Winners August — September 2022

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"Best Short Film"
The Drowning Goat
Luca arrives by plane to visit his dad and his new family in Sweden. Luca is eager to make a good impression and to be accommodating, but the visit does not go as planned and a stressed situation releases the underlying tensions.

Directed by: Sebastian Johansson Micci
"Best Feature Film", "Best Director", "Best Actor", "Best Cinematography"
The Last Inhabitant
1988 – Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Evicted as a result of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, Abgar stays behind alone in a gradually shrinking enemy ring. He is waiting for his daughter, who has become a witness to her husband’s murder by an angry mob and was hospitalized with a trauma disorder. An Azerbaijani named Ibrahim, for finding and bringing Abgar’s daughter, suggests that Abgar works on the construction of a mosque. A few days later, Ibrahim finds the girl, named Yurga, in one of the psychiatric hospitals of Baku and brings her to Abgar.

Directed by: Jivan Avetisyan
"Best Animation"
The Unusual Suspects
When an avant-garde artist is robbed, she perplexes the police with her drawing of the burglars.

Directed by: Jackie Gorman
"Best Short Documentary"
Acadians from Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France, visit Canada to meet their "cousins" with whom they share a common culture and history. Descendants of the deported Acadians by the British from their original homeland, they walk on their ancestral lands and attend the international World Acadian Congress. This film is about exile, the power of memory and finding your roots. (354 awards received worldwide.)

Directed by: Phil Comeau
"Best Feature Documentary"
NEIGHBORS is an observational documentary about people with mental illness who are leaving their institution after decades spent in isolation and once they get out trying to put their shattered lives back together.

Directed by: Tomislav Zaja
"Best Feature screenplay"
" Queen Odyna and her Female Warriors frantically cast about for the Princess defeated at war, who gets rescued from death’s door by a Blacksmith. It is later revealed by the Shaman that the destiny of ALL depends on the survival of the Princess...
“Black Forest Mystery” – a mystical historical fiction; based in a land where matriarchy is the norm and the men are hegemonized, downtrodden and tyrannized. In the world of “Black Forest Mystery”, the male chauvinism of the world we live in has been reversed to an extremist rule under the females..."

Written by: Jaroslaw Gogolin
"Best Short Screenplay"
During the Civil War era, a notorious horse thief terrorizes small farming towns in Indiana. One hot and windy summer night in Wingate, a man discovers his best steed was stolen. He sets out to “catch a thief” with the help of the National Horse Thief Association.

Written by: Alice Bowden
"Best Original Screenplay"
A Royal Marines Disposition
CARMEN GARCIA is an innocent 14-year old girl when she is brutally gang-raped by the Black Scorpions. Somewhere she finds the inner strength to survive a withering attack by the
gang’s squad of attorneys, and her testimony puts all six members behind bars. Knowing the gang would seek revenge, the government puts Carmen and her family into witness protection. But the Scorpions have drug cartel connections and send a death squad for her. It’s just luck that she’s not home, but the assassins murder her mother and father and younger brother. Carmen disappears for a decade.

Written by: Mark John Alden
"Best Music Video"
Kai o Berge
Directed by: Marie Surae
"Best Dance Video"
The Seventh Seal
Disillusioned Knight Antonius returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Antonius sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling player Mia and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives. But Death is always around the corner, biding his time. Knight Antonius cannot escape his fate, and the two begin their game.

Directed by: Jacek Krawczyk
"Best Student FIlm"
Tevfik, who lacks confidence and has trouble expressing himself, lives a lonely, monotonous life. He works at the call center of his company. One day, he realizes that he's been stuck in his repetitive life, and decides to take a path that will change his life. After that, Tevfik will never be the same.

Directed by: Sadık Tevfik Kayrakçı
"Best Experimental FIlm"
Sacred Water
The water is alive, we talk with it in a spiritual level. In this documentary we invite the audience to understand this element as part of out vital existence.

