Monthly Selection – October 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2017

 

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Consolation

Directed by Paweł Podlejski

Poland

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Occupants

Directed by Russ Emanuel

USA

FINALIST

The Last Sun Of The Night

Directed by Matteo Scarfò

Italy

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Outcaste – The House that Carol Built

Directed by Colin Graham and Laura Graham

Ireland

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

We Are One

Directed by Kevin Mukherji

USA

FINALIST

Burn in Love

Directed by Mathieu Zeitindjioglou

France

OFFICIAL SELECTION

14 Barriers

Algeria: Dreams about the Desert

Baba Saheb Tujhe Salaam

Heart of Rome

Here We Are

Project PUR

Sudep (Sudden & Unexpected)

Waiting for Waldemar

CATEGORY: SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT FILM

Beer & Calippo

Directed by Paul Ploberger

Austria

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Our time will come

Directed by Daniel Prochaska and Sabrina Reiter

Austria

FINALIST

About Patience

Directed by Till Gmuer

Switzerland

Mama

Directed by Eduardo Vieitez

Turkey

SEMI-FINALIST

Laddu: a sweet memory

Directed by P. Sasidhar

India

Olvido

Directed by Marina Badía and Jorge Vico

Spain

OFFICIAL SELECTION

A Line Of Silver

Arabian Jasmine Blossmed

Baarish

Collar

Ego Sum! (I Am!)

Five O’Clock Shadow

Hedi and Sarah

Incomplete

Little Magazine

Lost Vision

Marta

Masquerade

The Neighbor

The Third Person

Urmi’s Cat

CATEGORY: BEST DIRECTOR

BEST DIRECTOR

Eduardo Vieitez (Mama)

Turkey

OFFICIAL SELECTION

C V Nandeeshwar (Akkamma’s Fate)

Firas Sameer (Masquerade)

Hui Huang (Little Deaths)

Matteo Scarfò (The Last Sun Of The Night)

Waner Biazus (The Neighbor)

CATEGORY: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Colin Graham and Laura Graham (Outcaste – The House that Carol Built)

Ireland

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Emanuele Spagnolo (The Last Sun Of The Night)

Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Firas Sameer (Masquerade)

CATEGORY: BEST EDITING

BEST EDITING

Colin Graham and Laura Graham (Outcaste – The House that Carol Built)

Ireland

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lucia Patrizi (The Last Sun Of The Night)

Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION

C V Nandeeshwar (Akkamma’s Fate)

Firas Sameer (Masquerade)

Hui Huang (Little Deaths)

Mathieu Zeitindjioglou (Burn in Love)

Peter Engelmann (#Help)

CATEGORY: BEST ACTOR

BEST ACTOR

Arjun Raman (Masquerade)

Iraq

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Nick Mancuso (Bomb! Burning Fantasy)

CATEGORY: BEST ACTRESS

BEST ACTRESS

Maite Uzal (Olvido)

Spain

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Gabriela Furlan (Ego Sum! – I Am!)

CATEGORY: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Alessandro Damerini (The Last Sun Of The Night)

Italy

CATEGORY: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Alessandra Mortelliti (The Last Sun Of The Night)

Italy

CATEGORY: WOMEN’S FILMS

BEST WOMEN’S FILM

Outcaste – The House that Carol Built

Directed by Colin Graham and Laura Graham

Ireland

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Diego on my Mind

Just One More Day

Little Deaths

CATEGORY: FILMS ON WOMEN

BEST FILM ON WOMEN

Outcaste – The House that Carol Built

Directed by Colin Graham and Laura Graham

Ireland

FINALIST

Football – My Other Life

Directed by Jana Schaefer and Elisabetta Galla

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Akkamma’s Fate

Little Deaths

The Cursed Queens

CATEGORY: DEBUT FILMMAKER

BEST DEBULT FILMMAKER

Consolation

Directed by Paweł Podlejski

Poland

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Outcaste – The House that Carol Built

