This year I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to the jury of the 35th International Short Film Festival in Cabestany.
A nice festival created by cinema lovers, all volunteers, whom we must pay tribute.
4 days of happiness, watching movies from all over the world, from England to Russia, Australia, Poland, Iran, Brazil, Belgium and of course France.
And what a joy to be part of a nice jury chaired by director Michel Ocelot, father of Kirikou, Azur & Asmar, which turned out to be a charming man, and consisting of the director Russo-Cuban Elisabeth Silveiro (also editor on french TV), Aurelian Fossé, filmmaker from Film Spring Open, Thierry Gobert, professor of journalism and aerial images, and Simone Capitaine, from the Institut Jean Vigo.
Yes, it was a very nice festival, and the Grand Prix was awarded to the Belgian movie Welcom, from Pablo Munoz Garcia. Tasty and funny, with fantastic actors, this short film put the finger on the incoherence of the administration, and rivalries between Flemish and Walloon.
Having lived 3 years in Antwerp, Flanders, I enjoyed!
The winners of the Festival:
-Welcom, Pable Munoz Gomez (Belgium)
1st Prize Regard Amateur
-Boloko, Jean-Claude Michineau (France)
2nd Prize Regard Amateur
-Joan Of Nadau, Joel Sentenac (France)
1st Prize Young Creation
-The Money and Youth, Gaël Reze (France)
2nd Prize Young Creation
Compound-past, Ted Hardy-Carnac (France)
1st Prize Regard Semi-Pro
-My Friend Nietzsche, Fauston Da Silva (Brazil)
2nd Prize Regard Semi-Pro
-The Song of porcelain, Ghislain de Haut de Sigy (France)