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Awards

Official Section – Short Film International Competition

 

ZINEBI GRAND AWARD
IMPERIAL IRRIGATION by Lukas Marxt (Germany – Austria, 2020) | Documentary

“A film that provides a glimpse of a new film language, an exploration of the potential of the digital image to its desiccation, where the work in the body of the image and the sound are a perfect fit for the theme in question, by toxically deconstructing images that provide a geological, political, social and historical picture of a place.”

 

GRAND AWARD BEST BASQUE SHORT FILM
POLVO SOMOS (ASHES AND DUST) by Estíbaliz Urresola (Basque Country, 2020) | Fiction

“For the directing of the actors, development of the script and staging of a story criticising how even death—the funeral rite—has been affected by the commercialisation of our society; a daring proposal with a touch of dark humour.”

 

GRAND AWARD BEST SPANISH SHORT FILM
“ZERUA BLU” by Lur Olaizola Lizarralde (Basque Country, 2020) | Documentary

“The jury has decided to award the prize for the Best Spanish Short Film to LUR OLAIZOLA’s ZERUA BLU, for approaching the story of the Basque emigrates to The Americas in a novel way. Even though it is a local documentary, as seen from the Basque dialect used, it exudes universality as it features the experiences of different people from different places around the world. The fact that the main character is a woman who set off alone makes this account even more special, and we place great value on the use of the intimate exchange between two women to construct the narrative.”

 

MIKELDI FOR BEST FICTION SHORT FILM
“RIO” by Zhenia Kazankina (Russia, 2019) | Fiction

“For its creative blend of fantasy, thriller and musical with a perfect ‘geometrical’ shooting, and for telling us that an empty hotel can be as fun for two girls like any other place.”

 

MIKELDI FOR BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
KKUM (꿈) by Kangmin Kim (South Korea, 2020) | Animation

“For its innovative and original animation technique, the perfect portrait of the confinement of the main character of this story, who lives as a recluse in his home because of his fear of the outside world and his mother’s premonitions.”

 

MIKELDI FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
SHĀNZHÀI SCREENS by Paul Heintz (France, 2020) | Documentary

“For the generosity of its characters, who are so delicate in faking more perfectly, and for showing us the humanity from behind screens.”

 

ZIFF – ZINEBI First Film International Competition

 

ZIFF GRAND AWARD
THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE (ЗЕМЛЯ БЛАКИТНА, НІБИ АПЕЛЬСИН) by Iryna Tsilyk (Ukraine – Lithuania, 2020) | Documentary

“For the ability of making cinema as a resistance and way of surviving, through cinema itself and its different approaches of reality.”

 

ZIFF YOUTH AWARD
“A NOSSA TERRA, O NOSSO ALTAR” by André Guiomar (Portugal, 2020) | Documentary

“The ZINEBI 62 Youth Jury has awarded the ZIFF – Youth Jury prize for Best Film to: OUR LAND, OUR ALTAR, ANDRÉ GUIOMAR’s first film. It is a poetic approach to a crude reality shared through time and space, by immersing us in the heart of the main character in the Aleixo district, where we are concealed among its people and can experience the pain of their loss.”

 

EITB AUDIENCE AWARD
“HEMEN. GAUR. BERRIZ. (HERE. TODAY. AGAIN.)”  by Aitor Gametxo (Basque Country, 2020) | Documentary

 

SGAE FUNDATION BEST SCRIPT AWARD – BASQUE COUNTRY COUNCIL PREMIO
“POLVO SOMOS (ASHES AND DUST)” by Estíbaliz Urresola (Basque Country, 2020) | Fiction

 

FAS CINECLUB AWARD
“EL RUIDO SOLAR (SOLAR NOISE)” by Pablo Hernando (Basque Country, 2020) | Fiction

“Different characters use verbal and visual narratives to show us the past and present, respectively and simultaneously, of a set of stories that in turn form a bigger story.”

 

ZINEBI NETWORKING AWARD
“BAYO BAYO BABY” by Amaia Remirez
Kanaki Films, Caballo Films, Snowglobe Films

 

UNICEF AWARD
“EN ROUTE” de Marit Weerheijm (Netherlands, 2019) | Fiction

“During this special 62nd ZINEBI, UNICEF has decided to award its prize to EN ROUTE (Netherlands, 2019), the short film directed by MARIT WEERHEIJM. The film considers poverty in the so-called “rich countries”, with a particular focus on family and child poverty.”