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Ruesselheimer Filmtage 2017 - The Winners
by Pat Frickey

First prize: Am Boden der Tatsachen from Monika Tenhündfeld. This is an animated film about a bumblebee that flies into a lecture hall in a university to overhear that it is a paradox bumbles can even fly at all. Disheartened at first, it learns to its delight that new scientific evidence explains it has super powers. In a burst of overconfidence, it discovers the danger of this mathematical miscalculation.

Second prize: PIX by Sophie Linnenbaum. A family photo album comes to life. There are rapidly changing scenes and characters, all familiar photos from the most important events in our lives: baby photos, wedding photos, birthday photos, and vacation photos. People and events are changing, yet they somehow all look the same. Life is just a collection of photo ops.

Third prize: Die Hochzeitspolizei by Rogier Hardemann. The Russian Mikail lives happily with his in husband in Berlin. Kommissar Böhnenkamp pays a visit convinced Mikail only is pretending to be gay, and is in a sham marriage so he can stay in Germany. The unexpected happens proving things don’t always appear as they seem.