WINNERS IV EDITION 2015

VIDEOMAKER CATEGORY

GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD
BEST SHORT FILM (ex aequo)

FERDINAND KNAPP
by Andrea Baldini

“Ferdinand Knapp had the courage of a powerful story and the visionary look which recalls Polanski in his early short films. The purity of black and white along with the rigorous and baroque direction, dive us a powerful work that makes an impression.”

GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD
BEST SHORT FILM (ex aequo)

A SERIOUS COMEDY
by Lander Camarero

“The civic sense of a cultural worker should also be to worry about what it’s conveyed to a community. It is precisely for this reason that the work of Lander Camarero is remarkable in many technical and artistic ways. This is confirmed by the fact that the short film, besides telling of a foreign country, unknown to the director, manages to combine light humor and the dramatic tension of a people who, like everyone on earth, should be entitled to intelligently laugh even if it persists in their genetic, a kind of self-deprivation of enjoying the lightness of existence. A Serious Comedy then, as only great cinema can do, is beyond value, instilling, in a cultural tool, the ability to generate never trivial emotions.”

SILVER CAMERA AWARD
PEOPLE’S CHOICE

NUVOLA
by Giulio Mastromauro

SPECIAL MENTIONS

VIDEOMAKER FILM FESTIVAL PLATE
BEST ACTOR

DOMINIQUE PINON
by Ferdinand Knapp

“Interpreting madness is the most difficult thing for an actor. Dominique Pinon succeeds, without resorting to technical or job, but finding a personal key that sometimes makes us forget that we are watching a fiction.”

VIDEOMAKER FILM FESTIVAL PLATE
BEST ACTRESS

LAURA SCHETTINO
by L’Ultima Partenza

“Laura Schettino is a revelation. Harsh, strong but also fragile, she gives dramatic depth and power, to a role that otherwise would have been secondary. Thanks to her authentic interpretation that mom becomes the mother of us all.”

TARGA VIDEOMAKER FILM FESTIVAL
MENZIONE TECNICA

LA VALIGIA
by Pier Paolo Paganelli

“La Valigia is a little gem that combines a strong story with a simple and lyrical language, thanks to a moving protagonist to whom is easy to become attached. The technical performance in stop motion, little used in Italy, puts him on an international level.”

SCHOOL CATEGORY

GOLDEN CAMERA
BEST SHORT FILM

DALLA CIMA DEL GRATTACIELO
by Federico La Rosa

“For having spoken of the topic of adolescence: inescapable growth period, difficult and at the same time capable of unleashing unique emotions and of rare beauty. A short film that highlights the excesses of this life period, first loves and the difficult relationship between parents and children, all told clearly and directly. A narration that allows anyone, teenager or adult that is, to identify himself with the characters and events in which they live.”

“SOTTO LO STESSO CIELO”
out of competition section in collaboration with CPM Film Festival of Minsk

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
BEST SHORT FILM

FOCUS
by Maria Matusevich