MuVi Award Winner
1st Prize endowed with 2.000 Euro
Second Chance Man (Tindersticks)
Germany / France 2016, 4'20''
An un-nostalgic use of found footage, this film does not employ overused imagery yet still manages to be iconic. The video is subtle, beautiful and sympathetic to the song that it accompanies. This is a film that quietly demands repeat viewings – on our second watch we knew that Second Chance Man, which gives a second life to archive footage, heartily deserves first prize in this competition.
2nd Prize endowed with 1.000 Euro
I Want U (DJ Hell)
Germany 2016, 4'06''
This is a fine collaboration that elevates both DJ Hell’s music and Tom of Finland’s imagery to a new shared plateau. Fun and intelligent about its graphic nature, I Want U sets a concept and confidently sees it through. Keeping things simple, the film is nevertheless not repetitive, making use of variations in the music to propel the imagery. Referencing the history of the music video form, this is an original take on a much-loved part of the subversive canon.
© Zeljko Vidovic
feel nothing / 15 – 15 (Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland)
Germany 2017, 4'48''
For its excellent craft and emotional acuity, for working with the music and creating something original.