The Jury of the 15th International Film Students Meeting gave the Panavision Award to Étage X / Floor X by Francy Fabritz of DFFB – Berlin Film Conservatory (Germany). “The 2016 Panavision award goes to a film with cheek. It has a strong take on human desire and uses the cinematic language in a surprising and precise way.”
In the film, an accidental meeting in an elevator at a department store pushes two older women to their limits and forces them to improvise when the elevator gets stuck.
A Special nominal mention was given to Umpire by Leonardo van Dilj of LUCA School of Arts (Belgium). In Umpire, Axelle, a promising young tennis player, becomes increasingly desperate on discovering that Jeremy, her attentive coach, has been taken in for questioning.
The Jury of the 15th International Film Students Meeting, consists of students from centers in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, and United Kingdom; chaired by the João Pedro Rodrigues.
The Orona Award given to the most cutting – edge short film in the Meeting was given to 24º 51’ Latitud Norte by Carlos Lenin Treviño of Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos CUEC – UNAM (México). “Moving away from the classical narrative and achieve a picture of its memories through an innovative treatment of the image, sound and time.”
After eleven years of absence, Ernest returns to the town that saw him grow up and is reunited with his closest childhood friends. Among local anecdotes and hazy memories of the past, Ernest will discover that he is tied to a place and a past he thought he’d forgotten.
A Special nominal mention was given A quien corresponda, by Valeria Fernández of Universidad del Cine (Argentina).
A tale of an specific instant, a letter addressed to whomever wants to read it. A quien corresponda (To whom it may concern) narrates the moment the director’s mother died.
The Orona Jury, consists of students coming from the Universidad de Mondragon (Huhezi) and Escivi (Escuela de Cine y Video de Andoain). They will be coordinated by a teacher of the Universidad de Mondragon and there will be supported with the presence of Orona Fundazioa’s Developing Manager.