The members of the Generation 14plus International Jury – Felipe Bragança, Verena von Stackelberg, Mark Rogers – give the following awards:
The Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the Best Film, endowed with 7,500 euro by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education):
By Germinal Roaux, Switzerland / Belgium
A complete balance of elements where the sincere performances of the actors and sublime black and white cinematography create a compelling world at the same time contemporary and timeless. This film transcends religious and political dogma in a beautifully realized tale of purity and survival as seen through the eyes of a strong-willed Ethiopian girl.
By Pooya Badkoobeh, Iran
This film impressed us with its intelligent storytelling as well as its complex and unpredictable development of characters. The protagonist is uncompromising in her refusal to join the vicious cycle of corruption, lies, middle-class hypocrisy and false morality.
Special Prize of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the Best Short Film, endowed with 2,500 euro by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education):
By Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira, Sweden
This film jumped from the screen and owned the auditorium as they said: “I am in this place right now and it’s mine.” A powerful, explosive, joyful film of the moment showing us that femininity can be claimed by an individual on her terms. These women are creating new languages of femininity through unbridled performance in public spaces.
Na zdrowie! (Bless You!)
By Paulina Ziolkowska, Poland
A very accomplished, poetic, lyrical and dense piece of art. Showing that bodies blend into the sea of humanity, individuality is not under our control – a sneeze can be a body snatcher.