WINNERS & NOMINEES

APRIL 2017

L'ecluse
L'ecluse

WINNER - Best Film Director: Jules Carrin Runtime: 29 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France, Switzerland Synopsis: A middle age couple living in the country is host family for young girl from the social services. The man is having an affair with her and then becomes extremely jealous. Things gets very complicate before the girl disappears.

Dem Dem!
Dem Dem!

Runner-up - Best Film Director: Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia & Christophe Rolin Runtime: 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Senegal Synopsis: Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears.

Lethe
Lethe

Runner-up - Best Film Director: Eric Romero Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 5, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Lethe is a tragic suspense drama about a young amnesiac woman named Eve, who must piece together her fragmented memories while running from mysterious pursuers. Eve is a scared, desperate woman who will do whatever it takes to discover the truth.

A Matter of Taste
A Matter of Taste

Nominee - Best Film Director: David Labrecque Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Louis Racine is a librarian. Inspired by the courage and the sense of duty of his grandfather, a soldier who died during the Second World War, he writes an ambitious essay about Québec. Louis's difficulties to sell his book bring him to reevaluate the values he cherishes.

The Squad
The Squad

Nominee - Best Film Director: Nicolás Torres Runtime: 9 minutes 46 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Two cops change their work dynamic bringing a third man to record them on duty. After being humiliated by their commander for failing an operation, they decide to take revenge.

Best Documentary

Cosmic Heart Beating
Cosmic Heart Beating

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Nikita Gorelkin Runtime: Release date: February 19, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: With great pleasure I am sharing with you my new video. Anxiety, peace, depression, chaos, hate, struggle, all of them are there in it. But still, there is love for his work, for art. A creative person has different sides, so, I guess, that in this video everybody could find something for his or her own.

Sahbak
Sahbak

Nominee - Best Documentary Director: Priyali Sur Runtime: 33 minutes 42 seconds Release date: March 3, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: Israel, Malta, State of Palestine, United States Synopsis: Sahbak tells four stories of love and friendship between Israelis and Palestinians. These are stories of people divided by religion and separated by borders and checkpoints, and the most unlikely bonds that have formed between them.

Remember everything, to not forget anyone
Remember everything, to not forget anyone

Nominee - Best Documentary Director: Paolo Caspani Runtime: 2 minutes 45 seconds Release date: September 30, 2016 Genre: Documentary Country: Italy Synopsis: A man is walking around Lampedusa, an Italian island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, reciting the names of the victims of October 3rd 2013, when more than 500 emigrants died while attempting to reach Europe. This man is Marco Pietrantuono.

Best Experimental

Cosmic Heart Beating
Cosmic Heart Beating

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: Nikita Gorelkin Runtime: Release date: February 19, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: With great pleasure I am sharing with you my new video. Anxiety, peace, depression, chaos, hate, struggle, all of them are there in it. But still, there is love for his work, for art. A creative person has different sides, so, I guess, that in this video everybody could find something for his or her own.

The Script
The Script

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Li Zhang Runtime: 15 minutes 19 seconds Release date: July 1, 2015 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: China Synopsis: Han Qiao is an actor working on his new story. In the meantime the owner of the theater decides to sale it to a mysterious boss who wants to make it a karaoke. Under the pressure of writhing his story, Han Qiao begins to not distinguish between reality and fiction.

My Little Brother
My Little Brother

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Anthony Bennett Runtime: 6 minutes 34 seconds Release date: December 2, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Animation, Experimental Country: New Zealand Synopsis: A young boy’s story of his little brother, the scary internet and a nightmare vision.

Best Student Film

L'ecluse
L'ecluse

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Jules Carrin Runtime: 29 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France, Switzerland Synopsis: A middle age couple living in the country is host family for young girl from the social services. The man is having an affair with her and then becomes extremely jealous. Things gets very complicate before the girl disappears.

The Squad
The Squad

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Nicolás Torres Runtime: 9 minutes 46 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Two cops change their work dynamic bringing a third man to record them on duty. After being humiliated by their commander for failing an operation, they decide to take revenge.

Lethe
Lethe

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Eric Romero Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 5, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Lethe is a tragic suspense drama about a young amnesiac woman named Eve, who must piece together her fragmented memories while running from mysterious pursuers. Eve is a scared, desperate woman who will do whatever it takes to discover the truth.

Varying Chains
Varying Chains

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Emir Ziyalar Runtime: 6 minutes Release date: February 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Czech Republic Synopsis: A troubled painter receives an unexpected visitor.

Best Music video

Clementine
Clementine

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Phillip Thomas Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Music Video Country: Canada Synopsis: The narrative plays with the dichotomy of visual stereotypes versus reality through an unfolding heteromorphic love story.

