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Season - 5 (Winner)

Anchor 1
  • Mini- Short

And now the Bacon...

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(Christian Schönleitner)

 

Synopsis: A horror-comedy about cultural differences between Austrians and Vampires.






 

Anchor 2
  • Short - Fiction Film

The Light; Urban Chronicles - Family

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(J Bunting Johnson)

Synopsis: In you darkest hour an urban stranger appears. He plays mind games .. Or does he?

Two career criminals - in transit with a 'package' - get more than they bargained for en route to their final destination.

Anchor 3
  • Short - Non Fiction Film

Let There Be Peace

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(Donald Watson)

 

Synopsis: This a film about changing yourself for a better world.


 

Anchor 4
  • Short - Documentary Film

Asylum - Love Has No Borders

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(Anastasia Charalambous Barnfather)

 

Synopsis: This is the story of Lital and Vinas. Lital is a travelling artist, specialising in traditional arts, and Vinas is a musician, who creates his own instruments. What makes their love story unique is that they come from different worlds … Lital is Israeli and Vinas is Iranian. When they met in 2018 at a peace camp in Turkey, they were both on a journey of self-discovery, both experienced travellers and honed in survival skills. It was love at first sight and from that moment they were inseparable. With Israel and Iran bitterly opposed to each other, they were forced to become itinerant, travelling across Turkey and the Caucasus on short tourist visas. They travelled to Cyprus in 2019 and, so they would not be separated, they were forced to apply for asylum. With no support from the welfare services, they became homeless, living off the streets of Nicosia and taking handouts from charities. It was ignominious and dangerous...…..

Anchor 5
  • Short - Animation Film

The Secret of Mr. Nostoc

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(Patrice Seiler, Maxime Marion)

 

Synopsis: Mr. Nostoc lives in an hectic city. Not stressed or pressed by time, he goes to work, and always has a new surprise under his hat.

When night comes, he goes into his attic and stays there for hours. Working on his secret.


 

Trailer of "The Secret of Mr. Nostoc"

Anchor 6
  • Short - LGBTQ Film

Who I Wasn't

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(Seeley Björkstén)

 

Synopsis: Most transgender people have complicated relationships with their parents, and I am no exception despite the fact that my parents died before I turned 5 years old. This film is an open letter to my parents who never knew that I am queer.

Who I Wasn't

Anchor 7
  • Short - Experiment Film

Blue earth - blaue erde

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(Petra Eischeid)

 

Synopsis: This short film is a nature dance film. In the film the dancers connect with the 4 elements of nature. Body painting and movements of the dancers let them become one with nature. Fire, water, air and earth become inspiring dancing moments in the film. The nature itself - a work of art. The film wants to give a different view on nature. An inner view - a view that connects with nature. It is a homage to nature. It invites the viewer to pause, to listen, to immerse, to empathise, to find back.... Only when we understand that we also consist of the 4 elements fire, water, air and earth, we will be able to enter into a healthy and sustainable relationship with the earth.

Trailer of "blue earth - blaue erde"

Anchor 8
  • Best Actor

SALAM

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Award goes to: EBRAHIM ALBARAWI

(AHMED AKBAR)

 

Synopsis: Salam, a kind deaf young man, he is about to have a hearing aid he always waited for, he will be able to hear for the first time, feel the world differently. He is excited, perhaps too excited?


 

Anchor 9
  • Best Actress

Lizzy's Plan: 3 Peas in a Podcast

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Award goes to: Mia Rivera

(Jeremy Mowery)

 

Synopsis: When the fame-seeking female leader of a mature trio of lifelong veteran friends gets a call, during a funeral, to immediately fill in on a podcast, she forms a plan-but - complications ensue.

Anchor 10
  • Best Editing

INSURRECTION

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Award goest to: Chris Micallef

(MAURICE MICALLEF)

 

Synopsis: Malta’s long and arduous process leading to statehood could only have occurred if it no longer formed part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and subsequently Italy. The question is how Malta found itself in this conundrum if Lampedusa forms part of the province of Agrigento in Sicily. This documentary recounts the French occupation of the Maltese Islands between 1798 till 1800.