Directed by Colin Graham and Laura Graham

Ireland

OFFICIAL SELECTION

A letter to your inner child from a good father

Here We Are

Little Deaths

The Bracelet

Urmi’s Cat

Uyir meiy ezuthu

Visita: The Guest

CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Flatland

Directed by Alireza Keymanesh and Amir Pousti

Iran

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Bomb! Burning Fantasy

Gray Umbrella

Waterfall

CATEGORY: ANIMATED FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Substratae

Directed by Margie Kelk

Canada

OFFICIAL SELECTION

A letter to your inner child from a good father

CATEGORY: FAMILY / CHILDREN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Surau Dan Silek

Directed by Arief Malinmudo

Indonesia

OFFICIAL SELECTION

A letter to your inner child from a good father

CATEGORY: HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION GENRE FEATURE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Party Bus To Hell

Directed by Rolfe Kanefsky

USA

CATEGORY: ONE MINUTE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

#LakeBrienz – inspiring moments

Directed by Allenbach Sven

Switzerland

FINALIST

Enlightenment

Directed by Marat Narimanov

Russia

CATEGORY: SILENT FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Masquerade

Directed by Firas Sameer

Iraq

FINALIST

Fool’s Gold: A Dolaucothi Love Story

Directed by Simon Howlett

UK

CATEGORY: POSTMODERN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

MAN

Directed by Amir Motlagh

USA

FINALIST

Bakalu Studio Composition

Directed by Vasco Diogo

Portugal

CATEGORY: STUDENT FILMS

BEST STUDENT FILM

Forever & Always

Directed by Yitao Yang

USA

FINALIST

#Help

Directed by Peter Engelmann

Hungary

Binodini

Directed by Mallika Subramanian

India

Clap to Her

Directed by Lee Jeong Mu

South Korea

Decloud

Directed by Khomthong “Tony” Rungsawang

Thailand

Princess Sargam of the Royal House Gupta

Directed by Sonakshi Mittal

USA/India

SEMI-FINALIST

1-800-SOO-LATE

Directed by Hardik Aswani

USA

9 Doors and a Key

Directed by Pratik Moitro

India

Blessed Days

Directed by Valentina Casadei

France

Broken

Directed by Rommel Villa

USA

Diego on my Mind

Directed by Alicia Herder

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Little Deaths

Marie – A Pitiful Love Story

Niishii (Night Worlds)

Roulette

Tainted Love

The Bracelet

CATEGORY: YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Aqua Rasa

Directed by Matthew Berg

USA

CATEGORY: TRAILER / TEASER

BEST TRAILER / TEASER

Swamp Killer – A Grindhouse Trailer

Directed by Ramiro Hernandez

USA

FINALIST

The Handler

Directed by Lawrence Whitener

USA

CATEGORY: MUSIC VIDEOS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Viva Gurilla

Directed by Amin Hadjbabaie

Iran

FINALIST

The Lockhearts ‘Ride Home’

Directed by Tanzeal Rahim

Australia

CATEGORY: FILM SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

BEST FILM SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

Mama

Composed by Rahman Altin

Turkey

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Chess Player

Composed by Alejandro Vivas Puig

Spain

CATEGORY: TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Hollywood Redux

Written by Michael Vincent Montgomery

USA

CATEGORY: FREE SPEECH

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Cursed Queens

Directed by Rashmi Jeta

India

CATEGORY: PERFORMING ARTS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bakalu Studio Composition

Directed by Vasco Diogo

Portugal

CATEGORY: LGBT FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CAS

Directed by Joris van de Berg

Netherlands

CATEGORY: FILMS ON RELIGION

BEST FILM ON RELIGION

Teenagers

Directed by Paul de Métairy

France

CATEGORY: FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Little Deaths

Directed by Hui Huang

USA

FINALIST

dis[ability]

Directed by Gina Marie Foxhoven

USA

CATEGORY: FILMS ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Once upon a time – The savannah

