WINNERS & NOMINEES

MARCH 2017

A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

WINNER - Best Film Director: Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

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Bank Robber's Serenade
Bank Robber's Serenade

Runner-up - Best Film Director: Guillaume de Ginestel Runtime: 22 minutes 56 seconds Release date: December 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A bank robber has fallen madly in love with one of the cashiers working at a bank he robbed. Finally overcoming his timidity and overly romantic personality, he decides to kidnap her in order to declare his feelings. His clumsy, sky-masked courtship is a far cry from the customary candlelit dinner...

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The Hag - Bloodline
The Hag - Bloodline

Runner-up - Best Film Director: Chris Borgo Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: October 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A young woman reflects on her childhood, as she struggles with depression, sleep paralysis and a night terror known as the old hag.

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Noriko
Noriko

Nominee - Best Film Director: Christian Jilka Runtime: 29 minutes 59 seconds Release date: January 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Sci-fi Country: Austria Synopsis: "Noriko" tells the story of dystopian future times, at the end of human civilization. Kestas Kukuris lost his wife Dalia and decides to bring her back to life by building her a robot twin. This, however, displeases the communities priest, for in his eyes it is an act of blasphemy.

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The Graduation Speech
The Graduation Speech

Nominee - Best Film Director: Eric Porcelluzzi Runtime: 16 minutes 15 seconds Release date: November 29, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Drama Country: Italy Synopsis: A young man has just graduated, and is preparing to celebrate the moment with his family and friends. During lunch, he gets up and begins to give a speech. But the guests would never have expected to hear what he's about to say.

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Consensual
Consensual

Nominee - Best Film Director: Elisa-Sofia Fioretti Runtime: 11 minutes 8 seconds Release date: April 13, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: College student Mateo attends a party where he unexpectedly finds himself navigating through the pressure of drugs, temptation and self-worth.

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Best Experimental

Four Stages of Collapse
Four Stages of Collapse

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: John T. Williams Runtime: 9 minutes 30 seconds Release date: April 30, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: “Four Stages of Collapse” is an abstract narrative based on a quote by Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin, which reads, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its individualism, its diversity, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within”.

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To Witness Salt Dry
To Witness Salt Dry

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Ivan Zaldarriaga, Alyssa Biazon (Assistant Director) Runtime: 23 minutes 40 seconds Release date: December 27, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Student Country: Philippines Synopsis: To Witness Salt Dry is the result of an experimental project whereby a group of young people living in the slums of Cebu embark on a film workshop that requires they document their own village, Sitio Kanipaan, and its inhabitants.

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San Guerrero
San Guerrero

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Jeff Zorrilla Runtime: 4 minutes Release date: February 4, 2016 Genre: Documentary Country: Argentina Synopsis: A portrait of an american ex-patriot lilving in Buenos Aires and working as a city tour guide during the day and a prostitution tour guide during the night.

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Cuckold Picasso
Cuckold Picasso

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Lance Larson Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: April 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Horror Country: United States Synopsis: "A powerful, jolting experience to the senses that forces the viewer into introspection."- Persis LOVE, Oaxaca FilmFest Synopsis: Pablo Picasso's "1971 Harlequin Head", thought forever lost in a Romanian fire, is found vividly alive in the disturbed psyche of a tortured man's soul.

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Best Student Film

Noriko
Noriko

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Christian Jilka Runtime: 29 minutes 59 seconds Release date: January 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Sci-fi Country: Austria Synopsis: "Noriko" tells the story of dystopian future times, at the end of human civilization. Kestas Kukuris lost his wife Dalia and decides to bring her back to life by building her a robot twin. This, however, displeases the communities priest, for in his eyes it is an act of blasphemy.

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Consensual
Consensual

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Elisa-Sofia Fioretti Runtime: 11 minutes 8 seconds Release date: April 13, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: College student Mateo attends a party where he unexpectedly finds himself navigating through the pressure of drugs, temptation and self-worth.

