AWARD WINNERS

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM *

 

'The Water Spring'

Written & Directed by Carlos Ignacio Trioni Bellone 

Synopsis:

Bernado, a 9-year-old boy, lives in the mountains with his family. One day, he meets a little girl. Together, they discover a secret in a nearby forest.

Country: Argentina

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT FILM *

 

'Life Gone With The Wind'

Written by Omid Gharibi

Directed by Siavash Saedpanah

Synopsis:

A story of an old woman who remembers her bitter memories of childhood when she sees a kite. Based on child marriage in the middle east.

Country: Iran

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM *

 

'Stuck In 2020'

Written & Directed by Dong Yuhao

Synopsis:

The film documents the process in which volunteers of the Lancaster University Chinese Students & Scholars Association handed out "health kits" to Chinese Students who remained at the university and could not get home.

Country: UK/China

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM *

 

'No Change'

Written by Zak Jaques & George Kroon

Directed by Zak Jaques

Synopsis:

No Change follows the experiences of Andrew, a rough sleeper living on the UK streets. The story is based on the real life accounts of Andrew Fraser, author of the book "Invisible" (published by Freedom Press).

Country: UK

BEST DIRECTOR *

 

'Suddenly A Tree'

Written & Directed by Safi Yazdanian

Synopsis:

Farhad tells the story of his life to a psychiatrist.

Country: Iran

BEST SCREENPLAY *

 

'Raheel'

Written & Directed by Ayat Asadi Rahbar

Synopsis:

Raheel, an Afghan national, has illegally travelled to Iran to look for her husband, but there comes up some problems that leave her no hope to move ahead.

Country: Iran

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY *

 

'The River Will Carry Them'

Written & Directed by Keyi Zhang

Cinematography: Chris Song

 

Synopsis:

The geological explorer Bin finds a "non-existent" river in the mountains, which guides him gradually to find his lover who had died in the past.

Country: China

BEST EDITING *

 

'Magnum Opus'

Written & Directed by Myriam Khammassi

Editor: Med Aziz Zariat

Synopsis:

In his quest for the perfect sculpture, aiming to reproduce the human body and especially the flesh, Slim, a sculptor, will go as far as kill to create the perfect exposure, the perfect mix between
pulp and clay.

Country: Tunisia

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE *

 

'Suddenly A Tree'

Written & Directed by Safi Yazdanian

Music: Christophe Rezai

Synopsis:

Farhad tells the story of his life to a psychiatrist.

Country: Iran

BEST SOUND DESIGN *

 

'MODEM'

Written & Directed by İzem Ayşegül Topal

Sound: Onur Güngör

 

Synopsis:

Throughout the movie, we see the character we call ‘Person’ trying to escape from his loneliness by watching what other people do in a virtual environment.

Country: Turkey

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN *

 

'The Water Spring'

Written & Directed by Carlos Ignacio Trioni Bellone 

Art Direction: Marina Pessuto

Synopsis:

Bernado, a 9-year-old boy, lives in the mountains with his family. One day, he meets a little girl. Together, they discover a secret in a nearby forest.

Country: Argentina

BEST VISUAL FX *

 

'Light Room'

Written, Directed & Edited by Pouya Aghelizadeh

Synopsis:

Light Room is a space in the depth of a filmmaker's mind to enter. Entering this room is a new life in the world of light and color...

Country: Iran

BEST HAIR, MAKEUP & COSTUME *

 

'Gourmandises' 

Directed by Hira Park & Samuel Yon

Hair, Makeup & Costume: Hira Park, Rebecca Rever,

 Nicoleta Tigoulet & Louise Top

Synopsis:

To recover the beauty that her sister Snow White stole from her, the witch conspires to poison an apple so that she can eat her body.

Country: France

BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER *

 

'Born Of The Earth'

Written by Omid Mirzaie & Keyvan Taghie

Directed by Mojgan Bayat

Synopsis:

Abdou is a Yemeni war-torn boy whose body is saved by an Iranian captain in the open waters. After entering Iran, he is entrusted to an Iranian family by the captain.

Country: Iran

BEST ACTOR *

 

'Raheel'

Written & Directed by Ayat Asadi Rahbar

Actor: Majid Seifi

Synopsis:

Raheel, an Afghan national, has illegally travelled to Iran to look for her husband, but there comes up some problems that leave her no hope to move ahead.

