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SEPTEMBER 2021  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

Mr Theatre Comes Home Different

Directed by Adam Jackson-Smith, David Symmons

Award-winning New York playwright Will Eno's monologue Mr Theatre Comes Home Different. Will adapted this specifically for the screen & this production - to celebrate theatre in its biggest time of need...

(UK)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

The Camel Boy

Written & Directed by Chabname Zariâb

Somewhere in the desert, a little boy is plunged by force into an intimidating and completely foreign new world: the world of camel racing.

(France/Tunisia)

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BEST DIRECTOR

The Verdict

Directed by Mohammad Amin Karimpour

Arash is in prison on charges of murdering his fiancée Lida and is awaiting trial. He swears to his mother Fereshte, that he is innocent...

(Iran)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

The Corona Files

Directed by Jenni Gold & (Various)

A fun anthology feature film made during the 2020 pandemic by filmmakers from around the globe who showcase that nothing can stop creativity!

(UK)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Walnut Tree

Directed by Mohammadhossein Mahdavian Divkalaee

Cinematography by Hadi Behrouz

Sardasht, a Kurdish city along the Iran/Iraq border and a number of villages in the surrounding areas are attacked with chemical weapons from Iraqi forces.

(Iran)

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BEST EDITING

DREAM/LIFE

Written & Directed by David Aufdembrinke

A young man escapes his routine to find out what he truly wants in life. His friends refuse to participate in his endeavour, so he goes alone and arrives further than he ever would have dared to dream.

(Germany)

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BEST MUSIC

Aubade

Written & Directed by Joe Lowengrey

Music by Jessica Ellis

A grieving woman finds herself playing piano for an audience of ghosts who appear at her window.

(UK)

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BEST SOUND

Earlybird

Written & Directed by Daniel Fitzgerald

Sound Design by Simply Sonic Studios

Get up early, eat a healthy breakfast, have a great day! Right?

(UK)

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BEST ACTOR

Walnut Tree

Directed by Mohammadhossein Mahdavian Divkalaee

Actor: Payman Maadi

Sardasht, a Kurdish city along the Iran/Iraq border and a number of villages in the surrounding areas are attacked with chemical weapons from Iraqi forces.

(Iran)

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BEST ACTRESS

Time To Vote

Directed by Santiago Requejo Lopez-mateos

Actress: Neus Sanz

What begins as an ordinary board in a traditional apartment building to vote the renewal of the elevator, turns into an unexpected debate about the limits of pacific coexistence.

(Spain)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

His Struggle

Directed by Flynn Alberry

An imprisoned writer descends further and further into madness as he attempts to finish work on an epic novel before his impending execution.

(UK)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Live

Directed by Meg Dupont

A biographical 2D animation following the realisation of a missed opportunity to make a connection with a relative after attending their funeral digitally during the pandemic.

(UK)

QUARTER 2, 2021  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST FEATURE FILM

The Last Tour

Directed by Douglas Pedro Sánchez

Legendary singer Daniel Santos (Ektor Rivera) is retired in Ocala, Florida, and writes a book about his life, when he decides to undertake one last tour of South America.

(Puerto Rico)

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Gold & Ashes 

Directed by Ben Saunders, Zachary Crawley

A short documentary about the stories at the heart of Grenfell.

(UK)

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BEST STUDENT FILM

Aubade

Written & Directed by Joe Lowengrey

A grieving woman finds herself playing piano for an audience of ghosts who appear at her window.

(UK)

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BEST ANIMATED FILM

Brunch

Written & Directed by Marnik Loysen

Brunch is a 2021 stop-motion animated comedy short film which looks at the generational disputes between millennials and baby boomers.

(UK)

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BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Distant Lights

Directed by Víctor Luiz Riona

A woman wanders the places that once meant something about her past love. There, between the darkness, the memories and the shadows of the day, she thinks she sees him.

(Spain)

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BEST MICRO FILM

Earlybird

Written & Directed by Daniel Fitzgerald

Get up early, eat a healthy breakfast, have a great day! Right?

(UK)

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BEST SHORT SCRIPT

A Package of Dreams

Written by Bradley M. Look

A young man is pushed into working for a delivery service by his father and finds himself connecting with a hero from his youth in a supernatural way.

(USA)

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BEST FEATURE SCRIPT

Drunk Isidor

Written by Milka Sholaya

An Art student, crippled by 'painter's block' finds an unlikely muse and mentor in an enigmatic drunken bookseller. With his help, she turns an unlucky event into an opportunity to dazzle the Art world.

(UK)

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BEST WEB/TV SCRIPT

LEGENDS

Written by Danny Alex

In Scandinavia, before the birth of the Christ God, the last of Odin's human bloodline must fight to save his people from those that seek to extinguish his lineage.

(USA)