WTFF2 Awards

premiazione wtff 2
Ph: LeStraniere

BEST FEATURE FILM

The Working Title Film Festival 2’s jury, composed of Francesco Clerici, Maria Grosso, Soheila Javaheri, Razi Mohebi, Chiara Zanini gave the First Prize for the best feature film ex aequo to

Olivia Rochette e Gerard-Jan Claes
Olivia Rochette e Gerard-Jan Claes

Grands travaux by Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes
for the formal purity, for the clear construction of frames and editing and for the choice to assign the path to a craft’s learning to pure images – without a voice-over nor interviews –, bringing out, in a dry but vivid way, the simple and seducing personalities of teenagers who study in a vocational school;

Pouding Chômeurs / Requiem for unemployment by Bruno Chouinard
for the director’s capability to connect with the main characters, sketching a vertical movement which makes clear to the audience the State’s bureaucracy mechanism which has weakened the dignity of workers.

Special mentions to:

Mare nostro by Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola
for the attention given to the photographic and almost pictorial quality in frescoing a world “at sunset”;

Miewoharu / Eriko, pretended by Akiyo Fujimura
for the soft and deep gaze which ventures into crucial and rarely visited lands at the edge of identity and choice of a job; for the capability to narrate simply and with empathy the emotional reality hiding behind a fiction;

E torra s’istadi by Alice Murgia
for the tenacity, willpower, energy and love towards a story, a person and a place, a love which goes clearly beyond cinema.

 

BEST SHORT FILM

The Working Title Film Festival 2’s jury, composed of Francesco Clerici, Maria Grosso, Soheila Javaheri, Razi Mohebi, Chiara Zanini gave the First Prize for the best short film to

De Hoeder / The Shepherd by Joost van der Wiel
for the capability to question the traditional way to imagine the work in the third age, building a narrative, which has the same grace of its 92 years old main character.

Special mentions to:

The potato eaters by Ben De Raes
for creating an exquisite and very personal score of reflection, humanity, beauty and poetry, and for imagining magnificent connections between the manual skill of the past and the extreme automation of the future, between the irreducible dignity of everyone’s labour and the spirituality of art.

Per chi vuole sparare / Fot those who want to fire by Pierluca Ditano
for telling through his graduation film a story that reminds us how many people are forced nowadays to invent a job.

 

CAMPO LUNGO PRIZE – Coldiretti Vicenza for the best “green” film goes to

I giganti della montagna by Silvia Berretta

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