The winners of 16th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF

2/08/16
Dark Beast dir. Felipe Guerrero
EFA Honours Jean-Claude Carrière

The winners of the 16th T-Mobile New Horizons International Festivals received their awards at a gala event at the New Horizons Cinema. Films competed in five different competitions this year: the New Horizons International Competition, the Films on Art International Competition, the Polish Short Films Competition, the European Short Films Competition, and the Zoom Competition.

The winners of the 16th T-Mobile New Horizons International Festivals received their awards at a gala event at the New Horizons Cinema. Films competed in five different competitions this year: the New Horizons International Competition, the Films on Art International Competition, the Polish Short Films Competition, the European Short Films Competition, and the Zoom Competition.

From among the 10 films in the New Horizons International Competition, the jury, consisting of Mania Akbari, Gust Van den Berghe, Adrian Sitaru, Magnus von Horn, and Sandrine Marques, awarded the Grand Prix and 20,000 Euros to In The Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina, Egypt, Germany, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, 2016), directed by Tamer El Said.

Film critics affiliated with the International Federation of Film Critics awarded the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize to Felipe Guerrero for his film Dark Beast (Oscuro Animal, Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Greece, 2016). The members of the FIPRESCI jury were Margarite Chapatte, Dejan Petrovic, and Anna Osmólska-Mętrak.

The Audience Award went to All These Sleepless Nights (Poland, United Kingdom, 2016), directed by Michał Marczak. The runner-up was Piotr Dumała's Ederly (Poland, 2015), while Felipe Guerrero's Dark Beast (Oscuro Animal, Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Greece 2016) took third prize.

The jury for the Films on Art International Competition, which consisted of Mads Mikkelsen, Kirill Sorokin, Crystal Moselle, Francesco Clerici, and Agnieszka Zwiefka, awarded 10,000 euros to Jumana Manna for A Magical Substance Flows Into Me (Palestine, 2015).

The jury also singled out the film Muito romântico (Germany, Brazil, 2016), directed by Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn.

In the Polish Short Films Competition, which was sponsored by the Festival's main partner T-Mobile Poland, the first prize and 10,000 PLN were awarded to Emi Buchwald for Education (Nauka, Poland, 2016). Second prize went to Natalia Siwicka for her film 16.03 (Poland, 2016), while the third prize was awarded to Zofia Kowalewska for Close Ties (Więzi, Poland, 2016). The winners were chosen by an international jury that included Juan Daniel F. Molero, Kim Yutani, and Edvinas Pukšt.

In the European Short Films Competition, the first prize was shared byWith All Our Cameras (Spain, Hungary, 2016), by Miguel López Beraza, and Kwassa Kwassa (Denmark, Vietnam, 2015), a joint project by Tuan Andrew Nguyen and the Danish collective Superflex. In addition, the makers of these films also received a London Film Academy Award, a special prize in the form of an all-expenses-paid trip to the prestigious school. Second prize went to the film I Don't Think I Can See an Island (France 2016), by Emmanuel Lefrant and Christopher Becks. Third prize was awarded to Takashi Makino for the film Cinéma Concret(Japan, Netherlands, 2015). The winners were chosen by a jury that included Łukasz Ronduda, as well as Annamaria Marten and Roberto Taroni from the Flatform collective.

In the Zoom Competition-for filmmakers and visual artists from Wroclaw and Lower Silesia-the award for the best film, as well as a 10,000 PLN prize, went to Marcin Lesisz for Goran the Camel Man (Poland, Georgia, 2016). The winner of the best video clip was Limbs of Sun by Jaqueline Sobiszewski and Krzysztof Skonieczny (Poland, 2016). A special prize in the form of a scholarship funded by Wroclaw European Capital of Culture 2016 was awarded to Maciej Gryzełko for his music video Tu Do (Poland, 2015). The winners were chosen by a jury made up of Paweł Ferdek, Katarzyna Wilk, and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz.

new horizons international competition

Grand Prix:

Akher ayam el madina / In the Last Days of the City, dir. Tamer El Said, Egypt, Germany, UK, United Arab Emirates 2016, 118'

FIPRESCI Prize:

Oscuro animal / Dark Beast, dir. Felipe Guerrero, Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Greece 2016, 107'

Audience Award:

All These Sleepless Nights, dir. Michał Marczak, Poland, UK 2016, 100'

films on art international competition

Main Prize:

A Magical Substance Flows Into Me, dir. Jumana Manna, Palestine 2015, 68'

Special Mention:

Muito romântico, dir. Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn, Germany, Brazil 2016, 72'

european short films competition

III prize:

Cinéma Concret, dir. Makino Takashi, Japan, Netherlands 2015, 24'

II prize:

I don't think I can see an Island, dir. Emmanuel Lefrant, Christopher Becks, France 2016, 4'

I prize (ex aequo):

Kwassa Kwassa, dir. Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Superflex, Denmark, Vietnam 2015, 19'

I prize (ex aequo):

With All Our Cameras, dir. Miguel López Beraza, Spain, Hungary 2016, 27'

polish short films competition

III prize:

Close Ties, dir. Zofia Kowalewska, Poland 2016, 18'

II prize:

16.03, dir. Natalia Siwicka, Poland 2016, 16'

I prize:

Education, dir. Emi Buchwald, Poland 2016, 19'

zoom competition

The Best Videoclip:

Limbs of Sun, reż. Krzysztof Skonieczny, Jacqueline Sobiszewski, Poland 2016, 10'

The Best Film:

Goran The Camel Man, reż. Marcin Lesisz, Poland, Georgia 2016, 17'

Special Prize:

Tu Do / Asia Mina, reż. Maciej Gryzełko, Poland 2015, 4'


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