Winning films of the 33 Filmfest Dresden
Prizes Totalling €70,500 Awarded // AIVA and JUST A GUY Double Award Winners // Golden Horseman for A LACK OF CLARITY (Denmark), CRAB (Iran), YALLAH HABIBI (Germany)
This evening, the award winners were announced in the National, International and Regional Competitions at the 33 Filmfest Dresden. A total of nine Golden Horsemen and seven special prizes were scooped up during Filmfest Dresden's official awards ceremony in the Filmtheater Schauburg festival cinema. The juries and audiences chose their favourites from the 72 short films vying in three competition sections.
The Saxon State Minister of Culture and Tourism Promotion Prize, which is endowed with €20,000 and sponsored by the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism, went to the animated film DOOM CRUISE from Hannah Stragholz and Simon Steinhorst. The Golden Horseman Animated Film in the International Competition was awarded to the German-Bulgarian production AIVA from Veneta Androva, which then went on to garner the LUCA – GenderDiversity Film Award as well. In the National Competition, Shoko Hara was awarded the Golden Horseman Animated Film for JUST A GUY. The film was also the winner of the Golden Horseman Sound Design. The Golden Horseman of the Audience in the National Competition went to YALLAH HABIBI from Mahnas Sarwari. In the International Competition, the audience decided to award their Golden Horseman to KHARCHANG (CRAB) from Shiva Sadegh Asad. In addition to this, she also received a special mention from the Youth Jury. In the Regional Competition, the audience chose the short documentary KEEP SHIFTIN' from Verena Wagner as their favourite.
The two new awards went to MEX AND THE ANIMALS by Elisa Gleize from Canada ("fully political" Short Film Award from the Saxon State Centre for Political Education) and PLAY SCHENGEN by Gunhild Enger from Norway (Dresden Short Film Award of the German Film Critics Association).