WINNERS & NOMINEES

FEBRUARY 2017

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Bad Sheriff
Bad Sheriff

WINNER - Best Film Director: Ben Bernschneider Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 11, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: When an ex-police alumni turned vigilante killer – who goes by the name of 'Bad Sheriff' – walks into a bar to pick up his girl and leave town forever, he bumps into his old instructor – to soon find out that he is the man trying to hunt him down. A love letter to early 80s crime movies and a wake up call for German genre cinema.

Pure Madness
Pure Madness

Runner-Up - Best Film Director: Lander Haverals Runtime: 8 minutes 2 seconds Release date: October 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Belgium Synopsis: In 2007 Jelle Haverals chose to take his own life. He did this after a long and intense battle against all his fears and demons. A few months before his suicide he wrote a play about his own mental suffering and about his life. This short film is based on this script.

I Spy with My Little Eye
I Spy with My Little Eye

Runner-Up - Best Film Director: Paula Schumann Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: January 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Two social outsiders meet in a day hospital. Trapped in their destiny they are connected. It develops an unlikely friendship, which revolves around a game between rapprochement and mutual injury.

Ana is Coming Back
Ana is Coming Back

Nominee - Best Film Director: Ruxandra Ghitescu Runtime: 17 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Romania Synopsis: Ana is coming back from Germany with Ines, her attractive and open minded girlfriend. Laura, her high school best friend, has to face her disillusion with love and life, as well as her feeling of being left behind.

The Wizard Oz
The Wizard Oz

Nominee - Best Film Director: Danny Yourd Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Documentary Country: United States Synopsis: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, known simply as "OZ”, is a self-described wizard. Being a product of the 1960's renaissance era where new art, ideas, and beliefs emerged, OZ created a life for himself that is truly stranger than fiction.

Ugly
Ugly

Nominee - Best Film Director: Mickael Cohen Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Franck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.

Best Film

Best Documentary

Best Experimental

Pure Madness
Pure Madness

Runner-Up - Best Film Director: Lander Haverals Runtime: 8 minutes 2 seconds Release date: October 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Belgium Synopsis: In 2007 Jelle Haverals chose to take his own life. He did this after a long and intense battle against all his fears and demons. A few months before his suicide he wrote a play about his own mental suffering and about his life. This short film is based on this script.

Tub
Tub

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Gloria Endres de Oliveira Runtime: 7 minutes 45 seconds Release date: August 1, 2014 Genre: Fiction, Horror Country: Germany, United Kingdom Synopsis: Tub is an 8-minute experimental short film, written, directed and edited by Gloria Endres de Oliveira and starring Melissa-Kelly Franklin. It is based on & influenced by: Shakespeare’s Ophelia and her Pre-Raphaelite depictions...

Pulse
Pulse

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Caresio Léo Runtime: 15 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychologic Country: France Synopsis: He’s alone in his car, motionless in the wood.

Best Student Film

Tub
Tub

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Gloria Endres de Oliveira Runtime: 7 minutes 45 seconds Release date: August 1, 2014 Genre: Fiction, Horror Country: Germany, United Kingdom Synopsis: Tub is an 8-minute experimental short film, written, directed and edited by Gloria Endres de Oliveira and starring Melissa-Kelly Franklin. It is based on & influenced by: Shakespeare’s Ophelia and her Pre-Raphaelite depictions...

Pulse
Pulse

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Caresio Léo Runtime: 15 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychologic Country: France Synopsis: He’s alone in his car, motionless in the wood.

This Modern Man is Beat
This Modern Man is Beat

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Alex Merkin Runtime: 17 minutes 12 seconds Release date: December 1, 2015 Genre: Fiction, Thriller Country: United States Synopsis: In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.

Best Music video

Best Director

Bad Sheriff
Bad Sheriff

WINNER - Best Director Director: Ben Bernschneider Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 11, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: When an ex-police alumni turned vigilante killer – who goes by the name of 'Bad Sheriff' – walks into a bar to pick up his girl and leave town forever, he bumps into his old instructor – to soon find out that he is the man trying to hunt him down. A love letter to early 80s crime movies and a wake up call for German genre cinema.

Pure Madness
Pure Madness

Nominee - Best Director Director: Lander Haverals Runtime: 8 minutes 2 seconds Release date: October 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Belgium Synopsis: In 2007 Jelle Haverals chose to take his own life. He did this after a long and intense battle against all his fears and demons. A few months before his suicide he wrote a play about his own mental suffering and about his life. This short film is based on this script.

The Wizard Oz
The Wizard Oz

Nominee - Best Director Director: Danny Yourd Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Documentary Country: United States Synopsis: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, known simply as "OZ”, is a self-described wizard. Being a product of the 1960's renaissance era where new art, ideas, and beliefs emerged, OZ created a life for himself that is truly stranger than fiction.

