"KINNERET" (director and cinematographer Moshe Alpert, Israel) won the nomination for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY of the international competition. The film is about a kitten who lost his mother and was left alone in the stormy jungle of life on the Sea of Galilee. An exciting cinematic drama about wildlife.
The winner of the prize FOR BEST SCREENPLAY of the international competition was the film "PREBILOVTSY – EVEN STONES HAVE SCARS THERE" (written and directed by Sanya Dragicevic Babic, Serbia). The film tells about a village in Herzegovina, where life stopped twice, and which was revived again. This is a film about crime, about the will to live, about dignity and memory. About prevention and cognition.
The prize FOR BEST DIRECTING of the international competition was awarded to the film "FREEDOM SQUARED" (directed by Anastasia Zverkova, Russia). This film tells about a young scientist in the field of space medicine who goes to the Antarctic station "Vostok", the coldest point on the planet, to explore human vision in extreme conditions. The last plane leaves, and the polar explorers find themselves in absolute isolation. The days drag on, the weeks look the same. And the hero asks himself the question: is a person ready for long-distance space flights spiritually, and not physically?
The winner of the GRAND PRIX of the International Competition was the film "SUMMER NIGHTS" (directed by Ohad Milstein, Israel, Switzerland) This film plunged the viewer into the world of a six-year-old child. A journey into the subconscious of an innocent child when he falls asleep and plunges into the depths of his own mind.
The jury of the international competition also awarded the film "A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY" (directed by Ann Shin, Canada) with a diploma for the aspiration to preserve humanity in scientific progress. The film explores the latest technological advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and biotechnology. The authors pose the question: what is the essence of the human mind, and is it possible to reproduce it? Or will we ever be able to meet cloned versions of ourselves —clones that are better, smarter and immortal?