The international jury of the festival yesterday announced the best film of this year’s Future Gate festival in Cinema Lucerna, Prague. Jana Bébarová, Ondřej Neff and Ryan Keating chose the best film from 5 competition films JUNK HEAD by Takahide Hori.

We are very pleased to award Junk Head as the winner of this year’s festival. It was an easy decision and one we all agreed on. Although all of the films brought something different to the table, Junk Head is a highly original, entertaining and thought-provoking film, not to mention a masterful exercise in stop-motion animation. Our special congratulations to the multi-talented Takahide Hori.

The film can still be seen at the festival on Thursday, March 17. in the Brno cinema Art.

The African-American film NEPTUNE FROST, directed by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams, received special honorable mention from the jury.