Winner Season - 4 (November 2019)

Jury Award
 

Best Short Film - Jury Award

Trust Exercise

Film Directed by: Vilma Kartalska (Genre: Romance)

"Music reporter Milla and cameraman Bobby return from a rock concert. Bobby has had a long time crush on Milla. But she has neither noticed his interest, nor is looking for a relationship. With her headphones always on, she is inaccessible to his attempts to win her over. When finally there is a chance for him to reveal his feelings, she relentlessly puts him to a Trust exercise. Will Bobby pass the exam?"

 

Best Feature Film - Jury Award

How to Be a Writer

Film Directed by: Irenej Vid Bosnjak (Genre: Dark Comedy, Thriller, Romance)

"Young Scottish writer Mike is sent to Slovenia by his manager to overcome a writer’s block and write a new bestseller. The change of environment does not help, so he decides to follow web video instructions on "how to be a writer". Mike is unsuccessfully checking away suggestions from the video until he finally realises he will have to leave his comfortable apartment and find an inspiration in everyday life. Mike starts to explore the foreign city. He meets a local girl Anja and together they discover the world of reality and imagination. The borders in-between get covered in blood."

Trailer of - How to Be a Writer

 

Best Web  Series - Jury Award

Herrings

Film Directed by: Keith Chamberlain (Genre: crime, thriller, drama)

"Herrings is a dramatic web series about Frank Briggs, a former skip tracer who helps people disappear in plain sight by disguising their digital footprint. However, in Season Two, it’s Frank Briggs who’s disappeared and his unexpected absence will reverberate with our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Philadelphia."

 

Best Music Video - Jury Award

Dilemma - Feenix

Film Directed by: Jesse Haaja (Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Drama)

"Rise like a Feenix."

Dilemma - Feenix

Categories Award
 

Best Short Film - Less then $5000

The World In My Dreams

Film Directed by: Anusha Srinivasan Iyer (Genre: Short)

"The short is about the journey of a mute boy Raju. The mute child who works in a teastall as a helper boy. Raju refuses tips and once gets rewarded with Rs 500. He has dreams... Big dreams for a poor child... But the teenager sacrifices it all in seconds to feed a little child. After all, the world is in his dreams."

 

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

Beyond Staffing

Film Directed by: Paul Russell (Genre: Sci Fi, Satire, surreal, comedy)

"When Mindy Kelly wakes up in the weirdest recruitment consultancy she's ever seen, she doesn't realise exactly how weird things really are, nor how life changing her next decision will be."

Trailer of - Beyond Staffing

 

Best Short Film - More than $10,000

The Heart of Greenland

Film Directed by: Andrii Andreiev (Genre: Documentary, Music Video, Short) 

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The Heart of Greenland

 

Best Feature Film - Less than $5000

RUNTS

Film Directed by: Jordan-Paige Sudduth (Genre: Adventure, Dramatic Comedy)

"Cyrus Price and his friends are the runts of the litter, and always have been. Bella (known as Bluebell to her friends) has an unpleasant past and most of her family is in jail, Avery’s a killer dancer but can’t catch a ball to save his life and is teased for it daily, Abcd’e (affectionately nicknamed Alphabet, even though it’s ironic) is quite intelligent, but being severely dyslexic, she can’t read a thing. Alexander’s adopted and while he’s got a great adoptive family with plenty of other adopted siblings, sometimes his anger at his biological parents threatens to take over. Cyrus has already got an alcoholic mom, but when his brother Ben suddenly can’t be found one morning, his journal shoved under his bed reveals that he may have been kidnapped by his trusted boyfriend, AJ. After gathering evidence and finding where AJ may have taken Ben, Cyrus and the rest of the crew heads off to find him and get him back, but what they find out ends up being more heartbreaking than they thought.​"

 

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

Beneath the Surface: Water Polo

Film Directed by: Dawn Young (Genre: sports, family, inspirational)

"NYC boy, Wolf Wigo, has a dream to be on the USA Olympic water polo team and who overcomes physical and geographical obstacles until through practice, persistence and perseverance he makes it happen 10 years later."

