At the closing ceremony of the Days of German and Russian short films “Vkrate!” 2017, have been holding from 6 to 9 April, the winners of the international competition of short films were announced. Twenty-five films in main com from Russia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and the USA participated this year.
The international jury of the competition included:
Andrey Silvestrov (Moscow), film director, producer, President of the International Kansk video festival, artistic director of the First Volgograd video campus (chairman of the jury);
Florian Grolig (Berlin), animator, game designer; he graduated from the School of Arts and Design in Kassel, realized some award winning short films and computer games as well as commissioned animation and co-founded the Black Pants Game Studio ;
Vlady Bystrov (Braunschweig), a German musician-multi-instrumentalist and composer of Russian origin, an improviser, art director of the festival of electro-acoustic music and medial art “New Night” and the festival “Three days of new music”, PhD of Artistic Research;
Anton Valkovsky (Volgograd), PhD of Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Institute of Art Education of the Volgograd State Social and Pedagogical University, manager of social and cultural projects, author of the project “The Decade of Public Art”, an independent curator.First place: Frankfurter Str. 99a. Evgenia Gostrer. Animation/Documentary. Germany, 2016. 5′. Second place: Atlas of the Wounded Buildings. Thadeusz Tischbein. Documentary/Experimental. Germany, 2016. 13’10”. Third place: Huh. Ira Vilkova. Fiction film. Russia, 2016. 15′. Special competition 20 minutes+ award: Deep Down 1080. Yuliya Kiselyova. Documentary. Russia, 2016. 30′. Best sound design: Katyusha. Stephen Hilyard. Documentary/Experimental. Svalbard and Jan Mayen, United States 2016. 35′. Special curator’s award: The city is 70 years old. Sergey Karpov. Documentary. Russia, 2016. 05’58”.
/The authors of the cup for the winners of the festival were the artist Stanislav Azarov and the sculptor Dmitry Zimin./
Festival team is glad to congratulate all the winners.