Official Selection Films

 

Acide

Director - Just Philippot

Duration - 18 minutes

Country - France

 

Desertree | Oasis of the future

Director - Rajeev Sakshi

Duration - 1 minute

Country - United Arab Emirates

Sahiba

Director - Chandrakant Lata Gaikwad

Duration - 4 minutes 41 seconds

Country - India

 

Icons

Director - Ronnie Cramer

Duration - 5 minutes 10 seconds

Country - United States

 

NO SIGNAL

Director - FRANC KOPIC

Duration - 2 minutes

Country - Slovenia

 

The Heart and The Void - A House by the sea

Director - Daniele De Muro

Duration - 4 minutes 42 seconds

Country - Italy

 

Game Time - 1 minute 

Director - Paul Hickert

Duration - 59 seconds

Country - United States

 

Miracle in the Rain

Director - Eric Guenter Weber

Duration - 1 minute

Country - United States

 

2FACES

Director - Amingo THORA

Duration - 1 minute

Country - Martinique

 

The Holy mother

Director - M.Praveen Kumar

Duration - 18 minutes

Country - India

Habe and Habo

Director - Terje Henk

Duration - 1 minute

Country - 

 

The Great Love Chase

Director - Julia Levin

Duration - 1 minute

Country - Sweden

 

Farewells

Director - Janine Koppe

Duration - 14 minutes 58 seconds

Country - United Kingdom

The Dance Lesso

Director - Caitlin Fowler

Duration - 6 minutes 13 seconds

Country - United States

Search Party
Directed by - Jeff Vande Zande

Duration - 1 minute
Country - United States


Rakshan
Directed by - Abhimanyu Ranjane

Duration - 4 minutes 24 seconds
Country - India


DHACHKA
Directed by - Devik Rathod

Duration - 15 minutes 26 seconds
Country - India


ABHIYOG
Directed by - Aaditya Bhardwaj

Duration - 15 minutes 7 seconds
Country - India


The Final Straw
Directed by - Samier Ali

Duration - 5 minutes
Country - United Arab Emirates


The Lullaby
Directed by - Piyush Mishra

Duration - 10 minutes 38 seconds
Country - India


Love and Hate
Directed by - Jonny Knowles

Duration - 1 minute
Country - United States


Chadar
Directed by - Piyush Batra

Duration - 7 minutes 59 seconds
Country - India


No.1 Son-in-Law
Directed by - Jeff Vande Zande

Duration - 1 minute
Country - United States


The Drop Off - Series 2
Directed by - Tori Garrett

Duration - 8 minutes 18 seconds
Country - Australia


Bet the Demon Wins
Directed by - Denise Hurley

Duration - 7 minutes 55 seconds
Country - Australia


Tamora Imperatrix
Directed by - Carolina Rath

Duration - 17 minutes 40 seconds
Country - Austria


Character Certificate
Directed by - Boota Singh Dhanaula

Duration - 3 minutes 43 seconds
Country - India


Utopia
Directed by - Pablo Adame

Duration - 16 minutes 42 seconds
Country - Mexico


Who Won
Directed by - Aisha Selime Coşkun

Duration - 11 minutes 10 seconds
Country - Turkey


Togetherness
Directed by - Sreemon Das

Duration - 4 minutes 17 seconds
Country - India


Saving Sita
Directed by - Vikkas

Duration - 20 minutes
Country - India


See Beyond
Directed by - George Dorobanțu

Duration - 1 minute
Country - Romania

 

The Hit

Director - Kieran Freemantle

Duration - 5 minutes

Country - United Kingdom

 

METAMORPHOSIS

Director - SHUBHAM DUBEY

Duration - 13 minutes 32 seconds

Country - India

 

Blind Spot

Director - Ray Kermani

Duration - 2 minutes 35 seconds

Country - Belgium

 

Gamer's Wife

Director - Brian Morelan

Duration - 7 minutes 26 seconds

Country - Canada

 

Static Journey

Director - Nieves Garcia Perchin

Duration - 1 minute

Country - United States

 

HUMAN EXTINCTION

Director - Jordi Manca & Vincent Vallon

Duration - 7 minutes 2 seconds

Country - France

 

One of Them

Director - Luc Walpoth

Duration - 17 minutes

Country - Switzerland

 

