Winners of 2016

The winners of 2016 Sleepwalkers have been announced!

Our thanks go to all the film-makers who submitted and whos films were in the programme. And to our jury who took on the task of choosing the best ones. Congratulations to all the winners!



Written/Unwritten / Dir. Adrian Silisteanu
International competition / Grand Prix

“A convincing, smart and nuanced portrait of human, social and cultural conflicts,topped with great acting, editing, cinematography and dialogues. Full of tension from the beginning to the end.”



#seflie / Dir. David M. Lorenz
Baltic Sea competition 

“Showing creativity and resourcefulness in format, this short film is effective, timeless and timely in its comment on and portrayal of the consequences of modern society, also working well as a clever campaign against gender violence. All that glitters is not gold… “



Bringing in the wood / Dir. Simon Spitzer
Student competition

“Simple story told in a subtle and sensitive way with little details that are full of emotion. We appreciate the braveness of decisions of young filmmaker.”



The Man From Samaria / Dir. Maria Aua
National competition

“This film invites us into a shelter of men who has gone through a rough path of life.Yet it captures the warm and humorous aspects of their daily routine.Observational cinematography, great use of music, and probably the best snail scene ever seen in a documentary. –  It’s a film that makes you understand your fellow men. Courageous film about courageous men. Truly a memorable film experience.”


Jury Special Mention:


Cold Shivers / Dir.  Marius Myrmel
Baltic Sea competition 

“With its excellent directing, convincing performances, and effective cinematography, this film creates a claustrophobic portrait of a taboo theme. This film proves that sometimes the smallest film productions can leave the biggest mark.”