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MFW7 NOMINEES

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 nominees 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 will then taken by the festival committee, based on these recommendations by the 2021 Jury Board members.


THE LIST OF 2021 NOMINEES ARE


MFW BEST SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR 2021

The MFW7 committee leave this category without any introduction for the juries. We will keep an open mind and save the ‘introduction’ as the summary of the jury deliberation meeting. How do you define the Best Short Film of the year 2021 at Minikino Film Week?
The nominees are:

FERAL (Divljač) // Bojana Babić / Serbia / 2020 / Fiction / 16:12 // Three village women secretly go on a trip together to hunt wild boars and discover their passion for a different kind of prey.

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.

I BOUGHT A TIME MACHINE // Yeon Park / United States / 2020 / Documentary / 14:35 // The filmmaker orders a time machine off of eBay for her father’s birthday, which raises existential questions about the past.


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 nominees are:

ANGPAO // Stefanus Cancan / Indonesia / 2020 / Fiction / 16:16 // Michael competing with his brother to get the most Angpao on Chinese New Year.

CHINTYA //  Sesarina Puspita / Indonesia / 2019 / Fiction / 23:59 // One day a conservative family have a super annoying guest, Chintya. They politely welcome Chintya but secretly hate her present.

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.

SALMIYAH // Harryaldi Kurniawan / Indonesia / 2019 / Documentary / 22:40 // The past, always leave questions, it can never return in its full scenes.

SHIN HUA // Erick Sutanto / Indonesia / 2020 / Documentary / 15:00 // Freddy Kustanto, an old barber who struggles alone to defend the Shin Hua barbershop, a legacy from his parents.


MFW7 BEST ANIMATION SHORT

Thought-provoking animation films with many possible points of views to talk about. Which one is the most successful one using the power of animation short films?
The nominees are:

FACE RECOGNITION // Martinus Klemet / Estonia / 2021 / 06:45 // Face Recognition failure – Deadbeat Igor-503 evades the cops detectors during a night of wild drinking.

THE MECANORGANS (Les Mécanorganes) // Libéral MARTIN / France / 2020 / 10:00 // Inside an ecosystem strange beings interact. Some exchange, some follow their purposes, while others fight for survival…

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

Re-evaluates how film triggers our senses and gives us space to wander.
The nominees are:

HUMAN WALKERS IN MOTION // Ethann Néon / Belgium / 2020 / 11:00 // Reconnecting with Muybridge‘s work, this film projets us into the rhythm of 50 walkers.

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.

THE EXECUTION // Jeroen Van der Stock / Japan / 2019 / 14:30 // When the state of Georgia proceeds with the execution of Ivon Stanley, an officer provides a step-by-step account of his death.


MFW7 BEST CHILDREN SHORT

When under 13 years old children are exposed to many audio-visual works through their television and smartphones, what would a short film festival have to offer? Minikino Film Week 7 would like to offer a fresh point of view about short films that open rooms for conversations between children and their peer group friends, families, and adults.
The nominees are:

2019 // Julia Boutteville / France / 2021 / Fiction / 03:31 // “Imagination is what tends to become real.” – André BRETON

BERTHA AND THE WOLFRAM (Bertha en de wolfram) // Torfs Tijs / Belgium / 2020 / Documentary / 15:39 // Meet Bertha, a 13 year old Belgian girl fighting every day against her ultimate enemy: Wolfram.

FOUR THIRTY (Las cuatro y media) // Andrés Brandariz / Argentina / 2019 / Fiction / 09:56 // Two children throwing wet paper balls at cars from a terrace while the adult in charge sleeps, until everything goes wrong.

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

When everything feels broken, these documentaries offer a personal approach to vulnerable topics and shed a light to hope.
The nominees are:

NIGHT UPON KEPLER 452B (Nacht Ueber Kepler 452b) // Ben Voit / Germany / 2019 / 14:05 // People are looking for a place to sleep. A van races through the night, to bring out of the dark, what could get lost in there.

STILL PROCESSING // Sophy Romvari / Canada / 2020 / 17:00 // A box of stunning family photos awakens grief and lost memories as they are viewed for the first time on camera.

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

The year of 2020 and 2021 is already stranger than fiction. Sometimes we would like to be transported into a different universe, really we might see a familiar reality. The three nominees for MFW7 Best Fiction Short Award explore personal struggles that would allow the audience to better understand human vulnerability.
The nominees are:

GREAT CELEBRATION (Festa Grande) // Gianmaria Sortino / Italy / 2021 / 12:54 // A family initiation rite marks the price to pay to pass from adolescence to adulthood.

HAUTE CUISINE (Nouvelle Saveur) // Merryl Roche / France / 2019 / 24:15 // During a service, Marie cuts herself, letting a few drops of blood mix with her sauce. Her boss judges it to be perfect…

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

The selection committee and programmers try to balance both with this year’s selection, hoping to give the best experience for each audience while at the same time also highlight the exceptional short films this year. Minikino Film Week strives to build a strong cinema culture and critical audience.
The nominees are:

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.

LUU NGAL CHAY KYA (AGE OF YOUTH) // Myo Thar Khin / Myanmar / 2020 / Fiction / 24:00 // Young Employees from a plastic ware store , Sithu & Min Htet plan a mission for Sithu to elope with a girl.

BETTER MEN // Guillaume Doucet / France / 2020 / Fiction / 11:12 // In a support group, Dave, a heavy-set man in his fifties, shares his story with difficulty. The participants begin to stand up.


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 nominees are:

FROM MARS FOR ENGLAND // Mochamad Rizky Fauzy, KMTF / Bandung, Jawa Barat / 2021 / 05:36 // An aliens from Mars came to earth just to watch the EURO Final.

MAKASIH, MBAK ANGGUN // Dimas Adiputro, Suka Films / Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta / 2021 / 02:15 // Dimas complained to his friends because of the quarantine, but it was someone he didn’t expect to help him.

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.

SELAMAT DATANG DI INDONESIA // Azalia Muchransyah, CATastrophe Productions / Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta / 2021 / 05:15 // Let’s learn about Indonesia in the year 20xx, before Earthlings move to Mars due to a prolonged pandemic.


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)


Here are the nominees:

CITARUM // Ali Satri Efendi / Indonesia / 2020 / Documentary / 16:02 // A portrayal of a brickmaker in two seasons: nature gives him bounty in one season and takes it all back in another season.

GOD’S DAUGHTER DANCES (신의 딸은 춤을 춘다) // Sungbin BYUN / South Korea / 2020 / Fiction / 24:53 // A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration.

GOLD IS EATING PEOPLE Su Xia / China / 2020/ Animation / 08:12 // When gold is discovered, people of different classes fight for it unscrupulously.

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.

THE EXECUTION // Jeroen Van der Stock / Japan / 2019 / Documentary / 14:30 // When the state of Georgia proceeds with the execution of Ivon Stanley, an officer provides a step-by-step account of his death.


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