Double victory for Maradona

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The German - Palestinian coproduction "Maradona's Legs (Ijrain Maradona) by Firas Khoury won the short film award "Shortkicks 2020”. The story of the missing lower body of Maradona in a Panini football picture album during the World Cup in 1990, mostly based on true incidents, brought back special memories for jury member Pierre Littbarski: “I actually played against them”, the World Champion muses about his former fellow players and counterparts, who appear only as collected stickers in the short film.

In addition to Pierre Littbarski, members of this year’s shortkicks jury were Thomas Preiss (Founder of Common Goal-Initiative), Christine Watty (radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur), Taner Sahintürk (actor) und Paul Keuter (Hertha BSC). Second place in the vote went to the Spanish documentary "FÚTBOL MODERNO", third place went to the French short feature film "Number 10". The producer Zorana Musikic received the prize on stage at the Babylon Cinema. The award ceremony was musically framed by two performances of the Australian musician Alex St Joan. The 17th edition of the football film festival ended with the 11mm shortkicks gala.