WINNERS & NOMINEES

AUGUST 2017

Behold, such clown
Behold, such clown

WINNER - Best Film Director: Jacob Pilgaard Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.

Yellow's Anxiety
Yellow's Anxiety

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Viola Folador Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 6, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Sam hates yellow, her full name and a long list of other things, including herself. The morning she decides to die, she finds a yellow carillon by her door and decides to give herself 24 hours. Waiting for a bus that will never pass, under an old bus shelter next to two strangers: the extravagant Mr. Manfredi and quiet Timoteo collector of sounds.

The Story of L'Homme Cirque
The Story of L'Homme Cirque

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: May 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Its 1920, David dreams of his own circus, he lives in the barn of Mr. Max's farm. Claudine the daughter of Mr. Max and David fall in love, not a simple love, Claudine is to marry the rich and evil Henry. David has to save her! A dramatic love story with humour and acrobatics, bringing back the good old silent movie times.

Ramt
Ramt

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Rasmus Doolengs Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: April 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: The 39-year-old hobby painter Anne, is enjoying her peaceful life with her boyfriend. Her delicate existence ends abruptly, when she all of a sudden gets sclerosis. She deals with countless defeats, but uses her immense strength of will to push through.

People of the Forest - Orang Rimba
People of the Forest - Orang Rimba

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Isaac Kerlow Runtime: 14 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Singapore, Indonesia Synopsis: The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.

Best Documentary

People of the Forest - Orang Rimba
People of the Forest - Orang Rimba

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Isaac Kerlow Runtime: 14 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Singapore, Indonesia Synopsis: The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.

Becoming Beautiful - Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland
Becoming Beautiful - Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Joanna Bosse Runtime: 18 minutes 49 seconds Release date: February 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: United States Synopsis: A documentary film about the transformative power of dance in the lives of average, everyday midwestern Americans.

Long Yearning
Long Yearning

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Elliot Spencer Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: February 20, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Australia, China Synopsis: “Long Yearning” is a cinematic exploration of the lives of Chinese factory workers and the nature of repetitive industrialised work. The film is intermixed with written excerpts of traditional Chinese poetry, creating a surreal merging between modern and ancient China.

Best Experimental

The Queen
The Queen

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: Hugo Teugels Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: April 30, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Belgium, United States Synopsis: Having a mysterious encounter in Manhattan... What if you would meet that one person who can make you realise something is not right..? Or very wrong? Would you believe it?

The Day After
The Day After

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Andrea Aglieri Runtime: 17 minutes 26 seconds Release date: March 9, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Italy Synopsis: A promising young man, after a wild night, he wakes up in an apartment. Has an important business appointment, he gets up, he finds his clothes but...

Long Yearning
Long Yearning

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Elliot Spencer Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: February 20, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Australia, China Synopsis: “Long Yearning” is a cinematic exploration of the lives of Chinese factory workers and the nature of repetitive industrialised work. The film is intermixed with written excerpts of traditional Chinese poetry, creating a surreal merging between modern and ancient China.

Best Student Film

The Queen
The Queen

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Hugo Teugels Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: April 30, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Belgium, United States Synopsis: Having a mysterious encounter in Manhattan... What if you would meet that one person who can make you realise something is not right..? Or very wrong? Would you believe it?

Goodbye Vesna
Goodbye Vesna

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Cristian Sulser Runtime: 19 minutes 34 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United States Synopsis: Vesna, an immigrant cleaning woman has to follow her husband’s last wish to bring his remains back home to Romania. Strapped for cash, she comes up with the impossible plan to rob her workplace, the Manhattan Trust Bank.

Der Narr
Der Narr

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Korinna Herzig Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Germany Synopsis: Every night, the peaceful streets of Stuttgart are being plagued with the sudden appearance of a dark figure wearing a clown's mask. Nobody knows what the anonymous person could be up to. Being confrontated with the Clown, each citizen reacts in their very own manner. Abnormal situations escalate.

Löffel
Löffel

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Lina Victoria Schmeink Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Germany Synopsis: Günther is planning his death. He´s living in an old-age-home and can´t move his fingers anymore. For a long time he was collecting tablets and right now he has enough to commit suicide - if there wouldn´t be Heinz. The new roommate easily takes away Günther´s tablets.

Best Animation

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Music video

Revolution
Revolution

HONORABLE MENTION - Best Music Video Director: Maxim Rozkov Runtime: 2 minutes 56 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: This is a story about the choice between danger and curiosity. A little girl is driving in an empty car. She can't change anything, nothing depends on her, but she can open the door slightly and see what is there, outside the caravan.

Best Director

Behold, such clown
Behold, such clown

WINNER - Best Director Director: Jacob Pilgaard Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.

The Story of L'Homme Cirque
The Story of L'Homme Cirque

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: May 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Its 1920, David dreams of his own circus, he lives in the barn of Mr. Max's farm. Claudine the daughter of Mr. Max and David fall in love, not a simple love, Claudine is to marry the rich and evil Henry. David has to save her! A dramatic love story with humour and acrobatics, bringing back the good old silent movie times.

Der Narr
Der Narr

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Korinna Herzig Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Germany Synopsis: Every night, the peaceful streets of Stuttgart are being plagued with the sudden appearance of a dark figure wearing a clown's mask. Nobody knows what the anonymous person could be up to. Being confrontated with the Clown, each citizen reacts in their very own manner. Abnormal situations escalate.

Yellow's Anxiety
Yellow's Anxiety

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Viola Folador Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 6, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Sam hates yellow, her full name and a long list of other things, including herself. The morning she decides to die, she finds a yellow carillon by her door and decides to give herself 24 hours. Waiting for a bus that will never pass, under an old bus shelter next to two strangers: the extravagant Mr. Manfredi and quiet Timoteo collector of sounds.

People of the Forest - Orang Rimba
People of the Forest - Orang Rimba

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Isaac Kerlow Runtime: 14 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Singapore, Indonesia Synopsis: The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.

The Fox
The Fox

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Louise Turley Runtime: 10 minutes 47 seconds Release date: December 31, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Australia Synopsis: Winning the footy match was never going to be easy, but with a fox at full forward it just got a lot harder.

Best Actor

Behold, such clown
Behold, such clown

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Jacob Pilgaard Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.

The Day After
The Day After

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Andrea Aglieri Runtime: 17 minutes 26 seconds Release date: March 9, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Italy Synopsis: A promising young man, after a wild night, he wakes up in an apartment. Has an important business appointment, he gets up, he finds his clothes but...

The Story of L'Homme Cirque
The Story of L'Homme Cirque

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: May 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Its 1920, David dreams of his own circus, he lives in the barn of Mr. Max's farm. Claudine the daughter of Mr. Max and David fall in love, not a simple love, Claudine is to marry the rich and evil Henry. David has to save her! A dramatic love story with humour and acrobatics, bringing back the good old silent movie times.

Best Actress

Ramt
Ramt

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Rasmus Doolengs Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: April 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: The 39-year-old hobby painter Anne, is enjoying her peaceful life with her boyfriend. Her delicate existence ends abruptly, when she all of a sudden gets sclerosis. She deals with countless defeats, but uses her immense strength of will to push through.

Goodbye Vesna
Goodbye Vesna

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Cristian Sulser Runtime: 19 minutes 34 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United States Synopsis: Vesna, an immigrant cleaning woman has to follow her husband’s last wish to bring his remains back home to Romania. Strapped for cash, she comes up with the impossible plan to rob her workplace, the Manhattan Trust Bank.

Yellow's Anxiety
Yellow's Anxiety

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Viola Folador Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 6, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Sam hates yellow, her full name and a long list of other things, including herself. The morning she decides to die, she finds a yellow carillon by her door and decides to give herself 24 hours. Waiting for a bus that will never pass, under an old bus shelter next to two strangers: the extravagant Mr. Manfredi and quiet Timoteo collector of sounds.

Best Web Short

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Cinematography

Julian Got The Part
Julian Got The Part

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Yuta Silverman Runtime: 19 minutes 41 seconds Release date: July 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: An acting student attends his goodbye party after he lands the lead in a Hollywood film.

Yellow's Anxiety
Yellow's Anxiety

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Viola Folador Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 6, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Sam hates yellow, her full name and a long list of other things, including herself. The morning she decides to die, she finds a yellow carillon by her door and decides to give herself 24 hours. Waiting for a bus that will never pass, under an old bus shelter next to two strangers: the extravagant Mr. Manfredi and quiet Timoteo collector of sounds.

Behold, such clown
Behold, such clown

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Jacob Pilgaard Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.

Ramt
Ramt

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Rasmus Doolengs Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: April 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: The 39-year-old hobby painter Anne, is enjoying her peaceful life with her boyfriend. Her delicate existence ends abruptly, when she all of a sudden gets sclerosis. She deals with countless defeats, but uses her immense strength of will to push through.

Somewhere, tomorrow
Somewhere, tomorrow

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: André Siqueira Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Brazil Synopsis: The meeting of two strangers and the hidden fantasies that permeate them. She is a woman unhappy in marriage. He, the owner of an old book store, is a sensitive and poetic man. "Somewhere, tomorrow" shows the relationship of people who barely know each other, but who, inexplicably, feel suddenly attracted to one another.

