Festival 2020

Best Feature Film

The Astronaut of God
Director Octavian Repede
Romania

An unprecedented quest in the outer space by the US «Genesis 1491» space mission. William Florescu, an United States citizen of Romanian origins is facing the strange events of fifth fly in the outter space, beeing one of the unknown pioneer of the Space conquest where he experience philosophical and emotional incidents.

 

Best Short Film

Winter Leaves
Director Geonhee Jang
Korea, Republic of

Poor Jin-hee tries to buy the last gift for her younger brother, but she can’t buy it because she runs out of money and eventually steals someone else’s clothes.

Best Documentary Film

70
Director Italo Vazzana
Italy

A full immersion in a couple of retired people. How do they spend their days? How do they reinvented themselves after 40 years of working? What is time and productivity when you are 70 years old?

Best Web Series

My Doctor’s Advice
Director Stefania Licari
United Kingdom

In a new medical comedy (in lockdown), an Italian doctor in the UK battles boring patients, unanswerable questions, and a mamma who never stops mamma-ing as she adjusts during the pandemic to the new digital era.

Best Animation

Blind Date
Director Camiel Schouwenaar
Netherlands

During her first date with Bas, Bodine hides her thick glasses. She better shouldn’t have done that.

 

 

 

Best Music Video

Star in the East
Directors Katie Garibaldi, Marc Morgan
United States

Folky songwriter Katie Garibaldi’s sweet and majestically produced original song “Star in the East” from her new album Home Sweet Christmas is the perfect match for such a creatively inspired music video. The claymation and stop motion video was made by artist Marc Morgan, which pays homage to the classic Christmas movies of the ’60s that we all know and love. Detailing the Biblical story of the three wise men’s journey following the Christmas star to Bethlehem, the video not only offers a fun spin on the traditional Christmas story, but also gives viewers a sense of nostalgia in the most enjoyable way. Garibaldi’s endearing and soulful vocals serenade, “Bright as can be, lead us to our king, star in the east,” as Morgan presents a unique personality to each character, including the magi’s devoted camel. This mini Christmas movie is a treat that participants watching of all ages can appreciate.

Best Experimental Film

The road of the weather
Director Afroditi Tavri
Greece

Between the mountains of Xunhua, there is a very beautiful lake, Mengda Tianchi. This lake is magical. But, if someone wants to find it, it has to do a difficult and long way. Salar people know this road well. They are moving back and forth to the lake all day with their mules and horses. In their way they cross other people, and help them to find the magic lake. When finally arrive, all get stunned by the scenery.

 

 

Best Video Art

Time(s) To Breathe
Director Stan Adard
Switzerland

It is about the breath. And about thoughts. It is not about how to control your thoughts, but all about to stop your thoughts controlling you.
We walk through our life, childhood, teenage years, years in which we earn money and raise our children and eventually we enter the serenity of age. That said, it is about birth and death as well.

Best Director 

Silent Movie
Director Melo Viana
Brazil

The “Cinema Mudo” project is the realization of a short film and at the same time helping and integrating residents of a community living in a high-risk area. All children (actors and actresses) who work in the movie are residents in the community Vila Torres, an at-risk area in Curitiba. They were chosen after a theater classes for children held in that community as part as the film project. Children show film frames from the transition from silent to spoken cinema.

Best Actor

Alan Del Castillo
Kettling
Director Alan Del Castillo
Mexico

Facing the 2020 pandemic alone, Carlo reaches boiling point. When COVID-19 arrives in 2020, Carlo finds himself alone and confined to his home, where he has to deal with the mental and physical health struggles faced by many during the pandemic.

 

 

Best Actress

Emma A. Gould
DISTORTION
Director Fleur Brouwer
Sweden

Anxiety can be overcome and there is always hope of recovery. Our minds are powerful things, but sometimes they lie. That hell you think you are living in, can be escaped from. We are always stronger than this disorder, and there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Best Cinematography

A leaf
Director Andrea Bighi
Italy

An old artist does not accept that leaves, simply, fall down.

 

 

 

Best Editing

All the way
Director Jose Chica
Colombia

There is a kid who has a dream… boxing, and the poem «Go all the way» by Charles Bukowski inspires the desire to go for it.

