Winners 2020 SEPT Edition

Best short

ANNA

Directed by Dekel Berenson

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love. 

Best feature

THE DARKEST SORROWS

Directed by Brandon Gotto

Following a family tragedy, Iris and her father move to the countryside in their old holiday home. 
Their mourning will quickly lead them to bitterness and violence between father and daughter...

best documentary

THE NORMANS

Directed by Maurice Micallef

Ferocious and devout. 
And victorious colonizers. 
The Normans with their unbridled desire for power and Christian fervor used every weapon in their arsenal to reshape Northern France, the British Isles, Southern Italy and Sicily as far as the Holy Land. 
They were powerful rulers and state builders 
Their legacy, is unmistakably still evident.

Best experimental

INTO THE ABYSS

Directed by Waleed Sokkar

A visual expression film about mental health. It takes a look at the turbulent mind of a mentally depressed young man on the verge of committing suicide and the endless struggles he has trying to find peace within himself while living in a world that has lost track of what's important. But Is there any hope left for him?

Best SCI-FI

The Conspiracy of Dark Falls

Directed by Flynn Moores

There are many small towns and villages hidden in the mountains but only one hides a very dark secret. Nicholas Thorn is about to discover why people who ask too many questions in the town of Dark Falls don't stick around to find out the answers. Together with Agent Alex Fletcher the two embark on a mysterious journey to unravel the conspiracy that has taken over this town since the late eighties, but what they don't know is how deep the events of 1987 really go.

Best DEBUT FEATURE

DEATH BY WATER (JALASAMADHI)

Directed by VENU NAIR

Jalasamadhi deals with a disturbing issue plaguing the contemporary society - treatment of the 'unwanted elders'. It seems that in certain areas of the Kerala-Tamilnadu border (south India) there is still a practice of eliminating such elders as a secret ‘ritual’. Jalasamadhi opens with the murder of Muthu, a friend of Muniswami the protagonist, to protect his son’s vested interest in getting his father’s job in the pretext of this age-old ‘ritual’ or killing.

Best DEBUT DOCUMENTARY

RANGER

Directed by Michael Winfield 

A documentary about the population management challenges on a private game reserve in South Africa.

Best student

MUSYA

Directed by Maria Markina

Students from a Russian school in Toronto re-enact life stories of Maria Blagoveshchensky, a living witness to Stalin’s Reign of Terror for whom “life under the Soviets was worse than under the Germans during the war”. When the truth about millions of violently repressed prisoners of war comes out, their pride in the Soviet military triumph in WWII gets shaken. 

Best actor

Raytan R.K Rawling for 'The Darkest Sorrows'

Best actress

Margaux Colarusso for 'The Darkest Sorrows'

Best director

Brandon Gotto for 'The Darkest Sorrows'

Best CINEMATOGRAPHER

Waleed Sokkar for 'Into the Abyss'

Best micro budget

The Conspiracy of Dark Falls

nominations

SIMILE

Director SS Jishnu Dev

END OF SUMMER LOVE

Director Larry Rosen

GORYANKI

Director Maryam Makhieva 

ISLAND SUN

Director Raul Simao

HELLO SUNSHINE

Director  Luke Albert 

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