At the 13th Mountain Film Festival in Zakopane, Poland, ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ has received the wonderful Youth Jury Prize in the International Mountain Film Competition yesterday! The Youth Jury Prize was prepared by the Youth Jury from The Antoni Kenar Art Schools Complex in Zakopane.
Their statement was the following: “We decided to award Pieter Van Ecke’s film, in which local customs are intertwined with the individual mission of cultivating the traditions. The film director, with each single shot, tells a new story – all of them ultimately create an extremely coherent and aesthetic picture of Samuel’s life. His loneliness and struggle with degradation of nature were shown through the images of a melting glacier, which had so far marked the course of Samuel’s family life.”
It is fantastic to obtain this recognition from a youth jury!