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Best of Festival
Night Fire, Director Brando Benetton 42:23 USA
Best International Animation & Script
The Afterbirth, Directors Ignacio Rodó & Blanca Bonet 4:00 Spain
Best USA Animation
The Ribbon, Director Polla-Ilariya Kozino 4:25 USA
A young girl suddenly finds herself in a beautiful imaginary world. As she explores this enchanting place, the long ribbon of her dress gets caught, holding her back. As she pulls on the ribbon to break free, a completely unexpected journey begins.
Best International Cinematography
Just Like Water, Director Manos Triantafillakis 12:54 Greece
The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator. Moreover, the movie seeks to promote the natural beauty of the island of Crete on which the father left his imprint. More...
Best International Short w/ No Words
The Other, Director Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi 25:00 Iran
Most Unique Perspective
Aurora, Director Massimiliano Gallo 8:12 Italy
Aurora, an autistic little girl, spends her days with her mother and brother, covered by a veil like a ghost.
She has chosen to isolate herself from guilty when his father decided to leave the family.
A voice-over, which represents the consciousness of Aurora, accompanies the whole story that goes on with a mix between past and present, until the resolution of the family drama.
Best USA Short (Horror)
Below A Dark Wood, Director Bill Slovick 13:09 USA
Best International Animation
Balance, Director Raymond Limantara 3:38 Singapore
Best International Short (Comedy)
Noir Brothers, Director Daniele Gangemi 9:31 Italy
In a frenetic, chaotic and disordered Catania, Renny and François, the second impeccable and the first decidedly off-putting, are the right men to solve the strangest and most desperate cases imaginable. More...
Best 3 for 1 USA Film by a Director/Writer & Actor
True Love by Director Marc Herrmann 14:54 USA
Best International Experiemental
L'Appât, Director Tang Chenglong 5:51 China
Best International Short (Drama)
And We Collide, Director, Dongni Lanca Li 19:00 China
Purple Dictatorship Director, Matheus Moura 23:00 Brazil
Yeda, a green woman, sells bread to support the house where she lives with her sick husband. Through the context of green people, we know the reality of those who live on the edge of a purple and conservative society. An opportunity makes Yeda rethink her identity and values.
The Burning Red, Director FABRIZIO ANCILLAI 15:00 Italy
The short movie talks about the thematic of violence against women and its different facets and implications through the love story of Luca and Marzia who, separately and each one from its own point of view, tell us their last evening together. More...
Blue Rose, Director, Tijuana Layne 46:56 Canada
Mothers, Directors George ve Gänæaard & Horia Cucută 4:00 Romania
Contusion, Director Amin Anari 14:50 Iran
A teenage girl wants to get a divorce and has gone to the Iranian Forensic Medicine Department to get a certificate to remove her husband's name from her birth certificate. There, her mother, a traditional woman, objects the presence of a number of interns to attend her daughter's virginity examination.
May the World Not Carry You Director, Rozalia Ogonowska 3:33 Poland