Distance

Director - Dylan Chow

Duration - 6 minutes 30 seconds

Country - United States

 

Corps Exquis

Director - Kaylee SooHyun Lee

Duration - 4 minutes 34 seconds

Country - United States

The Shoebox

Director - Madan Kumar M

Duration - 5 minutes 1 second

Country - India

 

Date Night

Director - Kevin Bethune-Jackson

Duration - 1 minute

Country - United States

 

Emotional Distress

Director - Matt Holt, Wayne Kelly

Duration - 5 minutes 56 seconds

Country - United Kingdom


Kindness Pallet
Directed by - Yasmin Arshia
Duration - 5 minutes

Country - Iran, the Islamic Republic of


THE BAR
Directed by - ANEETA PATEL
Duration - 11 minutes 47 seconds

Country - India


GOT CANCER!
Directed by - Kankana Chakraborty
Duration - 14 minutes

Country - United States


Altagracia
Directed by - Alba Camarero, Thomas Camarero
Duration - 2 minutes 14 seconds

Country - Spain


Benarasi Angoothi(The Ring from Benaras)
Directed by - Revant Bhatia
Duration - 7 minutes 27 seconds

Country - India


The Middle Finger
Directed by - Umesh Kabir Dua
Duration - 18 minutes

Country - India


Like and Follow
Directed by - Tobias Schlage, Brent Forrest
Duration - 2 minutes 5 seconds

Country - Japan


The Last Warriors
Directed by - Valentina Ippolito
Duration - 11 minutes 32 seconds

Country - China


1960
Directed by - Carlos López
Duration - 5 minutes 55 seconds

Country - Spain


Knitted Beliefs
Directed by - Salman Alam Khan
Duration - 15 minutes

Country - Pakistan


ECHOES
Directed by - Payal Saxena
Duration - 13 minutes 47 seconds

Country - India


IRON ME
Directed by - Ivan Rabbiosi
Duration - 9 minutes 47 seconds

Country - France


Artemiev - Rains
Directed by - Vladimir Galeev
Duration - 5 minutes 18 seconds

Country - Russian Federation


Armadilha
Directed by - André Zopello
Duration - 3 minutes 44 seconds

Country - Brazil


Hypocrisy
Directed by - Sohaib Zaman
Duration - 10 minutes 51 seconds

Country - India


I Don't Believe You
Directed by - Luca Bertossi
Duration - 8 minutes 48 seconds

Country - Italy


Epiphany
Directed by - Luai Akl

Duration - 4 minutes 30 seconds
Country - Egypt

DRONES

Directed by - DIANA TAYLOR
Duration - 10 minutes

Country - United Kingdom

 

ERROR OF MINDS

Directed by - Sairaj

Duration - 9 minutes 3 seconds

Country - India

 
 
Winner Films
BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST INDIAN SHORT FILM

 

ERROR OF MINDS
Director - Sairaj

Synopsis: A common man frustrated from communal and Racial comments on public toilet wall. He memorized racial riots and get frustrated... the common man became stranger... He stop the public not to enter into that particular public toilet.

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM 

Acide

Director - Just Philippot

Synopsis: A disturbing cloud takes shape somewhere in the west. It slowly goes toward the center of the country, throwing the population on the roads. In view of the inexorable arrival of the cloud, it is the global panic. This cumulus is acid.

 

BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM 

 

No.1 Son-in-Law

Director - Jeff Vande Zande

Synopsis: Trevor is in the basement when nature calls. He should have ignored the call.

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BEST LGBT FILM 

 

The Holy mother

Director - M.Praveen Kumar

Synopsis: "THIRUTHAAI AVALE" renders the suffering of a trans woman to become a mother.The plot is knitted with the struggle of a transwoman mother who puts her life at stake to give birth to her son and grapple to see his son. This film has touched the motherly nature of transwomen in the society

BEST STUDENT FILM 

DHACHKA

Director - Devik Rathod

Synopsis: A submissive woman on a family road trip, gets frustrated with the constant friction within the family and decides to take control.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO/BEST MUSIC

 

The Heart and The Void - A House by the sea

Director - Daniele De Muro

Synopsis: It’s a love story fragmented in time. Present and past are contained in a patchwork of pictures where the characters’ inner fights are displayed through dance, looks and small gestures of their hands, looking for a spiritual bond that could fly, free and pure over the barriers.

