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Official Selection Films

Mauri Dark - Love Will Prevail
Director – Vesa Ranta
Duration – 4 minutes 29 seconds
Country – Finland

Remember My Name - Episode 01 - Creating a Star...r
Director – Sonny Vrebac
Duration – 9 minutes 10 seconds
Country – Australia

Pedidos (Orders)
Director – Roberto I. Ercolalo
Duration – 1 minute
Country – Spain

Dear Bhargava
Director – Ramnath Shanbhag
Duration – 16 minutes 6 seconds
Country – India

Below A Dark Wood
Director – Bill Slovick
Duration – 13 minutes 9 seconds
Country – United States

Lamppost
Director – Chinh Mai
Duration – 5 minutes 18 seconds
Country – United States

A Day Off
Director – Vikrant Mahalle
Duration – 12 minutes 36 seconds
Country – India

Abandonment
Director – Sagnik Dutta Gupta
Duration – 15 minutes
Country – India

my dear quarantine
Director – Ewa Maria Wolska
Duration – 5 minutes 19 seconds
Country – Poland

the game just got real
Director – bellopropello
Duration – 60 seconds
Country – Switzerland

The Traveller
Director – Sam Crewmanink
Duration – 5 minutes 58 seconds
Country – United States

b(l)ackstage
Director – Daniel Limmer
Duration – 1 minute
Country – Austria

BLUNDA
Director – Fredrik Hellqvist
Duration – 9 minutes 2 seconds
Country – Sweden

Lui
Director – Cédric Friedli, Yann Moeckli
Duration – 19 minutes 30 seconds
Country – Switzerland

Concrete Creations
Director – Madeline Toal
Duration – 11 minutes 32 seconds
Country – Canada

For Me
Director – Haley Jacobsen
Duration – 7 minutes 2 seconds
Country – United States

WHO

Director – Robbin D. Li

Duration – 10 minutes 30 seconds

Country – Australia

 

I am Who I am

Director – Izaskun Arandia

Duration – 10 minutes

Country – Spain

 

Heartache

Director – Kris Langford

Duration – 5 minutes 50 seconds

Country – Canada

 

... And He Found Me...

Director – Aniez Atlas

Duration – 8 minutes

Country – Spain

 

Adarnia : A sci-fi shortfilm

Director – CLEMHYN MORALES ESCOSORA

Duration – 10 minutes 47 seconds

Country – Japan

 

Rien que ça

Director – Léo Colomina

Duration – 8 minutes 8 seconds

Country – France

 

Being Brave

Director – Joffre Faria Silva

Duration – 20 minutes

Country – Canada

 

THE DECIPIO

Director – Jason Gullifer

Duration – 12 minutes 15 seconds

Country – United States

 

Refuge

Director – Mehmet Tığlı

Duration – 16 minutes 49 seconds

Country – Turkey

 

Ant And Human

Director – Cevahir Çokbilir

Duration – 12 minutes

Country – Turkey

 

JUDGEMENT

Director – Gurlove Singh Ratol

Duration – 4 minutes 4 seconds

Country – India

 

Killat

Director – Saurabh Dixit

Duration – 9 minutes 22 seconds

Country – India

 

Bravery

Director – Guy Shilo

Duration – 3 minutes 9 seconds

Country – Israel

 

Nuclear Family

Director – Faustine Crespy

Duration – 19 minutes 12 seconds

Country – Belgium

 

OSA LACHTARISA (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Director – ZAMANFU

Duration – 4 minutes 51 seconds

Country – Greece

 

Cleaning

Director – Pietro Maria Rusca

Duration – 1 minute

Country – Italy

 
Winner Films
BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS
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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM 

Rien que ça

Director - Léo Colomina

Synopsis: Mélanie, a sparkling young girl full of life, has a dream : to sing. To make her voice soar and resonate on the most beautiful stages. However, she faces a lack of understanding from her family and mockery from her schoolmates.

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BEST INDIAN SHORT FILM 

JUDGEMENT

Director - Gurlove Singh Ratol

Synopsis: When there's an allegation that you've committed a crime/sin, you appear in the court for a trial. You try to manipulate things by offering bribe, power etc if you know you're guilty. What if the judge already knows what sins you have committed? Will anything with? Will there be a fair judgement?

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BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM 

Abandonment

Director - Sagnik Dutta Gupta

Synopsis: On a stormy night, a needy man picks up a wallet full of money, only to find the owner observing him closely. To his surprise, the brooding owner begs him to keep the purse as he won’t be needing it anymore. It is revealed that the latter intends to commit suicide before the dawn. It's up to the poor, yet compassionate man to convince the grieving stranger to change his mind before it's too late.

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BEST LGBT SHORT FILM 

Dear Bhargava

Director - Ramnath Shanbhag

Synopsis: "Dear Bhargava", a Kannada short film (2021) of approximately 16 minutes is a story of a gay son who due to the obligations of social stigma decides to move out of the country and disconnects himself from a family with the fear of disapproval of his sexuality. After few years of him staying apart comes back home due to his father’s demise. Post rituals, he happens to find a letter in his father’s closet addressed to him. The letter enfolds with the narrative of the father’s love and an explanation towards ...................

