Ivan Barge’s short Madam Black has taken away two awards in Europe over the weekend.
In France, Madam Black won the Audience Award from the Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg (FEFFS). It’s the sixth award the film has collected in France.
In Greece, the short took the Silver prize in a 52-title competition line-up at the Drama International Short Film Festival (DISFF).
The Strasbourg festival’s feature competition was won by Julia Ducournau’s Franco-Belgian title Raw, which recently had audience members passing out at screenings in Toronto. The Shorts competition was won by Australian director Matt Richards’ The Disappearance of Willie Bingham, which also won the Student Jury Prize. In Greece, Samir Mehanovic’s Scottish-Indian short Gate of Hell won Drama’s Grand Prix.