Best Film

The Beast Asleep
The Beast Asleep

WINNER - Best Film Director: Kostis Charamountanis Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: August 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Romance Country: Greece Synopsis: In a world where people stopped mating and the human race is under extinction, a lonely man Varsanouphios and a girl Ploumi, find love through an arranged marriage.

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Khrustalev
Khrustalev

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Reuben Esson-Parkes Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: July 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A soviet spy who has been coerced into assassinating Stalin must choose between country and family.

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Ainhoa
Ainhoa

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Ivan Sainz-Pardo Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: January 1, 2016 Genre: Drama, Social, Thriller Country: Spain Synopsis: Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. "Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."

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NR 3535

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Nabahuti Ray Runtime: 19 minutes 56 seconds Release date: May 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: India Synopsis: Time and Life together is the universe’s most coherent design. Lost are those who fail to unravel this elaborate yet ingenuous mystery. This is a story of one such man Arindam Gopakumar, whose world falls apart when a catastrophic piece of news is broken to him. He finds it difficult initially to come to terms with it.

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Humphrey
Humphrey

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Steven Gekas Runtime: 28 minutes 36 seconds Release date: May 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Romance Country: Greece Synopsis: After an accident, George believes he is Humphrey Bogart.

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Best Student Film

Healing
Healing

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Zuzanna Karpińska Runtime: 17 minutes 22 seconds Release date: February 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Poland Synopsis: Unisia is a typical girl in her twenties. She studies American Studies and lives with her caring mother. She leads a life in lack of excitements, until she answers the phone call from Fullbright Program.

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Deleted Scene
Deleted Scene

RUNNER-UP - Best Student Film Director: Nicolò Tagliabue Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: April 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: The next clash with his father leads Ludo to give up everything to devote himself to what he has always wanted: to make a movie.

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Echoing Clouds
Echoing Clouds

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Ziwei Yao Runtime: 13 minutes 19 seconds Release date: May 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Singapore, China Synopsis: Hang makes a deal with a mob leader to settle his debt. That deal requires him to murder a monk who tries to influence Hang to reconsider his actions. Through the monk, Hang realises that both of them will soon share a similar karma. A bad karma that will make them suffer, one after another.

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POST-BLUE
POST-BLUE

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Corina Andrian Runtime: 4 minutes 30 seconds Release date: November 29, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Student, Sci-Fi Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A woman comes home to find her apartment completely transformed by the fluidity of meaning and light. Nothing will ever be the same again for you. Yes you.

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Best Animation

Death Van
Death Van

WINNER - Best Animation Director: Michael Enzbrunner Runtime: 6 minutes 7 seconds Release date: July 18, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Animation Country: Canada Synopsis: In this computer animated short, the fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.

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How can I tell you
How can I tell you

NOMINEE - Best Animation Director: Barbara Creutz Runtime: 4 minutes 25 seconds Release date: February 2, 2018 Genre: Animation, Music Video Country: France Synopsis: The words and woes of exile by Estonian poet-singer Lembe Lokk. How Can I Tell You is a sentimental journey through language and imagery.

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Hallowstide
Hallowstide

NOMINEE - Best Animation Director: Steve Socki Runtime: 4 minutes 17 seconds Release date: October 31, 2017 Genre: Animation, Experimental Country: United States Synopsis: Dreamy, haunting forms transform, then ascend into a new spiritual world.

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Best Music video

Nowhere - Nathan Thom
Nowhere - Nathan Thom

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Wojciech Czerniewicz Runtime: 4 minutes 25 seconds Release date: January 17, 2018 Genre: Music Video Country: Poland Synopsis: Intimate production recorded in our home with a BMMCC. The main role was played by my wife Gabriela. The film is one of three attempts to screen the poetic prose called "The Lost Jockey" written by me in 2014.

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Free Your Mind
Free Your Mind

RUNNER-UP - Best Music Video Director: Anthony Capristo Runtime: 1 minute 20 seconds Release date: February 1, 2018 Genre: Experimental, Web / New Media Country: Germany Synopsis: Millenials from different subcultures question the true nature of reality. They free their mind, establish their own rules, break physical laws of nature and create a new reality according to their ideas.

