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Winners & Official Selection

Official Selection

October - 2023

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SPECIAL AWARDS:

Special Award: Short Film Of  The Month

Between Us, By Zhuoni Zhang. China

Special Award: Feature Film Of  The Month

The Whirlpool, By Den Hook. Russian Federation

--- SHORT FILM AWARDS ---

Best Drama Short Film

Surface Or Wasting Time In The Most Gleaming Spaces, By Mauricio Uribarri. Mexico

           

Best Comedy Short Film

Un Homme And A Lady, By Mitch Yapko. United States

           

Best Experimental Short Film

Quetzalcoatl, By Juan Moya. Colombia

 

Best Thriller Short Film

The Grandfather, By Alvaro Pruneda. Chile

 

Best Sci-Fi Short Film

Gidi Gidi Gi, By Iye Teblu. Colombia

 

Best Horror Short Film

Ophelia, By Jeff Burton. United States

 

Best Surrealist Short Film

The Umbrella Thief, By José Eduardo Lins. Brazil

 

Best Erotic Short Film

Palinopsia, By Emo Conn. United States

 

Best Musical Short Film

Wa Isjod Wa Iqtareb, By Suraya Alshehry, Nabila Abuljadayel. Saudi Arabia

 

Best Social Short Film

How Extremist Religions Spread In The New Era, By Francis Creed. United States

 

Best Indie Short Film

Akai Ito, By Riu Lohri. Switzerland

 

Best First Short Film By The Director

Sweet Remedy, By Javier Sarache Jr. United States

           

Best Student Short Film

Between Us, By Zhuoni Zhang. China

 

Best Microshort Film

Why Dogs Howl, By Sandi Johnson. United States

 

Best Animation Short Film

The Muralz, By Jeremy Lee. Malaysia

 

Best Documentary Short Film

The Perfect Shot: Antarctica, By Quinn Halleck. United States

--- Short Films: Cast & Crew Awards  ---

Best Director In A Short Film

Iye Teblu - Gidi Gidi Gi

Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Mitch Yapko / Un Homme And A Lady

Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Akai Ito / Riu Lohri, David Riedener

 

Best Female Director In A Short Film

Zhuoni Zhang / Between Us

Female Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Sandi Johnson / Why Dogs Howl

 

Best Young Director In A Short Film

Javier Sarache Jr.  / Sweet Remedy

Young Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Zhiqian Zhang / Invisible Cage

 

Best Screenplay In A Short Film

Zhuoni Zhang / Between Us

Screenplay Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Suraya Alshehry, Nabila Abuljadayel / Wa Isjod Wa Iqtareb

Screenplay Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Jeremy Lee / The Muralz

 

Best Lead Actor In A Short Film

James Kyson - Un Homme And A Lady

Lead Actor Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Gary Teitelbaum / Why Dogs Howl

Lead Actor Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Pedro Manoel Nabuco / The Umbrella Thief

 

Best Lead Actress In A Short Film

Yixuan Jiang / Between Us

Lead Actress Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Ashley Olds / Un Homme And A Lady

Lead Actress Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Barbara Saavedra / The Grandfather

 

Best Supporting Actor In A Short Film   

Between Us

Supporting Actor Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Don Guillermo - Gidi Gidi Gi

 

Best Supporting Actress In A Short Film

Josefa Ramos / The Grandfather

Supporting Actress Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Hayley O'connor / Why Dogs Howl

 

Best Cinematography In A Short Film

Jeff Burton / Ophelia

Cinematography Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Alvaro Pruneda Negrete / The Grandfather

Cinematography Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Juan Moya / Quetzalcoatl

 

Best Lighting In A Short Film

Catalina Leal / The Grandfather

Lighting Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Riu Lohri / Akai Ito

 

Best Art Direction In A Short Film

Shannon Balazs / Un Homme And A Lady

Art Direction Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Between Us

Art Direction Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Jeff Burton, Robert Mccann / Ophelia

 

Best Editing In A Short Film

Jeff Burton / Ophelia

Editing Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Adam Lukowski / Ego

 

Best Original Score In A Short Film

Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra - Wa Isjod Wa Iqtareb

Original Score Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Rapha Grumser / The Umbrella Thief

 

Best Production In A Short Film

Emily Skyle / Un Homme And A Lady

Production Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Alvaro Pruneda, Camila Atria, Fabian Saez / The Grandfather

Production Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Jose Fernando Holguin /  Gidi Gidi Gi

 

Best Sound Design In A Short Film

Matheus Cunha / The Umbrella Thief

Sound Design Honorable Mention In A Short Film 

Yukio Elien Lanz / Akai Ito

 

Best Costume Design In A Short Film

Lynn Blackhart / Un Homme And A Lady

 

Best Make Up In A Short Film

Dayna Green / Ophelia

--- AUDIENCE AWARDS ---

First Audience Award: Wa Isjod Wa Iqtareb, By Suraya Alshehry, Nabila Abuljadayel. Saudi Arabia

Second Audience Award: The Perfect Shot: Antarctica, By Quinn Halleck. United States

Third Audience Award: Gidi Gidi Gi, By Iye Teblu. Colombia    

---OTHERS---

Best Music Video         

Ego, By Adam Lukowski. United States

 

Best Short Screenplay 

Drugs And Bullets, By Ting Zhou. China

 

