The winners for each category:
- Feature Film
- Feature Documentary
- Short Narrative & Docs
- Student Film
- Short Film
- Web Series
Since our Jury really enjoyed some movies, we would like to give out 2 special mention this month.
BEST FEATURE FILM
Hunting Party, Guatemala 2015
Fausto, Augusto and Oliverio escape together from their inconsequential urban lives for one last night to bohemian paradise, Antigua Guatemala.
Directors: Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa
Writers: Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa
Producers: Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa, Jose Oliva, Alisson Mazariegos
Key Cast: Emily K. Rose, Camille Pellerin, Fernando Franco, Hector F. A. Pizarro. Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
Gods in Shackles, Canada 2015
Gods in Shackles is a feature-length documentary film, an exposé revealing the dark side of the southern Indian state of Kerala’s glamorous cultural festivals that exploit temple elephants for profit under the guise of culture and religion.
Directors: Sangita Iyer
Writers: Digby Cook
Producers: Sangita Iyer
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE & DOCS
Cloudstruck Drive, Denmark 2015
An absentee father gives a young girl a ride on his way to being reunited with his estranged daughter.
Directors: Milad Avaz, Michel Copeland Toft
Writers: Milad Avaz
Producers: Milad Avaz, Aziz Avaz
Key Cast: Julie Christiansen, Henrik Prip
BEST STUDENT FILM
Kallocain, USA 2014
Kallocain takes place 70 years after the collapse of the totalitarian state depicted in the 1940 novel of the same name by Karin Boye. Dr. Leah Kall is the granddaughter of the novel’s protagonist, Leo Kall. She researches the formula for a truth serum he developed to monitor the thoughts of citizens. She intends to use the serum for a more noble purpose: the discovery of inner-truth.
Directors: Catalina Jordan Alvarez
Writers: Catalina Jordan Alvarez
Producers: Catalina Jordan Alvarez, David Winnerstam
Key Cast: Paula Koch, Ryan Wichert
BEST SHORT FILM – under 10 minutes
I like you, Italy 2015
A child falls in love with a girl, he is at an age where he does not know what love is, but he tries to explain what he feels with his heart.
Directors: Vito D’Agostino
Writers: Vito D’Agostino
Producers: Vito D’Agostino
Key Cast: Umberto D’Aprile, Aurora Scavo
BEST WEB SERIES
These New South Whales, Australia 2015
Set against the backdrop of Sydney’s enduring music scene, THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES follows four cocky (albeit misguided) underdogs from ‘Steel City’, armed with nothing but their own delusions of grandeur, as they take all the wrong turns on the perilous road to becoming the most visible and influential Australian punk band… ever.
Directors: Hari Jago
Creators: Ben Timony, Jamie Timony, Todd Andrews, Hari Jago
Producers: Ben Timony, Jamie Timony, Todd Andrews, Callum Van De Mortel
Key Cast: Jamie Timony, Luke O’Loughlin, Todd Andrews, Will Shepherd
BEST MINI-SHORT – 1 minute films
Rest., USA 2015
SPECIAL MENTIONS – SHORT NARRATIVE & DOCS
a piece of you, Brazil 2015
Marcia has been carrying her past on her skin for a really long time. The only way to remove the scar is saving the one who made it so badly. In order to get this done she needs organs. Pieces that she will seek in others at any cost.
Director: cesar netto
Writers: rodolfo barreto
Producers: fernanda macedo
Key Cast: abhiyana abhiy
Music: marcio arantes
SPECIAL MENTIONS – SHORT FILM
Two Kinds of People, USA 2015
There are two types of people…those that read the synopsis and those that don’t. A story of love.
Director: Quincy Perkins
Writers: Quincy Perkins
Key Cast: Tom Frank, Alana Billington
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