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Save me - Nathan Thom
Save me - Nathan Thom

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Wojciech Czerniewicz Runtime: 4 minutes 4 seconds Release date: February 16, 2018 Genre: Music Video Country: Poland Synopsis: The film is one of three attempts to screen the poetic prose called "The Lost Jockey" written by me in 2014. Recorded by 5d mark III camera in my hometown with the help of people whom I love.

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Linni - Ravneblod
Linni - Ravneblod

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Sveinung Gjessing Runtime: 4 minutes 3 seconds Release date: December 10, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Norway

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Best Director

Khrustalev
Khrustalev

WINNER - Best Director Director: Reuben Esson-Parkes Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: July 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A soviet spy who has been coerced into assassinating Stalin must choose between country and family.

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The Beast Asleep
The Beast Asleep

RUNNER-UP - Best Director Director: Kostis Charamountanis Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: August 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Romance Country: Greece Synopsis: In a world where people stopped mating and the human race is under extinction, a lonely man Varsanouphios and a girl Ploumi, find love through an arranged marriage.

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Ainhoa
Ainhoa

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Ivan Sainz-Pardo Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: January 1, 2016 Genre: Drama, Social, Thriller Country: Spain Synopsis: Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. "Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."

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NR 3535
NR 3535

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Nabahuti Ray Runtime: 19 minutes 56 seconds Release date: May 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: India Synopsis: Time and Life together is the universe’s most coherent design. Lost are those who fail to unravel this elaborate yet ingenuous mystery. This is a story of one such man Arindam Gopakumar, whose world falls apart when a catastrophic piece of news is broken to him. He finds it difficult initially to come to terms with it.

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Free Your Mind
Free Your Mind

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Anthony Capristo Runtime: 1 minute 20 seconds Release date: February 1, 2018 Genre: Experimental, Web / New Media Country: Germany Synopsis: Millenials from different subcultures question the true nature of reality. They free their mind, establish their own rules, break physical laws of nature and create a new reality according to their ideas.

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Best Actor

The Beast Asleep
The Beast Asleep

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Kostis Charamountanis Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: August 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Romance Country: Greece Synopsis: In a world where people stopped mating and the human race is under extinction, a lonely man Varsanouphios and a girl Ploumi, find love through an arranged marriage.

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Khrustalev
Khrustalev

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Reuben Esson-Parkes Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: July 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A soviet spy who has been coerced into assassinating Stalin must choose between country and family.

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NR 3535
NR 3535

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Nabahuti Ray Runtime: 19 minutes 56 seconds Release date: May 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: India Synopsis: Time and Life together is the universe’s most coherent design. Lost are those who fail to unravel this elaborate yet ingenuous mystery. This is a story of one such man Arindam Gopakumar, whose world falls apart when a catastrophic piece of news is broken to him. He finds it difficult initially to come to terms with it.

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Spectrum
Spectrum

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Fareed Kairon Runtime: 9 minutes 28 seconds Release date: December 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France Synopsis: A father battles to keep his sanity as he struggles to raise his mentally ill daughter alone.

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Best Actress

Khrustalev
Khrustalev

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Reuben Esson-Parkes Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: July 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A soviet spy who has been coerced into assassinating Stalin must choose between country and family.

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The Long Wet Grass
The Long Wet Grass

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Justin Davey Runtime: 14 minutes 11 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Historical, Political Country: Ireland Synopsis: As dawn breaks over a remote lakeside in the West of Ireland, a car comes to a halt and a man all in black exits. He opens the boot (trunk) and we find there a terrified, barefoot woman.

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Die Turnerin
Die Turnerin

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Annkatrin Hausmann Runtime: 18 minutes 50 seconds Release date: October 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Ten year old Melia lives in an impoverished neighborhood with her single mother and younger sibling who suffers from diabetes. Melia's great passion is gymnastics, but her mother is not supportive.

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Party Wall
Party Wall

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: David Drake Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: November 12, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis:

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Best Cinematography

Ainhoa
Ainhoa

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Ivan Sainz-Pardo Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: January 1, 2016 Genre: Drama, Social, Thriller Country: Spain Synopsis: Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. "Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."

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Khrustalev
Khrustalev

RUNNER-UP - Best Cinematography Director: Reuben Esson-Parkes Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: July 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A soviet spy who has been coerced into assassinating Stalin must choose between country and family.