Directed by Robert Henno

Belgium

FINALIST

The realm of the little owl

Directed by Robert Henno

Belgium

CATEGORY: DRONE FILMS

BEST DRONE FILM

Faroe Islands – The hidden Secret

Directed by Thomas Vitali

Germany

FINALIST

Two Ruins in Bavaria

Directed by Paul Hoehenberger

Germany

CATEGORY: VR / AR AND 360º VIDEOS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Great: A VR Great White Shark Experience

Directed by Roy Kimhi

Mexico

CATEGORY: WEB AND NEW MEDIA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Heritage

Directed by Felipe Vianna

Brazil

CATEGORY: MOBILE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Fool’s Gold: A Dolaucothi Love Story

Directed by Simon Howlett

UK

 

Monthly Selection – September 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2017

 

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Red Oliender’s Roktokorobi

Directed by Amitava Bhattacharya

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Frozen Ignat

Directed By Dinu Tanase

Romania

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Miami Love Affair

Directed By Ralph Kinnard

USA

Lars and the Baron (The Poacher)

Directed By John Tornblad

Sweden

FINALIST

The Last Library

Directed By Jesse Koester

USA

Eclipse

Directed By Hee Sung Chung

South Korea

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Trees Around You

Directed By Jacob Wise

USA and Canada

Outstanding Achievement Award

Mozart and His 260 Pianists

Directed Benjamin Chen

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Lullaby for Dragon

Directed By Igor Osipov

Russia

I hit, therefore I am!

Directed By Barna Teodor Marius

Romania

The witch nuns

Directed By Barna Teodor Marius

Romania

FINALIST

I Do?

Directed By Joe Brandmeier

USA

Sitar and Ganges RIver

Directed By Zhu Xu

India and China

CATEGORY: SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT FILM

Down Time

Directed by Jeff Taver

   France

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam

Directed By Arlene Bogna

USA

FINALIST

Canvas

Directed By Rituparna DasDatta

USA

The Smell

Directed By S M Kamrul Ahsan

Bangladesh

Disease

Directed By K. A. Elango Palanisamy

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Unexpected

Directed By Jessy Langlois

France

Fleur

Directed By Lee Rudnicki

USA

CATEGORY: BEST DIRECTOR

Scaredy Cat

Directed By Sumit Singh

USA

CATEGORY: WOMEN’S FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Uncle Bird

Directed By Rong Shen

    China

CATEGORY: FILMS ON WOMEN

BEST FILM ON WOMEN

Kanika

Directed By Pushkar Manohar

India

CATEGORY: DEBUT FILMMAKER

BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER

Treading Yesterday

Directed by Craig Bettendorf

USA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

You Have A Nice Flight

Directed By Jimmy Dinh

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Lullaby for Dragon

Directed By Igor Osipov

Russia

Chrysalis

Directed By Nic Nassuet

USA

Pauline’s Diary

Directed By Ben Darkwa

UK and Ghana

CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Signal

Directed By Debangshu Chaudhury

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mojo

Directed By Sreesha Belakvaadi

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Chrysalis

Directed By Nic Nassuet

USA

CATEGORY: ANIMATED FILMS

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Zoetrope

Diirected By Sotir Gelev

Bulgaria

FINALIST

Sinformist

Directed By Jade Yuchun Chao

USA

The Song of the Rain

Directed By Liang Zi

China

 

CATEGORY: FAMILY / CHILDREN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Adrishya

Directed By Sandeep Chatterjee

India

CATEGORY: HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION GENRE FEATURE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Demonia Undertaker

Directed By Geovanni Molina

USA

CATEGORY: ONE MINUTE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Waking Light

Directed By Max Chabat

France

CATEGORY: POSTMODERN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Chrysalis

Directed By Nic Nassuet

USA

FINALIST

It’s a Flawed Circle

Directed By M.I.

