SELFIES by Claudius Gentinetta Switzerland 2018
After the premiere in Locarno in 2018, SELFIES has been invited to 200 international film festivals and won already over 30 awards.
Swiss Youth Award at FANTOCHE 16. Int. Festival für Animationsfilm, CH
Jury - Laudatio: 'Selfies gives a general overview of our society and its decadence. We liked how we are shown, how we browse through our newsfeed, without really paying attention to anything. This is currently for the young generation. We also liked the fast pace and crescendo of situations and themes: sex, death, birth. This film impressively shows what Social Media does to us. »
Best Film of the Festival at FILMETS 28th Badalona Film Festival. Spain
Jury-Laudatio: «Selfies’ is a short film that sends a critical message towards our society today, where everybody feels the urge to photograph every moment to certify that what they experience is really happening. And, above all, it is a film where life appears pointless, in its positive as well as negative aspects, if it is not part of a selfie, however absurd this may be.»
Jury Award at KROK 25th Int. Animated Film Festival. Ukraine
Laudatio: «For the best group selfie of humankind».
62nd San Francisco International Film Festival, USA
Golden Gate Award for Best Animated Short
Jury - Laudatio: In awarding the animated short prize, the just commented, “this film’s playful take on our social media lives encapsulates the highs and lows of the human experience, all packed into a succinct 4 minutes. We loved its creative transitions, absurd sense of humor, and painterly style all used expertly to reflect back on ourselves in these rapidly changing times.”
More information about the film, please visit gentinettafilm.ch/selfies.html
AN ANIMATED FILM BY CLAUDIUS GENTINETTA
ANIMATION CÉCILE BRUN, CLAUDIUS GENTINETTA, ARZU SAGLAM
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN PETER BRÄKER; LAP STEEL GUITAR CLAUDE KAISER
CONSULTING MARCEL RAMSAY, RAFAEL SOMMERHALDER, MICHAEL FREI, KARIN SCHWARZBEK
GRAFIC DESIGN ALBERTO VIECELI
SOUND MIX MAGNETIX, FLORIAN EIDENBENZ
PRODUCED BY GENTINETTAFILM © 2018 CO-PRODUCED WITH SCHWEIZER RADIO UND FERNSEHEN SRG SSR, REDAKTION GABRIELA BLOCH STEINMANN
DCP, 1:1.85; 5.1 SOUNDMIX, 3.40 MINUTES, NO DIALOGUE, MADE IN SWITZERLAND
In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.
In einem Feuerwerk von digitalen Selbstportraits wurden Hunderte von idyllischen, peinlichen und schrecklich verstörenden Selfies zu einer einzigartigen Kurzfilmkomposition arrangiert. Die künstlerisch nachbearbeiteten Einzelbilder ziehen sich zusammen zu einem schauerlichen Grinsen, das den Abgrund menschlicher Existenz überstrahlt.