WINNERS & NOMINEES

OCTOBER 2017

Nikki Marianne
Nikki Marianne

WINNER - Best Film Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

Sons of
Sons of

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Karas Charlotte & Le Mer Thierry Runtime: 19 minutes 18 seconds Release date: March 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: In an orphanage, about 20 children. We can hear their wonderings, see them fight to be chosen, guess their fears and their dream to be part of a family. Why not put them online, in order to boost their adoption ?

I feel like dancing
I feel like dancing

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Rafael Haider Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Austria Synopsis: There was a fire in Alyosha's apartment. Everything is ruined. Later in the evening he goes to a party at his house. He needs a little distraction. Maybe he's even going to dance.

FIFO
FIFO

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Sacha Ferbus & Jeremy Puffet Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student, Drama, Social Country: Belgium Synopsis: First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed.

The Cricket and the Ant
The Cricket and the Ant

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Julia Ritschel Runtime: 15 minutes 8 seconds Release date: January 19, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Right before graduation, 18-year old student Lena is interested in only one thing: French. However, she doesnʼt actually care for the language itself, her enthusiasm really lies in her teacher Katharina. The two disparate women bond through a secret love, which is brought to an end when Katharina chooses to go back to her old ways.

Best Documentary

Who Will Lay The White-Clad Tables
Who Will Lay The White-Clad Tables

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Kristiāna Stepanoviča Runtime: 15 minutes 27 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Student Country: Latvia, United Kingdom Synopsis: A short documentary film about causes and effects of migration in Latvia. Four characters, who are connected to a tiny Baltic country Latvia, share their feelings, experience and opinion about the meaning and belonging to their motherland.

One Mother's Fire - The Gail Minger Story
One Mother's Fire - The Gail Minger Story

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Diana Nicolae Runtime: 25 minutes 45 seconds Release date: June 7, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: United States Synopsis: In the early morning hours of September 18, 1998, fire broke out on the campus of Murray State University in Kentucky. Nineteen-year-old music and journalism student Michael Minger, who suffered from spatial disorientation and was mildly autistic, died in the fire.

Street Racers
Street Racers

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Aurélien Heilbronn Runtime: 9 minutes 9 seconds Release date: August 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: United States, Dominican Republic Synopsis: Street Racers is an intimate short film documenting the illegal motorbiking culture in the Dominican Republic. The film follows a gang of teens who risk their lives to entertain themselves, blocking off motorways and hitting high speeds on small custom bikes.

Best Experimental

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Student Film

I feel like dancing
I feel like dancing

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Rafael Haider Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Austria Synopsis: There was a fire in Alyosha's apartment. Everything is ruined. Later in the evening he goes to a party at his house. He needs a little distraction. Maybe he's even going to dance.

FIFO
FIFO

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Sacha Ferbus & Jeremy Puffet Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student, Drama, Social Country: Belgium Synopsis: First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed.

Who Will Lay The White-Clad Tables
Who Will Lay The White-Clad Tables

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Kristiāna Stepanoviča Runtime: 15 minutes 27 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Student Country: Latvia, United Kingdom Synopsis: A short documentary film about causes and effects of migration in Latvia. Four characters, who are connected to a tiny Baltic country Latvia, share their feelings, experience and opinion about the meaning and belonging to their motherland.

Y
Y

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Gina Wenzel Runtime: 23 minutes 36 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Germany Synopsis: Laura is a self-confident young woman, a member of the new “Me Me Me Generation“, also known as “Generation Y”. Spoilt for choice by life’s abundance of options, Laura has lost track of her own aims and ideals. She’s always looking for something, she just doesn't know what. One night she meets Safi, who has fled her homeland.

Best Animation

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Music video

David Sevrin - Lifeline
David Sevrin - Lifeline

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Katiana Zachariou Runtime: 3 minutes 30 seconds Release date: July 21, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Germany Synopsis: A dark narrative that explores the shirting dynamics of love, jealousy and guilt between three friends.

DJ Béeso - Daylight
DJ Béeso - Daylight

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Charine P Gonzales Runtime: 3 minutes 8 seconds Release date: September 6, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: United States Synopsis: A Native American / Indigenous made experimental kaleidoscopic music video featuring breakdance and mixed painting artwork.

Birdnest Hair
Birdnest Hair

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Matthew Hsu & Ashleigh Djokic Runtime: 4 minutes 20 seconds Release date: September 12, 2017 Genre: Music Video, Animation, Experimental Country: Australia Synopsis: ‘Birdnest Hair’ is a playful and sonically exuberant celebration of womanhood and scrappy optimists, inspired by the incredible women in Matt’s life and a newly minted god-daughter, Wednesday.

Best Director

Sons of
Sons of

WINNER - Best Director Director: Karas Charlotte & Le Mer Thierry Runtime: 19 minutes 18 seconds Release date: March 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: In an orphanage, about 20 children. We can hear their wonderings, see them fight to be chosen, guess their fears and their dream to be part of a family. Why not put them online, in order to boost their adoption?

Nikki Marianne
Nikki Marianne

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

I feel like dancing
I feel like dancing

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Rafael Haider Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Austria Synopsis: There was a fire in Alyosha's apartment. Everything is ruined. Later in the evening he goes to a party at his house. He needs a little distraction. Maybe he's even going to dance.

Who Will Lay The White-Clad Tables
Who Will Lay The White-Clad Tables

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Kristiāna Stepanoviča Runtime: 15 minutes 27 seconds Release date: September 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Student Country: Latvia, United Kingdom Synopsis: A short documentary film about causes and effects of migration in Latvia. Four characters, who are connected to a tiny Baltic country Latvia, share their feelings, experience and opinion about the meaning and belonging to their motherland.

Best Actor

Anna e Marco...and the deep blue sea
Anna e Marco...and the deep blue sea

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Pietro Birindelli Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: August 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: ‘Anna e Marco’, based on "Danny and the deep blue sea" by John Patrick Shanley, is a neorealistic story of a chance encounter between two people on the edge of breakdown. Set in the outskirts of Rome and more precisely in the areas of Pigneto, Mandrione and Appia where Pasolini shot many of his movies including ‘Accattone’.

Nikki Marianne
Nikki Marianne

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

I feel like dancing
I feel like dancing

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Rafael Haider Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Austria Synopsis: There was a fire in Alyosha's apartment. Everything is ruined. Later in the evening he goes to a party at his house. He needs a little distraction. Maybe he's even going to dance.

FIFO
FIFO

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Sacha Ferbus & Jeremy Puffet Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: September 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student, Drama, Social Country: Belgium Synopsis: First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed.

Best Actress

Anna e Marco...and the deep blue sea
Anna e Marco...and the deep blue sea

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Pietro Birindelli Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: August 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: ‘Anna e Marco’, based on "Danny and the deep blue sea" by John Patrick Shanley, is a neorealistic story of a chance encounter between two people on the edge of breakdown. Set in the outskirts of Rome and more precisely in the areas of Pigneto, Mandrione and Appia where Pasolini shot many of his movies including ‘Accattone’.

The Cricket and the Ant
The Cricket and the Ant

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Julia Ritschel Runtime: 15 minutes 8 seconds Release date: January 19, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Right before graduation, 18-year old student Lena is interested in only one thing: French. However, she doesnʼt actually care for the language itself, her enthusiasm really lies in her teacher Katharina. The two disparate women bond through a secret love, which is brought to an end when Katharina chooses to go back to her old ways.

NIKKI MARIANNE
NIKKI MARIANNE

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

Y
Y

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Gina Wenzel Runtime: 23 minutes 36 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Germany Synopsis: Laura is a self-confident young woman, a member of the new “Me Me Me Generation“, also known as “Generation Y”. Spoilt for choice by life’s abundance of options, Laura has lost track of her own aims and ideals. She’s always looking for something, she just doesn't know what. One night she meets Safi, who has fled her homeland.

Best Web Short

NO NOMINATIONS

Best Cinematography

Nikki Marianne
Nikki Marianne

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

Castwalk
Castwalk

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Carlo Giordano Runtime: 3 minutes 27 seconds Release date: June 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Sci-fi, Fashion Country: France Synopsis: In 2027, aspiring fashion models are cast by a machine, through a process of unnatural selection...

