Monthly Selection – July 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH – JULY 2017

 

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Cold Breath

Directed by Abbas Raziji

Iran

 

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Love Commandos

Directed by Miriam Lyons

UK

 FINALIST

Rojo Paraíso (Red Paradise)

Directed By Alberto Amador Salas

Mexico

Positive Hell

Directed By Andi Reiss

UK

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Naharkhoran (Nooning)

Directed By Mehrdad Afsari

Iran

 

CATEGORY: SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT FILM

Mum

Directed by Akash Mihani

India

FINALIST

Blindspot

Directed by Josh Seven

India

Whale 52

Directed by Thanasis Trouboukis

Greece

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Birpurush – The Hero Within

Directed by Saurabh Chatterjee

India

Irupuram (Two Sides)

Directed by Vipin Pv

India

 

CATEGORY: BEST DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tooth Fairy

Directed By Owyn Stephens

UK

CATEGORY: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Anamnesis

Cinematographer Sourabh Waghmare

India

CATEGORY: BEST EDITING

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tight Embrace

Editor June Yuting Jin

USA

CATEGORY: BEST ACTOR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

All Through The Night

Actor Stewart Mulligan

Australia

CATEGORY: BEST ACTRESS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tooth Fairy

Actress Kim Allan

UK

CATEGORY: WOMEN’S FILMS

BEST WOMEN’S FILM

Golden Time

Directed by Atefeh Rahmani

Iran

FINALIST

Project Papa

Directed By Kanika Batra

India

 

CATEGORY: FILMS ON WOMEN

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

TARA – The Journey of Love & Passion

Directed by Kumar Raj

India

CATEGORY: DEBUT FILMMAKER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Birpurush – The Hero Within

Directed by Saurabh Chatterjee

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Tooth Fairy

Directed By Owyn Stephens

UK

Prova Sun Game N.1

Directed By Zaynab W. Ali

Syria

CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

Glory

Directed by Assaf Hayut

Israel

FINALIST

Lucia

Directed By Emil Kahr

USA

 

CATEGORY: ANIMATED FILMS

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Final Call

Diirected by Sara Barbas

Portugal

CATEGORY: FAMILY / CHILDREN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Simple Notes

Directed by Arijit Singh

India

CATEGORY: FILMS ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Directed by Crystal Fortwangler

USA

CATEGORY: HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION GENRE FEATURE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dead Again

Directedby Dave Silberman

South Korea

CATEGORY: ONE MINUTE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

A Share Of Share

Directed by Kaveh Jahed

Iran

CATEGORY: POSTMODERN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Venus Obscura

Directed by Christophe Karabache

France

CATEGORY: SILENT FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DADA on Vacation

Directed by Errkaa

Germany

CATEGORY: STUDENT FILMS

BEST STUDENT FILM

The God of Small Things

Directed by Saud Jubaer

USA

FINALIST

Limit

Directed By Javad Daraei

Iran

Arrival

Directed By Justyna Pelc

Poland

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Sanyog

Directed By Aly Rana

India

Oymok

Directed By Kasiet Kubanychbek kyzy

Kyrgyzstan

Do not come to Europe

Directed By

Minna Lundberg, Hanna Pousette and Pontus Joneström

Sweden

CATEGORY: YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Father of Art

Directed by Freddy Macdonald

Switzerland

FINALIST

The Cake Pioneer

Directed By Linus Rickett

UK

CATEGORY: VR / AR AND 360º VIDEOS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Magical Pajamas

Directed by Allah El Henson

USA

CATEGORY: WEB AND NEW MEDIA FILMS

BEST WEB AND NEW MEDIA FILM

Not Acceptable

Directed by Saman Haghighivand

Iran

FINALIST

Three Trembling Cities

Directed By Arthur Vincie

USA

CATEGORY: TRAILER / TEASER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Project Papa

Directed by Kanika Batra

India

CATEGORY: MUSIC VIDEOS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

See My Breath (from “Apparition” feature film)

Directed by Jody Quigley

USA

FINALIST

Never Stop (Live Version)

Directed By Josephine Halbert

UK

Peace Prayer (Seeing All The World As Divine)

Directed By Ragani Buegel

USA

CATEGORY: FILM SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

90BPM

Composed by Alexander Cimini

Italy

CATEGORY: FEATURE SCRIPTS

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

Lost For Words

Written by Helen Watson

UK

FINALIST

The Children of Lir

Written By Ian Robinson

UK

CATEGORY: SHORT SCRIPTS

BEST SHORT SCRIPT

Farewell Cinema

Written by Reinhard J. Steiner

Germany

 FINALIST

Space Man

Written By Taiyo Yoshida

UK

 –

Fighting Demons

Written By Ted DeMarsh

Canda

CATEGORY: TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Goodbye World, I’ve Gone To Bodie

Written by Kirby Wright

USA

CATEGORY: EDUCATIONAL FILM

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Journey

Directed By Jegen John Peter

Malaysia

 

CATEGORY: FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

AxioMA

Directed By Elisa Possenti

Italy

CATEGORY: FREE SPEECH

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China – The Church of Almighty God

Directed By Jason Jia

South Korea

CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHY

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Hive

Photographer Gursharan Singh Syan

India

CATEGORY: WEDDIND & PRE WEDDING VIDEOS

1000 cranes for Sebastian & Eleni

Video By Kostas Petsas

Greece

FINALIST

Our Story: Wedding Showreel 2016

Video By Kostas Petsas

Greece

 

 

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Monthly Selection – June 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2017

 

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Azimuth

Directed by Mike Burstyn

Israel/USA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jihad

Directed by Rakesh Parmaar

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Scumbag, Canada

Teenagers, France

Thottam (TheGarden), Malaysia

 

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Beast Is Still Alive

Directed by Mina Mileva

Bulgaria

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

5

Directed by S. M. Hosseini

Iran

FINALIST

On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone, USA

The making of MARINE BUTTERFLY, USA

The Man Who Discovered Capitalism, Germany

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Coffee for All Nations, Palestine

Dramas, Poland

MIRR, Switzerland

Sonic Divide, USA

The Final, Slovakia

The Last Supper Of The Levant, Iran

The Man Who Built Peace, UK

The Road, UK

Weavers of Imagination, Iran

 

CATEGORY: SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT FILM

Where Nobody Can Go

Directed by Song Joosung

South Korea

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Building No.13

Directed by Amir Gholami

Iran

FINALIST

Close Your Eyes, France

Fresh Blood, USA

Girl at the Door, South Korea

Mazwara, Morocco

One Night Stand, Canada

Somewhere, Tomorrow, Brazil

OFFICIAL SELECTION

A Winter Afternoon, India

Chocolate, India

Fake Men, Germany

Flow, UK

Fugue, India

In Brief, India

Maylani, Canada

Nairobi Yangu, Kenya

P I R A N H A, UK

Real Artists, USA

Sambhavath – IT Follows, India

The Guy Cameon Horseback, Iran

The Merciless Beauty, UK

The Road, UK

 

CATEGORY: BEST DIRECTOR

BEST DIRECTOR

Caroline Jules for Torments of Love

France

 