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The Long Wet Grass
The Long Wet Grass

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Justin Davey Runtime: 14 minutes 11 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Historical, Political Country: Ireland Synopsis: As dawn breaks over a remote lakeside in the West of Ireland, a car comes to a halt and a man all in black exits. He opens the boot (trunk) and we find there a terrified, barefoot woman.

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The Grand Palaver
The Grand Palaver

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Michael Cristian Greene Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds Release date: July 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi Country: Australia Synopsis: Three young adventurers, bored during their summer holidays, start to follow the obscure actions of their quirky elderly neighbour only to uncover the truth behind his mysterious past.

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Best Editor

NR 3535
NR 3535

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Nabahuti Ray Runtime: 19 minutes 56 seconds Release date: May 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: India Synopsis: Time and Life together is the universe’s most coherent design. Lost are those who fail to unravel this elaborate yet ingenuous mystery. This is a story of one such man Arindam Gopakumar, whose world falls apart when a catastrophic piece of news is broken to him. He finds it difficult initially to come to terms with it.

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Free Your Mind
Free Your Mind

RUNNER-UP - Best Editor Director: Anthony Capristo Runtime: 1 minute 20 seconds Release date: February 1, 2018 Genre: Experimental, Web / New Media Country: Germany Synopsis: Millenials from different subcultures question the true nature of reality. They free their mind, establish their own rules, break physical laws of nature and create a new reality according to their ideas.

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Humphrey
Humphrey

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Steven Gekas Runtime: 28 minutes 36 seconds Release date: May 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Romance Country: Greece Synopsis: After an accident, George believes he is Humphrey Bogart.

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The Grand Palaver
The Grand Palaver

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Michael Cristian Greene Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds Release date: July 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi Country: Australia Synopsis: Three young adventurers, bored during their summer holidays, start to follow the obscure actions of their quirky elderly neighbour only to uncover the truth behind his mysterious past.

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Best Screenplay

The Beast Asleep
The Beast Asleep

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Kostis Charamountanis Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: August 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Romance Country: Greece Synopsis: In a world where people stopped mating and the human race is under extinction, a lonely man Varsanouphios and a girl Ploumi, find love through an arranged marriage.

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Ainhoa
Ainhoa

RUNNER-UP - Best Screenplay Director: Ivan Sainz-Pardo Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: January 1, 2016 Genre: Drama, Social, Thriller Country: Spain Synopsis: Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. "Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."

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Deleted Scene
Deleted Scene

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Nicolò Tagliabue Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: April 25, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: The next clash with his father leads Ludo to give up everything to devote himself to what he has always wanted: to make a movie.

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NR 3535
NR 3535

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Nabahuti Ray Runtime: 19 minutes 56 seconds Release date: May 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: India Synopsis: Time and Life together is the universe’s most coherent design. Lost are those who fail to unravel this elaborate yet ingenuous mystery. This is a story of one such man Arindam Gopakumar, whose world falls apart when a catastrophic piece of news is broken to him. He finds it difficult initially to come to terms with it.

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Best Original Score

The Long Wet Grass
The Long Wet Grass

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Justin Davey Runtime: 14 minutes 11 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Historical, Political Country: Ireland Synopsis: As dawn breaks over a remote lakeside in the West of Ireland, a car comes to a halt and a man all in black exits. He opens the boot (trunk) and we find there a terrified, barefoot woman.

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Khrustalev
Khrustalev

RUNNER-UP - Best Original Score Director: Reuben Esson-Parkes Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: July 2, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A soviet spy who has been coerced into assassinating Stalin must choose between country and family.

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Ainhoa
Ainhoa

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Ivan Sainz-Pardo Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: January 1, 2016 Genre: Drama, Social, Thriller Country: Spain Synopsis: Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. "Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."

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The Grand Palaver
The Grand Palaver

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Michael Cristian Greene Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds Release date: July 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi Country: Australia Synopsis: Three young adventurers, bored during their summer holidays, start to follow the obscure actions of their quirky elderly neighbour only to uncover the truth behind his mysterious past.

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WINNERS & NOMINEES

FEBRUARY 2018

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Documentary

Best Experimental

Best Web Short