28. openeyes film festival

The winning films of the Audience Competition 2023.

The winning films of the 28th OpenEyes Film Festival 2023 have finally been determined! We are excited to present to you the films that were your absolute favorites in the four competition categories: Experimental Film, Animation, Documentary, and Fiction, as voted by you. These films not only impressed our jury during the festival selection but also captured the hearts of our audience.

category experimental film / music video:

1st Place:   Die Zweitbesetzung | The Understudy
Zeno Gries
DEU | 14:24 | 2022

2nd Place:   Action!
Arne Körner
DEU | 01:10 | 2022

3rd Place:   Study for Clouds
Jyrgen Ueberschär
DEU, CHE | 19:55 | 2022

category animation:

1st Place:   A Goat’s Spell
Gerhard Funk
DEU | 09:00 | 2022

2nd Place:   Transfuzija / Umješnost Sukoba | Transfusion
Igor Bojan Vilagoš
HVR | 07:48 | 2022

3rd Place:   König | King
Emily Ufken
DEU | 05:00 | 2021

category documentary:

1st Place:   Buurman Abdi | Neighbour Abdi
Douwe Dijkstra
NLD | 28:37 | 2022

2nd Place:   Alleingang | Going Alone
Raphael Schanz
DEU | 27:52 | 2021

3rd Place:   Angelique
Elisabeth Kratzer
DEU | 27:13 | 2022

category fiction:

1st Place:   Branka
Ákos K. Kovács
HUN | 20:00 | 2021

2nd Place:   Memoir of a Veering Storm
Sofia Georgovassili
GRC | 14:00 | 2022

3rd Place:   1/4 Ante Meridiem
Alex Noppel Briseño
MEX | 18:18 | 2022

Best-of the winning films

The best is yet to come: On the occasion of this year’s Kurzfilmtage (Short Film Days) in December, we will showcase the audience competition winners once again in a Best-Of presentation on the cinema screen at the Capitol Filmkunsttheater in Marburg! Even those of you who couldn’t make it to our film festival this year will have the opportunity to experience the highlights of our festival.

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