Festival 2019

Best Feature

Few Hours in Athens
Dir. Ari Papargyropoulos

When a young man’s grandfather dies, he returns to Greece. On the last day of his trip, in Athens, he meets Ellie. They decide to spend his remaining hours together, but as time goes by, it becomes more difficult for them to say goodbye.

Best Short

No. 7783B
Dir. Julian R. Garcia

Being different and questioning the system condemns us. Fitting into the system guarantees our survival.

 

Best Documentary 

98
Dir. Evripidis Karydis

98 is an affectionate and poignant portrait of Eleni, an elderly woman living alone in her apartment. As Eleni reminisces about the old days in the village while struggling to perform everyday tasks, this short film expresses the fine line between solitude and the loneliness of ageing.

Best Web Series

The Elite 8
Dir. Jeryl Parade

The Elite 8 are Lane’s eight girlfriends from middle school to middle age. The relationships & episodes reflect Lane’s journey from math whiz kid to trader on Wall Street to soulful human being.

 

 

 

Best Animation

The Ribbon
Dir. Polla-Ilariya Kozino

The Ribbon is a beautiful short film about a little girl who wakes up in a magical world. Riddled in this little girl’s journey of beautiful sceneries and enchanting creatures, a deeper significance lies behind what meets the eye. The Ribbon is not just a children’s film after all. Join us on a little girl’s journey to find out why!

 

 

Best Music Video

Black Champagne
Dir. Jeremiah Williams

Black Champagne is an animated musical journey about a young priestess queen named Suraya and her confidant, priest king Jamari, who are both the spiritual and political leaders of an ancient, magical, Black civilization located on an island off the coast of Morocco.

 

 

Best Experimental

Me Too
Dir. Jose Luis Anaya

Based on Julio Cortazar’s short story «Graffiti», a young man and a young woman find themselves through art even though political pressure wants to separate them.

 

 

 

Best Video Art

Chromosoma
Dir. Sonia Kechagia

Chromosoma is a video art project heavily based on the art of body painting and the use of movement as a means to creating shifting sets.

 

 

 

Best Director

Tiara
Dir. Carrie Love

Marie struggles with issues of identity and belonging as her sister passes through a coming of age ceremony at church.

 

 

 

Best Actor

Your Own Good
Dir. Caleb Pilgrim
Actor  Tyson Larter

A young boy, Hugo who lives under abusive environment and witnesses domestic violence in the family. He starts losing his own childhood and innocence, and one day he decides to stand up for his own and protect his mother.

 

 

Best Actress

Dust In The Abyss
Dir. Hongnian YU
Actress  Xin TIAN

Like her 2 dead ex-husbands, the protagonist Qin Juan’s third husband suffers from severe pneumoconiosis due to the dusty working environment in the mine. Since her husband has no labour contract with the mine, he cannot get industrial compensation for getting occupational disease. Qin Juan can’t afford her husband’s treatment. However, Qin Juan cannot trap herself in the destiny tragedy of losing husband anymore. She plans to leave her husband to earn money in the town for his treatment.

Best Cinematography

Allegory of the Cave 2.0
Dir. Filippo Becciani

Modern revisitation of the «Allegory of the Cave» by the Greek philosopher Plato

 

Best Editing

Creation

Dir. Marcelle Abela

Award-winning poetic experimental short film about the conflicting nature of creation.

 

 

 

Best Feature Screenplay

THE LAST 12 HOURS OF JESUS

Writer Demetrio Casile

IS HE A LUNATIC? A JOKE? NO, IT’ S THE REAL JESUS. ON AN ORDINARY DAY , IN AN ORDINARY CITY, HE STOPS AT A CROSSING, AT A LOSS. NO ONE CAN GET CLOSER THAN FOUR INCHES FROM HIS BODY. THE QUIET LIFE OF THE CITY IS SOON DISRUPTED, THEN THE ONE OF THE NATION. IN A FEW HOURS, THE WHOLE WORLD IS OVERTURNED BY THE APPARITION OF THIS MOST ENIGMATIC FIGURE.

