Winner Season - 11 (December 2021)

Jury Award
 

Best Short Film - Jury Award

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Being Brave

Film Directed by: Joffre Faria Silva (Genre: Short)

"Beckett, a precocious and resilient twelve-year-old, travels the bumpy road of a young boy living in complicated times. Beckett craves the love and acceptance of his divorced parents, but sees it jeopardized by the constant bullying he receives at school because of his father’s sexuality.
Incensed by the latest homophobic taunts by his mother’s new boyfriend’s son - Spencer - Beckett reacts, standing up for himself and unleashing a chain of events that in his eyes will resolve the situation he finds himself in and keep him safe."

Trailer of "Being Brave"

 

Best Feature Film - Jury Award

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Return To Normality

Film Directed by: Kostas Kolimenos (Genre: Feature)

"This is a story of Angeliki, a young Greek woman, who left London, in order to spend the weeks of confinement at the exact opposite end of the city and specifically in a very small village in the mountains of Greece. Her lifestyle violently changed and the people she met they brought her face to face with the primitive nature of her lifestyle.Primitive as a creation, as a way of living and as an erotic existence."

Trailer of "Return To Normality"

 

Best Web  Series - Jury Award

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HOTBUNNY420

Film Directed by: Francisco García (Genre: Short)

"The life of a gamer is about to change."

"HOTBUNNY420"

 

Best Music Video - Jury Award

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Prelude & Fugue in Dm

Film Directed by: Bruno Taniguchi (Genre: Music Video)

"The story is about dreaming, changing, evolving, facing (or not) difficulties, and finally accepting."

"Prelude & Fugue in Dm"

 

Best Animation Film - Jury Award

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LAST CIGARETTE

Film Directed by: Jiacun Li (Genre: Animation)

"The man wakes up and realizes that he is the last person in the world. He takes the last cigarette and embarks on his self-consistent roaming journey. The film mainly uses three tones of red, blue and purple to present the three stages of the protagonist’s psychological development, affirming the human spirit through a spiritual journey."

Categories Award
 

Best Short Film - Less than $5000

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LISA & EMMA

Film Directed by: László Bús (Genre: Drama, Short)

"Hamlet says to Ophelia:
"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." (Hamlet by William Shakespeare)

LISA & EMMA is a short film without dialogue, a musical visual fantasy about a girl, inspired by the famous quote from Shakespeare. Focused on the diversity and mysterious omnipotence of the human face. The film is divided into 8 chapters. Black & white and color.

PLEASE USE HEADPHONES OR A STEREO SYSTEM FOR BEST SOUND EXPERIENCE!"

"LISA & EMMA"

 

Best Short Film - Between $5,000 - $10,000

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A Chit Tu

Film Directed by: Dylan Chow (Genre: Short)

"A traditional Burmese husband and father discovers his first love with Gabriel, the new office intern."

 

Best Short Film - More than $10,000

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I'm coming!

Film Directed by: Maria Forslin (Genre: Romance, Comedy)

"A group of teenagers party outside. Anja, a seemingly quiet and shy girl, gets an opportunity (via the game hide-and-seek) to be alone with Simon whose girlfriend Isabella counts. Alone with each other and bit drunk, they hook up. They reach their climax when Isabella shouts “I’m coming!”"

Trailer of "I'm coming!"

 

Best Feature Film - Less than $5000

"Not Enough Entries"

 

Best Feature Film - Between $5000 - $10,000

"Not Enough Entries"

 

Best Feature Film - More than $10,000

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Implanted (previously Headache)

Film Directed by: Fabien Dufils (Genre: Sci-Fi, thriller)

"Sarah, a struggling young woman living in Brooklyn, agrees to volunteer as an experimental test subject for
a pharmaceutical company called Dynamic Health Cure to be implanted with the LEXX nanochip. Sarah hopes
that the money received for her participation will solve her financial troubles and help her to take care of
her mother who has Alzheimer’s. A nanochip is implanted in her cerebral cortex. It is designed with artificial
intelligence technology to take control of the body at the inception of any disease or illness. When the implant
turns sinister and orders her to commit crimes, Sarah is plunged into a murderous spiral with only one choice: to live or die."

 

Best Film Made by Women Filmmakers.

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Mon Polkhila. dream of a woman

Film Directed by: Priyanka Saharia (Genre: Documentary)

"1.The documentary starts with a Zoom meeting between Malobika Saikia and her 4
team leaders. Here Mrs Saikia is providing training. Soon the meeting ends on one
end by Mrs Saikia and on the other, character Aissh own clicking on the Leave
Meeting option.
(We document one whole day in their life, for morning till night. Parallelly, we show the
stories of the team leaders.)
2.We interview 2 of the team leaders and hear their views on:
Women empowerment and how they came across Malobika Saikia and her project Mon
Pokhila.
Here one of them was contacted by Mrs Saikia while the other womans a won Facebook.
They talk about how MrsSaikia’s hard work inspired them to join. A video montage starts
playing about Mrs Saikia working in her office whilst providing training. We incorporate
single shots of her working in her workstations....…"

 

Best Web - Series

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Let There Be Peace

Film Directed by: Donald Watson (Genre: Short)

"This a film about changing yourself for a better world."

