AWARD WINNERS

9c393c7878-poster.jpg

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM 

 

The Water Spring

Written & Directed by Carlos Ignacio Trioni Bellone 

Synopsis:

Bernado, a 9-year-old boy, lives in the mountains with his family. One day, he meets a little girl. Together, they discover a secret in a nearby forest.

Country: Argentina

554381301f-poster_edited.jpg

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT FILM 

 

Life Gone With The Wind

Written by Omid Gharibi

Directed by Siavash Saedpanah

Synopsis:

A story of an old woman who remembers her bitter memories of childhood when she sees a kite. Based on child marriage in the middle east.

Country: Iran

7652f008eb-poster.jpg

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM 

 

Stuck In 2020

Written & Directed by Dong Yuhao

Synopsis:

The film documents the process in which volunteers of the Lancaster University Chinese Students & Scholars Association handed out "health kits" to Chinese Students who remained at the university and could not get home.

Country: UK/China

be6bdf2753-poster.jpg

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM 

 

No Change

Written by Zak Jaques & George Kroon

Directed by Zak Jaques

Synopsis:

No Change follows the experiences of Andrew, a rough sleeper living on the UK streets. The story is based on the real life accounts of Andrew Fraser, author of the book "Invisible" (published by Freedom Press).

Country: UK

Screenshot 2020-09-05 at 11.02.44 AM.png

BEST DIRECTOR 

 

Suddenly A Tree

Written & Directed by Safi Yazdanian

Synopsis:

Farhad tells the story of his life to a psychiatrist.

Country: Iran

347886fc88-poster.jpg

BEST SCREENPLAY 

 

Raheel

Written & Directed by Ayat Asadi Rahbar

Synopsis:

Raheel, an Afghan national, has illegally travelled to Iran to look for her husband, but there comes up some problems that leave her no hope to move ahead.

Country: Iran

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

 

The River Will Carry Them

Written & Directed by Keyi Zhang

Cinematography: Chris Song

 

Synopsis:

The geological explorer Bin finds a "non-existent" river in the mountains, which guides him gradually to find his lover who had died in the past.

Country: China

BEST EDITING 

 

Magnum Opus

Written & Directed by Myriam Khammassi

Editor: Med Aziz Zariat

Synopsis:

In his quest for the perfect sculpture, aiming to reproduce the human body and especially the flesh, Slim, a sculptor, will go as far as kill to create the perfect exposure, the perfect mix between
pulp and clay.

Country: Tunisia

Screenshot 2020-09-05 at 11.02.44 AM.png

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 

 

Suddenly A Tree

Written & Directed by Safi Yazdanian

Music: Christophe Rezai

Synopsis:

Farhad tells the story of his life to a psychiatrist.

Country: Iran

BEST SOUND DESIGN 

 

MODEM

Written & Directed by İzem Ayşegül Topal

Sound: Onur Güngör

 

Synopsis:

Throughout the movie, we see the character we call ‘Person’ trying to escape from his loneliness by watching what other people do in a virtual environment.

Country: Turkey

9c393c7878-poster.jpg

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 

 

The Water Spring

Written & Directed by Carlos Ignacio Trioni Bellone 

Art Direction: Marina Pessuto

Synopsis:

Bernado, a 9-year-old boy, lives in the mountains with his family. One day, he meets a little girl. Together, they discover a secret in a nearby forest.

Country: Argentina

12da239f21-poster (1).jpg

BEST VISUAL FX 

 

Light Room

Written, Directed & Edited by Pouya Aghelizadeh

Synopsis:

Light Room is a space in the depth of a filmmaker's mind to enter. Entering this room is a new life in the world of light and color...

Country: Iran

8-poster_Gourmandises.jpg

BEST HAIR, MAKEUP & COSTUME 

 

Gourmandises

Directed by Hira Park & Samuel Yon

Hair, Makeup & Costume: Hira Park, Rebecca Rever,

 Nicoleta Tigoulet & Louise Top

Synopsis:

To recover the beauty that her sister Snow White stole from her, the witch conspires to poison an apple so that she can eat her body.

Country: France

e88c5d3ae4-poster.jpg

BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER 

 

Born Of The Earth

Written by Omid Mirzaie & Keyvan Taghie

Directed by Mojgan Bayat

Synopsis:

Abdou is a Yemeni war-torn boy whose body is saved by an Iranian captain in the open waters. After entering Iran, he is entrusted to an Iranian family by the captain.