Directed by: Jaime Eduardo Murillo Eslava, Daniel Cortázar Triana
"Best No-Dialogue Film"
The Delay
Arturo, a methodical person, suffers from a terrible glitch (desynchronization between image and sound) which radically changes the perception of his life. What at first appears to be an incongruous handicap will eventually turn out to be an opportunity to observe reality from a new angle. The discrepancy between sound and image will create surprising and sometimes comical effects.

Directed by: Mattia Napoli

"Best Director Debut"
Dr Samuel Langberg makes his first day as a psychiatrist in the same hospital his dying father used to work. Listening to the stories depicted by his first patient, the mysterious Georges, Sam discovers troubling coincidences linking his own personal life to the destiny of astonishing characters such as a Ukranian ironworker in the early 20th century, a group of Harvard students gathering in the 50's as well as a young Wall Street analyst from the beginning of the 2000's. Although his patient shows obvious signs of demencia, the coincidences are no less confusing. Sam has to get to the bottom of it, for that, he'll have to set foot into his father's steps.

Directed by: Viktor Vincent
"Best Scenography", "Best young Actor"
Calling From Space
Elena, a mexican teenage girl, becomes the support of her family after the disappearance of her older sister Lucia. To hide this from his little brother Cristobal, she builds a fantastic world in which Lucia is defending the galaxy from hostile alien forces.

Directed by: Sara Acevedo
"Best supporting actor"
El Ultímo Adiós
Fan film about Money Heist, the professor his saying his last goodbyes to his squad, he remembers all the moment spent together before the end is near.

Acted by: Riccardo Sartori
"Best Original Song"
The song is against wars in every sense.

Composed by: Boris Rifkin
"Best Sci-Fi", "Best Original Score", "Best Supporting Actress"
A young girl, Isobel, is in hiding with her father. She has supernatural abilities that are yet to be revealed. Her Father is tricked into coming out of hiding by his step daughter, only to be captured and imprisoned by an secret organisation trying to use Isobel to their advantage.

Directed by: Ewan Gorman, Dagmar Scheibenreif
"Best Producer"
Brazilian Beats
Brazil is known around the world for being a musical country. Most people think that Bossa Nova is the essence of their music, but Brazil is continental, with multiple cultures, and the diversity of its rhythms and beats remains unknown. The movie Brazilian Beats proposes to take you on a journey through several Brazilian capitals, immersing yourself in different rhythms and cultures, both traditional and contemporary, and making you feel the true Brazilian soul.

Produced by: Liliana Kawase
"Best Thriller"
Family Gone
When a man embarks on a mystery behind his current financial losses, he uncovers an aching truth about his tortured relationships and mental instability.

Directed by: Brian Stamper
"Best Drama"
Under Tension
Carole and Paul live with their three children in a magnificent Parisian apartment. Over the years, Carole discovers a husband who has become possessive, jealous and paranoid. Keeping the family under the yoke and authority of the father is more and more difficult and dangerous for the balance of the family.

Directed by: Mireille Fiévet
"Best Comedy"
A rookie kaiju's plans for devastation and destruction are jeopardized after getting lost in the suburbs on his way to the big city, where he must deal with the most heinous monster of all: the HOA!

Directed by: Bailey Oliver, Nathan Henry
"Best Dark Comedy", "Best BLack&White Film"
The Secret of Eternal Love
Marta and Edgar are in love, but Edgar's untimely death rips Marta apart, that is until she finds a book of magic spells to bring him back to life. She soon discovers that life with her walking-dead boyfriend is not quite the same as it was before. Shot in black and white, this silent film takes us back to early cinema with Charlie Chaplin and other slapstick comedians.

Directed by: Alejandro Bermejo, Eva Everett Irving
"Best Action film"
Short action movie about the guy, who is trying to protect the world from the Evil. He is searching and defeating Evil's slaves. Every time when Evil's slaves are defeated, they explode. At this point, a symbol appears. This is the key to super energy. Once all symbols are collected - the puzzle is solved and this is the key to defeat the Evil.

