Flatpack Festival
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Flatpack 13 Short Film Awards

Tuesday 7th May, 2019

Flatpack 2019 may be in the can, but that doesn't mean we've stopped thinking about the incredible shorts featured in the programme. There were 70 shorts in total - 50 in the Short Film Competition and 20 in the Colour Box Competition - and although we loved them all, there could only be one winner (well, technically seven).
Here's a roundup of the prized Allen Key winners...

Colour Box Audience Award

Hors Piste by Leo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet (France 2018)


Colour Box Award

Jury members: Sarah Mullen & Sala Davies (Busy Parents Network, Birmingham)

The Green Bird by Maximilien Bougeois, Quentin Dubois, Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen-Duc, Pierre Perveyrie (France 2017)

"What a privilege it has been to judge the 20 animated shorts for children! We were bowled over by the sheer creativity, humour and personality packed into these little films, and really struggled to choose just one winner from such a diverse programme.
However, the film we both absolutely loved was...(drumroll) The Green Bird. The storytelling was so original and we were all rooting for the gawky Green Bird as she overcame obstacle after disaster to hatch her little egg.
Special mentions must go to 6:1 and Workout."


Optical Sound Award

Jury members: Jani Lehto (composer and sound designer, Finland) & Bobbie-Jane Gardner (composer and producer, Birmingham)

FLAME by Sami van Ingen (Finland 2018)

"We chose Flame because out of all of the entries (which were of a high standard) we were unanimous in voicing how both the sonic and visual content were arresting. The score and cinematography were mesmeric and hinted to a melancholy that captivated our interest and crept into our bones."


Audience Award

Cat Days by Jon Frickey (Germany/Japan 2018)


WTF AWARD

Jury members: Greg McLeod (animator, director and illustrator, UK) & Emilia Mazik (director of Short Waves Festival, Poland)

The Last Day of Empire by Julia Halász, Anna Rubi (Hungary 2017)

"Unconventional pacing and framing and a compelling fractured narrative made this short an engaging and fascinating watch. Representing a particular historic event in surprising and joyous way. What on paper could have been a failure was a triumph on screen."


BEST SHORT

(£1000 cash prize)

Jury members: Greg McLeod (animator, director and illustrator, UK) & Emilia Mazik (director of Short Waves Festival, Poland)

Little Lower than the Angels by Neozoon (Germany 2019)

UK premiere at Flatpack Festival
"Expertly realised and fantastic visual aesthetics. An analysis of contemporary culture, post capitalism and religion. Engaging and funny. Favourite quote: - I could go months and not meet anyone with hair as thick as Jesus’".

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