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The Road
The Road

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Alexsander Baghdasaryan Runtime: 24 minutes 38 seconds Release date: August 24, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Armenia Synopsis: Dilogy of difficult moral choices. Two completely different era, but such similar situations. Failure to comply with an order of a German officer is fraught with death. Sometimes, for the opportunity to stay human cost is extremely high.

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Best Music video

Flori de Plastic
Flori de Plastic

WINNER - Best Music video Director: Claudia Ilea Runtime: 3 minutes 40 seconds Release date: February 2, 2017 Genre: Animation Country: Romania Synopsis: Plastic Flowers' is an animated music video which shapes through music, lyrics and image an overwhelming, stern world in which the artificial mimics reality to such a degree that the protagonist finds it more and more difficult to distinguish reality from illusion, in the pursuit for his own inner fulfillment.

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Bomrani Band - Leaving and Passing by
Bomrani Band - Leaving and Passing by

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Aliyar Rasti Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: December 5, 2016 Genre: Music Video Country: Islamic Republic of Iran Synopsis:

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Enano Cabezon
Enano Cabezon

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Alvaro Cantillano Roiz Runtime: 9 minutes 20 seconds Release date: December 11, 2015 Genre: Music Video, Adventure, Fantasy Country: Nicaragua Synopsis: A child with a musical spirit roams the halls of a Nicaraguan market. When he steals an ocarina from a store, a chase begins that will blur the boundaries between reality and fantasy...

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Breaking on Me ( VENDETTA!)
Breaking on Me ( VENDETTA!)

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Joe Vignola Runtime: 4 minutes 24 seconds Release date: June 20, 2016 Genre: Music Video, Comedy Country: Italy Synopsis: Nothing is more dangerous for a man than two betrayed women that team up against him.

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Best Animation

Agrinoui
Agrinoui

WINNER - Best Animation Director: Alexis Chaviaras Runtime: 19 minutes 40 seconds Release date: October 20, 2015 Genre: Animation Country: Cyprus Synopsis: A young mare visits Cyprus to take part in races. Frustrated from failure, she abandons the racetrack after confronting her strict father. The mare will meet new friends who will try to help her find her lost courage.

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Flori de Plastic
Flori de Plastic

Nominee - Best Animation Director: Claudia Ilea Runtime: 3 minutes 40 seconds Release date: February 2, 2017 Genre: Animation Country: Romania Synopsis: Plastic Flowers' is an animated music video which shapes through music, lyrics and image an overwhelming, stern world in which the artificial mimics reality to such a degree that the protagonist finds it more and more difficult to distinguish reality from illusion, in the pursuit for his own inner fulfillment.

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Say What!: A Geriatric Proposal
Say What!: A Geriatric Proposal

Nominee - Best Animation Director: Aaron Weinstein Runtime: 5 minutes 31 seconds Release date: December 12, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: United States Synopsis: At a post-concert reception, a young jazz musician tries to survive aggressive grannies and other terrifying beasts.

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Best Director

A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

WINNER - Best Director Director: Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

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The Graduation Speech
The Graduation Speech

Nominee - Best Director Director: Eric Porcelluzzi Runtime: 16 minutes 15 seconds Release date: November 29, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Drama Country: Italy Synopsis: A young man has just graduated, and is preparing to celebrate the moment with his family and friends. During lunch, he gets up and begins to give a speech. But the guests would never have expected to hear what he's about to say.

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The Hag - Bloodline
The Hag - Bloodline

Nominee - Best Director Director: Chris Borgo Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: October 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A young woman reflects on her childhood, as she struggles with depression, sleep paralysis and a night terror known as the old hag.

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Oh, Brother
Oh, Brother

Nominee - Best Director Director: Vee Shi Runtime: 23 minutes 12 seconds Release date: February 3, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Thriller Country: Australia Synopsis: Oh Brother is a psychological thriller that follows two reclusive brothers through their dysfunctional relationship. Their lives are changed forever when they confront an intruder in the night.

