The Seaside
Simona's friend promised her that she could earn a lot of money working by the sea. But instead, she's forced into prostitution with violent men every night. She tried running away, but was caught, dragged back, and punished. Simona is desperate to escape, but how?

Best Short Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Christian Elliott, Elle Ginter
Hey Alexa
Alexa is helpful, she's funny, she's kind, she's a friend, who is she? A day in her life...with us.

Best Short Film (Main Category)
Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)
Best Director (Main Category)
Best Actress (Main Category)
Best Cinematography (Main Category)
Best Sci-Fi (Additional Category)
Best Scenography (Additional Category)
Best Color Editing (Additional Category)

Producer: Xochi Blymyer
Between The Words
Frédéric, a young law student afflicted with a stutter, must pass an oral exam for his last online assignment. His stutter threatens to get in his way, and so he attempts everything to get rid of it.

Best Short Film (Main Category)
Best Director (Main Category)
Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)
Best Comedy (Additional Category)

Directed by: Farid Ismail
Henry is shocked by the appearance of German P.O.W.s in his rural farming community, and makes a decision that will impact his family for a generation.

Best Short Film (Main Category)
Best Student Film (Additional Category)
Best Original Score (Main Category)
Best Cinematography (Main Category)
Best Young Actor (Additional Category) - Jakob Wagner
Best Drama (Additional Category)

Directed by: Eli McGowan

Best Short Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Felipe Martí
A young private is called in with his unit to cross a river for reinforcement in a battle, where they know and about to predict their deaths, as almost all of their comrades from the other troops who have crossed the river to aid in the battle the other nights, never come back.
Phan Co Gang - a first class private of Unit 303, a brave soldier who seems to stay as a cold-blood and a weirdo in his peer's eyes as he always keeps himself out of circle. When Captain Trung rushes to call out a command unexpectedly that all of them is called in for reinforcement in Quang Tri Citadel battle in urgent as they lose far many men, leaving them only 15 minutes to get ready and move. Gang and his squad all know that they may face their deaths as for the past nights, everyday there would be a big troop with hundreds of soldier being called in to cross Thach Han river to aid in the battle in Citadel. Unfortunately, almost none of them would come back.
While others are in hurry preparing their belongings, Gang chooses to zone out in a separated corner and write his mom the seem-to-be-the-last-letter, same time flashing back all his trauma that has haunted him day by day from inside, seeing casualties of his friends and fellows in front of him but to give up on their bodies. He even makes tally marks in his book daily counting the people who have come to his life and gone forever. The pain from war is brutal and too real. Gang always seeks for a way out in his life but the reality and his self-esteem being a proud soldier always stops him. At the end, not follow his squad to cross the river, Gang decides to end his life with a combat knife by that point when he finishes the farewell letter to mom, as he would not want to see any other close one facing death.
In the night when the troop carries on their duty of passing Thach Han river, they are constantly bombarded by the opposing force to prevent their crossing. Thach Han river - the only route that runs along the wall of Quang Tri Citadel, is full of bombs, artillery shells and bloods of sacrificed soldiers. The battle has gone down as one of the fiercest and bloodiest in Vietnam’s long history of independence struggles against foreign invaders. Unexpectedly, a piece of floating farewell letter from Private Gang before he breathes his last with one more line being added at the end reveals the truth about his last duty.

Best Short Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Thuy Vu
City of Ghosts
Rosen and Uri travel abroad, deceived and trafficked into modern slavery on a farm in Greece. To stay alive, they must remain complicit until Uri learns of Ukraine's invasion and pleads with Rosen to attempt escape. Here, their worldviews collide, interrupting the friendship they've built in slavery. An unlikely decision leads to a test of loyalty Rosen didn't see coming.

Best Short Film (Main Category)
Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)
Best Director (Main Category)
Best Actor (Main Category) - Martin Hristov

Directed by: Christian Elliott, Elle Ginter
Lucinda´s Pandora
A woman destroys the life of her new love out of nowhere and faces her hidden self in the shadow of this existence.

