Official Selection Films

 

INNER CITY

Director - ASHUTOSH JHA

Duration - 10 minutes 14 seconds

Country - India

 

Dare Not Fly

Director - CHUYI CHEN

Duration - 18 minutes 18 seconds

Country - Taiwan

 

MASHA AND DASHA TWO HEARTS IN ONE

Director - DIANA TAYLOR

Duration - 16 minutes 9 seconds

Country - United Kingdom

 

EMPATHY

Director - Larry Colsa

Duration - 50 seconds

Country - Spain

 

Buchcha

Director - Pankaj Kumar

Duration - 1 hour 28 minutes 34 seconds

Country - India

 

Job Life

Director - Roberto I. Ercolalo

Duration - 19 minutes 36 seconds

Country - Argentina

 

Corridors 

Director - Nishanth Gopinath

Duration - 1 minute

Country - India

 

Achoo!

Director - Robert Keane

Duration - 1 minute

Country - Ireland

 

Black Coffee

Director - Jason Perez

Duration - 19 minutes

Country - United States

 

Semantics 1: Nationalism and Patriotism

Director - Aroop Dwivedi

Duration - 1 minute

Country - India

Maybe I'm Gay

Director - Rebecca Bendheim & Mark Bucknam

Duration - 3 minutes 27 seconds

Country - United States

 

PRAWNS

Director - Swapnil Shetye

Duration - 15 minutes 51 seconds

Country - India

 

Frank

Director - Filippo Di Piramo

Duration - 5 minutes 41 seconds

Country - Italy

 

period.

Director - Palwasha Azimi

Duration - 2 minutes

Country - United States

 

NEKYDALLO

Director - Eleni Molfeta

Duration - 8 minutes 37 seconds

Country - Greece

 

OSMOSIS

Director - Carolina de la Vega

Duration - 1 minute

Country - Uruguay

 

Yushka

Director - Lolita Naranovich

Duration - 18 minutes 54 seconds

Country - Russian Federation

 

The Void

Director - Saurabh Thakur

Duration - 1 minute

Country - India

 

A Choice

Director - Adriana Ledesma

Duration - 13 minutes 21 seconds

Country - United States

 

Azula

Director - Renan Diegues, Juliana Soares

Duration - 14 minutes 35 seconds

Country - Brazil

 

Quintessential The Movie

Director - Sammie Johnson

Duration - 2 hours 36 minutes

Country - United States

 

Story Of A Love

Director - Daniel Alejandro, Venetia Taylor

Duration - 4 minutes 28 seconds

Country - Australia

 

AH

Director - Yoginee Arul

Duration - 8 minutes 17 seconds

Country - India

 

PULPETTE

Director - Michele Bevilacqua, Arcangelo Iannace , Francesco Spaziani

Duration - 3 minutes

Country - Italy

 

Unexpected Confrontation

Director - Luis Lobato Macedo

Duration - 1 hour 20 minutes 10 seconds

Country - Portugal

 

written by?

Director - Kankana Chakraborty

Duration - 15 minutes 30 seconds

Country - India

Des3ngaño

Director - Aniez Atlas

Duration - 9 minutes 17 seconds

Country - Spain

 

Conditioning

Director - Philip Pugh

Duration - 7 minutes

Country - United Kingdom

HUNG BETWEEN THE SKY AND THE EARTH

Director - Noemi Rossano, Dario Patrocinio

Duration - 8 minutes 23 seconds

Country - Italy

 

What is Classic Rock?

Director - Daniel Sarkissian

Duration - 1 hour 32 minutes 24 seconds

Country - Canada

Matt Stern - One More Night

Director - Matt Stern,Brandon Challen, Allan Nichols

Duration - 2 minutes 55 seconds

Country - Canada

 

Mister Pig

Director - Cédric Friedli & Yann Moeckli

Duration - 1 minute

Country - Switzerland

 
Winner Films
 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

NEKYDALLO

Director - Eleni Molfeta

Synopsis: To become a butterfly, a caterpillar first digests itself. But certain groups of cells survive, turning the soup into eyes, wings, antennae and other adult structures. All that the caterpillar was and all that the butterfly will be are contained in the cocoon, but one form must relinquish itself that another might emerge. This kind of change is mysterious, hidden, and full of surprise. Metamorphosis is a process, which involves struggle, dissolving, reimagining and revising. It is not always easy, however, when you emerge, you ......

 

BEST INDIAN SHORT FILM 

AH

Director: Yoginee Arul

Synopsis: Ah (அ) is a pure Tamil word which means ‘the sperm’ in English. Apprehensions and incertitude of a teenage Indian female sex worker who works at a brothel in her town having lost her mom to death and dad to ignorance. She kept on asking the customers whether they know someone called ‘Mallika’ .

 

BEST LGBT FILM 

 

AZULA

Director: Renan Diegues, Juliana Soares

Synopsis:Rafael is a rent boy that begins an unexpected and torrid love affair with a serious business man that quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality and threatens to turn his life and personality upside down.

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BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 

 

WHAT IS CLASSIC ROCK?

Director:Daniel Sarkissian

Synopsis:How do you define classic rock? Is it a genre, a radio format, or music from a specific period of time? Filmmaker & lifelong rocker Daniel Sarkissian travels the world, interviewing iconic artists in search of an answer: An exploration of the evolution of the term classic rock, the influence the political landscape of the 60s/70s had on the music of the time (ex. The Vietnam War) & the changes in the music industry since the internet boom.

