Silent Things by Rob Brown is the winner of the New Arrivals Award 2011.
New Arrivals, an initiative of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and Dutch national broadcasting company NTR, has shown short films online since January 2006. Submissions come from all over the world. For seven months each year, the editors make a selection of short films and a jury chooses the monthly winner. These monthly winners get a special screening at the IFFR. The New Arrivals Jury awards one film with a prize of 1,000 euros.
The international jury consisted of Dutch script editor at NTR’s Drama Department Sandra Beerends; British, Amsterdam-based filmmaker and visual artist Dan Geesin (his latest short film Elephant Feet screens at IFFR 2011) and Romanian short film and documentary filmmaker Adina Pintilie (her first feature film Touch Me Not has been selected for IFFR 2011’s CineMart).
The jury about Silent Things:
"Our preference went to a film that attempts to show and embrace the limitations of an anti hero and because of the simple silent connection and the resulting emotional impact.”
The NPS New Arrival Award winner can be seen online at www.kortefilmonline.nps.nl. New Arrivals invites everyone interested to send in their short online film for the next edition.
Silent Things (Rob Brown)