Best Short Film (Main Category)
Best Director (Main Category)

Directed by: Sylvia Piechocki Gonzalez
Sins of the Father
After the death of his father, Aden and his mother, Sarah, find themselves responsible for the sale of his family home - a place they thought they’d left behind. When Sarah’s friends arrive to help, the task seems almost manageable. However, as they clear out the house, they uncover secrets in Sarah’s past and the sinister nature of the cultivated community Aden was raised in…. And his father’s family is not so eager to let the sins of the past go unpunished.

Best Feature Film (Main Category)
Best Director (Main Category)
Best Producer (Additional Category)
Best Costume Design (Additional Category)
Best Poster (Additional Category)

Directed by: Vanessa M. H. Powers
Tom and Luce
A couple in crisis is about to renovate an apartment. The state of the walls is like the state of their relationship.

Best Feature Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Muxel Paule
Gentle Psyche faces a challenge when Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, becomes jealous of her remarkable mortal beauty and the healing power of her pure soul. The angry goddess sends her son Eros, to punish the girl, but even the huntsman is no match for Psyche's powers.

Best Feature Film (Main Category)
Best Costume Design (Additional Category)
Best Original Soundtrack (Additional Category)

Directed by: Maddalena Kingsley
Trust Me
A crazy couple,Noel and Maria,in their forties,lose a baby in a late miscarriage and soon after ,a younger professional couple,Sarah and Rob,move into the apartment below them expecting a baby. Noel and Maria plan to be friends with them and gain their trust, and steal the baby when it’s born.

Best Feature Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Leonard Martin
Irish Short film/documentary chronicling a holy well and a wise woman named Attracta of which there are 40 wells named after this particular saint in South Sligo in the North-West of Ireland. Links the idea of wells and sacred space with well-being and mental health. The beating of a beast.

Best Experimental Film (Main Category)
Best Short Documentary (Main Category)
Best Director Debut (Additional Category)
Best Young Actress (Additional Category)
Best Color Editing (Additional Category) - Peter Martin Slens

Directed by: Margaret Kilcoyne
In 2080, the world is facing a serious ageing problem. Stem cell technology can give the elderly and LGBTQ the possibility to have the next generation, and reproduction has become the responsibility and right of all mankind, not just women. Most voices broke the boundary of ethics, and the global human reproduction plan began to be implemented. Scientists say that 90% of human genetic material comes from the microbiota. Therefore, 65% of celibate participants under the age of 50 chose to give birth to the next generation in person, which means that male participants need to implant the uterus cultivated by stem cells and their own fertilised eggs in the early stage.

Best Experimental Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Chun Sun
JILLIAN is a film that captures the essence of pregnancy-its intensity, tenderness, prominence, fierceness and vulnerability. An evolving poetic landscape that portrays Jillian-longtime Heidi Latsky Dance dancer-in a variety of beautiful settings, the film is a testament to the human spirit during lockdown.

Best Experimental Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Heidi Latsky
Americans in Japan
6 Americans travel to Japan, in Johnny Vonneumann's new documentary opera

Best Short Documentary (Main Category)
Best Experimental Film (Main Category)
Best No-Budget Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Johnny Vonneumann
A Perfect Love
A PERFECT LOVE is a true life, inspirational short documentary about one family's dream to adopt a child with special needs from China. Eight years and six children with special needs later, the family copes with the everyday struggles of bringing two worlds and cultures together to form an everlasting bond with love as the tie that binds them together.

Best Short Documentary (Main Category)

Directed by: Kyle Saylors
The Red Creek Sessions
Red Creek is the elusive Class V+ whitewater gem flowing from the Dolly Sods Wilderness in the West Virginia highlands. Join Dr. Philip Prince, an expert in Appalachian geology, as he takes an in depth look at the rock structures of this region through the rare descent of Red Creek by a group of local whitewater kayakers on Cheatfest Weekend 2022. The film then explores the entire Cheat River Watershed, showcasing the world class whitewater offered in this area as a result of the unique geology of Northern West Virginia. The Red Creek Sessions is an educational documentary comparing the timeline of humanity with the timeline of geology, highlighting the rare opportunities presented to whitewater kayakers thanks to millions of years of geologic evolution.

