WINNERS OF THE FESTIVAL
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AWARD
by Massimo D'Anolfi e Martina Parenti
Visionary. Thanks to evocative, distressing, sometimes violent images.
Disturbing. For the contrast between beautiful and silent landscapes and the brutality of experiments creating desolation, desease and death. Documented with a care bordering on mania by military filmcameras.
Terse. The absence of soundtrack both in the footage and the archive material is highlighted by the final camera-car that pulls us malinconically from a misterious microcosmos, sometimes surreal.
How sad, how sad. How terribly, terribly sad. The white veil becomes the universal symbol of suffering.
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY JURY AWARD
by Pary El-Qalqili
Involving and intense story/encounter between a man coming from Palestine and his young daughter, also author of the film.
Exemplar is the way the themes of identity, exile and family relationships are told on different narrative levels. It ends how it begins, with an EXT. - NIGHT of their Berlin home, as if to suggest that nothing actually ever begins or ends.
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY MENTION
by Maura Delpero
Departures, returns, and again departures. Sweet and bitter. With a discreet and involved direction that manages to create intimacy with the protagonists along the whole film, transporting us in their intricate lives. The camera is delicate and equally involved, masterly able to spot, both in dialogues and faces, the hopes and the difficulties of three generations of silent women, living among us.
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD
by Alexandra Kandy Longuet
Poetic. Poignant. Deep. Devastating. Evocative and magnificent photography.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY MENTION
by Lukasz Borowski
Effectively obsessive in following closely the protagonist in order to catch the emotions on his face, his gestures, his few disquieting statements: the thrill of freedom.
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT MOVIE AWARD
by Gabriel Gauchet
For the faultless structure of the mise-en-scène, the perfect narrative tension, the quality of the acting and above all, the incisive ability to read in the best of ways our current social crisis.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT MOVIE MENTION
by Ainur Askarov
For its ability to give an universal narrative importance to all the small everyday gestures of a rural reality so far from ours.
For its very well accomplished homage to the cinema, a vehicle both of escapism and of socialization.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT MOVIE MENTION
by Chema García Ibarra
For the cruel sarcasm representing an oppressive enviroment. For the precision with which its narrative means allow this story to produce a perfect bond between comedy and social satire.
BEST SHORT ANIMATION MOVIE AWARD
by Johan Klungel
By means of a funny visual storytelling the short immerses us in the atmospheres and sensations of our condition as consumers - on the edge between dream and nightmare, between enjoyment and bad taste. The film stimulates all the senses of its character - from sight to taste, from smell to sex - and ends up tickling our intelligence through irony.
SHORT ANIMATION MOVIE MENTION
by Lena von Döhren
The little Bird and the Leaf (Der kleine Vogel und das Blat) is a perfect little film that, in the difficult search for simplicity for a children's audience, conveys the emotion of nature through the grace of animation and reaches poetry, enhanced by the clear and simple art work.
"LEGALITA' AL CINEMA" AWARD
by Stefano Martone e Mario Martone
The price was given for the strenght of this film in facing a theme central to our times: the privatization of water supplies. In this case the film tells us how in Chile the water is basically owned by the Italian main energy company, Enel. The film talks about the big issues of our present time, showing the consequences of a one-and-only development model upon the lives of people that lives at the margins of geografic and social situations, and represent “exceptions, obstacles, survivors”.
VENETO MOVIE MOVEMENT AWARD
by Andrea Guarnieri
A small film built along the space of three years, telling the life and daily job of young sheperds, with an always involved, sometimes light, never superficial look on them.
EUGANEAN HILLS AWARD
by Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi
Because the film chose to face important problems about the environment and the society through stories of daily endurance, and showing in effect what actions and ways could better our future.
An important film that talks about attemps towards an environmental re-appropriation happening now in the cities and metropolis all over the world.