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Press Releases 2007

Awards

Feb 13, 2007:
Short Film Awards

The members of the international short film jury

Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima (Nigeria)

Riina Sildos (Estonia)

Ning Ying (China)

award the following prizes:

The GOLDEN BEAR to

RAAK

by Hanro Smitsman (The Netherlands)

„for being a brilliant film on its approach to the subjects of love, anger and desperation. But you mustn’t forget to mention the humour of the film. We honour the ability of the director to show in a compact manner three angles of the same story.“

The SILVER BEAR ex aequo to

DECROCHE

by Manuel Schapira (France)

„a short sweet comedy that evidences the lack of ability to communicate. It shows the twist of the digital age that men and women are quite gullible to a voice on the phone.“

and

MEI

by Arvin Chen (USA-Taiwan, China)

„for creating a beautiful and tender unconditional urban love story“.

The Prix UIP to

ROTTEN APPLE

by Ralitza Petrova (United Kingdom)

„for the visual freshness of a young boys’ quest for a normal family life.“

The DAAD short film prize to

ANNEM SINEMA ÖGRENIYOR

by Nesimi Yetik (Turkey)

„for its brilliant cinematographic simplicity“.

The award ceremony will take place at 8 pm on February 13, 2007 at the Kino International.

Press Office

February 13, 2007