|THE LOLLY AWARDS|
The 2012 Lolly Awards were presented at the Eiszeit Kino on Friday the 22 June, 2012
We were very happy to award the following films in the following categories:
the Lolly Award for best XPOSED Short
THROUGH THE WINDOW
Chen Shumowitz, Israel, 12', 2011
The jury had a hard time deciding which film should win this prize. In the
end it was given to a film that had strong characters portraying a very
real, yet harrowing Rcoming outπ experience. Each character presented a new
perspective from which to view the protagonists stand point and served a
purpose in the meaning of the overall story. It shows that the roles of
family members are so deeply imbedded in the psyche and that those tiescannot be shaken.
The most striking moment of this film is the loaded ending that finished with a complicated scene told
through the simplicity of silence.
the Lolly Award for best German Short
ZUCHT UND ORDNUNG (LAW & ORDER)
Jan Soldat, Germany, 9', 2012
The Best German Film was chosen for by the jury for its candid and honest
look at age and sexuality from an intimate yet observational perspective.
The audience were invited into a comfortable world created between the
Director and his protagonists; this atmosphere gave the film its special
shine. The audience were therefore privvi to a playful romp in the home of two high
spirited men who had the courage and humour to simply be themselves.
the Lolly Award for Best International Short
SEPULTE - THE BURIED
Jonathan Pope Evans, US, 13', 2012
The jury members all warmed towards a film that chose a macabre aesthetic
to present a serious theme that held it's moral ambiguity.
From the very beginning, the film draws the viewer into its atmospheric
world of haunting imagery. His strong lead character was completely
convincing in a world that contained only a slight glimmer of innocence
amongst the terror of his reality.
and new this year...
the Audience voted for the Lolly Award for Best Xposed Feature Film!
The Audience Choice went to...
NOT QUITE THE TALIBAN
Fadi Hindash, Belgien, 70', 2009,
Fadi Hindash confronts the contemporary generation of 'westernized' Arabs in Dubai with a taboo. What happens when you reveal your sexual orientation to those 'modern' Arabs? Not quite the Taliban is a documentary about one man's frustration with his generation of young "modern" Arabs who appear Western, but are more conservative than the traditional Arabs. While there are many films about hypocrisy in the Middle East made by Western filmmakers, Not Quite the Taliban is the first to be made by an Arab who has put himself on the line by speaking up about the taboos.
This years Lolly Award Jury will be made up of
the WINNERS of the 1st LOLLY AWARDS 2011 announced!
Introducing ‘The Lolly Awards’
- which is what happens when perhaps a Lola Award and A Teddy Award get drunk one night and decide to make a child.
The Films in each program will compete for the following;
The Lolly Award for Best Spanish Short Film
The Lolly Award for Best International Short Film
The Lolly Award for Best German Short Film
(Winner of the Best German Short Film will receive a free ticket to the 2012 Teddy Awards)
THE WINNERS OF THE FIRST LOLLY AWARDS
For the Spanish Program the Top 3 films nominated were –
‘Aprop’ by Aitor Echeverría
The Lolly Award for the Best Spanish Short Film went to
For the International Program the Top 3 films nominated were –
‘Neon Skin’ by Grant Scicluna
The Lolly Award for the Best International Short Film went to
For the German Program the Top 3 films nominated were –
‘Mann Mit Bart’ by Maria Pavlidou
The Lolly Award for the Best German Short Film went to