Fresh Film Fest 2007
Fresh Film Fest 2007 took place in Karlovy Vary from August 22 through August 26, 2007. "Lilli" by Polish director Oliwia Tonteri , a production of University of Art and Design Helsinki, has been awarded the main prize of this annual. "Milk Teeth" by Hungarian author Tibor Banoczki, a film produced by UK's National Film and Television School, has been selected the best film of the Theatre Optique programme.
FRESH FILM FEST 2007 AWARDS:
BEST FILM AWARD
Director: Oliwia Tonteri
Finland, 2007, 26 min, documentary
The film draws a picture of Lilli, a young opiate addict growing into womanhood, by looking at her diaries in which she vividly conveyed her feelings, perceptions and fantasies until the age of 20.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
O Soni a jej rodine/O Soně a její rodině/Soňa and her Family
Director: Daniela Rusnoková
Slovakia, 2006, 37 min, documentary
Not a valley, just a hole beside a dump. No path leading to the house, only mud on the way to a miserable shed. Lacking everything, but not a lack of kids. This is where Mrs. Soňa lives, in the middle of this Roma reality.
THEATRE OPTIQUE AWARD
Milk Teeth/Mléčné zuby/Milk Teeth
Director: Tibor Banoczki
U. K., 2007, 11 min, animation
A little boy follows his sister into a field as she sneaks out to see her boyfriend. Lost in the strange world of the cornfield, the siblings experience both fear and love, learning both more about themselves and their relationship as brother and sister.
THEATRE OPTIQUE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Radio Kebrle/Radio Kebrle/Radio Kebrle
Director: Zdeněk Durdil
Czech Republic, 2006, 16 min, animation
Prior to founding his legendary Monstrkabaret, renowned variety artist and entertainer Fred Brunold, scraped by doing anything and everything. As an employee of a certain parasitic radio station, for instance. Fred's rich experience from his reporting job is illustrated by the enlightening story about little Janik and his dangerous excursion to see his grandfather Jaroslav Kebrle.
Casa de piatra/Nyní vás prohlašuji/I Now Pronounce You
Director: Paul Manolescu
Romania, 2006, 7 min, fiction
They wake up in the same bed… His hand is bleeding, and she seems annoyed. They are both hung-over and tired… Nothing out of the ordinary, except the fact that this is their first day as husband and wife...
Director: Yasmine Novak
Israel, 2007, 30 min, fiction
16-year-old Zohar lives with her younger sister and single mother Debbie, in a poor neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv. The talented young athlete balances between her obligations to the single parent household - helping Debbie in her self-run beauty salon at home - and her training as a sprinter. But when a teenage boy comes calling on her at home, tomboy Zohar must deal with first signs of womanhood.