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CONCORTO 2017 – THE AWARDS

ASINO D’ORO: Valparaiso by Carlo Sironi
“For the delicate way it portrays the intimate journey of a woman in a complex situation, the jury presents the Asino D’Oro to VALPARAISO by Carlo Sironi.”

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: Green Screen Gringo by Douwe Dijkstra
For its creative and playful approach which turns a political crisis into a kaleidoscopic journey through contemporary Brasil, the Special Jury Prize goes to GREEN SCREEN GRINGO, by Douwe Dijkstra.

JURY SPECIAL MENTION: Kukista ja mehiläisistä – About the birds and the bees by J.J. Vanhanen
As it’s harder to make people laugh than cry, the special mention goes to ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES by J.J. Vanhanen.

AUDIENCE AWARD: Kukista ja mehiläisistä – About the birds and the bees by J.J. Vanhanen

YOUTH JURY AWARD: Copa-Loca di Christos Massalas

BORDERS
SPECIAL MENTION: Do not come to Europe –  Pontus Joneström, Minna Lundberg and Hanna Pousette
The jury has recognized in this film the clever capacity to make Europeans empathize with refugees fleeing from war. For this reason, the Jury has decided to give a special mention to Do not come to Europe by Pontus Joneström, Minna Lundberg and Hanna Pousette.

BORDERS WINNER: 489 Years – Hayoun Kwon
This film struck us because it talks about borders in a poetic and uncommon way, open to many interpretations. Combining a very actual theme with universal and timeless emotions and thoughts, this film grasps the ambiguity hidden in the very idea of “border”: a dangerous and negative place, and at the same time a place in which things change and move to different situations. The border as a meeting place, not a censoring zone. A space in which imagination gets richer thanks to diversity. For these reasons, the Jury has decided to give the Borders Award to 489 YEARS by Hayoun Kwon

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