Jury: Basak Emre (Turkey), Claudia Gladziewski (Germany), Maike Mia Höhne (Germany), Rudolf Worschech (Germany), Thom Palmen (Sweden)

Hamburg ShortFilmPrize (EUR 2,500)
»The most beautiful Man in the World« by Alicia Duffy (England 2002, 35 mm CS, 5’33 Min.)
The meadow. The girl and the man.
The film needs no more than five minutes to convey the complex relations and possibilities between three characters on a hot summer afternoon.
The director finds her own cinematographic language relying entirely on the ability of the audience to relate to the untold.

François Ode Prize (EUR 1,250)
»Otpusk V Noyabre« (Vacations in November) by Pavel Medvedev (Russia 2002, 35 mm, 19’50 Min.)
By and by the film unfolds the harsh living conditions of Sibirian miners.
The film is based on the visual contrast of the darkness of the mine, the beauty of the winter-landscape and the archaic ritual of slaughtering the ren-deer.
Behind the martialic every day-life of his protagonists the filmmaker finds their very own human dignity.

Special Mentions
»Les Baisers des autres by Carine Tardieu (France 2002, 35 mm, 13'37 Min.)
Special mention for »Les Baisers des autres« by Carine Tardieu and the main actress Noemie Develay.
When kisses start to have a different meaning, life becomes really complicated for a sensitive teenager.
The filmmaker and her main actress develop their own personal style and humour in conveying the mixed feelings of the troubled teenage protagonist and build up to a truly surprising and moving twist in the end.

Audience Award (EUR 1,250)
»Ich und das Universum« by Hajo Schomerus (Germany 2002, 35 mm CS, 13'20 Min.)


Jury: Alexandra Gramatke (Germany), Borjan Zafirovski (Macedonia), Lulu Ratna (Indonesia)

Jury Prize (EUR 1250)
»Live to Tell« by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (Canada 2002, Beta SP, 5'30)
Articulates technology in a sensitive way.

Special Mentions
»Ketok« (Knock) by Maria Clementine Wulia (Indonesia 2002, Mini DV, 6 Min.)
From the very start this short was all about the art of storytelling - a good way to
keep the tradition alive by using technology that does not exploit.

Special Mentions
»Kreas« (Meat) by Cristo Petrou (Greece 2002, 35mm, 5 Min.)
The romantic process of serving dinner to your loved one. The film presents the other
side of what we deal with everyday.

Special Mentions
»Look at me standing there« by Ezra Eeman (Belgium 2001, Betacam SP, 7'30 Min.)
A timeless moment. Delicate shifts of movement are made visible.

Audience Award (EUR 1,250)
»The Stairway at St. Paul´s« by Jeroen Offerman (England / The Netherlands 2001, Beta SP, 8'00 Min.)


Audience Prize (EUR 750,-)
»Frizör« by Ayhan Salar (Germany 2002, 35 mm, 15'10 Min.)


Jury: Claudia Gonzáles (Hamburg), Carsten Spicher (Oberhausen), Ulrich Köhler (Berlin)

Jury Prize (EUR 1,250)
»1 vor 2 zurück« by Philip Haferbusch (Germany 2003, 35 mm, 10'10 Min.)
This film introduces us to a man who tries to keep his life under control with pedantry. He counts his steps and enters the results in a book. The way the protagonist gets into a crisis nevertheless and how he – perhaps – gets out of his dilemma again is told in extremely cryptic images with lots of joy about the absurd aspects of life. With subtle humour, the laconic off-screen narration script brilliantly manages to make fun of the typical way of explaining things in social educational terms. We would especially like to mention the skilful editing of the very short takes and are still asking ourselves why the bird cage was not knitted up as well.

Special Mentions
»Das Radioballet – Zerstreute Öffentlichkeit« by Olaf Sobczak / Christina Witz / Maren Grimm (Germany 2003, Betacam SP, 12'00 Min.)
All in all we missed the type of films whose distinct necessity is based on the social and/or political reality of modern day Germany. In short: films that provoke a reaction. In this connection we were delighted about the action taken by a group from Hamburg who interferes in the day-to-day life of people by deliberately confusing them. This is why a special mention goes out to the artistic concept of the group »Radio Ligna«.

Special Mentions
»Sommerhitze« by Katja Fredriksen (Germany 2003, 35 mm, 16'21 Min.)
Furthermore, we would also like to draw attention to a short feature film which deals with provincial bourgeois life. The film maker obviously has a deep insight into the special quirks of the upper middle class in Germany and sublimely embeds this in a little story about adolescence. Growing up in this sort of environment can be hell which, thanks to the good script, is presented in a pleasantly sober manner.

Audience Prize (EUR 1,250)
»1 vor 2 zurück« by Philip Haferbusch (Germany 2002, 35 mm, 10'10 Min.)


Audience Prize (EUR 1,500)
»Tim Tom« by Christel Pougeoise and Romain Segaud (France 2002, Beta SP, 4'17 Min.)


Audience Prize (EUR 500)
»The Snoozatron« by Lloyd Price and Christopher Sadler (England 2003, Beta SP, 2'18 Min.)


Jury Prize (EUR 1,250)
»Pepe´s Watch« by Michael Peretz (Israel 2002, 16mm, 18'50 Min.)
The jury decided: In this film by Michael Peretz, Gil Fermon plays David known as Dudu. Gil plays this role brilliantly. The plot and film are both vivid and well thought out. The story is a mixture of humour and seriousness. The topics including puberty, tension between mother and son, and the mother's helplessness were all portrayed superbly. Furthermore, the plot had outstanding moments of suspense and plenty of surprises.

Special Mentions
»Houdini´s Hund« by Sara Johnsen (Norway 2003, 35 mm, 14'00 Min.)
This film by Sarah Johnsen consists of funny and exciting scenes that were shot with very good actors. We also enjoyed the fact that the Houdini legend was documented and integrated in the film in a very special way. Moreover, it depicts the difference and relationship between girls and boys at a certain age in a humorous way.

Special Mentions
»Anruf nach Afrika« by Lukasz Roszak (Germany 2002, 35 mm, 20'00 Min.)
It's a great idea to shoot a film like this revolving around a phone booth. A very serious problem – the xenophobia of certain people – was also dealt with. It was also great that the lead spoke mainly with his facial expressions, especially with his eyes. In the course of the film, Marvin, the main character, manages to come out of his shell. He changes as a result of making decisions. The way the colour red was used as a symbol was great. In the main, the film is set at a phone booth, but it is nevertheless really exciting.