WINNERS & NOMINEES

JULY 2017

Brahim
Brahim

WINNER - Best Film Director: Julien Hérisson Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: June 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A young offender on probation, Brahim is working hard to give his younger sister Sonia a better future, away from the projects. But his salary, with which he intended to pay Sonia’s school fees, is withheld. At great risk to himself, Brahim is willing to go to any lengths to get the money he needs, even re-awakening his former demons.

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The Simon's Way
The Simon's Way

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Edgar Baghdasaryan Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Armenia, France, Turkey Synopsis: Since 1993 the border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations.

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Internal Flight
Internal Flight

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Andrii Andreiev Runtime: 29 minutes 6 seconds Release date: October 24, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Music Video Country: Ukraine, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, State of Plurinational, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo Synopsis: This film is an interweaving of the magical music of guitar, a monologue - revelation that was written by the musician himself.

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You
You

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Hugo Pinto Runtime: 10 minutes 43 seconds Release date: December 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal Synopsis: Y0U is a love story, that happens in a moment in wich the last thing you want to do is to fall in love, but falling in love is probally the only way you have to go on with your live.

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The Rainbow Machine
The Rainbow Machine

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Samuel Maasho Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Young Eritrean refugee Binjam lives in a container with asylum seeker Omid from Iran. The two work as cleaning staff in a sports club where by chance Binjam's great sprinting talent gets recognized by running coach Helmut. Out of different motives both men start to work on the career of Binjam as an athlete.

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Best Documentary

Internal Flight
Internal Flight

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Andrii Andreiev Runtime: 29 minutes 6 seconds Release date: October 24, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Music Video Country: Ukraine, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, State of Plurinational, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo Synopsis: This film is an interweaving of the magical music of guitar, a monologue - revelation that was written by the musician himself.

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Antarctica
Antarctica

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Andrii Andreiev Runtime: 7 minutes 23 seconds Release date: Genre: Documentary Country: Ukraine, Antarctica Synopsis: Antarctic is a short film about the beauty of this continent and its wildlife. In this film the audience will see the unique scene, we would call it 'gastronomic dance' - it is feeding of the whales with their unique technique 'bubble feeding net'.

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La Hoyada
La Hoyada

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Roberto Flores Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 20, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: Peru Synopsis: Between 1980 and the year 2000 Peru lived through the most extreme period of violence in its history. As a result nearly 69 000 Peruvians went missing or were killed. The region of Ayacucho was the most affected.

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Best Experimental

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Best Student Film

The Rainbow Machine
The Rainbow Machine

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Samuel Maasho Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Young Eritrean refugee Binjam lives in a container with asylum seeker Omid from Iran. The two work as cleaning staff in a sports club where by chance Binjam's great sprinting talent gets recognized by running coach Helmut. Out of different motives both men start to work on the career of Binjam as an athlete.

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Abu Adnan
Abu Adnan

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Sylvia Le Fanu Runtime: 25 minutes 15 seconds Release date: February 28, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Denmark Synopsis: Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan.

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Keep Going
Keep Going

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Ya-yu Lin Runtime: 20 minutes 58 seconds Release date: June 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Taiwan Synopsis: SHAN, who is in 2nd Grade of Junior high school, and JIA, who is in 3rd grade of elementary school. They are brothers who love baseball games. PEI-LIN, SHAN’s crush girl, is going to move away recently.

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Biography
Biography

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Arik Kaufman Runtime: 20 minutes 12 seconds Release date: April 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Israel Synopsis: Miriam, an elderly war widow tormented by her young husband's death, surrounds herself with archival recordings and writes his biography in her crumbling apartment. Though she wishes only to be left alone to complete her task, her aggressive neighbors, hungry to evict her, have other ideas.

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Best Animation

Sand
Sand

WINNER - Best Animation Director: Arjan Brentjes Runtime: 4 minutes 48 seconds Release date: May 19, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Animation Country: Netherlands Synopsis: You get up at five, eat your vitamins, take some water with your coffee, work for a few hours, eat your omegas and flavonoids, work a little more, get some exercise and then take a shower. But don’t bother trying to wash the sand out of your hair.

