Clownery – Best Experimental Feature & Best Editing Award (Russian Federation)
Tragic comedy of the absurd, based on the works of Daniel Kharms (1905-1942). Trying to recreate the realities of the 30s, at which the bloom of Kharms began to flourish, the director reproduces the style of filming, the acting of that time and introduces an “aged” sound into the picture. Thus, he manages to achieve maximum authenticity of the sound of the author’s text and help the viewer to plunge into the atmosphere in which the classic of the absurd lived and worked. This is the world of illusions, hints and associations, reflecting the stream of consciousness of the creator living in an era of silence. This era in a paradoxical way reminds of today’s Russia. Various works of Daniil Kharms are filigreely connected into a single whole by means of a certain character dressed in a sailor’s jacket, who roams from “incident” to “occasion”, falling into various stories and leaving unharmed from the most improbable situations. The character is a sweet embodiment of a revolutionary sailor in stock, which filled Russian society in the early 1930s. He is quite a good-natured “lumpen”, not devoid of the features of his class: arrogance, perversity, impudence and arrogance. In the film, the works of Harms were filmed: “Interference”, “Victory of Myshyn”, “Grigoriev and Semyonov”, etc.
NEWS FROM FUKUSHIMA – Best Documentary Feature Award (Japan)
The nuclear disaster in Fukushima set off three meltdowns. This film documents a theater piece, performed in San Francisco last year, by a multicultural cast, bringing together poetry, dance and music to explore the ideas of human error and suffering juxtaposed to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
I Miss My baby Girl – Best Music Video (United States)
When my girlfriend had a miscarriage at 8 months I was lost and did not know what to say or do. She went into a deep depression. This song is about me as a MAN not being able to understand from the mother’s point of view of what she and MILLIONS have went through since the beginning of time. BUT in this song I’m speaking from the father point of view
Indian Short Film Category
Animation Short Film Category
The Very Special Day – Best Animation Award
“The Very Special Day” is a stop motion animation short by Hayatto of a children’s story written and read by Yuri Kageyama. A birthday is very special for any little boy. And a little boy is very special for any parent. This is an everyday but very special story about the trials and joys of growing up in an imperfect world. With music by Kouzan Kikuchi, Hiroshi Tokieda, Ryan Carter and Isaku Kageyama.
International Short Film Category