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APRIL 2021 • OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

The Confession

Written & Directed by Stephen Drury Phillips

Synopsis:

What will you do when God asks you a simple question? Based on the true story and Novel "Apocalyptic Life", written by Stephen Drury Phillips.

Country: USA

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Ring

Written & Directed by Zhang Haoyu

Synopsis:

The story of a young man being persuaded to break up on the day of his proposal by his dead wife who comes back from the future.

Country: China

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BEST DIRECTOR

FIRASTYA

Written & Directed by

Vitthal Machindra Bhosale

Synopsis:

The village boy Pandurang is having big dreams but with limited resources. He must use willpower, guts, hard work and sacrifice to convert his dreams into reality.

Country: India

BEST SCREENPLAY

Ring

Written & Directed by Zhang Haoyu

Synopsis:

The story of a young man being persuaded to break up on the day of his proposal by his dead wife who comes back from the future.

Country: China

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyond Darkwave

Written & Directed by Dana Jordan Rothschild

Synopsis:

A meta exploration of one student filmmaker's journey to create a documentary in the midst of a global crisis.

Country: Australia

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BEST EDITING

Your Turn: Reverse Perspective

Written & Directed by Valeriy Pereverzev

Editing: Vadim Simakov & Valeriy Pereverzev

Synopsis:

A young actress is utterly lonely as a result of her own arrogance. She can no longer draw the line between her roles and real life...

Country: Russia

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BEST MUSIC

Kaali Maati

Written & Directed by Hemantkumar Mahale

Music Directors: Avinash - Vishwajeet

Synopsis:

A farmer from Pune District yields a harvest of gold from the black soil.

Country: India

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BEST SOUND

Pure Energy 2101

Written & Directed by Francisco García Mateos

Sound: Gervasio Santana

Synopsis:

In 2101 the air is unbreathable. The toxic dust stains everything around us with ocher. Humanity survives, but at a price that some are unwilling to pay.

Country: Spain

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BEST ACTOR

SINGULARITY

Written & Directed by Manish Balakrishnan

Actor: Siddhaarth Raghavan as Mrithun

Synopsis:

The inner conflicting mind of a theatre artist, playing his self acceptance situation. The collision of conflicting thoughts torment him as he battles with his biggest enemy - his over-thinking mind.

Country: India

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BEST ACTRESS

Against My Will

Written & Directed by Nils Lane

Actress: Lydie Misiek as Valérie

Synopsis:

Valérie, a successful woman, happy in her couple, has left her consulting firm to open a very popular restaurant...

Country: France

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Unconscious Projections

Written & Directed by Maddie Branagan

Synopsis:

An experimental response to both Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung's research into the analysis of dreams...

Country: UK

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GRAND JURY AWARD

JADE

Directed by Lara Singer

Synopsis:

JADE is a short film taken from our 'Stories Untold' project - a series of short films featuring London-based migrants. 

Country: UK