 

Best Feature Film - More than $10,000

How to Be a Writer

Film Directed by: Irenej Vid Bosnjak (Genre: Dark Comedy, Thriller, Romance)

"Young Scottish writer Mike is sent to Slovenia by his manager to overcome a writer’s block and write a new bestseller. The change of environment does not help, so he decides to follow web video instructions on "how to be a writer". Mike is unsuccessfully checking away suggestions from the video until he finally realises he will have to leave his comfortable apartment and find an inspiration in everyday life. Mike starts to explore the foreign city. He meets a local girl Anja and together they discover the world of reality and imagination. The borders in-between get covered in blood."

Trailer of - How to Be a Writer

 

Best Web Series

Whitey Web Series

Film Directed by: Donald Watson (Genre: Web - Series)

"Integrity has a slippery slope..."

Whitey Web Series

 

Best Music Video

Who I Am

Film Directed by: Dawn Young (Genre: Music Video)

"This music video is of a song written for use in our documentary on the subject of Alzheimer's disease."

Who I Am

 

Best Documentary Film

Chatter Box- Cornhusker Hero

Film Directed by: Donald Dodge (Genre: Documentary, Short)

"Bob Chatt grew up in Northeast Nebraska in the 1920's. After college a recommendation by his uncle put the wheels of fate in motion. He would meet the fight of his life in the South Pacific in the form of a 1500 ton Japanese Destroyer named "Rough Tide" behind the controls of a B-25 bomber that he nicknamed, "Chatter Box"."

Back Stage Award
 

Best Director

Award Goes To: "Paul Russell" for the film

Beyond Staffing

Film Directed by: Paul Russell (Genre: Sci Fi, Satire, surreal, comedy)

"When Mindy Kelly wakes up in the weirdest recruitment consultancy she's ever seen, she doesn't realise exactly how weird things really are, nor how life changing her next decision will be."

Trailer of - Beyond Staffing

 

Best Cinematographer

Award Goes To: "Andrii Andreiev & Olga Andreieva" for the film

The Heart of Greenland

Film Directed by: Andrii Andreiev (Genre: Documentary, Music Video, Short) 

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The Heart of Greenlan

 

Best Editor

Award Goes To: "Lisa Genovese" for the film

Bubble

Film Directed by: Lisa Genovese (Genre: Comedy, educational, women)

"The everyday mishaps of two women lost in their own "Bubble"

 

Best Screenplay

Award Goes To: "Lisa Genovese" for the film

Blue Dress

Film Directed by: Doug Duncan (Genre: Drama, Romance, International, world films)

"Yearning to untangle herself from a deceitful relationship and express her true self, a woman manifests a stranger in her house, leading to life changing circumstances."

Trailer of - Blue Dress

 

Best Production Design

Award Goes To: "RAGHAV OMKAR SASIDHAR & P.KRISHNAKANTH" for the film

NANNU KSHAMINCHANDI

Film Directed by: RAGHAV OMKAR SASIDHAR (Genre: Short) 

 "A 12 year old boy,Rithvik,intends to write a story to participate in story writing competition conduted by his school.His mother suggests him to get inspired from real story and incidents.What inspires Rithvik to write a story and how Rithvik gets inspired back from the story he writes,forms the rest of the story of this short film.The layer of emotions,that unfolds between the father and son,will surely touches your heart"

Front Stage Award
 

Best Performances (Male)

Award Goes To: "Vedant Gill" for the film

The World In My Dreams

Film Directed by: Anusha Srinivasan Iyer (Genre: Short)

"The short is about the journey of a mute boy Raju. The mute child who works in a teastall as a helper boy. Raju refuses tips and once gets rewarded with Rs 500. He has dreams... Big dreams for a poor child... But the teenager sacrifices it all in seconds to feed a little child. After all, the world is in his dreams."

 

Best Performances (FeMale)

Award Goes To: "Mallori Polley" for the film

What is Happening

Film Directed by: Kristin Pamela Walton (Genre: Suspense, Comedy)

"A short film about a girl and her vanishing stuffed animals."

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