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JULY 2021  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

The Death of An Artist

Written & Directed by Songhuan Li

According to rumors, deep in the Mojave Desert, there is a centre that transcends time and space...

(USA)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Where Did The Time Go?

Written & Directed by Lucca Meloni

Douglas Quaresma, a human contradiction. An actor who walks with a masked balloon. This is the story of a lonely man during the coronavirus pandemic.

(Brazil)

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BEST DIRECTOR

Venus In The Fog

Directed by Yusuf Olmez

Cansu has always been afraid of being distanced from Oguz, but soon her concerns will become real in the most extreme way.

(Turkey)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

Heart of Stone

Written by Haraldur Pétursson, Hannah Holliman

Residing in a cave, hidden deep in the forest, Medusa keeps herself isolated away from others. Her only wish is to be left alone in solitude, yet time and time again self-proclaimed ‘heroes’ invade...

(UK)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Built Lands

Directed by Arturo Dueñas

Cinematography: Álvaro Sanz Pascual

In the late 60's a group of artists decided to settle in a village in the ‘darkest-deepest’ Spain. Today only Felix Cuadrado Lomas remains there, determined to reflect the landscape which surrounds him...

(Spain)

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BEST EDITING

Apathetic

Written & Directed by Lok Yi Tsoi

An apathetic girl realises she has always been sweeping her emotions under the carpet – if she is not apathetic, who is she?

(UK)

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BEST MUSIC

In the Name of God

Directed by Stephen Noorshargh, Sulymaan Hameed

Music: David Rubenstein

Inspired by Islamic fables, the story follows Samuel, a devout woodcutter and retired soldier, who years ago fought in the Holy Land during the Crusades.

(UK)

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BEST SOUND

THE UGLY TRUTH

Written & Directed by Krishna Ashu Bhati

Sound: Claudio Demel, Martin Hertel, Marvin H. Keil

Mona, her husband Theo and daughter Hanna live in an idyllic villa on the outskirts of Berlin...

(Germany)

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BEST ACTOR

CAN YOU HEAR THE CHOIR?

Written & Directed by Jacob Saul

Actor: David Warren as THE PRIEST

After being lured in by the choir, THE GENTLEMAN seeks answers from THE PRIEST who is informing him, preparing him… enlightening him. 

(UK)

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BEST ACTRESS

Who's Whose

Written & Directed by Laura Salagnac

Actress: Melina Åkerman Kvie as Charlotte

A shy young woman gets offered a once in a lifetime opportunity by her hero and mentor to exhibit her work at his upcoming exhibition, but all is too good to be true...

(Czech Republic)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Methods Of Mortal Men

Written & Directed by Aaron Tyler Gil

After the death of their parents, two desperate brothers must now provide for themselves, leading them on a violent pursuit of cash and credence.

(USA)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Dajla: cinema and oblivion

Directed by Arturo Dueñas

Life is still going on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 45 years. The celebration of a film festival, the Fisahara, breaks the monotony...

(Spain)