WINNERS & NOMINEES

MAY 2017

Between the Sea and the Bark
Between the Sea and the Bark

WINNER - Best Film Director: Mathieu Cyr Runtime: 15 minutes 42 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Gaspésie, late 80’s. Claire’s parents, Jenny and Walter are in obvious despair. A few months after the break-up, Jenny is trying to pull away from Walter, but he refuses to let her go. After Claire is dropped off to spend a weekend at his place, Walter gets drunk at the village motel.

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

Runner-up - Best Film Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Honeymoon
Honeymoon

Runner-up - Best Film Director: Anaëlle Morf Runtime: 3 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 19, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: A man and a woman meet in a bar for the first time.

Thanks For Everything
Thanks For Everything

Nominee - Best Film Director: Frank Aron Gårdsø Runtime: 29 minutes 50 seconds Release date: April 22, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Norway Synopsis: After a series of coincidences two strangers happen to meet on a deserted bridge at night. They have little in common but they do share one thing.

Man is Cruel
Man is Cruel

Nominee - Best Film Director: Gustav Bondeson Runtime: 5 minutes 25 seconds Release date: April 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Sweden Synopsis: One sect member's last chance to turn back from evil.

Kali
Kali

Nominee - Best Film Director: Sabine Molenaar Runtime: 11 minutes 49 seconds Release date: August 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Video Art Country: Netherlands, Belgium Synopsis: In the fringe where you dance with your shadow, where being naked flows seamlessly into being masked, wavering between illusion and disillusion, three female figures try to find a harmony in their longing for intimacy and the return to the 'untouched’.

Best Documentary

Your Attention, Please
Your Attention, Please

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Brigitte Grüter Runtime: 16 minutes 27 seconds Release date: June 24, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Philipp is 13 and Maxi 7 – both have been diagnosed with the so-called attention deficit hyperactive disorder, ADHD. While Philipp has already mostly learnt to cope with and adapt to our society, Maxi is constantly juggling with being exuberantly charming and having far too many ideas.

Dying For A Living
Dying For A Living

Nominee - Best Documentary Director: Adriana Falcinelli Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: January 4, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A sensitive, contrasting portrait of Shaun Morris, a 57 year old extroverted undertaker living hand-to-mouth in Southampton. Surviving on a zero hours contract, the opportunity of a permanent job appears which could change his life dramatically.

The Last Warriors
The Last Warriors

Nominee - Best Documentary Director: Valentina Ippolito Runtime: 11 minutes 32 seconds Release date: July 23, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Student, Experimental Country: China Synopsis: Set in the thickly forested mountains of Guizhou Province among the wooden houses of the Miao people of Basha village, The Last Chinese Warriors is an episodic short film exploring the gendering of Miao warrior culture throughout the circle of life.

Best Experimental

Kali
Kali

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: Sabine Molenaar Runtime: 11 minutes 49 seconds Release date: August 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Video Art Country: Netherlands, Belgium Synopsis: In the fringe where you dance with your shadow, where being naked flows seamlessly into being masked, wavering between illusion and disillusion, three female figures try to find a harmony in their longing for intimacy and the return to the 'untouched’.

Control
Control

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Aimie Willemse Runtime: 4 minutes 44 seconds Release date: October 7, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Locked in a dance of mesmerising mimicry, a girl has to fight against her captor's mysterious powers of possession in order to save her life. Written and directed by Aimie Willemse, this project proved to be an exciting challenge in balancing movement and narration.

The Muse Will Find You Working
The Muse Will Find You Working

Nominee - Best Experimental Director: Wade Koch Runtime: 11 minutes 50 seconds Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: United States Synopsis: A lonely author unravels while a hole in her wall grows.

Best Student Film

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Native Immigration
Native Immigration

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Eric Romero Runtime: 15 minutes 17 seconds Release date: January 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Comedy Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A mockumentary about a new shocking phenomenon named by the experts as 'Native Immigration'. We will put a face to people like Manuel, Olamilekan and Chen Lee, whose life took a 180 degree turn when they discovered that...they are immigrants.

Your Attention, Please
Your Attention, Please

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Brigitte Grüter Runtime: 16 minutes 27 seconds Release date: June 24, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Philipp is 13 and Maxi 7 – both have been diagnosed with the so-called attention deficit hyperactive disorder, ADHD. While Philipp has already mostly learnt to cope with and adapt to our society, Maxi is constantly juggling with being exuberantly charming and having far too many ideas.

Dying For A Living
Dying For A Living

Nominee - Best Student Film Director: Adriana Falcinelli Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: January 4, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Student Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A sensitive, contrasting portrait of Shaun Morris, a 57 year old extroverted undertaker living hand-to-mouth in Southampton. Surviving on a zero hours contract, the opportunity of a permanent job appears which could change his life dramatically.

Best Music video

Varsovie - Lydia Litvak
Varsovie - Lydia Litvak

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Rytis Titas Runtime: 5 minutes 14 seconds Release date: February 5, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Lithuania Synopsis: Official music video for a song "Lydia Litvak" by VARSOVIE, a post-punk rock band from Grenoble, France.

