Award for the best feature film was chosen by an international jury and get it drama Forever Virgin (Vergine Giura). The best short film was selected by a student jury and award went to 9:55-11:00, Ingrid Ekman, flat Bergsgatan 4B. Both films visitors could see again in Thursday November 12th from 8:30pm in big screening hall in cinema Svetozor.
The film debut by Italian Laura Bispuri about an Albanian woman who becomes a man according to local customs and gives up physical intrigued the jury, because “it offers an unusual, yet complex view on transgender experience and sexuality, on realization of one's personality, on the necessary escape from the social pressure of a strongly patriarchal community, on the courage to live one's own life.”
Besides feature film, visitors could also see 44 short films in seven programmes. The best ones were selected by a student jury, consisting of the Iranian theatre director and actress Azadeh Mohammadi, and FAMU students Lucie Palkoskova and Simon Holy. The prize for the best short film was awarded to Swedish 9:55-11:00, Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B. “It is a true piece of art that touches upon various topics: sexuality in older age, loneliness, the struggle for love and young people’s disillusionment,” says the jury. “Cristine Berglund and Sophie Vukovic's script does not necessarily push the audience to feel overtly exaggerated emotions. It carries dramatic tension throughout the narrative... The jury felt this movie sends an important message: the right to love someone is undeniable at any age.”