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BEST FEATURE

TSU


Category
Feature
Director
Ü Inose
Year
2022
Country
Japan
Runtime
01:28:00
Budget
13,000,000 JPY

“TSU”is a coming-of-age story centered on Yuki, a high school student living in rural Japan.

As his graduation date looms, expectations transform into frustrations. As the pressure from his challenging university entrance exams and complicated relationship with his family reaches a breaking point, he runs away from it all into the mountains where he finds an independent
collective of people who have been living off of the grid for years.

BEST SHORT

SUMMER ADRIFT


Category
Short
Director
Sandino Burbano
Year
2019
Country
Ecuador
Runtime
00:11:00
Budget
10,000 USD

Driven by a profound crisis of human values, a very old panhandler competes with a little girl who’s also begging in the street. He then tries to remove her from the world. This all takes place in a sparkling blue summer that seems to be unfolding aimlessly.

SPECIAL MENTION

Soutien de Famille


Category
Documentary, Experimental, Feature, cinematographical essay based on the artistic project
Director
Maxime Berthou
Year
2020
Country
France
Runtime
01:15:15
Budget
150000 EUR

Soutien de Famille is a cinematographical essay based on the artistic project Hogshead 733 that includes a journey, a sea adventure, a story of heritage, friendship & whiskey. The process follows the restoration of a typical 1941 wooden fishing boat, her last 733 miles sailing journey, and the final transformation of the boat, soaked with sea and adventure into two whisky barrels. Every specially chosen stage gives a possibility to research the poetics of specific manual labor expertise: boat building, sailing, barrel making, and whisky production.
A journey from Trebeurden Brittany to the island Islay in Scotland was undertaken with 20 stops en route, from 23 August until 21 September 2015.