Winner Season - 2 (January 2019)

Jury Award
 

Best Short Film - Jury Award

Iniquity

Film Directed by: David Chavez (Genre: horror, psychological thriller)

"Four strangers wake up in a room. With no recollection of how or why they rush to reveal why they believe they are there in a battle against time for redemption."

Trailer of - Iniquity

 

Best Feature Film - Jury Award

Agnus Dei

Film Directed by: Agim Sopi (Genre: Feature)

"A young man Peter, who is around thirties, lives a desperate life with his mother Maria and her husband Stojan in one village of Serbia. Peter is born in Kosova from a forbidden love between his mother Maria and the young Albanian man, but for this he is not aware Is the period of time when the relations between Serbs and Albanians are inimical, exactly is the time of the beginning of war. Peter is forced by his mother and the others to go to the war. He intends to escape the war and goes to the West. He is mobilized forcefully in one paramilitary unit in Kosova’s war. In one action prepared as a revenge, he kills his father Dini whom he never had the chance to meet. Being not able to bear the arbitrary crimes, Peter, deserts from the army. He takes Dini’s daughter Maria and together they escape to the mountains. During their dangerous trip they are followed from both sides of enemies, Serbs and Albanians. Peter and Maria fell in love. They reach to come back in ............

Trailer of - Agnus Dei

 

Best Web Series - Jury Award

"Not Enough Entries"

 

Best Music Video - Jury Award

The Letting Go

Film Directed by: Tyler McElrath (Genre: Music Video)

""The Letting Go" is about allowing yourself to be free. It is about not caring what anyone else thinks and allowing yourself to love and be loved"

The Letting Go

Categories Award
 

Best Short Film - Less then $5000

The Darkening Hollows

Film Directed by: Michael ricci (Genre: Horror)

"A group of would-be attackers pursue a vulnerable young woman into the woods, unaware of the TERROR that awaits them in...The Darkening Hollows"

Trailer of - The Darkening Hollows

 

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

Conquer the World

Film Directed by: Federico Del Buono (Genre: drama, social, fiction)

"Giada is living a very deep conflict with herself. In the process of a new theatrical performance, the phantom of a mistake on the stage, made two years before, will undermine her already fragile certainties."

 

Best Short Film - More then $10,000

Maneki Neko

Film Directed by: Manolis Mavris (Genre: Thriller, Mystery, drama, romance)

"The unexpected encounter of two strangers and their agreement while waiting for a cab to share the cost of the ride, becomes the motive for the anatomy of a relationship.

From the moment they enter the taxi, the driver reveals that they are actually familiar and have a common past, leading the couple to the landscapes of memory. The film tells a love affair that moves between the real and the fantastic, the dream and the true experience. At its core the film is a comment on the notion of desire."

Trailer of - Maneki Neko

 

Best Feature Film - Less then $5000 

No More Lights in the Sky

Film Directed by: Danny Cotton (Genre: Sci Fi, Drama, Dystopian)

"This Science Fiction docudrama/mockumentary revolves around a dystopian future world and the possible consequences of today's actions. A young reporter highlights the issues a mind controlling drug has on the population and the moral aspects of a higher powers influence.

As this reporter begins to visit various individuals trying to survive or thrive in this new world of "Recycling", the homeless and those about to loose everything, he thinks on the right and wrong of what he records. But as he comes to the end of his investigations, visiting the person in charge of this new world he realises that things are much worse that what he ever imagined.."

Trailer of - No  More Lights in the Sky

 

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

Dragonflies only live for 24 hours

Film Directed by: Richard Anthony Dunford (Genre: Crime, Drama)

"Two ambitious detectives stakeout a potential drugs ring. The story goes back and forth between this present day thread and seeing how they quickly rose through the ranks of the police force while investigating a suspected gang related murder with racial connotations."

