Seize Each Minute!
12th Croatian One-Minute Film Festival, Požega, May 28th-29th 2004
Croatian One Minute Film Festival in Požega is one of the favorite Croatian festivals. The program consisting of 48 titles in competition started in a rather serious manner, with Croatian film INRI in which the crucifixion of Chist is actualized by a contemporary media situation, while Belgian Lunch is ready! Is based on a witty remark, and that is, it seems, the main genre of Požega Festival. Still, one can find more sophisticated projects, like Polish Armchair by H. Lehnert, the visual quality and parable of which reminds us of early Polanski. Other valuable films are: Hands by Klarić and Lopatić (second prize), Swedish Everyday frustration by Martin Orvik (the Festival’s winner) and Two Faces Cheat the Author by J. Starešinčić, and the audience awarded Austrian film Sunday drivers by B. Hausberger, R. Hechenblaikner and P. Troger. The Festival teaches us about condensing, shortness and a value of one single minute. Along with the text there is a list of awards and filmography of films shown at the festival.