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  • Best Mini- Short

Nude Landscapes

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(Luís Damas)

Synopsis: Pictures of living landscapes

where the Flame burns

in the veins

of Dream made flesh.

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  • Best Short-Fiction Film

Bathtub Chronicles

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(Rebecca Ruhm)

Synopsis: Arriving home from the mental hospital, still broken from being raped by an ex, Robby begins a wild healing journey with her therapist to reconnect with herself, her parents and current boyfriend.

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  • Best Short - Documentary

Black Snow

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(Stephen Linstead)


Synopsis: On December 12, 1866, 361 men and boys were killed in an explosion at the Oaks Colliery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. Despite being the world's worst industrial loss of life in the 19th century, it remained relatively unremembered until 2015, when a group of ex-miners, trade unionists, and local historians attempted to raise money to erect a memorial for its 150th anniversary. But first, they had to find out what happened, and to whom, and whether anybody cared. The film tells three interlocking stories: the story of a historical community devastated by the disaster, struggling to survive; the story of a contemporary community, decimated by the loss of industry, rediscovering itself in the struggle to remember; and the story of a sculptor, struggling to make one last masterpiece.

Black Snow

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  • Best Short - Animation

By Rocket to Oblivion

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(Matt Bissett-Johnson)

Synopsis: A brave spaceman goes on a journey.

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  • Best Web Series

Trillo & Suede

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(Jonathan Geffner)


Synopsis: A film noir parody web series, set in Brooklyn, NY. Written, created, executive produced and starring ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner. Trillo & Suede are a ventriloquist/dummy detective duo.

Winner of Top Award in 21 international film festivals.

Season 1 consists of 10 episodes, released in early 2020.

Season 2 began on Nov. 1, 2020, with the release of the first of 10 weekly episodes.

Season 2 Episode 9: Fiona Fatale is back. Her pianist has gone missing and she suspects foul play. Will detectives Trillo & Suede be able to track down the culprit before someone else is murdered during Opera Night at The Last Exit Nightclub?

RT of this episode: 8:08

You can watch all the episodes here: youtube.com/c/TrilloSuede

Trillo & Suede

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  • Best Music Video

Food To Ate

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(Randy J. Huling)

Synopsis: This is a video for the song "Food To Ate"

off the upcoming album release "The Broke Leg EP."

The EP and the video were made while recovering from

a broken leg.

This track is old school nursery rhymes with a little modern twist.

feat. Michael "Baba" Raudenbush

Video, Illustration, Song, and Animation

by Randy J. Huling

www.randomran.com

randomran.bandcamp.com

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  • Best Short- LGBTQ Film

Breakup in 9 Scenes

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(Leil Zahra Mortada)


Synopsis: This is our documentary, it is about you and me. One day after you disappeared, after you sent that break-up message, I made you this video letter. A day after the military took power. In a matter of a day, you and I lost us, and we all lost a revolution. I am not angry, I am disappointed. But how does one live disappointment? What is the physical action associated with disappointment? Anger is much easier. Sadness is much easier. Hatred is the easiest. But I don't hate you. You are too innocent to hate. We were too innocent to win. It is life.

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  • Best Short - Experiment

Spider

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(C. Blake Evernden)


Synopsis: Jennifer Lear spends her days and nights escaping from her family farm and far out into the wilds. She sees beauty in entropy and even romance in the sometimes vicious methods of nature.

Trailer of the Film - Spider

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  • Best Actor

Bathtub Chronicles

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(Rebecca Ruhm)

Synopsis: Arriving home from the mental hospital, still broken from being raped by an ex, Robby begins a wild healing journey with her therapist to reconnect with herself, her parents and current boyfriend.

  • Best Actress

The Curse of the Undead

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(Victoria Rotlisberger)

Synopsis: A short film created as part of a fundraising competition for the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. Each participant was given a chapter from Bram Stoker's Dracula. "The Curse of the Undead" is is a unique reinterpretation of Chapter 20.

  • Best Editing

The Eve - Short film 2015

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(Luca Machnich)


Synopsis: Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.

The Eve - Short film 2015

  • Best Cinematography

Virginia, Forever

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(Daria Rountree)


Synopsis: A woman mourns the mysterious disappearance of her wife.

Virginia, Forever

  • Best Director

The Coin

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(Scott Flones)


Synopsis: A woman battling cancer, learns her insurance has run dry. After breaking the news to her husband Carl, they decide to sell the house.

Carl and long-time friend Jacob, begin to pack the attic, when suddenly Jacob stumbles upon an old metal detector. Both men take a break from packing, but instead, discover something that will change the lives of both forever!

The Coin

  • Best Original Score

Virginia, Forever

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(Daria Rountree)


Synopsis: A woman mourns the mysterious disappearance of her wife.