Funkstörung - All the Things
Funkstörung - All the Things

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Marlene Reischl & Katharina Pichler Runtime: 2 minutes 24 seconds Release date: January 30, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Austria Synopsis: All the Things visualizes the relationship of two protagonists in an abstract way. It tries to deal with conflicts and therefore merges imagination and reality.

Wedding Crashers – Good Man
Wedding Crashers – Good Man

Nominee - Best Music Video Director: Risto Lampivuo & Wedding Crashers Runtime: 4 minutes 30 seconds Release date: April 6, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Finland Synopsis: In search for music video material, Finnish band Wedding Crashers remembered guitarist/singer Esa Pottonen's father talking about short films he'd made with his friends in the 1960s as a student in Joensuu, a small town in Eastern Finland.

Best Animation

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Director

Between the sea and the Bark
Between the sea and the Bark

WINNER - Best Director Director: Mathieu Cyr Runtime: 15 minutes 42 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Gaspésie, late 80’s. Claire’s parents, Jenny and Walter are in obvious despair. A few months after the break-up, Jenny is trying to pull away from Walter, but he refuses to let her go. After Claire is dropped off to spend a weekend at his place, Walter gets drunk at the village motel.

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

Nominee - Best Director Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Honeymoon
Honeymoon

Nominee - Best Director Director: Anaëlle Morf Runtime: 3 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 19, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: A man and a woman meet in a bar for the first time.

Your Attention, Please
Your Attention, Please

Nominee - Best Director Director: Brigitte Grüter Runtime: 16 minutes 27 seconds Release date: June 24, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: Philipp is 13 and Maxi 7 – both have been diagnosed with the so-called attention deficit hyperactive disorder, ADHD. While Philipp has already mostly learnt to cope with and adapt to our society, Maxi is constantly juggling with being exuberantly charming and having far too many ideas.

Thanks For Everything
Thanks For Everything

Nominee - Best Director Director: Frank Aron Gårdsø Runtime: 29 minutes 50 seconds Release date: April 22, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Norway Synopsis: After a series of coincidences two strangers happen to meet on a deserted bridge at night. They have little in common but they do share one thing.

Kali
Kali

Nominee - Best Director Director: Sabine Molenaar Runtime: 11 minutes 49 seconds Release date: August 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Video Art Country: Netherlands, Belgium Synopsis: In the fringe where you dance with your shadow, where being naked flows seamlessly into being masked, wavering between illusion and disillusion, three female figures try to find a harmony in their longing for intimacy and the return to the 'untouched’.

Best Actor

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

WINNER - Best Actor - Moussa Sylla - Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Between the Sea and the Bark
Between the Sea and the Bark

Nominee - Best Actor - Kevin Parent - Director: Mathieu Cyr Runtime: 15 minutes 42 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Gaspésie, late 80’s. Claire’s parents, Jenny and Walter are in obvious despair. A few months after the break-up, Jenny is trying to pull away from Walter, but he refuses to let her go. After Claire is dropped off to spend a weekend at his place, Walter gets drunk at the village motel.

Thanks For Everything
Thanks For Everything

Nominee - Best Actor - Hans Jacob Sand - Director: Frank Aron Gårdsø Runtime: 29 minutes 50 seconds Release date: April 22, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Norway Synopsis: After a series of coincidences two strangers happen to meet on a deserted bridge at night. They have little in common but they do share one thing.

The Arrangement of the Millimeter
The Arrangement of the Millimeter

Nominee - Best Actor - Salvatore Palombi - Director: Andrea Sestu & Matteo Brizzi Runtime: 17 minutes 26 seconds Release date: June 20, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Italy Synopsis: The life of a surveyor, meticulously organized second by second, millimeter by millimeter, is forever changed fortuitous encounter with a street musician.

Best Actress

Honeymoon
Honeymoon

WINNER - Best Actress - Camille Bouzaglo - Director: Anaëlle Morf Runtime: 3 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 19, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: A man and a woman meet in a bar for the first time.

The Muse Will Find You Working
The Muse Will Find You Working

Nominee - Best Actress - Jane McElroy - Director: Wade Koch Runtime: 11 minutes 50 seconds Release date: December 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: United States Synopsis: A lonely author unravels while a hole in her wall grows.

Solitude
Solitude

Nominee - Best Actress - Maggie Blinco - Director: Michael Raso Runtime: 6 minutes 43 seconds Release date: October 1, 2015 Genre: Fiction Country: Australia Synopsis: Margaret is an 80 year old widow who spends each day visiting her local train station. She pleasantly sits on a bench absorbing the surroundings which give her a lot of bliss. The staff are aware of her presence and give her something significant in an envelope, hoping she'll no longer return. What's in the envelope?

Best Web Short

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Cinematography

Between the Sea and the Bark
Between the Sea and the Bark

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Mathieu Cyr Runtime: 15 minutes 42 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Gaspésie, late 80’s. Claire’s parents, Jenny and Walter are in obvious despair. A few months after the break-up, Jenny is trying to pull away from Walter, but he refuses to let her go. After Claire is dropped off to spend a weekend at his place, Walter gets drunk at the village motel.