CATEGORY: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

FELIX SCHMILINSKY for The 13th

UK

 

CATEGORY: BEST EDITING

BEST EDITING

Dan Webb forThe 13th

UK

 

CATEGORY: BEST SOUND DESIGNING

BEST SOUND DESIGNING

Adrian Townsend for The 13th

UK

 

CATEGORY: BEST ACTOR

BEST ACTOR

Matthew Sauvé

For One Night Stand, Canada

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Hyder Kazmi for Jihad

India

 

CATEGORY: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Michael T Stewart for Ambush

USA

 

CATEGORY: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Wookie Mayer for The 13th

UK

 

CATEGORY: WOMEN’S FILMS

BEST WOMEN’S FILM

Torments of Love

Directed by Caroline Jules

France

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Fresh Blood

Directed by Richa Rudola

USA

FINALIST

Mistress, Kazakhstan

The Bug (Keeda), India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Real Artists, USA

 

CATEGORY: FILMS ON WOMEN

BEST FILM ON WOMEN

Torments of Love

Directed by Caroline Jules

France

FINALIST

A report about Mina, Iran

Numbness, Iran

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Real Artists, USA

 

CATEGORY: DEBUT FILMMAKER

BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER

Wrong Side Raju

Directed by Mikhil Musale

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Torments of Love

Directed by Caroline Jules

France

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Balaa, France

The 13th, UK

 

CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

1 Day at the Museum

Directed by Patcharaphon Napapornpipat

Iran

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Talking Walls, India

The Road, UK

 

CATEGORY: ANIMATED FILMS

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Tanguito Argentino

Diirected by Joaquin Braga

Argentina

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Bystander, Iran

 

CATEGORY: FAMILY / CHILDREN FILMS

BEST FAMILY / CHILDREN FILM

Tanguito Argentino

Directed by Joaquin Braga

Argentina

 

CATEGORY: FILMS ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lil Bat

Directed by Justin Gorski

USA

FINALIST

Icy Silence, France

 

CATEGORY: TRAVEL FILMS

BEST TRAVEL FILM

American Vienna

Directed by Jasmin Al-Kattib and Richard Kromp

Austria

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Live a Dayin Alcácer, Portugal

 

CATEGORY: FILM ON RELIGION

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ITAKO :: Visions

Directed by Edmondo Perrone

Italy

 

CATEGORY: HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION GENRE FEATURE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The 13th

Directedby Chris Hastings

UK

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Apparition (The Nesting), USA

 

CATEGORY: LGBT FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

PinkPunk (The Mirror)

Directed by Pipe Ospina

Colombia

 

CATEGORY: ONE MINUTE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Count-down

Directed by Komalankutty Methil

United Arab Emirates

 

CATEGORY: POSTMODERN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

P I R A N H A

Directed by Elcid Asaei

UK

 

CATEGORY: SILENT FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Bag

Directed by C V Ramana

India

 

CATEGORY: STUDENT FILMS

BEST STUDENT FILM

Setback of the Spirit

Directed by Sa’ed Arouri

Jordan

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Catfish

Directed by Sourena Bayramloo

Iran

FINALIST

Al Sheikh Noel, Iran

Once Upon a Time, Belgium

What Goes Around, Philippines

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Doliyaan (Palanquin), India

The Pictures Feel Down!, Iran

The Road, UK

 

CATEGORY: TELEVISION / PILOT PROGRAM OR SERIES

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Queen of the Road

Directed by Laura Valtorta

USA

 

CATEGORY: YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

Time Flies

Directed by Daniel Chan

China

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Inner Thoughts

Directed by Ember Crowley

USA

 

CATEGORY: DRONE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Fjord

Directed by Kai Jonny Thue Venøy

Norway

 

CATEGORY: VR / AR AND 360º VIDEOS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pattaya The Real Sin City

Directed by Daniel Philpott

UK

 

CATEGORY: WEB AND NEW MEDIA FILMS

BEST WEB AND NEW MEDIA FILM

Open Space

Directed by Romain Escuriola and Julie Bascou

France

OFFICIAL SELECTION

World of Wolfram, Germany

 

CATEGORY: MOBILE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Silience in London

Directed by Cassius Rayner and Dimple Devadas

UK

 

CATEGORY: COMMERCIAL / ADVERTISEMENT

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Evil Life

Directed by Reinhard J. Steiner

Switzerland

 

CATEGORY: TRAILER / TEASER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Impuratus

Directed by Michael Yurinko

USA

 

CATEGORY: MUSIC VIDEOS

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Isolated

Directed by Nyck Maftum

Brazil

FINALIST

Lucid Reverie, Brazil

Poppy Ackroyd Trains, UK

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Ghar Jaana Hai: The Stories Untold, USA

 

CATEGORY: FILM SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Starlight’s Delerian Finale

Composed by Nancy Stafford

USA

 

CATEGORY: FEATURE SCRIPTS

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

Lions of the Sea

Written by Jessi Thind

Canada

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Two Women

Written by Annette Siegal

Israel

FINALIST

Flipping the Score, USA

Get Jude Married, USA

Shepherding Cassie, USA

 

CATEGORY: SHORT SCRIPTS

BEST SHORT SCRIPT

FutureHealth

Written by Sarah Polhaus

 

CATEGORY: TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

BEST TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

Bloodline

Written by Paula Brancato

USA

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Monthly Selection – May 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH - MAY 2017

 

CATEGORY - NARRATIVE FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Postcards from the Shadows of the Petrol Chemistry

Directed by Simon Gunnarsson

Sweden

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pirates 1.0

Directed by Raj Madiraju

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Innocent Killer, Australia

 

CATEGORY - DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nature and Its Manifestations: From Four Poems

Directed by Takamasa Jwasaki

Japan

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Bucéphale, Switzerland

My World Is Upside Down, Slovenia

Voyage of the Southern Sun, Australia

 

CATEGORY - SHORT FILMS

 BEST SHORT FILM

Me (Asmad)

Directed by Prabhjit Dhamija

India

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Genesis

Directed by Abtin Mozafari

Iran

FINALIST

Downfall, Iran

No Wave, Canada

Key to the Secrets, Switzerland

XZ3, Italy

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Aai Shappath, India

Mohammad And Urvashi, India

Identity, India 

Red Season, Iran 

The Table Spread, Turkey 

Turquoise, United Kingdom 

Why, United Sates

 

CATEGORY - ANIMATED FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Magic Concert Trick

Directed by Harvey Droke

United States

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Kcloc, United Sates

 

CATEGORY - STUDENT FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pardaa (Curtain)

Directed by Kajri Babbar

United Kingdom

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Ragamuffin, United States

Mr. Y, China

Treasures Under The Rocks, United States

The Veiled, Australia

 

CATEGORY - DEBUT FILMMAKER

 BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER AWARD

B for Bundelkhand

Directed by Vishal Mourya & Debi Prasad Lenka

India

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Blind Side

Directed by David Manzi

Italy

 

CATEGORY - YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Zaman

Directed by Reza Shokrani

United States

 

CATEGORY - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

Jungle Book Bear

Directed by Oliver Goetzl

Germany

 

