"Antler" (2018) by Atoosa Pour Hosseini, 15 Minutes, Super8mm, Ireland. Produced by Experimental Film Society & Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. TRAILER: Antler
Here is the jury's response on the Antler's award:
"A film of subtle poetics and expressive aesthetics achieved through the hypnotizing intertwining of archive and authorial footage, "Antler" erases the boundaries between fiction and documentary, introducing the viewer to a mysterious and, to a certain degree, fairy-tale-ish world of oneiric atmosphere. Formally seductive, and challenging to decipher, this "ecological fantasy" (for the lack of a more precise definition) transforms a botanical garden into a laboratory of evocative images and sounds, in a process that could be identified as alchemy."