Winner Season - 5 (February 2020)

Jury Award
 

Best Short Film - Jury Award

Trust Issues

Film Directed by: Andretti Dante (Genre: Romantic Dramedy, Thriller, Modern Day Western)

"Charlie and Megan, a couple whose madly in love are stranded in an unforgiving desert and bleeding out. Charlie must now lean on Megan to lead him across the border as they attempt to flee authorities. But as the sweltering sun beams down on their weary bodies trust issues start to surface that threaten the very fabric of their ride or die relationship. A shocking truth is revealed along with the harsh reality that only one of them will make it out of this grueling desert alive."

Trailer of - Trust Issues

 

Best Feature Film - Jury Award

Break of Day

Film Directed by: Maria Forslin (Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller)

"When rock singer Anna loses her daughter to cancer, she begins a downward spiral of grief and destructive behavior, threatening to forever stray her away from music and love."

Trailer of - Break of Day

 

Best Web  Series - Jury Award

Area 52

Film Directed by: Kenzo Babin (Genre: Web / New Media)

"Greg Mongomery, a man who just accepted a strange job as a ranger near a military complex. Latter I will quickly realize that something is wrong and will try to investigate these strange phenomens."

 

Best Music Video - Jury Award

Requiem for the Living

Film Directed by: JAROSLAW GOGOLIN (Genre: poem, music video, short film)

"This film is for our dear deceased relatives and friends ...a message from them to us... to comfort us... and (maybe) it has a deeper message ... Everyone, in their own way, will receive this film and its message ... there is no single interpretation, there are as many as people in the world ... This is one interpretation from a friend of mine: "The impression I got was that it's about living on after death. What I can't decide is whether it's saying you live on in the memories of those who knew you... or you live on as a result of the body breaking down and returning to the elements and thus becoming the (kind of) compost from which new life arises so it all goes full circle... or you live on in a more literally religious/spiritual way with the soul soaring free after death. I think the film could be interpreted as saying any of those things - if not all three - or it might be a lovely memorial to someone you've lost. (I did kind of wonder if the woman in the still photos at the beginning might have been...."

Requiem for the living

Categories Award
 

Best Short Film - Less then $5000

Nobody, Nowhere, Never

Film Directed by: Marina Sark (Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Experimental, other)

"The main character is a soldier who has gone through several wars, however today he is a mere criminal and is fleeing from justice. The man has lost everything: his house, his family, even his own name.

Ending up in an empty house where he finds shelter, the protagonist spends time by himself and takes to recollecting the past. He decides to stop fighting and gives up.

However, it turns out that the place and everything that surrounds him, as well as his sole interlocutor in that house, all have played a role in his life - until the moment he died.

Who is this man? Is he a criminal or a victim? A winner or loser? Part of someone's game or the one writing his own rules? The protagonist should find answers to these questions before departing the house...​"

 

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

Love Ishtory

Film Directed by: Veenit Katariia (Genre: Short)

"Love Ishtory is dramatical take on the casteism issue fructifying in our country. It’s a story of a young couple facing opposition on their affair. Chavi is from a brahmin family while Aakash belongs to a backward caste.
Chhavi’s father, Bhaskar Shukla, is an influential personality. His daughter’s desire to marry a lower caste boy has shaken him up. Bhaskar ordered the local inspector Dubey Ji to catch Aakash to rough him up.
It is a story of that day on which all this unfolds. Keeping the adrenaline high, the film progresses to reach a point where Chhavi’s elder brother Vicky is ready to blow Aakash’s head off.
Will this classic tale of casteism end in another honour killing?
Will the society again be a mute spectator to a horrific incident?"

Trailer of - Love Ishtory

 

Best Short Film - More than $10,000

The House Named End of The World

Film Directed by: Katsuhide Yamago (Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Splatter, Action)

"A man visits the house named end of the world. There his son is 20 years old, even he died at 3. Man
find peace of mind for a moment. But, uninvited customers is coming..."

The House Named End of The Wor

 

Best Feature Film - Less than $5000

Beaten

Film Directed by: Arturo Portillo (Genre: Action, Drama, Revenge, Thriller, Suspense)

"Bruise, a mysterious hitman, is contracted by corrupt mayor Henry Derringer, to kill Redd, a former employee that he thinks stole some incriminating data. When the mayor's colleagues hear about it, they hire their own hitmen which ends up killing Bruise's fiancée Cindy, who happens to be Redd's sister. The two come together to avenge her death."

