The Main Prize goes to And So We Put Goldfish In the Pool

This year, the international competition featured 20 films from 16 countries. The three members of the international jury, which awarded the Grand Prix with a 2 000 EURO bonus, were Maria Drandaki (producer, Greece), Martin Kaňuch (festival programmer, Slovakia), Olmo Omerzu (director , Slovenia). The jury awarded the Grand Prix to a 27 minutes long Japanese film And So We Put Goldfish In the Pool.  Jury concluded: "In a self-reflective, humorous and bright way, the film captures what it’s like to be an adolescent in a postmillennial city of the Western world."​

One summer day, 400 goldfish were found in the swimming pool of a secondary school. The story of the four 15-year-old girls who put them the fish.

Director Makoto Nagahisa was born in 1984. He worked on numerous advertising campaigns and commercials as part of an advertising agency. He studied French Literature at Aoyama Gakuin University. His first short film And So We Put Goldfish In the Pool was screened at many film festivals worldwide and awarded with the main prize at Sundance.