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Asylum-short films winners announced

The first winners at the International Film Festival in Bratislava have been announced in the Asylum-short films section, with Slovak-produced works the most successful, it was reported on December 3.

First place in the APPLE Awards for one-minute films went to the Slovak film “Až kým sa sny nenaplnia" (Until Dreams Come True) by Branko Jass. The runner up was French film "Requiezcan" by director Horacio G. Alcala, while third place went to "Digital" by Slovak director Lukáš Matejka.

Slovak films took the first three places in the five-minute SONY Awards category. A film called "Nehoda" (Accident) by Veronika Obertová won first place, followed by "Irena" by Miroslav Rema and "Posledné stretnutie milovníkov sovietskej poézie" (The Last Meeting of Soviet Poetry Lovers) by Branislav Lengyel.

As many as 20 films were shown in the one-minute- and five minute-film categories of the Asylum-short films section. They were nominated by a 12-member panel including experts on film, advertising and the media, which was led by Martin Ciel, the co-ordinator of the festival's Off the Mainstream, Asylum-short films and VideoArt sections.

The films in the section included live-action films, animations, documentaries, experimental films and video clips regardless of their topic. The films were selected from among 350 featured at the recent Azyl (Asylum) international internet festival. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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