CATEGORY - BEST DIRECTOR

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Breaker

Directed by Philippe McKie

Japan

 

CATEGORY - BEST ACTOR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mayukh Ray

For Mohammad And Urvashi

India

 

CATEGORY - BEST EDITING

 BEST EDITING AWARD

Jungle Book Bear

Directed by Oliver Goetzl

Germany

 

CATEGORY - BEST SOUND DESIGNING

 BEST SOUND DESIGNING AWARD

Jungle Book Bear

Directed by Oliver Goetzl

Germany

 

CATEGORY -  FAMILY / CHILDREN FILMS

BEST FAMILY / CHILDREN FILM

Vaman

Directed by Amit Trivedi

India

 

CATEGORY - FILMS ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

 BEST FILM ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

Jungle Book Bear

Directed by Oliver Goetzl

Germany

 

CATEGORY - TRAVEL FILMS

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Escaping Time

Directed by Rhett Cutrell

United States

 

CATEGORY - FREE SPEECH FILMS

  OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ballad for Syria

Directed by Eda Elif Tibet and Maisa Al Hafez

Turkey

 

CATEGORY – EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 Krupa

Directed by Ranjani Prasad

Canada

 

CATEGORY -  FEATURE SCRIPTS

 BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

In Wonderland

Written by Summer Starrs

United Sates

 

CATEGORY - PHOTOGRAPHY

 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Child of Anatolia By Dursun Aras

Turkey

 

 

 

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Monthly Selection – April 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2017

 

CATEGORY - NARRATIVE FEATURE

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Mango Dreams

Directed By John Upchurch

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Directed By KAMAL NATHANI

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

TOWARDS NEW DAWN

Directed By Shivarudhraiah K

India

SEMIFINALIST

Dhokbu - The Keeper, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

PEROPERO - Breakdown in Tokyo, Germany

 

CATEGORY - DOCUMENTARY

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Antartica - The Journey to the End of the Earth

Directed By Artem Gordina

Ukraine

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Filmisthaan

Directed By Yasmin Kidwai

India

SEMIFINALIST

Into the Light: Girls of Kolkata, United Kingdom

Mirgorod, a travel log, Iceland

Iyarkaiyum Maari, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Little Tsunamis, United Kingdom

Pratersauna - The final round, Austria

Amsterdam Stories USA, Belgium

MYSTIC REALM, Bangladesh

Boi Bumba - Move my ox, Germany

 

CATEGORY - SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT FILM

Touch

Directed By Ghirija Jayarraj

Australia

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Obosheshot (At Last...)

Directed By Arindam Barooah

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Blindness

Directed By Shirsha Tanay Ghosh

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Hubert

Directed By Adrien Debackere

France

SEMIFINALIST

Internal Flight (full version), Ukraine

OFFICIAL SELECTION

POLIS NEA, Italy

BREAKER, Japan

It comes from the Heavens, Cuba

The Angry Men, Italy

No Wave, Canada

One man called Olivier Bécaille, Italy

Addict, France

Recourse, United Kingdom

DUSTBIN, India

A Man Full of Trouble, USA

L'Entretien, France

 

CATEGORY – EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Structures of Nature

Directed By Martin Gerigk

Germany

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Transmania, Croatia

 

CATEGORY - ANIMATED FILMS

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon

Directed By Siddharth Ahluwalia

United States

 

CATEGORY - WOMEN’S FILM

BEST WOMEN’S FILM

“Liberation“

Directed By Kimia Eyzadpanah

Germany

 

CATEGORY - STUDENT’S FILMS

BEST STUDENT’S FILM

Safe Harbor

Directed By Gabriel Carnick

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers

Directed By Rifyal Giffari

Singapore

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Mommy Heist, United States

Chayachithram, India

DOLL, Australia

Coco Cabasa, Netherlands

 

CATEGORY -  FAMILY/CHILDREN FILMS

BEST FAMILY/CHILDREN FILMS

Bhog

Directed By Yash Revar

India

 

CATEGORY - YOUNG FILMMAKER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Youth - Daughter

Directed By Daniel Chan

China

 

CATEGORY - DEBUT FILMMAKER

BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER

ABDUR RAFI for ESPEJISMO

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

RAFFAELLA COVINO for LEND A HAND

Italy

FINALIST

Blindness, India

Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon, United States

SEMIFINALIST

#ATFIRSTSIGHT, Hungary

Dhokbu - the Keeper, India

 

CATEGORY – FEATURE SCRIPT

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

All-American

Written By Samuel J Narayan

 

CATEGORY - MUSIC VIDEO

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Brass Wires Orchestra – Youth

Directed By Filipe Correia dos Santos

Portugal

SEMIFINALIST

Internal Flight (full version), Ukraine

Nineveh's Burning, Japan

 

CATEGORY - FILM ON NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

BEST FILM ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

Antarctica

Directed By Andrii Andreiev

Ukraine

FINALIST

A Little Gardener, India

SEMIFINALIST

Captain Piers' Whales, Spain

Elephants in the Coffee, United States

 

CATEGORY - MOBILE FILM

BEST MOBILE FILM

Korean dog meat exposé (15 mins)

Directed By James Hyams

 

CATEGORY- FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE

BEST FILM ON DISABILITY ISSUE

MISS KAALU

Directed By Naresh Babu

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Newspaper, South Africa

 

CATEGORY- FILM ON RELIGION

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nunc Coepi -- The Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri

Directed By John Wykes

USA

 

CATEGORY – BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER

Blindness

Directed By Shirsha Tanay Ghosh

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

#ATFIRSTSIGHT

Directed By DÁNIEL TISZEKER

Hungary

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dhokbu - The Keeper

Directed By Dawa Lepcha

India

 

CATEGORY – BEST EDITING

TOWARDS NEW DAWN

Directed By Shivarudhraiah K

India

 

CATEGORY – SOUND DESIGNING

WINNER

Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon

Directed By Siddharth Ahluwalia

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dhokbu - The Keeper

Directed By Dawa Lepcha

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

BREAKER, Japan

 

CATEGORY – CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

#ATFIRSTSIGHT, Hungary

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

Dhokbu - the Keeper, India

 

CATEGORY – LGBT

BEST LGBT FILM

I WANT TO REMAIN WHO I AM

Directed By Richard Catherine

Luxembourg

 

CATEGORY – TRAVEL FILM

BEST TRAVEL FILM

Antarctica

Directed By Andrii Andreiev

Ukraine

OFFICIAL SELECTION

#TravelWithMe, Romania

 

CATEGORY – FILM SCORE

BEST FILM SCORE

RED KROKODIL [Soundtrack],

Composed By Alexander Cimini

Italy

 

CATEGORY – PHOTOGRAPHY

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Faces of the Earth By Merthan Kortan

Turkey

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Dumped, Greece

 

CATEGORY – TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dark Blossom

Written By Shripad Dagade

India

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Monthly Selection – March 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2017

 

CATEGORY - NARRATIVE FEATURE

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Steppe man

Directed by Shamil Aliyev

Azerbaijan

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

SCENT OF CIGAR

Directed By Nandajan K.A

India

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Invention of the Year 2016

France

Mann im Spagat - Pace, Cowboy, Pace

Germany

 

