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Award Winners 2013


Jury: Marina Kozul, Andrew McVicar, Bjørn Melhus, Åsa Simma, Sari Volanen

Hamburg Short Film Award

Jury Award of the International Competition, 3000 Euros



Makino Takashi, Japan 2013, 30:00 min., Experimental


Jury statement: A film that creates a forceful statement for the cinematic experience – the dark space, the image, the sound and the viewer. It opens a new dimension for the audience collectively and individually. The winner of 2013 is “2012” by Makino Takashi.

Special Mention:


Michael Almereyda, USA 2012, 14:38 min., Documentary


Jury statement:

In the purest terms the film tells a vivid, moving story about an imagemaker and his images.

Liberté-Audience Award

Liberté-Audience Award (1500 Euros), presented by Gauloises, given to a short film from the International ort he German Competition



Paul Fegan, Great Britain 2012, 17:07 min., Documentary


The Audience Award (EUR 1.500,-) will be given to a film from the International or the German Competition.


Jury: Jana Minarikova, Jan Peters, Peter Taylor

NoBudget Jury Award (2000 Euro)

Pequeño bloque de cemento con pelo alborotado conteniendo el mar

(Little Block of Cement with Disheveled Hair Containing the Sea)

Jorge López Navarrete, Spain 2012, 15:33 min., Fiction


Jury statement Immaculately conceived, supremely artful and sensitively shot, the most enigmatically entitled film of the NoBudget Competition, convinced the jury for it’s story of high altitude Ecuadorian romance. Guest featuring the Galapagos Brigade Band of Riobamba, and two main protagonists whose portrayal of the give and take of commitment never fails to convince, “Little Block of Cement with Disheveled Hair Containing the Sea” is a work of great ambition. Through Jorge López Navarrete’s masterful edit, the power of cinema reveals and evokes the most profound of human emotions, transforming the runaway tale of a white mare and a German Shepherd Dog into a widescreen epic of jealousy, betrayal and romance.

NoBudget Audience Award ›Optimistic Vision‹ (2000 Euros)

Pequeño bloque de cemento con pelo alborotado conteniendo el mar

(Little Block of Cement with Disheveled Hair Containing the Sea)

Jorge López Navarrete, Spanien 2012, 15:33 min., Kurzspielfilm



Jury: Birgit Acar, Vika Kirchenbauer, Klaus Maeck

Jury Award (2000 Euros)

German Competition


Omer Fast, Germany 2012, 41:00 min., Fiction


Jury statement: In an unanimous decision the German Competition’s jury is awarding a film that extends a term often considered fundamental to narrative cinema into the political dimension. Clean, glossy images reflect the spatial and emotional distance that the West has become accustomed to through decades full of wars waged far away. The film critically revisits the images and narratives that have become a cover to this rupture, whilst ambiguously examining concepts of linearity and coherence. Through ritualised enactments of a young soldier’s ostensible homecoming from service in Afghanistan, the artist creates a nightmarish echo of crisis and loss, German continuities and filmic conventions that has deeply impressed the jury.


Hamburg Audience Award presented by Pilsner Urquell (1500 Euros)

Pilsner Urquell

Hamburg Competition


Maxim Kuphal-Potapenko, Germany 2012, 21:13 min., Fiction



The Audience Award "Three-Minute Quickie" (2013: ’Breakthrough’ ) is funded by the Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung and is worth EUR 1.000,-


Three-Minute-Quickie Competition: Topic 'Breakthrough'

Recently in the Woods

Daniel van Westen, Germany 2012, 1:00 min., Animation



Jury: Sabine Brantus & Barbara Häbe

The competition spanning ARTE Short Film Award will be awarded by a two member jury. The price consists of the purchase of the film by arte (for up to 6.000 euros), which will then be broadcast within its short film programme.

arte-Shortfilm Award


Tomasz Popakul, Poland 2013, 19:00 min., Animation


Jury statement We are glad to announce that this year’s winner of the arte-Short Film Award is a suprising and poetic animated movie. A character who is either human nor fish… on the edge of growing up.

The young and talented polnish producer Tomasz Popakul makes you want to fade into a different world where everything seems possible and likely to fail at the same time.


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