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11th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

Octobre 10th - 20th 2013
Cité Universitaire
Bd. Jourdan, 75014 Paris

Résidence Lucien Paye
Maison du Portugal
Maison de l'Italie

Maison Heinrich Heine
College de l'Espagne
Maison du Japon
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The Awards of the Student Jury
Section Short Films


Day: Tuesday October 15th / Time: 9 pm
Place : Résidence Lucien Payé at the Cité Universitaire / Paris

The Main Award


Jury Declaration
The film offers a very cinematographic storytelling, an editing
very sensitive to the story. The treatment of time is coherent
to the action. You do not loose feelings and thoughts. The acting
is very clever and the film tells the life of the main character in
a profound way. The camera is very sensitive to the psychology
of the movie.

Sebastian Mez
2012 | 0:25:40

Driven by dolor, a man returns to Sao Paulo after living for years in the desolate countryside. The big city, a place he had left long ago and that he now hopes will help him forget his current pain and find something to make life worth living again. It is the effort of a man desperate to kill off an increasing sense of inner emptiness, and to render life fulfilling once again.

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The Signs Award

The Blazing World

Jury Declaration
The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important
subject in an original and convincing way.

A film that has an aesthetics that explains the mania of people
to stole. It creates a psychological panorama of this sickness,
related to all the movements and expressions of peoples life
style and perceptions.


Jessica Bardsley
2013 / 0:19:00

A troubling relationship arises between the character played by Winona Ryder in the film Girl, Interrupted, the genuine depression experienced by the actress, and the shoplifting of which she was accused. Consisting entirely of clips stolen from existing films, this video essay, which ultimately turns out to be profoundly personal, explores possible links between depression and kleptomania.



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The Night Award

Simpler Life (Et enklere liv)

Jury Declaration
The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguit
and complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and
subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving.

The missing communication in our day is shown in a very
coherent way.

Gunhild Enger
2013 / 0:15:00

Ing-Marie and Carl are fully occupied. She exercises, he looks after the garden. They surround themselves with devices to simplify their lives, which just makes things even more complicated. The sun is shining, the machines are running, and Carl and Ing-Marie have stopped comunicating.


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Special Mention for Acting

Lisa, Go Home
Jury Declaration
Very concrete acting with naturalism ans sensitivity!
Best actrice of the festival: Liza Juchnevic in the role of Liza !


Oksana Buraja
Lituania, Estonia
2012 | 0:27:00

Lisa has to smile and be happy on command; she also has to stop crying when necessary. Consequently, she often escapes from her mother’s home, where she doesn’t feel good. Acquaintances gather there for wild parties, where lots of cigarettes are smoked and alcohol is consumed. Little Lisa dreams of disappearing to a place she will feel good. This Estonian-Lithuanian documentary by director Oksana Buraja follows Lisa’s plight in beautifully stylised images that depict the contrast between a world of childhood innocence and the harsh environment in which Lisa is growing up.


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Special Mention for Editing


Jury Declaration
A real time story telling about the the tensions in Afghanistan,
in a tense and emotional way up to the end. A tuthfull treatment
of the story's subject!

Marcin Kaminski
2012 / 0:16:00

The ninth contingent of the Polish Military force in Afghanistan arrived in 2012. A Polish sapperis killed during routine patrol and the news quickly spread to the Polish base. How will the soldiers react to the terrible news? Will it be possible to hold back the rising tide of violence? A penetrating observation of war’s reality and the day-to-day lives of all the actors on that stage, including all hapless innocents.



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