· Best Director
Tomorrow after yesterday Director Behzad Moloud 12-25 2014 Iran
Semi-mystical drama with action elements filmed in one shot and by subjective camera.
Director Denis Dobrovoda 12-10 2016 France
A lonely bank clark discovers a mysterious stain on his bedroom wall, which the local religious community considers to be an apparition of the Virgin Mary. His life turns upside down as he is forced to open his doors to believers of all kinds, who search for higher meaning in the alleged apparition.
· Best Actress
Director Lyndsay Doyle
21-22 2014 Australia
Follows Jade as she makes several attempts to escape controlling boyfriend Michael, and his idea of the «simple life».
— Best Screenplay
Director&writer Yifan Xiao
15-36 2015 USA
When an American soldier during WWⅡ is captured by a young German soldier, he is offered a unique chance to escape when the Nazi captor steps on a landmine that will explode if he steps off.
Director Luca Machnich
19-24 2015 ITALYSimon 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.
— Best Documentary
Director Jelena Novaković 26-05 2015 Croatia
For already 40 years, without a single day of rest, Ana has been coming in front of the city church to sell the religious calendars and rosaries; in sun, in snow, in rain, on Sundays and holidays. She is receiving a regular pension and she doesn’t belong to the lowest stratum of society, but she has other motives. Only five meters away, Zorka, her immediate competitor, has placed her booth. They apply the business logic of keeping customers in a simple way – by lowering the prices. Although they are in constant conflict, they can’t manage without each other. Dependence on the dynamic world of constant flow of information, gossip and colorful city characters made them firm symbols of one micro universe. Ana, Zorka and The Square are inseparable trio in a humorous social essay about belonging and friendship.
· Best Actor
The return of the 10 commandments
Director Dick O’Hary 12-02 2015 Austria
God has a hard time to find someone who takes a commandment from him…
Director Naser Shillova
7-42 2015 United Kingdom
In the world of only land and sky three Happyballs sing, roll and play together. Their happiness is brought to a halt by the appearance of a single white chair in the horizon.
Two of the Happyballs slide happily on it but a third Happyball wants it all for himself.
Director Taha Neyestani
3-50 2016 CanadaEd is a quiet man who truly comes to life when he sets foot onstage as a nude figure drawing model.
Director Michaela Hoffová
11-27 2015 Czech Republic
The hero embarks on a journey in to the underworld. Marked by tormented memories of love and loss, he is tested by a moon-faced guide, who measures the hero’s endurance and valor through the rumbling of his drum, which brings thunder, lightning and death.
— BEST EDITING
Director Ivan Joy, Tanya Zaman, Nathaniel Hatton
3-03 2015 USA
A street artist paints a beautiful mural of a woman on the wall, and is suddenly chased by police for having vandalized. The beautiful creation comes to life to save her creator in a chase scene through the favela’s of Rio de Janeiro.
— Special Jury Mention
LADDER in the LIONS’ DEN
Director Bernhard Rammerstorfer & A. Ferenc Gutai
40-00 2012 Austria
Why would a man facing death in Nazi concentration camps not sign a document granting him freedom? This is the true story of Leopold Engleitner, who at 107 years old, was the world’s oldest known male Nazi concentration camp survivor. A seemingly ordinary man who was given the choice between life or death, he found the extraordinary courage to stand by his conscience.