The 63rd BRNO16 Short Film Festival ends with an award ceremony – Brno Daily

“Will my parents come to see me? ”, directed by Mo Harawe, won the main prize of the festival. Photo credit: BRNO16.

Brno, Oct. 16 (BD) – Last night, 63rd The BRNO16 International Film Festival awarded prizes to the winning films. The five-member international jury awarded first prize to the short film Will My Parents Come to See Me?, directed by Mo Harawe.

This year’s jury included Charlie Cockey, Cecília Bandeira, Matevž Jerman, Bojana Babić and Simona Constantin. Explaining their decision, the jury called the film “remarkable on every level – with Bressonian austerity it presents the inexorable unfolding of a tragedy that is both contemporary and classic”.

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Along with the main award, they also gave honorable mentions to the films Any Place, Toothless, Sierra, Neon Phantom, Trumpets in the Sky, and Strigov.

The short films in the international competition were also judged by the FAV student jury, which included Kryštof Kočtář, Sára Houzarová, Paulína Longauerová, Viktor Strmiska and Romana Danková. The Hunting Day film award went to its director, screenwriter and cinematographer Alberto Seixas. At less than three minutes, the film was one of the shortest in the competition. The jury described it as “surprisingly charming for its minimalism”, noting that it “deftly combines absurdist humor with the captivating visuals of analog film”.

Within the framework of the competition of creators from the Czech Republic and Slovakia “Czechoslovakia 16”, an international jury of three members composed of Teresa Vieira, Pavel Horáček and Jakub Spevák awarded its prize to the film Sisters directed by Andrea Szelesová. The Audience Award was decided by public vote and went to the film Last Days of Summer, directed by Klaudia Kęska.

“We are very happy that after several years, this year’s festival has taken place without any restrictions and with the presence of creators from all over the world. The participation of guests from our affiliated film festivals was also a success,” said festival director Milan Šimánek.

BRNO16 is organized by TIC BRNO, more precisely by Kino Art and the TIC Gallery.

The festival is organized under the patronage of the mayor of Brno, Markéta Vaňková, with the financial support of the city of Brno, the Czech Film Fund, the Czech Ministry of Culture and the region of South Moravia. Brno Daily is a media partner of the festival.


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