INTERNATIONAL FOUND FOOTAGE COMPETITION Thursday 16 September 2021, 9.00 pm, Motorenhalle

Guests: filmmakers & jury; Moderation: Franziska Hoffmann & Sabine Kues

These are the winners of this years International Found Footage Competion! Congratulations!

In cooperation with Filmverband Sachsen e.V. (Saxony Film Association), the dresdner schmalfilmtage once again awarded the prize for works that incorporate film heritage (found footage) in their films. Whether including archive material, a new score to existing footage or new images to the original sound – there are no limits to the examination of historical small format material.

The Main Prize goes to the „Expo Film (this film is my memory)“ by Penny McCann. "The Expo Film situates memory between the past and future, embodied by a voice which grows fainter on decaying soundtrack, as Penny McCann shines a personal light on documentary images", said the members of the Jury Marie Carrez (program curator Cinémathèque de Bretagne), Philipp Link (German filmemaker, Gute Zeit Film), Maximilien Luc Proctor (French-American filmmaker, musician and writer) and Messaline Raverdy (French-Belgium filmmaker). An honorable mention was also given to the film "Flying waters" by Peter Klausz - a song to the fading of memories.

The audience present could choose there favorit movie as well and choose Penny McCanns „Expo Film (this film is my memory)“ too.

This year, for the second time, due to corona restrictions, people who could not join live at Motorenhalle Dresden were able to watch the Competion on demand and to choose their favorit. The Online Audience Award goes to Tetsuya Maruyama with the film "Shashin No Ma". "Shashin No Ma is best described as a consciousness of interval/space, not in the sense of an enclosed three-dimensional entity, but rather the awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of senses“, says the filmmaker himself.

Nominated films 2021:

Isabel Apel – dort scheint immer die Sonne, dort wird immer geblinzelt (there the sun always shines, there people always blink), 3:56 min, 16 mm, 2021, Germany
Ivan Cordeiro – 1971, 16:59 min, Super 8, 2020, USA
Ian Helliwell – Belle Vue Aces High, 4:15 min, Super 8, 2021, Great Britain
Ian Helliwell – Prague Cineskyline, 2:30 min, Super 8, 2021, Great Britain
Julius Kerstan – Hydra and Stentor, 10:00 min, 8 mm, 2020, Germany
Peter Klausz – Flying waters, 2:25 min, 8 mm, 2020, Hungary
Tetsuya Maruyama – Shashin No Ma, 6:22 min, Super 8, 2020, Brazil
Penny McCann – Expo Film (this film is my memory), 9:26 min, 16 mm, Super 8, 2020, Canada
Michael Stabenow – Ein falscher Fuffziger (A false fuff), 5:30 min, 16 mm, 2021, Germany
Jim Zimmermann – Endlich wieder Kino (Finally cinema again), 6:16 min, Super 8, 2021, Germany

Jury 2021

Marie Carrez, program curator Cinémathèque de Bretagne
Philipp Link, German filmemaker, Gute Zeit Film
Maximilien Luc Proctor French-American filmmaker, musician and writer
Messaline Raverdy, French-Belgium filmmaker