CATEGORY - DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

This is our Africa - This is us

Directed By Michael van Zyl

South Africa

FINALIST

The 30th of May, USA

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Crow Stories, USA

An Undeniable Voice, USA

 

CATEGORY - SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT FILM

A Matter of Taste

Directed By David Labrecque

Canada

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Others like you

Directed By Eugenio Villani

Italy

 

Six Cups

Directed By  Luiz Cavalcanti

USA

 FINALIST

Meera, India

 The Insignificant, India

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Hero,Argentina

Âh, Turkey

Dee Gal, United Kingdom

Bluish Grey, USA

Dot Plus O, India

ESPEJISMO, India

Apologize, France

 

CATEGORY – FEATURE SCRIPT

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

The Time of Killing

By James M. Freeman

United States

 FINALIST

Lions of the Sea, Canada

Angels vs Demons I: Gateway to Hell, Canada

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Night Before Christmas, USA

 

CATEGORY - WOMEN’S FILM

BEST WOMEN’S FILM

Between Seconds

Directed By Nora Jaenicke

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

THE COLLAPSE

Directed By Olaf Levin

Germany

 FINALIST

 Angry Black B*tch, USA

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

STEP INTO MY SHOES, India

 

CATEGORY - ANIMATED FILMS

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Me and My Dog

Directed by Soyeon Yoo

United States

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Shark in the Park, Germany

 

CATEGORY - STUDENT’S FILMS

BEST STUDENT’S FILM

SHESH KOTHA

Directed By AARAMBHH SINGH

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lethe

Directed By Eric Romero

United Kingdom

  

The Paperman

Directed by Abhiroop Basu

India

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Vows to Wow, United States

 

CATEGORY - DEBUT FILMMAKER

BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER

The World in Slow Motion - Ethiopia by Tuk Tuk

Directed By Ludovico de Maistre

Italy

 

 CATEGORY - MUSIC VIDEO

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

I swear

Directed By Vincent Villard

Switzerland

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Zindhaghi (life), Australia

 

 CATEGORY - FILM ON NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

BEST FILM ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

Oceanic Aliens

Directed By Mike Johnson

United States

 FINALIST

The Last Drop, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

RESURGENCE : Restoring life and hope to a barren land, India

 

CATEGORY - FILM ON WOMEN

BEST FILM ON WOMEN

The Punishment

Directed By Rohit Gupta

India

 

 CATEGORY - DRONE FILMS

BEST DRONE FILM

Ludovico Einaudi & Greenpeace "Elegy for the Arctic"

Directed By Raul Alaejos

Spain

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Icon

Directed By Robin "Icare" Blanchard

France

 

CATEGORY- FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE

BEST FILM

Love & Sex & Rocknrollstuhl

Directed By Susanna Wüstneck

Germany

 

CATEGORY- HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION / GENRE FEATURE FILM

BEST FILM

Let's Talk About "It"

Directed By Kshitij Sharma

India

 

CATEGORY- SHORT SCRIPT

BEST SHORT SCRIPT

Untouchable Thief

By James M. Freeman

United States

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pie

By Danmes Zhang

China

 

CATEGORY - TELEVISION / PILOT PROGRAM OR SERIES

BEST PROGRAM

Gorchlach: The legend of Cordelia (Pilot)

Directed By Fabio Cento

Italy

 

CATEGORY – BEST ACTOR

Kshitij Sharma

Italy

Let's Talk About "It"

India

 

CATEGORY – BEST DIRECTOR

Fabio Cento

Gorchlach: The legend of Cordelia (Pilot)

Italy

 

CATEGORY – FILM SCORE / SOUND TRAC

BEST FILM SCORE / SOUND TRAC

Princess Eun Hwa

By Min He

China

 FINALIST

 Hidden

By Gian Marco Castro

Italy

 

CATEGORY – LGBT FILM

BEST LGBT FILM

Thiru. GANGAI

Directed by Arudra Saravanakumar

India

 

CATEGORY – PHOTOGRAPHY

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Sea and Salt

By Wellington Rodrigues

Spain

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Burning horizon, Italy

 

CATEGORY – TRAVEL FILM

BEST TRAVEL FILM

Contrasts of Peru

Directed by Sebastian Klinger

Switzerland

FINALIST

Huidas, Spain

 

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CATEGORY - NARRATIVE FEATURE:

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Jat Jatin

Directed By Raghuveer singh

India

OUTSTANDING ACHEVEMENT AWARD

J.KESSELS a.k.a ROAD DUSTER

Directed By Erik de Bruyn

Netherlands

OFFICIAL SELECTION

MARTIN, India

There is a world outside, Italy

The Forresbank Secret, Mexico

 

CATEGORY - DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Cape Espichel - In Land of a Lost World

Directed By Carlos Sargedas

Portugal

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Hoda's Story

Directed By Johan Eriksson

State of Palestine

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

For all the World to see

Directed Claudia Schmid

Germany

SEMIFINALIST

Ripples Effect, Sweden

MAXAMBA, Portugal

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Axe - Music of the People of a Place, Brazil

NAKED FOOT, India

Fruition - The Life and Dreams of Nicolas Mueller, Switzerland

GV29 A MEDITATION: WOMEN THE POWER PARADIGM, United States

The Grape Bet, United States

 

CATEGORY - SHORT FILMS:
BEST SHORT FILM

MAYA

Directed By Soumojit Adak

India

OUTSTANDING ACHEIVEMENT AWARD

Chaukat

Directed By Umesh Mohan Bagade

India

 OUTSTANDING ACHEIVEMENT AWARD

In Search of the Man of Heart

Directed By Katarzyna Marcysiak

Poland

FINALIST

La nuit est faite pour dormir, France

SEMIFINALIST

NAAN 8, India

Laugh, India

AMONG THE DEAD, United States

2 Minutes, India

Anamadheya, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Requembarren, Spain

The Strings, India

Redemption, Brazil

The most beautiful thing, France

SURGE, India

Falling from Time, Argentina

Stay Awake, United States

Ukli (The Boiling Point), India

BACK PAGE RIPPER, United States

L'Ecluse, Switzerland

Ghost Round, United States

My Radical Valentine, United States

 

CATEGORY – FEATURE SCRIPT:

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

Parallel Actions

 By Kathy Krantz Stewart

Nigeria

SEMIFINALIST

The Grave Digger, United States

OFFICIAL SELECTION

A house of a crow, India

Reap, United States

 

CATEGORY - WOMEN’S FILM:

BEST WOMEN’S FILM

COLORS

Directed By Roopa Iyer

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Secret Crimes and the Silent Epidemic

Directed By Ritu Chopra

United States

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Like Summer Like Rain, India

 

CATEGORY - ANIMATED FILMS:

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Nil: No Blood for Coffee

Directed By James Turner

Canada

 

