Winners – Autumn 2016
Lost Exile, Dir: Fisnik Maxhuni, Switzerland
Emir, a family man, works for the local underworld as people smuggler between Serbia and Hungary to repay its debts. Hana, a young woman from Kosovo wants to flee an arranged marriage meets Emir to bring her to Hungary.
Young Blood, Dir: Aguendia Fotabong, France
Johnny, a young gangster with extraordinary abilities, wants to be a big shot in the biggest criminal organization led by the mysterious Stalwart. One day, an opportunity to impress Stalwart seems to have knocked at his door.
Chill and Shivering, Dir: Kwok Wai Chung Philip, Hong Kong
Ah Zhai is a typical otaku who doesn’t go outdoors, and keeps himself in his own world. He is obsessed with computers,
Rose Garden, Dir: Rafael Nani, United States
A whole condo has its routine changed after Felix arrived. A smart little kid who knows he’s going to die soon, but the way he faces his destiny changes everyone around him.
Dollada Chuenjan in Hide, Dir: Suphisara Kittikunarak, Thailand
A cartoon artist who always has allergy to flower pollen. She often think about nose surgery because she thinks that her nose is the cause. She saves money for the nose surgery but the problem was not her nose.
Deniz Özkan in About Arif, Dir: Hasan Kalender, Turkey
Arif with Down syndrome has only one purpose in his life: dancing with a woman. But, all of the his neighbours know that Arif lives in an imaginary world.
Dirty Games, Dir: Benjamin Best, Germany
The Film ‘Dirty Games’ is an expedition to the dirty abyss of professional sports. The award winning investigative journalist Benjamin Best (among others: CNN Journalist of the Year 2011) takes a global look behind the scenes at the colourful world of sports and exposes the bitter taste behind the multi-billion sports business. From Europe to the USA. From South America to Asia. This film, which draws upon very personal stories by protagonists from all over the world, shows how the sport system operates, and it gives those who are protesting an opportunity to speak out against the system. In the process, it also exposes new and sinister wheeling and dealing in the world of sports.
Shell, Dir: Daniel Ahrens, Germany
For the past two years my dad has been suffering from a rare kind of blood cancer. After witnessing how horrible cancer is for patients as well as everyone around them, I wanted to visualize, through film, this awful disease that has plagued so many individuals and families.
SHELL is a fully animated short film, which shows the horrors of cancer through two characters.