Wall #4
When a cinema audience starts mocking the film they're watching, the events in the theater take an unexpected turn.

"Best Short Film"

Directed by: Lucas Camps

A Fire in Africa
The OvaHimba of the Namib Desert are descendants of the Ancient Egyptians from the era of Queen Nefertiti, and was once the richest nomadic tribe in Africa. Now, however, they find themselves on the brink of extinction. Trapped in the 1904 Herero-Nama war, they settled in the godforsaken wastes of Kaokoland after fleeing genocide at the hands of the German army and marauding Nama gangs. Having grown weary of the name 'OvaHimba', which means 'beggars', reigning Chief Nguzu believes their only hope for survival lies in the hands of his grandson, Omusuverua [the protagonist].

"Best Feature Film"
"Best Scenography"

Directed by: Gerhard Uys

Grueling Glory I March to Carentan
A young French-American woman immerses herself in the deeply personal and powerful reality of liberation, as she watches men and women from all across Europe come together to honor WWII 101st Airborne Veteran, Tom Rice.

"Best Short Documentary"

Directed By: Christian Taylor, Michèle Phoenix
The Desire To Live
Stories of the indigenous people of Artsakh, after the recent 44 day war with Azerbaijan and suffering a devastating loss of lives and land. The desire to live is really a right to live on their lands and be protected by the threat of war, genocide and crimes against their humanity.

"Best Feature Documentary"
"Best Producer"
"Best Trailer"

Directed by: Mariam Avetisyan

The Girl Who Wore Freedom
THE GIRL WHO WORE FREEDOM brings us to Normandy, France. Once an idyllic landscape, Normandy had succumbed to German invaders who overran its farms, its manors, its countryside.
Here we meet Dany Patrix, Maurice Lecoueur, Henri-Jean Renaud, and others, who recount their unique relationships with the Allied forces who liberated Normandy on June 6, 1944. The journey from occupation to liberation, to acceptance and forgiveness to gratitude and pride, is explored through interviews with French survivors and American veterans in this powerful, personal film that tells stories handed down over two generations.
We visit Brecourt Manor, the site of the battle between the men of Easy Company - known as the Band of Brothers - and a German battery. We hear from the children of D-Day, who were cared for by American soldiers after their families were killed in the onslaught. We explore the nature of war, of forgiveness, of gratitude through interviews with French survivors and American veterans.
We travel today’s United States with Flo Plana, who seeks out the men of the 101st Airborne Division to collect and curate their stories for the Utah Beach D-Day Museum. We meet veterans like Ceo Bauer, Brad Freeman, and Bob DeVinney, who recount their experiences and the relationships they built over the summer of 1944.
Normandy itself is now a living war museum, with shrapnel on the beaches, bullet holes in its walls, and blood staining its church pews. Those that were there have vowed never to forget the lessons of World War II and to pass down the value of freedom to their children and their children’s children.
The film closes on contemporary D-Day celebrations of remembrance and gratitude, where French citizens of all ages celebrate those who were and are willing to defend freedom because they, the people of Normandy, know all too well that freedom is not free.

"Best Historical Film"

Directed by: Christian Taylor

The Boy and The Mountain
Hernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies. Over time, and already become a successful entrepreneur, Hernán achieves the dream that his father instilled in him, reach high, until one day he will realize that he has not really achieved something he always longed for. Then he will make the crucial decision to fulfill his dream, but fate will play tricks on him. Hernán will have to face a new challenge that will change the meaning of his life.