Best Short Screenplay

Williams Academy

Writer Colin Mulligan

In the hopes of rekindling his love for the job, a burned-out teacher from the Midwest becomes Vice-Principal at Manhattan’s most incongruous high school. Inspired by true events.

FEATURE

Immortal Hero
Dir. Hiroshi Akabane

Mocking of Christ
Dir. Jani Bojadzi

Convergence
Dir. Steve Johnson

The History of Everything Circa 1993 to the Present F/K/A Kissy Cousins Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis
Dir. Wayne Keeley

A Soldier Home
Dir. Jay Nuzum

Gross Century
Dir. Adam Samuel Cuttler

SHORT

Brunch Before Baptism
Dir. David C. Luck, Kent J. Arceneaux

Innocent Boy
Dir. Brock Cravy

Volkov
Dir. George Dibble

Skye Steele — Rise of Nefertiti
Dir. Howard Perry

Portrait of a Woman at Dawn
Dir. Cullen Douglas

SAVE 2.0
Dir. Ivan Sainz-Pardo

doomsday
Dir. Katsuhide Yamago

Peccatrice
Dir. Karolina Porcari

DOCUMENTARY

North Korea world 2019
Dir. Guyuan Tian

The Minds of Men
Dir. Aaron Dykes, Melissa Dykes

My Brother’s Pigeons
Dir. Hardi Qadir

Caffe e sigarette…please!
Dir. Alessandro Capone

Ever, Reve
Dir. Olivier Morel

WEB SERIES

TIANA — «Beginning»
Dir. Rachel Tucker

Demonologist For Hire: Exorcism For Beginners
Dir. Uisdean Murray

Location Scouts
Dir. Christiaan Van Vuuren, Connor Van Vuuren

How To Hate Yourself — Better Than You
Dir. Matt Danner

Chapter 2 | Tell me about Free Lanka
Dir. Moran Moradi

ANIMATION

To Your Last Death
Dir. Jason Axinn

See Me
Dir. Linghsiu Alice Tsai

Red Hands
Dir. Francesco Filippi

Super Science Friends — Episode 6 «Full Metal Scientist»
Dir. Laurel Dalgleish

It’s A Comedy, RELAX
Dir. John Williams

EXPERIMENTAL

Pink Bubblegum
Dir. Summa Cilem

Tunnelblick
Dir. Alek Imanov

TRISKELION
Dir. Stuart T Birchall

The Overground
Dir. Norberto Moran

Abandon
Dir. PAINT VK

MUSIC VIDEO

NU
Dir. Casota Collective, First Breath After Coma

Whitebone
Dir. Abhilash K

I Remember Nicole
Dir. Renee Sotile, Mary Jo Godges

Your Eyes, Will I Ever
Dir. Felicien Colmet Daage

Unspoken Spoken
Dir. Fin Walker, Ross McGibbon, Ben Park- Composer

VIDEO ART

Merga Bien — Damnatio Memoriae
Dir. Alex Memento & Tuby Divorami

Isle of the Dead
Dir. Benjamin Nuel

Dreamscape #1 — Lovers
Dir. Natasa Prosenc Stearns

Decomposition
Dir. Duygu Karabayraktar

[3+20]
Madam M.A

FEATURE SCREENPLAY

LAJJAWATI
Sumathy Ram, Charles Leopardo

Seven Acres
Paul William Miley

The Boy Who Rode The Dragon
Ian Feldman, Scott Morgan

Made In America
B K

Perry
RJ Watson

NINA
Bojana Sutic

The Sacred Sea
Jonathan Fear

Eddie the King
Phil Lombardi

Airborne — The Trials of Nine
Richard Clarke

MISERY MARCUS
LUCAS PAVETTO

Tesla
Walter Stewart

The Haunting of Reactor Five
Robert Leo Cox

SHORT SCREENPLAY

Fathers
Clarence Boyce

Maxim
Tim Brade

An Odyssey of Vengeance
Alex Barbu

Good Night Series, 1-4
Duncan Payne

Raymond Carver and Derrida’s Zombie Army
James Fitzmaurice

Forerunner
Geebran Warchausky Cristo

Kitchen
Vasil Mihail

Why?
Terrie Anderson

Herculean Task
Mark Allard-Will

Data Breach
Bethan Rees

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