CATEGORY - STUDENT’S FILMS

BEST STUDENT’S FILM

Strangers in the Park

Directed By Danilo Zambrano

Ireland

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Never Without My Denture

Directed By Hugo Favre

France

SEMIFINALIST

Pixels Festival Opening Titles, Republic of Korea

Moh Dia Tandhaa, India

I'm Free, Norway

Posture, United States

Wine and Eggs, Turkey

Silence, India

The Girl, Bulgaria

OFFICIAL SELECTION

THE NEW GIRL, United States

The Waves, United Kingdom

Catfish, Australia

Cosmopoly, United States

JUVENILE DELINQUENTS, United Kingdom

Life in Cebu: Philippine Show Bands, United States

Without A Good Title, Kosovo 

 

CATEGORY -  FAMILY/CHILDREN FILMS:

BEST FAMILY/CHILDREN FILMS

Soneri

Directed By Nilesh Arun Kunjir

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

CHILDREN SAFARI

India

 

CATEGORY - YOUNG FILMMAKER:

OFFICIAL SELECTION

RUE

India

 

CATEGORY - DEBUT FILMMAKER:

BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER

The Hidden Corner

Directed By Jaicheng Jai Dohutia

India

SEMIFINALIST

LIVING ON THE EDGE – DEGLAMOURISNG, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Dhaap-An unexpected journey of life, India

Mah e mir, Pakistan

 

CATEGORY - MUSIC VIDEO:

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

GOLD - Static & Ben El Tavori | (Prod. by Jordi)

Directed By Roman Buchatsky

Israel

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Rain in Sahara - Black Water

Directed By Lain Heringman & Ankan Sunuwar

India

SEMIFINALIST

GHOST, Poland

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Wasted, United States

Fun Fun Boogie, Italy

 

CATEGORY - FILM ON NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT:

BEST FILM ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

CHRONICLES OF A WILDLIFER

Directed By AMIT GOSWAMY

India

 

CATEGORY - FILM ON WOMEN:

BEST FILM ON WOMEN

The Cradle of Cultivation

Directed By Stephanie McCarthy

France

 

CATEGORY - MOBILE FILM:

BEST MOBILE FILM

iReal

Directed By Florent Sabatier

France

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Tales of Knock Na Shee (5896458), Ireland

The Tales of Knock Na Shee (6004812), Ireland

 

CATEGORY - DRONE FILMS:

BEST DRONE FILM

Bavaria

Directed By Paul Hoehenberger

Germany

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Winterdream in Bavaria, Germany

 

CATEGORY - COMMERCIAL/ADVERTISEMENT:

BEST COMMERCIAL / ADVERTISEMENT

Genesis,

Directed By Robin Piree

Netherlands

SEMIFINALIST

Embrace Life, Netherlands

 

CATEGORY – ONE MINUTE FILM:

WINNER

Decay

Directed By Matilda Wikingson

Sweden

 

CATEGORY - VIRTUAL REALITY:

BEST VIRTUAL REALITY FILM

Out of the Blue

Directed By SOPHIE ANSEL

United States

OFFICIAL SELECTION

NOWHERE | A cinematic virtual reality experience, Netherlands

 

CATEGORY – TRAILER / TEASER:

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Meaning of War, Sweden

THE HOSPITAL, India

 

CATEGORY – WEB & NEW MEDIA:

BEST FILM WEB & NEW MEDIA

HYPERCONNEXION

Directed By Debru Nicolas aka LASKO

France

SEMIFINALIST

The Charlie Orange Show, United States

 

CATEGORY – EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Water

Directed By Ramses Groeliker

Netherlands

 

CATEGORY- FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE

BEST FILM

HEAR ME

Directed By Olga Arlauskas, Svetlana Gorlo

Russian Federation

 

CATEGORY- HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION/ GENRE FEATURE FILM

BEST FILM

I Shall Never Return

Directed By Levin Garbisch

United States

 

CATEGORY- SHORT SCRIPT

Foreigner in Shanghai

By Dannes Zhang

China

 

CATEGORY – SILENT FILM

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Let them play, India

Beneath The Lake, USA

 

CATEGORY- FILM ON RELIGION

BEST FILM

The Sultan and The Saint

Directed By Alexander Kronemer

USA

 

Category Television / Pilot Program or Series

BEST PROGRAM

Upstairs

Directed By Joseph Spadaro

Italy

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MAIDEN VOYAGE: CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CULT FILM FESTIVAL 2017

             

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.” – Federico Fellini

The vision of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF) is the celebration of life. We’re shaping a world with media and technology, to improve lives, move communities forward and to inspire each of us to reach our full potential. To celebrate the liberation and freedom of visual storytelling CICFF is going to organize its first monthly screening with a small press conference on February 18th, 2017 at Kolkata Press Club. The sole purpose of the festival is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations that enrich people’s lives with entertainment: and services that inform, educate and entertain. The goals of the festival are to introduce more people to art house cinema and to discover new artists and audiences.

“We believe that cinema has the power to promote the fundamental principles of humanism.” – CICFF

CICFF is dedicated to providing support to independent film-makers through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking. We overcome the obstacles that potentially hinder the artist’s ability to create. CICFF will unveil its complete line-up on Saturday, February 18th at a special Press Conference along with a screening program.

This is the first of a series of monthly events that CICFF is promoting before our annual gala for the Golden Fox Awards 2017, to link the award winning projects to the film community and film industry. Please join us on February 18th at 1:30 pm for the announcement of our spectacular 2017 line-up and screening of our international film selections at the venue below:

Kolkata Press Club
Dufferin Rd, Maidan,
Kolkata, West Bengal
700069
INDIA

Come celebrate exceptional Independent cinema with us and be the first to catch a glimpse of our Annual Program!

CICFF: SELECTED FEATURES

THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL
Winner: Best Narrative Feature Film
Director: Kostadin Bonev
Email: bonevkost@abv.bg
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 01:40:00
Synopsis: One love, ten bottles of vodka and a town that must go down. An aging man goes back to Sozopol and brings along his memories and ten bottles of vodka. It is clear that when the vodka is gone, something must happen. Something that will change his life forever. Because when hope is gone, a miracle is the last resort.

TAKE ME AWAY
Winner: Best Short Film
Director: Kee Swee San (Sun Ji)
Email: Sunji@guangfilms.com
Country: Singapore
Duration: 10:00
Synopsis: “Take Me Away” is a 10 min piece that revolves around Boon, who just served his jail sentence and is desperately looking for a job. Boon holds onto the glimmer of hope that he is able to see his daughter again, only to find out that every step he takes is a struggle against stigmatization.

EVERYTHING IS FINE
Winner: Outstanding Achievement Award (Short Film)
Director: RAJA RAM MUKERJI
Email: raja@yashrajfilms.com
Country: India
Duration: 27:24
Synopsis: A heart-warming tale between a mother and a daughter. It’s about progressive women in today’s time. It’s about a woman’s sacrifice, tolerance, patience and finally when she is pushed too close to the edge she rises and revolts, keeping her self-respect and her sanity.

THE TRESS OF HAIR
Winner: Best Women’s Films
Director: Lisa Solotsinskya
Email: lisa.solotsinskya@gmail.com
Country: Moscow, Russia
Duration: 15:00
Synopsis: This film is all about the study of our consciousness. It’s known that surrounding world perceived human Consciousness through the body with the help of feelings and emotions.