BEST INDIAN FEATURE FILM 

BUCHCHA

Director: Pankaj Kumar

Synopsis:This story belongs to the era when Bioscope was near about to end. The story is about seven year old orphan kid , Who stay in remote village. He wanted to fulfil his dream but he doesn't have money. One day he came to know on the day of Ramnavmi festival Bioscopewala will come but he don't have money to see Bioscope. So he decides to collect money by his own strength. And thus his adventures journey begins from here. 
Through this film I have tried to represent our Indian heritage like Qutub Minar & Taj Mahal.

 

BEST STUDENT FILM

 

YUSHKA

Director: Lolita Naranovich

Synopsis: 
Vanya tells his younger brother a story of his childhood, how he secretly tried to find out where Yushka, the holy blacksmith's assistant was going every year. And, by chance, he became a witness of Yushka's murder. Later he would find out that Yushka was giving all his money to a poor orphan.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO


MATT STERN - ONE MORE NIGHT

Director: Matt Stern, Brandon Challen & Allan Nichols

Synopsis: Matt Stern sings of fleeting passion, longing, and desire in One More Night. The lyrics to this song tell the story of a past love and are embodied by two dancers, one of whom depicts Matt as a younger man. While the melodies are cheerful, the meaning of the song is also melancholic in nature and the dancers help bring the story within the lyrics to life through their movement and playful chemistry.

BEST WEB SERIES 


​BLACK COFFEE

Director: Jason Perez

Synopsis: BLACK COFFEE is a scripted sitcom following the ventures 
of four Howard graduates who open a black owned coffee 
shop in the nation’s capital. Each driven by a unique motive, 
these late 20-somethings come together to make their mark 
in the city as proud entrepreneurs. As business picks up, 
these first-time business owners face several unexpected 
challenges in the diverse community of DC behind the capital. 

BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM 

 

THE VOID 

Director: Saurabh Thakur

Synopsis: 2 children are re-arranging the decor in their father's room. But when the soldier father returns, he is in for a shocking surprise as his children have prepared a coffin for him.

 

BEST DRAMA FILM 

A CHOICE

Director: Adriana Ledesma

Synopsis: Nestor is a bi latino businessman who is struggling against his inner demons, and while facing his conventional bosses, he has to make a choice between himself or his conventional lifestyle.

 

BEST HORROR/THRILLER FILM 

 

CONDITIONING 

Director: Philip Pugh

Synopsis: Love will tear them apart.

A gory horror film that's more than meets the eye! Going beyond the gore and exploring deep rooted prejudice and it's influences.

BEST ROMANTIC FILM 

AZULA

Director: Renan Diegues, Juliana Soares

Synopsis:Rafael is a rent boy that begins an unexpected and torrid love affair with a serious business man that quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality and threatens to turn his life and personality upside down.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM 

 

PULPETTE

Director: Michele Bevilacqua, Arcangelo Iannace & Francesco Spaziani

Synopsis: 

BEST ANIMATION FILM 

 

PERIOD

Director: Palwasha Azimi

Synopsis: THE ORDINARINESS OF SOMETHING REGULAR.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM 

 

MASHA AND DASHA TWO HEARTS IN ONE

Director: DIANA TAYLOR

Synopsis: uliet Butler qualified with a degree in Russian. In 1982 she became a journalist in Moscow. She met the world's most extreme siamese twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova. Juliet discovered that the twins had been used for human experiments by the russian physiologist Anokhin and institutionalised all their lives. Juliet tells the incredible story of the twins who were hidden away from society for 50 years.

BEST DIRECTOR  

 

WRITTEN BY?

Director: Kankana Chakraborty

Synopsis: Story of two writers... two generations. 
Kamalesh Roy, a writer who has seen his golden days, but has not written anything in the last 10 years. Literally, lives in his study. 
Natasha Sen, a young writer, fresh out of University, interns for Kamalesh Roy.

The Short takes place in a study room, on a rainy evening, between a time-span of an hour and a half (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.)

The 15 minutes Film mainly highlights couple of questions.

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER  

 

AZULA

Director: Renan Diegues, Juliana Soares

Synopsis:Rafael is a rent boy that begins an unexpected and torrid love affair with a serious business man that quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality and threatens to turn his life and personality upside down.

BEST SCREENPLAY  

 

PRAWNS

Director: Swapnil Shetye

Synopsis: Our Short Film Prawns is talking about up & downs between relationship of Father & Son and how some situations change the father's prospective about education.

BEST EDITOR   

 

DES3NGAÑO

Director: Aniez Atlas

Synopsis: The story about a woman in love with another woman in love with a man

BEST PERFORMANCE (MALE)   

 

AZULA

Award Presented to: KAYQUE MARQUES 

Director: Renan Diegues, Juliana Soares

Synopsis:Rafael is a rent boy that begins an unexpected and torrid love affair with a serious business man that quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality and threatens to turn his life and personality upside down.

BEST PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)  

 

INNER CITY

Award Presented to: TINA BHATIYA  
Director: ASHUTOSH JHA

Synopsis: One harassed and distressed comes to Mumbai with his wife from a far flung native place of Bihar in search of a livelihood and comfortable life. Dazzling,bewildering,confounding and magnificent buildings and overcrowded and baffling traffic of the metro thrills him.He is amazed and excited in the new atmosphere.From day one he starts to look out for a job what so ever to support his basic needs but a considerable time elapsed, he could not .......

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