Virginia, Forever

  • Best First Time Director

Bathtub Chronicles

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(Rebecca Ruhm)

Synopsis: Arriving home from the mental hospital, still broken from being raped by an ex, Robby begins a wild healing journey with her therapist to reconnect with herself, her parents and current boyfriend.

  • Best Student Film

A Score in the Vinyl

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(Atticus Fehr, Errol Sullivan)


Synopsis: When a white supremacist invades a middle eastern man's home, the two of them become stuck in a time loop. The two must learn to cohabitate peacefully, and come to find a middle ground.

A Score in the Vinyl

  • Best Drama

MICKEY HARDAWAY(Proof Of Concept Short)

MICKEY HARDAWAY(Proof Of Concept Short).

(Marcellus Cox)


Synopsis: A Young Sketch Artist visits a well renowned psychiatrist as his life begins sprawling out of control after years of Physical and Verbal Abuse has taken a toll on him.

Trailer of the Film - MICKEY HARDAWAY(Proof Of Concept Short)

  • Best Comedy

FEATURE FILM

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(Sabrina Renaudeau & Gazanfer Biricik)


Synopsis: Charline Poissela, an actress in search of film shoots, managed to get an appointment with the director, Benoît Casini.

  • Best Dark Comedy

Le Noir Vivant

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(Vittorio Adinolfi, Umberto Santacroce, Carmine Freeman (Coins Cousins))


Synopsis: A private detective, Johnny Mattel, investigates cases of homicidal suicides, which occurred in a room of such a Mr. Ballin, which actually acts as a cover for criminal activities. But the detective's investigation is undermined by the charm of the Dark Lady, Ballin's wife and woman whom Johhny loved passionately in the past.

Le Noir Vivant

  • Best Thriller

The Passenger

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(Alexander Bruckner)


Synopsis: The Passenger is a psychological thriller about two very different friends who make a fateful late-night stop at a rest area on a deserted stretch of desert highway, while in the middle of an argument. An already tense situation threatens to explode when the two men overhear a woman being beaten in the adjoining restroom. The decisions they make in that moment will change their relationship forever, sealing the fate of one, violently defining the other. As the story rushes headlong to its shocking conclusion, we realize that nothing is as it seems.

Trailer of the Film - The Passenger

  • Best Horror

SCRIPT

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(Piero Cannata)


Synopsis: Two screenwriters, a ghost story, the night that goes on. Who will put an end to this?

Trailer of the Film - SCRIPT

  • Best Mystery Film

Max

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(Mr. Bouhaïk)


Synopsis: Strange phenomena have occurred following the fire of the Institute of Biomedical Research of the Armies, Max tells us his version of the facts.

Trailer of the Film - Max

  • Best Film Noir

The Dance

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(Ira Farmer & Chuck Null)


Synopsis: A bad DEA agent goes over the line

  • Best Sci-Fi

"Not Enough Entries"

  • Best Trailer

Kaia

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(Stephen Presley)


Synopsis: Kaia is an Amazon warrior from ancient Greece who gets abducted by the Sosamain Empire, she is a slave in their world and purchased to be a Gladiator. However she constantly works to escape, fights those who rule, she refuses to bend and gains allies along the way.

  • Best Sound Design

Bathtub Chronicles

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(Rebecca Ruhm)

Synopsis: Arriving home from the mental hospital, still broken from being raped by an ex, Robby begins a wild healing journey with her therapist to reconnect with herself, her parents and current boyfriend.

  • Best Supporting Actor (Male)

If you love her, let her go

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(Ilan Zerrouki)

  • Best Supporting Actress (Female)

Bathtub Chronicles

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(Rebecca Ruhm)

Synopsis: Arriving home from the mental hospital, still broken from being raped by an ex, Robby begins a wild healing journey with her therapist to reconnect with herself, her parents and current boyfriend.

  • Best Young Actress

Here Today

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(Erica Arvold)


Synopsis: A high school girl struggles to find her own identity with a new group of friends and discovers that together, their choices have an impact beyond what they ever imagined. This universally autobiographical tale, written by 16-year-old Meredith Grace Dabney, is a reminder of vulnerability, life’s connections and most importantly that words and actions, however small, affect everyone and everything.

  • Best Child Actor (5-12)

A Home for Curiosities

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(Ben Tobin)


Synopsis: A young boy discovers a house full of forgotten imaginary friends. Along with his friend Alice, Wallace helps bring these curiosities back to the real world to meet new human companions.

A Home for Curiosities

  • Best Young Filmmaker Award

The Seasons

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(Alexandra Nickel)


Synopsis: Our favorite tree in the backyard changes across the seasons.

The Seasons

  • Best Romantic Film

My Gypsy Road

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(Vilma Kartalska)


Synopsis: An inspiring story about the winding road of the first Roma actress in Bulgaria, officially graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. From the everyday life’s challenges, to the sacrifices in the name of theater, and the trust in the great Roma cause – education for the ghetto. Nataliya Tsekova – THE WOMAN, THE ACTRESS, THE PERSON.

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