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A winning streak for Maite and Giedre

Maite Alberdi & Giedre Zickyte

Since Maite Alberti and Giedre Zickyte’s lab film ‘I Am Not From Here’ took home the best short film award at its world premiere in Nyon in April, things have been moving fast for the little film and its talented team.

‘I Am Not From Here’ has travelled all the way to Hot Docs in Canada and has won the Audience Award in Documenta Madrid . Last week it won the prestigious EFA prize in Krakow, nominating it to compete for the title of best short film at the European Film Awards in December.
Finally last night the film won the Sheffield Doc / Fest Short Doc Award! The Sheffield Jury statement reads as follows: ‘Like a work of great literature this movie has a high level of sophisticated technique to investigate fate, memory and the meaning of home. The jury remarked on the cinematic quality of both the camerawork and dramaturgy that effectively, and with a great creative vision evokes the magic of quotidian moments. The award goes to I’m Not From Here.

We could not be happier for the team – such wonderful collaboration, such wonderful film. Congratulations!