Kai Welf Hoyme

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SEAFF IV | Jury & Audience award winners

We’re happy to finally announce the winners for SEAFF’s fourth edition! Despite our delays and the ongoing pandemic, or maybe because of it, this online solution lead to us reaching out to even more people than ever before. Ironic how these times are especially challenging for artists when audiences seem to crave art and culture more than ever.

Jury winner of the experimental category is Spines by collaborative duo Sois de Traca, formed by animation filmmakers María Álvarez and Elisa Morais. Constructed as a dream of a reluctant hedgehog, the film mixes real dream details with fictional scenarios. Visually, it is a combination of traditional and digital techniques including drawings, cut-outs, 2D, stop-motion and projections. This time the dream was about to make sense

Jury winner of the animated category is Nuit Chérie (Sweet Night) by Lia Bertels. In winter, in Himalaya, a bear does not manage to fall asleep. He thinks too much and is in the doldrums. When a white monkey suggests him going to eat some honey at his aunt to change him the ideas. A beautiful winter night opens has they and the bear realizes that he did well, not to fall asleep.

On a final note, we’d like to thank everyone who submitted their films this year as well as all of you watching, we hope to show you even more great films next year. Submissions for our fifth edition will open in a couple of months. Follow us here, on Facebook and Instagram for further updates.

Magnitude Kai Welf Hoyme

SEAFF IV | Magnitude | Kai Welf Hoyme

“Magnitude gives a personal insight into the biography of my mother and combines it with portraits of people and landscapes of the Niederrhein area in mid-west Germany.”

Kai Welf Hoyme was born 1979 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. He holds a MFA in Audiovisual Media from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a M.A. in cultural and social sciences from the RUB. Since 2003 international exhibitions and screenings including European Media Art festival, Invideo Milano, Images Festival Toronto, Oberhausen Shortfilm Fest., Japan Video Dance Festival Tokyo; File, Sao Paulo; Anchorage Museum, Museum Schloss Rheydt; Durban Int. Film Festival, Time is Love 10, ZKM Karlsruhe and Frame Research, National Museum Soares dos Reis Porto. He works and lives in Cologne and Moenchengladbach.