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Awards

26th EDITION OF LINEA D’OMBRA FESTIVAL

Official Awards

PASSAGGI D’EUROPA

NEXSOFT Award

Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia)

Expert jury composed of Miriam Bliese, Milena Mancini and Guglielmo Poggi

MOTIVATION

“It is a fascinating insight in a religious community in Georgia we know nothing about.It is a complex story about patriarchal society and the different ways of repression women can be confronted with. It is a captivating portrait of a woman trying to find her way between motherhood, the expectations of her community and her own ambitions. But most of all, it is a film that reminds us the power of cinematographic language. That uses every inch of its precisely framed tableaus and every sound of the offscreen to make us experience the feeling of being trapped in time and forces us to follow the slow rise of tension that leads to the surprising yet inevitable last beat. This is why we are proud to give the prize for the best movie of the “Passaggi d’Europa” competition to Dea Kulumbegashvili and her film Beginning. Congratulations! And thank you for this wonderful movie”.

Popular Jury Award

The Night Doctor by Elie Wajeman (France)

Open Jury Award

ex aequo

The Grand Bolero by Gabriele Fabbro (Italy)

Of Fish and Men by Stefanie Klemm (Switzerland)

LINEADOC

Expert Jury Award

Our Land, Our Altar by André Guiomar (Portugal)

Expert jury composed by Carlo Hintermann, Juan David Gonzales Monroy and Rachael Rakes

MOTIVATION

“Through a thoughtful and committed use of form and structure, this film presents an intimate portrait of a vibrant community facing its dissolution. Subtly, and yet with great force, the film makes a clear case for the value of community and the need for self determination against the ever growing threats of gentrification and economic interest. For its balance of ethic, persistence, technique, and style, the LIneaDoc award goes to Our Land, Our Altar”.

Popular Jury Award

Il secondo principio di Hans Liebschner by Stefano P. Testa (Italy)

Open Jury Award

ex aequo

All Of Your Stars Are But Dust On My Shoes by Haig Aivazian (Lebanon)

Summits and Ashes by Fernando Criollo (Peru)

CORTOEUROPA

BANCA CAMPANIA CENTRO Award

The Criminals by Serhat Karaaslan (Turkey)

Expert jury composed by Giulio Mastromauro, Valerio Vestoso and Christopher Yates

MOTIVATION

“Through an ingenious script and tight direction, THE CRIMINALS brings us a harsh thriller of how the Turkish youth is being repressed in their natural feeling of desire and love. The acting is touching, allowing us to empathize with the young couple and hoping to see their lust fulfilled. The turn of events is dramatically brilliant. It brings fear into desire, violence into love. The climax made us grab our chair. It ends with a touch of humor and tenderness, allowing us to hope for a better future”.

Special Mention

Between Men by Ares Ceylan (Germany)

MOTIVATION

“This classic tale of mourning and homophobic unacceptance is transcended by a genuine sincerity. As the story unfolds with its raw, subliminal dialogue, the feeling grows, and the absence of the son/lover grows stronger.The subtlety of the acting is inversely proportional to the emotion that we felt watching Between Men”.

Popular Jury Award

Branka by Ákos K. Kovács (Hungary)

Open Jury Award

Branka by Ákos K. Kovács (Hungary)

VEDOANIMATO

Expert Jury Award

Affairs of the Art by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills (Canada)

Expert jury, composed by Martin Smatana, Alessandro Rak and Mauro Uzzeo

MOTIVATION

“Art as obsession, the body as representation, dreams to dictate life goals growing up, colors to point up our own (R)existence. Each sign in this short movie shouts irony, playfulness, remembrance, going against the established order, coming to terms with ourselves, born, growing up and dying, looking for a place in the world and for our unique, absolute, immortal identity. The film full of biting humour reaches the spectator’s face with all the beauty and freshness of playful and dynamic pencil strokes animation”.

Special Mention

People in Motion by Christoph Lauenstein and Wolfgang Lauenstein (Germany)

MOTIVATION

“A few suggestive images and a calm voice over are enough to fall into the narrative canvas and be captivated by their play of light and shadows. Suspended between ancient fears and beauty holded within four walls, we find ourselves in front of our desires, our small and large meanness, reminding us, once more, of the big, unstoppable, power of stories. This mysterious and fascinating story full of meaning and food for thought deals with the topic of existence, human behavior, egoism and greed which infiltrated the dark world. We give special mention to Cristoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein’s stop motion puppet film People in Motion”.

Popular Jury Award

How To Be at Home by Andrea Dorfman (Canada)

Open Jury Award

Granny's Sexual Life by Urška Djukić (Slovenia)

VEDOVERTICALE

CARISAL FOUNDATION Award

Popular Jury

ex aequo

Killer Brownie! by Igna L. Vacas (Spain)

Genesis by Zhu Xiaolong (China)

Open Jury Award

ex aequo

Valse Naïve by Antonello Tosto and Mariapia Di Lecce (Italy)

MIDNIGHT STORIES: Morgan by Ryan Cauchi (Australia)

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SALERNO
23_30 October 2021

THEME STRENGTH: TOMORROW