WINNERS & NOMINEES

JANUARY 2017

JANUARY 2017

Best Film

Fiesta
Fiesta

WINNER - Best Film Director: Nancy Camaldo Runtime: 28 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 15, 2016 Genre: Drama, Comedy Country: Germany Synopsis: Middle-aged bachelor Peter leads a miserable existence in his father’s flat. His whole life he has been dreaming of a serious relationship with another man. But his father strictly fights against Peter’s sexual orientation and fiercely tries to transform his son into a ‘real man’.

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Dissolving mind
Dissolving mind

Runner-Up - Best Film Director: Tomaso Aramini Runtime: 18 minutes 50 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Drama Country: Italy Synopsis: A man wanders alone at night. As he peregrinates aimlessly in an unknown suburb, he enters an altered state of consciousness. His mind produces a series of hallucinations that eventually resolve in reaching a state of absolute psychological stillness.

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Two old folks
Two old folks

Runner-Up - Best Film Director: Cosmea Spelleken Runtime: 11 minutes 15 seconds Release date: March 31, 2016 Genre: Silent Film, Comedy, Drama, Slatstick Country: Germany Synopsis: The two pensioners Mr. Schmitt and Mr. Fink spend their sunset years by playing boule all day long. After a childish fight both try to find a new hobby their own. A hilarious hunt begins...

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Wilderness
Wilderness

Nominee - Best Film Director: Jasper Graeve Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Short Country: Germany Synopsis: Nemo doesn't know anymore how to deal with his current life. The illusion of a harmonic relationship with his girlfriend Linda is already evaporated. Just at this crucial moment he experience an extraordinary situation.

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Pollution of the heart
Pollution of the heart

Nominee - Best Film Directed by: Oliwia Siem Runtime: 15 minutes 30 seconds Release date: August 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Some losses leave a scar. Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life?

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Guarded angels
Guarded angels

Nominee - Best Film Director: Nick Sarafis Runtime: 16 minutes 54 seconds Release date: June 20, 2016 Genre: Drama Country: United States Synopsis: A woman goes missing. Her sister (Jane) arrives in New York to find her. Her only lead - a tattoo on the wrist of her sister in the most recent photo. An emotional "twisted Alice in Wonderland" tale in the dark prostitution world of New York.

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Best Documentary

Lab Rat #31415
Lab Rat #31415

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Justin Weinrich Runtime: 7 minutes 44 seconds Release date: February 15, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Short Country: United States Synopsis: In the United States, there are currently over 100 million rats live out their lives in research laboratories. This is a day in the life of one such creature.

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Find your way
Find your way

Nominee - Best Documentary Directed by Doug Kruse Runtime: 26 minutes 28 seconds Release date: May 10, 2015 Genre: Documentary, Short, Other Country: United States Synopsis: A teenager made a promise to his parents that if things got bad he would take care of the family; decades later that promise came do with his father's suicide. Funded through Kickstarter, this short blends the experimental and documentary genres in a monologist style.

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Methane gosts
Methane gosts

Nominee - Best Documentary Director: William Randall Runtime: 9 minutes 20 seconds Release date: January 29, 2016 Genre: Landscape, Ecological Country: United States

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Best Experimental

Dissolving mind
Dissolving mind

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: Tomaso Aramini Runtime: 18 minutes 50 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Drama Country: Italy Synopsis: A man wanders alone at night. As he peregrinates aimlessly in an unknown suburb, he enters an altered state of consciousness. His mind produces a series of hallucinations that eventually resolve in reaching a state of absolute psychological stillness.

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THE FALL
THE FALL

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Frédérique De Montblanc Runtime: 7 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental / Music Video Country:Canada / Belgium Synopsis: Invited at an exclusive cocktail party, a woman (Queen KA) tries her best to engage with what seems to be quite an austere group. After some unfortunate exchanges, awkward smiles and odd food bits, she eventually escapes through the garden. As darkness surrounds her, she discovers the guests in a new light.

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Wilderness
Wilderness

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Jasper Graeve Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Short Country: Germany Synopsis: Nemo doesn't know anymore how to deal with his current life. The illusion of a harmonic relationship with his girlfriend Linda is already evaporated. Just at this crucial moment he experience an extraordinary situation.