Italy

CATEGORY: SILENT FILMS

BEST SILENT FILM

The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam

Directed By Arlene Bogna

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Chrysalis

Directed By Nic Nassuet

USA

CATEGORY: STUDENT FILMS

BEST STUDENT FILM

Scaredy Cat

Directed By Sumit Singh

USA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Parents came to me to Sri Lanka

Directed By Vera Vodynski

Russia

Life on the Machair

Directed By Eleanor Hamilton

UK

FINALIST

Rudra

Directed By V. Karthik Mohan

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Nailman

Directed By Jack Martin

UK

Dream

Directed By Alexis Barbosa

France

Anathema

Directed By Klara Ajeng Canyarasmi

USA

Sunsets

Directed By Kristina Kalchev

USA

Sky Blue

Directed By Camilla Guttner

Germany

CATEGORY: YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Genesis

Directed By Beatrix Haxby

UK

FINALIST

Reverie

Directed By Lauren Hutchings

USA

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Till 10

Directed By Nachiket Banchhode

India

The Receipt

Directed By Alex Stevens

Canada

CATEGORY: TRAILER / TEASER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Domino Springs

Directed By Dan Hertzog

USA

You Have A Nice Flight

Directed By Jimmy Dinh

USA

FINALIST

Zackman

Directed By Jack Tong

Hong Kong

CATEGORY: MUSIC VIDEOS

BEST MUSIC VIDEOS

If you don’t see it neighbour

Directed By Julian Marcipar

Argentina

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Schadenfreude – Pankaj Soram Project

Directed By Sumit Dubey

India

CATEGORY: FILM SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Wishing Box

Composed By Orlando Perez Rosso

USA

CATEGORY: TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Veils

Written By Sammer Abu Al Ragheb

USA

CATEGORY: FREE SPEECH

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Children of the Republic

Directed By Ramakrishna Dhanasekaran

India

CATEGORY: TELEVISION PILOT PROGRAM OR SERIES

TELEVISION PILOT PROGRAM OR SERIES

Treading Yesterday

Directed By Craig Bettendorf

USA

CATEGORY: SOUND DESIGNING

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lullaby for Dragon

Sound By Igor Osipov and Alexey Lukashevich

Russia

CATEGORY: LGBT

BEST LGBT FILM

Treading Yesterday

Directed By Craig Bettendorf

USA

CATEGORY: MOBILE FILM

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

You and I

Directed By Syed Ahmad Afzal

India

CATEGORY: PERFORMING ARTS

BEST PERFORMING ARTS

Equilibrium

Directed By Patrick Foch

France

 

CATEGORY: FILMS ON RELIGION
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Trust, A Journey to Hope
Directed by Jesús Reyes Borjas
Venezuela

Monthly Selection – August 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2017

 

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Mi’raj

Directed by Tariq Umar Khan and Sapan Narula

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Present Ones

Directed by Alejandro Molina Romo

Mexico

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FILMS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Talking Hands

Directed by Caterina Pecchioli

Germany, Italy and Sweden

OFFICIAL SELECTION

In Search Of Indigo

Directed by Shaktiraj Singh Jadeja

India

The Most Important Call in Life

Directed by Mateja Rackov

Serbia

CATEGORY: SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT FILM

Ana

Directed by Leonore Kasper

Germany

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Len

Directed by Waldemar Oldenburger

Germany

FINALIST

Captive

Directed by Sajedur Rahman

Bangladesh

Kawaguchi 4256

Directed by Anshul Chauhan

Japan

Kill The Engine

Directed by Derek Frey

USA

The Boogeys

Directed by Sanjay François Sharma

Canada

Yellow Water

Directed by Emanuele Michetti

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

After We Have Left Our Homes

Directed by Marc Adamson

UK

Brutal

Directed by Hoseung Lee

South Korea

Eureka!

Directed by David B. Rucard and Menka Nagrani

Canada

Karb

Directed by Junaid Imam Shaikh

India

Shanghai Dry

Directed by Sarah Li

UK

Stone on Stone

Directed by Mohsen Serajian and Marzieh Hakim

Iran

The Mirage

Directed by Nithin John

India

CATEGORY: BEST DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The 4 Stages

Directed by Amritangshu Chakravarty

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

A Very Merry Unbirthday

Directed by Kiyanoush Jahaandideh

USA

CATEGORY: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Lollipop Man

Cinematographer Alba Fernandez

Ireland

CATEGORY: BEST EDITING

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gym Rat

Edited by Sean Bai and Jerry Liu

USA

 

