WINNERS - May 2018

3rd Edition of the European Cinematography AWARDS

Best Film of the Month

TITLE: The Nixie


DIRECTOR: Julia Bui Ngoc & Mai Bui Ngoc


ABOUT THE FILM: “The Nixie”, is a dark folk tale, based on an old Polish legend, immortalized by Adam Mickiewicz in a poem of the same name. It tells the story of a water nymph who takes on a human form to seduce a young man she encounters in the forest. Mesmerized, he makes a vow of love towards her, and the woman transforms back into the nymph to test his love. The young man, who does not know the nymph and woman are the same, succumbs to her mystical beauty and breaks his vow. The nymph then takes her revenge by swallowing him into the lake, where he will eternally remain as his punishment. The film begins in a life-like world and slowly morphs into the fantastical as the line between the real and the mystical blur. A coming-of-age fairytale, “The Fairy of Switez Lake” is a modern, seductive, filmic poem with a catchy new wave soundtrack for this timeless cautionary tale.

Director Statement

Adam Mickiewicz’s ballade contains the quintessence of the romanticism movement where the incomprehensible elements of the world were explained by metaphysics. This story, full of passion and magic, is very characteristic of 19 th -century literature. We wanted to explore whether we could tell this story once again from a modern perspective and I think that we managed to maintain its energy and tension. The most difficult challenge was to stick to the original Mickiewicz text, but mix it with modern music and voice, making it a classic for all times.


The Best Film of the Month has the Official Selection to Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in the cinema.The rest films for the live screening jury will select from all Winners during a year. We will present the full list of selected films until the Notification Date.

 

All Winners of the Categories:

The best films. Congratulations to All Filmmakers !!!

The Nixie

The Nixie

6 AWARDS
Julia Bui Ngoc & Mai Bui Ngoc

Secret Child: The Bridge

Secret Child: The Bridge

BEST SHORT FILM
Yew Weng Ho

ANAGNORISIS

ANAGNORISIS

BEST STUDENT FILM
Ghada Youssef

A P E X

A P E X

2 AWARDS
Stuart T Birchall

Transfert

Transfert

BEST INDIE FILM
Massimiliano Russo

Quarter

Quarter

3 AWARDS
Navjyot Bandiwadekar

Hell Bent

Hell Bent

BEST WOMAN DIRECTOR
Brooke Solomon

Little Bandits

Little Bandits

BEST ANIMATION SHORT
Alex Avagimian

Snowfall Time

Snowfall Time

BEST EUROPE FILM
Cevahir Çokbilir

The Forest

The Forest

BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR
Viktor Gasic

You are my Man – David Told Me

You are my Man – David Told Me

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Nici Brueckner

Géant !

Géant !

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Angelo Marrone

NOCEBO

NOCEBO

BEST STUDENT CINEMATOGRAPHER
Faraz Alam

Thank you for pretty amazing films and congratulations to all winners. We are waiting for your next films.

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