68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 30 April – 9 May 2022
The Winners of the 24th MuVi Award
Award ceremony: Saturday, 7 May 2022, 10pm CEST, Lichtburg Filmpalast, Elsässer Str. 26, 46045 Oberhausen
Eleven German music video productions were selected from 240 submissions for the 24th MuVi Award of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Two jury prizes and an audience prize worth a total of 3,500 euros were awarded.
Rachel Grace Almeida, music and culture journalist, Germany
Raphael Smarzoch, music editor at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Germany
Karan Suri Talwar, filmmaker, arts enabler and founder at Harkat, Mumbai (India)
worth 2,000 euros, sponsored by the SAE Institute Bochum
Germany 2021, 3'15", colour
Julia’s Crescitelli’s Flourish blurs the lines between what is perceived as grotesque and beautiful. Soundtracked by Lotic’s abrasive, metallic productions in HD, the film portrays body horror within the context of the natural world. Each frame flashes with intention and elicits a very physical response from its viewers, who are watching everyday acts of vanity and nature converge at breakneck speed. It’s a vivid work that finds beauty within ugliness, and ugliness within beauty.
worth 1,000 euros, sponsored by the SAE Institute Bochum
Wann hast du das letzte Mal Blumen betrachtet (Günter Reznicek/Nova Huta)
(When Was the Last Time You Looked at Flowers)
Germany 2022, 2'03", colour
When Was the Last Time You Looked at Flowers is disarming in its simplicity. Mariola Brillowska’s deadpan poetry touches on universal themes of grief, trauma, sexism and everything in between, in a startlingly disassociating tone. When the flower visuals subtly morph into a spider as the narrator’s words turn darker, it’s a perfect depiction of how life – in all its complexity – just happens.
MuVi Audience Award
chosen by online vote on muvipreis.de and worth 500 euros, sponsored by the SAE Institute Bochum
Dr. No (Meese X Hell)
Germany 2021, 3'21", colour
Oberhausen, 7 May 2022
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