There’s a new generation of authors continuing to grow in Northern Europe (Lukas Moodysson, Christoffer Boe, Dagur Kari), following in the footsteps of the famous Dogma maestros like Lars von Trier, Vintenberg and Lone Scherfig. At least this is the impression given at the 18th edition of the European Festival of Short Films in Brest, where the Grand Prize was given to the Norwegian film Redd Barna by Terje Rangnes. The award for the best medium length film also went to another Nordic representative, the Danish director Christian Bjarke Dyekjaer for John og Mia, while the European Grand Prize was jointly won by Anolit by the Norwegian director, Stefan Faldbakken, and the work by the Spanish filmmaker, Aitzol Aramaio, Terminal.
The Grand Jury Prize was awarded to the Slovakian, Stefan Arsenijevic for A Torzija and there was a Special Mention for the French director Guy Mazarguil’s Façade. The “cocotte-minute” section for films less than 6 minutes long, the jury gave prizes to the British directors Edward Boase and James Walker for their One Small leap, while the public chosen to award Revolucion by the Spanish director, Martin Rosete.
(Translated from French)
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