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The12Project
The12Project

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Hadi Moussally Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: February 10, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Web / New Media Country: France Synopsis: 12 Months, 12 Films, 12 Editorials, 12 Fashion Designers, 12 Models & 12 Themes A story BORN of the rejection of the NARCISSUS nature of modern film. Within our chapters LIVE questions. Inspired by the philosophy of KULESHOV, we went in pursuit of the FALL of the WILD art of film for film’s sake.

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Best Student Film

Pollution of the heart
Pollution of the heart

WINNER - Best Student Film Directed by: Oliwia Siem Runtime: 15 minutes 30 seconds Release date: August 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Some losses leave a scar. Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life?

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The sky is blue everywhere
The sky is blue everywhere

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Gina Wenzel Runtime: 27 minutes 21 seconds Release date: January 5, 2016 Genre: Short Country: Germany Synopsis: When Marc is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he doesn't know how and when to tell his girlfriend Sophie about it.

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Illusions
Illusions

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Dominica Harrison Runtime: 5 minutes 22 seconds Release date: May 6, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Short Country: United States Synopsis:'Illusions' is a film about two characters that meet because of an accident, due to which they find themselves lost, each in their own limbo. To get out, they need to win a simple game with only one rule: the next level is just a step down.

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Best Music video

THE FALL
THE FALL

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Frédérique De Montblanc Runtime: 7 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental / Music Video Country:Canada / Belgium Synopsis: Invited at an exclusive cocktail party, a woman (Queen KA) tries her best to engage with what seems to be quite an austere group. After some unfortunate exchanges, awkward smiles and odd food bits, she eventually escapes through the garden. As darkness surrounds her, she discovers the guests in a new light.

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Pollution of the heart
Pollution of the heart

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Matthias De Bondt Runtime: 20 minutes 5 seconds Release date: September 1, 2015 Genre: Horror, Thriller Country: Belgium Synopsis: Hopelessness drives Sara, trapped in a small cellar, to a primitive existence in which the pressing silences and the passing of time leave scars on her mind.

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Titled
Titled

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Lana MacIver Runtime: 3 minutes 26 seconds Release date: October 20, 2015 Genre: Drama, Art house, Art-Film Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Written, directed, and performed by singer/songwriter and filmmaker Lana MacIver, comes 'Titled', Lana's debut single.

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5476 Miles
5476 Miles

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Terry Thomas Runtime: 4 minutes 14 seconds Release date: January 12, 2016 Genre: Music Video Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A handmade paper stop motion music video that tells the story of a lonely starling waiting for love.

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DUST
DUST

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Marek Skrzecz Runtime: 4 minutes 41 seconds Release date: September 26, 2014 Genre: Music Video Country: Poland Synopsis: Dawid is a twenty-year-old farmer from a village in Małopolskie province. Each day, he works in his homestead and drives a tractor. After his daily hard work, he gets lost in his true passion for dance.

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Best Director

Dissolving mind
Dissolving mind

WINNER - Best Director Director: Tomaso Aramini Runtime: 18 minutes 50 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Drama Country: Italy Synopsis: A man wanders alone at night. As he peregrinates aimlessly in an unknown suburb, he enters an altered state of consciousness. His mind produces a series of hallucinations that eventually resolve in reaching a state of absolute psychological stillness.

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Fiesta
Fiesta

WINNER - Best Director Director: Nancy Camaldo Runtime: 28 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 15, 2016 Genre: Drama, Comedy Country: Germany Synopsis: Middle-aged bachelor Peter leads a miserable existence in his father’s flat. His whole life he has been dreaming of a serious relationship with another man. But his father strictly fights against Peter’s sexual orientation and fiercely tries to transform his son into a ‘real man’.

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THE FALL
THE FALL

Nominee - Best Director Director: Frédérique De Montblanc Runtime: 7 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental / Music Video Country:Canada / Belgium Synopsis: Invited at an exclusive cocktail party, a woman (Queen KA) tries her best to engage with what seems to be quite an austere group. After some unfortunate exchanges, awkward smiles and odd food bits, she eventually escapes through the garden. As darkness surrounds her, she discovers the guests in a new light.

