JULY 2021 OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS
BEST SHORT FILM
The Death of An Artist
Written & Directed by Songhuan Li
According to rumors, deep in the Mojave Desert, there is a centre that transcends time and space...
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
Where Did The Time Go?
Written & Directed by Lucca Meloni
Douglas Quaresma, a human contradiction. An actor who walks with a masked balloon. This is the story of a lonely man during the coronavirus pandemic.
Venus In The Fog
Directed by Yusuf Olmez
Cansu has always been afraid of being distanced from Oguz, but soon her concerns will become real in the most extreme way.
Heart of Stone
Written by Haraldur Pétursson, Hannah Holliman
Residing in a cave, hidden deep in the forest, Medusa keeps herself isolated away from others. Her only wish is to be left alone in solitude, yet time and time again self-proclaimed ‘heroes’ invade...
Directed by Arturo Dueñas
Cinematography: Álvaro Sanz Pascual
In the late 60's a group of artists decided to settle in a village in the ‘darkest-deepest’ Spain. Today only Felix Cuadrado Lomas remains there, determined to reflect the landscape which surrounds him...
Written & Directed by Lok Yi Tsoi
An apathetic girl realises she has always been sweeping her emotions under the carpet – if she is not apathetic, who is she?
In the Name of God
Directed by Stephen Noorshargh, Sulymaan Hameed
Music: David Rubenstein
Inspired by Islamic fables, the story follows Samuel, a devout woodcutter and retired soldier, who years ago fought in the Holy Land during the Crusades.
THE UGLY TRUTH
Written & Directed by Krishna Ashu Bhati
Sound: Claudio Demel, Martin Hertel, Marvin H. Keil
Mona, her husband Theo and daughter Hanna live in an idyllic villa on the outskirts of Berlin...
CAN YOU HEAR THE CHOIR?
Written & Directed by Jacob Saul
Actor: David Warren as THE PRIEST
After being lured in by the choir, THE GENTLEMAN seeks answers from THE PRIEST who is informing him, preparing him… enlightening him.
Written & Directed by Laura Salagnac
Actress: Melina Åkerman Kvie as Charlotte
A shy young woman gets offered a once in a lifetime opportunity by her hero and mentor to exhibit her work at his upcoming exhibition, but all is too good to be true...
BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER
Methods Of Mortal Men
Written & Directed by Aaron Tyler Gil
After the death of their parents, two desperate brothers must now provide for themselves, leading them on a violent pursuit of cash and credence.
GRAND JURY AWARD
Dajla: cinema and oblivion
Directed by Arturo Dueñas
Life is still going on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 45 years. The celebration of a film festival, the Fisahara, breaks the monotony...