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The 28th Minimalen Short Film Festival
January 27 - 31, 2016

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Awards 2016


International Competition

Jury: Richard Raskin (USA, DNK), Hannes Vartiainen (FIN), Arna Marie Bersås (NOR).

  • Best International Film- incl. EUR 1 000 from Minimalen
    ZEPO av César Díaz Meléndez [ESP]

The film tells a meaningful and unpredictable story in a remarkably innovative and skillful manner, and with the breathtaking economy found in the very best short films.

  • Honorable mention
    TIK TAK (TICK TACK) by Ülo Pikkov [EST]

Strikingly precise animation does justice to the hilarious, even bizarre storyline. True craftmanship.

  • Honorable mention
    BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN by Jennifer Reeder [USA]

An intensive dive into the world of teenagers. Skillful, precise writing and brilliant performances by the young actors make this 30-minute story feel like a true short film.

  • Audience Award- incl. EUR 500 from Minimalen
    WE CANT LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS by Konstantin Bronzit [RUS]

 

 

Nordic & Norwegian Competition

Jury: Thom Palmen (NED, SWE, LVA), Stina Wangler (DEU), Jørn Utkilen (NOR).

  • Best Nordic Film - incl. EUR 1 000 from Minimalen
    SMALL TALK by Even Hafnor and Lisa Brooke Hansen [NOR]

A major rule in short filmmaking: Dont have too many characters. This film surprisingly proves an exception. It portrays a large family as a collective rather then a group of individuals. The three generations co-exist but hardly ever connect and their lack of affection is apparent throughout. The film depicts the absurd contrast between the family and the idealized presentation of the city in a magnificent ironic way. The director captures this micro society with sharpness, great understanding and subtle humor.

  • Best Nordic Fiction Film
    SMALL TALK by Even Hafnor and Lisa Brooke Hansen [NOR]

 

  • Best Nordic Art Film
    SEVEN BOATS by Hlynur Pálmason [DNK, ISL]

In one single shot the story, in what seems a simple set up, metaphorically puts the question about our social behavior. The director accurately addresses our tendency to look the other way rather then help the person in need. A Problem that can easily be transferred to more universal issues.

  • Best Nordic Documentary
    MEDITATION ON DARKNESS by Jørgen Johansen [NOR]

An observation in light, a journey through the night in a film than can only truly come to its full right on a large cinema screen. As spectator we can feel an elaborate meditative state of being present.

  • Best Norwegian Film – incl. NOK 5 000 from Minimalen
    BEYOND THE PALE by Line Hatland [NOR]

In successful merge between classical documentary style and narrative filmmaking, the director manages to reveal peoples dark thoughts usually not talked about: The fear of giving in to our urges of the forbidden. The visual style and the optimistic tone go excellently well together with the grim humor behind each individual story.

  • Honorary mention
    KAMELEON (CHAMELEON) by Christina Lande [NOR]

The characters engagement, interaction in the story, the will to experiment and the films visual style all contribute to a fresh and interesting way of filmmaking. With this special mention we would like to encourage the filmmaker to continue working and refining the way to reveal her reality to an audience.

 

The Trondheim kino Award

  • Best Pre-runner
    ANJA – ECHO by Aurora Gossé [NOR]

About the sweetest and most touching elephant we can remember having seen on the big screen since Dumbo. The film examines what it is to stand out from the crowd and to feel left out. The images provide a nice backdrop to a rich musical soundscape, and the story invites to recognition and empathy. In the role of the little girl who realizes she is not like the other children, we find a young talent with great charisma. The ending is poetic, playful and full of hope – and appeals to all ages.

  • Honorable mention
    PROCESS: BREATH by Line K. Johansen [NOR]

A visually stunning, stylized and beautiful love story.

 


One-minute-film Competitions 

One-minute-films YOUNG: Audience Award, 3.000 NOK from Midtnorsk Filmsenter

  • REFLEKS by Vibeke Marstad, Daniel Almås Grønås, Maria Celine Basma, Fredrik Luis Westrum

One-minute-films: Awdience Award, Den Gyldne Saks

  • FRITTGÅENDE by Finn Walther and Jon Vatne

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Award Winners at Minimalen 2016
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Award Winners at Minimalen 2015
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Award Winners at the 26th Minimalen Short Film Festival
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