Shipwreck wins two awards in Locarno
17 August 2014
Short doc Shipwreck by Morgan Knibbe has won two awards at the Locarno International Film Festival: the Pardino d’argento (Silver Leopard, 5000 CHF) for best short film and a nomination for Locarno's European Film Awards (2000 CHF). Now Shipwreck is automatically nominated for the European Film Awards in the Short Film category.
Shipwreck had its international premiere at the Locarno festival. The film is produced by Deep Focus. Shipwreck is the first independent film by Morgan Knibbe
who graduated from the Netherlands Filmacademy in 2012 with A Twist in the Fabric of Space.
On three October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sunk off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. More than 360 people drowned. Abraham, one of the survivors, walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks and vividly remembers the nightmarish experience. Meanwhile at the harbor, hundreds of coffins are being loaded onto a military ship.
The 67th Locarno International Film Festival took place 6 - 16 August 2014.
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