/atomium film awards
saturday (date to be confirmed)
After a week of screening over a hundred films at the Atomium, Cinema RITCS and Cinema Galeries and its underground exhibition hall, the closing awards ceremony will be the cherry on top for the Brussels Independent Film Festival. Chocolate Atomium Awards will be presented in eight different categories to films chosen by this year's jury members.
The chocolate awards ceremony will be followed by more tasty treats, in the form of 9 short films hailing from all over the globe. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.
Cinéma GALERIES (Theatre 2)
Koninginnegalerij 26 Galerie de la Reine
Free entry and popcorn.
More info coming soon.
Free drink after the screening:
On our closing night, we organise a free drink at 9PM in the lovely cafe of Cinema GALERIES. Join us and enjoy a chat with fellow filmmakers, jury members and other film professionals. (NOTE: Whether our annual drink after the awards ceremony can take place will depend on the evolution of the COVID-19 situation in Belgium and the regulations of the government. Thank you for your understanding.)
BY GLENN DUMORTIER
'A.WAY' is a journey into lost memories of youth, purely constructed with archive material. A nostalgic reverie that transitions into a feeling of melancholy and unease. The beauty of life and the fear of death as a universal sentiment. Running time: 00:15:00.
INCIDENT AT SCHOOL (DENMARK)
BY JACOB THOMAS PILGAARD
University student Eva fights for her life as chaos ensues around her during a school shooting. For 23 minutes we witness Eva’s struggle, not only with the shooter, but also her own personal struggle. Running time: 00:23:00.
BY SYLVIA BORGES
In an era of smartphones an exhibitionist struggles to get the attention he needs. Running time: 00:03:16.
PREAMBLE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO WIND A WATCH (ARGENTINA)
BY NICOLAS KASAKOFF
A short story by writer and poet Julio Cortazar that reverses the logic on how things instead of serving us make us their servants. Visually told in macro shots to enhance the idea of things being alive. Running time: 00:02:00.
THE DAWN (UNITED STATES)
BY N.P. NOVACK
A famous painter of dawn lives alone, no sign of wife and children. He seems to have always lived in his art studio, painting as the day begins. But one morning, as he is finishing his last canvas, the sun does not rise. With his first short film 'The Dawn' (produced in partnership with France Televisions), N.P. Novack turned to fiction to transport Iggy Pop to realm of the Strange. Running time: 00:10:00.
BY ANNA SZÖLLŐSI
'Helfer' is about a young woman who is struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares that she wants to end. She seeks out a helper, who offers an alternative solution, but in the process she must confront her greatest fears. The film details their relationship in a surreal world through symbolic events. Running time: 00:09:45.
BY GUSTAV OLSSON
A group of teenage girls in front of a computer screen who are the “Playmakers”, orchestrates the actions of a young boy in disguise entering a corner shop. The demands quickly become more and more bizarre and is well designed to achieve the twisted crescendo the Playmakers are out to get. Running time: 00:09:35.
FESTINA LENTE (BELGIUM)
BY MARIUS LEFEVER
Two times a year a youthhostel in the middle of Flanders is the setting of a 'talk-weekend'. The weekend is organized by people of different ages who stammer/stutter. The goal of this weekend is to share stories, get to know eachother better, practice a speaking-therapy method and encourage eachother. This therapy consists of 'singing' your words. This short was made during one of those weekends. Running time: 00:13:19.