BEST WEB SERIES

The Drop Off - Series 2

Director - Tori Garrett

Synopsis: A short-form comedy exploring that strange bubble of time every school day known as The Drop Off.

BEST SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM 

Knitted Beliefs

Director - Salman Alam Khan

Synopsis: It's the story of Narayanpura, a minorities compound in Karachi, Pakistan where Hindus, Sikhs and Christians are living in harmony and peace with Muslims. 
In Pakistan over the last ten years more than 4000 people have been killed in different incidents of violence against minorities including sectarian violence but Narayanpura has not seen such an incident over many years.

BEST ANIMATION FILM 

 

Like and Follow

Director - Tobias Schlage & Brent Forrest

Synopsis: When a kid starts spending time in the real world, it's up to his smartphone to bring his attention back to where it belongs.

 

BEST DRAMA FILM 

The Final Straw

Director - Samier Ali

Synopsis: 'The Final Straw' is yet another interesting film from the very talented Sameir Ali. Produced by Ursula Manvatkar of Medulla Productions and with Cinematographers Patrick D'Counho&Sulthan Ali on the Camera, the film treatment is deeply inspired by Quentin Tarantino - one of  Sameir’sfavorite's. Starring Manas Vilas in the lead and supporting actors Ursula Manvatkar and Ayesha Zaki, the film revolves around the life of an average middle class Indian man who faces brickbats and criticisms .........

 

BEST EXPERIMENT FILM 

 

Bet the Demon Wins

Director - Denise Hurley

Synopsis: A teenager struggles to fight off the demons that have come to haunt her following rejection by her gambling addicted father and betrayal by her sister.

BEST HORROR FILM 

I Don't Believe You

Director - Luca Bertossi

Synopsis: An exorcist is called to check if the home of a vulnerable community resident is really infested, but things will not go in the right way....

BEST ROMANTIC FILM 

Not Enough Entries

 

BEST JURY AWARD 

The Final Straw

Director - Samier Ali

Synopsis: 'The Final Straw' is yet another interesting film from the very talented Sameir Ali. Produced by Ursula Manvatkar of Medulla Productions and with Cinematographers Patrick D'Counho&Sulthan Ali on the Camera, the film treatment is deeply inspired by Quentin Tarantino - one of  Sameir’sfavorite's. Starring Manas Vilas in the lead and supporting actors Ursula Manvatkar and Ayesha Zaki, the film revolves around the life of an average middle class Indian man who faces brickbats and ..........

BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR 

 

Hypocrisy

Director - Sohaib Zaman

Synopsis: The story is about the hypocrisy and sick mentality of the society which justifies a man going to a brothel but questions a girl's character who work there.

BEST D.O.P 

 

Tamora Imperatrix

Cinematographer - Michael Clemens

Synopsis: Short horror movie based on William Shakespeare´s murderous play „Titus Andronicus“. Tamora, patient in a psychiatric hospital, is tormented by feverish nightmares. In her death dreams she falls in love with the sorcerer Aaron, the ruler of the underworld, who invites her into his kingdom of the dead. Where the borders between reality and imagination cease to exist, Tamora´s bloody journey is about to start.

BEST SCREENWRITER

 

Farewells

Writer - Janine Koppe

Synopsis: A death in the family forces a mother and her teenage daughter to face their estranged relatives. Old tensions resurface and a darker purpose for the gathering is revealed.

BEST EDITOR 

I Don't Believe You

Director - Luca Bertossi

Synopsis: An exorcist is called to check if the home of a vulnerable community resident is really infested, but things will not go in the right way....

BEST MALE ACTOR

Award goes to "Leon Potter"

Gamer's Wife

Director - Brian Morelan

Synopsis: Meet Max. Max is married to Jennifer. Max loves comics, but occasionally gets them a little confused with reality. So sometimes when he looks at his wife, he sees a sword wielding warrior princess seeking vengeance for her wronged family. Run Max Run.

BEST FEMALE ACTOR

 

Award goes to "Eleanor Burke"

Emotional Distres

Director - Matt Holt, Wayne Kelly

Synopsis: Ex-cabbie Ron ‘the Con’ Lockwood claims he’s been sacked for sitting down. Engaging No Win No Fee solicitor Jessica Hayne to stand up for him brings fatal consequences.

 
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