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Press Releases 2004

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Feb 10, 2004:
International Short Film Jury

The International Short Film Jury awards prizes for short films screened in the Competition and Panorama sections.

The members of the jury

Christine Dollhofer (Austria)

Sophie Maintigneux (France)

Vinca Wiedemann (Danmark)

award the following prizes:

Golden Berlin Bear for Best Short Film to

UN CARTUS DE KENT SI UN PACHET DE CAFEA

Cigarettes And Coffee

by Cristi Puiu

Jury Prize, Silver Berlin Bear, to the short film

VET!

Great!

by Karin Junger and Brigit Hillenius

And a Special Mention to

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

by Christoph Behl

PRIX UIP BERLIN

An initiative of the UIP and European Film Academy in cooperation with the Berlin International Film Festival.

The prize includes EUR 2,000 and automatic nomination to the 2004 European Film Awards. The winner is selected from the short films participating in the Competition and Panorama sections.

The International Short Film Jury awards the Prix UIP to

UN CARTUS DE KENT SI UN PACHET DE CAFEA

Cigarettes And Coffee

by Cristi Puiu

Low budget but high impact, simple but effective storytelling with fantastic dialogues – this film is a remarkable statement about a society undergoing profound change.

Panorama Short Film Award

The jury awards the following prizes to films shown in the Panorama:

For Best Short Film to

TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT

by Taika Waititi

This beautifully photographed black-and-white film reflects human codes and behaviour in a charming and poetic way.

The New York Film Academy Scholarship to

FUGUE

by James Brown

With a sensitive and experimental use of rhythm and framing, the film reveals some of the passions and dilemmas of human existence.

And a Special Mention to

LE GARDE DU CORPS

The Bodyguard

by Sandrine Dumas

In an unobtrusive and humorous manner this charming film tells about the complex discoveries, dangers and memories of a young sister and brother.