Fresh Film Fest 2006
Fresh Film Fest 2006 ran from August 31 through September 3 in Karlovy Vary. "Behind the Fence" by Polish director Marcin Sauter from Andrzej Wajda Masterschool Warsaw has been awarded as the Best Film of the Festival. The Theatre Optique Award has been given to Belle Mellor for her film "Sleep With the Fishes". The title has been produced by UK's Royal College of the Arts.
FRESH FILM FEST 2006 AWARDS:
BEST FILM AWARD
Za plotem/Behind the Fence
Director: Marcin Sauter, Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Poland 2005, 12 min., documentary
A limited space, empty on the outside, big dramas on the inside. A return to childhood, the time of holidays, of hot summers. All of a sudden, half forgotten details start reappearing, the urge to become an explorer, little episodes that we could never figure out and thought it would be like that forever…
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Náhradnice/The Substitute/Hayelet Bodeda
Director: Talya Lavie
Israel, 2005, 20 min, fiction
Zohara is the member of a separated troop of the Israeli Army. She is to be transferred soon and another woman comes to fill her position. Zohara's hopes for a new future fade as her mentally unstable successor is unable to carry the psychological pressure of the new environment.
THEATRE OPTIQUE AWARD
Sleep With The Fishes
Director: Belle Mellor, Royal College of the Arts
Great Britain, 2005, 5 min., Animation
Monstrous yet touchingly innocent creatures struggle to hold on to their unstable little boats floating in a treacherous little puddle. A vision inspired by a song by the Tiger Lilies.
THEATRE OPTIQUE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Director: Luis Nieto
France, 2005, 4 min., experimental
A mouse called Carlito and a black magic box. An intelligent and funny story contemplating, in an unexpected way, the seeming evidence of image.
Svatyně/Holiest Of the Holiest
Director: Jitka Rudolfová,
Czech republic, 2005, 23 min., fiction
To be yourself and dream a beautiful dream…A visit to a beauty salon, somewhat different than what we are used to in television programs.
Nejlepší je pěnivá/Bubblebath Is Best
Director: Jan Prušinovský
Czech republic, 2005, 15 min., fiction
Pine scent spreads immediately in the bathroom, the water rippled by the stream coming out of the tap produces bizarre, fluffy shapes. Vincent blissfully sinks among the bathroom pillows. In the last moment, he is able to switch on his radio on the creaky little table with a dry hand. It is high time.