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SAMT (silence)
SAMT (silence)

NOMINEE - Best Animation Director: Aoun Chadi Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: March 2, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Animation Country: Lebanon Synopsis: In a fanatic dictatorship, modern dance is the secret code of the silent resistance. At out-of-the-way places in town young people celebrate the hidden joy of life with their bodies, cope with the terror they experienced. SAMT, is the introduction of a dysfunctional society that is about to implode.

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The Dream Factory
The Dream Factory

NOMINEE - Best Animation Director: Michal Pinsky Runtime: 19 minutes 5 seconds Release date: January 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Animation Country: Israel Synopsis: Ben is a technical illustrator who spends his days drawing nuts and bolts and his nights painting colors and dreams. His ambition to publish his comic book meets with frustration and failure until his little daughter, Maya, takes him on a magical journey to the sinister interiors of his own creation —the Dream Factory.

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Job Interview
Job Interview

NOMINEE - Best Animation Director: Juha Fiilin Runtime: 4 minutes 8 seconds Release date: September 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Animation, Sci-Fi Country: Finland Synopsis: In a world like hell, slum dweller Oogle gets a chance to talk to God, who seems to be on the brink of burn out. Burning hot sunrise over an endless slum world. The slum is so polluted that there aren’t even enough rats to eat, yet Oogle wakes up in his cardboard shack full of positive energy.

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Best Music video

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Best Director

BRAHIM
BRAHIM

WINNER - Best Director Director: Julien Hérisson Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: June 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A young offender on probation, Brahim is working hard to give his younger sister Sonia a better future, away from the projects. But his salary, with which he intended to pay Sonia’s school fees, is withheld. At great risk to himself, Brahim is willing to go to any lengths to get the money he needs, even re-awakening his former demons.

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The Simon's Way
The Simon's Way

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Edgar Baghdasaryan Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Armenia, France, Turkey Synopsis: Since 1993 the border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations.

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You
You

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Hugo Pinto Runtime: 10 minutes 43 seconds Release date: December 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal Synopsis: Y0U is a love story, that happens in a moment in wich the last thing you want to do is to fall in love, but falling in love is probally the only way you have to go on with your live.

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The Rainbow Machine
The Rainbow Machine

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Samuel Maasho Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Young Eritrean refugee Binjam lives in a container with asylum seeker Omid from Iran. The two work as cleaning staff in a sports club where by chance Binjam's great sprinting talent gets recognized by running coach Helmut. Out of different motives both men start to work on the career of Binjam as an athlete.

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Abu Adnan
Abu Adnan

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Sylvia Le Fanu Runtime: 25 minutes 15 seconds Release date: February 28, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Denmark Synopsis: Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan.

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Breaker
Breaker

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Philippe McKie Runtime: 10 minutes 43 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Animation Country: Japan Synopsis: In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

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Best Actor

Brahim
Brahim

WINNER - Best Actor - Amir El Kacem - Director: Julien Hérisson Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: June 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A young offender on probation, Brahim is working hard to give his younger sister Sonia a better future, away from the projects. But his salary, with which he intended to pay Sonia’s school fees, is withheld. At great risk to himself, Brahim is willing to go to any lengths to get the money he needs, even re-awakening his former demons.

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Abu Adnan
Abu Adnan

NOMINEE - Best Actor - Salim Assi - Director: Sylvia Le Fanu Runtime: 25 minutes 15 seconds Release date: February 28, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Denmark Synopsis: Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan.

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The Simon's Way
The Simon's Way

NOMINEE - Best Actor - Shant Hovhanissyan - Director: Edgar Baghdasaryan Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Armenia, France, Turkey Synopsis: Since 1993 the border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations.

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The Rainbowmachine
The Rainbowmachine

NOMINEE - Best Actor - Meron Kubrom - Director: Samuel Maasho Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Young Eritrean refugee Binjam lives in a container with asylum seeker Omid from Iran. The two work as cleaning staff in a sports club where by chance Binjam's great sprinting talent gets recognized by running coach Helmut. Out of different motives both men start to work on the career of Binjam as an athlete.

