The jury, headed by filmmakers Daniele Coluccini
and Matteo Botrugno
, and composed of Daniel N. Casagrande
, the creator of the queer lion, and Marco Busato
, general delegate of the cultural association CinemArte
, were unanimous in their decision to bestow the award on The Weight
by Jeon Kyu-hwan
"for skilfully conveying, in an extreme yet poetic and convincing style, an extraordinary range of themes which are often absolute taboos; and for showing, firmly and without smugness, an assortment of characters living on the edge, searching for a small corner of the world where they can live without being judged for being different."