SHIVERS Shorts Award 2019 – Die Gewinner stehen fest!
A haunting, and beautiful achievement in filmmaking, MEMORABLE deeply moved its audience in a way most films only aspire to. The canvas the filmmakers chose to paint on perfectly compliments the story’s narrative, and that synergy produces a truly “memorable” film.
LILI’s setup and execution maximized its unnerving story. That craftsmanship, matched with a powerful performance, made LILI an engaging and exemplary short.
This short worked especially well because of it’s simplicity but also the talented actress. It’s an audition for a movie-part shot in one take, presenting different ways to say a certain line, with a surprising change in tone and well implemented social commentary. The ending was a bit over the top, but not to the detriment of the short.
A dark thrill ride, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOX, left the audience breathless and with a wide grin. Well crafted beats, and jump out of your seat visuals make this an exceptional short.
A powerful marriage of craft and story, WHITEOUT sports strong performances, refined filmmaking, and a narrative that will stick with you long after you leave the theater.
Who would’ve thought that puppetry and samurais work so well together? Financed through Kickstarter it shows the first chapter in the heroic story of a swordsman, who has to avenge his slain shogun and is assisted by a cursed severed head. The effects are great and even though all characters are puppets, they still emote really well. Really, really fun to watch..
A truly remarkable cinematic achievement, THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN is a beautiful showcase of master filmmaking. This clear labor of love simultaneously satisfies and leaves you wanting more.
DEATH OF THE FILMMAKER transports you to a rich world, meticulously crafted by skilled filmmakers, and delivers a fun and thought provoking experience.