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 Cinematography (Main Category)
Best Young Actor (Additional Category) - Jakob Wagner
Best Drama (Additional Category)

Directed by: Eli McGowan
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 Actor (Main Category)
Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)
Best Director (Main Category)

Directed by: Christian Elliott, Elle Ginter
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
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 Director (Main Category)
Best Actress (Main Category)
Best Cinematography (Main Category)
Best Scenography (Additional Category)
Best Color Editing (Additional Category)

Producer/Writer: Xochi Blymyer
Somewhere in the space between reality and fairy tale. A poet left in tragic loneliness sees as if on a film, his entire past and the price he paid for his poems.

Best Feature Film (Main Category)

Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)

Best Actor (Main Category): Vincent Molli
Best Director Of Photography (Main Category)
Best Cinematography (Main Category)
Best Producer (Additional Category

Directed by: Nikolay Bogomilov
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
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 Director Debut (Additional Category)
Best Young Actress (Additional Category)
Best Color Editing (Additional Category) - Peter Martin Slens

Directed by: Margaret Kilcoyne
Walking in Iceland - Glacier Edition
"Walking in Iceland" is a solo walking trip in Iceland. In this episode, I visit the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, a surreal and incredible place with its canyons and ice caves. Unfortunately, global warming is having devastating effects on Icelandic glaciers and beyond. In this episode, I want to have users "walk" with me to see the changes this glacier has had in just 6 months. Unfortunately, many parts of both the Ice Canyon and the Ice Cave filmed in this documentary no longer exist. I have experienced this loss firsthand, and I hope to raise awareness for those who watch it.

Best Short Documentary Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Dario Mentesana
Terror in Toulouse: Has the Community Recovered?
In 2012, a radical Islamist opened fire on a Jewish High School in Toulouse, France, killing three children and a religious instructor. In this documentary, Lisa Burkhardt Worley will retell the story of this antisemitic attack and will explain the state of antisemitism in France today.

Best Short Documentary Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Lisa Burkhardt-Worley
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 Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Kyle Saylors
Filippo Zoi is a 24-year-old with autism. Gifted with a remarkable artistic sensitivity which takes up most of his energy, every year he draws thousands of comic strips and illustrates the children’s stories that his father writes, with two successful books to his credit. But what seems to be the catalyst for all his inner effort are doors and gates, which from childhood Filippo has catalogued in his mind, both to “touch” and to draw. Periodically he feels the need to list to his parents all the gates he has seen from when he was a child until now. This ritual seems anchored in reality as well affording him a pleasure all of his own. Intimate and impenetrable like autism itself.

Best Feature Documentary Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Adamo Antonacci
The Engine Inside
The Engine Inside—a new feature-length documentary narrated by Phill Liggett—tells the stories of six everyday people from all over the globe who reveal the unique power of the bicycle to change lives and build a better world.
Through their stories, the film uncovers the often-overlooked potential of this 200-year-old machine, exploring its impact on a wide range of global issues such as physical and mental health, socioeconomic inequality and climate change.
By shining a light on people who have embraced cycling as a way to overcome daunting personal and systemic challenges, The Engine Inside ultimately asks viewers to reconsider their own perspective. Is there a transformative power within us all that can be unlocked through the simple act of riding a bike?

Best Feature Documentary Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones, Anthill Films
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)

Directed by: Ellen Pun
Swing to the Moon
Living in the forest, little spider Temi dreams of catching the Moon. For that, she will do anything.

Best Animation (Main Category)
Best Student Film (Additional Category)
Best Sound Design (Additional Category)

Directed by: Marie BORDESSOULE, Adriana BOUISSIE, Nadine DE BOER, Elisa DRIQUE, Chloé LAUZU, Vincent LEVRERO, Solenne MOREAU
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 Record
An antique musical instrument dealer obsessively plays a magical vinyl record that “reads your mind and plays your lost memories.” Even the forgotten ones.

Best Animation (Main Category)

Directed by: Jonathan Laskar
The Master of Sento
Shitamachi (traditional commercial district) Tokyo. Asakusa, Taito-ku. At an old public bath, there is an old fashioned, stubborn master who doesn't speak much and his beautiful wife. The couple runs the business well, but the wife leaves home due to the husband's bad drinking habit. Instead of learning from his wife's leaving, his drinking habit gets worse. Losing patience, his nosy neighbors visit him and persuade him into getting back together with his wife... Set in the public bath "Arimayu", which was built in 1930 and is still open, the story depicts the relationship of a married couple and humanity.

Best Short Screenplay (Main Category)
Best Director (Main Category)
Best Original Score (Main Category)

Directed by: Yusuke Ishide
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)
Best Screenwriter Debut (Additional Category)

Written by: Cynthia Kern OBrien
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
You Are My Oxygen
When an acclaimed saxophonist, Johan, begins experiencing difficulty breathing, the love of Sara, his devoted wife, is pushed to its limits.