The Red Creek Sessions is the winner of the Accomplished Film Award at the 2023 National Paddling Film Festival, the Viewer's Choice Award at the 2023 NPFF, a featured program on West Virginia PBS, and the winner of countless film festival awards throughout the world.

Best Short Documentary (Main Category)

Directed by: Justin Harris
13 Driver's Licenses
The discovery of 13 confiscated driver’s licenses from 1938 leads a small German town to face its horrendous and regrettable past. With no other clue but those licenses, a group of high–school students with their tenacious teacher research the fates of the town's former Jewish citizens. A year later, an unexpected turn takes place. The modern-day Germans and some of the Jewish descendants from overseas gather in “their hometown,” and a fortuitous friendship begins.

Best Short Documentary (Main Category)
Best Inspirational Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Ryoya Terao
Shave to Reborn
Mt. Koya was snowy, suddenly, the shaved hair fell gently on snow… The one who has had his hair cut was stirred up with memories, let bygones be bygones, all troubles left with the hair…
“Shave to Reborn” is a unique documentary, it records how 41 students of Shingon Buddhism practiced unusual lives to become Acārya (Preceptor of Shingon Buddhism).
41 students came from different sectors of the community, someone couldn’t escape from the sorrow of family’s death, someone had been suffered from broken marriage, someone met his Waterloo in business… Life is like a box of chocolate, but they just wished to seek for peace and a corner to rest.
Driven by fate, they came to “Grand Master Kukai Memorial Hall”, following Master Edward Li, holy-monk named Yi Ran, to learn Esoteric Buddhism for years. Some of them chose to leave their big business behind, some of them were brave to face difficulties in lives… Embraced by Buddha, they prayed and sang, let the original sound of the universe wash their troubles and sorrows away, every cell of them were motivated, it made them feel like having a new life!
While learning how to practice “Fire Puja”, an offering ceremony by burning wood in fire, those 41 students could feel the fire removing their accumulated burdens and sadness, they were set free and shining again!
“Fire Offering Ritual”, daily practices, shave and reborn... Through these valuable records, Master Yi Ran would like to disclose and share the core knowledge of Esoteric Buddhism to the world.

Best Feature Documentary Film (Main Category)
Best Producer (Additional Category)

Directed by: Ellen Pun
Far Horizon: Flat Earth vs NASA
Both a spoof and critique of modern science; in particular the notion that the Earth is round.

Best Feature Documentary Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Paul May
Why Can't I Be Me? Around You
Albuquerque’s Rusty Tidenberg, auto mechanic and drag-racing aficionado, shocked friends and family by coming out as trans. Followed for eight years by filmmaker Harrod Blank (son of Les Blank), Rusty guides us through the aftermath of her transition, as growing acceptance among her straight-talking Southwest community still doesn’t ease her romantic and professional woes. Interwoven with lively tales of gender non-conforming individuals on the art-car circuit, Blank’s film — a hit at South by Southwest — is a sensitive and unpredictable love letter to people who fight to be unapologetically themselves.

Best Feature Documentary Film (Main Category)
Best LGBTQ+ Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Harrod Blank
The Path of the Knight
The Path of The Knight is a 5 minutes 3D animated short film set in the 15th century. Society is suffering from wars, poverty, and diseases. Wanting to hold on to power, the church announces that the disasters are not due to God’s will, but blames an easy target: witches. The audience follows a knight where he abandons his duties for self-recognition during this time of persecution.

Best Animation (Main Category)

Directed by: Yexin Chai, Yuan Cao, Yifei Jin
THE FALLEN is a mesmerizing and ethereal real-time short short film that transports us to a breathtaking post-apocalyptic world. We witness the awakening of a city constructed within the bones of a long-forgotten creature, where nothing is quite as it seems, and danger lurks around every corner. Against this backdrop, a young girl becomes immersed in the chaos and sets out to chase the creatures, leading her on a journey of discovery and danger.

