WINNERS EDITION 2022

February 26th/2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

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WINNERS EDITION 2022 -  FEATURE FILMS

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Title: Alex's Strip
Runtime: 01:55:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Irene Zoe Alameda
WINNER: BEST FEATURE FILM + BEST EDITING
Synopsis: A teenager is reunited with her father, a Spanish merchant who has spent a long time in jail after being wrongly accused. She accompanies him on a business trip to India, where an unexpected turn of events threatens to separate them again.

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Title: The Big Ugly
Runtime: 01:37:40 min
Country: USA
Director: Scott Wiper
WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR (Scott Wiper) + BEST ACTOR (Vinnie Jones)
Synopsis: Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money.

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Title: The State of Texas vs. Melissa
Runtime: 01:38:18 min
Country: USA - FRANCE
Director: Sabrina Van Tassel
WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Synopsis: The State of Texas vs. Melissa explores the life journey of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman to be sentenced to death in the state of Texas. For over ten years she has been awaiting her fate, and now faces her last appeal.

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Title: Roe v. Wade
Runtime: 01:55:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Nick Loeb & Cathy Allyn
WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Synopsis: Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.

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Title: The Greedy

Runtime: 47:41 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Jacob Martin Eugen Munkhammar
WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD FEATURE FILM
Synopsis: It's the late 90's. Summer is flourishing, and the vegetation thrives on the glorious countryside. It is a place with an unassuming existence. The two brothers Oscar and Mikael run their farm alone since their father died a few months ago, their mother died when they were young. The family changed when the mother died, the father became hollow and more and more silent as the years passed. Oscar is saddened by their father's death, meanwhile Mikael is focused on taking care of his younger brother. He is looking forward but seems colder than ever before.

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Title: La amable euforia de la danza
Runtime: 48:32 min
Country: USA
Director: Miguel Castanet
HONORABLE MENTION

Synopsis: Man is a victim of his circumstances, a man who is forced to flee his country, a victim of a communist regime for being an artist and homosexual, a man who has to adapt and survive a new culture and language and who fights tirelessly for years to bring an International Ballet Festival to Miami and create different cultural organizations to enhance the Hispanic culture in South Florida, specifically in the city of Miami. This documentary to showcase the life,work and legacy of Pedro Pablo Peña through interviews with personalities of culture national and international.

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Title: H.P. Lovecraft's Witch House
Runtime: 01:20:24 min
Country: USA
Director: Bobby Easley
WINNER: BEST HORROR FEATURE FILM
Synopsis: Graduate student Alice Gilman is running from an abusive past. She seeks refuge in the infamous Hannah house; a historic home with an ominous past. Determined to prove the possibility of alternate dimensions, she unknowingly unlocks a gateway to unimaginable horror. Facing a series of bizarre and violent events, Alice is plagued by nightmarish dreams of these evil entities. Trapped between the 4th dimension and reality, the diabolical truth is revealed as Alice fights for her sanity and her very soul. Based on the H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Dreams in the Witch House, WITCH HOUSE blurs the boundaries between reality,dreams...and the beyond.

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Title: Effigy – Poison and the City
Runtime: 01:24:42 min
Country: Germany
Director: Udo Flohr
WINNER:  BEST ACTRESS (Suzan Anbeh) + BEST SCORE
Synopsis: 1828 in the German port city of Bremen: Two very different women collide in an age that has no place for either of them. One strives for a career in law, at a time when women aren't even admitted to universities. The other has lived life outside the law and may now have to pay the tab. One of them needs to get her head together – while the other would do anything not to lose hers.

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Title: The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd
Runtime: 01:56:29 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Uwe Schwarzwalder
WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY FEATURE FILM
Synopsis: A businessman, Jeff Boyd, dreams of living in Australia where his friend Morton, a crazy bakery shop owner, already has settled down. Morton keeps trying to persuade Jeff to come down soon and help him in his bakery. And Frank, who always lets Jeff stay at his place while he’s abroad, advises him, he should invest with Mr. Mueller from Marinin Resources Inc.

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Title: War-Angel: The Awakening
Runtime: 02:06:05 min
Country: USA
Director: Matthew Carter
WINNER: BEST LGBTQ FEATURE FILM
Synopsis:
his is a story about a young African-American male overcoming many struggles, and many attempts of others that tried to take his life, while holding onto his faith, and struggling with his identity. He is given an opportunity that many do not get, and is faced with a decision that will not only change his life, but those around him as well.

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WINNERS EDITION 2022 -  SHORT FILMS

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Title: THE FIXER
Runtime: 16:07 min
Country: USA
Director: Michael Schilf
WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
Synopsis: THE FIXER is a crime, action, drama about an extorted Mafia enforcer who must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.

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WINNERS EDITION 2022 -  SHORT / FEATURE SCRIPTS

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Title: Endless River
Runtime: 14:55 min
Country: Italy
Director: Edoardo Pera
HONORABLE MENTION

Synopsis: Somewhere, a war. Three soldiers walk along a river. They have lost contact with the platoon and they try to reach them. They talk about their life, they dream of going back home but the danger is still around them: death and life are so close...