MOTSA - Petrichor
MOTSA - Petrichor

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Nicola von Leffern & Martyna Trepczyk Runtime: 4 minutes 45 seconds Release date: November 3, 2016 Genre: Music Video Country: Austria, Italy, Slovenia Synopsis: Petrichor – a term which describes the scent of freshly fallen rain. But how to visualize a feeling usually created by another sense? The cold crawling under your skin when faced with nostalgia? The foggy scenery of the Austrian and Italian Alps mirrores that tone.

SONIAMIKI // BWA
SONIAMIKI // BWA

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Marcin Starzecki Runtime: 3 minutes 30 seconds Release date: October 11, 2016 Genre: Music Video Country: Poland Synopsis: In tribute to Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907-1977) and his unfinished movie 'L'Enfer' (1964). A woman's private cosmos is ambiguous and infinite. Let's take a closer look... In the year 1964 Henri-Georges Clouzot started to work on his new feature film with Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani.

Best Animation

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Director

Dem Dem!
Dem Dem!

WINNER - Best Director Director: Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia & Christophe Rolin Runtime: 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Senegal Synopsis: Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears.

A Matter of Taste
A Matter of Taste

Nominee - Best Director Director: David Labrecque Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Louis Racine is a librarian. Inspired by the courage and the sense of duty of his grandfather, a soldier who died during the Second World War, he writes an ambitious essay about Québec. Louis's difficulties to sell his book bring him to reevaluate the values he cherishes.

L'ecluse
L'ecluse

Nominee - Best Director Director: Jules Carrin Runtime: 29 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France, Switzerland Synopsis: A middle age couple living in the country is host family for young girl from the social services. The man is having an affair with her and then becomes extremely jealous. Things gets very complicate before the girl disappears.

The Squad
The Squad

Nominee - Best Director Director: Nicolás Torres Runtime: 9 minutes 46 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Two cops change their work dynamic bringing a third man to record them on duty. After being humiliated by their commander for failing an operation, they decide to take revenge.

Lethe
Lethe

Nominee - Best Director Director: Eric Romero Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 5, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Lethe is a tragic suspense drama about a young amnesiac woman named Eve, who must piece together her fragmented memories while running from mysterious pursuers. Eve is a scared, desperate woman who will do whatever it takes to discover the truth.

Best Actor

Odd & Maud
Odd & Maud

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Michael Axelsson Runtime: 9 minutes 24 seconds Release date: May 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Norway Synopsis: Odd travels a great distance every day to visit his wife, Maud, at a retirement home. He is constantly worried about not being by her side when she passes away. All he wants is to stay with her, but this proves to be anything but simple. He must take matters into his own hands.

Varying Chains
Varying Chains

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Emir Ziyalar Runtime: 6 minutes Release date: February 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Czech Republic Synopsis: A troubled painter receives an unexpected visitor.

The Squad
The Squad

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Nicolás Torres Runtime: 9 minutes 46 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Two cops change their work dynamic bringing a third man to record them on duty. After being humiliated by their commander for failing an operation, they decide to take revenge.

Dem Dem!
Dem Dem!

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia & Christophe Rolin Runtime: 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Senegal Synopsis: Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears.

I Can Change
I Can Change

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Joachim Dejonghe Runtime: 21 minutes 11 seconds Release date: October 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium Synopsis: When his son is attacked by a herding dog in the park, Martin’s seemingly harmonious family is shaken. As the father, he can merely look on helplessly, while his son records his impotence with a camcorder.

See You In Hell
See You In Hell

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Oliver Ryder Runtime: 13 minutes 31 seconds Release date: June 17, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Welcome to the hottest show in town! See You In Hell is the story of Charlie, a recently deceased young man stuck on a purgatorial game show where if you lose the game, you lose your soul. Now he must endure three rounds of torturous, morality based games to obtain the ultimate prize, eternal salvation.

Best Actress

Lethe
Lethe

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Eric Romero Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 5, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Lethe is a tragic suspense drama about a young amnesiac woman named Eve, who must piece together her fragmented memories while running from mysterious pursuers. Eve is a scared, desperate woman who will do whatever it takes to discover the truth.

Dem Dem!
Dem Dem!

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia & Christophe Rolin Runtime: 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Senegal Synopsis: Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears.

The Debutant
The Debutant

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Rui Simas Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal Synopsis: "Curiosity can often lead to trouble..." - said Alice just before she falls into the white rabbit's hole. Magdalena is a very curious girl and her godmother knows that. But will she be ready for all the lustful thrills that curiosity can give her?...

L'ecluse
L'ecluse

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Jules Carrin Runtime: 29 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France, Switzerland Synopsis: A middle age couple living in the country is host family for young girl from the social services. The man is having an affair with her and then becomes extremely jealous. Things gets very complicate before the girl disappears.

Best Web Short

NO NOMINATIONS

L'ecluse
L'ecluse

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Jules Carrin Runtime: 29 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France, Switzerland Synopsis: A middle age couple living in the country is host family for young girl from the social services. The man is having an affair with her and then becomes extremely jealous. Things gets very complicate before the girl disappears.