 

Anchor 11
  • Best Director

INSURRECTION

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(MAURICE MICALLEF)

 

Synopsis: Malta’s long and arduous process leading to statehood could only have occurred if it no longer formed part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and subsequently Italy. The question is how Malta found itself in this conundrum if Lampedusa forms part of the province of Agrigento in Sicily. This documentary recounts the French occupation of the Maltese Islands between 1798 till 1800.


 

Anchor 12
  • Best Drama Film

Eternal Embrace

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(Ziad H. Hamzeh)

 

Synopsis: This Proof of Concept for a TV Series revolves around Cassandra “Cassie” Johnson, a middle-aged bookshop worker. Her younger sister, Sarah, believes Cassie is infatuated by romance novels showing men and women in an eternal embrace. She is tired of watching Cassie read only about paper heroes. Cassie’s health is deteriorating and all she wants is pure unadulterated romance. Sarah refuses to accept Cassie’s condition and tries to control her sister’s life.


 

Anchor 13
  • Best Comedy Film

Manly Men of the Mountains

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(David L. Anderson, Charles Cruz)

 

Synopsis: Landon Stone heads up a rugged, three man logging operation in the pacific northwest. After recruiting help from the local temp. service, the manly fella's get more than they bargained for when inept, city boy PJ joins in.

Anchor 14
  • Best Art Film

Two Chinese Pieces for the Piano

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(Bruno Taniguchi)

 

Synopsis: A video by Bruno Taniguchi. Set to music by Mimi Zhang, Mari Sanko and George Kostopoulos. Artwork by Nagy Ibolya and Julia Kolyanda. Original Chinese fonts by Elizabeth ("Lizz") Rasolkova. Produced and performed on piano by George Kostopoulos.


 

"Two Chinese Pieces for the Piano"

Anchor 15
  • Best Horror Film

Answer Your Phone

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(Benji Wragg)

 

Synopsis: As a young man walks home he realises his being stalked by an obsessive presence. "Answer Your Phone" explores the negative effects of having an abusive partner and how abusive relationships can destroy ones mental health.




 

Anchor 16
  • Best Sci-Fi

Billy The Farmer

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(Alejandro Chamorro)

 

Synopsis: Billy has an experience which he ends up questioning after the man in black shows up.


 

Anchor 17
  • Best Romantic Film

Eternal Embrace

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(Ziad H. Hamzeh)

 

Synopsis: This Proof of Concept for a TV Series revolves around Cassandra “Cassie” Johnson, a middle-aged bookshop worker. Her younger sister, Sarah, believes Cassie is infatuated by romance novels showing men and women in an eternal embrace. She is tired of watching Cassie read only about paper heroes. Cassie’s health is deteriorating and all she wants is pure unadulterated romance. Sarah refuses to accept Cassie’s condition and tries to control her sister’s life.


 

Anchor 18
  • Best Women's Film

Eternal Embrace

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(Ziad H. Hamzeh)

 

Synopsis: This Proof of Concept for a TV Series revolves around Cassandra “Cassie” Johnson, a middle-aged bookshop worker. Her younger sister, Sarah, believes Cassie is infatuated by romance novels showing men and women in an eternal embrace. She is tired of watching Cassie read only about paper heroes. Cassie’s health is deteriorating and all she wants is pure unadulterated romance. Sarah refuses to accept Cassie’s condition and tries to control her sister’s life.


 

Anchor 19
  • Best Sound Design

Ataraxia

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Award goest to: Dave Nelson

(Haley Seppa)

 

Synopsis: A film about how we find ourselves in the midst of trauma.

Ataraxia is a film about 32-year-old female-bodied, queer identified photographer, Mickey, who, due to experiences with trauma and rape as a teenager, has built her adult life around making “safe” choices and hiding behind the lens of her camera. Until she meets Olivia, a 30 year old “straight” woman who pushes Mickey’s understanding on what it means to actually live and not just to survive.


 

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