2014. dec. 15. 11:12
BuSho Archivum 2014
10th BUSHO: VICTORY! FRENCH VICTORY!
The short Every day is a small life that shows an ideal life of a suburb by Albane Fioretti of France has won the 10th BuSho International Shortfilm Festival’s Golden BuSho award, whilst the silver went to Barnabás Tóth of Hungary for My Guide, while the bronze went to the german Arne Ahrens for My Circumcision. The awards were handed over on Saturday evening at Puskin Cinema as a closing of the 5-day festival.
The winner short shows „A sophisticated way of directing displayed in both content and form. The portrayal of human relationships, humour, drama, the performances and the visual representation are equally strong.” said the international jury in their valuation. The jury which had the members of Wolfgang Leis short film expert, Mark Rimmel a british dress and set decorator, Marija Ratkovic from Croatian Film Union, Anikó Bordos a Hungarian film director as well as Roberto Barrueco director of Mecal Festival of Barcelona, decided to give the second prize to a Hungarian short in which Judit Pogány and Zsolt Kovács are starring as a middle age cuople. The film that won the award of the Hungarian Film Critics last year and was also showcased in Montreal honestly tells us about „depicting the deeper layers of love with an excellent cast and a strong message. Its rhythm is punctual like a healthy heartbeat.” – in the jury’s opinion. The bronze BuSho award was won by My Circumcision of Arne Ahrens from Germany which presents Ümit, the double identity German-Türkish guy whom parents travel to Turkey for the boy to undergo the traditional circumcision. The jury valuated: This film has managed to transfer a deeply emotional issue into a comic context. Whether we shall cry or laugh over this topic – is in our discretion.
The best animation went to Wind by Robert Löbel where we can have an insight of a windy country’s windy weekdays, in the best experimental we can follow the evolution track of a snail. The Snail Trail by Philipp Artus also from Germany was the winner of that. Best animation was given to Screwed by Lorenza Indovina, Italy that represents a first-time-cheating husband’s adventures. Javi Agirre from Spain was named for best cinematography in Cholera by Aritz Moreno, and best performance/actor went to Ali Raad Al-Zaidawy from UAE for his play in Baghdad Messi.
Best idea and screenplay won by Electric Indigo by Jean-Juliette Colette, a film in which we can get to know a suffering girl whose life is not even close to traditional line. This short has also won the student jury’s award. The prize for the best selection sent by a studio or school was won by Aug&Ohr Medien film agency from Germany. For the first time this year there were two special prizes handed out: The first prize was given by our main sponsor, the IVF which went to one of the competition films produced in a Visegrád Country. That was the Polish Tomas Suski’s It’s only a comedy. In this short a young talented actor seeks for advice from older and experienced actors but one of them surprises the boy. The BuSho’s countryside venues had a newcomer this year, that was Sopron. The city’s special prize was given to the German Florian Sailer for his Comeback to go! short, that tells a cute story about a relationship of a young girl works in a buffet caravan coach but dreams of a singer carreer and an old musician whose glory days are over.
The 5-day long 10th BuSho Festival’s competition program contained more than 80 fiction, experimental and animation shorts – including 12 Hungarian pieces – beside these another similar amount of shorts were screened out of competition in the information section. The main venue was the Puskin cinema, the repeat screenings were held on Corvin Roof and paralell to this in Szolnok, Sopron, Oradea (Romania), Nove Zamky (Slovakia) and Uzhorod (Ukraine).
Press releases, illustrations, references: https://busho.hu/hu/sajto
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P2P//:1989 film competition: https://busho.hu/hu/workshop/p2p
10. BUSHO PRIZES AND AWARDS 2014
Student Jury Prize:
Electric Indigo, Jean-Julien Collette - Belgium
SPECIAL PRIZE OF SOPRON:
Comeback to go! - Florian Sailer - Germany
BuSho 2014 Award BEST VISEGRAD SHORT:
It's Only a Comedy - Tomas Suski – Poland
BuSho Award 2014 BEST COLLECTION:
AUG&OHR MEDIEN, GERMANY
BuSho Award 2014 BEST ANIMATION:
Wind - Robert Löbel – Germany
BuSho Award 2014 BEST EXPERIMENTAL:
Snail Trail - Philipp Artus – Germany
BuSho Award 2014 BEST IDEA/SCREENPLAY:
Electric Indigo, Jean-Julien Collette Belgium
BuSho Award 2014 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Cholera - Aritz Moreno – Spain
BuSho Award 2014 BEST COMEDY:
Screwed - Lorenza Indovina – Italy
BuSho Award 2014 BEST PERFORMANCE:
Ali Raad Al-Zaidawy in Baghdad Messi - Sahim Omar Kalifa – United Arab Emirates
BuSho 2014 Main Prize BRONZE BUSHO:
My Circumcision - Arne Ahrens - Germany
BuSho 2014 Main Prize SILVER BUSHO:
My Guide - Barnabás Tóth – Hungary
BuSho 2014 Main Prize GOLD BUSHO:
Every day is a small life - Albane Fioretti - France