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TURKISH “8 AY” and BELGIAN “ROTKOP” WINNERS (Ex Aequo)

15th Edition of the International ShorTS Festival Awards was held on July 5th, 2014, at Galleria Tergesteo in Trieste, Italy.   The winners,  8 AY by Turkish director Hüseyin Aydin Gürsoy  and Belgian ROTKOP by Jan & Raf Roosens.

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The Jury of Maremetraggio Section, which included  various experts:  Benjamin Freidenberg,  Director (Israel) , Nicolas Ronchi, Casting Manager (France ), Dirk Vogel, Photographer  (Germany), Cinzia Spironello, Short Film Distribution Manager (Italy).  Monique Catalino, responsible for International  Relations relating to cinematography explains why they decided to award the first prize to 8 AY:

“We decided to award it first prize for its complex and touching emotional representation of care and love that a Father gives to his son, serving in the military and of a sister who, distraught and anxious due to the absence of her brother, still manages to comfort her father.  This film presents an amazingly human point of view on the war, something that reaches out to all those waiting for their loved ones to return home, safe and sound”.

She also mentions ex aequo winner ROTKOP:

“This film features impressive experimentation with the creative form, which allows us to feel either love or hate.  This Coming-of-Age story translates very well into the screenplay,  with words so potent they almost cut their way into the soul of the viewer. It celebrates its compassionate characters in the violent world ,where there’s no place for mercy for the living. Even cruel tennagers are unable to win over a psychologically tormented kid, who is also a caring son.

The OLTRE IL MURO Award for Best Italian Short Film (the winner is voted by persons serving  sentences in penitentiaries – T.N.) goes to Margerita by Alessandro Grande. Margerita is an intense short with a surprising twist at the end. It tells a story about how music can alter human lives and bring together entirely different worlds.  The movie is about the young Roman thief, Efrem, who is about to commit his first burglary,  an experience that will forever change his life.  This brilliant film was awarded the newly established Enel Green Solution Prize for its positive approach and for the idea that music can help us to connect with one another even when it seems unthinkable.

The Associazione Montatori Award for Best Film Editing went to Il Serpente – Nulla è Come Sembra  directed and edited by Nicola Prosatore, a movie that was chosen in collaboration with Fabrique Du Cinema out of a handful of others that participated in “Un altra chance” with the following reason: “for accompanying the story with well-calculated and varied rhythm and contributing to dramatic tensions in expressive but thoughtful manner ”.

Ce l’hai in minuto?”, which was directed by Alessandro Bardani and edited by Arzu Volkan, earned an honourable mention “for its elegant and effective editing as a showcase for the genre”.

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The PIQUADRO Audience Award for Best Short Film went to animated movie Harald by Moritz Schneider (Germany), while The UNIVERSAL STUDIO  Award for Best Italian Short Film was given to reCuiem by Valentina Carnelutti, a film ” with the courage to treat controversial subjects, such as death, with simplicity, thanks to the extraordinary work of the actors and the outstanding editing and its profundity ”.

L’appuntamento by Gianpiero Alicchio won  Premio Rai Cinema Channel.it.

Wind by Robert Löbel (Germany) and Secchi by Edoardo Natoli have been awarded the Maremetraggio Award for Best Animated Short and an Honorable Mention, respectively.

 

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Last but not least,  the NUOVE IMPRONTE Award which is specifically aimed at debuting films, went to Il Sud è niente by Fabio Mollo, chosen by the Jury of experts: Carolina Crescentini,  Gianluca Tavarelli and Donatella Botti.

“It’s a tiny film but cleverly directed and very well shot. Full of ideas and delicate but strong images. It narrates a story of the bridge from adolescence to adulthood in a difficult and complex social environment“.

Miriam Karlkvist, who played the role of protagonist, won Award for Best Actress as she is “an interpreter with a very special kind of emotionality and a great acting instinct. This debut will be remembered as the one that broke the silence ”. At the same time Luca Marinelli was awarded the prize for Best Actor for his work in IL MONDO FINO IN FONDO, directed by Alessandro Lunardelli.

L’arte della felicità by Alessandro Rak received an Honorable Mention for its “free spirited animation that intertwines poetry and philosophy, giving rise to film about politics that can help us to better understand the current situation in our society”. Ci vorebbe un miracolo, directed by Davide Minnella,  was awarded the PIQUADRO Audience Award.

L’ARBITRO by Paolo Zucca was nominated by the Jury for a Critics’ Choice Award for its “precise representation of the cornerstones of Italian national identity– Football and the Country were reviewed using original and uncanny language.  A lovingly ironic and somewhat surreal work,  presented by a young and talented director, capable of merging witty stylistic inventions with humour”.

