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MARCH - APRIL 2022  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

When The Clapping Stops
Directed by Cameron Perry

Written by Sam Briggs

Matty - a young and dedicated care worker - meets his match when his agency assigns him to middle-aged firecracker and epilepsy sufferer, June.

(UK)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Fuori dalla città / Outside the city

Directed by Brace Beltempo, Domenico Lombardini

Written by Domenico Lombardini

Outside the city – nothing.

(Italy)

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BEST DIRECTOR

Abyssus / 坠落飞升

Written & Directed by Dong Yuhao

A story about dreams in a strange world where there are two species, humans and water monsters. 

(UK)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

A Poet in the Loop / 龙眼,苹果

Written & Directed by Yibo Zheng

College student Xu Meng struggles with avoidant attachment. 

(China)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Abyssus / 坠落飞升

Written & Directed by Dong Yuhao

A story about dreams in a strange world where there are two species, humans and water monsters. 

(UK)

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BEST EDITING

FORTRESS

Directed by ZALESKY'S / Slawek Zalewski

Authorities declare a state of siege. Residents are getting ready to defend. A visually impaired old man becomes the commander...

(Poland)

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BEST MUSIC

Resonance

Directed & Composed by Rebecca Doherty

A woman arrives for a piano lesson to find her teacher playing a piece that has no name and no ending...

(UK)

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BEST SOUND

Miss Rabbit

Written & Directed by Yen-Wei Lu

Score by Hsiang-Hsiu Hung

A picture book author facing self-doubt, denial and fear uncovers an old diary which leads her on a magical journey through her memories.

(Taiwan)

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BEST ACTOR

The Consultant

Directed by Ignacio Maiso

Actor: John Christian Bateman as David

A psychiatrist with a disturbing secret starts reliving all of his fears with the arrival of three new patients.

(UK)

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BEST ACTRESS

In The Night

Directed by David M Robinette

Actress: Cathy Giannone as Chloe

One cold night in New York, Ben is crestfallen by his recent experience as a death doula. His questioning of life and death alerts him to Chloe as she wanders the streets one step ahead of personal disaster.

(USA)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

A Poet in the Loop / 龙眼,苹果

Directed by Yibo Zheng

College student Xu Meng struggles with avoidant attachment. 

(China)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Who is Yorkshire?
Directed by Iain Thompson

A charming and entertaining look at what makes Yorkshire tick as shared through the stories of some of "God's Own County's" accomplished daughters and sons...

(UK)

QUARTER 4, 2022  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST FEATURE FILM

The Man Who Wanted To Fly

Directed by Frank Shouldice

Eighty-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote has always wanted to fly. He's determined to make his dream to be a pilot come true. Even if it's the last thing he does.

(Ireland)

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Laddoo

Directed by Sanay Saboo

Amidst a country teeming with stray dogs, one woman and her community seek to fight back.

(India)

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BEST STUDENT FILM

Angels of Somme

Directed by Josh Syratt

Angels of Somme takes place during WW1 in 1916. The film follows a financially destitute mother with deeply help Christian beliefs. Having already lost her husband, early in the war, she now fears for her only son.

(UK)

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BEST ANIMATED FILM

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)

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BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Abyssus / 坠落飞升

Directed by Dong Yuhao

A story about dreams in a strange world where there are two species, humans and water monsters. 

(UK)

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BEST MICRO FILM

Sliced Bread

Directed by Gulliver Moore

Comedy short film in which we imagine what a world would look like if Sliced Bread had never been invented - and what would happen in 21st Century society if suddenly it was.

(UK)

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BEST SHORT SCRIPT

Frame My Mind

Written by Xandar, Fauna Nicole

Perspective is everything as two city goers experience an almost parallel day with completely contrasted outcomes.

(USA)

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BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

Amy and Angel

Written by Julia Verdin, Deedee Benkovich

Shy 16-year old Amy just wants to dance, but her deafness causes her dreams to be shattered when she is bullied out of dance class. Finding the most unbelievable new dance partner, her neighbors neglected dog, they perform a spectacular routine that lands them on a national TV...

(USA)

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BEST WEB/TV SCRIPT

Best Life Ever
Written by Tina Gandhi, Sarah Weale

A spiritual hedonist with a glamorous past and a mysterious connection to a charismatic Indian guru freewheels through life with the blessing of her trusty ouija board.

(USA)