Best Feature Film
Director Rogelio Salinas III
A family’s peaceful evening takes a horrifying turn when three men in masks and hoods break into their house and take them hostage. When they offer the home invaders to take anything they want, one of them reveals the true reason their house was chosen.
87 min 2017 USA
Best Short Film
Director Kymberly Harris
In leading role — Rhonda Stubbins White
A glamorous European couple working in LA invite a homeless woman for dinner, and learn that their idea of helping may not be as simple as it seems.
15 min 2016 USA
Director Hasan Kalender
In leading role — Deniz Ozkan
Arif with Down syndrome has only one purpose in his life: dancing with a woman. But, all of the his neighbours know that Arif lives in an imaginary world.
12 min 2016 Turkey
Directors Pawel Nazaruk, Tomasz Adamski
In ‘A Hole to Hell’ we follow retired Geologist Yuriy Smirnoff who worked on the Kola Superdeep borehole – a project by the then Soviet government to bore deep into the earth’s crust. An internal feat of drilling as revolutionary and awe-inspiring as the external race into space. Media outlets reported on a myth that the drilling had opened up an entrance to hell. But what the filmmakers show us is a portrayal of a man out of time, walking through a graveyard of memories. The ageing Smirnoff takes us on a tour of Korzunovo, a Soviet ghost town, home of a Red Army garrison once frequented by Yuri Gagarin. And finally to the borehole itself. And what starts with a myth of Hell as a superficial horror story develops into a study of a man lost in a hell created by the vacuum left by the collapse of the Soviet Union.
14 min 46 sec 2015 Poland
Best Video Art
Director Ali Adhami
A short film about Hegemony, Xenophobia, and War.
8 min 41 sec 2016 USA
Directors Janneke Swinkels, Tim Frijsinger
Music by Tim Coenen
‘Mijndert’, a young man from the South of the Netherlands, is about to begin his first working day in the mines. We follow his trip to the mines and the descent deep under ground.
5 min 8 sec 2015 Netherlands
Director Euro Hangebruch
The tragic death of a young lady causes a dramatic reunion of an old gunslinger, a prostitute and a suitor. Everyone bears a dark secret on his own and still they are tied to a joint fate. An emotional duel will decide about life and death of everyone…
1 min 30 sec 2016 Germany