Country: Iran

Screenshot 2020-09-05 at 12.20.44 PM.png

BEST ACTOR 

 

Raheel

Written & Directed by Ayat Asadi Rahbar

Actor: Majid Seifi

Synopsis:

Raheel, an Afghan national, has illegally travelled to Iran to look for her husband, but there comes up some problems that leave her no hope to move ahead.

Country: Iran

BEST ACTRESS 

 

Bed Bug

Written & Directed by Pourya Osati

Actress: Sahar Setvat as Alla

Synopsis:

The movie narrates the story of Alla who lives in a dormitory. She happens to find out that the guard of the dorm has abused one of her friends. Alla decides to inform those in charge of the dormitory to get the guard fired. 

Country: Iran

Screenshot 2020-09-05 at 12.37.57 PM.png

BEST CHILD ACTOR 

 

Suddenly A Tree

Written & Directed by Safi Yazdanian

Actor: Arman Moradi as Young Farhad

Synopsis:

Farhad tells the story of his life to a psychiatrist.

Country: Iran

BEST DRAMA SHORT FILM 

 

You Really Got Me

Written by Hayley Osborne

Directed by Joe. J Walker and Hayley Osborne

Synopsis:

It's 1964. James and Linda are young and in love, until one day she disappears. 43 years later he finds her, but James has to find out: is it always best to know the truth? 

 

 

Country: UK

f95f530cde-poster_edited.jpg

BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM 

 

The Fregoli Project

Written by Elisha Luckett

Directed by Samuel Broadous

Synopsis:

A short comedy that comments the white saviour complex through the story of Danny as he tries to complete a construction project with an all Black team, but fails to distinguish anyone apart.

Country: USA

5-poster_NEBULA (1).jpg

BEST HORROR SHORT FILM 

 

Nebula

Written by Borja Ros Espejo & Sandra Martínez Orenes

Directed by Borja Ros Espejo

Synopsis:

A girl receives a box where she finds a sinister photo. Then, some strange things start to happen...

Country: Spain

ffe5f38620-poster.jpg

BEST HISTORICAL SHORT FILM 

 

Shattered

Written by Brogan Waller-Parkinson

Directed by Teresa Moorhead

Synopsis:

Set in the Netherlands during the Second World War, Ilse is Jewish. She lives in fear of what the Nazi occupation will mean for her and her brother. In four short years, her life is shattered by the horrors of the war.

Country: UK

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM 

 

La Bestia Humana

Written & Directed by Javier Campo & Lucio Cruces

Synopsis:

Fantasy/animation based on the cyclops social assistance report.

Country: Spain

Copy of Silver CIty - Poster Summer 2020

BEST LGBTQ+ SHORT FILM 

 

Park View

Written & Directed by Tab Ballis

Synopsis:

The 1990 murder of Talana Kreeger, in the Southern coastal community of Wilmington, NC, still challenges our assumptions about legal, religious, and media responses to LGBTQ hate crimes.

Country: USA

BEST POSTER 

 

Bambiland

Written & Directed by Danilo Stanimirović

Synopsis:

Strahinja has just finished acting school and he works as a clown in a kid’s playhouse. Bambiland is a big amusement park in his home town which was open when he was a child. Now, it is an abandoned, creepy place and as such it represents a metaphor for Strahinja’s generation in Serbia.

Country: Serbia

314f26de76-poster.jpg

GRAND JURY AWARD 

 

Tangled

Written & Directed by Katie Lai

Synopsis:

Inspired by an Asian myth, the red thread of fate means that people who are destined to fall in love are tied together by a red thread around the pinky finger.

Country: UK

BEST SHORT SCRIPT 

 

We're Fine

Written by Alicia Ocana

Country: USA

Finalists:

Undone Written by Tom Carroway

Ashes Written by Alicia Ocana

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT 

 

Bombshell

Written by Ludwig Leidig & Brett Williams

Country: Australia

Finalists:

The Forge Written by Howard W. Robertson

Grief Written by Kyle Gray

BEST TV PILOT SCRIPT 

 

'Blue Spice Queen'

Written by Dean Harakas

Country: USA

Finalists:

Devildog Written by James O'Neal

Sunshine State Written by Sophia George 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Jo & Kessy

Are You Listening?

Amir

Feel India

47

Orangutan

Patio

Gando

Delinquere

Sanders Complaint

Wait A Moment

Perspective

Peshmargas From Britain 

Mei (The Truth)

Christopher & The Freaks

The Hands

Chennai Diaries

Play Me

Space Queens

Voice Of Majesty

Among The Hills

Ay San

Pause

Crickets

What's On The Menu?

Adaption