GRAND PRIX: Promised land Directed by Andrea Pierri, Italy.
Every day legions of people risk their lives in the Mediterranean Sea to reach the southern coasts of Europe, the new Promised Land. But the sea, that once parted to allow Moses’ passage, now closes with indifference over the stories and lives of countless victims.
Special Jury Mention: Only a Child Directed by Simone Giampaolo, Switzerland.
A visual poem created by over twenty animation directors under the artistic supervision of Simone Giampaolo, which gives shape and colour to the original words spoken by Severn Suzuki at the UN Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet
Winner Professional: The Intronauta Directed by Jose Arboleda, Colombia.
In a world saturated with media information, EL escapes into a fantastic space thanks to his ability to draw. Among the cracks in the city, a plant emerges from his drawings but the social order eliminates it, motivating him to become EL INTRONAUTA, the inner space navigator.
Special Mention Professional: Mondo Domino Directed by Suki, France.
In a deafening noise of chainsaws, loggers happily humming while they cut down trees to be used as decor for a fashion show.
Winner Human rights: Career limiting Directed by Anna Mantzaris. Sweden.
What’s the most career-limiting thing you can do? It turns out that if you’re a woman, it’s having a baby.
Special Mention - Human rights: Pangäa. Directed by Markus Keim and Beate Hecher, Austria.
In the field of tension between work and private retreat, the downfall of an administrative officer is sketched who is no longer up to his changing environment and who finally succumbs to it through his own disappearance
Winner Student: Pink Pleasure Doom by Maja Kjellstad Aanonsen.
Winner Music Video: Dormo poco e sogno molto by Paolo Santamaria. Italy.
(Ex aequo winners): Ζara and the others by Nils Johan Lund and Bjørn Sortland (Norway) and 'Yawati' by Lucia Espinoza (Ecuador) We don´t know that much about Zara and the others. But Zara and the others certainly bleed an awful lot of nose blood. On top of all that, Zara and the others live in a campervan. And what is it really that Zara and the others eat for dinner? Certainly something quite spooky. YAWATI (turtle in Quichua) is a short film that tells the story of Waira, a little girl who finds a turtle on a beach full of garbage. Waira with the help of his grandfather clean the coast so that Yawati can return to the sea.
Special Mention: The song of the Northern lights by Natalia Malykhina (Norway)
A little polar bear Ursa is alone in the cold dark Arctic and looking for his mum. He walks through a blizzard, through icy cold tundra and sharp ice hummocks, towards the northern lights.