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Kati Egely’s ‘Land Without Evil’ and Myrsini Aristidou’s ‘Aria’ take High Honors at the Femme Filmmakers Festival

The short film prizes for the 3rd annual Femme Filmmakers Festival were announced earlier today. Hungarian Kati Egely and Cypriot Myrsini Aristidou took several honors, with Kate Lefoe’s Somersault Pike nabbing both Cinematography and Editing. Egely’s blissful animation Land Without Evil dominated the tech categories, finally winning the grand prize, The Gold Sovereign.  Placing 3rd with The Dog Tooth, Aria also won Female Performance for Chryssa Platsatoura, with Aristidou adding the Directing prize to the film’s tally. Check out the full results below:

Land Without Evil
Mixed Media  — Land Without Evil
Joosje Duk
Writing — Joosje Duk – Night
Somersault Pike
Editing — Somersault Pike
Hervé Laudière
Male Performance — Hervé Laudière – Listening Eyes
Land Without Evil
Visual Design — Land Without Evil
Somersault Pike
Cinematography — Somersault Pike
Chryssa Platsatoura
Female Performance — Chryssa Platsatoura – Aria
Original Music — Tonolec – Land Without Evil
The Dog Tooth (Third prize) — Aria – Myrsini Aristidou
Morgan Gruer
The Maya Deren Short Film Innovation Prize — Morgan Gruer – “for excellent, emotive hand-drawn animation with Reflections, and incorporating her vibrant talent to live action work including music videos”
The Red Lantern (Second Prize) — Creswick – Natalie Erika James
Myrsini Aristidou
Directing — Myrsini Aristidou – Aria
Kati Egely
The Gold Sovereign (Grand Prize) — Land Without Evil – Kati Egely

With the Femme Filmmakers Festival 2018 just about at its close, we would like to thank everyone involved in the organising and the execution of this 10 day event. A special mention of course goes to those filmmakers, that have graced out screens for weeks now, and long may they be remembered.


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