u-a-c 2013: the winners

here they are: congratulations

The 12. up-and-comingInt. Film Festival Hannover ended on 24. November 2013 with the prize awarding ceremony. The winners of the International Film Makers Award 2013 are:

THE HUNGRY CORPSE, written and directed by Gergely Wootsch (*1985), Great Britain

A hauntingly drawn film with a big heart. The skill and assurance of the director created a surprisingly cinematic tale with excellent voice performances. The Hungry Corpse is a sophisticated piece of work that can be enjoyed by all. Jurys comment

ZAR / THE HEAT, written and directed by Bartosz Kruhlik (*1985), Poland

Well crafted, mature direction, and suspenseful. The audience was taken on a disturbing journey that grasped the shifting power dynamics of victim and aggressor. What seemed like a romantic afternoon turned into a nightmare for a young man. Jurys comment

ZIEGENORT, written and directed by Thomasz Popakul (*1986), Poland

A strange whimsical motion graphic novella with a meandering yet fluid narrative made of inventive moments, shape shifting characters and dense visual surprises. Jurys comment

The jury gave an honorable mention to HENNES SVARTA VINGAR, written and directed by Martin Åhlin (*1991), Sweden

We wanted to give this superbly  produced film an Honourable Mention as it demonstrated special skill and ingenuity in direction. Jurys comment

The members of the international jury: Anand Gandhi (Mumbai), Pimpaka Towira (Bangkok), Gillian Gordon (London).

For the first time the Int. Young Film Makers Award at up-and-coming is endowed with a masterclassfilm for the award winners.

The goal of this prize is to sustain support, care and communication of the award winners after the day of the awarding ceremony. This includes an invitation to a public, international FilmDialog in Hannover and the participation in an international network of young film makers.

The masterclassfilm includes an invitation to a one-week international FilmDialoge in Hannover that will take place in 2014 as a public event. The prize-winning film makers will be presented with their concepts and films. At the same time these young film makers can meet with professional directors and producers of the film business during their stay in Hannover and document their visit with a ‚CITYCLIP Hannover’.

The internationalFilmDialog Hannover intends to strengthen Hannover/Lower Saxony as a forum for the coming generation of film makers and to set impulses for the cultural attractivity and creative entity of the region and state.