Country: Iran

BEST ACTRESS *

 

'Bed Bug'

Written & Directed by Pourya Osati

Actress: Sahar Setvat as Alla

Synopsis:

The movie narrates the story of Alla who lives in a dormitory. She happens to find out that the guard of the dorm has abused one of her friends. Alla decides to inform those in charge of the dormitory to get the guard fired. 

Country: Iran

BEST CHILD ACTOR *

 

'Suddenly A Tree'

Written & Directed by Safi Yazdanian

Actor: Arman Moradi as Young Farhad

Synopsis:

Farhad tells the story of his life to a psychiatrist.

Country: Iran

BEST DRAMA SHORT FILM *

 

'You Really Got Me'

Written by Hayley Osborne

Directed by Joe. J Walker and Hayley Osborne

Synopsis:

It's 1964. James and Linda are young and in love, until one day she disappears. 43 years later he finds her, but James has to find out: is it always best to know the truth? 

 

 

Country: UK

BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM *

 

'The Fregoli Project'

Written by Elisha Luckett

Directed by Samuel Broadous

Synopsis:

A short comedy that comments the white saviour complex through the story of Danny as he tries to complete a construction project with an all Black team, but fails to distinguish anyone apart.

Country: USA

BEST HORROR SHORT FILM *

 

'Nebula'

Written by Borja Ros Espejo & Sandra Martínez Orenes

Directed by Borja Ros Espejo

Synopsis:

A girl receives a box where she finds a sinister photo. Then, some strange things start to happen...

Country: Spain

BEST HISTORICAL SHORT FILM *

 

'Shattered' 

Written by Brogan Waller-Parkinson

Directed by Teresa Moorhead

Synopsis:

Set in the Netherlands during the Second World War, Ilse is Jewish. She lives in fear of what the Nazi occupation will mean for her and her brother. In four short years, her life is shattered by the horrors of the war.

Country: UK

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM *

 

'La Bestia Humana'

Written & Directed by Javier Campo & Lucio Cruces

Synopsis:

Fantasy/animation based on the cyclops social assistance report.

Country: Spain

BEST LGBTQ+ SHORT FILM *

 

'Park View' 

Written & Directed by Tab Ballis

Synopsis:

The 1990 murder of Talana Kreeger, in the Southern coastal community of Wilmington, NC, still challenges our assumptions about legal, religious, and media responses to LGBTQ hate crimes.

Country: USA

BEST POSTER *

 

'Bambiland'

Written & Directed by Danilo Stanimirović

Synopsis:

Strahinja has just finished acting school and he works as a clown in a kid’s playhouse. Bambiland is a big amusement park in his home town which was open when he was a child. Now, it is an abandoned, creepy place and as such it represents a metaphor for Strahinja’s generation in Serbia.

Country: Serbia

GRAND JURY AWARD *

 

'Tangled'

Written & Directed by Katie Lai

Synopsis:

Inspired by an Asian myth, the red thread of fate means that people who are destined to fall in love are tied together by a red thread around the pinky finger.

Country: UK

BEST SHORT SCRIPT *

 

'We're Fine'

Written by Alicia Ocana

Country: USA

Finalists:

'Undone' Written by Tom Carroway

'Ashes' Written by Alicia Ocana

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT *

 

'Bombshell'

Written by Ludwig Leidig & Brett Williams

Country: Australia

Finalists:

'The Forge' Written by Howard W. Robertson

'Grief' Written by Kyle Gray

BEST TV PILOT SCRIPT *

 

'Blue Spice Queen'

Written by Dean Harakas

Country: USA

Finalists:

'Devildog' Written by James O'Neal

'Sunshine State' Written by Sophia George 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Jo & Kessy

Are You Listening?

Amir

Feel India

47

Orangutan

Patio

Gando

Delinquere

Sanders Complaint

Wait A Moment

Perspective

Peshmargas From Britain 

Mei (The Truth)

Christopher & The Freaks

The Hands

Chennai Diaries

Play Me

Space Queens

Voice Of Majesty

Among The Hills

Ay San

Pause

Crickets

What's On The Menu?

Adaption

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