Short film fest «2ANNAS» announces victors

The 2ANNAS short film fest has concluded. Here are the winners.

A total of 2,170 movies were submitted to the festival, and of the 57 screened throughout last week a total of nine were selected for awards.

Latvian director Laila Pakalniņa, whose feature film Dawn is being pushed for the Academy Award, continued her hot streak with Waterfall - a story about creative uses of the widest waterfall in the Baltics - taking first place among Baltic short films, while Kārlis Vītols' labyrinthine Minotaur was pronounced the best animated short.

Cold Coffee by Stéphanie Lansaque and François Leroy scooped the award for best design in an animated short about a girl coping with her mother's death; Chabname Zariab's look at the lives of Afghani boy prostitutes, titled When you hear the bells, got the award for best story; Bartosz Kruhlik's Adaptation was awarded for best director. 

Mahdi Fleifel's A Man Returned - a story about a young man's failed attempt to flee a refugee camp - scooped the Grand Prix; Louise Carrin's Venusia documenting the relationship between a prostitute and her pimp was awarded for the best mid-length film; and Once We Get There by Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum was given an honorable mention.

Here's how the awards took place.

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