DocNomads films awarded in Ji.hlava, Czech Republic
Also in Ji.hlava, the graduation film “To Feather, to Wither”, directed by Hanna Hovitie, won a Special Mention in the Silver Eye Award for best short documentary promoted by the Institute of Documentary Film at East Silver Market.
By Farah Hasanbegović • 7' • Hungary
The end of the world has been coming for years. In a crossover between a cooking show and animated images, a girl recalls her first encounter with depression.
In her autobiographical documentary, the young director uses cartoon impressions, photographic memories, and the various stages of baking a cake to draw the viewer into her own stream of consciousness, and using images full of kindness, tenderness, and playfulness, she deals with the sadness that began during a children's birthday party many years ago.
In Ji.hlava catalogue.
By Hanna Hovitie • 20' • Hungary
A young taxidermist is fascinated by crows, paying considerate attention to their dead bodies. Her work on the birds is simultaneously a careful study of anatomical connections and a kind of service toward the resurrection of this mythical creature from the realm between life and death. Through detailed, pulsating black-and-white images and a sparingly intense soundtrack, a charged atmosphere unfolds between craftsmanship, imagination and poetry.
Ralph Eue, in DOKLeipzig catalogue.