Best Animation (Main Category)

Directed by: Sinew Zhang
What a Match
In the tv show, What a Match, the old man and woman, seek to find an answer to their longing and hope for deep love! The blind date takes place in front of an enthusiastic live audience in this new successful show!

Best Animation (Main Category)
Best Comedy (Additional Category)

Directed by: Björn Granberg Ahlmark
Marky the Magnificent Fairy
A Disability story of Courage, Kindness, and Acceptance.
This story is a wonderful resource for children with disabilities, or to help children understand how to be kind to others who have disabilities, no matter their age. The principles of courage, kindness and understanding are universal when dealing with individuals who have disabilities of any kind. Many of the people around us have disabilities, some visible and some invisible, while others face these challenges later in life. This story taps into the imagination of young readers by helping them imagine themselves among a group of fairy friends. By creating fictional characters, such as Marky, readers can imagine themselves in the story. They feel for Marky when the other woodland creatures make fun of her. They laugh at her small wing or say mean things about her fiery-red hair, her glasses or even her freckles. That really hurt Marky’s feelings, and young readers can relate to this. Readers learn that Marky is not that different from the other fairies. Everyone has hopes and dreams! The book also includes a valuable resource guide for parents, caregivers and teachers: “How to talk to children about people with disabilities.”

Best Short Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Cynthia Kern OBrien
Your Call is Important to Us
In this Kafkaesque tale, a patient tries to reach the health service and the results are macabre.

Best Short Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Elizabeth Lewis
Last Tattoo
Following the death of her son, a suburban mom goes on an unusual and eye-opening journey to find the man who last tattooed her child.

Best Short Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Stephanie M Barton-Farcas
Hearts in a Sling
After the death of their father, siblings Zoe and Christopher Chapman are forced to deal with their own pasts and reconcile with the mother they barely knew as she slips further away from reality before it's too late.

Best Short Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Stephanie Gould
The Paradise Walk
A disillusioned former CIA interrogator, hired to find a missing college girl, discovers that the young woman has escaped the harsh present by finding a mystical portal into the past.

Best Feature Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Daniel Holland
The Paradise Walk
A disillusioned former CIA interrogator, hired to find a missing college girl, discovers that the young woman has escaped the harsh present by finding a mystical portal into the past.

Best Feature Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Daniel Holland
Parateichion - a feature film project
A monk-warrior from 15th-century Kyiv goes through dramatic adventures from Florentine Union (1439) to the battle for Constantinople (1453), fights in the battle, and describes the fall of the city in his famous book.

Best Feature Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Oleg Bazylewicz
Sanity Road
Young Billy is put into a mental institute for talking to animals, rocks, clouds and "God" and they all talk back, according to Billy. Upon his release, he sets out on a mysterious road trip to find some answers.

Best Feature Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Eric Kelso
Love & Monsters meets A Quiet Place, in which a group of millennials converging on a secluded research lab during a FOMO-inspired live social network event unwittingly release a few dozen legendary Yeti creatures that then terrorize a mountain town in the Sierra Nevada.

Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Tom Morgan
Sushi Loves Sake
Romantic Comedy Coming of Age Drama of 2 Comedy Actors and Screenwriters who run an Improvisational theatre troupe on Community TV inside the dying Michigan Film Industry and fall in love. They begin to rebuild their lives from Divorce amidst Suicide, Drug Addiction And write a sold screenplay in New Hollywood together.

Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Nelson Beltran, Jessica McLarty
when the time is stopped, we feel like we trapped.
Trapped in the same place, at the same time, the same gap.
we do not know why, we do not know what to do in this maze ... are we punished for something we did in the past or for something we are doing now ...
when the time is stopped, past look like the future, at this moment we wonder, are we need a helping hand, or that's the karma.

