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iW NEWS | Oberhausen Shorts Fest Announces Winners

iW NEWS | Oberhausen Shorts Fest Announces Winners

The 54th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen was held May 1-6, 2008 in Oberhausen, Germany, and handed out awards Tuesday night at the Lichtburg Filmpalast. The Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, handed out by the international jury and worth 7,500 euros, went to Australian Dennis Tupicoff‘s “Chainsaw,” for “its masterful synthesis of social commentary, formal experimentation, and its exploration of bareback riding both within the rodeo arena and beyond.” The two Principal Prizes, worth 3,500 euros each, went to Romanian Radu Jude‘s “Alexandra” and Russian Alina Rudnitskaya‘s “Kak stat stervoi” (“Vixen Academy”). The Jury of the Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia gave its prize for regional work to Belgian director Alexia Bonta‘s “Parlez-moi d’amou” (“Tell Me About Love”), while the FIPRESCI Prize (International Critic’s Prize) went to Russian Pavel Medvedev‘s “Nezrimoe” (“The Unseen”). [Peter Knegt]

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