We are delighted to be able to award the first Jury Short Film Award donated by the City of Hof at the 55th Hof International Film Festival 2021. Philipp Budweg (producer), Sylke Gottlebe (co-director Filmfest Dresden) and Olaf Held (director, author, dramaturge) form the jury, which has now decided on a winning film after viewing all 41 short films submitted from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The prize is endowed with 2,500 euros.
The Jury Short Film Award 2021 goes to
SORT OF GROWN UP by Marlena Molitor.
The jury's statement:
The film portrays Aimee, Anissa and Lea in the phase of transition from puberty to adulthood. A successful selection of episodes and unobtrusive camera work overcome the distance between the screen and our cinema seats, so offering us an immediate experience of the protagonists' everyday life. In this way, the director succeeds in opening up a cinematic space for three young women in which they can speak openly and surprisingly directly about sexuality, Instagram and the future.
Mayor Eva Döhla presented the short film award to Moritz Dehler, cameraman of the winning film SORT OF GROWN UP, on behalf of director Marlena Molitor.