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Best Actress

Beast
Beast

WINNER - Best Actress - Marta Kaczmarek - Director: Christopher Sferrazza Runtime: 19 minutes 53 seconds Release date: December 16, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Australia Synopsis: In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic.

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Biography
Biography

NOMINEE - Best Actress - Idit Tsur - Director: Arik Kaufman Runtime: 20 minutes 12 seconds Release date: April 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Israel Synopsis: Miriam, an elderly war widow tormented by her young husband's death, surrounds herself with archival recordings and writes his biography in her crumbling apartment. Though she wishes only to be left alone to complete her task, her aggressive neighbors, hungry to evict her, have other ideas.

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Unnatural Selection
Unnatural Selection

NOMINEE - Best Actress - Pamela Ravassard - Director: Geneviève Delouche Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: February 7, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Late for work, Julie, 35, gets harassed in the street by Karim, 25. Finally arrived in the company she works for, Julie discovers that the candidate with whom she must hold a job interview is none other than Karim. Determined to take revenge, she will show him what unnatural selection is...

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Crazy Medicine
Crazy Medicine

NOMINEE - Best Actress - - Director: Richie Moore Runtime: 20 minutes 42 seconds Release date: May 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Thailand Synopsis: Twenty-three years old, with a first class honours degree and forty-eight grand in student loans, Emily Davidson’s sick and tired of being told she’s part of the ‘Snowflake Generation,’ accused of having unrealistic expectations and an over-inflated sense of their own importance.

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Best Web Short

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Best Cinematography

Internal Flight
Internal Flight

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Andrii Andreiev Runtime: 29 minutes 6 seconds Release date: October 24, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Music Video Country: Ukraine, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, State of Plurinational, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo Synopsis: This film is an interweaving of the magical music of guitar, a monologue - revelation that was written by the musician himself.

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Breaker
Breaker

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Philippe McKie Runtime: 10 minutes 43 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Animation Country: Japan Synopsis: In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

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Antarctica
Antarctica

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Andrii Andreiev Runtime: 7 minutes 23 seconds Release date: Genre: Documentary Country: Ukraine, Antarctica Synopsis: Antarctic is a short film about the beauty of this continent and its wildlife. In this film the audience will see the unique scene, we would call it 'gastronomic dance' - it is feeding of the whales with their unique technique 'bubble feeding net'.

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No Wave
No Wave

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Stephane Lapointe Runtime: 11 minutes 18 seconds Release date: September 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Anxious Henry is having trouble sleeping. In an attempt to rest, he listens to the sounds of ocean waves on a relaxation radio station. But when he hears the screams of a drowning man in his calming sea, Henry’s life swirls into a downward spiral.

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Keep Going
Keep Going

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Ya-yu Lin Runtime: 20 minutes 58 seconds Release date: June 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Taiwan Synopsis: SHAN, who is in 2nd Grade of Junior high school, and JIA, who is in 3rd grade of elementary school. They are brothers who love baseball games. PEI-LIN, SHAN’s crush girl, is going to move away recently.

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Brahim
Brahim

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Julien Hérisson Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: June 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A young offender on probation, Brahim is working hard to give his younger sister Sonia a better future, away from the projects. But his salary, with which he intended to pay Sonia’s school fees, is withheld. At great risk to himself, Brahim is willing to go to any lengths to get the money he needs, even re-awakening his former demons.

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Bad Habits
Bad Habits

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Emilios Avraam Runtime: 15 minutes 33 seconds Release date: September 18, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Mistery Country: Cyprus Synopsis: Bad Habits is a neo-noir crime/mystery short film that revolves around a library cataloger who makes a discovery. In his attempt to address the matter he gets caught up in a dangerous scheme that puts him at risk. In the meantime he forms a new habit. Good or bad? That's subjective!!!

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Maniera Greca
Maniera Greca

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Kirineos Papadimatos Runtime: 13 minutes 15 seconds Release date: May 28, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Greece Synopsis: The night comes to its end at the greek night club (bouzouki-dance floor). It’s five o’clock in the morning. The few last clients left at the club are clapping out of habit for the opening singer while she finishes her appearance with a long ‘goodnight’.