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Title: THE BELLRINGER
Runtime: 7:47 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Cindy Stenberg
WINNER: BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
Synopsis: In an attempt to solve her writer’s block, a young woman visits the old Church Town seeking inspiration, but something evil haunts the grounds...

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Title: A way for Tomás
Runtime: 28:21 min
Country: Colombia
Director: Andrés Ricaurte & Martín Agudelo Ramírez
WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR IN SHORT FILM (Andrés Ricaurte & Martín Agudelo Ramírez)
Synopsis: Tomás, desperate, knocks insistently on the door of a lonely house. Nobody opens it. When he leaves the place, he sees some bushes moving and goes into a wooded path. Along the way, from his memories, he faces several episodes of fear in his life until he reaches the exit of the path, which takes him back to the door of the house. Tomás enters and talks with a woman (who represents death), at which point he decides to face his fears.

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Title: Hatshepsut
Runtime: 25:27 min
Country: USA
Director: Sonia Machado Hines
WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY IN SHORT FILM
Synopsis: To bring Egypt into a Golden Age, Pharaoh Hatshepsut, a woman, publicly appeared, and fought as a man - but loved as a woman. A true tale of love and courage despite everything.

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Title: The Day I Had To Grow Up
Runtime: 20:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Stefano Da Fre & Laura Pellegrini
WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Synopsis:
Emmy Award Winning Editor Krysia Carter Giez & Directors Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini, two filmmakers who recently had their previous documentary "The Girl Who Cannot Speak" win the 'Coup de Coeur' at the Cannes Film Festival have created a new political documentary on Youth Activism.

This is a political documentary that joining forces with Activist Jeremy Ornstein to document a new voice in America's youth movement.

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Title: Violet
Runtime: 11:15 min
Country: Germany
Director: Nadine Asfour
WINNER: BEST SCORE IN SHORT FILM (Lukas Lindner)
Synopsis: A young art student finds herself struggling with her sexual identity. As she tries to process her feelings in a painting, she's transported into her canvas where she's forced to face her fear.

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Title: Get Through The Day
Runtime: 7:41 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Reza Tavakoli
WINNER: BEST SWEDISH SHORT FILM
Synopsis: Reza Tavakoli's GET THROUGH THE DAY is a short film about a man (played by Petrus Özer) that is at the edge of his life. Constant attempts of solving his issues have taken him further down into the darkness and closer to his demons.
He has to make a decision that will change his life forever.

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Title: Vaadal
Runtime: 13:04 min
Country: India
Director: Arjun Singh
WINNER:  BEST LGBTQ SHORT FILM
Synopsis: Lattu’s life is stuck when he is asked to marry a girl and quit ‘Launda Naach’. He feels Crushed when asked to do same by elders in his family as he is Gay and Comfortable in his own skin. Lattu’s stand for Self-love and his demand of open relationship with his dance group bisexual manager brings the turmoil in his life in a day!!
Lattu’s final decision to stay in the same place and surrender to the society living a normal life opening a grocery store and keep his relationship hidden from society OR live his life on his own terms is question he has to resolve himself.

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Title: Land of the Haunted Dolls
Runtime: 18:23 min
Country: USA
Director: Susan Lien Whigham
WINNER: BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
Synopsis: FBI special agent Rochelle Roy must confront skepticism and familial tensions when four human trafficking victims claim to be the reincarnated souls of four women who died during the Salem witch trials

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Title: Gym Shorts
Runtime: 18:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Erick Szot
WINNER: BEST WEB SERIE
Synopsis: A comedy about the quirks of gym life. Kevin, a recent divorcee, seeks a change and heads to his local gym. There he meets Chad the trainer and a whole host of colorful relatable characters. Kevin is forced into this world he doesn't understand yet and doesn't quite fit in with.

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Title: Breaking
Runtime: 4:42 min
Country: USA
Director: Alex Linares, Flora Cheng
HONORABLE MENTION

Synopsis: I find the most calming place to be is underwater... "BREAKING" is inspired by the feeling of being free... free from all the burdens, from all the emotional turmoil, free from everything that's weighing you down.

Title: Jessica: Part Two
Runtime: 13:56 min
Country: Denmark
Director: Bilal Hussain
WINNER: BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT FILM
Synopsis: Jessica has moved from her old house into a one-room apartment in the city. She now is a popular night show host for the television station “Esbjerg Metro News”. Jessica doesn’t go out much, she has decided to be alone for the rest of the life because the pain she has surfed is hurt full. She believes that being alone is better then having a relationship that ends in tears. Once a week Jessica meets up with her colleague & friend Camilla for girl night at Jessica's apartment. One day, Jessica meets Markus Andersen, a young man who recognizes Jessica he takes interest in her and asks her to go on a date. Jessica refuses because as much as she wants it, she has still not recovered from her bad breakup with Casper two years ago. Markus doesn’t stop, he keeps on asking and Jessica keeps on refusing. She finds it hard to trust a nondisabled man.

