Red Chairs

JULY 2021 • OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

The Death of An Artist

Written & Directed by Songhuan Li

Synopsis:

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

Country: USA

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Where Did The Time Go?

Written & Directed by Lucca Meloni

Synopsis:

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.

Country: Brazil

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BEST DIRECTOR

Venus In The Fog

Directed by Yusuf Olmez

Synopsis:

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

Country: Turkey

BEST SCREENPLAY

Heart of Stone

Written by Haraldur Pétursson, Hannah Holliman

Synopsis:

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 wishing to see her slain.

Country: UK

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Built Lands

Directed by Arturo Dueñas

Cinematography: Álvaro Sanz Pascual

Synopsis:

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...

Country: Spain

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BEST EDITING

Apathetic

Written & Directed by Lok Yi Tsoi

Synopsis:

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

Country: UK

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BEST MUSIC

In the Name of God

Directed by Stephen Noorshargh, Sulymaan Hameed

Music: David Rubenstein

Synopsis:

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.

Country: UK

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BEST SOUND

THE UGLY TRUTH

Written & Directed by Krishna Ashu Bhati

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

Synopsis:

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

Country: Germany

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BEST ACTOR

CAN YOU HEAR THE CHOIR?

Written & Directed by Jacob Saul

Actor: David Warren as THE PRIEST

Synopsis:

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

Country: UK

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BEST ACTRESS

Who's Whose

Written & Directed by Laura Salagnac

Actress: Melina Åkerman Kvie as Charlotte

Synopsis:

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...

Country: Czech Republic

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Methods Of Mortal Men

Written & Directed by Aaron Tyler Gil

Synopsis:

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

Country: USA

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Dajla: cinema and oblivion

Directed by Arturo Dueñas

Synopsis:

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...

Country: Spain