Winners of the IV SMCFF



GRAND-PRIX

TUNDRA

Karim Ouelhaj (Belgium, 29 min.)

Tundra is the chaotic odyssey of « the greek », a man who faces the irrational violence of the modern society and loses control. Destitued of everything except his critical sense, he lets himself drift along with the current. With humor, and sometimes with ferocity, he will continue his quest of freedom in a poetical and surrealistic world.


THE BEST FICTION FILM

RETOUCH

Kaveh Mazaheri (Iran, 19 min.)

In the corner of the home, Maryam’s husband does weightlifting. Suddenly, the weight falls on his throat and puts him between life and death. Maryam tries to save him, but she just decides to stop helping and stand and watch her husband’s death. After she makes sure her husband is dead, gathered her stuff and goes out with her child. During the day, she pretends her husband is got disappeared and she does not have any news.


THE BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

LONG YEARNING

Elliot Spencer (China, 24 min.)

“Long Yearning” is a cinematic exploration of the lives of Chinese factory workers and the nature of repetitive industrialised work. The film is intermixed with written excerpts of traditional Chinese poetry, creating a surreal merging between modern and ancient China.


THE BEST DOCUMENTARY

POLARIS

L.Colome, R.Cuevas (Spain, 22 min)

For years, Pepe has been suffering from lymphoma and there is no cure. But he doesn’t want to die until he makes his dream come true: to cross the Atlantic until the Caribbean Sea in a boat built with his own hands.


THE BEST ANIMATION

BLUE LIGHT

Harriet Francis Croucher (UK, 4 min.)

Emergency service personnel talk about the realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its impact on their lives and their families.

THE BEST BELARUSSIAN FILM

«QUIET AND BAD»

Yaraslau Uhnevich (20 min.)

It is a documentary film about rock music band that existed no longer than a week.