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Wilderness
Wilderness

Nominee - Best Director Director: Jasper Graeve Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Short Country: Germany Synopsis: Nemo doesn't know anymore how to deal with his current life. The illusion of a harmonic relationship with his girlfriend Linda is already evaporated. Just at this crucial moment he experience an extraordinary situation.

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Two Old Folks
Two Old Folks

Nominee - Best Director Director: Cosmea Spelleken Runtime: 11 minutes 15 seconds Release date: March 31, 2016 Genre: Silent Film, Comedy, Drama, Slatstick Country: Germany Synopsis: The two pensioners Mr. Schmitt and Mr. Fink spend their sunset years by playing boule all day long. After a childish fight both try to find a new hobby their own. A hilarious hunt begins...

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HOPE ST
HOPE ST

Nominee - Best Director Director: Elias Ressegatti Runtime: 7 minutes 39 seconds Release date: January 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United States Synopsis: A young man is about to drastically alter the course of his life. As he contemplates going through with an armed robbery, he is haunted by repeating visions of what could go wrong.

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Best Actor

TWO OLD FOLKS
TWO OLD FOLKS

WINNER - Best actor Director: Cosmea Spelleken Runtime: 11 minutes 15 seconds Release date: March 31, 2016 Genre: Silent Film, Comedy, Drama, Slatstick Country: Germany Synopsis: The two pensioners Mr. Schmitt and Mr. Fink spend their sunset years by playing boule all day long. After a childish fight both try to find a new hobby their own. A hilarious hunt begins...

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Fiesta
Fiesta

Nominee - Best actor Director: Nancy Camaldo Runtime: 28 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 15, 2016 Genre: Drama, Comedy Country: Germany Synopsis: Middle-aged bachelor Peter leads a miserable existence in his father’s flat. His whole life he has been dreaming of a serious relationship with another man. But his father strictly fights against Peter’s sexual orientation and fiercely tries to transform his son into a ‘real man’.

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The sky is blue everywhere
The sky is blue everywhere

Nominee - Best actor Director: Gina Wenzel Runtime: 27 minutes 21 seconds Release date: January 5, 2016 Genre: Short Country: Germany Synopsis: When Marc is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he doesn't know how and when to tell his girlfriend Sophie about it.

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Pollution of the heart
Pollution of the heart

Nominee - Best Actor Directed by: Oliwia Siem Runtime: 15 minutes 30 seconds Release date: August 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Some losses leave a scar. Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life?

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Best Actress

Guarded angels
Guarded angels

Winner - Best Actress Director: Nick Sarafis Runtime: 16 minutes 54 seconds Release date: June 20, 2016 Genre: Drama Country: United States Synopsis: A woman goes missing. Her sister (Jane) arrives in New York to find her. Her only lead - a tattoo on the wrist of her sister in the most recent photo. An emotional "twisted Alice in Wonderland" tale in the dark prostitution world of New York.

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The sky is blue everywhere
The sky is blue everywhere

Nominee - Best actress Director: Gina Wenzel Runtime: 27 minutes 21 seconds Release date: January 5, 2016 Genre: Short Country: Germany Synopsis: When Marc is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he doesn't know how and when to tell his girlfriend Sophie about it.

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Danni
Danni

Nominee - Best actress Director: Peter Jensen Runtime: 24 minutes 37 seconds Release date: August 3, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United States Synopsis: DANNI goes on a journey to explore relationship addiction and seeks to find out at what cost does one become "clean" - or not.

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Best Cinematography

Wilderness
Wilderness

WINNER - Best Cinematograpgy Director: Jasper Graeve Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Short Country: Germany Synopsis: Nemo doesn't know anymore how to deal with his current life. The illusion of a harmonic relationship with his girlfriend Linda is already evaporated. Just at this crucial moment he experience an extraordinary situation.

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Danni
Danni

Nominee - Best cinematography Director: Peter Jensen Runtime: 24 minutes 37 seconds Release date: August 3, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United States Synopsis: DANNI goes on a journey to explore relationship addiction and seeks to find out at what cost does one become "clean" - or not.

