AWARD NOMINATIONS 2021

BEST STUDENT PRODUCTION COMPETITION

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August

Dir. Gaute Rørvik Rosslund

19' • Norway • 2020

August does not get the attention he deserves. His younger brother Emil has a condition, and their parents devote most of their time to him. Suddenly, Emil becomes much worse and needs to go to the hospital. Meanwhile, August is taken care of by neighbors Helge and Maren. There, he experiences the recognition he always wanted. However, when he discovers that his immoral actions are ignored, he finds himself stuck in an identity crisis.

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Ecolove

Dir. Dmitry Grigoriev

23' • Russian Federation • 2019

Lisa, who lives a fully zero-wasted life on her own, meets a guy, who pays interest in her. Suddenly her eco-freaking starts to freak him out.

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Between Mountains and Mermaids

Dir. Bo Clausen

10' • Germany • 2020

Surrounded by majestic landscapes, freediver Tolga Taskin plunges into the depths of the frozen lake Weissensee, in order to reach his goal of breaking a world record.

** SCREENING SELECTION 2021**

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QingYi River

Dir. Sun Hongbo

27' • China • 2019

Under the background of the time when the country is at the stage of rapid development and great change,a middle aged female taxi driver is facing a hug family crisis, what choice will she make?

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diminuendo

Dir. Henrike Lendowski

3' • United States • 2020

Diminuendo visualizes the detrimental effects plastic waste has on marine life and the environment from an emotional point of view. Through visual metaphors, the viewer is guided through sceneries that get more and more covered by plastic. To emphasize the contrast between the natural world and the plastic world, the animation is done entirely with ink on paper, except for the plastic, which stands apart from the oceanic life in bright digital yellow. The two parts are united through the pulsing paper texture that shines through the semi-opaque yellow as a constant reminder of the underlying life it covers. But there is room for change. In the end, it is never too late for a helping hand.

** SCREENING SELECTION 2021**