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BEST WEB SERIES 

Remember My Name - Episode 01 - Creating a Star...r

Director - Sonny Vrebac

Synopsis: Christie is interrupted whilst filming her most recent video for ' The Bachelor' by her Parents Kevin and Faye. In a moment flippant frustration, they suggest she try a new route and start her own show. Christie fueled by this suggestion recruits Justin to film every moment of her life and introduce the world to 'Christies World'…because who wouldn’t want to watch that?

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BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Mauri Dark - Love Will Prevail

Director - Vesa Ranta

Synopsis: music video

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BEST 1 MINUTE SHORT FILM

Pedidos (Orders)

Director - Roberto I. Ercolalo

Synopsis: Maria, expectantly, prepares herself at home to receive someone in times of a pandemic.
The pandemic has shown the need for human beings as social beings, this is a message in a 1-minute short film.

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

For Me

Director - Haley Jacobsen

Synopsis: A Slice Of Life: Liposuction

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BEST ANIMATION FILM

Adarnia : A sci-fi shortfilm

Director - CLEMHYN MORALES ESCOSORA

Synopsis: Adarnia is a 3D CG animated sci-fi short film about the once utopian ancient city called Adarnia. Overthrown by a ruthless military leader, the now totalitarian state and its army of android soldiers find themselves interrupted by the sudden appearance of a mysterious intruder. These soldiers chase the masked biker from the well-guarded city to the uncharted outskirts of Adarnia, revealing the intruder's true identity, purpose, and a glimpse into the deep history of Adarnia's sci-fi world.

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BEST DRAMA FILM

A Day Off

Director - Vikrant Mahalle

Synopsis: The inspiration of this story is human relationships in different strata of society. As a human being, we are always curious about the social relations we all carry in day-to-day circumstances, and an irony attached to it. We all possess love, hate, empathy, sympathy, affection and agony within the social instances, and so we understand that human instincts are inborn complex patterns of behavior that exist in most of us. This story is an impression of our own experiences and interpretations...........

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BEST EXPERIMENT FILM

The Traveller

Director - Sam Crewmanink

Synopsis: After a lifetime away, a traveller returns to his home and must face the questions that await us all.

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BEST HORROR FILM

Lui

Director - Cédric Friedli & Yann Moeckli

Synopsis: Samira returns home after her mother died. As soon as she and her ex-boyfriend arrive at the empty family house, a stranger starts following the young lady. She tries to explain to Enrick that she's scared but he doesn't take her seriously because she suffers from psychological issues. She remains alone with her anxiety while that presence feels more and more intrusive.

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BEST JURY AWARD

THE DECIPIO

Director - Jason Gullifer

Synopsis: After years of working undercover, Agent Victor O'Connor becomes unhinged as he discovers things aren't exactly as they seem.

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BEST DIRECTOR

Award goes to: Kris Langford

Heartache

Director - Kris Langford

Synopsis: A man experiences the excitement and anguish of online dating.

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BEST DOP - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Award goes to: Max Putintsev

Being Brave

Director - Joffre Faria Silva

Synopsis: Beckett, a precocious and resilient twelve-year-old, travels the bumpy road of a young boy living in complicated times. Beckett craves the love and acceptance of his divorced parents, but sees it jeopardized by the constant bullying he receives at school because of his father’s sexuality.
Incensed by the latest homophobic taunts by his mother’s new boyfriend’s son - Spencer - Beckett reacts, standing up for himself and unleashing ................

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BEST SCREENWRITER 

Award goes to: Faustine Crespy

Nuclear Family

Director - Faustine Crespy

Synopsis: Jules, 18 years old, reluctantly spends his holidays in the naturist campsite of his childhood. He is torn between his attraction for the beautiful Karim, a seasonal worker on the textile beach, and the depression of his mother Adèle, who refuses to let him grow up.

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BEST EDITOR

Award goes to: Saurabh Dixit

Killat

Director - Saurabh Dixit

Synopsis: Killat, This is a story of a mother who takes great pride in serving her son-in-law, Damaad Babu, with best hospitality on his first visit to her house. When Damaad Babu asks for an extra bucket of water while bathing, Mother and daughter struggle their way through to find a bucket of water in the village. Her struggles have a sense of levity in depiction, but one can clearly understand the gravity of the situation she is in during her.................

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BEST MALE ACTOR

Award goes to: Aniez Atlas

... And He Found Me...

Director - Aniez Atlas

Synopsis: Looks are deceiving as what's on the outside doesn't seem to match what's on the inside...or does it?

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BEST FEMALE ACTOR

Award goes to: Arzu Suriçi Kireççi

Refuge

Director - Mehmet Tığlı

Synopsis: This is the true story of an Iraqi male college student and a female rape victim from Syria, who come across each other in Istanbul. While the Iraqi guy is trying to get away from Istanbul as soon as possible in order to continue his education in Italy and meet his lover over there, the only thing that the woman wants is stay alive and feel secure.

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BEST QUARANTINE FILM (COVID-19 VIRUS FILM)

my dear quarantine

Director - Ewa Maria Wolska

Synopsis: "My dear quarantine" is a short, simple story from the time of pandemic–a poetic view of isolation, loneliness and boredom.

The inspiration for the film came during the complete lockdown, when many of us suffered from being closed up in concrete cubes. At the same time, however, something extraordinary happened: wild animals all over the world, intrigued by the sudden silence and peace, visited city centers. Animals walked the city streets, looked into the houses through windows and fences, got to....................