Best Feature Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Toby Smith
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)
Best Original Screenplay (Main Category)

Written by: Eric Kelso
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
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
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 Original Screenplay (Main Category)
Best Comedy (Additional Category)
Best Symbolic Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Farid Ismail
when time is stopped, we feel like we are 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 time stops, the past looks like the future, at this moment we wonder, are we need a helping hand, or if that's karma.

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

Directed by: Mohamed Maged
Immortal Mind
In a future world where brain-computer interface (BCI) surgery is ubiquitous, individuals face a choice: upload their consciousness to the cloud for immortality, or preserve their physical bodies in a body archive and upload their consciousness for future resurrection. For those who choose the latter, the promise of reawakening in a tangible form brings new opportunities and challenges as they navigate a world that has advanced far beyond their previous lives.

Best Micro-Short Film (Main Category)

Directed by: Roku Jingwen Long
Five Questions
In Five Questions, Jill, a young woman played by Amber Paul, comes to terms with an early trauma in her life. In each of the film's five scenes, a question is asked that propels Jill forward and toward an answer that opens a path to resolution.
Written and directed by David Arrow, the film stars Amber Paul as Jill and features a diverse supporting cast that includes Donna Lynne Champlin, Kiera Allen, Joyia D. Bradley and Elijah Guo. The film was produced by Leon Derriey.

Best Director (Main Category)
Best Actress (Main Category): Amber Paul
Best Supporting Actor (Additional Category): David Arrow
Best Supporting Actress (Additional Category): Donna Lynne Champlin
Best Young Actress (Additional Category): Eliza Simone
Best Sound Design (Additional Category)
Best Producer (Additional Category): Leon Derriey
Best Closing Credits (Additional Category)
Best Poster (Additional Category)

Directed by: David Arrow
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)

Directed by: Tereza Hirsch
No, Prime Minister!
NO, PRIME MINISTER! A tough bodyguard was promoted to the position of head of the Prime Minister's security team over her seniors. In her new role, she has to face the Prime Minister - a lonely, powerful, and macho man whose policies are controversial, in order to establish her position and fulfill her role and protect the Prime Minister's life, in the midst of a tumultuous election campaign and in the shadow of threats to his life, behind which there is a former Bodyguard.

Best Actor (Main Category): ALON STEINBERG

Best Black&White Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Yuri Riklis
A surreal love story. A lonely woman with erotic desires, searches for love in Paris.

Best Actress (Main Category): Angela Manke

Directed by: Kelby Thwaits
Tell Me You Love Me
Based on a true story - A rooftop party for two, a brother & sister celebrate their love. She has escaped from a violent husband but her scars run deep. She makes the ultimate choice.

Best Actress (Main Category): Tamzin Outhwaite

Directed by: Paulette Randall MBE
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 Actress (Main Category): Kim Nguyen
Best Young Director (Additional Category)

Directed by: Evan Preston
The forgotten
2023, Laik, Quentin, two homeless people take us into their difficult daily lives and show us how they survive in their precarious situations.
On the other hand, we have the marauders who help the homeless as best they can and testify to what they can see in a community forgotten by society...

Best Drama (Additional Category)
Best Producer (Additional Category)

Directed by: Maxime LEFEBVRE
I'll Be
Best Original Score (Main Category)
Best No-Dialogue Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Bob Kotyk
Sparrow Street
A typical suburban neighborhood is plunged into a nightmare as an invisible, monstrous force begins picking the neighbors off, one by one. The terror outside the house is no match to the terror that forms inside the house where survival, isolation, and hunger all play tricks of the mind for a man, an expectant wife, and their unborn child. The film begs the big question and the great reveal - What is eating the neighbors?

Best Original Score (Main Category)
Best Supporting Actor (Additional Category)
Best Horror (Additional Category)
Best No-Budget Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Billy Jack
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 Director Debut (Additional Category)
Best No-Dialogue Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Max Fritzsching, Chari Krause
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
Mr. Crazy
some end up well, some end up badly

Best Director Debut (Additional Category)
Best Thriller (Additional Category)

Directed by: Filippo Cristiano
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 Director Debut (Additional Category)
Best Sci-Fi (Additional Category)

Directed by: Edu Matus
Lurid Woman
A man wanders into a speakeasy on a dreary night. It’s the roarin’ ‘20s, but it’s not roarin’ in the prohibition South. A Seductive Songstress sings a sultry, dark, tune to an intimate crowd. The Suave Bartender poses as a soda jerk. A Debonair Couple nervously cradles an envelope of cash at their table. A Broad Man angrily downs his drinks and tries to keep it together. A Beautiful Brunette stalks the bar and the room while playing with her silver, skeleton room key. The entrancing song, the Lurid Woman, urges this mysterious ensemble to carry out their dark intents.

