At the 25th Black Nights Award Ceremony, Špela Čadež' "Steakhouse" announced as the EFA nomination from PÖFF Shorts.
"Masterfully using the multilayer cut-out technique, layer by layer the author reveals the tense relationship of a long-standing couple. Psychological violence experienced in everyday life gets a tangible revenge," stated the jury.
"Steakhouse" was screened as part of the international Animation Competition won by Hugo Covarrubias' "Bestia".
"Steakhouse" (Slovenia, Germany, France 2021), dir. Špela Čadež.
The Rebels with their Shorts Award went to Faeze Karimpour's They Were To Cross The River! for "a transfixing film that takes place in a world that exists out of time and current conventions."
The Jury consisted of Kazik Radwanski (Canada), Juris Kursietis (Latvia) and Rene van Pannevis (Netherlands).
They Were To Cross The River, dir. Faeze Karimpour (France, 2021)
See full list of Shorts winners here.
The 25th Black Nights Film Festival Award Ceremony took place in the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn.