WINNERS & NOMINEES

DECEMBER 2017

Inland Freaks
Inland Freaks

WINNER - Best Film Director: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan Runtime: 10 minutes 48 seconds Release date: September 18, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A group of men commit themselves to an experimental treatment program - one that claims to cure them of their forbidden desires.

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Muse - Nagham Hayati
Muse - Nagham Hayati

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Fatma Racha Shehadeh Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Lebanon Synopsis: After facing the atrocities of the war, Yazan, a Syrian refugee child tries to return home in search of his family.

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Short Distance
Short Distance

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Giovanni Pierangeli Runtime: 20 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal, Poland Synopsis: A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility.

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Inconvenient Comfort
Inconvenient Comfort

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Ádám Fillenz Runtime: 19 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Netherlands Synopsis: Inconvenient comfort is about 60 years old Annabelle who really got attached to her mobility scooter. She’s not aware that she’s bound to this vehicle because of her empty yet very comforting life. Throughout a series of events she'll realize that she has to make a change in order to prevent her life from falling apart.

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Prick
Prick

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Thomas Rault Runtime: 10 minutes 57 seconds Release date: December 31, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: One-shot short film: Greg annonces to Julia that he swam across the Loire river, naked and a little drunk. He thinks it is pretty cool, Julia not at all. And he is about to learn it the hard way.

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The Garden of Loved Ones
The Garden of Loved Ones

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Janette López Runtime: 6 minutes 49 seconds Release date: November 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Blanca, a young woman searches far and wide for a beloved person in Mexico. She meets a little girl on her journey, who guides her in the right direction. The reunion turns out to be bittersweet and Blanca has a tough decision to make.

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Best Documentary

Dare to Achieve
Dare to Achieve

HONORABLE MENTION - Best Documentary Director: Jia Lang Runtime: 6 minutes 3 seconds Release date: October 24, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Adventure Country: China Synopsis: No salaries.No tolls. No complaints.They just follow their inner desires to make this race a better one and to see their original life from a different perspective simultaneously.This experience will be the bravest adventure of all these volunteers.

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Best Experimental

The Burial
The Burial

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: Patricia Delso Lucas Runtime: 7 minutes 39 seconds Release date: August 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Drama, Magic realism Country: Canada Synopsis: A grieving man undertakes a decisive journey, seeking relief from an unbearable feeling of estrangement. His plan meticulously unfolds into a wearisome ritual, as a tribute to an extinct reality.

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Against The Wall
Against The Wall

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Alexis Diop Runtime: 19 minutes 11 seconds Release date: September 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: France Synopsis: Hundreds of pictures scattered all around the floor. Monika, an East-German woman, lost her memory and the only thing she can do is fantasizing a missing past and an impossible future. A message from her friend Kirsten, on a voice recorder, pushes her into telling her last memories.

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NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Julian Friedrich & Katharina Potratz Runtime: 7 minutes Release date: November 1, 2017 Genre: Music Video, Animation, ExperimentaL, Student, Web / New Media Country: Germany Synopsis: Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat's stranded on the coast. His mother didn't survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare.

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Best Student Film

Short Distance
Short Distance

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Giovanni Pierangeli Runtime: 20 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal, Poland Synopsis: A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility.

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María Fernanda In Time
María Fernanda In Time

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Xavier Pijuan Runtime: 9 minutes 20 seconds Release date: March 15, 2015 Genre: Fiction, Sci-Fi, Comedy Country: Spain Synopsis: An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where his son works.

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Devon Gothic
Devon Gothic

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Alice Evans Runtime: 22 minutes 1 second Release date: July 29, 2017 Genre: Experimental, Music Video, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A surreal experimental film featuring an escaping owl and Mary Shelley.

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Best Animation

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Best Music video

Explotar Contigo
Explotar Contigo

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Antonio Sarria & Pedro Zamalloa Runtime: 3 minutes 31 seconds Release date: September 28, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Peru Synopsis: At some point in our lives, we all want to break free, and this music video is a search for a liberation path; to look out for somebody and leave our fears behind, our insecurities.