Best Micro-Short Film (Main Category)
Best No-Dialogue Film (Additional Category)
Best Student Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Mohamed Maged
Remote Workers | Visit Cascais
With the emergence of the pandemic and the consequent changes in daily life, we were given the opportunity to see from another perspective what is really important or not.
This had repercussions on the economy, in the way we socialize, because we started having to physically distance ourselves from each other and also in the way we work. The internet ended up presenting itself as the solution to replace physical proximity, allowing us to get close, without really being.
This had a direct impact on social relationships, whether they were work or not, but at work it made us realize how relative the importance of physical presence is. This is precisely what our campaign is based on.
We want to raise the question: why am I, who am working from home in a country where I have to put up with the harsh winter I can't be comfortably in Cascais where the weather is
more favorable, where the leisure options are varied and where I have all the conditions for remote work?
Because Cascais has all the conditions for remote work: High-speed computer network; cowork spaces; Support structures for companies and entrepreneurship; Proximity to Lisbon and its airport; A welcome center that helps take care of everything;
In addition, Cascais has all the possibilities to offer several “cherries on top of the cake”: Soft weather; Long Sun hours; Beach and water sports; Mountain range; Rich History; Varied Culture; affordable accommodation; Rich Gastronomy

Best Micro-Short Film (Main Category)

Directed by: António Aleixo
We are resisting, but we can no longer keep grip of our Lebanon.

Best Micro-Short Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Ghada Youssef
We are resisting, but we can no longer keep grip of our Lebanon.

Best Micro-Short Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Ghada Youssef
With the help of her alters, an ex-spy with dissociative identity disorder hatches a plan to get revenge on the one-eyed, the man who tried to kill her.
Morgane has many characters who live inside her, and with their help she develops a plan to track down her target: a one-eyed double agent. As each day their identity is alternated, the alters use a Dictaphone to record their days and share the information of their daily investigations. But along the way they are betrayed by one of their own, Louise, who joins forces with two thugs to be freed from this life under control, who agree to help her in exchange for a fortune. The two men manipulate the identities, pretending to be the man they are looking for -the one-eyed. But soon the trap closes on them, and they become the victims of the obsession of this woman with many faces.

Best Director (Main Category)

Directed by: Christophe Lenoir
Beyond Her Lens
BEYOND HER LENS is inspired by the life and work of female conflict-zone photographer Jana Andert. It follows Alex's (portrayed by prominent Czech actress Lucie Vondrackova) return to Prague as she attempts to piece together a sense of normalcy after shooting footage in Mosul, Iraq.

Best Director (Main Category)
Best Drama (Additional Category)

Directed by: Tereza Hirsch
A Place to Start
Reilly tries to keep up the illusion that he has his life under control.

Best Actor (Main Category) - Matthew Fraga
Best Black & White Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Tony Capes
Who's Annie?
After jail-time, 12-step programs and five marriages, Annie begins her acting career in her mid-fifties with the help of a young director she met at a Burger King. In this show within a show, Annie tackles both her gigs as an actor and the role of herself in her own life story.

Best Actress (Main Category) - Annie Pisapia

Directed by: Sophia Peer
Ecce Mater tells of a mother and her love, as powerful as that of the Ecce Homo, the Christ in front of Pontius Pilate before being left to the crowd; a love capable of restoring confidence, warmth and 'normality' in a situation in which life itself is severely tested by an unpredictable and uncontrollable event such as an earthquake. A love made of small gestures, words of comfort, closeness, which will guide little Emma towards re-birth. A love capable of working miracles.

Best Actress (Main Category) - Valentina Tomada

Directed by: Valentina Tomada
With Love L.
Jane's life in a big city is monotonous and every day feels the same. One day she finds a mysterious note on her doorstep that takes her out of the dreariness of her daily grind and aducts her on an emotional adventure that turns out differently than expected.

Best Cinematography (Main Category)
Best Director Of Photography (Main Category)
Best No-Dialogue Film (Additional Category)
Best Director Debut (Additional Category)

Directed by: Max Fritzsching, Chari Krause
Shoes and Signpost
A man who is shoemaker live near the sea. His name is Tosuke. He broke up with his wife and daughter a few years ago.
One day, Tosuke is looking at the sea, a mysterious girl stands on the water’s edge. The girl is injured in her leg. Tosuke takes her to his home and tries to treat her knees. When he flushes her leg with water in the bathroom, the

wound has curiously blocked. He finds a scale on the floor of the bathroom. He thinks of his daughter who is as old as the girl. The next day, Tosuke sees that the girl looks at the postmarks outside of the window. He decides to take her to a zoo. He notices another scale on the way and thinks it is hers. Tosuke thinks that she won’t have much time to stay in this place. Tosuke spends the left of time with her.

