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Winners November 2019 – Edition

Meet Ezra

Best Music Video Clip for “Phoet Symmetry Breaking”

After having been active in the italian and international underground bass music scene for almost two decades, in April 2019 Turin based producer Ezra debuted his latest project Phoet on Variables, with the full-length record ‘Broken Symmetry’. Being no stranger to writing and screenplays, the meaningful and deep intention of the record pushed him beyond sonical boundaries and lead him to write and direct his first short movie, which eventually turned into the official video of the album leading single ‘Symmetry Breaking’.

Meet Clea

Best Experimental Short Film for “Jump”

Cléa van der Grijn (b. 1967 Ireland) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer based in Sligo. After graduating with first-class honors from the National College of Art and Design Dublin, van der Grijn presented more than 25 solos exhibitions and 40 group shows nationally and internationally.

Van der Grijn, employs various media, including site-specific installation, experimental film, large format photography, collaborative projects, sculpture, drawing, and painting. She travels extensively and has lived in Italy and Mexico with her young family, researching the relationship between emotional time and measured time, and the concept of memory and time through the culture of death. RECONSTRUCTING MEMORY was presented as a major experiential installation and film for The Model, Sligo, in 2016. Limerick City Gallery 2017 and Rochester museum, Minnesota USA 2017. Van der Grijns international award-winning film JUMP (2018), has been screened nationally, in Europe and the USA. The JUMP project (film/neon/architectural POD + paintings ) toured Ireland for 9 months consecutively in five venues; 2018/19 and was made possible with a major Arts Council touring award.

Meet Sacha

Best Animated Short Film for Toast

A 2018 graduate from MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins in London, SACHA BEELEY is now an award-winning animator and director. Using 2D hand-drawn animation with contrasting color schemes, minimal backgrounds and surreal characters she creates pleasing, eclectic and humorous designs. She has animated and directed clips on several commercial campaigns for clients such as Mailchimp, Vow for Girls, Netil Radio and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Her short films have been selected at many international film festivals including Animac Festival, Berlin Motion Picture Festival, and her graduation film won Best Animated Film at Dublin International Film Festival. The most recent short ‘Big Toast’ gained recognition from the wider artistic community for its hilarity and unique illustrative style.

Meet Thomas

Best Short Film For “Cold Storage”

Thomas Freundlich is one of the leading practitioners in Finland’s vibrantly growing independent dance film scene. Mr. Freundlich’s work ranges from dance shorts, documentary work, performance videography, and 3D projects to music videos and projection design for the stage. His work has been seen at dozens of film festivals worldwide as well as broadcast TV both in Finland and internationally. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Freundlich was the co-artistic director of Finland’s Loikka dance film festival.

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