The Student Award for 500 € goes to the moving drama Fast Alles, by Lisa Gertsch. This short film tells the story of a couple, Leandra and Paul, and how they cope with his progressive Alzheimer’s.
Here is what the jury had to say:
"Magnificently well-acted, and exceptionally brilliant in terms of rhythm and narrative tension span, and a score that brought it all home, this film stole the heart of all jury members. The film narrates the story of two people on a path together. The undercurrents of emotions are covered by the at times bland, fearful, joyous, and harsh reality of everyday life. The film pays tribute to the fragility of life - but not of love."
The jury also made special mentions for the following films:
What a marvelous film. It’s so disturbing and recognizable in many ways that it is actually quite impossible to watch. But for a film to convey this feeling of daily frustrations and social injustice through cinematic means in this way if quite exceptional, and the jury would like to congratulate the makers on making such a wonderful piece of cinematic social critique!
What a wonderful choice to have it end there! This one’s really simple and well made, and in its simplicity, reveals a complexity that does truly justice to life itself and the short film form in particular. Well done! A special mention worth.
What a work! Beautifully crafted, a nice combination of simple forms and laborious animating. The lemon/life metaphor resonates strongly with the viewer, and with what remains in light of darkness, as a reminder of life worth living, the simple joy of being now.
This is a very clever film, very well-acted, and exceptionally compelling in its comedy form. This is very difficult to achieve in a film of with length! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it actually made me laugh out loud.