Best Cinematography (Main Category)

Directed by: Takahiro Yamaguchi
Breaking the boundaries of creative technology, this film is Set in late 1960's France. It’s a homage to new wave cinema and a time of protest and civil unrest - Antoinette is the depiction of a power struggle working class women have faced throughout history. Her ambitions crushed by her father, she navigates life after being forced to turn down an art scholarship in a male dominated world, her creative practice lost to her internal struggle of her monotonous life.
Symbolising the need for escapism experienced by women and creatives alike during a time of stifling inequality.

Best Director Of Photography (Main Category)
Best Student Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Cameron Lalor
Under The Corset
Following the family's heritage imposed by her grandmother, from whom she seeks acceptance, a woman obsessed with wearing corsets discovers that she is pregnant with a girl. Now she must choose between continuing the legacy through her daughter or breaking it.

Best Young Director (Additional Category)
Best Student Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Isa Magalhães
Triggered by the loss of her mother, a second-generation Vietnamese art student living in the UK, experiences unsettling visions which she needs to understand so that she can fully express herself in her artwork and ultimately repair the fractured relationship she has with her father.

Best Young Director (Additional Category)

Directed by: Evan Preston
After the devastation of the land produced by the exploitation of natural resources, Arrow Corp., a multinational, controlled and genetically manipulated food, in order to produce them, making the population sick. After these events, a group of survivors resists Arrow's domain. But clashes are increasingly deadly. This is why Arrow decides to develop a combat android with AI (Artificial Intelligence), intended as an anti-conflict force to end the resistance and dominate what remains of the planet. Once active AIDAs begin to defect on the battlefield, the last one to activate is EVE, which after leaving the weapons is seriously injured and taken to what remains of the Arrow Corp. development facilities to be interrogated and detect the error.

Best Sci-Fi (Additional Category)
Best Director Debut (Additional Category)
Best Costume Design (Additional Category)

Directed by: Edu Matus
Lazarus has died and been buried, but his grieving sisters Mary and Martha argue about whether he can be raised from the dead. Tempted by a Dark Power, Martha allows her brother to be raised from the dead, but at what cost to them all?

Best Horror (Additional Category)

Directed by: Christian Charles Kotey
Apache Girl
"Apache Girl" is a tribute to the valiant, indigenous Apache women enduring acts of barbarity and whose heritage and lives were stolen.
During the Apache War beginning from1861 and lasting until about 1924--the Americans battled the Apache warriors stretching from Southern Arizona to New Mexico.
Amid the atrocities of both military and civilian Americans against the native Indians, two brave Apache women rise above their People-- Lozen and Dahteste.
Dahteste accepts a daunting task from the Spiritual God -- to reach the high mountain and claim what belongs to their People. She is about twenty years younger than Lozen with a strong command of the English language. This skill enables her to serve as the interpreter in negotiations between the Apache tribes and the U.S. Government.
Lozen, defies the role of a traditional female Apache. Instead of tending to her family with domesticated duties, she trains with the male Apaches to fight. Due to her deep brotherly love for Victorio and loyalty to her People, she joins him in many battles to defend the Apaches. The title "Shield to her People" becomes synonym to her name.
After months of treacherous journey in the mountains of Chiricahua-- encountering inclement weather, venomous snakes and enemies -- Dahteste reaches the high mountain where she learns about the plight of her People. Lozen describes to her horrific massacre of Apaches at the battle of Tres Castillos including death of Victorio (Lozen's brother), their food rations and blankets stolen, and their People dying from the diseases of the white eyes (American). Subsequently, Lozen prays to Ussen in finding the enemy and her hands begin to shake and turns color signifying the enemy is close by.
The Apaches feel their souls weaken as they get shipped out to a reservation in Florida, far away from their Native land. Can one say, “Perfidious acts of U.S. Government is to blame?”

