Winners Oct- Nov 2019
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
The Gift of Love by Gyumin Gim
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Sako Tapes by Machiel van den Heuvel
A film about Sako, an eccentric Indonesian man with Chinese roots. Sako is struggling with his past. He is traumatized because of the murder of his innocent father, who was one of the approximately half to a million alleged communists that were killed in the transition period to the Suharto regime in Indonesia in 1965. Besides communists, a number of farmers, unionists and Chinese were also among the victims. Sadly, this brutal period is still taboo in Indonesia and what makes it more painful for Sako is that during this time, he supported the responsible regime.
To break the taboo and process his trauma, Sako ventured out with his camcorder and filmed people close to him and talked with them about their negative experiences related to this past.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
Piggy by Carlota Pereda
For Sara, being a teen is real horror
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Omarska by Varun Sasindran
n this film, the filmmaker enters into conversation with the survivors of the Omarska concentration camp in Prijedor (Bosnia-Herzegovina). The film begins with the recollection of their memories and eventually touches on the present situation of the former camp.
The Final Exit of the Disciples of Ascensia by Jonni Phillips
A film about a UFO cult, their leader, and her disciples.
Prōˌses by Adrian Vieni
Prōˌses takes a deep dive into the mind of the artist. It is a glimpse into the creative process, and the inner dialogue that takes place as part of it. It is self-doubt. It is anxiety. It is introspection, frustration, fear, and self-reflection. It is the realization that we all face these things throughout the process of creation, and that they are not to be feared, but instead embraced.
BEST STUDENT FILM
Miller & Son by Asher Jelinsky
A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalized life.
BEST MICRO FILM
The Jesse Daniels Story by Peter Porta
Short documentary about the story of Jesse Daniels, aspiring basketball player born in The Polo Grounds Towers in Harlem, NYC.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Charlie Winston – The Weekend by Ian Roderick Gray
n action-packed tribute to classic movie dance routines for Charlie Winston’s The Weekend, orchestrating a continuous shot through different set-ups on a film set with clever sleight-of-hand.