Winners of the 11th edition of PICURT – Mountain Film Festival of the Pyrenees
GALL FER Pirineus Award – City of La Seu d’Urgell, with a prize of 2,000€. Delivered to the film that best represents the culture of the Pyrenees, be it in the traditions, society, landscape or activities that take place throughout the massif.
The winning film of this year was GUTIK-ZURA by Jon Maia and Mari Jose Barriola Baraibar for being a film where the essence of wood and the woods is used as a metaphor for Basque life and history, highlighting the ability of the two directors to find characters of great interest. It is an ambitious fresco with an excellent production and an original soundtrack.
GALL FER Andorra Award, valued at 2,000€. With the objective of highlighting audiovisuals that by their theme, treatment and point of view promote and disseminate respect for the environment and all the values to which they are associated. The winning film of this 2017 has been PLASTIC CHINA by Jiu-liang Wang for being a work of environmental theme that presents us with an absolutely necessary reflection that affects worldwide. It follows the steps of the best Chinese documentary school. Film with many layers, plots and social subtleties.
A special mention has also been given to WOMAN AND THE GLACIER due to the artistic risks and styles that this intense and full-blown movie takes on where silence and soundwork help us to enter the glacier’s interior as a protagonist.
GALL FER Vallnord Award, endowed with 1,500€. It’s function is to value audio-visuals where its players are athletes who perform their outdoor sport. Especially in the mountain environment. The winning film has been VERSO L’IGNOTO by Federico Santini, rewarded for his bravery of explaining his unfulfilled goals. It stands out for its excellent planning, narration and editing, with spectacular images. Its simplicity and naturalness show us a particular ethic of mountaineering.
GALL FER Internacional Award – ENDESA awarded 1,500€ for the best film about culture and life in the mountains, either by showing the people who live in it, in their environment or traditions of any mountain or massive world. In this edition, the awarded work has been for RAUF by Baris Kaya and Soner Caner for being an intense portrait of pre-adolescence with an intelligent treatment of the Kurdish conflict. It is delicate but at the same time raw and hurtful. War and death.
La Seu d’Urgell, June 21, 2017