17th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts Opens the Call for Film Submissions in 2014
The 17th Ismailia International Film Festival for documentaries and Shorts Official Competitions Awards

Animation Film Competitions Awards

The jury has granted a Special Mention to the Argentinean film Father by Santiago Bou Grasso for the powerful emotional impact of the film. For its unrivaled stylish and entertaining qualities, the Jury prize went to The High High Heels by Christer Lindström. Whereas, the Best film award (The Golden Tablet) was granted to The Kiosk by Anete Melece, from Switzerland, for its charm, humor and skillful execution

The Short Fiction Films competition Awards

a Special Mention has been granted to Little Secret by Martin Krejci for its poignant commentary on the distorting power of the media and the magnificent performance of its central character. While, Dina Abdelsalam's Rest in Peace received a the Jury Prize for its mesmerizing performances and stunning writing. For its insightful and disturbing portrayal of sexual abuse and its powerful performance, the Best Short Fiction award (The Golden Tablet) in Short Fiction Competition was granted to the Polish film Flora and Fauna by Piotr Litwin.

The Short Documentary Films competition Awards

a Special Mention for the Turkish film, Pure State of the Soul by Uğur Egemen İres. For celebrating the European music in a cheerful, creative and spontaneous style, Asier Altuna’s Zela Trovke received the Jury Prize in the Short Documentary Film Competition. The Best Short Documentary Film Prize (Golden Tablet) was granted to the polish film Joanna by Aneta Kopacz in recognition of the film's subtle treatment of a personal tragedy and the sensitivity of capturing a moment of crisis.

The Long Documentary Films competition Awards

The jury gave a Special Mention to Göran Hugo Olsson’s Concerning Violence for shedding light on one of the most important issues of the 21st century.

Brilliantly combining personal cinema and a poetic language to tackle a polarized political dispute, Mais Darwazah received the Jury Prize for her long documentary My Love Awaits me by the Sea

The Best Long Documentary film Prize (The Golden Tablet) went to Ahmed Nour’s Waves for its balanced handling of the intersection of the personal and political.

The Golden Tablet is amounted to $ 3000 and it is awarded to the director of the best film in each section, whreas the Jury Prize is amounted to $ 2000.

Unofficial Competitions Awards

The Egyptian Animation Society Award

The Best Animation award to Santiago Bou Grasso’s Father (Argentina – France) for it brilliantly mastered using the Stop Motion techniques-animation and tempo throughout the film. In addition, the film's idea and sound effects quality were very remarkable. The jury also presented certificates of appreciation to Alexandra Hetmerova’s Mythopolis (Czech Republic) and Ahmed Hano’s Alone (Egypt).

Garaad Production Grant

The $ 3000 Garaad Production Grant, which is awarded to an Egyptian director participating in the Short Films competition to fund his upcoming film project, was granted to Ahmed El Ghoneimy for his film The Cave, after a heated competition against 4 Egyptian films.

The Egyptian Film Critic Association Award

unanimously decided to give Best Film award to the long documentary, Grazing the Sky (Portugal – Mexico) by Horacio Alcala. The film successfully delves deep in the deepest feelings of its characters in an eloquent cinematic language and masterful techniques.

Appropriate Communications Center for Development (ACT) Award

After watching 15 films tackling the issues of women, Appropriate Communications Center for Development (ACT) jury decided to grant the award $1000 grant of the Best Women's film Om Amira by Naji Ismaila. The Jury also gave a special mention for Turkish Hassan serin’s short Agri and the Mountain.
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