Festival 2018

Best Feature Film

 

 

My Amish World

Dir. Samuel Wickey

2017   USA

A film produced and directed by an Amish man, Samuel Wickey. In this incredible story based on true events, the mother and father are overwhelmed with emotion when their children are severely bullied in a public school, and the father wants his family to leave the Amish.
In this story about an Amish family struggling with the upbringing of a boy born with an enigmatic mental disorder, they are gripped by fear and astonishment when they witness the boy has unusual artistic abilities. The mother and father are deeply concerned since their strict Amish religion, teaches that any form of artistic expression is forbidden.
The boy and his siblings are raised by a mother who cannot embrace them, praise them or even say I love you. They must only pray that God heals them. In a family deeply ingrained in a religion where parents are forbidden to express love for their children, the father breaks the chains of fear and oppression to allow hope, the expression of love and freedom to leave the Amish.

Best Short Film

Blessed Days

Dir. Valentina Casadei

2017      France

Adele, an 85 years old lady, confronts very hardly the loss of her husband, after 63 years of shared life. An unexpected dream, will bring Adele to relive the last moments of their life together, at the museum. She will be able to overcome the pain.

 

 

Best Documentary Film

Through the Looking Glass

Dir. Yi Cui

2017    China

On a high-land Tibetan pasture, a screening event unfolds quietly. Monks, herdsmen and their families gather by the screen to observe life captured through their own lenses.

Best Animation

Saturn in Leo

Dir. Anna Sagadin

2018     Croatia

In outer space with no common physical laws, where on each planet lives but one creature, they’re faced with heaviness of free time. Each of them spends it differently indulging in useless activities and setting artificial goals for themselves due to lack of purpose, not knowing they were created merely for one lonely person’s amusement.

Best Music Video

Wax Dance

Dir. Laura Fernandez K.

2018    Spain

With strokes of the Greek myth of Pygmalion, an adult and solitary man falls in love with a mannequin. He buys it and takes it home. In the intimacy which four walls offer him, the man will dress and love her. During this process he faces small problems that remind him that she is not a real woman. Nevertheless, with a little bit of imagination and a lot of love, anything can be solved. Combining confusion with an equally disturbing and beautiful atmosphere, in the end even we will doubt of the real existence of life in that mannequin

Best Experimental

MEDIUM RARE

Dir. Luca Cioci

2018     Italy

 

Analyzing human interaction with objects and their functional and aesthetic presence in recurrent, yet questionable domestic scenarios.

Best Video Art

The Little Chapel

Dir. Richard Schertzer

2016    USA

A young girl attempts to bring back the dead in a little chapel.

 

 

Best Actor, Best Actress

Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo, Valentina Brodsky

Silencio

Dir. Paphangkorn Punchantarak

2018     USA

A lonely composer secludes himself from the outside world until he finds companionship with a young deaf female who lights him up with a mysterious, beautiful song.

Best Screenplay

The Tea Room      Terrie Anderson       USA    2018

Best Director

Oudos

Dir. Apostolos Karoulas

2017      Greece

A man crosses the threshold of his memory to face the eternal questioning of human existence. Oudos (the ancient greek term for threshold) is a trip to the perpetual transition from life to death and vice versa.

 

Best Cinematography

The Long Wet Grass

Dir. Justin Davey

2017    Ireland

As dawn breaks over a remote lakeside in the West of Ireland, a car comes to a halt and a man all in black exits. He opens the boot (trunk) and we find there a terrified, barefoot woman. As he leads her to the edge of the lake they start to argue and we discover that they have been there before as children. We learn that under his harsh rules she has committed a crime worthy of execution, but she defends herself, her humanity, and challenges his fanaticism. As the missed chances of their past come to light we watch to see if she can convince him to let her go.

Best Editing

Incidences

Dir. James Woods

2017    Australia

An irreverent Australian adaptation of Daniil Kharms’s 1936 short story, Incidences follows a principled journalist whose integrity is called into question as she investigates the mysterious death of a Russian ambassador.

 

 

FEATURE

SINGLE PALM TREE
Dir. PUTHIYAVAN RASIAH
United Kingdom

Sex Weather
Dir. Jon Garcia
USA

A Girl Who Loves A Girl
Dir. Laurent Boulanger
Australia

Te absolvo
Dir. Carlo Benso
Italy

SHORT

Maria
Dir. Giovanni Rustanto
Czech Republic

REBIRTH (PUNARJANAM)
Dir. AMAR JYOTI JHA
India

The Sconfessions
Dir. Pasquale Cangiano
Italy

Hannya
Dir. Daniel Mine
Italy

Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)
Dir. Mark Knight
USA

SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Dir. Fran Casanova
Spain

DOCUMENTARY

SARA
Dir. Eva Cruells Lopez
Spain

Stranger in The Mountains
Dir. Li-Shao Lee
Taiwan

Days in Panic
Dir. Haemyung Kwon
Korea, Republic of

Murder on the Reef
Dir. Allen Dobrovolsky, Alex Fitzwater
Australia

Masters of Resonance
Dir. Francois Driessen, Jeremy Bout, Larissa Hofman
Canada

Reinventing Rosalee
Dir. Lillian Glass
USA

Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians and Activists
Dir. John L Potash
USA

A dignified death
Dir. Jesse van Venrooij
Netherlands

ANIMATION

The last fiction
Dir. Ashkan Rahgozar
Iran, Islamic Republic of

I-OCCUPY
Dir. Lorenzo Lodovichi
Italy

Spanish Onion
Dir. Brian Neong San
Australia

Dante’s Hell Animated
Dir. Boris Acosta
USA

Pensioners Chips Episode 5 US Presidential Campaign
Dir. Joachim Weber
Germany

UnSketched
Dir. Leonardo Cantu
Brazil

EXPERIMENTAL

Bent On Somnolence
Dir. Timothy McCarthy
USA

Victor Goodview
Dir. Vincent Turturro
USA

Me Too — Fuck You — It’s Time For Action
Dir. Jenny Hsia, Paul Ruven
Netherlands

THEOX
Dir. Giorgos Nikopoulos
Greece

Maria’s Silence
Dir. Cesare Bedogne
Greece

MUSIC VIDEO

Red Omen — Ed Roman
Dir. Ed Roman, Nelson Diaz and There Be Dragons Creative Media
USA

Maladie
Dir. ALESSANDRO D’AMBROSI, SANTA DE SANTIS
Italy

Boom goes Julian
Dir. Stevie Big Gee
Australia

Corridor
Dir. Cassandre Emanuel
Canada

Scandal
Dir. Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx
Reunion

Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) — Sparks
Dir. Joseph Wallace
United Kingdom

Why We Run — A Moment To Return
Dir. Andrew Seaton
Australia

VIDEO ART

Broken Nature
Dir. Priscila Forone
Brazil

Experiments in the resonance of control
Dir. Charlie Ford
USA

Nirvana of Sodom
Dir. Xie Tian(B.R.Sky)
China

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