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MFW7 AWARD WINNERS

MFW BEST SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

US$200 cash prizes will be given exclusively to the winner of the Best Short Film of the Year Award 2021

MFW7 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARD 2021

National competition is only for the nominated Indonesian directors/producers. One winner of the National Competition Award 2021 shall win Rp 2.000.000,- (Two Million Rupiahs) (US$130)

BEGADANG FILMMAKING COMPETITION 2021

One winner of the Begadang Filmmaking Competition 2021 shall win Rp. 5.000.000.- (Five million rupiahs)(US$300)

THE RWI ASIA PACIFIC AWARD AT MFW7

One best film produced in the Asia Pacific region will be selected to receive The RWI Asia Pacific Award at MFW7 and win a cash prize worth of Rp. 10.000.000,- (Ten Million Rupiahs)


The rest of MFW7 AWARDS is a NON-MONETARY REWARD in the form of a Certificate Of Achievement signed by the Committee, and dedicated online announcements as a PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF EXCELLENCE.

These winners are recommended by the programming team, selected by the program director and then given to the 2021 Jury Board members to be previewed. The final decision has been taken by the festival committee, based on these recommendations by the 2021 Jury Board members.


THE LIST OF 2021 WINNERS ARE


MFW BEST SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR 2021

A very confident filmmaking. A very strong and consistent film with important subjects.
Lucky Kuswandi
International Jury Board 2021
Beautiful contrast between showing and not showing. –
Asako Fujioka
International Jury Board 2021
There is something that lingers in this film. A simple yet complex piece of work that are well executed. –
Kelly Lui
International Jury Board 2021
THE WINNER IS:

I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE // Sameh Alaa / Egypt / 2020 / Fiction / 14:55 // After being separated for 82 days, Adam travels down a rough road to be reunited with the one he loves, whatever it takes.


MFW NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARD 2021

Let’s see Indonesia through the eyes of these nominees, opening rooms for questions and discussion, and alluring mix that might made us wonder.
THE WINNER IS:

MASA DEPAN CERAH 2040 //  Winner Wijaya / Indonesia / 2021 / Fiction / 11:00 // In 2040, Jo’s parents are telling her the story of how the world was before the pandemic, and their plans after the pandemic end.

MFW7 NATIONAL JURY MENTION

When the three judges have three different choices, the deliberation jury meeting becomes intense. Finally, all the judges agreed to choose 1 winner, with a note that the other 2 films must receive proper spotlight.

Chintya is simply capture Indonesia through a simple story, natural, and heartwarming!
Anom Darsana
Final Round National Jury Board 2021
Salmiyah is outstandingly honorable because it presents Harryaldi Kurniawan’s cinematic ambition to combine the oral thought-provoking history with the perplexing footage.
Sanchai Chotirosseranee
Final Round National Jury Board 2021
MFW7 NATIONAL JURY MENTION GOES TO:

MFW7 BEST ANIMATION SHORT

A poetic exploration of mental health and depression issues with strong visually narrative images that we all can resonate with.
Kelly Lui & Lucky Kuswandi
International Jury Board 2021
THE WINNER IS:

THORNS AND FISHBONES // Natália Azevedo Andrade / Hungary / 2020 / 09:47 // Three young children and their mother cope with living in a peculiar house, that is at turns their shelter and their cage.


MFW7 BEST AUDIO VISUAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORT

“The joy of everyday life that spoke clearly in this pandemic era.” “Like looking at our own living rhythm, the film has different turning points. A realistic yet fantastic film that is pleasing visually, emotionally, and orally as the flow was constructed.”
Asako Fujioka, Kelly Lui & Monez Gusmang
International Jury Board 2021
THE WINNER IS:

 

INSIDE // Yann Chapotel / France / 2020 / 05:45 // Inside unrolls a mosaic of windows, a multitude of moments of everyday life forming a choreographic fresco of simple gestures.


MFW7 BEST CHILDREN SHORT

An important film that will generate a fruitful conversation about the rare topic of toxic masculinity in a genuine kind of relationship. Whose mind needs to be swayed? The children or the adults?
Kelly Lui & Lucky Kuswandi
International Jury Board 2021
THE WINNER IS:

GIRLSBOYSMIX (Meisjesjongensmix) // Lara Aerts / Nederland / 2020 / Documentary / 06:42 // Why is it so important to be a boy or a girl?


MFW7 BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

A film that gives impact to a wider audience. Talks about difficult traumatizing events in children’s lives are not an easy thing to share. Yet the film is powerful and the children continue to live carrying a big message for the audience.
Asako Fujioka & Monez Gusmang
International Jury Board 2021
THE WINNER IS:

WHY DIDN’T YOU STAY FOR ME (Waarom Blijf Je Niet Voor Mij?) // Milou Gevers / Netherlands / 2020 / 25:00 // You’re in primary school, and your parent commits suicide. How are you supposed to move on?


MFW7 BEST FICTION SHORT

A tender but tearing story that reminds us about the universality of being young.
Kelly Lui & Asako Fujioka
International Jury Board 2021
THE WINNER IS:

MAKASSAR IS A CITY FOR FOOTBALL FANS (LIKA LIKU LAKI) // Khozy Rizal / Indonesia / 2020 / 20:00 // In a city when the ‘men’ have to go crazy about football, Akbar has to pretend to love football in order to prevent rejection.


MFW7 PROGRAMMER’S CHOICE

“This film awakes the child within us. It provides a new perspective on how a community-based setting is not always ideal for a growing kid. Loneliness follows rebellious acts.”

MFW7 Programming team
THE WINNER IS:

A LONELY AFTERNOON // Kyle Credo / Canada / 2020 / Fiction / 14:41 // Amid a religious ceremony to bless his family’s new home, a neglected young boy longs for companionship and amusement.


BEGADANG FILMMAKING COMPETITION 2021 NOMINEES

BEGADANG FILMMAKING COMPETITION is a National Short Film Competition that challenges participants to develop their idea, write the script, shoot, edit and, even arrange the music (scoring), all within the very tight schedule. All these films were produced and completed within 34 hours. Kisahpedia and PT Kino Media Nusantara are the proud sponsors of Begadang 2021 promoting diversity and tolerance in Indonesia.
THE WINNER IS:

PRO CAST // Immanuel Kurniawan, Victoria Film / Malang, Jawa Timur / 2021 / 05:05 // People’s behavior that ignores health protocols often occurs. Social media is also fueling confusion.


THE RWI ASIA PACIFIC AWARD AT MFW7

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law through Minikino Film Week 7 pays attention to short films deal with an array of equality, diversity and environmental concerns.

One best film produced in the Asia Pacific region will be selected to receive The RWI Asia Pacific Award at MFW7 and win a cash prize worth of Rp. 10.000.000,- (Ten Million Rupiahs)

The living experience of people and climate change. It is an important part A potent part of understanding what’s really happening on the ground.
Jason Squire
Director of RWI Jakarta Office

THE WINNER IS:

THE LAST BREATH OF THE TONLE SAP. // Thomas Cristofoletti, Robin Narciso / Cambodia / 2020 / Documentary / 10:21 // Piseth lives on the Tonle Sap Lake. Fish stocks have plummeted and he worries about how he is going to feed his family.


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