WINNERS & NOMINEES

SEPTEMBER 2017

Just After Midnight
Just After Midnight

WINNER - Best Film Director: Jean-Raymond Garcia Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: May 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight. Her first attempt is a failure.

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Something more Banal
Something more Banal

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Shalini Adnani Runtime: 10 minutes Release date: November 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom, Chile Synopsis: In an unusual working morning, people sit and wait, contemplating life, and the dead man hanging in front of them in a Mexican factory.

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Eventide
Eventide

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Brazil Synopsis: A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences.

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Narcis and Fifi
Narcis and Fifi

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Serban Racoviteanu Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: July 13, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Romania Synopsis: Narcis is in a lot of trouble with some gangsters over a 2.000 euro debt. He has one hour to come up with the money and the only reasonable solution is to “borrow” the money from his mother-in-law without her knowing so.

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Unexpected
Unexpected

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Jessy Langlois Runtime: 11 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 17, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Sebastian celebrates his birthday today. He does not know yet but some friends prepared him a surprise. A surprise that will unfold in a very unexpected way.

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AXioMA
AXioMA

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Elisa Possenti Runtime: 14 minutes 58 seconds Release date: March 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: An accident and the inability to walk belong to the protagonist’s past as axioms, postulates that do not need to be explained. Each and every one of us is somehow touched by disability.

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Best Documentary

Nanlaban
Nanlaban

HONORABLE MENTION - Best Documentary Director: Shaun Swingler Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: March 16, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: South Africa Synopsis: A short film that looks at the devastating drug war in the Philippines through the eyes of a wife, a mother, and a body collector.

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Best Experimental

Eventide
Eventide

WINNER - Best Experimental Film Director: Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Brazil Synopsis: A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences.

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Ciel
Ciel

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Cosima Sales Runtime: 9 minutes 58 seconds Release date: October 22, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Ciel tells the ending of a first love. Chloé is haunted by memories, visions, fantasies and wonders how to get over it without forgetting everything...

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Bob in the Rain and the Lizard of Hope
Bob in the Rain and the Lizard of Hope

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Maria Chiara Venturini Runtime: 3 minutes 28 seconds Release date: May 22, 2017 Genre: Music Video, Experimental Country: United States Synopsis: The Story of a man that battles the nightmares living on his head.

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Best Student Film

Something More Banal
Something More Banal

WINNER - Best Student Film Director: Shalini Adnani Runtime: 10 minutes Release date: November 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom, Chile Synopsis: In an unusual working morning, people sit and wait, contemplating life, and the dead man hanging in front of them in a Mexican factory.

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Narcis and Fifi
Narcis and Fifi

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Serban Racoviteanu Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: July 13, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Romania Synopsis: Narcis is in a lot of trouble with some gangsters over a 2.000 euro debt. He has one hour to come up with the money and the only reasonable solution is to “borrow” the money from his mother-in-law without her knowing so.

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There Was a Place
There Was a Place

NOMINEE - Best Student Film Director: Irene Garces Runtime: 14 minutes 5 seconds Release date: April 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United States Synopsis: Carlos has lived for years remote from the site near the sea where he and his family grew by an aversion to the figure of his father. When he dies, Carlos returns to face his disappearance in a way to reconnect with a part of his past that seems lost.

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Best Animation

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Best Music video

A Definite Maybe
A Definite Maybe

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Miki Michael Yaron Runtime: 3 minutes 29 seconds Release date: June 21, 2017 Genre: Music Video, Romance, Light Comedy Country: Israel Synopsis: Can a brief look into someone's online life can really tell us everything we need to know? You probably know the answer...

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Bob in the Rain and the Lizard of Hope
Bob in the Rain and the Lizard of Hope

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Maria Chiara Venturini Runtime: 3 minutes 28 seconds Release date: May 22, 2017 Genre: Music Video, Experimental Country: United States Synopsis: The Story of a man that battles the nightmares living on his head.

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Can't Sleep
Can't Sleep

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Aaron Moloney Runtime: 5 minutes 48 seconds Release date: August 3, 2017 Genre: Music Video, Drama Country: Ireland Synopsis: A boy with insomnia realises his addiction of illustrating a mysterious car, and struggles to break free.

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Best Director

Just After Midnight
Just After Midnight

WINNER - Best Director Director: Jean-Raymond Garcia Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: May 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight. Her first attempt is a failure.

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Eventide
Eventide

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Brazil Synopsis: A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences.

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Unexpected
Unexpected

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Jessy Langlois Runtime: 11 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 17, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Sebastian celebrates his birthday today. He does not know yet but some friends prepared him a surprise. A surprise that will unfold in a very unexpected way.

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AXioMA
AXioMA

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Elisa Possenti Runtime: 14 minutes 58 seconds Release date: March 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: An accident and the inability to walk belong to the protagonist’s past as axioms, postulates that do not need to be explained. Each and every one of us is somehow touched by disability.

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Best Actor

AXioMA
AXioMA

WINNER - Best Actor Director: Elisa Possenti Runtime: 14 minutes 58 seconds Release date: March 31, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: An accident and the inability to walk belong to the protagonist’s past as axioms, postulates that do not need to be explained. Each and every one of us is somehow touched by disability.

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Narcis and Fifi
Narcis and Fifi

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Serban Racoviteanu Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: July 13, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Romania Synopsis: Narcis is in a lot of trouble with some gangsters over a 2.000 euro debt. He has one hour to come up with the money and the only reasonable solution is to “borrow” the money from his mother-in-law without her knowing so.

