K3 Film Festival 2018

K3 Kurzfilmpreise // short film awards


// international short Film Award
€ 1.500.-

– Andrea Leitner, Carinthia Film Commission
– Asja Makarević, programm manager at Sarajevo Film Festival
– Cornelius Onitsch, artist and film-maker

The K3 international Short Film Award 2015 (1.500 EUR) goes to BRUNSBUETTEL BRIDGE by Karsten Wiesel because of its curious, intelligent and equal treatment of both, sound and the visual aspect, which are engaged in interplay, an orchestrated symphony. The technical brilliance of the film is convincing; architectural details and passion of the maintenance workers were put together with great thought into a round concept. Seen metaphorically, the bridge connects more than two different sides of the river.

Hochbrücke Brunsbüttel // Brunsbuettel Bridge
Karsten Wiesel | Deutschland 2015 | 12:10 min.



Special mention goes to

FLIES. by Michael MacGarry. FLIES contains elements which makes it a good short film: sparse in information, visually striking and never redundant.

Michael MacGarry | South Africa 2014 | 10:20 min.



// 3X3 Short Film Award
€ 1500.-

– Alina Kunitsyna, artist
– Asja Makarević, programm manager at Sarajevo Film Festival
– Gabriella Ziraldo, producer and film-maker

3X3 ist ein überregionaler Kurzfilmwettbewerb an dem jeweils drei Nominierungen aus Kärnten, Slowenien und Friaul-Julisch Venetien teilnehmen.
// The 3X3 Short Film Award emerged from the wish to support local filmmakers. At the same time K3´s inherent concept of establishing cross-border cooperation has called for a supra-regional competition where filmmakers meet and where the audience gets to know topics and filmic approaches of the neighbouring regions. Local competitions are held in Slovenia, Carinthia (Austria) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) and from each of them a jury nominates three films to take part at the 3X3 supra-regional competition. Finally one out of these 9 films will be awarded with the 3X3 Short Film Award.

The 3X3 Short Film Award 2015 goes to Il Principe // The Prince by Davide Salucci for its timelessness, contemporary take on fairytales with the emphasis on clever dialoques, bold use of the animation technique and the philosophical question the film poses.

Il Principe // The Prince
Davide Salucci | IT 2015 | Animation 07’15’’


dotiert mit € 800.-

Der K3 Publikumspreis wird auf eine wohl weltweit einzigartige Art und Weise verliehen: Nicht durch eine anonyme Stimmzettelwahl, sondern in einer offenen Diskussion mit dem Publikum!

Zuerst darf das Publikum unmittelbar nach den Kurzfilmprogrammen mittels Stimmzettel seine Favoriten bestimmen. Die drei Filme mit den meisten Stimmen werden am letzten Tag des Festivals ein weiteres Mal gezeigt und dienen als Anregung zur direkt anschließenden offenen Publikumsdiskussion. Hier bestimmt das stärkste Argument den Gewinner des K3 Audience Awards.

// The K3 Audience Award is awarded in a very special way, probably even in a worldwide unique way: Not by an anonymous vote, but in an open discussion with the audience! At first the audience can anonymously vote their favorite short film after each programm. The three films with the most votes are shown again on the last day of the festival and serve as an inspiration for the subsequently open public discussion: The best argument indicates the winner of the K3 Audience Award.


Nominierungen für den K3 Publikumspreis // nominations for the K3 Audience Award
(die drei Kurzfilme mit den meisten Publikumsstimmen // the three short films with the most votes of the audience)

1. Totems, Sarah Arnold
1. (ex aequo) Behemoth - or the Game of God,  Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
3. Balconi // Balcony, Lendita Zeqiraj

In the audience discussion TOTEMS by Sarah Arnold found its best arguments on its side and finally convinced the others for its "completeness, cinematic quality, profoundness embedded in a story".

Sarah Arnold | France 2014 | 28:37 min.