Flatpack Festival
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Flatpack 2024 Award Winners

Max Harding
Wednesday 22nd May, 2024 Posted by Max Harding

Drumroll please. We are delighted to announce the short film award winners for Flatpack 2024.

Colour Box Audience Award

Irene Iborra (Spain, 2022, 6 mins)

Colour Box Award

Alois di Leo & Marcus Vinícius Vasconcelos (Brazil, 2023, 14 mins)

The Colour Box jury said:
"LULINA & THE MOON is excellent! The colours are so charming, the story flows beautifully with a clear beginning, middle, twist, and end, and the animation technique is fantastic. We found everything about it truly wonderful. Please keep creating such dreamy and inspiring works!"

Screendance Award

Emma Evelein (Netherlands, 2023, 13 mins)

Optical Sound Award

Max Hattler (Germany, 2023, 6 mins)

Mid-Length Award

Daria Kashcheeva (Czech Rep, 2023, 26 mins)

The Mid-Length jury said:
"In a programme packed with excellent work - and difficult choices - Electra stands out as a film that firmly and energetically answers the evergreen question that hovers around mid-length cinema: why is this not a short, and not a feature? The film harnesses the artifice of make-up and puppetry to create an immersive, dreamlike, feminist exploration of memory and trauma that plunges the viewer into one young woman’s disturbing inner world without ever tipping its hand or flagging in its momentum. This is an aesthetic and emotional rocket of a film - a Kate Bush song on meth."

Audience Award

Oliver Hegyi (Hungary, 2023, 10 mins)

WTF Award

Viktoria Schmid (Austria, 2023, 8 mins)

The WTF jury said:
"Our selection for the WTF Award might elicit some WTFs from the audience. On paper, it's a brief 6 minutes of static New York City skylines and streets, but the in-camera techniques of this seemingly simple film are simply sublime. In an era where analog film has been declared dead countless times, and when computer-generated images are so sophisticated we can't distinguish them from photographic ones, this filmmaker looked to the origins of colour filmmaking to create this RGB reverie of a modern city."

Best Short Award

Flora Anna Buda (Hungary, 2023, 10 mins)

Jury Members

Colour Box Award

Usaginingen is an audio-visual duo known for their handmade visual machines and instruments. They gained fame after winning the 2014 Live Cinema competition in Iceland and appearing in Apple Japan's "beyond the mac 2021" campaign. Having performed in 77 cities across 25 countries, they now reside on Teshima, Japan, where they run their theater and focus on community-building projects, including creating parks and managing artist residencies.

Screendance Award

Omari Carter
Omari Carter is the founder of Motion Dance Collective, a screendance production company for which he directs, produces, choreographs, and performs. Hailing from London, England, Carter performed for 7 years in the West End and international tour of Stomp!. Following this, Carter graduated from the trailblazing MA in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2020, where he became an assistant lecturer in dance until 2023. Carter's practice revolves predominantly around dances of Hip Hop Culture, Screendance and Body Percussion.

Roswitha Chesher
Roswitha is an award winning director and filmmaker and has had many films and installations screened extensively both nationally and internationally, at various venues and film festivals. Her most recent collaboration with choreographer Rosemary Lee, an 7 screen installation ‘Orchard Portraits’, was recently on show at Limerick City Art Gallery. Originally trained as a dancer and choreographer, she enjoys bringing that knowledge to her work in all aspects of filmmaking. Looking, watching and giving contributors time & space, capturing, editing & framing their presence. Roswitha has had the wonderful opportunity of collaborating with a really diverse mix of contributors and artists and enjoys the richness that this brings to her work.

Optical Sound Award

Jan Kulka
Jan is a Prague-based experimental filmmaker and a graduate of the Editing department at the FAMU. His primary focus is the invention of special projection apparatuses for live performances. Rather than telling a story, he tries to target the senses of each spectator directly with light and sound to reveal some of the foundations of our perception.

Mid-Length Award

Ben Young
Ben Young is a filmmaker based in North Yorkshire. He is a producer, writer, and director across experimental, fiction, and creative documentary forms. His work has been exhibited and distributed across major festivals and platforms worldwide. He is a member of the Biennale College, Rotterdam Lab, and EAVE.

Bethany Privitera
Beth Privitera is a film exhibition producer who grew up in the Midlands. She programmes short courses for University College London, relating to documentary and anthropology. Beth has worked with festivals including the BFI London Film Festival, Beyond Borders (Montenegro), LSFF, the Liverpool Biennial and Encounters (Bristol). Beth directed the 2023 edition of the Paris School of Art Festival, and is currently producing the 2025 edition of London Experimental.

Short Film & WTF Award

Cristina Kolozsváry-Kiss
Cristina Kolozsváry-Kiss is an Amsterdam-based film programmer and educator with a particular interest in the avant-garde. She programs for the short and mid-length committee at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the film program at Into the Great Wide Open festival on Vlieland and she is the artist director of a small media arts festival in Maastricht called Transitions. Before moving to the Netherlands, Cristina taught experimental video at the San Francisco Art Institute and 4D time-based media at the Pratt Institute in New York. Outside of film, she is passionate about regenerative agriculture, second-hand clothing and disco.

Tom CJ Brown
Tom C J Brown is a British Artist and Filmmaker, primarily known for his short films “t.o.m.” (2007), teeth (2015), “Cousin John - The Arrival” (2020), and "Christopher at Sea" (2022) which have collectively won over 50 awards at festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Outfest, Annecy, and BIFA nominated. Brown spent 11 years in New York working at Psyop in animation and film, before returning to the UK to take up residence in the Peak District. Now working at his boutique production company Temple Carrington & Brown, producing films and creating commercial content. Brown’s enthusiastic amateur Harping, rambling of English peaks, and love of Opera all feed into his work as a modern-day romanticist.

Yonatan Tiruneh
Yonatan Tiruneh is an Ethiopian-born, Birmingham-raised filmmaker with a passion for bringing the stories he grew up seeing and hearing to life on screen. With a deep fascination for storytelling, he's dedicated to capturing narratives that resonate with authenticity and vibrancy. In his role within the camera department of high-end TV and film, he immerses himself in a diverse range of projects. As a self-proclaimed "baby cinematographer," he's constantly learning and evolving, eager to dive into documentaries and short films that capture the vivid spectrum of human experience. Yonatan approaches each project with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to authenticity, striving to create visuals that leave a lasting impression. For Yonatan, every story is an opportunity to explore, learn, and share something new, one frame at a time.

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