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About Taste of Cherry
About Taste of Cherry

NOMINEE - Best Actor Director: Ulas Bicak Runtime: 18 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Turkey Synopsis: Ciwan is a thirteen-year-old shepherd. He has two regular visitors while he is working. One of them is Zeyno, his platonic love who brings him food every day; the other one is the librarian on a donkey from whom he borrows a book once a week.

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Best Actress

Just After Midnight
Just After Midnight

WINNER - Best Actress Director: Jean-Raymond Garcia Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: May 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight. Her first attempt is a failure.

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The Tail Before
The Tail Before

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Wong Fei Pang, Li Chi Fung & Jane Leung Runtime: 23 minutes 55 seconds Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Hong Kong Synopsis: As a child, Suet Yi (starred by Rain Lau) witnessed the transformation of tadpoles into frogs. As an adult, Suet Yi witnessed the aging of her mother. Welcoming and bidding farewell to life are inevitable chapters in life journey.

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Narcis and Fifi
Narcis and Fifi

NOMINEE - Best Actress Director: Serban Racoviteanu Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: July 13, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Romania Synopsis: Narcis is in a lot of trouble with some gangsters over a 2.000 euro debt. He has one hour to come up with the money and the only reasonable solution is to “borrow” the money from his mother-in-law without her knowing so.

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Best Web Short

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Best Cinematography

Just After Midnight
Just After Midnight

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Jean-Raymond Garcia Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: May 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight. Her first attempt is a failure.

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The Tail Before
The Tail Before

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Wong Fei Pang, Li Chi Fung & Jane Leung Runtime: 23 minutes 55 seconds Release date: November 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Hong Kong Synopsis: As a child, Suet Yi (starred by Rain Lau) witnessed the transformation of tadpoles into frogs. As an adult, Suet Yi witnessed the aging of her mother. Welcoming and bidding farewell to life are inevitable chapters in life journey.

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Eventide
Eventide

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Brazil Synopsis: A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences.

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The Butcher
The Butcher

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Caspar Muller Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: March 27, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Netherlands Synopsis: The Butcher follows the story of neglected 6-year-old Daniel who competes with his narcissistic mother to win the attention of her new fling Robert, in whom he sees a father figure. In daydreams it becomes apparent that there is no place for Daniel in this triangular relationship.

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There Was a Place
There Was a Place

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Irene Garces Runtime: 14 minutes 5 seconds Release date: April 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United States Synopsis: Carlos has lived for years remote from the site near the sea where he and his family grew by an aversion to the figure of his father. When he dies, Carlos returns to face his disappearance in a way to reconnect with a part of his past that seems lost.

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Best Editor

Unexpected
Unexpected

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Jessy Langlois Runtime: 11 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 17, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Sebastian celebrates his birthday today. He does not know yet but some friends prepared him a surprise. A surprise that will unfold in a very unexpected way.

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The Butcher
The Butcher

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Caspar Muller Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: March 27, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Netherlands Synopsis: The Butcher follows the story of neglected 6-year-old Daniel who competes with his narcissistic mother to win the attention of her new fling Robert, in whom he sees a father figure. In daydreams it becomes apparent that there is no place for Daniel in this triangular relationship.

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Eventide
Eventide

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Brazil Synopsis: A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences.

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Best Screenplay

Just After Midnight
Just After Midnight

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Jean-Raymond Garcia Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: May 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight. Her first attempt is a failure.

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Something More Banal
Something More Banal

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Shalini Adnani Runtime: 10 minutes Release date: November 15, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: United Kingdom, Chile Synopsis: In an unusual working morning, people sit and wait, contemplating life, and the dead man hanging in front of them in a Mexican factory.

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Unexpected
Unexpected

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Jessy Langlois Runtime: 11 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 17, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Sebastian celebrates his birthday today. He does not know yet but some friends prepared him a surprise. A surprise that will unfold in a very unexpected way.

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About Taste of Cherry
About Taste of Cherry

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Ulas Bicak Runtime: 18 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Turkey Synopsis: Ciwan is a thirteen-year-old shepherd. He has two regular visitors while he is working. One of them is Zeyno, his platonic love who brings him food every day; the other one is the librarian on a donkey from whom he borrows a book once a week.

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Best Original Score

Just After Midnight
Just After Midnight

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Jean-Raymond Garcia Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: May 16, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Drama Country: France Synopsis: Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight. Her first attempt is a failure.

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Eventide
Eventide

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Experimental Country: Brazil Synopsis: A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences.

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The Butcher
The Butcher

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Caspar Muller Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release date: March 27, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: Netherlands Synopsis: The Butcher follows the story of neglected 6-year-old Daniel who competes with his narcissistic mother to win the attention of her new fling Robert, in whom he sees a father figure. In daydreams it becomes apparent that there is no place for Daniel in this triangular relationship.

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Audience Award

Narcis and Fifi
Narcis and Fifi

WINNER - Audience Award Director: Serban Racoviteanu Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: July 13, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Romania Synopsis: Narcis is in a lot of trouble with some gangsters over a 2.000 euro debt. He has one hour to come up with the money and the only reasonable solution is to “borrow” the money from his mother-in-law without her knowing so.

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Best Romanian Film

Narcis and Fifi
Narcis and Fifi

WINNER - Best Romanian Film Director: Serban Racoviteanu Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: July 13, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Student Country: Romania Synopsis: Narcis is in a lot of trouble with some gangsters over a 2.000 euro debt. He has one hour to come up with the money and the only reasonable solution is to “borrow” the money from his mother-in-law without her knowing so.

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Best Film