WINNERS & NOMINEES

NOVEMBER 2017

The Return of the Train
The Return of the Train

WINNER - Best Film Director: Sara Grimaldi Runtime: 25 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A French village in the 1960s. People are living their lives in an everyday manner. Isolated from the outside world, they are waiting for the "event" that will change their lives.

May Day
May Day

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Olivier Magis & Fedrik De Beul Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium Synopsis: In Thierry's living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job... and quickly. But we're in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

Fireflies
Fireflies

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Aram Atkinson Runtime: 3 minutes Release date: June 29, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Camping is a magical time for any child, but for this particular young girl and her father, it is an experience they'll never forget. Fireflies is about the dedication and love of a father to his daughter, and the mysterious and magical things that can happen when you let your imagination run wild.

Blues
Blues

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Fiorenza Salvador Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: September 8, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama, Romance Country: Italy Synopsis: Luca and Teresa are going home after doing the grocery. While Luca is complaining about the supposed discounts at the supermarket, Teresa, suddenly, sees an open gate that leads to a fully furnished garden as if it was an apartment. Curious, she decides to go in, thinking that it's a garden sale.

Methylene
Methylene

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Ferdinand Coste Runtime: 28 minutes 7 seconds Release date: October 12, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama, Romance Country: France Synopsis: Stumbling upon a seedy bar in obscure part of town, Emil is surprised to cross paths with Methylene, a renowned music producer who has been assumed missing or dead. Enticed by adventure and mystery, he decides to follow him...

The Way Home
The Way Home

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Federico Olivetti Runtime: 25 minutes 52 seconds Release date: May 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Michele is a sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebel. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him.

Best Documentary

Belle-Île-en-Mer
Belle-Île-en-Mer

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Phil Comeau Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: October 31, 2016 Genre: Documentary Country: Canada, France Synopsis: Acadians from North America travel to Belle-Île-en-Mer in France, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the deported Acadians. An island situated off the Britanny coast in France, we discover a dispersed community of the Acadian Diaspora.

Standing Rock
Standing Rock

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Gabriel O'Byrne Runtime: 17 minutes 10 seconds Release date: May 10, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Political, Poetic Country: United States Synopsis: Minimal in its narrative form, this is a poetic documentary on what life was like at the Standing Rock campsite during the #NoDAPL protests. It does not aim to educate the audience on why the protests were happening, or where the movement lies today.

Bite
Bite

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Adriana Barbosa & Bruno Mello Castanho Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Brazil Synopsis: Bite is a filmic reverie in homage to the writer-gravedigger Tico, who in a marginal life, searches for an aesthetic and political inspiration. A cinematic response to the written words, a filmic reverie about the reflections brought up by the character.

Best Experimental

A Beautiful Mistake
A Beautiful Mistake

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: Luca Acito Runtime: 2 minutes 58 seconds Release date: August 4, 2017 Genre: Experimental, Student Country: Greece Synopsis: A group of "bad boy" write an apology letter to their mom, to our mom. Filmed and produced by Skopelos International Film Festival for Youth 2017.

Mothman
Mothman

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Matthew Somerville Runtime: 5 minutes 55 seconds Release date: July 1, 2017 Genre: Experimental, Documentary Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: An old man roams the streets of London and contemplating the relationship between moths, light and humanity. As night falls, the moths start to fly. No one really knows why Moths are attracted to light.

Flossenburg
Flossenburg

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Heejoo Kim Runtime: 6 minutes 30 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Experimental, Documentary, Animation Country: Synopsis: Based on one of Philip Markowicz's stories of survival during the Holocaust, his transport to a concentration camp in Flossenburg, Germany.

Best Student Film

Screen Cowboy
Screen Cowboy

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Morgan Guering Runtime: 14 minutes 5 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France Synopsis: A bounty hunter launches into a dangerous quest: to find the icons of his childhood, before modernity definitively makes them disappear.

Beer and Calippo
Beer and Calippo

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Paul Ploberger Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Austria Synopsis: Summer, an old camper and the feeling of freedom. Jojo wants to join her boyfriend Toni on a tour with his band. Her father promised to let her, because she got good marks in school. Everything seems perfect. But Jojo is pregnant, her father finds out and Toni has a crush on the drummer girl...