PARIVARA
Winner: Best Documentary Film
Director: Alex Kruz & Alex Lora
Email: siouxcloudproductions@gmail.com
Country: United States
Duration: 11:18
Synopsis: Based on the true life stories of the children at the Goldungha Orphanage for the Blind in Nepal, परिवार (parivara) is a positive and hopeful story following young Kopila through a fateful day in her life following the 2015 earthquake. It is a universal story demonstrating the beauty and resilience of the human spirit.

THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN
Winner: Best Drone Films
Director: Philippe Woodtli
Email: phil@woop.biz
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 3:35
Synopsis: This the new dream of Géraldine Fasnacht:
Being the first person to fly with her wingsuit from the highest peak of the Mont Rose massif, natural boundary between Switzerland and Italy. The Mountain Within is a journey which takes the spectator on the tracks of Géraldine and her newest adventure.

ONE DAY IN JULY
Winner: Best One Minute Film
Director: Hermes Mangialardo
Email: hermesmangialardo@gmail.com
Country: Italy
Duration: 01:00
Synopsis: One child plays with sand on a beach, but a soldier comes with his gun…

PUGAI PUNNAGAI (SMOKE IGNORE SMILE)
Winner: Best Silent Film
Director: A. Askar
Email: boy.askar@gmail.com
Country: India
Duration: 03:00
Synopsis: Smoking kills the child in the womb as well.

                                                     

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FILMS OF THE MONTH  -  JANUARY, 2017

NARRATIVE FEATURES:

WINNER

THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL

DIRECTED BY KOSTADIN BONEV

BULGARIA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

RAGE

DIRECTED BY MICHAŁ WĘGRZYN

POLAND

SEMI-FINALIST

APE LASAGNA, ARGENTINA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

KANYAVANANGAL-3D (VIRGIN WOODS-3D), INDIA

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

WINNER

PARIVARA

DIRECTED BY ALEX KRUZ, ALEX LORA,

UNITED STATES

FINALIST

NOBODY KNOWS MY SONGS, CANADA

SEMI-FINALIST

SWIM FOR LIFE, FRANCE

THE LORD OF THE UNIVERSE, INDIA

"A TALE OF WATER, PALM TREES AND FAMILY", UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

THE WOUNDS WE CANNOT SEE , UNITED STATES

OFFICIAL SELECTION

HEARING VOICES, GERMANY

 

SHORT FILMS
WINNER

TAKE ME AWAY

DIRECTED BY SUN JI

SINGAPORE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

EVERYTHING IS FINE

DIRECTED BY RAJA RAM MUKERJI

INDIA

 CAPUT MUNDI

DIRECTED BY CLELIA DI BRIGGIDO

ITALY

CHRISTIAN LOVE

DIRECTED BY SIMON PILARSKI

GERMANY

SEMI-FINALIST

#WHOWEKILL , RUSSIAN FEDERATION

NOLENS VOLENS,

CONNECTED, UNITED KINGDOM

THE BRONZE AGE : DISCOVERY OF PREHISTORIC SETTLEMENT, SLOVAKIA

THE BRONZE AGE : CRAFTS, SLOVAKIA

THE BRONZE AGE : THE SPIRITUAL LIFE AND RITUALS, SLOVAKIA

LOVE IS EVERYWHERE, FRANCE

WISTFUL, UNITED STATES

LIVING IDLE, INDIA

NATIVITY, ITALY

A REAL FAMILY, SPAIN

CANTAGALO NEIGHBORHOOD,  BRAZIL

OFFICIAL SELECTION

I HAVE ADOPTED A FATHER, INDIA

BHOGIRAM'S 2 LABORER, INDIA

MANOLITA, BELGIUM

A GRAVE AFFAIR, INDIA

RETIREMENT, AUSTRALIA

THE DARK NIGHT, INDIA

CACTUS, INDIA

QUIET GENERATION, ITALY

YUYUDHAAN, INDIA

 

WOMEN’S FILM:

WINNER

THE TRESS OF HAIR

DIRECTED BY LISA SOLOTSINSKYA

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

SEMI-FINALIST

THE COLOR OF RAGE, NIGERIA

SOPHIA, NORWAY

 

ANIMATED FILMS:

WINNER

CUPID IS NOT A TERRORIST

DIRECTED BY BELLOPROPELLO

SWITZERLAND

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2D ANIMATION FILM, INDIA

 

STUDENT’S FILMS

WINNER

BLUES AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT

DIRECTED BY ASHOK GAZULA

INDIA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CHINMOY (SUPREME CONSCIOUSNESS)

DIRECTED BY PRITHVIRAJ DAS GUPTA

 

INDIA

FIRST LESSON IN LOVE

DIRECTED BY TOMER WERECHSON

ISRAEL

SEMI-FINALIST

 WRITINGS ON THE EDGE, PORTUGAL

NOCEBO, CZECH REPUBLIC

OFFICIAL SELECTION

LUIZA, BRAZIL

THE THRONE OF CLOACINA, INDIA

 

YOUNG FILMMAKER

WINNER

GIFTED [THANKSGIVING POST MORTEM]

DIRECTED BY FREDDY MACDONALD

SWITZERLAND

 

DEBUT FILMMAKER

WINNER

SUGGI

DIRECTED BY S RAJ KAMAL

INDIA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

THE WRESTLER: A Q.T. MARSHALL STORY, UNITED STATES

 

MUSIC VIDEO

WINNER

ADAM

DIRECTED BY MARTIN DEL CARPIO, WILLIAM MURRAY

UNITED STATES

SEMI-FINALIST

BORING I LOVE YOU, INDIA

TELL ME WHY YOU OBSESS ME, FRANCE

WHITE LIGHTERS - THE SEA, CANADA

VOLUPTUOUS, BRAZIL

OFFICIAL SELECTION

AS I SCREAM, INDIA

FOOD TO ATE, UNITED STATES

TERE BINA (WITHOUT YOU), INDIA

A WINTER'S JAZZ FANTASY, UNITED STATES

 

FILM ON NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

WINNER

WINTER CONTINUOUS CYCLE

DIRECTED BY MICHELE MOLINARI

ITALY

 

TRAVEL FILM

WINNER

NYC IMPRESSIONS

DIRECTED BY MARTIN ZEMAN

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

LGBT FILMS

OFFICIAL SELECTION

THE LAST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, UNITED STATES

 

SILENT FILM

WINNER

PUGAI PUNNAGAI ( SMOKE IGNORE SMILE)

DIRECTED BY A. ASKAR

INDIA

 

MOBILE FILM

WINNER

AUIKYANI

DIRECTED BY HAROLD GONZÁLEZ CHAVARRÍA

NICARAGUA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

THE VOYAGE

DIRECTED BY PRADIP SAVALIYA

INDIA

 

DRONE FILMS

WINNER

THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN

DIRECTED BY PHILIPPE WOODTLI

SWITZERLAND

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DRIFT

DIRECTED BY FRANK DEWAELE

BELGIUM

OFFICIAL SELECTION

GREAT WHITES TO SKYSCRAPERS, UNITED STATES

VASARELY FOUNDATION, FRANCE

HAITI – DR BINATIONAL MARKET, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

