Red Chairs

MAY 2021 • OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

Final Deathtination

Written & Directed by Marika Tamura

Synopsis:

A suicidal man encounters Death, disguised as a travel agent, to find the best place to die and goes on a world tour.

Country: USA/Japan

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

A Glass of Desire

Written & Directed by Yusuf Olmez

Synopsis:

A young woman’s husband is mysteriously taken away from her at dawn. She tries to mourn by remembering him through objects and imitation...

Country: Turkey/Czech Republic

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BEST DIRECTOR

OUR NAME IS ANNA

Directed by Mattia Mura Vannuzzi

Synopsis:

Anne Frank is the symbol of all the children who were victims of the Shoah but also of those who today continue to be discriminated against. Her ideals are shared through the eyes of a contemporary teenager named Anna.

Country: Italy

BEST SCREENPLAY

A Sorry Story

Written & Directed by Sarah-Beth Brown

Synopsis:

Fresh from release, Kevin travels to the highlands to visit a childhood best friend he hasn't seen or spoken to in years...

Country: UK

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Gone Boy

Directed by Eva Eisner

Synopsis:

Two detectives investigate the disappearance of a man, when new details turn up.

Country: Russia

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BEST EDITING

My Roommate the Jedi

Written & Directed by Byrne Owens

Synopsis:

The Evil Empire from Star Wars invades earth in search of an ancient weapon hidden by a Jedi master.

Country: USA

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BEST MUSIC

Adam In Aeternum

Directed by Pedro Jaen R.

Music by Oscar Navarro

Synopsis:

An exhausted traveler reaches the border of the world chasing his destiny - to face the demon that caused his misfortune.

Country: Spain

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BEST SOUND

Chasing Light

Written & Directed by Gloria Fish

Synopsis:

Chasing Light follows Lilli, an alien flower on a dark planet who survives from the light of glowing dandelions. That is, until she meets Globee, a bioluminescent bee...

Country: USA

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BEST ACTOR

The Balloonmurderer

Directed by Sven Knüppel & Mathis Menneking

Actor: Francis Fulton-Smith as I. Quacklander

Synopsis:

A dead seabird is found at the Shore of the North Sea Coast. Was it an accident? Was it murder? Or is there more than meets the eyes? 

Country: Germany

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BEST ACTRESS

OUR NAME IS ANNA

Directed by Mattia Mura Vannuzzi

Actress: Ludovica Nasti as Anna

Synopsis:

Anne Frank is the symbol of all the children who were victims of the Shoah but also of those who today continue to be discriminated against. Her ideals are shared through the eyes of a contemporary teenager named Anna.

Country: Italy

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

The Obstacle Is The Way

Written & Directed by hyeongbeen kim

Synopsis:

Traceur Kim Ji-ho, who started parkour after watching the movie 'Yamakashi' in 2004, is working to raise awareness of parkour in Korea.

Country: Korea

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GRAND JURY AWARD

I Feel Beauty

Directed by Angelo Iudice

Synopsis:

I Feel Beauty challenges stereotypes surrounding the concept of beauty by questioning what marketing campaigns lead us to believe. 

Country: UK