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Bank Robber's Serenade
Bank Robber's Serenade

Nominee - Best Director Director: Guillaume de Ginestel Runtime: 22 minutes 56 seconds Release date: December 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A bank robber has fallen madly in love with one of the cashiers working at a bank he robbed. Finally overcoming his timidity and overly romantic personality, he decides to kidnap her in order to declare his feelings. His clumsy, sky-masked courtship is a far cry from the customary candlelit dinner...

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Oh, Brother
Oh, Brother

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Vee Shi Runtime: 23 minutes 12 seconds Release date: February 3, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Thriller Country: Australia Synopsis: Oh Brother is a psychological thriller that follows two reclusive brothers through their dysfunctional relationship. Their lives are changed forever when they confront an intruder in the night.

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The Road
The Road

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Alexsander Baghdasaryan Runtime: 24 minutes 38 seconds Release date: August 24, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Armenia Synopsis: Dilogy of difficult moral choices. Two completely different era, but such similar situations. Failure to comply with an order of a German officer is fraught with death. Sometimes, for the opportunity to stay human cost is extremely high.

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The Graduation Speech
The Graduation Speech

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Eric Porcelluzzi Runtime: 16 minutes 15 seconds Release date: November 29, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Drama Country: Italy Synopsis: A young man has just graduated, and is preparing to celebrate the moment with his family and friends. During lunch, he gets up and begins to give a speech. But the guests would never have expected to hear what he's about to say.

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Bank Robber's Serenade
Bank Robber's Serenade

Nominee - Best Actor Director: Guillaume de Ginestel Runtime: 22 minutes 56 seconds Release date: December 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A bank robber has fallen madly in love with one of the cashiers working at a bank he robbed. Finally overcoming his timidity and overly romantic personality, he decides to kidnap her in order to declare his feelings. His clumsy, sky-masked courtship is a far cry from the customary candlelit dinner...

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The Hag - Bloodline
The Hag - Bloodline

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Chris Borgo Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: October 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A young woman reflects on her childhood, as she struggles with depression, sleep paralysis and a night terror known as the old hag.

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A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

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Bank Robber's Serenade
Bank Robber's Serenade

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Guillaume de Ginestel Runtime: 22 minutes 56 seconds Release date: December 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A bank robber has fallen madly in love with one of the cashiers working at a bank he robbed. Finally overcoming his timidity and overly romantic personality, he decides to kidnap her in order to declare his feelings. His clumsy, sky-masked courtship is a far cry from the customary candlelit dinner...

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Noriko
Noriko

Nominee - Best Actress Director: Christian Jilka Runtime: 29 minutes 59 seconds Release date: January 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Sci-fi Country: Austria Synopsis: "Noriko" tells the story of dystopian future times, at the end of human civilization. Kestas Kukuris lost his wife Dalia and decides to bring her back to life by building her a robot twin. This, however, displeases the communities priest, for in his eyes it is an act of blasphemy.

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The Hag - Bloodline
The Hag - Bloodline

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Chris Borgo Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: October 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A young woman reflects on her childhood, as she struggles with depression, sleep paralysis and a night terror known as the old hag.

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Bank Robber's Serenade
Bank Robber's Serenade

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Guillaume de Ginestel Runtime: 22 minutes 56 seconds Release date: December 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A bank robber has fallen madly in love with one of the cashiers working at a bank he robbed. Finally overcoming his timidity and overly romantic personality, he decides to kidnap her in order to declare his feelings. His clumsy, sky-masked courtship is a far cry from the customary candlelit dinner...

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A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

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Noriko
Noriko

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Christian Jilka Runtime: 29 minutes 59 seconds Release date: January 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Sci-fi Country: Austria Synopsis: "Noriko" tells the story of dystopian future times, at the end of human civilization. Kestas Kukuris lost his wife Dalia and decides to bring her back to life by building her a robot twin. This, however, displeases the communities priest, for in his eyes it is an act of blasphemy.

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Little Thief
Little Thief

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Xavier Guignard Runtime: 16 minutes 49 seconds Release date: November 22, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: What a mistake it is for a woman to wait for a man to build the world that she wants instead of creating it herself Global world, alternative reality, year 2017.

