TALLINN: Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival (www.swff.ee 12-15 November 2012) has announced its award winners for 2012.
The festival features international short films and four competitions. Sleepwalkers is a sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival (www.poff.ee)
The winners are:
Short Film Competition
A STORY FOR THE MODLINS (Dir. Sergio Oskman, Spain)
Special Mention: Fancy Fair (Dir. Christophe Hermans, Belgium)
Student Film Competition
DOS DE TRES [TWO OUT OF THREE] (Dir. Paulina Rosas, Mexico)
Special Mention: Men Of The Earth (Dir. Andrew Kavanagh, Australia)
Baltic Sea Competition
KILLING THE CHICKENS TO SCARE THE MONKEYS (Dir. Jens Assur, Sweden)
Special Mention: Kichot (Poland)
VABA MAA [FREE WORLD] (Dir. Anna Hints, Estonia)
The Other Side of the Rainbow (Dir. Triin Ruumet, Estonia)
Thank You For Happening To Me (Dir. Elina Naan, Estonia)
The winners were presented at the opening of the 16th Black Nights Film Festival of which Sleepwalkers is a sub-festival.
The awards are the culmination of four days of films, special events and master classes held at the newly opened building of the prestigious Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn. Highlights included a retrospective of films from Tel Aviv University, a master class on low budget filmmaking with renowned Israeli producer Rani Saar and Meerkat Day, a chance for film schools across Europe to meet and network.