The jury – Hinemoana Baker, Doris Hepp and Delphine Maury – awarded the following prizes:
ZEBRA Award for the Best Poetry Film, sponsored by the Haus für Poesie:
DUE TO LEGAL REASONS THIS FILM IS CALLED BREAKING BERT
R·D: Anne Isensee
G·P: Wer zu Hause bleibt
D·P: Bertolt Brecht
"A wonderfully contemporary take on the theatre and theory of Brecht, utterly relevant to our world today. The film is also very funny and self-deprecating, it made us laugh out loud. We all got very involved in the street accident scene that the character deliberately tries to ignore. The animation, acting and scripting are all so efficient and elegant – nothing wasted, nothing overdone. In the end we are asked to take some kind of action ourselves, and the final repetition of ‘must’ rightly hands us back the responsibility."
GET A LIFE
R·D: Paul Bogaert, Jan Peeters
G·P: Is het dat wat we willen?
D·P: Paul Bogaert
Goethe Film Award – Cultures of Equality, sponsored by the Goethe-Institute:
R·D: Nausheen Javed
G·P: Them people
D·P: Nausheen Javed
"A powerful and perfectly paced vignette about force-feeding: of attitudes, opinions and prejudices. The sound design is especially noteable in this film – especially the way the very minimal but impactful text is delivered in the voiceover. The film-maker uses this unique animation style (is it painting on glass?) with such skill that each character, as well as being themselves, somehow also comes to represent their archetype. A very strong choice to include the perspective of a child on the values of the adults around them."
R·D: Rosemary Baker
D·P: Lisa Luxx
Ritter Sport Film Award, sponsored by the Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG.:
R·D: Anthem Jackson
G·P: Colour Study
D·P: Chelene Knight, Charles Demers, Shazia Hafiz Ramji
"Such a synaesthetic experience, this beautiful poetry film which spoke as much to our senses as to our minds and hearts. Superb writing and just the right balance of unembellished delivery against the very rich tapestry of visual images. Fantastic collaborative work from this diverse collective. A triumph of poetic prose with the rainbow hidden in the narrative."
“ER CÒLLERA MÒRIBBUS” CONVERSAZIONE ALL’OSTERIA DI PIAZZA DELLA GENSOLA
R·D: Katia Franco, Matteo De Laurentiis
G·P: Er còllera mòribbus
D·P: Gioacchino Belli
Award for the Best Film for Tolerance, sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office:
透明な私 TRANSPARENT, I AM.
R·D: Yuri Muraoka
G·P: Transparent, I am.
D·P: Yuri Muraoka
"A courageous, complex, lucid dream of a film which moves between dense fragments at a pace which enables viewers to fully metabolise the relationship between the visuals and the text. An extraordinary testimony to a life lived as a mother with schizophrenia, who has given us a chance to meet her on her own terms in this intimate, poetry portrait. Particularly striking was the use of the facemask as a projection surface."
ZEBRINO AWARD: ICHSOERSO
R·D: Kinder der 5b der Puschkinschule Angermünde
D·P: Arne Rautenberg