Announcing the winner of the Inntravel Short Film Award!


Announcing the winner of the Inntravel Short Film Award!

The 2nd Inntravel Short Film Award took place as part of the 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival last weekend – with the Guardian’s Head of Film Catherine Shoard, artist-filmmaker Marcus Coates, and Head of the International Competition at Oberhausen International Film Festival Hilke Doering announcing the Award following a screening of the seven shortlisted nominees, each competing for a cash prize of £750, plus a beautifully crafted glass award.

After careful deliberation, the Jury gave the award to Mondial 2010 by Roy Dib from Lebanon. The Jury said they felt the film was “very special because it challenges its own genre in a sophisticated and innovative way, both subtle but compelling, handling a complexity of narratives within the personal, social and political.” The documentary follows a lebanese gay couple who decide to take a forbidden road trip to Ramallah. The Jury added “We felt this film uses a very familiar format in a fresh way, balancing the extremes of intimacy and anonymity that ambitiously deals with social and political crisis.”

Winner Roy Dib said "Thanks for the Jury and Inntravel for awarding my film Mondial 2010. It was a pleasure and a great experience to participate at the Berwick Film & Media Arts festival."

Steve Jack, Communications Manager at Inntravel, who presented the Award alongside the Jury said “We congratulate Roy Dib, winner of the 2014 Inntravel Short Film Awards for Mondial 2010, especially given the strength and variety across the shortlisted entries. The various themes were explored and developed in a truly engrossing way, and Roy’s achievement is all the more remarkable, given what we now know about how the film was made. A worthy winner indeed!

Pictured L-R: Presenter Eunice Olumide Festival, Sponsor Steve Jack, Winner Roy Dib and Jury Members Hilke Doering and Marcus Coates. Photograph by Will Sadler.