24-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Germany's A Blink of an Eye Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

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A Blink Of An Eye by Kiana Naghshineh A Blink Of An Eye by Kiana Naghshineh

VILNIUS: The German animated short film A Blink of an Eye / Augenblicke by Kiana Naghshineh won the best film prize in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, which opened on 4 November 2020 in Vilnius and transferred to the virtual Scanorama cinema platform on 7 November.

The winning film, selected from 18 films representing 9 Baltic Sea region countries, received a prize worth 5,000 EUR.

The New Baltic Cinema short film competition jury also elected It‘s Alright / Viskas gerai by Jorūnė Greičiūtė as the best Lithuanian short film. The film, produced by Viktorija Akavickaitė and Zbigniev Bartoševič, received a prize of 3,000 EUR.

Scanorama held its closing ceremony online on 22 November.

Best Short Film:
A Blink of an Eye (Germany)
Directed by Kiana Naghshineh

Best Lithuanian Short Film:
It‘s Alright (Lithuania)
Directed by Jorūnė Greičiūtė
Producers: Viktorija Akavickaitė, Zbigniev Bartoševič

Special Jury Mention:
Mamanam (Germany)
Directed by Linda-Schiwa Klinkhammer