"The Pig" wins MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival 2010

    The Danish competitor "The Pig" (Grisen) by Dorte W. Høgh receives the award of the 2009 MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival, being granted Kodak film material for her next project.

    In her 23-minute-short 78-year-old Asbjørn (Henning Moritzen) is admitted to the hospital with a possible cancer diagnosis. He feels scared and lonely, but a painting on the wall showing a jumping pig becomes his guardian angel. Aslan, the person in the next bed, is a Pakastani - and Muslim. His family finds the picture offensive and is having it removed. The following argument is a fine allegory on the limits of tolerance - surely no coincidence that this film originates from the country of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. Former screenwriter Dorte W. Høgh was nominated for Oscar this Spring - and now finally won in Munich. More information on the winning film can be found at http://www.muc-intl.de/2009/thepig.html

    Among the winners is, according to Festival director Martin Blankemeyer from Muenchner Filmwerkstatt, the MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival ifself: "The growing attendance at the Gloria Palast on Stachus as well as many positive reactions on the films, who would never have been discovered by the Bavarian audience without this festival, are the best reward for our involvement. In addition to this, our concept to strenghen the festival character, to invite more international filmmakers and to enrich the screenings by a two-day Master Class and daily workshops worked fine - all this was possible with the help of the new supporters of the festival: Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München, Bavaria Film, B2BTrip and NH Hoteles. This constant growth of the MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival is the best basis to further amelioration in 2010, where the festival will take place from June 17 to 23. The films and all other information will be announced in time at http://www.muc-intl.de."

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    Last modified on 29-06-2009