Among all the competitors, the Jury chose Aleksandra Odić, a young German director, graduating student at the DFFB Film Academy in Berlin. Her short film Frida tells the story of an encounter between a young nurse and her patient of the same age. “The brave subtlety and sparse use of dialogue created an internal heartache that takes courage, skill, and a very delicate hand” said Kate Winslet, our Jury President. The director explains that she wanted to talk about this ambiguous relationship between a caregiver and his patient, where professional distance and the desire for closeness coexist.
The awards ceremony held on July 16 at the Young Cinema Dinner was an emotional one. Aware of the chance that this prize represents and the opportunities that it opens, Aleksandra Odić underlined the importance of solidarity between female directors and beyond, between all the directors of the whole world so that each one, whatever their gender, their culture, the country they come from, can express their vision and believe in their voice. Present at the event, our spokes like Gemma Chan, Liya Kebede and French singer Yseult gave their support and expressed their enthusiasm for this new generation of talented women directors.