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Consensual
Consensual

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Elisa-Sofia Fioretti Runtime: 11 minutes 8 seconds Release date: April 13, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: College student Mateo attends a party where he unexpectedly finds himself navigating through the pressure of drugs, temptation and self-worth.

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Bank Robber's Serenade
Bank Robber's Serenade

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Guillaume de Ginestel Runtime: 22 minutes 56 seconds Release date: December 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A bank robber has fallen madly in love with one of the cashiers working at a bank he robbed. Finally overcoming his timidity and overly romantic personality, he decides to kidnap her in order to declare his feelings. His clumsy, sky-masked courtship is a far cry from the customary candlelit dinner...

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A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

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The Road
The Road

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Alexsander Baghdasaryan Runtime: 24 minutes 38 seconds Release date: August 24, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Armenia Synopsis: Dilogy of difficult moral choices. Two completely different era, but such similar situations. Failure to comply with an order of a German officer is fraught with death. Sometimes, for the opportunity to stay human cost is extremely high.

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Little Thief
Little Thief

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Xavier Guignard Runtime: 16 minutes 49 seconds Release date: November 22, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: What a mistake it is for a woman to wait for a man to build the world that she wants instead of creating it herself Global world, alternative reality, year 2017.

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Oh, Brother
Oh, Brother

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Vee Shi Runtime: 23 minutes 12 seconds Release date: February 3, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Thriller Country: Australia Synopsis: Oh Brother is a psychological thriller that follows two reclusive brothers through their dysfunctional relationship. Their lives are changed forever when they confront an intruder in the night.

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A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

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Four Stages of Collapse
Four Stages of Collapse

Nominee - Best Editor Director: John T. Williams Runtime: 9 minutes 30 seconds Release date: April 30, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: “Four Stages of Collapse” is an abstract narrative based on a quote by Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin, which reads, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its individualism, its diversity, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within”.

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Agrinoui
Agrinoui

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Alexis Chaviaras Runtime: 19 minutes 40 seconds Release date: October 20, 2015 Genre: Animation Country: Cyprus Synopsis: A young mare visits Cyprus to take part in races. Frustrated from failure, she abandons the racetrack after confronting her strict father. The mare will meet new friends who will try to help her find her lost courage.

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Consensual
Consensual

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Elisa-Sofia Fioretti Runtime: 11 minutes 8 seconds Release date: April 13, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: College student Mateo attends a party where he unexpectedly finds himself navigating through the pressure of drugs, temptation and self-worth.

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The Hag - Bloodline
The Hag - Bloodline

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Chris Borgo Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: October 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A young woman reflects on her childhood, as she struggles with depression, sleep paralysis and a night terror known as the old hag.

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The Hag - Bloodline
The Hag - Bloodline

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Chris Borgo Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: October 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: A young woman reflects on her childhood, as she struggles with depression, sleep paralysis and a night terror known as the old hag.

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Ecate
Ecate

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Tommaso Frangini Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: February 18, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: A Knight, with a shadowy past, is lost in a dense and murky forest. He is found by a Lady who takes care of him, but who also hides a mystery.

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Agrinoui
Agrinoui

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Alexis Chaviaras Runtime: 19 minutes 40 seconds Release date: October 20, 2015 Genre: Animation Country: Cyprus Synopsis: A young mare visits Cyprus to take part in races. Frustrated from failure, she abandons the racetrack after confronting her strict father. The mare will meet new friends who will try to help her find her lost courage.

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A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

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Bank Robber's Serenade
Bank Robber's Serenade

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Guillaume de Ginestel Runtime: 22 minutes 56 seconds Release date: December 13, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A bank robber has fallen madly in love with one of the cashiers working at a bank he robbed. Finally overcoming his timidity and overly romantic personality, he decides to kidnap her in order to declare his feelings. His clumsy, sky-masked courtship is a far cry from the customary candlelit dinner...

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