BEST NARRATIVE SHORT | A FERRY TALE
Mehmet Tigli, Turkey |
This short film is about a father and his two autistic children. They get on ferry in a wintry day. They meet with some disappointing incidents in their short trip. Due to some impatient passengers’ reactions to his children’s unintentional actions, father feels sad and loses his hope.
– ‘Thin Lines’
BEST STUDENT NARRATIVE SHORT | THE LAST EMBRACE
Saman Hosseinpour, Iran |
The little girl wants to show her drawing to her family, but everybody is busy with their cell phones. She goes to her grandpa who has just past away a few minutes ago without anybody noticing it.
– ‘Harlem Blues’ and ‘Carry On Little Sis’
BEST STUDENT doc SHORT | irony
Radheya Jegatheva, Australia |
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.
BEST doc SHORT | Standing Still / Still standing
Andrew Walton, USA |
“Standing Still | Still Standing” is a documentary short that tells the astonishing story of Matthew Sanforda paraplegic yoga instructor and three of his students.
BEST doc feature | let us dance
Jacques Navarro Rovira, Tahiti |
Two specialized contemporary dancers arrive to Tahiti to manage “Masterclass” of therapy by the dance with the handicaped people engine. A young contemporary choreographer living in Tahiti and a young Polynesian dancer follow these 3 weeks of transmission of knowledge with the cooperation of handicapped people engine. After the departure of the trainers, they take over and go up a show which mixes contemporary dance and Polynesian dance with dancers and local dancers and especially voluntary disabled people, of whom some people are in wheelchair.
BEST Narrative Feature & best cinematography (narrative feature) | Palacios
Robert Herrera, USA |
Eugene, an inner-city teen, escapes the city streets and hides away on a Midwest city rooftop during the 4th of July holiday. He is found by Holly, a widowed alcoholic, who lives in the secluded rooftop dwelling with her Boston terrier. They commit to spending the day together above the city as they wait for a hopeful resolve to Eugene’s situation. As their day passes, their friendship grows, and their personal realities begin to catch up with them.
best cinematography (narrative SHORT) | PEGGIE
Rosario Capozzolo, USA |
Inspired by true events, the film addresses the theme of dementia as a way to travel through time. A special gift that has the protagonist, Peggie, who, in a quiet Californian afternoon, moving from one room to another in her home, crosses different epochs of her life. More than a timing jump in a few meters, where the last one will lead her into a blind alley from which only a person who is apparently a stranger to her will be able to pull her out and bring her home. Like every day for at least ten years.
best ACTOR | YameÉ couture of ‘thin lines’
Shaan Couture, USA |
Leah’s life doesn’t seem to have meaning anymore. She feels trapped in her own silence until she meets Noah, a cheerful artist and deaf man who opens her eyes to a new way of living life.