Winner of the International Feature Film Competition: PRESENT. PERFECT, by Chinese director Shengze Zhu.
„The immediacy and relevance of the title of this film reveals the complexity of the phenomenon of live-streaming as a social practice. Its commitment to show marginalised lives with respect and humour provides a space for unheard voices. The research and presentation of these live-streaming ‘anchors’ discloses the importance and value of on-line communities.“
A Special (Honorable) Mention goes to: THE THIRD WIFE, directed by Ash Mayfair
„The film displays sensitive and sensual camerawork that holds the characters in their constrained place. It uses subtle visual metaphors to emphasise their state of confinement. The exquisite mis-en-scene tells much about the characters’ lives, that are acted with immense restraint by the ensemble cast of women.“
„In the light of Split Film festival’s artistic view, we have chosen “One of Many” as this year’s festival shorts competition winner.
‘One of all, and still the only one’,
Even though very simple in its basis, the film does not diminish the complexity of its poetic and unique style.
Its organic flow gives a feeling of a piece of art which has a life of its own, constantly questioning one’s own space in the universe, a recurrent reflection on identity.“
„Roberto Barbery’s brave short film is an intense and authentic piece with outstanding acting performances. A film which is very much alive, punctuated by its bleak cinematography and radical soundtrack. The image completes itself by the rich narrative with great attention to detail. A superb direction debut.“
NAGRADA IVAN MARTINAC
Nagrada Ivan Martinac ove godine se dodjeljuje kratkom eksperimentalnom filmu „CORPUS“ Petre Pavetić Kranjčec koji s krajnjim povjerenjem u specifične izražajne mogućnosti medija pokretnih slika odašilje željenu estetiku. Premošćujući vrijeme ukazuje na snagu čistoće medijskog izraza koji i danas snažno djeluje krčeći put prema mogućnostima nadolazeće budućnosti svih oblika vizualne komunikacije.