In addition to prize money, the winners of the International Film Competition receive individually designed trophies. Each year, these trophies are designed by different artists during the festival week.
Laura Ballon is currently studying Plastic Conception/Ceramics at the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz. She professionalised her passion for ceramics at the Escola Superior de Disseny i Art "Llotja" in Barcelona from 2017 to 2018.
The sources of inspiration for her artistic work are often bizarre objects and situations that, for her, reflect the absurdity of humanity. The artist observes small details to which she gives value through elaborate staging. Her works, which she approaches in a humorous and emotional way, arise from impulsive, spontaneous ideas.