Youth Jury Award by Kinepolis

Youth Jury Award by Kinepolis

The YOUTH JURY AWARD - BY KINEPOLIS, worth 2,000€, was be presented by the 2019 Youth Jury during the Festival's award ceremony on the 16th March 2019 at Kinepolis Kirchberg.

The Youth Jury made up of Frederica Cardoso de Jesus, Laura Didderich, Danielle Ferreira Da Silva, Sophie Lethal, Damir Mehric, David Steichen and Gabriel Thym gave the YOUTH JURY AWARD – BY KINEPOLIS to:

STYX
by Wolfgang Fischer

Honourable Mention:
FIRECRACKERS
by Jasmin Mozaffari

“As young film fans and admirers of the cinema industry, it was an honour for us to take part in this beautiful competition. We would like to thank Gloria, Ana and Camille from the Festival for this invaluable experience.

Over the last eleven days, we have attended seven film screenings. All of the films we’ve seen were of high quality, making it really hard for us to choose a winner, which is why we would like to give out a special mention on top of our main jury award. Our special mention goes to a feature film about a young woman’s determination to leave her rough town: FIRECRACKERS, directed by Jasmin Mozaffari.

Even though it barely used any dialogue, the winning film exposed us to a dilemma that is sadly still making headlines. Staged as a chamber piece with a remarkable performance from the lead actress, the film helps viewers understand the complexity of refugee politics. For this, we present the Youth Jury Award 2019 to STYX by Wolfgang Fischer. Congratulations!“

 

Previous Winners:

  • 8th Edition - 2018
    LEAN ON PETE
    by Andrew Haigh

    Honourable Mention
    OVER THE LIMIT
    by Marta Prus
     
  • 7th Edition - 2017
    SÁMI BLOOD (SAMEBLOD)
    by Amanda Kernell
     
  • 6th Edition - 2016
    LAND OF MINE (UNDER SANDET)
    by Martin Zandvliet
     
  • 5th Edition - 2015
    EXTRAORDINARY TALES
    by Raul Garcia
     
  • 4th Edition - 2014
    THE CRASH REEL
    by Lucy Walker

    Honourable Mention
    SHORT TERM 12
    by Destin Daniel Cretton

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