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NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Julian Friedrich & Katharina Potratz Runtime: 7 minutes Release date: November 1, 2017 Genre: Music Video, Animation, ExperimentaL, Student, Web / New Media Country: Germany Synopsis: Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat's stranded on the coast. His mother didn't survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare.

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Tamara Qaddoumi - Flowers Will Rot
Tamara Qaddoumi - Flowers Will Rot

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Pablo Lozano Runtime: 4 minutes 18 seconds Release date: Genre: Music Video, Animation Country: Lebanon Synopsis: Our approach for this music video was to create a journey through an ever evolving illustrated world that symbolizes the artist's inner world and feelings. A world that is formed by a mix of abstract and literal imagery. The story came together using a bird as the thread that leads and connects the film. The birds travels in and out of the f

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Best Director

Inland Freaks
Inland Freaks

WINNER - Best Director Director: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan Runtime: 10 minutes 48 seconds Release date: September 18, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A group of men commit themselves to an experimental treatment program - one that claims to cure them of their forbidden desires.

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Muse - Nagham Hayati
Muse - Nagham Hayati

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Fatma Racha Shehadeh Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Lebanon Synopsis: After facing the atrocities of the war, Yazan, a Syrian refugee child tries to return home in search of his family.

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Short Distance
Short Distance

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Giovanni Pierangeli Runtime: 20 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal, Poland Synopsis: A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility.

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The Garden of Loved Ones
The Garden of Loved Ones

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Janette López Runtime: 6 minutes 49 seconds Release date: November 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Blanca, a young woman searches far and wide for a beloved person in Mexico. She meets a little girl on her journey, who guides her in the right direction. The reunion turns out to be bittersweet and Blanca has a tough decision to make.

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Inconvenient Comfort
Inconvenient Comfort

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Ádám Fillenz Runtime: 19 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Netherlands Synopsis: Inconvenient comfort is about 60 years old Annabelle who really got attached to her mobility scooter. She’s not aware that she’s bound to this vehicle because of her empty yet very comforting life. Throughout a series of events she'll realize that she has to make a change in order to prevent her life from falling apart.

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Best Actor

Short Distance
Short Distance

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Giovanni Pierangeli Runtime: 20 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal, Poland Synopsis: A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility.

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Inland Freaks
Inland Freaks

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan Runtime: 10 minutes 48 seconds Release date: September 18, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A group of men commit themselves to an experimental treatment program - one that claims to cure them of their forbidden desires.

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Muse - Nagham Hayati
Muse - Nagham Hayati

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Fatma Racha Shehadeh Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Lebanon Synopsis: After facing the atrocities of the war, Yazan, a Syrian refugee child tries to return home in search of his family.

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Best Actress

Inconvenient Comfort
Inconvenient Comfort

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Ádám Fillenz Runtime: 19 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Netherlands Synopsis: Inconvenient comfort is about 60 years old Annabelle who really got attached to her mobility scooter. She’s not aware that she’s bound to this vehicle because of her empty yet very comforting life. Throughout a series of events she'll realize that she has to make a change in order to prevent her life from falling apart.

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Nameless
Nameless

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Caroline Jaden Stussi Runtime: 17 minutes Release date: March 11, 2013 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: First time filmmaker Caroline Jaden Stussi had the vision to shoot an independent film-novelty which consisted of one continuous shot. Next was the search of a theme that would best be told in such a format. The continuous inducement without any breaks that defines psychological manipulation seemed like a perfect fit.

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Prick
Prick

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Thomas Rault Runtime: 10 minutes 57 seconds Release date: December 31, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: One-shot short film: Greg annonces to Julia that he swam across the Loire river, naked and a little drunk. He thinks it is pretty cool, Julia not at all. And he is about to learn it the hard way.

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Best Web Short

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Best Cinematography

Inland Freaks
Inland Freaks

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan Runtime: 10 minutes 48 seconds Release date: September 18, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A group of men commit themselves to an experimental treatment program - one that claims to cure them of their forbidden desires.

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Inconvenient Comfort
Inconvenient Comfort

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Ádám Fillenz Runtime: 19 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Netherlands Synopsis: Inconvenient comfort is about 60 years old Annabelle who really got attached to her mobility scooter. She’s not aware that she’s bound to this vehicle because of her empty yet very comforting life. Throughout a series of events she'll realize that she has to make a change in order to prevent her life from falling apart.

