Congratulations to Laura Huertas Millán for winning the Tenderflix Prize in 2018 with her film ‘jeny303’.
“I would like to thank the jury for awarding my film, specially considering the theme of this selection ‘Future Responsibilities’. I am very touched that they were sensible to this story of violence and desire, and that they perhaps could feel what drown me into Jeny in the first place: her incredible vitality and the hardness of her very young existence. I feel that our present is like the ruins of that modernist building: what we thought was a model of progress is collapsing on its own weight. I believe people like Jeny, have deeply experienced that failure and can transmit us clues to imagine how to deal with our current catastrophies. So this price is to be shared with her, and my father, who firstly asked me to record the 303 building, in order to remember the utopia that this place once embodied.”
– Laura Huertas Millán
Tenderflix is an international experimental film and video competition initiated by Tenderpixel Gallery in London. In its 11th year in 2018 it was developed in collaboration with the BFI. The shortlisted films were screened on 2nd October 2018 at the BFI Southbank, where the winner of the competition was announced .
Milo Creese – Kekuit
Anna Franceschini – What Time is Love?
Agnese Galiotto – Cain’s Portrait
Rowena Harris – A room within which the computer can control the existence of matter
Megan-Leigh Heilig – And I Asked…
Sandra Heremans – La Mazda jaune et Sa Sainteté
Laura Huertas Millán – jeny303
Jeremy Hutchison – Patent Application
Evi Kalogiropoulou – Neighbours
April Lin – The Gaze
Francesco Pedraglio – Scripting Anticlockwise (6 Constellations)
Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah – Whop, Cawbaby
Etan Ilfeld – Founder and CEO of Tenderpixel
Bethan Johnson – Lead Programmer: New Forms, BFI
Andrea Lissoni – Senior Curator, International Art (Film), Tate
Kristina Pulejkova – Art + Technology Programme Manager, SPACE
Rehana Zaman – Artist