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The eye and the brow
The eye and the brow

Nominee - Best cinematography Director: Kostis Charamountanis Runtime: 16 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 13, 2016 Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fiction, Surreal Country: Greece Synopsis: The associative thoughts of a lonely man who has committed suicide out of love.

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Pollution of the heart
Pollution of the heart

Nominee - Best cinematography Directed by: Oliwia Siem Runtime: 15 minutes 30 seconds Release date: August 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Some losses leave a scar. Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life?

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Illusions
Illusions

Nominee - Best cinematography Director: Dominica Harrison Runtime: 5 minutes 22 seconds Release date: May 6, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Short Country: United States Synopsis:'Illusions' is a film about two characters that meet because of an accident, due to which they find themselves lost, each in their own limbo. To get out, they need to win a simple game with only one rule: the next level is just a step down.

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The12Project
The12Project

Nominee - Best cinematography Director: Hadi Moussally Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: February 10, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Web / New Media Country: France Synopsis: 12 Months, 12 Films, 12 Editorials, 12 Fashion Designers, 12 Models & 12 Themes A story BORN of the rejection of the NARCISSUS nature of modern film. Within our chapters LIVE questions. Inspired by the philosophy of KULESHOV, we went in pursuit of the FALL of the WILD art of film for film’s sake.

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Best Screenplay

Two Old Folks
Two Old Folks

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Cosmea Spelleken Runtime: 11 minutes 15 seconds Release date: March 31, 2016 Genre: Silent Film, Comedy, Drama, Slatstick Country: Germany Synopsis: The two pensioners Mr. Schmitt and Mr. Fink spend their sunset years by playing boule all day long. After a childish fight both try to find a new hobby their own. A hilarious hunt begins...

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Pollution of the heart
Pollution of the heart

Nominee - Best Screenplay Directed by: Oliwia Siem Runtime: 15 minutes 30 seconds Release date: August 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Some losses leave a scar. Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life?

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Fiesta
Fiesta

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Nancy Camaldo Runtime: 28 minutes 35 seconds Release date: June 15, 2016 Genre: Drama, Comedy Country: Germany Synopsis: Middle-aged bachelor Peter leads a miserable existence in his father’s flat. His whole life he has been dreaming of a serious relationship with another man. But his father strictly fights against Peter’s sexual orientation and fiercely tries to transform his son into a ‘real man’.

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The team
The team

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Andrea Brusa Runtime: 12 minutes 20 seconds Release date: October 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: Italy Synopsis: A refugee hides in a smuggler's van to cross the Italian border into Germany, but, having made a promise to his son, he tries to follow live commentary of the World Cup final, which jeopardizes the trip.

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Best Original Score

Dissolving mind
Dissolving mind

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Tomaso Aramini Runtime: 18 minutes 50 seconds Release date: September 21, 2016 Genre: Drama Country: Italy Synopsis: A man wanders alone at night. As he peregrinates aimlessly in an unknown suburb, he enters an altered state of consciousness. His mind produces a series of hallucinations that eventually resolve in reaching a state of absolute psychological stillness.

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Pollution of the heart
Pollution of the heart

Nominee - Best Editor Directed by: Oliwia Siem Runtime: 15 minutes 30 seconds Release date: August 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Some losses leave a scar. Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life?

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The eye and the brow
The eye and the brow

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Kostis Charamountanis Runtime: 16 minutes 58 seconds Release date: September 13, 2016 Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fiction, Surreal Country: Greece Synopsis: The associative thoughts of a lonely man who has committed suicide out of love.

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Wilderness
Wilderness

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Jasper Graeve Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Experimental, Short Country: Germany Synopsis: Nemo doesn't know anymore how to deal with his current life. The illusion of a harmonic relationship with his girlfriend Linda is already evaporated. Just at this crucial moment he experience an extraordinary situation.

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Hope ST
Hope ST

Nominee - Best Director Director: Elias Ressegatti Runtime: 7 minutes 39 seconds Release date: January 1, 2016 Genre: Short Country: United States Synopsis: A young man is about to drastically alter the course of his life. As he contemplates going through with an armed robbery, he is haunted by repeating visions of what could go wrong.

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