Ugly
Ugly

Nominee - Best Director Director: Mickael Cohen Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Franck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.

Best Actor

Ugly
Ugly

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Mickael Cohen Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Franck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.

Bad Sheriff
Bad Sheriff

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Ben Bernschneider Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 11, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: When an ex-police alumni turned vigilante killer – who goes by the name of 'Bad Sheriff' – walks into a bar to pick up his girl and leave town forever, he bumps into his old instructor – to soon find out that he is the man trying to hunt him down. A love letter to early 80s crime movies and a wake up call for German genre cinema.

Pulse
Pulse

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Caresio Léo Runtime: 15 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychologic Country: France Synopsis: He’s alone in his car, motionless in the wood.

Pure Madness
Pure Madness

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Lander Haverals Runtime: 8 minutes 2 seconds Release date: October 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Belgium Synopsis: In 2007 Jelle Haverals chose to take his own life. He did this after a long and intense battle against all his fears and demons. A few months before his suicide he wrote a play about his own mental suffering and about his life. This short film is based on this script.

Best Actress

Best Cinematography

The Wizard Oz
The Wizard Oz

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Danny Yourd Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Documentary Country: United States Synopsis: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, known simply as "OZ”, is a self-described wizard. Being a product of the 1960's renaissance era where new art, ideas, and beliefs emerged, OZ created a life for himself that is truly stranger than fiction.

Bad Sheriff
Bad Sheriff

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Ben Bernschneider Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 11, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: When an ex-police alumni turned vigilante killer – who goes by the name of 'Bad Sheriff' – walks into a bar to pick up his girl and leave town forever, he bumps into his old instructor – to soon find out that he is the man trying to hunt him down. A love letter to early 80s crime movies and a wake up call for German genre cinema.

Pulse
Pulse

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Caresio Léo Runtime: 15 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychologic Country: France Synopsis: He’s alone in his car, motionless in the wood.

This Modern Man is Beat
This Modern Man is Beat

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Alex Merkin Runtime: 17 minutes 12 seconds Release date: December 1, 2015 Genre: Fiction, Thriller Country: United States Synopsis: In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.

Pure Madness
Pure Madness

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Lander Haverals Runtime: 8 minutes 2 seconds Release date: October 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Belgium Synopsis: In 2007 Jelle Haverals chose to take his own life. He did this after a long and intense battle against all his fears and demons. A few months before his suicide he wrote a play about his own mental suffering and about his life. This short film is based on this script.

Heart Brakers
Heart Brakers

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Rodrigo Lopresti Runtime: 23 minutes 5 seconds Release date: Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy Country: United States Synopsis: An episodic series, set in parallel universes that explores how the absurd and tragic relationship of a struggling couple is doomed before it even began.

Best Screenplay

Best Original Score

Ugly
Ugly

WINNER - Best Best Original Score Director: Mickael Cohen Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Franck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.

This Modern Man Is Beat
This Modern Man Is Beat

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Alex Merkin Runtime: 17 minutes 12 seconds Release date: December 1, 2015 Genre: Fiction, Thriller Country: United States Synopsis: In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.

Bad Sheriff
Bad Sheriff

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Ben Bernschneider Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 11, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: When an ex-police alumni turned vigilante killer – who goes by the name of 'Bad Sheriff' – walks into a bar to pick up his girl and leave town forever, he bumps into his old instructor – to soon find out that he is the man trying to hunt him down. A love letter to early 80s crime movies and a wake up call for German genre cinema.

Best Animation

Ethnophobia
Ethnophobia

WINNER - Best Animation Director: Joan Zhonga Runtime: 14 minutes 20 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Albania, Greece Synopsis: Survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man’s internal need to find and exaggerate differences when similarities are obviously greater.

Broken Communication
Broken Communication

Nominee - Best Animation Director: Greg Doble Runtime: 2 minutes 30 seconds Release date: December 13, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Music Video Country: Canada Synopsis: Broken communication is an uneasy exchange. Stare into the piece and the piece stares back It offers up images for you to interpret and contemplate but unfortunately you are unable to speak. You are a spectator not a participant. This is not a dialogue. This is a monologue. This conversation is broken.

Ampersand
Ampersand

Nominee - Best Animation Director: Erin Shea Runtime: 3 minutes 11 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Music Video Country: United States Synopsis: A playful visual music journey through the universe from the subatomic to the galactic.

I Spy with My Little Eye
I Spy with My Little Eye

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Paula Schumann Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: January 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Two social outsiders meet in a day hospital. Trapped in their destiny they are connected. It develops an unlikely friendship, which revolves around a game between rapprochement and mutual injury.

To Die, Yes, But To The Sound Of Violons
To Die, Yes, But To The Sound Of Violons

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Isabelle Montoya Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: June 1, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Hardly taken out of the hospital, Jacqueline joins her grandaughter in Paris and embarks her in a crazy evening. But did Jacqueline really stand up to the death? Or the melancholy and the madness of the gypsy violins wake the lost ghosts?