ONE MINUTE FILM

WINNER

ONE DAY IN JULY

DIRECTED BY HERMES MANGIALARDO

ITALY

OFFICIAL SELECTION

THINK ABOUT IT, NETHERLANDS

 

EDUCATIONAL FILM

WINNER

BEHIND THE COVE

DIRECTED BY KEIKO YAGI

JAPAN

 

EXPERIMENTAL FILM

WINNER

HUM DO

DIRECTED BY SACHIN SANJAY KADAM

INDIA

 

FILM ON RELIGION

WINNER

GODS

DIRECTED BY GUSTAVO COLETTI

UNITED STATES

 

FILM SCORE- SOUNDTRACK

WINNER

DARK WAVES – BELLEROFONTE

COMPOSED BY ALEXENDER CIMINI

ITALY

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

THE WOUNDS WE CANNOT SEE

COMPOSED BY MIRO KEPINSKI

UNITED STATES

SEMI-FINALIST

CLOSER, ITALY

 

FILM ON DISABILITY

WINNER

FORGOTTEN LIFE

DIRECTED BY PHILIP SPAAR

SWITZERLAND

SEMI-FINALIST

WELL DONE, ITALY

PANJARADA GINI, INDIA

 

POST MODERN FILM

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

THE SAVANNAH RESISTANCE

DIRECTED BY PERRY MARK STRATYCHUK

CANADA

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

WINNER

GHOST MAN WALKING

BY THOMAS KUHN

GERMANY

 

WEB & NEW MEDIA

WINNER

CUBA LIBRE

DIRECTED BY FÉLIXE DE BECKER, COLIN BATES

UNITED STATES

OFFICIAL SELECTION

AGORO THE PHOBIC MONSTER - SEASON 1, AUSTRALIA

 

TRAILER/TEASER

WINNER

WHO IS THE SUPERHERO

BY ANTONINO VALVO

ITALY

SEMI-FINALIST

SURINANDI, FRANCE

FIVE MINUTES WITH MARY , UNITED STATES

OFFICIAL SELECTION

I HAVE ADOPTED A FATHER-  INDIA

 

 

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FILMS OF THE MONTH  -  DECEMBER, 2016

CATEGORY - NARRATIVE FEATURE:

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

The Albino's Trees

Directed By Masakazu Kaneko

Japan

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pawo

Directed By Marvin Litwak & Sonam Tseten

Germany

FINALIST

The Pineville Heist, Canada

SEMIFINALIST

Tomorrow Ever After, United States

The Unattainable Story, United States

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Tatara Samurai, Japan

The Gaelic Curse, Ireland

The Wait, Italy

 

CATEGORY - DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

ENEMY OF ISLAM? A MEETING WITH NOURI BOUZID

Directed By Stefano Grossi

Italy

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tawai

Directed By Bruce Parry, Veronique Cabois & Mark O Fearghail

United Kingdom

FINALIST

THE BAREFOOT SHOEMAKER, Israel

SEMIFINALIST

Hijli Detention Camp to IIT - An Untold Saga, India

The Riders of the Arctic, Belgium

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Sound of Borneo, Malaysia

 

CATEGORY - SHORT FILMS:

BEST SHORT FILM

Once upon a dream

Directed By Anthony Nion

Belgium

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mother(s)

Directed By Maïmouna Doucouré

France

Interlude

Directed By Ashray Dravidian

United States

Wajood (Selfhood)

Directed By Vishal Srivastava

India

FINALIST

Lola Still Dances, Mexico

The Double Cross, United Kingdom

Stella Amore, Italy

Bare Knuckle, United States

Doppelganger, India

Porphessnal, India

SEMIFINALIST

The Kindenss of Strangers, Australia

From the Dust, Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION

SLEEPLESS EYES, India

Banalities, Brazil

Bad Sheriff, Germany

Super Power, United States

Continuous, India

From Ashes to Immortality, United States

The Last Zombie, France

The Lesson, India

Neighbours, India

Cloacinae

Hunter, Malaysia

Bombay Mix, India

 

CATEGORY – FEATURE SCRIPT:

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

Resurrection Time Conspiracy By James Carroll

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Salt Box By Robert J. Rogers

 

CATEGORY - WOMEN’S FILM:

BEST WOMEN’S FILM

The Butterfly

Directed By Nisheeta Keni

India

 

CATEGORY - ANIMATED FILMS:

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Schirkoa

Directed By Ishan Shukla

India

 

CATEGORY - STUDENT’S FILMS

BEST STUDENT’S FILM

The Box

Directed By Merve Cirisoglu Cotur

Turkey

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mother Tongue

Directed By Md Nadim Iqbal

Canada

Uncle

Directed By Fabien Luszezyszyn

France

FINALIST

All About Emily, Italy

A Lion's Tale, United Kingdom

SEMIFINALIST

Asphyxia, United States

Going the Distance, United States

Breaking Through Delusion, Portugal

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Joan, Lithuania

TESLA, United States

The Novice, India

Rangzen, India

If you stay with me, United States

 

CATEGORY -  FAMILY/CHILDREN FILMS:

BEST FAMILY / CHILDREN FILM

Papa Underwater

Germany

 

CATEGORY - YOUNG FILMMAKER:

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER

Incomplete

Directed By Ishan Modi & Aadiraj Batlaw

Singapore

 

CATEGORY - DEBUT FILMMAKER:

BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER

On the Bridge of Death and Life

Directed By Lola-Jia Liu

Germany

SEMIFINALIST

Axis Mundi, United Kingdom

Hijli Detention Camp to IIT - An Untold Saga, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Lonesome Lass, India

 

CATEGORY - MUSIC VIDEO:

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Let's Go

Directed By Jaya Easwar Ragavan & Karthikeyan Anandaselvam

Malaysia

FINALIST

ONE LIFE, Germany

SEMIFINALIST

Nameless Lands, France

1st Song, Germany

Beatin, France

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Trellebelle Ukulele Orchestra, Sweden

 

CATEGORY - FILM ON NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT:

BEST FILM ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

Migrating Birds - Scouts Of Distant Worlds

Directed By Petra Höfer & Freddie Röckenhaus

Germany

FINALIST

CLEAN & CLICK, India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Global Chilling Project 2016_5, United States

 

CATEGORY - FILM ON WOMEN:

BEST FILM ON WOMEN

BONSÁI

Directed By ROBERTO AZNAR

Spain

 

CATEGORY – FREE SPEECH:

WINNER

I don't like her

Directed By Javad Daraei

Iran

FINALIST

We Are Not For Sale, Serbia

SEMIFINALIST

WATER FROM MY GRANDFATHER`S COFFIN, Serbia

Moravica lake - NOTHING TO NO ONE, Serbia

S O S Halkidiki - Until the Last Drop of Blood, Serbia

Nadalj - Bird Callers and Truth Hunting,

The Love Contract, Sweden

 

 

CATEGORY - TRAVEL FILM:

BEST TRAVEL FILM

We Call This Home

Directed By Walter Chang

United States

 

CATEGORY – EDUCATIONAL FILM:

WINNER

A Small Step for a Man, a Giant Smile for Mankind

Directed By Bernarda Avsenik & Alenka Fajfar Gnezda

Slovenia

 

