Narrative Competition Award Winners (2018)
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HIFF 2018

 Narrative Competition

Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging filmmakers from all over the world, representing cinema’s next wave of groundbreaking film artists.

Best Narrative Short Film:

Directed by Lendita Zeqiraj, 15 minutes
A Kosovan family gathering unravels into chaos with the unwelcome arrival of a young Roma boy and his dog.

Best Narrative Feature Film:

Directed by Eva Trobisch, 93 minutes
When an encounter at her school reunion ends in an non-consensual sexual encounter, Janne’s immediate response is to use the same rationale that has driven much of her adult life: “If you don’t see any problems, you don’t have any.” But Janne’s silence soon creates deafening rifts with her partner, family, and co-workers that threaten to destroy the personal and professional relationships she’s worked so hard to maintain. Mesmerizingly led by Aenne Schwarz’s lead performance, debut filmmaker Eva Trobisch has crafted a nuanced and powerful look at the destructive instinct to refuse to define yourself as the victim. With support from German Films.

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