Claire & Bruno - A Story of Love and Fresh Meat
Claire & Bruno - A Story of Love and Fresh Meat

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Lionel Delebarre Runtime: 23 minutes 16 seconds Release date: June 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Horror Country: France Synopsis: Claire and Bruno are not very happy together. They are going on a vacation, secretly hoping to mend fences with each other. Just in time : the world is coming to an end.

Ana is Coming Back
Ana is Coming Back

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Ruxandra Ghitescu Runtime: 17 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Romania Synopsis: Ana is coming back from Germany with Ines, her attractive and open minded girlfriend. Laura, her high school best friend, has to face her disillusion with love and life, as well as her feeling of being left behind.

Best Web Short

Heart Brakers
Heart Brakers

WINNER - Best Web Short Director: Rodrigo Lopresti Runtime: 23 minutes 5 seconds Release date: Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy Country: United States Synopsis: An episodic series, set in parallel universes that explores how the absurd and tragic relationship of a struggling couple is doomed before it even began.

Hollywood (Episode 6 - The Suit)
Hollywood (Episode 6 - The Suit)

Nominee - Best Web Short Director: Clemy Clarke Runtime: 10 minutes 8 seconds Release date: November 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Sci fi Country: France, United States Synopsis: A webseries about the cruel world of casting calls. In each episode, the actors attend casting calls and become their roles: The Terrorist, The Lover, The Student, The Bull, The Make-up Artist, The Suit.

Hollywood (Pilot)
Hollywood (Pilot)

Nominee - Best Web Short Director: Clemy Clarke Runtime: 3 minutes 17 seconds Release date: November 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Thriller Country: France, United States Synopsis: A webseries about the most terrifying stage for actors: the casting call. In episode 1, a young Moroccan-American actor auditions for the role of a terrorist in a film.

Ugly
Ugly

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Mickael Cohen Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Franck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.

To Die, Yes, But To The Sound Of Violons
To Die, Yes, But To The Sound Of Violons

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Isabelle Montoya Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: June 1, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Hardly taken out of the hospital, Jacqueline joins her grandaughter in Paris and embarks her in a crazy evening. But did Jacqueline really stand up to the death? Or the melancholy and the madness of the gypsy violins wake the lost ghosts?

Ethnophobia
Ethnophobia

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Joan Zhonga Runtime: 14 minutes 20 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Albania, Greece Synopsis: Survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man’s internal need to find and exaggerate differences when similarities are obviously greater.

Claire & Bruno - A Story of Love and Fresh Meat
Claire & Bruno - A Story of Love and Fresh Meat

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Lionel Delebarre Runtime: 23 minutes 16 seconds Release date: June 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Horror Country: France Synopsis: Claire and Bruno are not very happy together. They are going on a vacation, secretly hoping to mend fences with each other. Just in time : the world is coming to an end.

Ana is Coming Back
Ana is Coming Back

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Ruxandra Ghitescu Runtime: 17 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Romania Synopsis: Ana is coming back from Germany with Ines, her attractive and open minded girlfriend. Laura, her high school best friend, has to face her disillusion with love and life, as well as her feeling of being left behind.

I Spy with My Little Eye
I Spy with My Little Eye

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Paula Schumann Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: January 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Two social outsiders meet in a day hospital. Trapped in their destiny they are connected. It develops an unlikely friendship, which revolves around a game between rapprochement and mutual injury.

Best Editor

Bad Sheriff
Bad Sheriff

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Ben Bernschneider Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 11, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: When an ex-police alumni turned vigilante killer – who goes by the name of 'Bad Sheriff' – walks into a bar to pick up his girl and leave town forever, he bumps into his old instructor – to soon find out that he is the man trying to hunt him down. A love letter to early 80s crime movies and a wake up call for German genre cinema.

The Wizard Oz
The Wizard Oz

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Danny Yourd Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Documentary Country: United States Synopsis: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, known simply as "OZ”, is a self-described wizard. Being a product of the 1960's renaissance era where new art, ideas, and beliefs emerged, OZ created a life for himself that is truly stranger than fiction.

Pure Madness
Pure Madness

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Lander Haverals Runtime: 8 minutes 2 seconds Release date: October 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Belgium Synopsis: In 2007 Jelle Haverals chose to take his own life. He did this after a long and intense battle against all his fears and demons. A few months before his suicide he wrote a play about his own mental suffering and about his life. This short film is based on this script.

Ugly
Ugly

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Mickael Cohen Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Franck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.

Heart Brakers
Heart Brakers

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Rodrigo Lopresti Runtime: 23 minutes 5 seconds Release date: Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy Country: United States Synopsis: An episodic series, set in parallel universes that explores how the absurd and tragic relationship of a struggling couple is doomed before it even began.