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Muse - Nagham Hayati
Muse - Nagham Hayati

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Fatma Racha Shehadeh Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Lebanon Synopsis: After facing the atrocities of the war, Yazan, a Syrian refugee child tries to return home in search of his family.

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Short Distance
Short Distance

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Giovanni Pierangeli Runtime: 20 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal, Poland Synopsis: A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility.

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Prick
Prick

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Thomas Rault Runtime: 10 minutes 57 seconds Release date: December 31, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: One-shot short film: Greg annonces to Julia that he swam across the Loire river, naked and a little drunk. He thinks it is pretty cool, Julia not at all. And he is about to learn it the hard way.

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The Garden of Loved Ones
The Garden of Loved Ones

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Janette López Runtime: 6 minutes 49 seconds Release date: November 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Blanca, a young woman searches far and wide for a beloved person in Mexico. She meets a little girl on her journey, who guides her in the right direction. The reunion turns out to be bittersweet and Blanca has a tough decision to make.

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Best Editor

Inconvenient Comfort
Inconvenient Comfort

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Ádám Fillenz Runtime: 19 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Netherlands Synopsis: Inconvenient comfort is about 60 years old Annabelle who really got attached to her mobility scooter. She’s not aware that she’s bound to this vehicle because of her empty yet very comforting life. Throughout a series of events she'll realize that she has to make a change in order to prevent her life from falling apart.

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The Burial
The Burial

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Patricia Delso Lucas Runtime: 7 minutes 39 seconds Release date: August 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Drama, Magic realism Country: Canada Synopsis: A grieving man undertakes a decisive journey, seeking relief from an unbearable feeling of estrangement. His plan meticulously unfolds into a wearisome ritual, as a tribute to an extinct reality.

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The Garden of Loved Ones
The Garden of Loved Ones

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Janette López Runtime: 6 minutes 49 seconds Release date: November 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Mexico Synopsis: Blanca, a young woman searches far and wide for a beloved person in Mexico. She meets a little girl on her journey, who guides her in the right direction. The reunion turns out to be bittersweet and Blanca has a tough decision to make.

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María Fernanda In Time
María Fernanda In Time

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Xavier Pijuan Runtime: 9 minutes 20 seconds Release date: March 15, 2015 Genre: Fiction, Sci-Fi, Comedy Country: Spain Synopsis: An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where his son works.

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Best Screenplay

Short Distance
Short Distance

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Giovanni Pierangeli Runtime: 20 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal, Poland Synopsis: A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility.

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Muse - Nagham Hayati
Muse - Nagham Hayati

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Fatma Racha Shehadeh Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Lebanon Synopsis: After facing the atrocities of the war, Yazan, a Syrian refugee child tries to return home in search of his family.

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Kill The Engine
Kill The Engine

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Derek Frey Runtime: 10 minutes 19 seconds Release date: January 21, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: United States Synopsis: Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.

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Best Original Score

Inland Freaks
Inland Freaks

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan Runtime: 10 minutes 48 seconds Release date: September 18, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A group of men commit themselves to an experimental treatment program - one that claims to cure them of their forbidden desires.

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Muse - Nagham Hayati
Muse - Nagham Hayati

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Fatma Racha Shehadeh Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Lebanon Synopsis: After facing the atrocities of the war, Yazan, a Syrian refugee child tries to return home in search of his family.

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Inconvenient Comfort
Inconvenient Comfort

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Ádám Fillenz Runtime: 19 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Netherlands Synopsis: Inconvenient comfort is about 60 years old Annabelle who really got attached to her mobility scooter. She’s not aware that she’s bound to this vehicle because of her empty yet very comforting life. Throughout a series of events she'll realize that she has to make a change in order to prevent her life from falling apart.

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The Burial
The Burial

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Patricia Delso Lucas Runtime: 7 minutes 39 seconds Release date: August 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Drama, Magic realism Country: Canada Synopsis: A grieving man undertakes a decisive journey, seeking relief from an unbearable feeling of estrangement. His plan meticulously unfolds into a wearisome ritual, as a tribute to an extinct reality.

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Best Film