Verona International Film Festival and Venice Film Week announced the winners of its competition categories. The award winning films of both festivals will be screened on September 1st and 2nd 2016 at the Casa del Cinema in Venice during the first annual ‘Contemporary Cinema Now’ event. As the best animated short, Schirkoa will screen on 2nd September at 18:45.
Selected from more than 2.000 submissions, this year’s Festival includes 60 features, 119 short films, 68 experimental films, and 16 LGBT films from 28 countries.
Here is an intriguing Festival Trailer. Look for a number of shots from Schirkoa.
Venice Film Week Awards
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM AWARD – Figurine (Canada) by Hans Olson
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM AWARD: Free (Croatia) by Tomislav Zaja
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM AWARD -Little Block of Cement with Dishevelled Hair Containing the Sea (Spain) by Jorge Lopez Navarrete
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AWARD: Schirkoa (India) by Ishan Shukla
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM AWARD: Dryad (France) by Thomas Vernay
BEST UNDERGROUND FILM AWARD: Maniacs (Sweden) by Isabella Carbonell
BEST DANCE FILM AWARD: Promenade (Argentina) by Cirila Luz Ferron
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM AWARD: Sea With No Name (Finland) by Emilia Linnakoski
BEST ITALIAN CINEMA NOW AWARD: Siblings by Luca Sironi
BEST WEB SERIES AWARD: Midnight Walk (Australia) by Mathilde Nocquet