11th 25 FPS Festival Awards 2015

The 11th 25 FPS Festival edition has ended, with fantastic films before our eyes. Here are the palmarés. Congratulations!

Grand Prix Anouk De Clercq: Fictitious ForcePhilip Widmann

A poem, a dowment, a ritual. In a black and white and grey. A timeless, beautifully balanced film.

Grand Prix Jonathan Pouthier: Wayward Fronds, Fern Silva

Somewhere between uncanniness of the myths and the bestiaire imagery, Fern Silva turns its subject into an enigmatic ecological tale echoing human relationship to the outside world and nature.

Grand Prix Mark Toscano: Special FeaturesJames N. Kienitz Wilkins

Special Features by James N. Kienitz Wilkins consistenly subverts our understanding of what, why, and even who we're watching, creating a sophisticated, humorous and sharp critique of both our implicit trust in the mediated word and the almost invisible formal cues that manipulate our comprehension and reactions. Questions of race, class and agency intertwine to construct a larger investigation of identity and the instability of manufactured truth.

Critics Award - Jelena Pašić, Dragan Rubeša, Ante Jerić: Eden's Edge, Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice/O.N.L.S.D.

In the festival landscapes, this year dominated by the forest, they film the desert and the only tree they mention is Joshua Tree. Although the acronym of their art collective is O.N.L.S.D. the landscape they portray is not psychedelic, but ultimately barren. Gerhard Treml and Leo Calice take us on a walk across the desert connecting us, the viewers, the image and the testimonies of people on the edge. At the same time, we are taught how to see the desert, a seminal part of American mythology, in a completely different way, from a new perspective.

Green DCP Award - 25 FPS, Association for Audio-Visual Research: The End/Land, Tomislav Šoban

For innovative approach to history of Croatian cinema.  

Audience Award: Eden's Edge, Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice/O.N.L.S.D.