic poems told in a charming, funny, and educational way. A new poetic gaze at reality.
Best LGBTQ+ Short – Jury Award
“I Hate You and Everything You Represent” by Sebastián Porteiro, Uruguay
Very poetic symbolism of love in all its facets: romantic beginning, rough disappointment, new beginning. The beautiful off-voices.
Honorable Mention – Storytelling
„Backpack” by Afsaneh Azizmohammadi, Iran
Jury´s Statement – Exciting storytelling.
Honorable Mention – Camera
“April at the End of the Month” by Tim Disbrow, USA
Jury´s Statement – Successfully shown suppressed emotions by the camera.
Honorable Mention – Film Images
“Bilateral Symmetry“ by William Alan McNeice, Kate Novak, Spain
Jury´s Statement – Fine photographic film images.
Honorable Mention – Film Quotes
“Child Psychology“ by Duru Yildiz, Turkey
Jury´s Statement – Interesting film quotes in a strong low-key.
Honorable Mention – Non-Budget Spirit
“Doing is everything” by Petr Cerny, Czech Republic
Jury´s Statement – A nice example of the non-budget spirit.