International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers 2016 winners. The festival screened 190 films from more than 44 countries.

Written/Unwritten / Dir. Adrian Silisteanu

International competition / Grand Prix
“A convincing, smart and nuanced portrait of human, social and cultural conflicts, topped with great acting, editing, cinematography and dialogues. Full of tension from the
beginning to the end.”

#selfie / Dir. David M. Lorenz

Baltic Sea competition

“Showing creativity and resourcefulness in format, this short film is effective, timeless and timely in its comment on and portrayal of the consequences of modern society, also working well as a clever campaign against gender violence. All that glitters is not gold… “

Bringing in the wood / Dir. Simon Spitzer

Student competition

“Simple story told in a subtle and sensitive way with little details that are full of emotion. We appreciate the braveness of decisions of young filmmaker.”

The Man From Samaria / Dir. Maria Aua

National competition

“This film invites us into a shelter of men who has gone through a rough path of life.Yet it captures the warm and humorous aspects of their daily routine.Observational cinematography, great use of music, and probably the best snail scene ever seen in a documentary. –  It’s a film that makes you understand your fellow men. Courageous film about courageous men. Truly a memorable film experience.”

Special mention

Cold Shivers / Dir. Marius Myrmel

“With its excellent directing, convincing performances, and effective cinematography, this film creates a claustrophobic portrait of a taboo theme. This film proves that sometimes the smallest film productions can leave the biggest mark.”