CATEGORY: FILMS ON WOMEN

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Salty Sea Dog

Directed by Murad Abiyev

Azerbaijan

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Tikli and Laxmi Bomb

Directed by Aditya Kripalani

India

CATEGORY: DEBUT FILMMAKER

BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER

The Black Mountain

Directed by Anton von Heiseler

India and Germany

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Gym Rat

Directed by Sean Bai

USA

Tikli and Laxmi Bomb

Directed by Aditya Kripalani

India

CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Fried Barry

Directed by Ryan Kruger

South Africa

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Art of Eating

Directed by Actually Huizenga

USA

CATEGORY: ANIMATED FILMS

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Stroke

Directed by Jiani Zhao and Emanuele Romano

UK

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Bob

Directed by Nipun Sharma

India

Hezar Afsan

Directed by Asghar Safar

Iran

CATEGORY: FILMS ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Narasajja’s Nursery

Directed by Nandeeshwar C V

India

CATEGORY: HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION GENRE FEATURE FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

After Blue

Directed by Octavio Gasca Holguín

Mexico

CATEGORY: POSTMODERN FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Haze

Directed by Rob Cunning

USA

CATEGORY: STUDENT FILMS

BEST STUDENT FILM

Amazonia Dammed

Directed by Ada Bodjolle

UK

FINALIST

Doliyaan (Palanquin)

Directed by Preksha Agarwal

India

Meat Blue

Directed by Lucas Leônidas

Brazil

Postman

Directed by Shristipal Singh

India

OFFICIAL SELECTION

An Eternity

Directed by Rucha Paga

India

A Part

Directed by Greg Bushell

USA

Gym Rat

Directed by Sean Bai

USA

Sanyog

Directed by Aly Rana

India

Sausage Eggs Beans and Chips

Directed by George Pritchard

UK

The Eternal Reform

Directed by Bruno Sanábio and Manuella Guerra

Brazil

CATEGORY: YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18)

A Hole in Our Flag, A Hole in Our Heart: The Realpolitik of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Directed by Summer Royal

USA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gym Rat

Directed by Sean Bai

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Vertex Duo

Directed by Arnab Chatterjee

India

CATEGORY: VR / AR AND 360º VIDEOS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Experience Vanylven in 360º

Directed by Kai Jonny Thue Venøy

Norway

CATEGORY: WEB AND NEW MEDIA FILMS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

OHNI Case Files

Directed by Aimee Galicia Torres

USA

CATEGORY: MUSIC VIDEOS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Delightful

Directed by Anna Haas

USA

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Moist

Directed By Jonathan Trichter and Anna Lann

Israel

CATEGORY: FILM SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

BEST FILM SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

Lacrimosa

Composed by Elia Cmiral

Austria

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Resurrection Time Conspiracy – Main Theme

Composed by Jim Carroll and Chris George

USA

CATEGORY: FEATURE SCRIPTS

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

Wild Mind 1

Written by Fujio Torikai

Japan

CATEGORY: SHORT SCRIPTS

BEST SHORT SCRIPT

Hearse

Written by Bijoy Raveendran

India

CATEGORY: TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

BEST TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

Santa in Cyberland

Written by Kirby Wright

USA

FINALIST

Wild Mind 2

Written by Fujio Torikai

Japan

CATEGORY: FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Channel Diaries

Directed by Felipe Kowalczuk

UK and Brazil

OFFICIAL SELECTION

I am Tomek

Directed by Pawel Son Ngo

Poland

FootWriting

Directed by Saadatali Saeidpoor

Iran

CATEGORY: FILMS ON RELIGION

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The China Mission

Directed by Peter Kelly

Ireland

CATEGORY: PERFORMING ARTS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Xiaozhen’s Story

Directed By The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

South Korea

 

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

 

 

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

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 Manish Vaidya

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

 

 

 

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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monthly selection – February 2017

FILMS OF THE MONTH  -  FEBRUARY, 2017

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.