 

Best Feature Film - More then $10,000

Agnus Dei

Film Directed by: Agim Sopi (Genre: Feature)

"A young man Peter, who is around thirties, lives a desperate life with his mother Maria and her husband Stojan in one village of Serbia. Peter is born in Kosova from a forbidden love between his mother Maria and the young Albanian man, but for this he is not aware Is the period of time when the relations between Serbs and Albanians are inimical, exactly is the time of the beginning of war. Peter is forced by his mother and the others to go to the war. He intends to escape the war and goes to the West. He is mobilized forcefully in one paramilitary unit in Kosova’s war. In one action prepared as a revenge, he kills his father Dini whom he never had the chance to meet. Being not able to bear the arbitrary crimes, Peter, deserts from the army. He takes Dini’s daughter Maria and together they escape to the mountains. During their dangerous trip they are followed from both sides of enemies, Serbs and Albanians. Peter and Maria fell in love. They reach to come back in ............

Trailer of - Agnus Dei

 

Best Web - Series

"Not Enough Entries"

 

Best Music Video

I can only dream

Film Directed by: Alfredo Contreras (Genre: latin, dance)

"This song is from the film "Luces", where the singer asks a dangerous gangster for a job and finally falls in love with his bodyguard."

Back-Stage Award
 

Best Director

Award Goes To: "Opender Chanana" for the film

LIVING ON THE EDGE - DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD

Film Directed by: OPENDER CHANANA (Genre: Documentary)

"My documentary is startling revelation about the abysmal working conditions in Bollywood which is now laying claim to be global giant and churning out thousands of hours of content. The technicians and workers are deprived of social security and long punishing working hours take their toll on their health. The basic and fundamental safety measures are absent leading to accidents with unfailing regularity. Basic facilities such as clean toilets and hygienically prepared food are not accessible. In nutshell human rights are violated on sets and locations with impunity.

Mi documental es una sorprendente revelación sobre las pésimas condiciones de trabajo en Bollywood, que ahora dice ser un gigante global y genera miles de horas de contenido. Los técnicos y los trabajadores están privados de la seguridad social y las largas j............

Trailer of - LIVING ON THE EDGE - DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD

 

Best Cinematographer

Award Goes To: "Marco Castro" for the film

Des3ngaño

Film Directed by: Aniez Atlas (Genre: Short)

"The story about a woman in love with another woman in love with a man"

 

Best Editor

Award Goes To: "Michael Anderson" for the film

Midway Home

Film Directed by: Fabian Cardenas (Genre: Drama)

"A visual odyssey of post traumatic stress as seen through the eyes of a young Army veteran, struggling with reality and civilian life, haunted by friends and those that brought her harm."

 

Best Screenplay

Award Goes To: "Mr. Bouhaïk" for the film

Max

Film Directed by: Mr. Bouhaïk (Genre: thriller, fantastic, horror)

"Strange phenomena have occurred following the fire of the Institute of Biomedical Research of the Armies, Max tells us his version of the facts."

Trailer of - Max

 

Best Production Design

Award Goes To: "Pierre & Max Queree" for the film

Antidote

Film Directed by: Pierre & Max Queree (Genre: Action, Drama)

"What can happen when a young beaten and depressive woman, living in an environment of violence and death, meets a man whose specialty is euthanasia ?"

Front-Stage Award
 

Best Performance (Male)

Award Goes To: "Julien Pestel" for the film

Antidote

Film Directed by: Pierre & Max Queree (Genre: Action, Drama)

"What can happen when a young beaten and depressive woman, living in an environment of violence and death, meets a man whose specialty is euthanasia ?"

 

Best Performance (Female)

Award Goes To: "Vanessa Montanari" for the film

Conquer the World

Film Directed by: Federico Del Buono (Genre: drama, social, fiction)

"Giada is living a very deep conflict with herself. In the process of a new theatrical performance, the phantom of a mistake on the stage, made two years before, will undermine her already fragile certainties."

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