New Neighbors
New Neighbors

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: E.G. Bailey Runtime: 9 minutes 25 seconds Release date: January 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: How far will a Mother go to protect her children? A 2017 Sundance Official Selection, New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood, and because of all the killings and assaults on Black lives she is determined to keep her family safe. She takes to the neighborhood with kids in tow.

Best Editor

Of Men And Mice
Of Men And Mice

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Gonzague Legout Runtime: 20 minutes 10 seconds Release date: November 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: In the heart of Detroit city. As the economic crisis continues to bite, two former employees of a car plant decide to rob the Motorcity Bank, but find themselves trapped by the police. Negotiations will take an unexpected turn.

The Queen
The Queen

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Hugo Teugels Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: April 30, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Belgium, United States Synopsis: Having a mysterious encounter in Manhattan... What if you would meet that one person who can make you realise something is not right..? Or very wrong? Would you believe it?

The Story of L'Homme Cirque
The Story of L'Homme Cirque

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: May 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Its 1920, David dreams of his own circus, he lives in the barn of Mr. Max's farm. Claudine the daughter of Mr. Max and David fall in love, not a simple love, Claudine is to marry the rich and evil Henry. David has to save her! A dramatic love story with humour and acrobatics, bringing back the good old silent movie times.

People of the Forest - Orang Rimba
People of the Forest - Orang Rimba

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Isaac Kerlow Runtime: 14 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Singapore, Indonesia Synopsis: The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.

Best Screenplay

Yellow's Anxiety
Yellow's Anxiety

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Viola Folador Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 6, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Sam hates yellow, her full name and a long list of other things, including herself. The morning she decides to die, she finds a yellow carillon by her door and decides to give herself 24 hours. Waiting for a bus that will never pass, under an old bus shelter next to two strangers: the extravagant Mr. Manfredi and quiet Timoteo collector of sounds.

Löffel
Löffel

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Lina Victoria Schmeink Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium, Germany Synopsis: Günther is planning his death. He´s living in an old-age-home and can´t move his fingers anymore. For a long time he was collecting tablets and right now he has enough to commit suicide - if there wouldn´t be Heinz. The new roommate easily takes away Günther´s tablets.

Sumbi Sori
Sumbi Sori

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Chai-Lyra Runtime: 25 minutes 15 seconds Release date: May 14, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Feature Country: Republic of Korea Synopsis: This story is about reconciliation and communication between FangMin and her mother-in-law. FangMin, the Chinese girl married with Korean man who lived in Jeju island but her husband passed away by ship accident. After that, she had to live with her mother-in -law alone.

Behold, such clown
Behold, such clown

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Jacob Pilgaard Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.

Goodbye Vesna
Goodbye Vesna

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Cristian Sulser Runtime: 19 minutes 34 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United States Synopsis: Vesna, an immigrant cleaning woman has to follow her husband’s last wish to bring his remains back home to Romania. Strapped for cash, she comes up with the impossible plan to rob her workplace, the Manhattan Trust Bank.

Best Original Score

The Story of L'Homme Cirque
The Story of L'Homme Cirque

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: May 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Its 1920, David dreams of his own circus, he lives in the barn of Mr. Max's farm. Claudine the daughter of Mr. Max and David fall in love, not a simple love, Claudine is to marry the rich and evil Henry. David has to save her! A dramatic love story with humour and acrobatics, bringing back the good old silent movie times.

Ramt
Ramt

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Rasmus Doolengs Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: April 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: The 39-year-old hobby painter Anne, is enjoying her peaceful life with her boyfriend. Her delicate existence ends abruptly, when she all of a sudden gets sclerosis. She deals with countless defeats, but uses her immense strength of will to push through.

The Queen
The Queen

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Hugo Teugels Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: April 30, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Belgium, United States Synopsis: Having a mysterious encounter in Manhattan... What if you would meet that one person who can make you realise something is not right..? Or very wrong? Would you believe it?

Der Narr
Der Narr

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Korinna Herzig Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Germany Synopsis: Every night, the peaceful streets of Stuttgart are being plagued with the sudden appearance of a dark figure wearing a clown's mask. Nobody knows what the anonymous person could be up to. Being confrontated with the Clown, each citizen reacts in their very own manner. Abnormal situations escalate.

Somewhere, tomorrow
Somewhere, tomorrow

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: André Siqueira Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Brazil Synopsis: The meeting of two strangers and the hidden fantasies that permeate them. She is a woman unhappy in marriage. He, the owner of an old book store, is a sensitive and poetic man. "Somewhere, tomorrow" shows the relationship of people who barely know each other, but who, inexplicably, feel suddenly attracted to one another.

Best Film