BODDINALE AWARDS 2017

 

BEST FEATURE 

ZWEI SOLDATEN

by Paul Hoffmann

 

The Jury says:
"With footsteps in the sand, Zwei Soldaten charts an uneasy path from safety to danger and back again, from the known to the unknown, from childhood to death to beyond death. Pausing during the voyage, in darkness its two central characters sit back-to-back, not seeing each other, attempting to pierce their solitude for shared experience as they strain to communicate. Their continuing struggle to repair a two-way radio likewise speaks to the greater need to reach beyond isolation. A delicate feather, divorced from its owner, takes on a life of its own seen against the harder reality of a gun designed to end life. A dead plant in the sand hints at life. This film manages to capture both the intimate and the vast in direct and stunning context with each other. Its rich exploration of the lines between people, between struggles without and within, straining like its characters to find one moment that might lend satisfaction, even meaning, to it all, gives this film a power that now earns Zwei Soldaten the Grand Prix of the 5th annual Boddianale film festival. The jury, the Festival organizers, and the audience here congratulate the film makers."
  

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

VALENTINA

by 

Maximilian Feldmann

 

 BEST SHORT

THE WIND

by 

Johan Planefeldt

The Jury says:

"Its daring and poetic use of the filmic medium is impressive - and it is compelling how the director creates a powerful audiovisual experience, which I believe is one of the crucial characteristics and marks the experimental potential of the short film format. The film does more than just tell a story: it examines the relation between the body and the mind, whilst being provocative in an almost distressing and yet beautiful manner. 

 
Working with striking images and a strong sound scape, it successfully addresses the power of the physical body, exploring how it can be used as a gateway to access our most inner lanscapes. This is an important subject that needs to be raised in our externally oriented society - and, furthermore, raises questions about healing, responsibility, sensibility... in relation to one's self as well as to others.
 
The film takes you on an intense ride of being human, in a way that is partially almost unbearable to keep watching, and through this becomes meaningfully challenging, leaving you exhausted, disturbed and touched... in due respect to the journey into the abyss of the psyche. Thank you for this film - and congratulations, Johan!"

 

 

BEST MUSIC/ANIMATION

HAINBACH - MIASMATIC

by 

Nani Gutierrez

 

BEST MUSIC/ANIMATION

GELBART - THE BIG SLEEP

by 

Adi Gelbart

 

COMMUNITY AWARD

YALLA KHARTOUM

by 

Andreas Lamoth & Frederic Leitzke

 

LOOPHOLE AWARD

KEINER FINDET SICH ORANGENSAFT

by 

Hannah Schopf