Best Poster 

The Whirlpool, By Den Hook. Russian Federation

 

Best Art Video

Strategic Meeting, By Dieter-Michael Grohmann. Belgium

--- FEATURE FILM AWARDS ---

Best Indie Feature

The Whirlpool, By Den Hook. Russian Federation

 

Best Lgbt Feature

Family Pride, Queer Aside, By Maria Millan. Venezuela                  

 

Best Experimental Feature

I 2 Aye, By Richard Philpott. United Kingdom

--- FEATURE FILMS: CAST & CREW AWARDS  ---

Best Director In A Feature Film

Denis Kryuchkov / The Whirlpool         

 

Best Female Director A Feature Film

Maria Millan / Family Pride, Queer Aside

 

Best Screenplay In A Feature Film

Maria Millan / Family Pride, Queer Aside

 

Best Lead Actor In A Feature Film

Marck Twin / Carnivore

 

Best Supporting Actor In A Feature Film

Diego Canavaro / Restarting My Life

 

Best Lead Actress In A Feature Film

Alena Mitroshina / The Whirlpool

 

Best Supporting Actress In A Feature Film

Lena Mathison / Suicidal Thinking

 

Best Cinematography In A Feature Film

Hayk Kirakosyan / The Whirlpool

 

Best Lighting In A Feature Film

The Psychiatrist

 

Best Art Direction In A Feature Film

Denis Kryuchkov / The Whirlpool

Art Direction Honorable Mention In A Feature Film 

 

Best Editing In A Feature Film

The Psychiatrist

 

Best Production In A Feature Film

Olga Loyanich, Alexander Kalushkin / The Whirlpool

 

Best Sound Design In A Feature Film

Aleksey Sinitsyn / The Whirlpool

 

Best Vfx In A Feature Film

Konstantin Listratov / The Whirlpool

 

Best Team Performance In A Feature Film

Carnivore

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LIVE SCREENING

Between Us, By Zhuoni Zhang. China

The Perfect Shot: Antarctica, By Quinn Halleck. United States

The Grandfather, By Alvaro Pruneda. Chile

Un Homme And A Lady, By Mitch Yapko. United States

Ophelia, By Jeff Burton. United States

Wa Isjod Wa Iqtareb, By Suraya Alshehry, Nabila Abuljadayel. Saudi Arabia

Gidi Gidi Gi, By Iye Teblu. Colombia

The Umbrella Thief, By José Eduardo Lins. Brazil

Akai Ito, By Riu Lohri. Switzerland

The Muralz, By Jeremy Lee. Malaysia

OFFICIAL SELECTION

 

Short Films

Akai Ito, By Riu Lohri. Switzerland

All Alone, By Garbis Reilly. United Kingdom

Between Us, By Zhuoni Zhang. China

Ego, By Adam Lukowski. United States

Extinction, By Violet Price. United States

Gidi Gidi Gi, By Iye Teblu. Colombia

Hate, By Warrin Dunne. United States

How Extremist Religions Spread In The New Era, By Francis Creed. United States

I'm Still Alive, By Enya Cronin. United States

In Two Pieces, By Ronan Matthias. . Australia

Invisible Cage, By Zhiqian Zhang. China

Lost, By Daniel Flores. Colombia

My Life, By Colton Allen. United States

Narcissistic To Death, By Natalie Maher. Israel

Ophelia, By Jeff Burton. United States

Palinopsia, By Emo Conn. United State

Peace, By Brody Cruz. Ecuador

Quetzalcoatl, By Juan Moya. Colombia

Resignation, By Neill Phelan. Australia

Strategic Meeting, By Dieter-Michael Grohmann. Belgium

Surface Or Wasting Time In The Most Gleaming Spaces, By Mauricio Uribarri. Mexico

Sweet Remedy, By Javier Sarache Jr. United States

The Grandfather, By Alvaro Pruneda. Chile

The Indulgence Of Viv Le Vac, By Danny Shaw. United Kingdom

The Muralz, By Jeremy Lee. Malaysia

The Perfect Shot: Antarctica, By Quinn Halleck. United States

The Umbrella Thief, By José Eduardo Lins. Brazil

Un Homme And A Lady, By Mitch Yapko. United States

Wa Isjod Wa Iqtareb, By Suraya Alshehry, Nabila Abuljadayel. Saudi Arabia

Why Dogs Howl, By Sandi Johnson. United States

Youth, By Jiu Ahn. Korea, Republic Of

 

Feature Films

Carnivore, By Damon King. United States

Family Pride, Queer Aside, By Maria Millan. Venezuela                  

i 2 Aye, By Richard Philpott. United Kingdom

Restarting My Life, By Ciara Buller. Italy

Suicidal Thinking, By Sean Maguir. United States

The Psychiatrist, By Ferrel Curran. Spain

The Whirlpool, By Den Hook. Russian Federation

 

Screenplay

Close To The Bottom, By Miguel Camargo. Costa Rica

Drugs And Bullets, By Ting Zhou. China

Stupid, By Michaella Martins. United States

 

Poster

Ophelia, By Jeff Burton. United States

The Perfect Shot: Antarctica, By Quinn Halleck. United States

The Whirlpool, By Den Hook. Russian Federation

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