K3 FEATURE-LENGTH FILM AWARD
goes for the first time in equal parts to two short films:
UI – SOON WE WILL ALL BE ONE
Johannes Mücke, Patrick Sturm, A 2018, 14’
BLOOM – Jakob Carl Sauer, Nicola von Leffern, A 2019, 8’
€ 5.000.- for a theatrical release in Austria
(including € 1.000.- of payment in kind by CinePostproduction)
ROSA – Katja Colja, I/SLO 2019, 75 min.
Barbara Brunner – film programmer for KIZ RoyalKino Graz
Tanja Helm – film programmer for Leokino and Cinematograph Innsbruck
„It was hard to pick a winner, we saw six very different films, we liked them all very much. ROSA shows in a very different and beautiful way the unity of death and life. We see an older couple struggling with the death of their child. Their malfunctioning relationship suffers even more after this tragedy but the story leads them in a surprising direction. Katja Colja develops the figures in their own time. There is a focus on the woman but she also shows the feelings and fears of the husband in a very loving way. We are impressed by the visualization of all the little things that cannot be told. The performance of the cast is outstanding.
Regarding a theatrical release in Austrian cinemas, we think that ROSA will be an enrichment for our audiences.”