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The winner is LEAGUE OF EXOTIC DANCERS by Rama Rau (2015, USA, 90')
For the human sensitivity and the compelling sense of narration shown by Rama Rau in her research, in which the core is occupied by free female characters, which are able to proudly defend their own right to personal identity. A shwred, sore, sparkling of sequins and and politically necessary movie in a time ruled by sexism and conflict between genders: a winning mixture.
The jury appoints the special mention to the documentaries CHURCHROAD by Robin Vogel (2014, The Netherlands, 54') for the honesty used by the director to realize a subjective portrait of an underground world where desire and bodies meet – and AUDAZ SE ELEVA by Mariano Torres, Lisandro Leiva (2016, Argentina, 107') – for the exquisite research on an ignored topic that finds its bigger strenght in the witnesses' prestige and variety.
The winner is MEMORIES OF A MACHINE by Shailaja Padindala (2016, India, 10')
For the unconventionality of the way in which the most controversial topics are dealt with. For the actress and director's ability to set up in spontaneous and direct way, with no prejudices, the intimacy of a couple.
SPECIAL MENTION: TROUSER BAR by Kristen Bjorn (2016, UK, 20')
For the sensetional stylistic research, the irony, the pounding rhytm given by the perfect fusion of music and images, in a overloaded triumph of velvet, wigs and marble rods.
SHORTS XXX COMPETITION
The winner is HEIMAT XXX by Sebastian Dominic Auer (2016, Germany, 12')
For the contemporary treatment of the images, the accurate photography, the Teutonic esoterism that glorify the fusion between bodies and nature.
SPECIAL MENTION: BREATHTAKING by Morgana Muses (2016, Australia, 17')
For documenting in first person how the research of pleasure can go beyond the body limits. For showing how spontainety, trust and abandon are necessary to reach an unexplored extasy.