The jury of Festival du Film Merveilleux 2014 composed of Lotfaï (Chez Lotfaï ), Cécilia Pietrzko (Grown kid), Laurence Lascary (producer DACP), Onna Clairin (scriptwriter and actress), Marie Baron (Peermusic France), Katia Bayer (Editor-in-chief Format Court) and Julien Seri (producer-director Daigoro films) has rewarded the following films

MEILLEUR FILM : Strange Fruit by Noy Hili & Aresay Shimi

2013 – ISRAEL – 7’39 – Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

The peaceful daily routine of a father and son is interrupted by an encounter with an unknown foreign boy. “Strange Fruit” shows how easily we acquire fear and hatred of foreigners and how easily we ourselves can become “foreigners”. The story deals with the issue of racism that results from our personal awareness and the education we receive from our families and the environment in which we live. Do we really have our own belief system, or is what we believe dictated to us?

MEILLEUR FILM D’ANIMATION : Dji death fails by Dmitri Voloshin

2012 – MOLDAVIE – 4′ – Simpals

Dji is an unusual death. The Dark Knight has appeared in a different form. No, he is not white and fluffy. Dji is just terribly unlucky. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But the screenwriters prepared some obstacles for Dji. Will he manage to overcome them? You’ll see

MEILLEUR SCENARIO : La maison de poussière by Jean Claude Rozec

2013- FRANCE – 11’35” – vivements lundi !

Slowly, the steel jaws devour the old tower. An ancient owner rushes into the rubble, chasing unwary children. They begin a strange journey into the heart of this house, which shelters so many memories.

COUP DE COEUR MUSICAL : Tears of steel by Ian Hubert

2012 – 12′ – Blender Foundation

The film features a man, 40 years after falling out with his robotic love, trying to reconcile with her, all in a post apocalyptic world. This futuristic movie brilliantly blends various cinematic influences such as Terminator, The Matrix and even Half-Life 2.

PRIX SPECIAL :Lila by Carlos Lascano

2014 – Espagne /Argentine – 10′ – Dreamlife Studio

Lila is a dreamy girl who can’t resign to accept reality as flat as she perceives it, hence she uses her imagination and her skills to modify it.

PRIX DE LA PRESSE ( QUIETH EARTH ) : Beyond the sphere by Meghdad Asadi Lari

2013 – USA – 2′ – Rochester institut of Technology school of film and animation

This film is a marriage of Art and Science. The director visualizes recorded space voices of Saturn and Jupiter. Space Voices are used to create a compelling and unique film that is both an aesthetic and scientific experience. By extracting the features of these space voices, he has controlled visual actions and behaviours of particles to create visual movements.

MENTION SPECIALE DU JURY La petite casserole d’Anatole by Eric Montchaud

2014 – FRANCE – 5’47” – JPL films

Anatole always pulls along behind him his little saucepan. It falls on him one day, with no immediate reason as to why. But afterwards, it gets caught everywhere and stops him from moving forward. One day, Anatole has had enough. He decides to hide himself, to no longer see or be seen. But, fortunately, things are not that simple.