Best Short Film: "KM 82: The Voice of the Camino Inca Porters", Marinel de Jesus
The jury for this category consisted of members of the "DreamShort" Short Film Festival from Struga. They declared the winner in this category, but also awarded her a special recognition, and Lidija Mojsovska read the reasons in front of the audience:
Choosing just one movie out of a total of 30 is really not an easy task. But at the same time, it was a pleasure to watch 30 short films, dedicated to the mountain, to nature and to what we forget less, which is man's primordial relationship with it. From there, the pleasure turned into an honor, when we had to be a jury and choose the best short film at this year's edition of the ECHO Mountain Film Festival.
The jury consisting of Jakov Poposki, Rade Gogoski and I, Lidija Mojsovska, decided on a story, that is, on the film that we believe carries the strongest story and the most socially engaged message.
It is the film "KM 82: The Voice of the Camino Inca Porters", directed by Marinel de Jesus. For us, without wanting to diminish the value of other films, this was a story whose heart and pain truly comes from the mountain. For the people who, fighting for their existence, keep within themselves the priceless value of the mountain and were born there to convey the secret of the Incas to all well-intentioned visitors from all over the world. But at what price and is it worth it, is exactly the message that this inspiring story conveys to us. The same path that leads to the great civilization of the Incas, for the protagonists in this story, is a path to their dehumanization. This film, despite the obstacle of being filmed to the end, manages to convey a socially engaged message. This alarming cry of the descendants of the Incas who try to exist exploited and in almost no conditions can be the voice of all exploited workers in the world.
Thank you Dream Short Film Festival