HomeWinners 2014

Winners 2014

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Best International Debut Feature

Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis (France, 2014),

A stunning, authentic, judgment-free, and humorous reminder that redemption, in fiction and in life, is always available and never linear or expected. Angelique Ritzenberger’s eponymous turn is a revelation of humanity and performance, as is the supporting cast populated by her real life children.

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Special Jury Mention for Outstanding Performance from the International Debut Feature Jury

Ramasan Minkailov – Macondo (Sudabeh Mortezai, Austria 2014)

A graceful, mature portrayal of a difficult balancing act between boyhood and manhood with an integrity actors decades older are frequently unable to achieve.

Best Mexican Debut Feature

Todos están muertos, by Beatrís Sanchís (México, Spain, 2013)

Explores the reinvention of identity after failure, forgiveness and reunion. A fragmented family has the great possibility to be reunited through the ghosts of the past and forgiveness. Life goes on. Although extremely melancholic, the film offers a lively, fresh and compelling story. A highly promising feature debut.

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Best International Documentary Feature

Virunga, by Orlando von Einsiedel (United Kingdom, 2014)

For its compelling, poetic, and brave storytelling. A superbly crafted social, environmental, political thriller film, full of craft,heroic characters as well as the filmmakers who risk their lives to expose this important subject that is happening as we speak.

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Special Jury Mention International Documentary Feature

Our vinyl weighs a ton by Jeff Broadway (United States, 2013)

More than a chronicle of a record label and hip hop, this film captures a truly independent spirit which is more and more rare in our society of entrepreneurs.

Best Short Dcumentary

Tren Fantasma/ Ghost Train de James Fleming, Kelly Hucker (Australia, 2013)

For its touching portrait, its surrealist quality of an ordinary man in his twilight years who discovers and evolves and changes.

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Special Jury Mention Short Documentary

La Reina/ The Queen by Manuel Abramovich (Argentina, 2013)

For letting us know the inner story of a character whose voice isn’t heard, with a daring formal approach becoming a beautiful visual metaphor.

Best Mexican Documentary

El palacio/ The palace by Nicolás Pereda (Mexico,Canada, 2014)

For its creative fusion of ficional and documentary techniques that give justice to the violeated dignity of women forced into hard labour by economic hardship.

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Best Experimental Short

Cochemare by Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski (Canada, 2013)

For exploring non-verbal language in building highly expressive situation. The film achieves an elegant contrast between various technical resources without falling into the technological fetishism, offering a vivid manifestation of current anxieties and finally,for its beautiful haunting poetry.

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Special Jury Mention Experimental Short

Village Modele by Hayoun Kwon (France, 2014)

For its cross disciplinary nature and its surgical steering precision in photography. The film highlights how subtle metaphors transform the technical platform in a discursive device with a strong political character.

Best Short Animation

Storm hits jacket/ Tempête sur anorak by Paul Cabon (France, 2014)

For its complex simplicity resulting from the efficient use of employed resources. Highlights character development through a great narrative in constant flux and whose cartoons are written with expertise in their own pace and humor. An enthusiastic vision of the present facing the disaster.

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Special Jury Mention Short Animation

Una Habitación Azul / A Blue Room/ Une chambre bleue by Tomasz Siwinski (France, 2014)

For the camera work, art direction and synesthesia in the treatment ie the ability to present a medium through another.

Best Short Fiction International

Butter Lamp/ La lampe au beurre by yak by Hu Wei China, 2013)

With Brilliant simplicity this short film sets side by side traditional and modern worlds, the director confronts these dimensions with skillful restraint and a deep and human sense of humor.

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Special Jury Mention Short Fiction

5cm by Jordan Schiele (China, United States, 2013)

Mixing fiction with documentary techniques, the insightful eye of the director creates an intimate portrait of two passionate artists struggling to perfect their craft.

Best Mexican Short

Perfidia / Gloom by David Figueroa García (Mexico, 2013)

A highly original take on loss and longing, which manages to create a world of its own that envelops the audience from the first till the final shot.

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Special Jury Mention Mexican Short

Videohome, by Emiliano Rocha (Mexico, 2014)

Which managed to show the creative potential of everyday boredom in a funny, outrageous and visually inventive way.

Best Film from Guanajuato

La llamada/ Láppel/ The call by Laura Zacanini. Mexico, Canada, 2013)

In which a young girl from Leon achieves excellent directing work to tell, from a kids perspective, a story about life-defining decisions and projections of a better future

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SIGNIS Award for Best Short Fiction

Cocodrilo/ Crocodile by Gaëlle Denis (United Kingdom, 2014)

Special SIGNIS Jury Mention

La casa grande/ The Big House by Musa Syeed (United States, 2013)

Press Award

Los Hámsters by Gilberto González (Mexico, 2014 )

Women in Film and Television Award “La Musa”

Cocodrilo/ Crocodile by Gaëlle Denis (United Kingdom, 2014)

Screenwriting Competition

Short Film Category

De los animales, by Victoria Ponce

Feature Film Category

La cosecha by los naranjos, by Luis Horacio Pineda

6º Rally Universitario

Jury Award

El verano del cerillito, by Fabián by León (CUEC)

Audience Award

Goes and runs, by Manuel Rodarte

GIFF Hack (dedicated to projects of technological innovation)

Project “ENTI” by Nzuri Tabya Team.

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