Award winners of the 25th International Short Film Festival 2009


The 25th International Short Film Festival’s best-of-shorts party closed with the awards ceremony on sunday night in Metropolis cinema. A total prize money of 30.000 Euros was distributed, and more than 14.000 guests and visitors enjoyed the films in cinemas across
Hamburg and the festival club nights.

International Competition
Jury: Asitha Ameresekere, Chris Bohn, Jing Haase, Urszula Skassa, Pim Zwier
Hamburg Short Film Award (Jury Award of the International Competition, 3000 Euros):
Letünt Világ (Lost World)
Gyula Nemes, Hungary 2008, 20:05 min, documentary

François Ode Award (Special price of the Jury, 1500 Euros):
Farseh Chob (The Wooden Carpet)
Abdolrahman Mirani, Iran 2008, 19:15 min, documentary

International Competition Audience Award (1500 Euros):
Kings of London
Sean Conway, England 2008, 24:15 min, short fiction

NoBudget Competition
Jury: George Barber, Neil Beloufa, Jared Katsiane
NoBudget Jury Award (2000 Euros)
Black and White Trypps Number Three
Ben Russel, USA 2007, 11:55 min, experimental documentary

Special mention:
Herspace, Ina Wudtke, Germany 2008, experimental  film – for its satire and ambiguous view of DJ-ing
Painting Paradise, Barbara Hlali, Germany 2008, experimental film – for its strange re-inventing of typical Baghdad news footage
Oracle, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Netherlands/Argentina 2007, experimental film – for its pure visual quality and non-verbal strength.

NoBudget Audience Award (1500 Euros)
Muto BLU, Italia/Argentina 2008, 6:52 min, animation film

German Competition
Jury: Katharina Dufner, Torsten Frehse, Heiner Ross
German Competition Jury Award (2000 Euros)
Man stirbt (The death of one)
Patrick Doberenz/Philipp Enders, Germany 2009, 31:00 min, staged documentary

Natural American Spirit ® Audience Award (1500 Euros)
Fliegen (Fly) Piotr J. Lewandowski, Germany 2009, 26:00 min, short fiction

Hamburg Competition
Jury: Katharina Dufner, Torsten Frehse, Heiner Ross
Hamburg Competition Jury Award (2000 Euro)
Wagah Supriyo Sen, Germany 2009, 12:00 min, documentary

Hamburg Audience Award presented by Pilsner Urquell (1500 Euros)
Wagah Supriyo Sen, Germany 2009, 12:00 min, documentary
Three-Minute Quickie (Topic 2009: Human Error)

Audience Award (1000 Euros)
Der Anner im Himmel (The Other One In Heaven) Philipp Hartmann, Germany 2009, 3:00 min, documentary

arte Shortfilm Award
Jury: Sabine Brantus
arte Short Film Award (6000 Euros – acquisition of screening rights and broadcast as part of arte’s short film programme)
Jerrycan Julius Avery, Australia 2008, 13:15 min, short fiction

ZDFdokukanal Award
Jury: Andrea Windisch, Angelika Hoffmann
ZDFdokukanal Award (1000 Euros – acquisition of screening rights and a broadcast on ZDFdokukanal)
Schmusen mit Politikern (Cuddling with Politicians) Christian 3 Rooosen, Germany 2008, 4:51 min, experimental documentary

‘Music in shorts’ Award
Jury: Bryony McIntyre, Sylvia Prahl, Anton Waldt
Prize of the GEMA foundation, presented by RockCity Hamburg e.V. The “Music in shorts” Award is a composer’s award. Therefore, the jury viewed films from all competitions which include scores by composers who are members of a collecting society.

Jury Award Best Soundtrack National (2000 Euros):
Six Apartments. Sound design, director: Reynold Reynolds, Germany 2008, 12:34 min, experimental documentary

Jury Award Best Soundtrack International (2000 Euros)
Running Sushi, Sound design: Andreas Berger, Directors: Mara Mattuschka/Chris Haring, Austria 2008, 28:00 min, experimental film

Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival
These prizes are presented by both children’s juries.
Mo-Award sponsored by GEOlino (Jury Award 1250 Euros, from age 9)
Varde (Cairn), Hanne Larsen, Norway 2008, 15:30 min, short fiction

Friese Award sponsored by Springer Bio-Backwerk
(Jury Award 1250 Euros, age 4 – 8)
Rif (Reef), Eric Steegstra, Netherlands 2008, 12:00 min, animation film

“High five!” Competition
(A total of 600 Euros – sponsored by GEOlino with support of Bingo – Die Umwelt Lotterie (Lottery to the benefit of the environment) and NUE presented by the Mo-Jury and Friese-Jury)

1. Prize (300 Euros)
Die Arktis schmilzt / The Arctic is melting, Pia Genz, Germany 2009, 4:20 min., short fiction
2. Prize (200 Euros)
Hot,  Edvard Granum Dillner, Norway 2009, 3:54 min., animation film
3. Prize (100 Euros)
Recycling – Das Thema von Heute und Morgen


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