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NOVEMBER 2021  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

Aisle 17

Directed by Mike Doxford

Written by Molly Jones, Scott Parkin

In a world savaged by pollution, it would seem impossible to comprehend a day-to-day life, but somehow normality must continue on...

(UK)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

RAP GAME

Directed by Sonadie San

Salima want to participate to the rap Battle that her brother Ali organizes. He refuses because women are not allowed. Salima, with the help of her friend Fanta, will find a way to participate.

(France)

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BEST DIRECTOR

HAN

Directed by Titus Paar

Written by Titus Paar, Johanna Hagberg

A family moves into an old house and soon notices it has a dark past. As night comes so does the darkness.

(Sweden)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

Death and Faxes

Written & Directed by Erbil Shaban

Jim Schafer wakes up in a mysterious waiting room with no memory of how he got there. Upon discovering he can't leave, he is called into an office to discover that he is dead...

(UK)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Righteous One

Directed by Maksym Tuzov

Cinematography by Vladyslav Penkov

An honest and just judge, despite attempts at bribery and threats, dares to pass a fair sentence, and faces dire consequences.

(Ukraine)

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BEST EDITING

Epochal Juice

Directed by Aly O'Neal

What would you do if the most important moment of your life was your most embarrassing one?

(USA)

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BEST MUSIC

How to Meet 42nd Sheep

Directed by Yasu Tanaka

Music: BMG Production Music

Everything seems to be fine as the relaxed Hakimi is about to enter the world of dreams, until one night the 42nd sheep won’t jump over the fence.

(Malaysia)

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BEST SOUND

Laika, Tito and the Universe

Directed by Victor Pereira Brites

Orphaned, brothers Laika and Tito survive by collecting scraps of metal on the Planet Tlony-c. With the dream of going to the nearest Moon, Laika...

(Brazil)

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BEST ACTOR

Unseen

Directed by Hayden Hewitt

Actor: Stephen Carey Stopford

A man who lives rough on the streets tells us how he ended up in his situation and the truth about becoming an invisible "type" rather than a human being.

(UK)

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BEST ACTRESS

Bloom

Directed by Bruce Chan

Actress: SIlvia Presente

A 17-year-old discovers a secret behind her father's florist and uses the opportunity to escape her dull situation.

(UK)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

The First

Directed by Curtis Lum

With his adrenaline pumping and peer pressure coming at all angles from his friends, a young boy named "Jay" must find the confidence within him to pull off a stunt that will change his world forever.

(UK)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

A Century of Dreams

Directed by Ven Jemersic

Feature documentary about the oldest Slovenian inventor, Petar Florjančič, who recently celebrated 100 years.

(Slovenia)