Winners 2020 December Edition

Best short

UNBLINDED

Directed by Paul Jerndal

Emma who is struggling with depression gets embroiled in a passionate relationship with Mark, an egocentric pop star. Her vulnerability and his recklessness reach a climax one evening when Emma finds the strength to resist.

Best feature

JIYAN

Directed by Otis Birdy

Inspired by a true story, "Jiyan" (=life) recounts the daily life of Nerol, a young Syrian Kurdish boy (17) who arrived in Switzerland without his parents.

He spends his winter in anxiety and insomnia because of his past (unknown to the viewer) and the situation of his mother who remained in the country, then in conflict.

Throughout the film, Nerol lives between anger and love, accompanied by his closest friends, Kurdo and Khaled and his educator Renaud.

best documentary

MAIZIDIAN

Directed by Helene Zhuge

Photographer George met nine people unable to return to their home countries just like him. They shared stories about what they had been through in Beijing during Covid-19 and surprisingly he discovered they all felt the same things.

Best experimental

CARING FOR YOUR CARCASS

Directed by Johanne Chagnon

"Caring for your carcass" is made up of short performances, the result of creative explorations, grouped into sections like the chapters of a poetic collection. This dark montage is made up of elements related to death, injury, decomposition like rituals of mourning and desolation, but is also crossed by the tenderness of gentle gestures, a healing and soothing red.

Best animation

BALADS OF MUSIC NOTES

Directed by Xi Chengzhuo

For every piano player, there is a world of notes in the score book, and every performance is a journey into this world. Books are the carrier of the world. In the same world, the people who enter and the way they play are different. What happens when two different players enter the world

Best student

MANHUNT

Directed by Charles Solly

Everyone is capable of foul things. When Rodger Flank is invited to play a drinking game with a tight group of friends from college, things start to go terribly wrong. Told out of sequence, and from both sides of the fence, Manhunt is a story of revenge, psychosis, and childhood’s end.

Best NARRATIVE

MARY MARY QUITE CONTRARY

Directed by TinNgai Chan

A distraught psychiatrist tries to comfort her broken patient who locks himself in the bathroom at a home office.

Best COMEDY

THE BEAST OF ROMNEY MARSH

Directed by Igor Emmerich

Ace TV reporter Paton Patel goes on the trail of The Beast of Romney Marsh and comes across some very strange witnesses.

Best DEBUT

FISH ALSO DROWN

Directed by Robert Yun, Anton Chikishev

This is a story about Roman from Hadera, Israel, who is an immigrant in his 30's, married to a beautiful tyrant, and is currently unemployed.

He is being sent from the governmental employment bureau to unskilled jobs at factories and production plants, eluding his in-laws who see him as a burden and failure because they still don't have children.

Best drama

HONEY CYCLE

Directed by Yudelka Heyer

A group of surviving women of different ethnicity and social class meet in a Center for Domestic Violence. Seeking counseling and help, thus narrating their stories of guilt, frustrations and fears.

Best sci-fi

A.I.

Directed by Yifan Du

Alice and Robert are a couple who have been married for many years. Because of some quarrel, Alice accidentally killed Robert by mistake. In order to cover up this incident and make up for her mistake, she contacted an underground scientist and extracted Robert's memory and put it into the body of the clone robot, but only deleted the memory of being mistakenly killed by Alice and all quarrels, thus giving birth to the A.I. robot with Robert's memory and appearance. Until one day Alice peeks into Robert's diary and discovers a shocking secret that she is also an A.I. robot.

Best fan film

STAR WARS: ORIGINS

Directed by Phil Hawkins

Two archeologists make an amazing discovery that has the power to unite the World during a critical moment in history - if they're not silenced first.

Best music video

ON WENLOCK EDGE

Directed by Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood

A story of love, loss, and learning to let go. 

