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Saarbrucken

The 16th International Festival
Signes de Nuit
in Urbino
Italy

April 11 - 14, 2018

 
Coleggio Raffaello
Palazzo Ducale
 
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AWARD CELEBRATION

Short Film Competition

Saturday 14, April
Sala Convegni / Palazzo Ducale
Urbino / Italy

 

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Short film Competition

Main Award


CIRCLE
Jayisha Patel

  

Circle

 


CIRCLE
Jayisha Patel

Great Britain, India, Kanada
2017 | 0:13:00

Present-day India. Three men sit at the edge of a field smoking. A woman is crouched in the field working. Another is cleaning the floor in the house. Two young women are shucking peas. One of them tells her sister about her rape and who she blames. Itís her own grandmotherís fault. The fire blazes away out in the field. In dense situations and images, documentary filmmaker Jayisha Patel follows the women of this house on the villageís edge. She provides a glimpse into the cycle of violence, an insight that is directly connected to the women who experience sexual violence first hand. The daughter is to be married off, all of the details are already worked out. Will there be any escape from this cycle? The daughter speaks. She can name what happened to her. It could be a sort of beginning.


Jury Statement :
For the ability to portray a painful story in a mild tone, where the bodies are bound within an absolutely coherent filmic form.

Director Statement :
'I would like to thank the judges for the award and for the festival for giving a film with such a delicate subject matter space for audience engagement.

 

 

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Short Film Competition

Signs Award


DISCO OBU
Anand Kishore
 The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject o in an original, convincing and surprising way.



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DISCO OBU
Anand Kishore

India
2017 | 0:20:00

A journalist captures a day in the life of a former child actor turned autorickshaw driver. Over the course of the day their relationship is tested.



Jury Statement :
For the ability to address the limits of a documentary, when the clichť take precedence over reality.
 

 

 
Special mention Signs Awards

A Short Film about Education
Un Cortometraje sobre la educación
SebastiŠn Arancibia

A Short Film about Education

 


A Short Film about Education
Un Cortometraje sobre la educación
Sebastián Arancibia

Chile
2017 | 0:18:00


Jorge is a fifty-year-old math teacher who is hired at a school with serious bullying issues. His feeling of powerlessness will lead to his own morals being corrupted.


Jury Statement :


Jury Statement :
For the ability to present the interweaving of multiple and complex problems in an effective and controlled manner.
 

 

 

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Short Film Competition

Night Award


WITH TREES
Lasse Holdhus

 The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity characterized by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving. 



WITH TREES

 


WITH TREES
Waldgeist
Lasse Holdhus

Norway
2017 | 0:12:005

From a playground opposite a dark, mystical forest, a young girl peers between the trees in search of the spirit of her recently deceased mother. Feeling a sudden force of attraction, she wanders out alone hoping to find solace.


Jury Statement :
For the director's ability to penetrate within a glance, and thus to adhere to the place.

 

 

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Short Film Competition

Edward Snowden Award


FIFO
Sacha Ferbus

 The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensitive, (mostly) unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.



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FIFO
Sacha Ferbus

Belgium
2017 | 12:45

First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed. When going to the bins in the basement, Stephan will have to face those who could still benefit from them, but who are excluded by the system. He will also have to confront who he was before getting a job.


Jury Statement :
Because it touches on a theme that is silently present in everyday reality, bringing into play the human relationships of solidarity and conflict.

 

 

 

 
Special Mention

LAST RESPECT
Reut Dagbar Agami


LAST RESPECT

 


LAST RESPECT
Reut Dagbar Agami

Israel
2017 | 0:25:11

A long wait in the emergency room leads to a charged meeting between a sick father and his daughter, a meeting that forces them to deal with their relationship.


Jury Statement :
For the interpretation of the role of the protagonist, by Dafna Kohane, able to modulate the recitation, without falling into interpretive stereotypes.

 

 

 
Special Mention

EVERYTHING IS FAR AWAY
Emanuel P‚rvu

EVERYTHING IS FAR AWAY

 


EVERYTHING IS FAR AWAY
Emanuel Pârvu

Romania
2018 | 0:15:00


A 40th birthday surprise visit from mum. A compassionate story about 20 family ties, the desire to get close and the (valid) reasons to stay away. Rotterdam / B / sceening file kommt / für Berlin ok, für Urbino noch anfordern 


Jury Statement :
for the capacity of treating the problem of intra-familial communication through well-defined characters.

 

 


 

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