Thanks For Everything
Thanks For Everything

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Frank Aron Gårdsø Runtime: 29 minutes 50 seconds Release date: April 22, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Norway Synopsis: After a series of coincidences two strangers happen to meet on a deserted bridge at night. They have little in common but they do share one thing.

Kali
Kali

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Sabine Molenaar Runtime: 11 minutes 49 seconds Release date: August 11, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental, Video Art Country: Netherlands, Belgium Synopsis: In the fringe where you dance with your shadow, where being naked flows seamlessly into being masked, wavering between illusion and disillusion, three female figures try to find a harmony in their longing for intimacy and the return to the 'untouched’.

Man is Cruel
Man is Cruel

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Gustav Bondeson Runtime: 5 minutes 25 seconds Release date: April 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Sweden Synopsis: One sect member's last chance to turn back from evil.

I Will Crush You & Go To Hell
I Will Crush You & Go To Hell

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Fabio Soares & Célia Paysan Runtime: 22 minutes 25 seconds Release date: April 8, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France, Spain Synopsis: At their father’s funeral, Colorado and Louise Fox discover the existence of an exclusive and mysterious heiress: Apple Pie. Together, they set out to find who she is and hit the road to get the money back…

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

Nominee - Best Cinematography Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Best Screenplay

Honeymoon
Honeymoon

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Anaëlle Morf Runtime: 3 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 19, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: A man and a woman meet in a bar for the first time.

Native Immigration
Native Immigration

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Eric Romero Runtime: 15 minutes 17 seconds Release date: January 10, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student, Comedy Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: A mockumentary about a new shocking phenomenon named by the experts as 'Native Immigration'. We will put a face to people like Manuel, Olamilekan and Chen Lee, whose life took a 180 degree turn when they discovered that...they are immigrants.

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Between the Sea and the Bark
Between the Sea and the Bark

Nominee - Best Screenplay Director: Mathieu Cyr Runtime: 15 minutes 42 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Gaspésie, late 80’s. Claire’s parents, Jenny and Walter are in obvious despair. A few months after the break-up, Jenny is trying to pull away from Walter, but he refuses to let her go. After Claire is dropped off to spend a weekend at his place, Walter gets drunk at the village motel.

Best Editor

I Will Crush You & Go To Hell
I Will Crush You & Go To Hell

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Fabio Soares & Célia Paysan Runtime: 22 minutes 25 seconds Release date: April 8, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France, Spain Synopsis: At their father’s funeral, Colorado and Louise Fox discover the existence of an exclusive and mysterious heiress: Apple Pie. Together, they set out to find who she is and hit the road to get the money back…

Honeymoon
Honeymoon

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Anaëlle Morf Runtime: 3 minutes 46 seconds Release date: January 19, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Switzerland Synopsis: A man and a woman meet in a bar for the first time.

Between the Sea and the Bark
Between the Sea and the Bark

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Mathieu Cyr Runtime: 15 minutes 42 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Gaspésie, late 80’s. Claire’s parents, Jenny and Walter are in obvious despair. A few months after the break-up, Jenny is trying to pull away from Walter, but he refuses to let her go. After Claire is dropped off to spend a weekend at his place, Walter gets drunk at the village motel.

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Man is Cruel
Man is Cruel

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Gustav Bondeson Runtime: 5 minutes 25 seconds Release date: April 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Sweden Synopsis: One sect member's last chance to turn back from evil.

Found
Found

Nominee - Best Editor Director: Sunny Bahia Runtime: 10 minutes Release date: June 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Horror Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Abandoned in the basement of a ruined building, a young, vulnerable man stumbles alone into a strange, uncertain world and tries to make sense of the dream like memories of his past.

Best Original Score

A State of Emergency
A State of Emergency

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Tarek Roehlinger Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany, France Synopsis: This is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Between the sea and the Bark
Between the sea and the Bark

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Mathieu Cyr Runtime: 15 minutes 42 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Canada Synopsis: Gaspésie, late 80’s. Claire’s parents, Jenny and Walter are in obvious despair. A few months after the break-up, Jenny is trying to pull away from Walter, but he refuses to let her go. After Claire is dropped off to spend a weekend at his place, Walter gets drunk at the village motel.

Thanks For Everything
Thanks For Everything

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Frank Aron Gårdsø Runtime: 29 minutes 50 seconds Release date: April 22, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Norway Synopsis: After a series of coincidences two strangers happen to meet on a deserted bridge at night. They have little in common but they do share one thing.

Man is Cruel
Man is Cruel

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Gustav Bondeson Runtime: 5 minutes 25 seconds Release date: April 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Sweden Synopsis: One sect member's last chance to turn back from evil.

Found
Found

Nominee - Best Original Score Director: Sunny Bahia Runtime: 10 minutes Release date: June 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Horror Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Abandoned in the basement of a ruined building, a young, vulnerable man stumbles alone into a strange, uncertain world and tries to make sense of the dream like memories of his past.

Best Film