WINNERS 2021

Winner of the Méliès d’Argent Short Film Award:

THE SEINE’S TEARS

Directed by: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur

Motivation:
With the evocative camera work and visual style, combined with the phenomenal soundtrack and gripping story, this year’s winner of the Méliès d’Argent short film award left the jury in tears. The filmmakers hit the right tone throughout and depicted a story of joyful defiance in the face of oppression.

Winner of the Lund Fantastic Special Award:

CODE NAME: NAGASAKI

Directed by: Fredrik S. Hana

Motivation:
The peculiar mixture of the fantastical and documentary makes this story resonate with the jury. Despite its episodic structure it never loses focus and the filmmakers have created an artistic expression that encapsulates all their different fantastical storytelling skills without feeling excessive. By combining fantastic elements with the documentary subject they embody the emotional struggles that are both deeply personal and truly universal.