𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐍 by Roland Vranik – Jury Award for Best Feature Film
Wilson is an African living in Budapest. He has arrived as a political refugee and wants to become a Hungarian citizen, but keeps failing the exams required for the application. The Citizen raises questions about the status of an individual – both as a citizen of a country (home or abroad) or as a citizen of the world. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚’𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅? This is the subtly raised question in this movie, at a time when, on one hand, equality, liberty and citizenship are becoming universal, but on the other, there are multiple obstacles on the road to be(come) a citizen. THE CITIZEN by Hungarian director Roland Vranik has won the Best Screenplay Award of the Fantasporto Film Festival in Porto, Portugal.
𝐁𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐌𝐄 by Tedy Necula – Audience Award for Best Feature Film
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐎𝐎𝐃𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐑𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐀 by Pooja Gurung & Bibhusan Basnet – Jury Award for Best Short Film
Winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and nominated for Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival in 2016, The Woodpeckers of Rotha is an impressive visual portrait of the last residents in the plateaus of far-away Nepal and their dilemma: to stay with their memories, or to leave (like the others), and leave the memories behind.
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 by Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi – Special Mention by the Jury for Short Films
Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. During a visit to the doctor, Fatma is translating for her mother, but an existential fear makes her silent. The film was running for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
𝐌𝐎𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐄 𝐊𝐔𝐍𝐒𝐓 by Marko Šantić – Audience Award for Best Short Film & Special Mention by the Jury for Short Films