WINNERS – MINDIE APRIL 2017

MIAMI LAUREL WINNER BLUE

We are proud to announce that for the April 2017 Edition, we have accepted 75 films.
We want to thank all the worldwide filmmakers that have been part of Mindie and we would like to congratulate the winners of the April Edition for each category, which will then compete to be screened at the event in 2018.
A big thank you to our Jury that took time to screen, evaluate and select each movie that has been submitted with extreme accuracy.

Laura Gasperini & Valentina Vincenzini,
Festival Directors

The winners for each category:


 
 


BEST FEATURE FILM

After Hours Trading

by Fredrick Johnson, USA 2017

A shiftless malcontent teams up with a shady Eastern European con artist to make some quick cash, but ends up becoming an unlikely, and reluctant, Robin Hood when he discovers his new partner-in-crime has traveled halfway around the world to free a victim of human trafficking.


 
 


BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

A Bitter Legacy

by Claudia Katayanagi, USA 2016


 
 


BEST SHORT NARRATIVE & DOCS

THE CHERRY TREE

by Matthieu Boivineau, France 2017

A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities …


 
 


BEST STUDENT FILM

The Exit

by Ariel Hsiao Hsuan Liu, USA 2017

A man wakes up in a car crash and finds himself lost in a world without no one else exists.


 
 


BEST SHORT FILM

New Neighbors

by E.G. Bailey, USA 2017

New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood, and because of all the killings and assaults on Black lives she is determined to keep her family safe. She takes to the neighborhood with kids in tow. A clever, resourceful, and unique approach to the BLM dialogue.


 
 


BEST MINI-SHORTS – 1 minute films

Hate

by Jose Bibian, Netherlands 2015

A history of 70 years, from the horror of the raids to an inner release.


 
 


BEST WEB SERIES

Not Assigned

 
 


MINDIE’S JURY

Each month, a selection of industry professionals will screen and judge the films and determine which ones will be the monthly winners.

See the list of Mindie’s Judges


BECOME A MINDIE ONLINE SCREENER

Filmmakers from all over the Globe are welcome to be part of the Monthly Screening Committee Online for Mindie – Miami Independent Film Festival. The application is open to everyone over the age of 18, preferably independent filmmakers and industry professionals.

Apply now to become an Mindie Online Screener


SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Mindie is a monthly international film festival, call for entries is ongoing through Filmfreeway.

 

MINDIE-LOGO
 “Proudly made by Filmmakers for Filmmakers” 



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