Winners

Early Bird Grand Award

Sex, pipe, omelette

Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, Bucharest, Romania

23'00
director: Ana-Maria Comănescu
screeplay: Ana-Maria Comănescu, Andrei Hutuleac
cinematography: Tudor Platon

Victor feels attracted to Filip’s wife. Filip feels attracted to Victor’s wife. Victor and Filip are next-door neighbours, not to mention good friends.

Best Bulgarian Film

After 100 meters turn right

National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Srafov", Bulgaria

14'00
director: Stefani Doychinova
screenplay: Stefani Doychinova, Trendafil Dimitrov
cinematography: Joanna Hadjiivancheva

Best Foreign Film

Chuckwalla

University of Television and Film in Munich, Germany

23'00
director: Korinna Krauss
screenplay: Korinna Krauss, Silvia Wolkan
cinematography: Denis D. Lüthi

A Greek island. The unemployed Tassos and his girlfriend Niki have to move out of
their house. It will be torn down to build a new road. They decide to emigrate to Niki's
homeland Bulgaria. But both fear what is to come and cannot part from what they leave
behind. Tassos starts to fight a group of strangers, who steal stones from their garden
wall. Niki hides behind sarcasm and takes to drinking. When they realize how far they
have drifted apart, it already seems too late.

President of the Jury Award

Far From Homeland

University of Gaziantep, Turkey

20'00
written, directed and shot by Haydar Demirtaş
editing: Yusuf Kurt

After ISIS attacks Yezidis lost their homes, lands and forcedly became refugees. Some Yezidis came to Turkey to survive at the Mardin-Midyat camp. The Yezidis women who live at that camp consistently meet with each other at the crying tent and share their suffering about being refugees.

Best Documentary

The Shield That I Carry

Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon

19'00
written and directed by Basma Farhat
cinematography: Celine Layous

Basma is a girl who doesn’t wear the hijab. She faces a lot of situations and decides, for the first time, to show up in front of her parents wearing the hijab, to gauge their reaction and experience what lies deep inside of her.

Best Animation

Portrait

National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Srafov", Bulgaria

08'00
written and directed by Alexandra Elezova
music: Plamen Mihailov

Young artist and his pet fox live in a small attic. Every day he is trying to draw portrait. But on the finish line something stops him to do it. But when someone wants something with all his heart, fate intervenes.

Best Directing

Dreaming of Warsaw

National Film School in Łódź, Poland

16'00
director: Mateusz Czuchnowski
screenplay: Mateusz Czuchnowski, Marcin Wierzchowski
cinematography: Mateusz Czuchnowski, Mateusz Skalka

Moha, an imigrant from Iran, is trying to get a better life for him and his son. His struggle intefers with local thugs.

Best screenplay

Evil Deeds

University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Radio and Television, Poland

24'00
written and directed by Piotr Domalewski
cinematography: Bartlomiej Gocal

Max - ten year old son of hospital cleaner, has been caught trying to steal a patient's wallet. The old pensioner decides not to report the theft, instead asks Max to complete three tasks. Those turn out to be much more challenging than Max would ever expect.

Best Cinematography

Silence

University of Arts, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

11'00
director: Jovana Avramović
screenplay: Jovana Avramović, Dejan Prćić
cinematography: Ana Melentijević

Boris and Anja go to Borises cottage in the mountains. Soon it turns out that they know each other only for one night. In the common walks through the woods, Anja meets Borises passion for hunting and decides to go back to the cabin. During the return she starts thinking about the fackt that she was alone with the stranger trying to cope with the fear she felt.

Best Editing

Lucid

The Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Israel

14'00
written and directed by Or Bendavid
cinematography: Gal Rumbak
editing: Ran Raviv

Tom wakes up on the living room couch three times throughout the night. Each awakening reveals a different facet of the romantic relationship he both had and lost.

SEECS Award

Women, women, women

Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb, Croatia

23:00
written, directed and shot by Nikica Zdunic
editing: Denis Golenja

Three generations of women in separate hair salons have conversations with their hairdressers completely relaxed as if they are not aware of the lens that is observing their every word, gesture and movement. Throughout their conversations we get a glimpse into the world of pampering, topics women talk about during their „beauty sessions“ and the somewhat curious question „how intimate can dialogues be between the hairdressers and their clients.