The 27 Competition Shorts fought for a new Audience Award this year: Best Short Idea.
The results were impressive: 24 of the 27 shorts received 50% or more a positive answer to the question “Did you at least like its main idea?” – the “at least” qualifier inserted in order to signal that ideas matter in themselves, irrespective of what the overall film result is.
|24||SURVEILLANCE 2011||Thanos Karvounis & Demos Kapogiannis|
|23||MOON DUST||Ezequiel Romero García|
|22||FILE UNDER MISCELLANEOUS||Jeff Barnaby|
|21||GENIO Y FIGURA||Hatem Khraiche Ruiz-Zorilla|
|19||COCKPIT: THE RULE OF ENGAGEMENT||Jesse Griffith|
|17||36EME SOUS-SOL||PH Debies|
|16||THE TOWER OF TIME||JOSE LUIS QUIROS|
|15||BY HER HAND, SHE DRAWS YOU DOWN||Anthony G. Sumner|
|14||THE HAPPY LIFE||Minos Nikolakakis|
|13||DARKNESS’ SEED||John Butler|
|12||SALVA EL MUNDO||Borja Echeverria Lamata|
|11||ONCE UPON A TIME ON EARTH||Ian Hothersall|
|9||ONE MAN AND HIS DOG||Jonathan Hopkins|
|8||LOVEC OBLAKOV||MIHA KNIFIC|
|5||LA TERRIBLE MALEDICTION||Stephane Papet|
|4||THE ADJUSTABLE COSMOS||Adam Duncan|
|2||DEAD ON TIME||A. Labropoulos & K. Skyftas|
Three of the first 5 shorts were also in the first quintet for Short Supreme. But the Audience Award for Best Short Idea went to
“Tous Les Hommes S’appellenet Robert”, dir. Marc-Henri Boulier, France.
Marc-Henri Boulier was notified about the news, and this is what he had to say to the Greek Audience:
“We are very happy that Robert was able to run in Greece thanks to the festival. We are proud to receive this new award. Long live the SFF-rated !”
Another example of the traditional Greece-France friendship!
Chief Festival Officer