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Best Editor

Maniera Greca
Maniera Greca

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Kirineos Papadimatos Runtime: 13 minutes 15 seconds Release date: May 28, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Greece Synopsis: The night comes to its end at the greek night club (bouzouki-dance floor). It’s five o’clock in the morning. The few last clients left at the club are clapping out of habit for the opening singer while she finishes her appearance with a long ‘goodnight’.

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Bad Habits
Bad Habits

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Emilios Avraam Runtime: 15 minutes 33 seconds Release date: September 18, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Mistery Country: Cyprus Synopsis: Bad Habits is a neo-noir crime/mystery short film that revolves around a library cataloger who makes a discovery. In his attempt to address the matter he gets caught up in a dangerous scheme that puts him at risk. In the meantime he forms a new habit. Good or bad? That's subjective!!!

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De Glace
De Glace

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Rautszko Panz Nikodem Runtime: 5 minutes 40 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: At night in an empty skating rink, a young artistic skater launches on the ice, and begins a training. After a bad fall, she finds herself in blood, alone in the middle of the track. Unable to get up, she calls for help, when the ground starts to tremble...

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You
You

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Hugo Pinto Runtime: 10 minutes 43 seconds Release date: December 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Portugal Synopsis: Y0U is a love story, that happens in a moment in wich the last thing you want to do is to fall in love, but falling in love is probally the only way you have to go on with your live.

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Internal Flight
Internal Flight

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Andrii Andreiev Runtime: 29 minutes 6 seconds Release date: October 24, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Music Video Country: Ukraine, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, State of Plurinational, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo Synopsis: This film is an interweaving of the magical music of guitar, a monologue - revelation that was written by the musician himself.

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Best Screenplay

The Simon's Way
The Simon's Way

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Edgar Baghdasaryan Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Armenia, France, Turkey Synopsis: Since 1993 the border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations.

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Brahim
Brahim

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Julien Hérisson Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: June 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A young offender on probation, Brahim is working hard to give his younger sister Sonia a better future, away from the projects. But his salary, with which he intended to pay Sonia’s school fees, is withheld. At great risk to himself, Brahim is willing to go to any lengths to get the money he needs, even re-awakening his former demons.

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De Glace
De Glace

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Rautszko Panz Nikodem Runtime: 5 minutes 40 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: At night in an empty skating rink, a young artistic skater launches on the ice, and begins a training. After a bad fall, she finds herself in blood, alone in the middle of the track. Unable to get up, she calls for help, when the ground starts to tremble...

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Best Original Score

Bad Habits
Bad Habits

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Emilios Avraam Runtime: 15 minutes 33 seconds Release date: September 18, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Mistery Country: Cyprus Synopsis: Bad Habits is a neo-noir crime/mystery short film that revolves around a library cataloger who makes a discovery. In his attempt to address the matter he gets caught up in a dangerous scheme that puts him at risk. In the meantime he forms a new habit. Good or bad? That's subjective!!!

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De Glace
De Glace

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Rautszko Panz Nikodem Runtime: 5 minutes 40 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: At night in an empty skating rink, a young artistic skater launches on the ice, and begins a training. After a bad fall, she finds herself in blood, alone in the middle of the track. Unable to get up, she calls for help, when the ground starts to tremble...

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Keep Going
Keep Going

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Ya-yu Lin Runtime: 20 minutes 58 seconds Release date: June 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Taiwan Synopsis: SHAN, who is in 2nd Grade of Junior high school, and JIA, who is in 3rd grade of elementary school. They are brothers who love baseball games. PEI-LIN, SHAN’s crush girl, is going to move away recently.

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No Wave
No Wave

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Stephane Lapointe Runtime: 11 minutes 18 seconds Release date: September 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Anxious Henry is having trouble sleeping. In an attempt to rest, he listens to the sounds of ocean waves on a relaxation radio station. But when he hears the screams of a drowning man in his calming sea, Henry’s life swirls into a downward spiral.

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Best Film