The 2015 Official Jury Awards for the 24fps International Short Film Festival were announced at the end of the fest's Closing Night Program on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
The Grand Jury Prize was presentred to Icelandic director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson's film WHALE VALLEY, a beautifully rendered portrait of two brothers struggling to cope with the elder brother's depression.
The Fest's Silver Medal was awarded to OH LUCY!, Japanese director Atsuko Hirayanagi's detailed character study of a 50-year-old Tokyo "office lady" looking for a change in her life. The film's director was also presented two other major prizes--the Horizon Award (Best Student or First Film), and the Jury Award for Best Director. The perfromace of the film's lead actres, Kaori Momoi, gained her the jury's Best Actress award.
The Bronze Medal was awarded to DISCIPLINE, Swiss director Christophe Saber's electric film about an incident in an Egyptian-run grocery story ignited when a father disciplines his child. Saber's screenplay for the film was also named the best of the festival.
The festival's Audience Award was presented to ER UND SIE (HE AND SHE), and German director Marco Gade. The flm is a moving story about a man jilted during the holidays who finds comfort in an elderly woman he meets at a gas station.
Here is a complete list of the awards: