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JANUARY 2022  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

Òran na h-Eala

Written & Directed by Steve Exeter

A vivid dream exploration of Moira Shearer's heart and mind, just before and after she agreed to star in Powell and Pressburger's beloved cinema classic The Red Shoes, a decision that would change her life forever.

(UK)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Thaji Dias on Traditional Dance

Directed by Irushi Tennekoon

Thaji Dias is a performance artist and teacher, specialising in traditional Sri Lankan dance. She hails from a family of dancers and draws inspiration from her late grandparents Guru Chithrasena and Vajira...

(Sri Lanka)

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BEST DIRECTOR

The Cosmic Order

Written & Directed by Louis Krommenhoek

The Cosmic Order cannot seem to agree on the best creative approach to writing their second album. Josh, the bassist, believes in practice and experimentation, while Red, the frontman, wants to party. Inspiration will follow.

(UK)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

CHEST

Written & Directed by Aaron Irons

While filming a documentary series about Appalachian folklore and mythology, a crew of amateur filmmakers uncover the legend of a mysterious box hidden away deep in a wilderness area known as 'Jeffrey's Hell'.

(USA)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

CINNAMON

Directed by Shahid Kamal

Cinematography by Markus A Ljungberg

A newly-elected mayor is invited to attend a chat show. Whilst in the waiting room, the young mayor is reminded of childhood trauma after smelling cinnamon...

(UK)

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BEST EDITING

Metanoia

Directed by Hunter Johns

In a world decimated by airborne viruses, Henry embarks on a journey of healing when he is faced with the potential loss of his fiancé Lucy.

(UK)

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BEST MUSIC

Silence of Scent

Directed by Hasan Qureshi

Music by Chris Collins

Jen, a deaf girl pens down an unfortunate event from the past which is causing supernatural activities in her town and creates a fictional story in the present about the psychological impact of the past.

(China)

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BEST SOUND

Happier Alone

Directed by Lili Giacobino

Happier Alone is a short stop motion animation film by Lili Giacobino depicting the preferred lifestyle of an introverted man who has come to the realisation that he is happiest when he is living alone.

(UK)

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BEST ACTOR

Fight Night

Directed by Spencer K Tsang

Actor: Jasper Capalad as Eli

A high school student must make a decision when his environment pressures him into violence against his true identity.

(USA)

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BEST ACTRESS

For Your Own Good

Directed by Silvia Chen

Actress: Steph Garcia as Rosa

A Mexican mother decides that the best thing for her young daughter is sending her to the states when the U.S. government takes a new measure.

(USA)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

CHEST

Directed by Aaron Irons

While filming a documentary series about Appalachian folklore and mythology, a crew of amateur filmmakers uncover the legend of a mysterious box hidden away deep in a wilderness area known as 'Jeffrey's Hell'.

(USA)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Happier Alone

Written & Directed by Lili Giacobino

Happier Alone is a short stop motion animation film by Lili Giacobino depicting the preferred lifestyle of an introverted man who has come to the realisation that he is happiest when he is living alone.

(UK)