Best Student Film (Additional Category)
Best Scenography (Additional Category)
Best Black & White Film (Additional Category)
Best Poster (Additional Category)

Directed by: Porter Justus
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)

Directed by: Isa Magalhães
Bespoke Dad (2023)
A phone call leads to possibly unravelling the lies Areeb (Shrirang Deshmukh) is living as he spends an evening with his wife, Ghazel (Jav Moughal) and daughter, Amira (Aveah Samuels).

Best Young Actress (Additional Category)

Directed by: Thomas Jackson
My Last Seven Years Episode 3 "The First Terror"
Daniel's time has run out, to his horror, as he experiences The First Terror from The Book of Revelation...The Locust.

Best VFX (Additional Category)

Directed by: Danilo Buendia
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 Costume Design (Additional Category)
Best Original Soundtrack (Additional Category)

Directed by: Maddalena Kingsley
Autumn, dawn. The forest rustles everywhere, it looks like it lives. On the edge, an old isolated house. And in this house, a room, decrepit. A man, Greg, wakes up painfully, like he's having a hangover ... If it was not that ...

Best Horror (Additional Category)

Directed by: Pierre Renverseau
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
Motel Room
Motel Room, based on a true event, explores the friendship that develops between an Armenian teenage boy and the prostitute his father hired to take his virginity.

Best LGBTQ+ Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Bradford Lipson
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 LGBTQ+ Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Harrod Blank
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
Bitter Brownies
In this dark comedy, a devious thief pilfers lunches from the company refrigerator. Staff employees are out for blood. Where will the food bandit strike next?!!!

Best Dark Comedy (Additional Category)
Best Poster (Additional Category)

Directed by: James Carman
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
John is a cast member of the EMMY Award-winning “Bob’s Burgers” as matriarch Linda Belcher which landed him first EMMY nod in the category of “Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance”.
In 2017 Blondie tapped him to drop some lyrical fire on “Love Level” from their critically acclaimed chart-topper Pollinator. "Looking," a wild anthem produced by Big Black Delta, followed in 2019, marked his solo debut with remixes by Tensnake and Gerd Janson. The song—which landed at #19 on UK club charts--along with “Dirty Little Secrets” In 2022 Roberts released a full album of club bangers with legendary DJ Junior Sanchez featuring Beth Ditto and Debbie Harry as well as remixes by Harry Romero and Felix da Housecat.
John’s first release of 2023 is a return to pop with his single “Danger” a moody mid-tempo 80’s esq bop produced by Junior Sanchez offers an exciting musical landscape filled with pulsating sounds and throbbing rhythm as well as Roberts vibrant and signature vocal style that brings the music to life.

Best Music Video (Additional Category)
Best Original Song (Additional Category)

Directed by: Ned Stresen-Reuter
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
No Porn Avocado
Carlos and Sandra are two adult film actors who survive in the difficult city of Los Angeles. Will they be able to continue loving and respecting each other in this situation?

Best Erotic Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Gabriel Fornés
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 Inspirational Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Ryoya Terao

After a night of casual sex between strangers, a lonely and nameless girl invites a nameless boy to spend a while at her house. He hides from her that they are after him for a settling of scores, she hides other things that make living with her a real hell. What seemed like she couldn't get worse she does after an unexpected visit.

Best No-Budget Film (Additional Category)

Directed by: Fernando Doménech Miró
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
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
In the tranquil mountain town, four young lives are shattered as three fall into captivity while Corina embarks on a perilous mission to rescue them. The village's routine conceals their desperate pleas, and Corina, relentlessly pursued by Mircea, the captor, unleashes surprising abilities. Mircea, a soldier plagued by dissociative disorder, teeters between aggressor and victim. As Corina battles inner fears and relentless attacks, secrets unravel, forging complex relationships. Amidst the serene village backdrop, a riveting tale unfolds, unveiling profound character transformations.

Best Television Script (Additional Category)

Written by: Andrei Ion
A Tale of Two Cities in 4 Episodes
Dr. Manette, falsely imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years, is released to the custody of his daughter, Lucie Manette. On the ferry from Calais to Dover, the French emigrant Charles Darnay, a young man with secret ties to French aristocracy, befriends them. Set up to be tried for treason against the English Crown by his uncle, the Marquis St Evremonde of France, Darnay is pronounced innocent based on his remarkable likeness to Sydney Carton, his dissolute lawyer. In his fervor to face off with his uncle by renouncing the privileges and abuses of the class to which he was born, Darnay unwittingly springs a trap set by the vengeful Madame Defarge, a trap with grave consequences for himself and the Manettes.

Best Adapted Screenplay (Additional Category)

Written by: Michael O'Rourke
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