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APRIL 2021  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

The Confession

Written & Directed by Stephen Drury Phillips

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.

(USA)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Ring

Written & Directed by Zhang Haoyu

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.

(China)

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BEST DIRECTOR

FIRASTYA

Written & Directed by

Vitthal Machindra Bhosale

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.

(India)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

Ring

Written & Directed by Zhang Haoyu

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.

(China)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyond Darkwave

Written & Directed by Dana Jordan Rothschild

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

(Australia)

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BEST EDITING

Your Turn: Reverse Perspective

Written & Directed by Valeriy Pereverzev

Editing: Vadim Simakov & Valeriy Pereverzev

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...

(Russia)

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BEST MUSIC

Kaali Maati

Written & Directed by Hemantkumar Mahale

Music Directors: Avinash - Vishwajeet

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

(India)

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BEST SOUND

Pure Energy 2101

Written & Directed by Francisco García Mateos

Sound: Gervasio Santana

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.

(Spain)

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BEST ACTOR

SINGULARITY

Written & Directed by Manish Balakrishnan

Actor: Siddhaarth Raghavan as Mrithun

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.

(India)

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BEST ACTRESS

Against My Will

Written & Directed by Nils Lane

Actress: Lydie Misiek as Valérie

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

(France)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Unconscious Projections

Written & Directed by Maddie Branagan

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

(UK)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

JADE

Directed by Lara Singer

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

(UK)