The members of the Generation 14plus International Jury – Nanouk Leopold, Pascal Plante, Maria Solrun – 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):
Beol-sae (House of Hummingbird)
by Kim Bo-ra, Republic of Korea
Kim Bo-ra’s Beol-sae (House of Hummingbird) is a first feature with the maturity of an enduring artist. This strong film is a beautifully constructed portrait of a young girl trying to find her place within her troubled family. Its precise cinematic style is subtle and withheld while at the same time very moving.
Special Mention: Bulbul Can Sing
by Rima Das, India
While wearing the hats of writer, director, producer, editor, and many others (!), Indian filmmaker Rima Das has crafted a lyrical, authentic and touching film. Together with the young characters, we experience the crushing loss of innocence in a restricted society.
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 Faren Humes, USA
A powerful film that visually lures the audience into a world of grief, hope and friendship of girls in a black community in Miami. With a very beautiful way of creating scenes and characters and a strong sense of rhythm in the editing.
Special Mention: Sœurs Jarariju (The Jarariju Sisters)
by Jorge Cadena, Switzerland
Sœurs Jarariju (The Sisters Jarariju) is a panoramic cinematic experience. Jorge Cadena introduces us in a subtle way into a landscape ruined by a big coal mining company where two teenage girls are on the verge of leaving behind all they know in search for a better life. The film approaches its subject matter with respect and great visual profoundness.