An elderly man, Edward, sits with his dog on a park bench watching the sun set over London’s skyscraper-etched skyline. A sudden storm forces Edward back to his solitary flat and into stormy memories of his youth in the hills of rural Shropshire and the people he once loved and lost.

Best Inspirational

SALAR GILRS

Directed by ​Zhang Zidong

The film's story, which takes place in the early 21st century, is about two Salar sisters’ different destinies, focusing on the education and growth of Salar women, as they awaken their own sense of independence, and seek lives beyond their cultural boundaries , through self improvement and live and take responsibility for themselves as part of the modern world ...

Best THRILLER

THE REPOSSESION

Directed by ​Jack Venturo

A lost woman in an abandoned place trying to find her way home.

Best horror

Gerİ DönüŞüm

Re-Transform

Directed by ​Elİf Hamamci

As the gravedigger prepares for the next funeral, every time he digs a hole he wonders about his own death. Leyla has passed away that day and her family, gathered at the funeral, upset. In tears, Leyla's son, who is preparing to lower the body notices a white cloth inside the grave.

Best social

COUPLE

Directed by ​Jeon Joohyun

an ugly woman, a lookism man, a love story between two people

Best actor

Luke Frisbie for  ‘A.I.’

Best actress

Marie Everett for ‘Star Wars:Origins’

Best director

 Paul Jerndal for 'Unblinded'

Best CINEMATOGRAPHER

David Meadows & James Oldham  for 'Star Wars:Origins'

nominations

UNDERAGE ENGINEERS

Director Aleksandra Skowron, Hanna Polak

Underage Engineers" – is a documentary film about how an individual can change the lives of a typical teenager

LET ME HAVE MY HANDS AGAIN

Director Konstantin Selin

Microsurgeon Vadim Keosyan is known far beyond borders of Krasnoyarsk thanks to his talented hands.

HYPOCRICITY

Director Sean Muir

A day in the lives of the skeleton crew of a rundown news station begins with an unorthodox job interview.

SOLUS

Director Dan Deluca 

Taking some time to try clear his head in a remote location, Daniel finds himself in a state of repetitiveness as the days continue to pass and finding comfort with a peculiar friend.

THREE DAYS

Director Olli Slatter 

Holly Collins embarks on a three day road trip across the country to visit her terminally ill grandmother

I AM YOUR SISTER

Director Claudia Priddy, Zoë Ellender

A young, Irish woman making her way to an abortion appointment

WILT

Director Wes Worthing

A woman endures the stages of grief following a relationship breakup. Flowers in the room symbolically die as she wilts emotionally.

A LETTER TO SARAH

Director Carolin Pech

De Tu I De Mi 
OF YOU AND ME

Director Marc Vadillo Aguilar

Personal relationships this past year have changed. A context where to wear a mask and distance yourself; it ends up affecting the way we communicate.

Con(S)Ciencia 
AWARENESS

Director  Ana Marina Sanz

CONSCIENCIA explores various individual points of view on the perception of the social environment; the current moment, the nostalgia of the past and the vision of the future as a society. 

FREEBIRD

Director  Daniel Portugal 

Gus can't have a normal life ... his insecurities are getting more and more unbearable.

BEHCET SYNDROME

Director Pang Guolin

This is a group of people who live towards death. They walk far through the narrow gate and see the glimmer of light.

A MOUNTAIN AND ROAD

Director Timmy Woo

The film focuses on Wu Qingyun’s voluntary donation of his body. Wu Qingyun’s parents died young. This important decision lies in the hands of the conservative and traditional grandfather Wu Qingyun.

EL RIO

Director Zorrilla Ortiz Rodney

River, time, wind, trees, birds, hunger, silence, sand, fish, river.

Der Engel Der Geschichte

THE ANGEL OF HISTORY

Director Esser Eric

A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one behind the other.

EMBERS

Director Fu Yong

This film is based on the real events of Wenchuan earthquake. 

Xie Shouju and her husband Tang Xiong were buried under the ruins of a sudden earthquake. Xie Shouju was rescued,

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