Alba Vulva wins ARTE Prize in Munich

Alba Vulva wins ARTE Prize in Munich

Alba Vulva, the latest short film from Dorka Vermes won the ARTE Prize at the Filmschoolfest Münich, which is one of the world's biggest student film festivals.

The ARTE jury explained its selection as follows: “Disappointment in a romantic relationship and an unfulfilled desire to have children are conveyed in an unusual way — quite physically — in this very straightforward, practically austere, film. Without unnecessary effects, the simplicity of the visual style is captivating, as is the rhythm of the cuts — given a double meaning here.

The award also means that Alba Vulva will be purchased (worth up to 6,000 Euros) and broadcast on ARTE.

Starring Katalin Homonnai, Pompónia Pálya and Vera Sipos, Alba Vulva had its world premiere at the 10th Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival. Since then, the film has been selected to Sarajevo, BEAST International Film Festival in Portugal, Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Switzerland, and PÖFF Shorts in Estonia.

Alba Vulva won a special prize this year at Friss Hús. Our jury loved the movie because, as they wrote in their statement, it "sheds light on the female and lesbian intimacy, vulnerability and strength that is so desperately needed." The film also screened at our Queer Dreams section, where it won the Audience Award.

Alba Vulva is a co-production of FreeSZFE Society and Proton Cinema.