A Crystal Carol
A Crystal Carol

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Christian Jilka Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds Release date: June 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student, Animation, Fairytale Country: Austria Synopsis: This slavic/polish inspired short film depicts the story of a poor tramp, who one winter's night encounters what seems to be an angel. Enchanted by this girl he follows her, not knowing that a horrific creature is following her as well.

Standing Rock
Standing Rock

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Gabriel O'Byrne Runtime: 17 minutes 10 seconds Release date: May 10, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Political, Poetic Country: United States Synopsis: Minimal in its narrative form, this is a poetic documentary on what life was like at the Standing Rock campsite during the #NoDAPL protests. It does not aim to educate the audience on why the protests were happening, or where the movement lies today.

Best Animation

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Music video

A Beautiful Mistake
A Beautiful Mistake

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Luca Acito Runtime: 2 minutes 58 seconds Release date: August 4, 2017 Genre: Experimental, Student Country: Greece Synopsis: A group of "bad boy" write an apology letter to their mom, to our mom. Filmed and produced by Skopelos International Film Festival for Youth 2017.

The Sunstar
The Sunstar

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Andrey Mousin & Alena Koukoushkina Runtime: 4 minutes Release date: June 25, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: Archaic text describing the mystery of live. Impulsion that changes the borders of the human world. Two unexpectedly for both of them, forgetting all the promises, rushed to each other and not realizing that their impulse is doomed. An intention not to possess, but to release the inner strength.

Sign Remembered
Sign Remembered

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Mariusz Marecki Runtime: 6 minutes 45 seconds Release date: June 15, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Poland Synopsis: Music video for the song Remember Remembered by the band Youth Novels.

Best Director

The Return of the Train
The Return of the Train

WINNER - Best Director Director: Sara Grimaldi Runtime: 25 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A French village in the 1960s. People are living their lives in an everyday manner. Isolated from the outside world, they are waiting for the "event" that will change their lives.

Blues
Blues

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Fiorenza Salvador Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: September 8, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama, Romance Country: Italy Synopsis: Luca and Teresa are going home after doing the grocery. While Luca is complaining about the supposed discounts at the supermarket, Teresa, suddenly, sees an open gate that leads to a fully furnished garden as if it was an apartment. Curious, she decides to go in, thinking that it's a garden sale.

Fireflies
Fireflies

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Aram Atkinson Runtime: 3 minutes Release date: June 29, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Camping is a magical time for any child, but for this particular young girl and her father, it is an experience they'll never forget. Fireflies is about the dedication and love of a father to his daughter, and the mysterious and magical things that can happen when you let your imagination run wild.

Screen Cowboy
Screen Cowboy

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Morgan Guering Runtime: 14 minutes 5 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France Synopsis: A bounty hunter launches into a dangerous quest: to find the icons of his childhood, before modernity definitively makes them disappear.

Roommate
Roommate

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Rodrigo Lages Runtime: 16 minutes 14 seconds Release date: October 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Brazil Synopsis: Unexpected events take place after a young woman forgets her keys outside her door.

Best Actor

May Day
May Day

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Olivier Magis & Fedrik De Beul Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium Synopsis: In Thierry's living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job... and quickly. But we're in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

Unforgotten
Unforgotten

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Alexander Wilson-Flynn Runtime: 15 minutes 15 seconds Release date: February 24, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Ireland, Canada Synopsis: An elderly man near the end of his life passes lonely days in an old folk's home writing letters to an old friend. But the arrival of a new occupant in the home reopens doors to the past and changes everything.

The Way Home
The Way Home

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Federico Olivetti Runtime: 25 minutes 52 seconds Release date: May 26, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Michele is a sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebel. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him.

The Return of the Train
The Return of the Train

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Sara Grimaldi Runtime: 25 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A French village in the 1960s. People are living their lives in an everyday manner. Isolated from the outside world, they are waiting for the "event" that will change their lives.

Best Actress

The Return of the Train
The Return of the Train

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Sara Grimaldi Runtime: 25 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A French village in the 1960s. People are living their lives in an everyday manner. Isolated from the outside world, they are waiting for the "event" that will change their lives.

Seher
Seher

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Manas Shashidharan Jacob Runtime: 18 minutes 44 seconds Release date: July 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: India Synopsis: Seher is a narrative fiction short film written and directed by Manas Shashidharan Jacob that takes you on a journey with Rubina , a young girl from the underbelly of Mumbai who boards a taxi driven by Usmaan ,a pleasant old man with a warm demeanor.

