Winners

Best Feature Film 

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​The Astronot

Director Tim Cash

Daniel longed to touch the moon; with Sandy’s help, he’d reach the stars. It was 1969 and America was embarking on the biggest adventure known to humankind with its voyage to the moon. Daniel too was pursuing the unknown; leaving the path of isolation he had known for so long to embrace the love of another. The only question was would he be able maintain that trajectory or would he veer off course never to be seen again. That was the challenge for ‘The Astronot’.

2017  Canada

​Best Short Film 

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Goes without saying

Director  Pierre Sabrou

1920s style short movie. 1927, Charles meet Marguerite, a beautiful washerwoman. By trying to seduce her, Charles triggers a series of unpredicted events that will separate them. He then finds himself in an unknown world…

2016   France

Best Documentary   

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​​Oceanic Aliens

Director  Mike Johnson

Oceanic Aliens is an internationally award winning short documentary that explores one aspect of how little we truly know about planet earth. More is known about outer space than our very own oceans. This short documentary illustrates just one example of a little known class of marine species and their amazing attributes.

2017  United States

Best Cinematography  

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​Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)

Director  Mark Knight

Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (???).
The practice is proven by scientists to benefit physical as well as mental health as it helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.

2018     United States

Best Actor
Best Director   

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AXioMA

Director  Elisa Possenti

In leading role —  Daniele Rienzo

An accident and the inability to walk belong to the protagonist’s past as axioms, postulates that do not need to be explained. Each and every one of us is somehow touched by disability. As the storylines progresses, the finely interwoven threads of the plot unravel, showing how the main character feels like a burden not only to society, but also to his family, and to himself. Nonetheless, his story proves that anybody can get their chance to start anew. Thanks to a challenge invented by his friends, he manages to find his way and his place in the world. This has nothing to do with a mere show-off of exaggerate sympathy, but is in fact an expression of coherence of thoughts and actions, which together can plant the seed of equality. The values of friendship and love will allow all of us to find our way.

2017   Italy

Best Actress   

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 Love’s Essence

Director   Giulia Cardamone

​In leading role — Cwennen Corral

Love’s Essence is a short film that depicts a switch of gender roles in a case of subtle yet undeniable domestic violence.

2017   Italy

Best Editing    

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​ Strong Culture

Director   Jarryd O’Keefe

A warrior chief in a small village in Vanuatu prepares for a traditional war dance ceremony that honours the ancestral culture of his people.

Australia     2017

Best Animation

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 Tiny Wing

Directors  Wei Li

It’s a 3D short film named “Tiny Wing”. Its story is about two birds born with wing problems but have the same dream to fly just like other normal birds. So they both struggled to fly but failed. Finally, they met each other and figured out a way to make miracle happens and their flying dream both come true.

United States    2017

​Best Music    

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Leave a print

Director    Christina S. Nerland

​Composer Eduardo Andrade

A family of arctic foxes learns to cope with the fact that one of them is fading away.
A story about leaving, losing and what is left behind.

United Kingdom   2016

Best Video Art  

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Colorado Counties: A Journey in Watercolor

Director    Ronnie Cramer

Artist/musician Ronnie Cramer spent years traveling throughout Colorado («by foot, Jeep and Harley-Davidson») and painted a scene in each of the state’s 64 counties. This film displays these works and features Cramer’s wistful musical score. Colorado is of course known for its’ scenic beauty, but you’ll see a variety of images, including urban and rural, vibrant and dilapidated, spectacular and commonplace.

United States      2017

Best Trailer  

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Autumn Ghost

Director    Jing Ning

A banker named Shawn, who has ability can see the ghost, noticed he was followed by some ghosts.​

United States      2017

Best Experimental

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Daisy Belle

Director    William Wall

A robot named «Oono» cares for his owner while mysterious creatures lurk in the strange world outside.

​United States      2017

Best Screenwriter 

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Ghostapus

Writer     Lisa Hammer

A handsome, single local lighthouse keeper is pulled out of mourning after a plane full of stewardesses crashes with (almost) no casualties on his Canadian island. Together, they help battle a crooked clean gas company intent on fracking on their island off Lake Ontario, which has already caused enough deadly pollution to have stirred the ire of the mysterious sea monster, Ghostapus – a ghost octopus! — The mother octopus and her babies were murdered by the corrupt fracking company and now the town must act fast before the corporate monster and grieving sea monster cause any further carnage!

​United States      2017

Best Feature Screenplay   

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The Living Soul

Writers         Mitchell Gibson, Kathy Gibson

Dr. Mitchell Gibson was Chief Resident in Psychiatry at a large inner city medical center. One day, while meditating in his apartment, a mysterious being appeared and changed his life. Gibson was faced with the dilemma of interacting with a highly intelligent being who was not of this dimension. The predicament threatened to dramatically alter his career, his relationships, and his ability to function as a doctor.

​United States

Best Short Screenplay 

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The Man Who Whistled in the Mirror Aisle

Writer — Julian A. Leu

In a near-future dystopian society, where mentioning colours is prohibited and a general censorship of ideas and creative thought is upheld, a man is detained on suspicion of performing a now illegal activity. As he is questioned by two agents, the dual and illusive nature of truth comes into play.

Romania