FILMINUTE 2007 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Bulgarian football film wins hearts and top honours at Filminute, the International One-Minute Film Festival.
London UK, October 17, 2007 — Bulgarian Director Kristina Grozeva’s film Game is the big winner at Filminute 2007, the international one-minute film festival. The film won the jury-awarded Best Filminute prize and also ranked as the festival’s Top Rated film by audiences who this year tuned in from over 90 countries to view, rate and vote at the Filminute website.
This film tells the story of a boy who, despite facing serious challenges, enthusiastically finds his place in a neighborhood football game.
The festival’s other top award, The People’s Choice, went to Indian Director Siddartha Jatla’s Missing, a film that quietly draws attention to the ongoing and illegal practice of child marriage in India.
- About Time (Catalin Leescu, Romania),
- In a Circus (Pablo & Gabriel Nicoli, Argentina),
- Egg Love (Zach Math / Jonah Bekhor, Canada),
- Fun Time (Aleksey Andrianov, Russia), and
- One Minute Guide to Planet Earth (Armen Antranikian, UK / Germany).
The Filminute 2007 jury members included:
- Michael Ondaatje (Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet)
- Kevin Roberts (CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi)
- Samira Makmahlbaf (Cannes Jury Prize-winning film director)
- Klaus Eder (General Secretary of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics)
- Kenichi Kondo (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo).
What some members of the Filminute 2007 jury had to say about Game:
- “Talk about an inspirational leader. This young man has enough game for an entire league. I loved the boy’s passion and enthusiasm.” – Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi.
- “A nice story, well-suited for a one-minute film. Good photography and excellent editing.” – Klaus Eder, General Secretary of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.
- “The work is very cleverly structured with such a great, unexpected ending. I keep thinking about what dreams the boy has.” – Kenichi Kondo, Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.