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APRIL 2023  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

Payasam and Other Careful Processes
Written & Directed by Akshay Ravi

When he brings a girlfriend who doesn’t match his parents’ expectations to a family holiday, Sidharth and his family are forced to reckon with their conflicting values.

(USA)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Fatih the Conqueror

Written & Directed by Onur Yagiz

Huddled in a car outside a Turkish wedding, Fatih, wants to get married. He has set his sights on Ipek, Recep’s sister. But neither Murat, his best friend, nor Recep, or even Ipek are aware of this yet.

(France)

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BEST DIRECTOR

The Way to Happiness
Directed by Nicolas Steil

Saul Birnbaum is a 'hidden child', who at the age of 6 had to be separated from his parents to escape the upcoming Shoah. He is sent by a Kindertransport abroad, from Vienna to Brussels.

(Belgium)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

Payasam and Other Careful Processes
Written & Directed by Akshay Ravi

When he brings a girlfriend who doesn’t match his parents’ expectations to a family holiday, Sidharth and his family are forced to reckon with their conflicting values.

(USA)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

SONAR

Directed by James Hughes

Cinematography by

Jan Vaceanu-Staicov & David Cawley

 

A swimmer detects an unusual sound late at night and she decides to investigate.

(UK)

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BEST EDITING

SONAR

Directed by James Hughes

Edited by Chiara Armentano

 

A swimmer detects an unusual sound late at night and she decides to investigate.

(UK)

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BEST MUSIC

The Pink Pill

Directed by Cassiah Joski-Jethi

Composed by Hollie Buhagiar

Valentine’s Day. Two young people looking for love meet in a Love Hotel for their second date. Girl seems nervous. Boy seems forward… We’ve all seen this a million times before, right? Wrong.

(UK)

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BEST SOUND

SONAR

Directed by James Hughes

Sound Design by Greg Claridge

 

 

A swimmer detects an unusual sound late at night and she decides to investigate.

(UK)

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BEST ACTOR

Fatih the Conqueror

Written & Directed by Onur Yagiz

Actor: Thomas Curel as Fatih

Huddled in a car outside a Turkish wedding, Fatih, wants to get married. He has set his sights on Ipek, Recep’s sister. But neither Murat, his best friend, nor Recep, or even Ipek are aware of this yet.

(France)

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BEST ACTRESS

ALEA

Written by Richi Maione

Directed by Niccolò Buttigliero Junior

Actress: Wanda Gomboli as Alea

As they leave the cinema, Alea and Nyx begin to talk about the right way to look at things. While they discuss, the world around them begins to evaporate.

(Italy)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Il Gulliver

Written & Directed by Roberto di Matteo

After ending high school, Giulio is tired about the narrow view that his small city offers about the future. So, he decides to go away with Caterina, but he discovers something unexpected.

(Italy)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Pregnant

Written & Directed by Golnaz Jamsheed

Becoming a mother for the second time, she prepares for the unknown. Based on a short story by the French author Anna Gavalda.

(Iran)

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