The international jury made up of Virginia Mori (Italy), Aneta Ozorek (Holland) and Carolina Caballero (Spain) decreed the following winners of the 19th edition of the Imaginaria festival.
by Hugo Covarrubias (15′ | Chile | 2021)
For the original choice of materials, crucial in recreating the narrative of the film, disturbing and uncomfortable. A porcelain face with imperceptible expressions, in whose shiny reflections one has the impression of glimpsing another level of history. Extremely skilled animation, sound design and editing that make viewing a cinematically powerful experience.
For the importance of the events told, which while referring to the Chilean dictatorship send a universal message alluding to all the sadly similar situations that have occurred in world history.
LA CONFITURE DE PAPILLONS
Shih Yen Huang (6’16”| France | 2021)
The variety of animal species and the variety of their deaths are only evoked by the narrator, since nothing of their colors and shapes is shown on video. What the author preferred instead to visualize is the space that was the house in which these animals lived together with her. We therefore see environments in perennial transformation in which exterior and interior mix, where chairs and trees, bookcases and clouds, hills and aquariums interpenetrate and engulf each other. Open and evolving architectures unfold before our eyes, domestic yet not meek, since they host death. Shih Yen Huang has built an audio-visual poem with an oxymoronic trend in which the images do not serve as a visual complement to a linear and self-contained story, but dialogue with a non-didactic and iridescent narrative, underlining certain passages with extreme lyricism and displaying entire landscapes emotional.
The children’s jury made up of Lardo Francesco, Nicolò Locaputo, Alessandro Lovecchio, Sofia Albergo, Angela Rotunno, Mirco Mastropierro, Davide D’Elia, Marilisa Volpe, Claudio Darconza, Davide Longo decided the following winner for the “Imaginaria Kids” category:
Best Animated Short Film For Kids
LA’ DOVE L A NOTTE
by Francesco Filippini ( 12’41” /Italy / 2020)
For the moments of comedy, for the story, for the animation technique, but above all for the moral, which teaches us that we should never take anything for granted.