Statement & Winners TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES 2020
Parallel to the Tricky Women/Tricky Realities festival, the world changed fundamentally within three days. After months of preparation, Tricky Women/Tricky Realities could not proceed as originally planned. This was out of consideration for the health of the artists, the audience, the guests and the team. Especially as the entire free art scene is confronted with existential challenges, it is important for us to pay tribute to the creative works of female animation film artists. Thus, besides all odds we screened the competition programs, and the jury still decided about the awards. We would like to thank everyone, who participated and who supported us. On this note, we would also like to express our thanks for the many supportive and positive words that have reached us during the last days!
Stay healthy and celebrate with us 20 years of Tricky Women/Tricky Realities next year!
The jury of the international competition - Clémence Bragard (Curator and responsible for the programs at festivals like Annecy, OIAF in Ottawa, FMX Stuttgart and VAF Denmark), Dr.in Nicole Kandioler (Insitute for theatre, film and media studies University of Vienna) and Maya Yonesho (Animation artits and lecturer at the Kyoto Seika University) announced the winners of Tricky Women/Tricky Realties 2020. The jury of the Up&Coming-Award - Kiana Naghshineh (Filmmaker and Winner of the Up&Coming Award 2019), Natasza Cetner (Filmmaker) and Magdalena Miedl (Feminist Film Critic) came also to a desicion.
Kurzinhalt und Jurybegründungen der Preisträgerinnenfilme:
A group of refugees tries to reach a safe country to find a better life. They pay a trafficker to take them across the border in a refrigerated truck. However, in the freezing cold inside the vehicle their hopes for a better future soon turn into a desperate struggle for survival.
Five women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age, through intimate and personal stories.
Hide N Seek
A story about the flow and perception of time, told through a children’s game. To win it, a young boy becomes an old man and his life is reduced to a game of hide-and-seek. Poetic visions are created from childhood memories.
A hypnotizing pendulum sets a particular mechanism in motion. A figure appearing fragmentarily, space and a variety of objects form a rhythmic system of mutual dependence. What is the cause and what is the effect? Stop-motion animation made with threads on a Vaseline-coated glass plate.
A young woman has a deep connection with nature and uses her talent for taxidermy to ‘return’ animals to their natural habitat. However, the true search for answers begins when she starts finding a roll of undeveloped film in each of the animals she treats.
Sunny childhood memories: a girl is singing and cooking with her father. A simple, intimate moment. But they are swept along by the wafting mass of dough into the emotional depths of loss and disappearance. Helpless, the child is trying to grasp what is not tangible.
As the waves roll up on the beach, a group of women enjoy themselves building a ship together and playing with dolphins. Meanwhile, above them, a sad bride-to-be sits on a cactus. The merriment below and the pastel-colored sea remind her of the freedom she may be about to lose.
Japanese artist Maya Yonesho visited Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, to explore the city’s character and specific atmosphere. Based on her impressions of the Old Cathedral, the Ars Electronica festival, Pöstlingberg mountain, Cafè Traxlmayr, the Tabakfabrik complex and much more besides she created one of her famous ‘thumb trips’.