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Awards 

2024

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Best Film International Fiction

Intelligence

by Jeanne Frenkel, Cosme Castro I France 

Pascal Rivière works for the newspaper Mistral. One day, he discovers his death announcement in the classified ads section. It reads: It is duly acknowledged that Pascal will die at 45. For the last night of his existence, he finds himself at iNTELLIGENCE, a weird company which creates ghosts.

ack..

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Best Animation

The Miracle

by Nienke Deutz I Belgium

40-year old Irma goes on a vacation to an all-inclusive resort. Soon after her arrival she realizes the place is meant for young families. Irma has to find her own place in this holiday paradise

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Best Documentary

History is written

at night

by Alejandro Alonso I Cuba

A huge blackout has plunged Cuba into darkness. In the streets, the inhabitants try to escape the gloom while the bonfires seem to announce the end of an era. Taking refuge inside our house, my mother tells me about a vision that has been tormenting her for years.

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 Best Japan Short Film

Blue and White

by Hiroyuki Nishiyama I Fiction

 

Ryusuke, a craftsman who lost his beloved wife, continues making salt even on the day of her farewell funeral. His granddaughter Midori, who sees him devote himself to salt making even at such a time, asks him about his true intentions. He believes that his mission is to continue to make salt that can only be made in this land and to preserve its history. He is trying to preserve the taste of salt from ancient times for future generations. Midori continues to watch him. Facing the salt, He feels as if he is there with his late wife.

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Best film Architecture & Environment 

The Waiting

by Voker Schlecht I Documentary- Animation Germany

 

Karen Lips is researcher and lives for several years in a tiny little shack in Costa Rica to observe frogs. When she leaves the cloud forest for a short time and returns, the frogs are gone. All of them. Karen sets out to find them – and encounters a horrible truth.

visions of a more natural world.

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Best Greek Short Film

Aerolin

by Alexis Koukias-Pantelis I Fiction 

Sandy is 30 years old, a drama school graduate and has asthma. Tonight she will be performing on a theater. Before that, she has to teach a yoga class, work as a clown and audition for a commercial. In this equation, somehow she has to try and fit in Spiros, her boyfriend.

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Best Film With Emphasis on Diversity

Carer

by Oliver Wicks I Australia

A day in the life of Mitch, a kind but wayward disability support worker, and Connor, a funny and sensitive young man he works with.

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Best Screenplay

Boi de conchas

by Daniel Barosa I Brazil 

While searching for her missing sister, a teenage girl struggles to balance family duties and music practice, as local teens mysteriously transform into oxen.

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Special Mention Irini

Pun Intended

by Jack Turits I Hungary 

A man hires strangers to mourn his late father. A room full of immigrants contend for citizenship. Five altruists compete to donate the most blood. Through these scenarios, “Pun Intended” explores the common cruelty behind our collective reality.

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Best Actress

Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter

from the film "FÁR" I Iceland

A bird hits a window of a café and disrupts its customers.

A woman faces a decision on whether to ignore nature or to react.

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Best Actor

Charlie Rowe 

from the film "The Natural" I United Kingdom

After a young actor's second terrible audition for a masterclass hosted by his theatrical hero, he follows her to a cafe in search of advice. Through the mishaps of their exchange, she imparts words of wisdom and leaves him wondering.

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Special Prize GR2ME - National Competition

Light of Light

by Neritan Zinxhiria I Experimental - Documentary  I Greece

Before his death in 1932, a monk created his own camera in one of the most isolated places in the world. 90 years later, a filmmaker discovers and reconstructs the found footage.

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Special Prize - Best Comedy Film 

Mimi from Douarnenez

by Sébastien Betbeder 39' France

Mimi has always lived in Douarnenez (Brittany), near her friends and her widowed father. She is a simple young woman who takes life as it comes, even if sometimes life puts obstacles in her way. She works at the cinema Le Club. She was not supposed to, but tonight she has to welcome a young depressive director Gaspard Kermarec. He happens to come from the same town as her, and his film happens to be as depressing as himself.

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