Sons of
Sons of

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Karas Charlotte & Le Mer Thierry Runtime: 19 minutes 18 seconds Release date: March 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: In an orphanage, about 20 children. We can hear their wonderings, see them fight to be chosen, guess their fears and their dream to be part of a family. Why not put them online, in order to boost their adoption?

I feel like dancing
I feel like dancing

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Rafael Haider Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Austria Synopsis: There was a fire in Alyosha's apartment. Everything is ruined. Later in the evening he goes to a party at his house. He needs a little distraction. Maybe he's even going to dance.

The Cricket and the Ant
The Cricket and the Ant

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Julia Ritschel Runtime: 15 minutes 8 seconds Release date: January 19, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Right before graduation, 18-year old student Lena is interested in only one thing: French. However, she doesnʼt actually care for the language itself, her enthusiasm really lies in her teacher Katharina. The two disparate women bond through a secret love, which is brought to an end when Katharina chooses to go back to her old ways.

Best Editor

Nikki Marianne
Nikki Marianne

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

Castwalk
Castwalk

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Carlo Giordano Runtime: 3 minutes 27 seconds Release date: June 15, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Sci-fi, Fashion Country: France Synopsis: In 2027, aspiring fashion models are cast by a machine, through a process of unnatural selection...

Screaming At Stars
Screaming At Stars

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Richie Moore Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: August 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Sci-fi, Drama Country: Thailand Synopsis: On one of their first dates, Lilly and Craig gaze up at the night sky. Craig affectionately tells Lilly about star light, how the mere act of looking into the cosmos is a kind of transcendence. Craig a brilliant young scientist will soon be embarking on a another kind of transcendence. He has discovered how to travel to parallel dimensions.

Best Screenplay

Sons of
Sons of

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Karas Charlotte & Le Mer Thierry Runtime: 19 minutes 18 seconds Release date: March 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: In an orphanage, about 20 children. We can hear their wonderings, see them fight to be chosen, guess their fears and their dream to be part of a family. Why not put them online, in order to boost their adoption?

Nikki Marianne
Nikki Marianne

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

The Cricket and the Ant
The Cricket and the Ant

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Julia Ritschel Runtime: 15 minutes 8 seconds Release date: January 19, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Right before graduation, 18-year old student Lena is interested in only one thing: French. However, she doesnʼt actually care for the language itself, her enthusiasm really lies in her teacher Katharina. The two disparate women bond through a secret love, which is brought to an end when Katharina chooses to go back to her old ways.

Y
Y

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Gina Wenzel Runtime: 23 minutes 36 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Germany Synopsis: Laura is a self-confident young woman, a member of the new “Me Me Me Generation“, also known as “Generation Y”. Spoilt for choice by life’s abundance of options, Laura has lost track of her own aims and ideals. She’s always looking for something, she just doesn't know what. One night she meets Safi, who has fled her homeland.

Best Original Score

NIKKI MARIANNE
NIKKI MARIANNE

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release date: February 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...

SKIN
SKIN

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Panos Katsimperis Runtime: 17 minutes 18 seconds Release date: November 5, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Sci-fi, Drama, Social Country: Greece Synopsis: Eleni, an 11 year-old girl, faces the changes in her family and social environment, after she's infected by a rare illness that periodically turns any human organism into a robotic one.

The Cricket and the Ant
The Cricket and the Ant

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Julia Ritschel Runtime: 15 minutes 8 seconds Release date: January 19, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Germany Synopsis: Right before graduation, 18-year old student Lena is interested in only one thing: French. However, she doesnʼt actually care for the language itself, her enthusiasm really lies in her teacher Katharina. The two disparate women bond through a secret love, which is brought to an end when Katharina chooses to go back to her old ways.

Sons of
Sons of

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Karas Charlotte & Le Mer Thierry Runtime: 19 minutes 18 seconds Release date: March 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: In an orphanage, about 20 children. We can hear their wonderings, see them fight to be chosen, guess their fears and their dream to be part of a family. Why not put them online, in order to boost their adoption?

Best Film