Završio 16. PSSST! Festival nijemog filma
Ocjenjivački sud natjecateljskog programa u sastavu Karla Lončar, Božidar Trkulja, Ante Zlatko Stolica nagradu Veliki Brcko dodijelio je filmu SOK / JUICE, Mona Keil (2022), Njemačka, 5′, uz sljedeće objašnjenje:
With the awards ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 2022, the sixteenth consecutive PSSST! silent film festival ended. The festival was held for three days at the Trešnjevka Cultural Center.
The judging panel of the competition program, consisting of Karla Lončar, Božidar Trkulja and Ante Zlatko Stolica, awarded the Veliki Brcko award to the film SOK / JUICE, Mona Keil (2022), Germany, 5′, with the following explanation:
With the unanimous decision of the jury, this year’s Veliki Brcko goes to the film “Juice” by the young German director Mona Keil. Skillfully using the stop-motion animation technique, the author has created an original and well-rounded world, a unique ecosystem that bombards our senses. In it we find grotesque creatures resembling tongues and parasitic arachnids – organs and creatures that most often live in the hidden space. However, the director exposes them in this film and places them in an extremely strange context, so creating the experience of “entering” the zone of the forbidden, terrifying and perverse. The overall impression was enhanced by the performance of the band “Sunrise Session”, giving voice to silent “tongues”, as well as to their silent but dramatic dialectic with symbiotic intruders, which further evoked the cinematic exchange of saliva, sap and juice.
The audience award was won by the film PETLJA / LOOP, Pablo Polledri (2021), Spain/Argentina, 8′.
Eighteen short films were shown in the competition program. All screenings were accompanied live by top musical improvisers – Vitomir Ivanjek on the piano and the band “Sunrise Session”. The competition program contained various styles, genres and film techniques from 11 countries: Russia, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Great Britain, Slovenia and Morocco. The submitted films were this year, once again stylistically very heterogeneous – from silent burlesques to classic feature films to avant-garde film experiments and innovative animation procedures.
The main prize of PSSST! is dedicated to the character and work of the first Croatian silent film hero from the film Brcko in Zagreb.
Until next year PSSST! says farewell to all visitors and film buffs and announces some more activities in the near future!