Directed by: Sergii Shykin
"Best 360 film"
GBG Crane Memory
A 8 min VR-film about the Gothenburg Shipyard history dramatized in 3D. The crane operator Kerstin take us down memory lane at Lindholmen's shipyard shadows, when we slip and her whole life passes before our eyes. Based on a true story, from Gothenburg's shipyard era, when everything fell into place...

Directed by: Jonas Myrstrand
"Best Educational Film", "bEST eDITING"
At the very northern edge of Canada is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra, dipping temperatures to 40 below zero. Running through this shifting sea of snow and ice is one of the most hardened predators on the planet, the Arctic Wolf. But as the spring melt approaches, these roaming hunters must adapt to being tethered parents as new additions to the pack have just been born.

Directed by: Oliver Goetzl
"Best lgbtq+ fILm"
Medium Young
Britt is turning 30, and she’s hitting a wall . . . she’s been in a six-year relationship with her partner Tracy, and working hard for that promotion at work, but something’s missing – somewhere along the way Britt lost herself. So, when her semi-estranged, Canadian-famous, rock star of a father shows up to her 30th birthday dinner, and Tracy springs a proposal on her all in one night, Britt is forced to shift her perspective inwards and think about what she wants

Directed by: Erin Margurite Carter
"Best COVID-19 Film"
Many football players suffer from anxiety, distress or frustration as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. What are their personal feelings and thoughts?
Featuring: Ciro Immobile (SS Lazio), Miralem Pjanic (FC Barcelona), Alex Sandro (Juventus FC), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea FC), Mauricio Pochettino (PSG), Aleksander Ceferin (UEFA President), and others.

Directed by: Tomislav Zaja

"Best Sport film"
Flying Finns
This documentary series takes you inside the world of rally. It tells a story that has never been told before: what it feels like to drive at the limit, defying the laws of physics, and playing games with speed - and death. Get ready for extraordinary behind-the-scenes stories. Sit back, relax and go flat out with the Flying Finns.

Directed by: Simo Sipola, Tero Wolff
"Best Television script"
New Madrid
A small town in Missouri is a malevolent being, luring unsuspecting visitors to their doom.

Written by: T.J. Moreho
"Best Fantasy"
Legend has it that in the heart of Mato Grosso, Brazil, there is a huge creature called the Minhocão do Pari. Let's find out together how this mysterious Brazilian legend came about

Directed by: Salles Fernandes
"Best Historical Film"
Searching for Camelot
The Stars were aligned for JacquThe Stars were aligned for Jacqueline and John Kennedy. She was one of the youngest first ladies. He was the youngest president of the United States of America. They were swept in by a hurricane of change demanded by the greatest generation in modern history. We were a country reborn with a youthful Queen and King. It was the days when the best and brightest served their country. A president asked us not to ask what the country can do for us, but what we could do for our country. It ended tragically with the most mysterious murder in history. It was a moment in our history that was called "Camelot".eline and John Kennedy.

Directed by: Roger Paradiso
"Best Romance"
Boombox (The God of The Dance) - Cartoon Version
An engineering student (Pepi) works as waitress in a pub in Turin. After her shift, on the way home, she meet a boombox radio, who is appears out of nowhere and talk to her ...
Pepi finds out the radio embody a spiteful and irreverent “God of The Dance”... This short is a cartoon version of Boombox (The God of The Dance)

Directed by: Christian Candido
"Best TV Show"
Kat Killed My Cat
Recent film school graduate is having trouble finding his voice. When a chance encounter with a beautiful woman finds him stuck between inspiration for what he loves to do and love for his inspiration, he must eventually choose between his two burning passions.

Written by: Javier Navarrete
"Best Web-series"
The Quirk Chronicles
This comedic narrative follows the provocative chronicles of an outlandish woman, who contends with unexpected circumstances with quirk and spice.

Directed by: Autumn Simmons
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