 

Best Music Video

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The Softer Side Of War

Film Directed by: Kim Palzes (Genre: Music Video)

"Short video on women who serve in the military."

"The Softer Side Of War"

 

Best Animation Film

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Keep Painting, Mom

Film Directed by: Heloise Magny (Genre: Animation, Short)

"A young teenager suffering from depression enters his own psychological nightmare and must face his demons. Inside his own mind he will discover his true enemy, and the battle to find his purpose will begin...

We are looking for our World Premiere !

Starring : Ed Kelly (Whip it) David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad 2) Diego Wallraff (Largo Winch) Chloé Richard as Emma and William Violenus as Tom"

 

Best Covid-19 Virus Related Film

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The Story of Coronavirus

Film Directed by: Yoni Goodman (Genre: Animation, Short)

"This animated film was developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 with Yoni Goodman, in collaboration with CDC, IFRC, and UNICEF. Making visible the coronavirus helps people see and understand how it spreads and how to protect themselves and others -- both in the community and at home with a sick family member."

Backstage Award
 

Best Director

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Award goes to: "Artur Wyezykowski"

Safe Distance

Film Directed by: Artur Wyrzykowski (Genre: Comedy, Drama, Short)

"Olek returns to Poland after a few years. He must be in quarantine, but his family refuses to let him in. He has nowhere to go, so he sits in the staircase. Władzio wants to walk his dog, which is about to blow up, but he cannot pass. He has to keep two meter distance and Olek doesn't even have a mask. Arguing with his former neighbor, Olek confronts his lost love, learns to close this relationship and is ready to face the unknown."

"Safe Distance"

 

Best Women Director

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Award goes to: "Heloise Magny"

Keep Painting, Mom

Film Directed by: Heloise Magny (Genre: Animation, Short)

"A young teenager suffering from depression enters his own psychological nightmare and must face his demons. Inside his own mind he will discover his true enemy, and the battle to find his purpose will begin...

We are looking for our World Premiere !

Starring : Ed Kelly (Whip it) David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad 2) Diego Wallraff (Largo Winch) Chloé Richard as Emma and William Violenus as Tom"

 

Best Cinematographer

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Award goes to: "Kostas Kolimenos"

Return To Normality

Film Directed by: Kostas Kolimenos (Genre: Feature)

"This is a story of Angeliki, a young Greek woman, who left London, in order to spend the weeks of confinement at the exact opposite end of the city and specifically in a very small village in the mountains of Greece. Her lifestyle violently changed and the people she met they brought her face to face with the primitive nature of her lifestyle.Primitive as a creation, as a way of living and as an erotic existence."

Trailer of "Return To Normality"

 

Best Editor

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Award goes to: "Ambikesh Kunnal Hotta"

MASK

Film Directed by: Dr. Sweta Kumar Dash (Genre: Short)

"This short film 'Mask' by Dr. Sweta Ku. Dash where he unfolded the story of a little boy from a poor family selling Masks made tirelessly by her mother for just Rs 20 a piece during Covid-19 times. While some bought it willingly, others refused him straightaway. Many bargained and even forced him to offer it free which he eventually did to a person owning a swanky Car who was bewildered by the Boys gesture. While handing over the free mask, the little boy announced that he was offering it free for safety of mankind where price doesn't hold any value for him but let humankind survive in this difficult times & departed. Such a noble gesture from a poor boy who's family is totally dependent on the sale of Masks.This is based on true story during Pandemic of Covid 19 for awarness."

 

Best Screenplay

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Award goes to: "Ben Probert"

Self-Isolation

Film Directed by: Ben Probert (Genre: Comedy, Drama, Short)

"A young man struggles with the reality of Self-Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic."

 

Best Production Design

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Award goes to: "Dylan Chow"

A Chit Tu

Film Directed by: Dylan Chow (Genre: Short)

"A traditional Burmese husband and father discovers his first love with Gabriel, the new office intern."

Front Stage Award
 

Best Performances (Male)

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Award goes to: "Edi cali"

Luca and Iso

Film Directed by: Damian Overton, Ed Cali (Genre: Short)

Isolated and alone in his apartment, a bored young man begins to document his week.

Best Performances (Female)

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Award goes to: "Himika Patra"

Journey from beginning to end

Film Directed by: ABHIJIT ROY (Genre: Short)

"Its a simply story of a father and her only daughter who reside in a very remote village in west bengal, India. The dream that had been seen by father 'Sujan' who is a very poor boatman for her daughter Uma which is either being happen or not is being the story line of the film."