Dem Dem!
Dem Dem!

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia & Christophe Rolin Runtime: 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Senegal Synopsis: Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears.

Varying Chains
Varying Chains

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Emir Ziyalar Runtime: 6 minutes Release date: February 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Czech Republic Synopsis: A troubled painter receives an unexpected visitor.

Cosmic Heart Beating
Cosmic Heart Beating

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Nikita Gorelkin Runtime: Release date: February 19, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: With great pleasure I am sharing with you my new video. Anxiety, peace, depression, chaos, hate, struggle, all of them are there in it. But still, there is love for his work, for art. A creative person has different sides, so, I guess, that in this video everybody could find something for his or her own.

The Debutant
The Debutant

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Rui Simas Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal Synopsis: "Curiosity can often lead to trouble..." - said Alice just before she falls into the white rabbit's hole. Magdalena is a very curious girl and her godmother knows that. But will she be ready for all the lustful thrills that curiosity can give her?...

Clementine
Clementine

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Phillip Thomas Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Music Video Country: Canada Synopsis: The narrative plays with the dichotomy of visual stereotypes versus reality through an unfolding heteromorphic love story.

I’m Still Beautiful
I’m Still Beautiful

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Van Beveren Nicolas Runtime: 2 minutes 20 seconds Release date: December 6, 2016 Genre: Documentary Country: France Synopsis: Sylvie is going back home at night...but she's a girl in the 21th century, she will meet with 2 boys...

Best Cinematography

Best Screenplay

Dem Dem!
Dem Dem!

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia & Christophe Rolin Runtime: 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Senegal Synopsis: Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears.

A Matter of Taste
A Matter of Taste

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: David Labrecque Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Louis Racine is a librarian. Inspired by the courage and the sense of duty of his grandfather, a soldier who died during the Second World War, he writes an ambitious essay about Québec. Louis's difficulties to sell his book bring him to reevaluate the values he cherishes.

I Can Change
I Can Change

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Joachim Dejonghe Runtime: 21 minutes 11 seconds Release date: October 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium Synopsis: When his son is attacked by a herding dog in the park, Martin’s seemingly harmonious family is shaken. As the father, he can merely look on helplessly, while his son records his impotence with a camcorder.

L'ecluse
L'ecluse

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Jules Carrin Runtime: 29 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France, Switzerland Synopsis: A middle age couple living in the country is host family for young girl from the social services. The man is having an affair with her and then becomes extremely jealous. Things gets very complicate before the girl disappears.

Odd & Maud
Odd & Maud

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Michael Axelsson Runtime: 9 minutes 24 seconds Release date: May 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Norway Synopsis: Odd travels a great distance every day to visit his wife, Maud, at a retirement home. He is constantly worried about not being by her side when she passes away. All he wants is to stay with her, but this proves to be anything but simple. He must take matters into his own hands.

See You In Hell
See You In Hell

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Oliver Ryder Runtime: 13 minutes 31 seconds Release date: June 17, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Welcome to the hottest show in town! See You In Hell is the story of Charlie, a recently deceased young man stuck on a purgatorial game show where if you lose the game, you lose your soul. Now he must endure three rounds of torturous, morality based games to obtain the ultimate prize, eternal salvation.

Best Editor

The Debutant
The Debutant

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Rui Simas Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal Synopsis: "Curiosity can often lead to trouble..." - said Alice just before she falls into the white rabbit's hole. Magdalena is a very curious girl and her godmother knows that. But will she be ready for all the lustful thrills that curiosity can give her?...

Varying Chains
Varying Chains

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Emir Ziyalar Runtime: 6 minutes Release date: February 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Czech Republic Synopsis: A troubled painter receives an unexpected visitor.

Cosmic Heart Beating
Cosmic Heart Beating

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Nikita Gorelkin Runtime: Release date: February 19, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: With great pleasure I am sharing with you my new video. Anxiety, peace, depression, chaos, hate, struggle, all of them are there in it. But still, there is love for his work, for art. A creative person has different sides, so, I guess, that in this video everybody could find something for his or her own.

Living Idle
Living Idle

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Ramana Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 19, 2017 Genre: Feature Country: India Synopsis: Living Idle is a symbolic short film that reflects actions have consequences. This is the story of an artist - a creative sculptor of idols, that puts life and colour into clusters of mud and clay. Ironically, he fails to add colour to his own creation- his world, his family, his child.

Clementine
Clementine

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Phillip Thomas Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Music Video Country: Canada Synopsis: The narrative plays with the dichotomy of visual stereotypes versus reality through an unfolding heteromorphic love story.

Best Original Score

NO NOMINATIONS

Audience Award

The Squad
The Squad

WINNER - Audience Award Director: Nicolás Torres Runtime: 9 minutes 46 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Two cops change their work dynamic bringing a third man to record them on duty. After being humiliated by their commander for failing an operation, they decide to take revenge.

Best Film