Best Historical Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Richard A. Pines
Bitter Sun
A film director lets his emotions get in the way when casting for the lead role in his film.

Best Comedy (Additional Category)

Directed by: Joseph Rossi
Lana and Toni are a couple in a long-term relationship. Lana wants children and a large family, but Toni lives in his own world and shows no signs of wanting to take a step forward in their relationship.
One day, Lana and her best friend Maja head to a castle where Toni's birthday party is supposed to be happening, but to their surprise, there is no one there. The situation gets even more complicated when they bump into Alex, Toni's best friend.
As they are about to walk out of the castle, they come across a box with a very special surprise in it.

Best Dark Comedy (Additional Category)

Directed by: Predrag Peter Rajčič
Space Eye
After four young drug dealers obsessed with
space accidentally kill the niece of a
dangerous and eccentric mobster, they
must decide what to do before he arrives,
but little do they know that the real danger
lurks in front of their eyes.

Best Dark Comedy (Additional Category)

Directed by: Kevin Mainenti
Zadig/ Človek
An animated video clip for Jazz song called Človek for Peter Lipa and David Rotter.
The animated video clip is journey of an alcoholic tourist in Egypt , who is trying to runaway from his fate. The story is inspired by a folk tale based on quote from The Old testament saying “God created heaven and Earth”. Therefore hell must be place on Earth and it is upon us how we shape our path. Our main hero ends up in the same place as he was running from , but it is clearly darker and sinister…

Best Music Video (Additional Category)

Directed by: Andrea Pátková, Adam Čurko, Viktoria Voržáčková
Planetary Rebellion
what is real? if you change your point of view, you might be surprised.

Best Music Video (Additional Category)

Directed by: Fabrizio Fuochi
Best Dance Video (Additional Category)

Directed by: Lamara Sogomonian
Sublime Soul
Upon contacting something sublime, our soul takes over our body and life becomes a dance, engaging with the whole in a spirit of reverence and gratitude.

Best Dance Video (Additional Category)

Directed by: Diego Stavitzki
A young man lives under the same roof as his parents but feels isolated. Unable to bear the loneliness, he commits suicide despite his family’s presence at home.
His parents, who struggle to empathize with their son, take a long time to realize he’s gone. The story is based on a newly emerging social issue in Korea called the lonely death phenomenon.

Best Covid-19 Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: KIM yonggi
In a small mountains town, four young people experience the most horrendous moments of their lives. Three of them are held captive, and the fourth - Corina - has the mission to find and rescue them

Best Television Script (Additional Category)

Written by: Andrei Ion
When It's Man Against Bug And One Has To Go, WHICH ONE?

Best Mobile Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Nick Revis, Dael McCoyle
Laura, a young actress who has recently reached popularity, goes back home with her current boyfriend to meet family and friends: here, she has the chance to reflect on delicate aspects of her life, including past mistakes which have affected her present.

Best Romance (Additional Category)

Directed by: Diego Rubiera
Heart is a romantic drama taking place in Naomi‘s bedroom one afternoon. We see Naomi and Shane in their moments of love, passion and rage. After passionate sex they cuddle and have post sex conversation. Naomi brings up Shane’s art, expressing that it should be more than just a hobby. She also brings up his family, triggering Shane to want to leave immediately. As he’s leaving, Naomi becomes in raged, assaulting and throwing things at him. Shane rushes to her, grabs and throws her to the bed to stop her assault. Tenderly he holds and comforts her until she calms down. Shane finally gets up to leave, we hear the door close, left alone on the bed and Naomi breaks into tears. Black screen, cut to Naomi waking, Shane holding the paintings, their hands touch and the screen goes black.

Best Trailer (Additional Category)

Directed by: Noelle Joy Sorenson
Poster for the horror short film "TAP"
"After his mother's death, a haunted lamp is her only way to communicate with her son."

Best Poster (Additional Category)

Created by: Noelle Joy Sorenson
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