The awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film on PFF 2017 have been announced at the Closing Ceremony of PFF 2017, held on April 7 in the Cinematheque of Macedonia. The Jury Award for Best Short Film on the 7th edition of the Philosophical Film Festival went to ZSOFIKA by Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer (Canada), and LIMBO by Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece) received a Special Jury Recognition. The Audience Award for Best Short Film on PFF 2017 went to Jeannice Adriaansens (Belgium) for her film SPRING FLOOD. In the Official Selection of Feature Films, one film won, both, the hearts of the jury and the audience, and that was ALL ABOUT PEOPLE by director Giorgi Abashishvili (Georgia). The Philosophical Film Festival and the Philosophical Society of Macedonia congratulate all the winning films. We are looking forward to seeing many more cinematically beautiful films with philosophically inspiring topics in the years to come! At the end, great thanks to the sculptor Pero Kovancaliev and our sponsors RZ Institute for making the ‘Golden Owl’ awards of PFF 2017.
Jury Award & Audience Award for Best Feature Film of PFF 2017
ALL ABOUT PEOPLE (2016)
Feature film, Georgia/Germany, 72 min, color
Director: Giorgi Abashishvili
Nine episodes about the humorous, unexpected
and sometimes tragic moments of life.
About the first poem and the last hope,
the first love and the last breath,
the first conversation with the sun
and the last thanks to it.
Based on short stories of Georgian writer Nodar Dumbadze.
Jury Award for Best Short Film on PFF 2017
Feature film, Canada, 14 min., color
Director: Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer
A man returns home at the end of his life. In the now abandoned house where he once was happy, he tries to reconnect with what was lost. Remorse fills the final moments of his life as his broken promise haunts his memories.
Audience Award for Best Short Film on PFF 2017
SPRING FLOOD (2015)
Feature film, Belgium, 27 min., color
Director: Jeannice Adriaaansens
Helene is not feeling comfortable at home with her husband. Arne is having serious issues with his mother, who is spending all her attention to her divorce from Arne’s father. Both characters set off from home and by chance they both find each other; an experience that teaches them much about life and past events and helps them move on. Or does it?
Special Jury Recognition in the Official Selection of Short Films on PFF 2017
Feature film, Greece, 29 min., color
Director & scriptwriter: Konstantina Kotzamani
THE LEOPARD SHALL LIE DOWN WITH THE GOAT
THE WOLVES SHALL LIVE WITH THE LAMBS
AND THE YOUNG BOY WILL LEAD THEM
12+1 KIDS AND THE CARCASS OF A WHALE WASHED ASHORE…