FFDD23: All award-winning films
This Saturday evening, the award winners in the National, International and Central German Competitions of the 35 Filmfest Dresden were announced. At the official awards ceremony in the Filmtheater Schauberg festival cinema, a total of 10 Golden Horsemen and six special prizes worth €72,000 were awarded. The juries and the audiences chose their favourites from the 64 short films screened in the three competition sections.
The Saxon Film Promotion Prize, which is endowed with €20,000 and sponsored by the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism, went to NEZOON for LAKE OF FIRE. Jorge Cadena was delighted to be a double winner: his work FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO (Switzerland/Columbia) garnered both the “fully political” – Short Film Award for Democratic Culture, as well as the Youth Jury Golden Horseman in the International Competition.
The Golden Horseman Best Short Film in the National Competition went to MOTHER PRAYS ALL DAY LONG from Hoda Taheri, who also went on to receive a special mention from the Jury of the “fully political” – Short Film Award for Democratic Culture.
In the International Competition, the Czech-Slovak co-production ASTERÍON from Francesco Montagner was awarded the Golden Horseman Best Short Film, in addition to receiving a special mention from the Youth Jury.
The Golden Horseman of the Audience in the National Competition went to MODDERGAT (MUDHOLE) from Job Antoni Schellekens. In the International Competition, the audience awarded the French production ÉCORCHÉE (SKINNED) from Joachim Hérissé.
The new Central German Competition Jury Award was garnered by Mona Keil for her animated work JUICE.
THE LAND OF MILK & HONEY from Isabelle Nouzhas (Belgium 2022) went on to win the ARTE Short Film Prize.