DocNomads films awarded

Olga Lucovnicova’s graduation film MY UNCLE TUDOR won the Deframed Prize at the 37th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg held between 1 and 6 June in Germany.

The Deframed Prize is awarded by the international jury to a film which deals with reality in a poetic, formal, analytic and unconventional way while ignoring all rules in a pioneering spirit.

Jury statement: “Very slowly, almost gently and imperceptibly, she pulls the ground out from under our feet. A disturbing piece of family history told with a rarely seen directness that lingers, My Uncle Tudor is an unflinching and courageous gaze into the rarely spoken violence of the familial environment. With simple means, this touching film shows that great cinema is possible even with a small budget.”

Aylin Gökmen´s graduation film SPIRITS AND ROCKS: AN AZOREAN MYTH, which premiered in Locarno in August of last year, won the President’s Award at the 24th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (North Carolina, USA). Sponsored by the Duke University, the prize recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers and is awarded to the best student film.

The film also won the Prize Mathieu-Hoche for Best Documentary at Aubagne International Film Festival (France).

Jury statement: “The 2021 Full Frame President’s Award is presented to Spirits and Rocks: an Azorean Myth, directed by Aylin Gökmen. Against the backdrop of an active volcano, this evocative film considers the imprint of trauma on an island’s natural landscape and on the people who call it home. At once rigorous and poetic, the film deftly employs narration, text, and stunning cinematography to reveal the spirituality and strength involved in surviving alongside instability.”

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