We are proud to announce our NextFrame International Student Film Festival Selections for our 2016 festival season! Congratulations to all finalists, and thank you to all who submitted their beautiful work.
2016 NextFrame Film Festival Winners
Best Narrative Film
Germany, 2014, 13min.
Dir. Zora Rux
Tension breaks out amongst refugees fighting for their rights in Berlin after a sexual assault. The group is forced to rethink their goals as a private incident becomes a public discussion.
Best Documentary Film
Mexico, 2014, 10 min
Dir. Kalien Delgado
This observational documentary explores the life of Sikarios, Mexican teenagers that bond over reggaeton, drugs, and religion. They express their beliefs and dreams through dance and solidarity.
Best Experimental Film
El Canto de la Lechuza
Colombia, 2014, 11 min
Dir. Juliana Zuluaga Montoya & Santiago Henau Vélez According to a Mexican myth, when the owl sings it announces death. Mrs. Alicia is an elderly woman who lives alone in a remote house away from the rest of society. Trying to cope with her loneliness, she walks for an hour every day to a public phone.
Best Animation Film
Germany, 2014, 15min
Dir. Patxi Exequiel Aguirre
A puppet science fantasy epic about God, Darwin, the Moon, dinosaurs, monkeys, Mankind and far too much chocolate.