CATEGORY - LGBT FILMS:

BEST LGBT FILM

A Tale with Christ and Jesus

Directed By Oldren Romero

Cuba

FINALIST

Perpetual, Denmark

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Rejection, Luxembourg

 

CATEGORY - MOBILE FILM:

WINNER

Return To Sender

Directed By Francesca Gurdon

United Kingdom

 

CATEGORY - DRONE FILMS:

BEST DRONE FILM

Norwegian Coastline seen from a drone

Directed By André Hope

Norway

SEMIFINALIST

Drone flights in KYUSHU SEASIDE, Japan

 

CATEGORY - COMMERCIAL/ADVERTISEMENT:

OFFICIAL SELECTION

HOT DOG BERLIN - WAKE UP YOUR INNER AMERICAN!, Germany

 

CATEGORY – ONE MINUTE FILM:

WINNER

Happy Loneliness

Directed By Richard Alexander Forero Domínguez

Colombia

 

CATEGORY - VIRTUAL REALITY:

BEST VIRTUAL REALITY FILM

SEPSIS

Directed By Michael Wall  

Sweden

OFFICIAL SELECTION

T.I.M. The Invisible Men, United States

 

CATEGORY – PHOTOGRAPHY:

WINNER

Hongkong Impressions

FINALIST

New York City Impressions

 

     CATEGORY – TRAILER / TEASER:

WINNER

The Huinca  - Trailer

  OFFICIAL SELECTION

It's a Flawed Circle

 

      CATEGORY – TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS:

SEMIFINALIST

The Unknown Death Wishes

 

     CATEGORY – WEB & NEW MEDIA:

WINNER

Fat and Fat - Episode 2 - Float away

FINALIST

Podium Series 2

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Post Production Remorse

Post Production Remorse and a Couple Other Thoughts . . .

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  An article by Shevaun Cavanaugh Kastl

So, I’ve heard it said that one can be in post-production indefinately. Indeed, many films are. I have several on my imdb page that have been in “post production” for YEARS! My own experience as of late has me wondering about this: Is a prolonged post period due to a project floundering? Or due to the incessant nagging of one’s own perfectionism – daring just one last tweak, one final amendment to the finished product to make it even better? We all want to make our creative endeavors a success. We all want high regard and respect for our tireless efforts. So, it’s no wonder that when we say “It’s done,” there is an itch to go back for one more look. I have the itch, and I hate myself for it. I swear at the start of each venture that I won’t be one of “those” people – the Actor who pleads for one more take because they just didn’t “feel it” that time; the Writer who will tweak a scene to death only to crumple up the last six hours of work and toss in the trash basket;, the Director adding a final filter to enhance the look of a five second scene and then change their mind and take it off, then realize they miss the filter. It’s chaos of the creative intellect and a sure-fire sign to “let it go!” And yet, we find ourselves going back for one, last look.
I am not suggesting that if an issue truly needs fixing, one ignores their instincts to make a change (even if the word “COMPLETE” has been uttered out loud) but slipping into a type of POST PRODUCTION REMORSE is dangerous territory. So, how do you evaluate whether making post-post changes is a valid choice or simply, narcissistic indulgence? Anyone . . . ?
I am asking because I don’t know!
But maybe THAT is the answer. If you can’t articulate specifically why something needs to be changed, chances are, it doesn’t. And the urge to fix something, is merely a defence mechanism in an effort to cope with a fear of failure. Because once something is done and put out there for all to see as a finished work of art, the door is held wide open for others to judge it accordingly. No more excuses, or time . . . And that’s scary!
Be brave! (I tell myself) “It’s done!” The proverbial “but..” is invalid. I think sometimes I just need to write it down to you all in order to read later and hope for a conclusion. The nagging might continue, but I’ll need to take up yoga or chanting or something to channel it instead “Eat, Pray, Love”.. And all that..

Which brings me to another pesky issue plaguing me as I struggle with rewrites of a script that has garnered quite a bit of positive praise but I have gone down the rabbit hole.. I speak of course of PERSPECTIVE.
So you wrote a script. It began as a kernel, an idea, then germinated, took root and broke ground with the kind of promise we CHEER in our festive countdown to New Year’s or the bubbles effervescing in our champagne glasses. The promise of RESOLUTION. Strong and strident with those three beautiful words every writer loves and longs to type.. FADE TO BLACK.
And then.. it happens. The wave of notes, thoughts put forth by friends and colleagues. We strive to remain steadfast in our vision but humble and open to “constructive criticism.” We take said notes, thoughts, suggestions, and begin implementation, adjustment, reworking.. And there, we find ourselves, one week into a proverbial New Year’s funk, thoroughly disenchanted what with the promise that seemed to shine so bright mere days prior but now has dulled a bit and in our heady state the clear path to greatness? Those artistic calculations we were painstaking about.. have taken on a sort of spin with all the helpful advice proffered. All in the name of art, right??
This is what we do as human beings. We strive to be masters of our creativity and productivity, and if we fall short or lose our perspective, we take it personally. So, now is the time, more than ever, to take a step back and remind ourselves that the only thing constant is change. And that while it’s wonderful to have plans, sometimes, we need to have the willingness to throw those plans out the window. And sometimes we don’t. Be wary of straying so far from the the original story that got you/us here. I offer no concrete answers in this article, just a reminder from one writer, artist, perfectionist, anal-retentive and certified lunatic to another that you have to cut the cord sometime. And go with the flow because the script is only the blueprint. A design which only exists to it’s fullest potential in your mind. Once you start pre-pro and then shooting and then post, the movie in your mind will change. It has to. It IS the way of filmmaking. If you manage to keep your head and move on to production, it’s a whole new ballgame. It’s not a script anymore. It’s a living thing, that’s changing and growing and we need to grow with it.

Sometimes we become so attached to our material that it’s hard to think of it in any other way. I recall being in the midst of our 3rd rough cut of Conversations With Lucifer, experiencing more than a little separation anxiety from what I played and replayed in my head at the computer all those months prior to filming. It was a slow-learning process to relinquish my white-knuckle hold on the reigns and allow my team to offer their fresh perspective on that project. And it’s worked. I heard it said once by a film maker on a panel at the L.A. Shortsfest that POST is the fun stuff – that you get to experiment, and mix and match scenes and shots, and, basically, play. As a student of theatre, where the actors follow a pre-determined arch every night, cutting up the “flow” of the script makes me nervous. But again, PERSPECTIVE. It’s a film that will be viewed, and may need to be re-sequenced in order to translate on screen; or enhanced with an image taken from a reaction in between takes for that matter. And I agree now – it is fun and exciting. And the film in my head transforms into something I could never have forseen. And that is thrilling each and every time I am blessed enough to do it.
So, to conclude this entry, and as we approach another New Year, and I struggle to maintain perspective and stay true to the script I am reworking right now, I will offer my own New Year’s resolution for 2017 . . .
To take the first step and then go with the flow; to be open and gentle with myself as I push and pull (as we do) and know that more will be revealed have I only the courage to be patient and watch my blank canvas fill with the colors of life . . . a life I create and stand by for better or worse.

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