68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 30 April – 9 May 2022
Award Winners of the German Competition
Award ceremony: Monday, 9 May 2022, 7.30 pm CEST, Lichtburg Filmpalast, Elsässer Str. 26, 46045 Oberhausen
Members of the Jury:
Laurentia Genske (Germany), Julia Grosse (Germany), Markus Hannebauer (Germany)
Prize of the German Competition
worth 4,000 euros
Romania/Germany, 2022, 24', colour/black and white
Alexandra Gulea’s film ŃEALE AZBUIRĂTOARE interweaves visual and acoustic material in a multi-layered tale about a nomadic minority who are a pawn in the hands of the powers surrounding them. Visually powerful, superimposing historical and contemporary material, the work guides the viewers through individual fates without dictating any specific interpretation.
3sat Emerging Talent Prize
worth 2,500 euros
In addition the award includes a buying option on the awarded work to be broadcast on 3sat.
Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Natalia Escobar
Germany/Colombia 2022, 30', colour
Using a highly symbolic and visually condensed approach, Simon(e) Jaikiruma Paetau and Natalia Escobar deliver a moving portrait of the lives of trans women of the indigenous Embera community. Their hopes and dreams are expressed in a mixture of staged images and documentary observation.
Muss ja nicht sein, dass es heute ist
(It Doesn’t Have to Be Today)
Germany 2021, 7'45", colour
To the point, funny and authentic, Sophia Groening depicts the realities of the lives of young adults in Cologne Finkenberg, evading all stereotypes.
Oberhausen, 9 May 2022
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