 

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

The Alliance 2019

Film Directed by: ROBERT L BUTLER (Genre: Crime)

"4 drug dealers call a truce and form an alliance,but after 20 years of peace,one member is forced to kill the others!"

 

Best Feature Film - More than $10,000

Break of Day

Film Directed by: Maria Forslin (Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller)

"When rock singer Anna loses her daughter to cancer, she begins a downward spiral of grief and destructive behavior, threatening to forever stray her away from music and love."

Trailer of - Break of Day

 

Best Web Series

Area 52

Film Directed by: Kenzo Babin (Genre: Web / New Media)

"Greg Mongomery, a man who just accepted a strange job as a ranger near a military complex. Latter I will quickly realize that something is wrong and will try to investigate these strange phenomens."

 

Best Music Video

Boom goes Julian

Film Directed by: Stevie Big Gee (Genre: Music Video)

"Julian Assange, heaven sent to expose the horrible truths hiding behind the zeros and ones around the world."

Boom goes Julian

 

Best Documentary Film

My Name Was January

Film Directed by: Elina Gress, Lenee Son (Genre: Documentary, Short)

"When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in
her own home, a community reacts and her friends and other trans women of colour come to share and voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. This film will not only bring justice to January, but to all the women who have lost their lives. January had a beautiful soul, and now part of her soul rests in each and every one of us."

Trailer of - My Name Was January

Back Stage Award
 

Best Director

Award Goes To: "Paratha Sarathi Manna" for the film

Chillar

Film Directed by: Paratha Sarathi Manna (Genre: Short)

"Chillar - A story of a kid who is inspired by his father's passion. This short film based on the work and dedication of an artist towards his paintings. It shows the today's generation struggling faces of artist journey."

Trailer of - Chillar

 

Best Cinematographer

Award Goes To: "Maria Forslinfor the film

Break of Day

Film Directed by: Maria Forslin (Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller)

"When rock singer Anna loses her daughter to cancer, she begins a downward spiral of grief and destructive behavior, threatening to forever stray her away from music and love."

Trailer of - Break of Day

 

Best Editor

Award Goes To: "Grégoire Vaillantfor the film

Hypnosis

Film Directed by: Grégoire Vaillant, Charles-Edouard Dangelser (Genre: Short)

"In the middle of the night, a man with unnerving ticks stalks a waitress desperate to save her unborn child."

 

Best Screenwriter

Award Goes To: "Anwarullah khan" for the film

Chillar

Film Directed by: Paratha Sarathi Manna (Genre: Short)

"Chillar - A story of a kid who is inspired by his father's passion. This short film based on the work and dedication of an artist towards his paintings. It shows the today's generation struggling faces of artist journey."

Trailer of - Chillar

 

Best Production Design

Award Goes To: "Vinayak Shaah" for the film

Love Ishtory

Film Directed by: Veenit Katariia (Genre: Short)

"Love Ishtory is dramatical take on the casteism issue fructifying in our country. It’s a story of a young couple facing opposition on their affair. Chavi is from a brahmin family while Aakash belongs to a backward caste.
Chhavi’s father, Bhaskar Shukla, is an influential personality. His daughter’s desire to marry a lower caste boy has shaken him up. Bhaskar ordered the local inspector Dubey Ji to catch Aakash to rough him up.
It is a story of that day on which all this unfolds. Keeping the adrenaline high, the film progresses to reach a point where Chhavi’s elder brother Vicky is ready to blow Aakash’s head off.
Will this classic tale of casteism end in another honour killing?
Will the society again be a mute spectator to a horrific incident?"

Trailer of - Love Ishtory

Front Stage Award
 

Best Performances (Male)

Not Enough Entries

 

Best Performances (FeMale)

Award Goes To: "ZOE CORRAFACE" for the film

FLAWLESS

Film Directed by: LEVY CLAUDE (Genre: Short)

"A young man is going on a first date with a young lady, but things will take an unexpected turn because of a new mobile app"

Trailer of - FLAWLESS

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