An Honorable Mention by critics went to LA MOSSA DEL PINGUINO  by Claudio Amendola, a short about “a group of poor devils following their dream”. In the best tradition of Italian comedy,  the director mixes the desperate and the humorous in an elegant and fresh film whose interpreters and plot constitute its advantages”.

 

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AL BUIO

The most erotic moments are often suspended in the space between two bodies that cannot touch each other.

 

regia/director fabio mollo
sceneggiatura /screenplay
josella porto, fabio mollo
fotografia/cinematographer
giorgio horn
montaggio/editing
davide vizzini, filippo montemurro
musica / music
rocco centrella
suono / sound
dolby sr
cast / cast
giuseppe forlì, daniele grassetti
genere /genre
fiction
formato originale/original format
mini dv – colore
durata/running time
10’
anno di produzione/year of production
2005
paese di produzione/country of production
italia/italy
produzione/production
centro sperimentale di cinematografia
distribuzione/distribution
centro sperimentale di cinematografia
VISIONI ITALIANE
Premio al Miglior Film
Kodak Short Film Award

 

The most erotic moments are often suspended in the space between two bodies that cannot touch each other.

 

FABIO MOLLO

Fabio Mollo was born in Reggio Calabria on the 27th of April 1980. Graduated in “Visual Theories: Film History” from the University of East London in 2002, is now on his 3rd year of directing course at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma (National Film School). He has just finished attending a creative writing workshop with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

 

2005 Al buio (corto, short); Carmilla (corto, short) 2004 Acqua (corto, short); Ogni piccola cosa (corto, short); Quello che sento (corto, short); Cuntami (corto, short) 2003 Troppo vento (corto, short)

 

ALICE ET MOI

Simon is driving his old aunt Mala and two of her friends, Lydia and Colette, to the seaside when he gets a call from his girlfriend, Alice, which turns into an argument. Being the Jewish grandmothers that they are, the three old ladies slowly begin to interfere…

 

 

regia/director micha wald
sceneggiatura /screenplay
micha wald
fotografia/cinematographer
jean-paul de zaeytijd
montaggio/editing
susana rossberg
musica / music
jarby mc coy
suono / sound
olivier hespel
cast / cast
vincent lécuyer , bella wajnberg, gita spiegel, martha mora, sofia achaval
genere /genre
fiction
formato originale/original format
mini dv – b/w
durata/running time
19’
anno di produzione/year of production
2004
paese di produzione/country of production
belgio – belgium
produzione/production
versus production
distribuzione/distribution
agence du court métrage

 

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Simon is driving his old aunt Mala and two of her friends, Lydia and Colette, to the seaside when he gets a call from his girlfriend, Alice, which turns into an argument. Being the Jewish grandmothers that they are, the three old ladies slowly begin to interfere…

 

MICHA WALD

Born in 1974, Micha Wald is graduated from the INSAS. He has made three short films and a documentary on Boris Lehman. He has written the screenplay for three fiction feature films.

 

2005 Voleurs de chevaux (corto, short) 2004 Alice et moi (corto, short)

 

YOU ARE THERE

Film describes a time of growing up – when you want to know who you are and where is your place. Sometimes you have to get into the darkness to find your way. Marlena is 16 years old. She has a strong need to meet her father, whom she hasn’t seen for a long time. She believes he is able to solve all…

 

regia/director anna kazejak
sceneggiatura /screenplay
anna kazejak
fotografia/cinematographer
klaudiusz dwulit
montaggio/editino
anna adamowicz
musica / music
jan fleicher
suono / sound
dolby sr
cast/cast
m. kazmierczak, k. stroiński, m. langos
genere /genre
fiction
formato originale/original format
35 mm – color
durata/running time
13’
anno di produzione
2004
paese di produzione/country of production
polonia – poland
produzione/production
polish national film school
distribuzione/distribution
polish national film school

BIOGRAPHY

Anna Kazejak – born in 1979 in Bytom, Poland. She studied Film Theory for three years. Since 2001 she has been a student of Polish National Film School in Lodz, Directing Department.

FILMOGRAPHY

2004 You are there (corto, short) 2003 My place (documentario, documentary); Pulse (documentario, documentary) 2002 Z góry (corto, short).

 

SYNOPSIS

Film describes a time of growing up – when you want to know who you are and where is your place. Sometimes you have to get into the darkness to find your way. Marlena is 16 years old. She has a strong need to meet her father, whom she hasn’t seen for a long time. She believes he is able to solve all her problems and give her feeling of being loved.