BRATISLAVA: Slovak short documentary About My Sister by Barbora Sliepková was awarded best film at the 24th edition of MFFK Febiofest. Special mentions went to Polish films Lockjaw by Kordian Kądziela and Three Conversations on Life by Julia Staniszewska. The festival took place in Bratislava from 2 to 8 March 2017.
The competition section introduced a selection of 20 fiction, documentary, animated and experimental short films from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Austria.
The FICC Jury gave its award to the Polish short film Debut directed by Katarzyna Kijek.
Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude, the director of Scarred Hearts / Inimi cicatrizate (HiFilm Productions), got a Special Award and Agnieszka Holland was at the closing ceremony to present her film Spoor (TOR Film Production), which had its Slovak premiere at the festival. The film won the Sliver Bear at the recent Berlinale Film Festival.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Main Competition „In the Middle of Europe“
Jury Prize for Best Film:
About My Sister / O sestre (Slovakia) Directed by Barbora Sliepková
Lockjaw / Szczękościsk (Poland) Directed by Kordian Kądziela
Three Conversations on Life / Trzy rozmowy o życiu (Poland) Directed by Julia Staniszewska
FICC Jury Prize:
Debut / Debiut (Poland) Directed by Katarzyna Kijek
Dialogue / Dialóg (Hungary) Directed by Gábor Fabricius
Fuck the Cancer! (Austria) Directed by Thomas Renoldner