Radar Awards Winners
First row (left to right): Holger Lang, Hubert Sielecki, Veronika Schubert, Eni Brandner, Judith Eisler, Alexis Hunot, Alexandra Valent
Second row (left to right): Claudia Wohlgenannt, Stefan Stratil, Alexander Gratzer, József Fülöp, Nikolaus Jantsch, Shadab Shayegan, Nora El Bekri
RADAR PITCH – PROJECT SLAM
Many thanks to the members of the RADAR PITCH jury, Tomm Moore, József Fülöp, and Stefan Stratil.
The award is sponsored by the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO & WKO Wien, Fachverband Film- und Musikwirtschaft).
Project Title: PANTOPOS
Jury statement: Eni Brandner’s pitch of her film project Pantopos was clear, convincing and well structured: A strong political message is transported by an unusual look where actors and animation characters get mixed and distorted and combined with rich baroque settings. Eni’s visualisations and explanations made the complex project understandable, technically as well as aesthetically. This way she was able to arouse the interest of all three jury-members with the professional quality of both her project and her presentation.
Jury Special Mentions
ANNA VASOF: Hitting my Head on the World: Lima Hit
DAVID KELLNER: EFFORT
RADAR STUDENT FILM AWARD 2018
Best Animation Film
Many thanks to the members of the RADAR STUDENT FILM jury, Alexis Hunot, Alexandra Valent and Martina Fröschl.
The award is donated by donated by the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
ALEXANDER GRATZER – Animateur
2017 | 4 min 03 sec | AT
Jury statement: When you discover a film, especially one created by a student, and you like it for the film, but then it’s even better when you realize you found an author, a director that you want to follow in the future and from whom you want to see the next work. Because this film is challenging the medium of cinema and animation with humor, because it fits very well to “Narration” as the main topic of this year’s festival, and because this director is clearly showing his own way and approach to storytelling – ANIMATEUR deserves the RADAR AWARD 2018.
Jury Special Mentions
RUTH ERHARTER, VERENA GROSS, RAFFAEL PRETING, DAVID SOMMEREGGER – Staubentor
2017 | 4 min 05 sec | AT
Jury statement: It’s a really nice way to talk about history and to see the library as a keeper of our history – which is so easily lost. It also shows a convincing use of animation techniques.
KATHRIN STEINBACHER – Freedom
2017 | 3 min | AT
Jury statement: A touching film about not losing the goal we have in life, whatever this goal is. Because it’s a perfect translation of this emotional story into a language that reflects the authenticity and, through the images that are depicting, so well a passion. This strong story can appeal to everybody – even if you don’t like to ski.
JIYOON LEE – Insomnia
2017 | 4 min | AT
Jury statement: It’s always nice when you see that a director understands you. This film is very well depicted, it makes you feel what the director feels. You can imagine what’s like to have sleeping problems.
The Audience Award is sponsored by TVPaint DEVELOPPEMENT.
SHADAB SHEYEGAN – Amnesia
2017 | 9 min 34 sec | AT
RADAR HUBERT SIELECKI AWARD
Contemporary Austrian Animated Experiments
Many thanks to Hubert Sielecki for donating this award.
VERONIKA SCHUBERT – “In erster Linie”
2016 | 5 min 30 sec | AT
Sielecki statement: Auf 3000 Glasplättchen sind in unglaublich ausdauernder Geduldarbeit Umrisslinien von Wolkenbewegungen graviert. Die Linien wirken wie eine sich ständig verändernde Grenzlinie auf einer imaginären Landkarte. Im Ton hört man Zitate aus den österreichischen Medien, die eben diese Grenzen zum Zeitpunkt einer Flüchtlingswelle 2015 beinhalten. Die Konzentration dieser alltäglichen und wohlbekannten Worte und Sätze machen nachdenklich bewusst über die Hilflosigkeit und Uneinigkeit der Politik in Österreich und Europa.