The Silver Eye Award 2022 for the best short film of the East Silver Market was given to Avitaminosis, directed by Kateryna Ruzhyna, during the Awards Ceremony at Ji.hlava IDFF at the Industry Hub on Friday, October 28. The winning film received trophy and a prize money of 2500 €, a year-long festival service of the East Silver Caravan worth of additional 3500 €.
The jury, composed of María Vera, Anna Feistel and Mathieu Janssen, stated: "The film allows us access to a personal, complex and multi-layered context where we find the protagonist in a state of inevitable insecurity. In an open and sincere way, the director navigates through her life, playing with contemporary aesthetics, using performative modes of self-representation and at the same time painting a broader picture of societies precarity and uncertainty especially for young generations. The Silver Eye Award 2022 goes to the bold and tender film Avitaminosis by Kateryna Ruzhyna."
The Silver Eye Award for the best feature length film will be given during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, October 29, at 19:00. The East Silver Videolibrary will be open on Saturday until 21:30 and on Sunday until noon at Vysočina Regional Gallery (Komenského 10).
dir. & prod. Kateryna Ruzhyna, Ukraine, Czech Republic, 28', 2022
Self-portrait of Kateryna - young filmmaker from Ukraine living in Prague. The story is set back to the second covid lockdown when she had no choice but to work in a fraudulent call center to survive financially. Depression behind all these events leads her to impulsively move to Georgia in search for liberation.
Silver Eye Award 2022 - short documentaries jury:
Mathieu Janssen (Head of Competitions, Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen)
Anna Feistel (Programmer, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg)
María Vera (Festival Distributor and Sales Agent, Kino Rebelde)
Films nominated for the Silver Eye Award 2022 in the short documentary category:
After Betelgeuse (dir. Len Murusalu, prod. Tauno Novek, co-prod. Len Murusalu, Estonia, Latvia, 19', 2022)
Aralkum (dir. Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko, prod. Mila Zhluktenko, Fozil Yunusov, Daniel Asadi Faezi, Uzbekistan, Germany, 14', 2022)
Avitaminosis (dir. & prod. Kateryna Ruzhyna, Ukraine, Czech Republic, 28', 2022)
Babajanja (dir. Ante Zlatko Stolica, Croatia, 14', 2022)
CALLS (dir. Ming-Wei Chiang, prod. Krzysztof Brzezowski, Poland, 18', 2022)
May the Earth Become the Sky (dir. & prod. Ana Vijdea, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium, Romania, 15', 2022)
Moody (dir. Karolina Karwan, Tomasz Ratter, prod. Ewa Jastrzebska, Poland, 30', 2022)
Mother's Milk (dir. Isaac Knights-Washbourn, prod. Dejan Petrović, Nađa Lapčević, Serbia, 18', 2022)
Papagalo, What's the Time? (dir. & prod. Ingel Vaikla, Estonia, Belgium, 7', 2022)
Strigov (dir. & prod. Barbora Berezňáková, Slovakia, 7', 2022)