Roommate
Roommate

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Rodrigo Lages Runtime: 16 minutes 14 seconds Release date: October 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Brazil Synopsis: Unexpected events take place after a young woman forgets her keys outside her door.

Beer and Calippo
Beer and Calippo

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Paul Ploberger Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Austria Synopsis: Summer, an old camper and the feeling of freedom. Jojo wants to join her boyfriend Toni on a tour with his band. Her father promised to let her, because she got good marks in school. Everything seems perfect. But Jojo is pregnant, her father finds out and Toni has a crush on the drummer girl...

Best Web Short

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Cinematography

Methylene
Methylene

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Ferdinand Coste Runtime: 28 minutes 7 seconds Release date: October 12, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama, Romance Country: France Synopsis: Stumbling upon a seedy bar in obscure part of town, Emil is surprised to cross paths with Methylene, a renowned music producer who has been assumed missing or dead. Enticed by adventure and mystery, he decides to follow him...

The Return of the Train
The Return of the Train

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Sara Grimaldi Runtime: 25 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A French village in the 1960s. People are living their lives in an everyday manner. Isolated from the outside world, they are waiting for the "event" that will change their lives.

Blues
Blues

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Fiorenza Salvador Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: September 8, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama, Romance Country: Italy Synopsis: Luca and Teresa are going home after doing the grocery. While Luca is complaining about the supposed discounts at the supermarket, Teresa, suddenly, sees an open gate that leads to a fully furnished garden as if it was an apartment. Curious, she decides to go in, thinking that it's a garden sale.

9to5
9to5

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Filippos Tsapekis Runtime: 12 minutes 1 second Release date: June 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Greece Synopsis: A world in which prohibited to be tired.

May Day
May Day

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Olivier Magis & Fedrik De Beul Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium Synopsis: In Thierry's living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job... and quickly. But we're in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

Seher
Seher

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Manas Shashidharan Jacob Runtime: 18 minutes 44 seconds Release date: July 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: India Synopsis: Seher is a narrative fiction short film written and directed by Manas Shashidharan Jacob that takes you on a journey with Rubina , a young girl from the underbelly of Mumbai who boards a taxi driven by Usmaan ,a pleasant old man with a warm demeanor.

Best Editor

9to5
9to5

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Filippos Tsapekis Runtime: 12 minutes 1 second Release date: June 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Greece Synopsis: A world in which prohibited to be tired.

Belle-Île-en-Mer
Belle-Île-en-Mer

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Phil Comeau Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: October 31, 2016 Genre: Documentary Country: Canada, France Synopsis: Acadians from North America travel to Belle-Île-en-Mer in France, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the deported Acadians. An island situated off the Britanny coast in France, we discover a dispersed community of the Acadian Diaspora.

A Crystal Carol
A Crystal Carol

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Christian Jilka Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds Release date: June 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student, Animation, Fairytale Country: Austria Synopsis: This slavic/polish inspired short film depicts the story of a poor tramp, who one winter's night encounters what seems to be an angel. Enchanted by this girl he follows her, not knowing that a horrific creature is following her as well.

Screen Cowboy
Screen Cowboy

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Morgan Guering Runtime: 14 minutes 5 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: France Synopsis: A bounty hunter launches into a dangerous quest: to find the icons of his childhood, before modernity definitively makes them disappear.

Best Screenplay

The Return of the Train
The Return of the Train

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Sara Grimaldi Runtime: 25 minutes 35 seconds Release date: October 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A French village in the 1960s. People are living their lives in an everyday manner. Isolated from the outside world, they are waiting for the "event" that will change their lives.

Fireflies
Fireflies

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Aram Atkinson Runtime: 3 minutes Release date: June 29, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: United Kingdom Synopsis: Camping is a magical time for any child, but for this particular young girl and her father, it is an experience they'll never forget. Fireflies is about the dedication and love of a father to his daughter, and the mysterious and magical things that can happen when you let your imagination run wild.

May Day
May Day

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Olivier Magis & Fedrik De Beul Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Belgium Synopsis: In Thierry's living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job... and quickly. But we're in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

Blues
Blues

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Fiorenza Salvador Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: September 8, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama, Romance Country: Italy Synopsis: Luca and Teresa are going home after doing the grocery. While Luca is complaining about the supposed discounts at the supermarket, Teresa, suddenly, sees an open gate that leads to a fully furnished garden as if it was an apartment. Curious, she decides to go in, thinking that it's a garden sale.

Best Original Score

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Film