Informative plattform of International Federation of Film Societies- Féderation Internationalle des Ciné-clubs- Federación Internacional de Cine Clubes
First of all, let me congratulate Krakow and the very clever staff for an excellent festival. This was my first film festival ever, but I really loved to be there, to be a part of the festival, to see a lot of good filmes – and it was an honor to be a jurymember. We were so good taken care of, from the first and to the last moment. We really felt welcoming. For me, as a newcomer in this game, things seemed very structured and professional. Most of the films had a high standard. Thanks to Barbara and the staff who picked them out. Excellent work. It was nice to have the combination of both documentary, short fiction and animation – big variations in theme, form, language, pictures etc. Very very interesting. For me as a FICC-jury member was this very usefull experience. I felt I learned a lot, both by watching films, but also by the discussions we had after the films, within the jury, and also with members from other juries. So funny and useful. I think the idea with using people from the FICC is a good idea. It’s a good place for learning, updating, meeting new film interested people and meet another “filmworld”, far from the more common films we meet in our daily life as filmclub members.
As you now we had in our duty to give one film the don quijoteprize, and one film a special mention. We had hard discussions in the jury – to of us had the same opinion, the trird member wanted to give the prize to another film. But after a long talk – we finally agreed. (but to be honest – there were many good films, and I can recommend more than these two. Barbara promised to send all which is necessary, copies etc. we were also promised to get the exact text on the diploma, to send to you. Hopefully they have done it. We left the festival Friday morning, but the seremony was on Saturday night.
The film who got the FICC jury price was:
Fatigues d`etre beaux – tired of being handsome by: Leo Marchand and Anne-Laure Daffis, made in France in 2012, producer Daniel Sauvage (Caimans Productions).
A beautiful, meaningless, poetic and very funny film. (in a tradition of Samuel Becket, in a way)
The prize who got a special mention was Heilige & hure, german from 2012, directed by Anne Zohra, produced by Filacademy Baden-Wuerttemberg, Holger Bergman and Karoline Henkel. This was a documentary with a very strong, important and brave theme. We really admire the protagonists in this film.
And as said before – this was a wonderful and good festival, and it was so interesting to be a part of it.
For the FICC-jury:
Anita Moe, Norway
Photos: Michael Schäfer