WINNERS OF THE 5th SHORT MOVIE CLUB (UNFILTERED CINEMA) FILM FESTIVAL
Winners of the 5th edition of the Short Movie Club (Unfiltered Cinema) Film Festival and honorary mentions.
GRAND-PRIX+THE BEST FICTION FILM
Pablo Munoz Gomez (France-Belgium, 15 min)
Santa is capitalist. He brings toys to the rich kids and swea shirts to the poor ones. Nikos, 5 years old.
THE BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
Pierre Villemin (France, 8 min)
HONORARY MENTION (EXPERIMENTAL SECTION)
Mitchell Rose (USA, 4 min)
Alternative interpretations of signage from America’s favorite generic couple, The Icons.
THE BEST DOCUMENTARY
“For using language of cinema for delicate and humane essay about closed part of society and character’s soul.”
George Danopoulos (Greece, 21 min)
Rita, an old-school prostitute, in Athens, talks about facts and aspects of her life and character.With her soft adorable voice she escorts an acute variety of images while wandering inside the whorehouses showing us the abrasive and strident world of the brothels in Athens.
HONORARY MENTION (DOCUMENTARY SECTION)
“To a film that in a delicate and respectful way deals with a really painful subject.”
Annica Carlsson Bergdahl, Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden, 14 min)
Every year about 80 people kill themselves in Sweden by standing on a rail track and wait for a train. Every single tragedy thus also take place in the train cab. How do drivers handle the experience of having death ever present at every shift, and behind every curve? Through a journey along the tracks that runs through the Swedish reality we get switched into a series of such reflective testimony, stories that are forming a chorus of voices while we travel along the inexorable tracks.
THE BEST ANIMATION
“To a short that in a charming and effective way tells the story about how hard love can be when you get reincarnated all the time.”
Kenzie Sutton (USA, 3 min)
A guy named Harls keeps getting reincarnated.
HONORARY MENTION (ANIMATION SECTION)
“For a beautiful and mysterious film about finding your own path in life.”
Hila Einy, Yoav Aluf, Noy Bar (Israel, 7 min)
A crisis in a young woman’s life forces her to return to her parents’ home. Her reappearance shakes the delicate balance in the family nest.
THE BEST BELARUSSIAN FILM
“A great character with a warm heart in a frozen context. A very personal, but also national and universal story about being yourself in a world that you don´t understand.”
PLAY MY FAVOURITE SONG, BRO
Illia Kavalenka (14 min.)
A street musician plays in the underground passages only in the late evening, when they are empty, for the pursuit of genuine revocation of the viewer. The film is about creativity and pure inspiration, a philosophical attitude to life and how such attitudes can survive in today’s realities …
THE BEST VIRTUAL REALITY FILM
LOST IN TIME
Adriano Perez Gil (Spain, 16 min)
A time traveler sends a message back from the future. He has discovered something we should all know.