SLEEPWALKERS 2006 WINNERS
The Sleepwalkers Student Film Festival announced the winners of this year’s awards.
The international jury - György Kárpáti (Hungary), Kersti Uibo (Estonia), Axel Danielson (Sweden), Jürgen Kittel (Germany) ja Steve Smith (UK) - chose Finnish HOME VIDEO (Mikko Kuparinen) to win the Grand Prix - 1 km of 16 mm Kodak film print and development of 1 hour of film print by Finlab OY.
The awards of the Sleepwalkers 2006 were given out as follows:
GRAND PRIX for the talent of the director to achieve the maximum artistic effect with the minimal means (the perfect timing and excellent acting).
HOMEVIDEO / KOTIVIDEO
Director: Mikko Kuparinen
BEST FICTION for the psychological analysis of violence (football hooliganism) directed in a rich visual style with an unexpected twist in the end.
THE REFUGEE CITY
Director: Wojciech Kasperski
BEST DOCUMENTARY for the sensitivity of the director to engage the audience in the clash of cultures in the fundamental things of life.
FINAL DAYS / VIIMNEPÄEV
Director: Kullar Viimne
BEST ANIMATION for telling a story of a personal break-down using a variety of animation techniques in an eclectic style.
Director: Ian Mackinnon
SPECIAL MENTION for the confident artistic direction in subtly revealing the story of the loss of the beloved one.
Director: Andreas J. Riiser
SPECIAL MENTION for revealing a fundamental issue of life in a humorous way (formally reduced graphic style and use of a recorded interview as an illustration).
Director: Christoph Steger
THE BEST ESTONIAN SHORTFILM 2006
Director: Joosep Matjus