AWARDS 2020

List of winners of the 22nd Edition of Mecal Pro

GREAT ANIMATION AWARD, by the Animation Jury

Mr. Mare

(Hungary)

We decided to give the 1st Animation Prize to the short “Mr Mare” because it is a truly genuine and original work. It instills a creative liberty capable of captivating the spectator in an atmosphere full of mysticism and poetry, but also tenderness and humor. An unclassifiable and peculiar work, from its graphic style, to its mysterious narrative.


SECOND AWARD, by the Animation Jury

Daughter

(Czech Republic)


THIRD AWARD, by the Animation Jury

Tio Tomás, A Contabilidade Dos Dias

(Portugal)


AWARD ANIMATION STUDENTS

Toomas teispool metsikute huntide orgu

(Estonia, Croatia, France)


SPECIAL MENTION, by Animation Students

Paper or plastic

(Ukraine)

Paper or Plastic introduces a story in which present events in the reality mix with an eccentric style, color and animation. It is a well carried and funny story.


GREAT INTERNATIONAL AWARD, by the International Jury

Autumn Waltz

(Serbia, United States)

This story is about normal people in extraordinary times, something that we are all living today… A war story that is quite universal and contemporary. We would like to emphasize its poetic surrealism (inherited from Fellini), which is filtered throughout the movie. Finally, we would like to focus the attention on the flawless technical work and the impeccable script.


SECOND INTERNATIONAL AWARD, by the International Jury

Xiao Xian

(Spain)


THIRD INTERNATIONAL AWARD, by the International Jury

Dogs barking at birds

(Portugal)


GREAT OBLICUA AWARD, by the Oblicua Jury

BOS

(Belgium)

It is not clear whether it is a love story, a runners’ story, a story about a day in the forest, or all at the same time. This audiovisual masterpiece would seduce Shakespeare itself.


SECOND OBLICUA AWARD, by the Oblicua Jury

All inclusive

(Finland)


THIRD OBLICUA AWARD, by the Oblicua Jury

Bibimbap

(France)


MOONLIGHT AWARD

Lo siento, mi amor

(Spain)

“Is it the interplanetary romance that marked the story of the most famous American family? It may be. What’s absolutely sure is that Eduardo Casanova did it again.”


VIDEOLAB AWARD

Günst ul Vándrafoo (Ráfagas de vida salvaje)

(Spain)

This brilliant production is a mix of liberty and curiosity that fills the voids on the walls of any borders.


GREAT DOCUMENTARY AWARD, by the Documentary Jury

Le jardin

(France)

From this situation of confinement, Le Jardin de Frédérique Menant excites us because it connects with the inner journey of a woman that, thinking that she is going to die, returns to the earth and nature, to the profound thinking and to the essential values.



SECOND DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Above us only sky

(Netherlands)


THIRD DOCUMENTARY AWARD

At Midnight Plays A Dance-Tune

(Netherlands)


CRITICS AWARD

Autumn Waltz

(Serbia, United States)

We decided to reward the short Autumn Waltz for its ability to create a very real dystopic atmosphere to be conceived as a tense experience more than a closed narrative idea. It also leads you to critically reflect on the concept of borders in contemporary Europe.

YOUNG JURY AWARD

L’Homme Jetée

(Suitzerland, France)


ALMA JURY AWARD

Lo siento, mi amor

(Spain)

AWARD OF THE BARCELONA CINEMA SCHOOLS

Escamas

(Spain)

This short explores the meeting of two women in Barcelona who rediscover themselves thanks to their friendship. The dynamic dialogues, the composition of the image, the vibrant production design and the excellent act of the principal actresses make a compelling argument to give this piece an award. The jury of this section highlights how this project explores the sensitivity of the characters and gives voice to a story about the Trans community and its acceptance in a city like Barcelona. It emphasizes the visibility of the bodies, usually erased in the more conventional audiovisual representations, and the importance of silences, that reminds us of the silence and the collective silencing suffered. In short, Escamas entails a great effort from the director Katherina Harder and her team from the school Bandè a Part Escola de Cine.

SHORTS TV AWARD, by the Shorts TV Jury

The Stick

(Finland)

The Tears Things

(France)