 

 

 

Best Feature Screenplay

Bones of Ribbon
Writer Ashley Sanders
Australia

When a new teacher arrives in the Australian Outback, he unites with a strong-willed, compassionate student counsellor to fight the systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia, and child abuse plaguing the town.

 

 

Best Short Screenplay

One In A Trillion — Escape
Writer Marven Likness
Canada

A secret society must steal a ship from the government to avoid persecution and torture.

 

 

 

FEATURE

Manhattan Odyssey
Director Mario Vrbancic

The Fisherman’s Diary
Director Enah Johnscott

John, 316
Director JarvisG

Hotel Mundial
Director Jarleo Barbosa

Florrie
Director Ilir Pristine

SHORT

Gone
Director William Jackson

Showstopper
Director Jacquile Kambo

Gone with the River
Director Juan Lang

LOSIN’ YOU
Director Aleksa Ristovic

MIX
Director Yurugu Matsumoto

DOCUMENTARY

Open Hearts
Directors Travis Pollert, Jacob Kostelli

Wapping — The Workers’ Story
Director Chris Reeves

Seven Thousand Souls
Director Sanjin Miric, MA

Little Hearts
Director Richard Higson

KOSHUKURO
Director Victor Castro

WEB SERIES

HOBOT
Director Noah Cohen

Silent
Director Leonardo Saggese

Mordecai’s Girl
Director Jo Hewer

Risk Takers
Director Alyson Connew

Oh My God!
Directors Ezgi Gundogdu, Farsina Kabir Prithwi

ANIMATION

Crunch
Director Liukaidi Peng

dystopia
Director bellopropello

Soup
Director Panagiotis Charalampous

The Ikon
Director Nathan Saliwonchyk

Stairways
Director Ivan Tsonov

EXPERIMENTAL

Studies at Huningue / Basel or the tree to sleep
Director Lutz P. Kayser

Lost Records
Director Tiago P. de Carvalho

Initiation
Director Iwona Pasinska

CHILDREN OF SPRING
Director Dusan Solomun

Crisis Point
Submitter Russell Redl

MUSIC VIDEO

ONOE CAPONOE «The Message»
Director KAZUE MONNO

Requiem for the Living
Director JAROSLAW GOGOLIN

Troy Von Balthazar — Lullaby for psycho
Director Xavier Bleu

The Crimson Eye
Director John Trautman

Johnny And The Devil
Director Matty Jorissen

VIDEO ART

The Return of Osiris
Director Essa Grayeb

ArchiPaper
Director Rafal Barnas

TIME
Director Petra de Nijs

Collective Rituals
Director Dier zhang

PAPER DREAM
Director Sarah Imran

FEATURE SCREENPLAY

Review
Writer Jonathan Zarantonello

MELINA: I Was Born Greek
Writer Melina Chiaverini

Death With Dice
Writer Dean Harakas

BURN HARD
Submitter Stefan Lofgren

Reset Button
Writer Paul Root

The Night Witches
Writer Steven John Prowse

Faithful Shadow
Writer Kevin J. Howard

AT THE MERCY OF FAITH — VERSION 4
Writer SAMUEL TAYLOR

Heard
Writer Maureen Chappell Sasscer

My Name’s Macbeth
Writers Jonathan Parr, Laura Dorn

The Shadow of Frankenstein
Writers John Johnson, Adam Stover

Marantha Gospel
Writer Ajibola Taiwo

The Third Republic
Writer Martin Grigorov

VARIATIONS ON LOVE AND MADNESS
Writer Kenneth Kokin

SHORT SCREENPLAY

Too short the peace
Writer Milethia Thomas

Piggy
Writer Don Willis

DreamSlip
Writer Heidi Barrientes

Lenny’s Luck
Writer Colin Pierce

Obama’s Dreams
Writer James Fitzmaurice

The Clown
Writer Chris Beauchamp

Will Kill For Food
Writer Alex Schopp

Portrait of a Mexicana Poet in Iowa City
Writer James Fitzmaurice

Blind Vampire
Writer Eric White

Judas and the Dead Dog-Baltimore
Writer David Thorndill

Death of a Revolution — Episode 4
Submitter Marshall Ferrin

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