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Title: My Fragile Hands

Runtime: 13:47 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Willy Fermelin
WINNER: BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM
Synopsis: Unemployed Arash wants to land a job but it´s tougher than he thinks. When he gets thrown into an odd project with only a red hoodie to keep himself warm, he start to question what he has got himself into.

Title: Still Life
Runtime: 10:46 min
Country: USA
Director: Maria Fe Picar
HONORABLE MENTION

Synopsis: A woman has a great relationship with her father, but not her mother. Her mother doesn't like the fact she's a photographer. Her father has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and mother and daughter are faced with dealing with each other.

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Title: 54 YEARS LATE
Runtime: 31:39 min
Country: USA
Director: Michele Wright, Ph.D.
HONORABLE MENTION
Synopsis: “54 YEARS LATE” is a short film that tells the gut-wrenching true-life story of Terry Gene Wright, a 58-year-old African American man who was not diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) until the age of 54 despite being seen by an array of healthcare practitioners, enduring countless hospitalizations and surgeries, and having all the classic symptoms of CF - a progressive and genetic disease that’s often perceived to affect only the Caucasian population. Written and directed by Michele Wright, Ph.D., and produced by Butterbean Productions, this movie emotionally depicts Terry’s roughly 5 ½-decade painful and surreal journey from childhood to adulthood to finally being diagnosed with CF “54 YEARS LATE”!

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Title: Wither
Runtime: 3:20 min
Country: Australia
Director: Nicolette Axiak
WINNER: BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
Synopsis: While enduring a loss, the inundating sympathy flowers echo a young woman's emotional passage.

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Title: ULVEN
Runtime: 3:27 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Albin Glasell & Erik Engbo
WINNER: BEST EDITING IN SHORT FILM
Synopsis: A drunk city boy missed the last bus ride home at night and decided it was a good idea to take a shortcut through the dark, dense woods of Torup, Sweden.
It was not a good idea.

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Title: Close To The Edge
Runtime: 30:00 min
Country: Germany
Director: Arne Duppler
WINNER: BEST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM
Synopsis: Homeless Bianca surprises Wolfgang as he attempts to end his life by jumping off a big-city roof. She effortlessly distracts him and manages to gain access to Wolfgang’s apartment and life. Over the course of a few hours the unlikely pair starts to form an amicable bond, which is to be jeopardized as Bianca’s initial plan dawns to unfold.

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Title: 4
Runtime: 11:47 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Mariana Palacios, Adrián del Arroyo
WINNER: BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Synopsis: 4 is an experimental short film featuring music & dance that brings the audience to a research space to identify the source of balance and proportions in the combined art forms. Two pianists and two dancers travel together in a retro-futuristic quest for knowledge through pulse and rhythm, creating a progressive and hypnotic piece, and placing the piano as a common operating table for their interaction. The music features extended piano techniques in an intense, minimalist score.

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Title: Losing Grace
Runtime: 18:53 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Athena Mandis
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS IN SHORT FILM (Liz Farahadi) + BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN SHORT FILM (Beatriz Delgado)
Synopsis: A mother forced to flee from her abusive partner with her daughter finds short-lived refuge, until she is unwittingly tracked down, with dire consequences.

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Title: 72 Hours
Runtime: 18:16 min
Country: Mexico
Director: Christian Durán
WINNER: BEST DRAMA SHORT FILM
Synopsis: Jesus is accused of murder, he has 72 hours to prove his innocence. Rosario mother of Jesus is willing to sacrifice what little she has to avoid going to jail. Before the trial, Jesus confesses the truth to his mother. Now Rosario has to decide between saving her son or declaring the truth.

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Title: NEVER AGAIN
Runtime: 12:40 min
Country: Italy
Director: Alessandro Fiorucci
WINNER: BEST ACTOR IN SHORT FILM

Synopsis: Never Again " We are only one human race" this is the message told through a love story set in the Second World War (precisely in September 1943) during the raids in Rome, Italy. The power of love that overcomes every barrier.
an idea by: Alessandro Fiorucci

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Title: FIFTY II
Runtime: 10:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Miguel Ramírez
WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD SHORT FILM

Synopsis: The confinement of three friends, Angela, Daniel and Alex together with an addiction turns into madness and ends in a bad outcome.

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Title: PUT A PRICE ON EMOTION
Country: Italy
Writer: GIUSEPPE DE VUONO
WINNER: BEST FEATURE SCRIPT
Synopsis: Lennon Harris has a big dream in the drawer: to sign a record deal. He is willing to do anything to make it happen. The good-looking, charismatic and full of hope artist is a modern-day Icarus. Lennon flies too high, getting blood on his hands and destroying his own life. He is forced to leave London, the band he plays in and Veronica, his great love. The protagonist moves to New York in search of a new identity. Demons of the past find him and Lennon must return to it in order to make amends before it is too late.

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Title: WAITING
Country: Italy
Writer: Jacopo Alpi
WINNER: BEST SHORT SCRIPT
Synopsis: An aspiring screenwriter is awaiting the producers' decision on his script. During the sleepless night in a hotel room, he is assailed by doubts, represented by three people from his past.

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