The 9th Zubroffka International Shortfilm Festival has ended yesterday, but before we say goodbye to that great and grand bison, let’s take a look at this year’s winners:

GRAND PRIX AWARD, given by the Jury: Washingtonia, dir. Konstantina Kotzmani, Greece, 2013

And the trailer for Washingtonia:

 

WILD BISON AWARD, audience award: Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland, 2014

 

Polish amateurs competition:

Winner: Games, dir. Bartek Tryzna, Monika Stpiczyńska, Poland, 2014

Special mention: The Drift, dir. Marcin Ożóg, Poland, 2014

 

Polish students competition:

Winner: Mother Earth, dir. Piotr Złotorowicz, Poland, 2014

 

Polish independents competition:

Winner: Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland, 2014
Special mention: The Supreme, dir. Katarzyna Gondek, Poland, 2014

 

EASTWARD WINDOW competition:

Winner: Invisible Spaces, dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili, Georgia, 2014

Special Mention: Dog’s life, dir. Ieva Veiveryte, Lithuania, 2014

 

WHOLE WIDE WORLD competition:

Winner: The Return, dir. Yohann Konam, France, 2014

Special mention: A Simpler Life, dir. Gunhild Enger, Sweden, 2013

Best documentary: Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, Poland, 2014
Best animation: Symphony no. 42, dir. Réka Bucsi, Hungary, 2013

Best live-action: Milky Brother, dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan, Poland/Armenia, 2014

Best cinematography: Washingtonia, dir. Konstantina Kotzmani, Greece, 2013
Best soundtrack: Milky Brother, dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan, Poland/Armenia, 2014

KIDS competition winners:

Programme 5+ Ghost Hours dir. Nils Skapans, Latvia/Estonia, 2014

Programme 7+ Piglet. Babysitter, dir. Natalya Berezovaya, Russia, 2014

Programme for middle schools: God’s Lamb, dir. Kees-Jan Mueller, Netherlands, 2014

Daazo’s first set of the top 5 films can be found here, and the second half is coming soon, along with an interview with one of the jury members! Stay tuned!