"Best Animation"

Directed by: Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

Golden Land
Yoshio Nakajima, who makes a living by manufacturing a homemade supplement called “Hakujueki,” goes out in mountain in order to gather herb materials. There is a woman he has feelings for, but he doesn’t have a courage to ask her out. So he has lived a single life.
One day, Mr.Nakajima goes deep in the mountain, where he comes upon a mysterious old man, who searches for gold in ground with a metal detector. The old guy tells him that he is also single and is going around the country to make a living by selling gold he’s gathered.
From the moment they talked, they became good friends and they talks about their lives each other.
On the other hand, Yoshiko Nagasawa, whose husband, Kimio, suffers from drug addiction, lives a life of distress. She tries to help Kimio regain his mental health, but a desperate Kimio wouldn’t accept her advice, so their relationships are in danger now.
Then one day, those two couples go out for a concert of Japanese drum.
Now in the concert hall filled with excitement, their lives intersect each other, and every one of them comes to the turning point of his or her life...

"Best Director"

Directed by: Hiroshi Toda

Return To Normality
This is a story of Angeliki, a young Greek woman, who left London, in order to spend the weeks of confinement at the exact opposite end of the city and specifically in a very small village in the mountains of Greece. Her lifestyle violently changed and the people she met they brought her face to face with the primitive nature of her lifestyle. Primitive as a creation, as a way of living and as an erotic existence.

"Best Director Of Photography"

Directed by: Kostas Kolimenos

The Old Man In The Lake
An old woman attempts to deal with her loss as her family try to keep her from drowning in her sorrow.

"Best Short Screenplay"

Written by: Michael S.U. Hudson

The Mortality Game
Three unlikely friends, all terminal patients at the same mid-west hospital, decide to embark on one final "last hurrah" road trip across the country, all the while playing a dangerous game of death cheating one-upmanship.

"Best Feature Screenplay"

Written by: Ed Vela

When Jasser joins his brother Salem at the MMA club he gets tested by Nick the MMA champion.

"Best Actor"

Directed by: Abdulrahman Al Jandal

Julia is from Glasgow. She dreams of doing something different. She decides to take action and not give her family time to talk her out of it. She moves to France to build a life there. A life that would be very different to her staid stable life in Scotland. In addition she wants to challenge herself and face her fears.

"Best Actress" (Anna Ash Mackay)
"Best Original Song" (Penny McMorris & Mike Colquhoun)
"Best Supporting Actress" (Stephanie Patout)

Directed by: Mike Colquhoun

The Lotus flower is regarded in many cultures as a symbol of rebirth, growth and transformation. This film is an expression of that process. Inspired by Angelika´s near death experience we immersed underwater in the sacred Mayan Cenotes to tell her story of growth from pain, anxiety, fear to surrender, coherence, harmony & flow. Just like the lotus seed grows from dark waters to become the most beautiful flower, we too have the ability to grow to our full potential. This film is an invitation to dive deep within, reconnect with the soul and experience the profound power of life.

"Best Experimental Film"
"Best Director Debut"
"Best Cinematography"
"Best Editing"
"Best Color Editing"

Directed by: Angelika Fürstler, Austin Ahlborg

Notorious hacker Shane Antar is released from prison and gets swept up in a whirlwind relationship with Karol - an aspiring stand-up comic in Los Angeles. But that relationship is abruptly derailed when he gets employed by the NSA to help them find Cami Fawlkes - the elusive ‘Gam Cam Grrl’ who has set up a rogue website that no government has been able to shut down. Shane's search takes him to Moscow where he falls in love with Cami and helps her hack a bank that nets them billions of dollars. But Cami has an even bigger plan for her new lover Shane: a plan that will dramatically change the world - for good.

"Best Comedy"
"Best Costume Design"

Directed by: Michael Paul Girard
Did the Anunnaki descend from the heavens to engineer the first human race? This documentary explores the real origin and purpose of the shining ones, the Anunnaki.

"Best VFX"

Two husbands, Tasuki and Yudai have been for many years. It is getting closer to the day that Yudai will say goodbye. Now, their memories are flashing.

"Best LGBTQ+ Film"
"Best Supporting Actor" (Takashi Irie)

Directed by: Katsuhide Yamago
A group of people are unknowingly interconnected through one man literally selling his soul to the Devil for fame and fortune. One by one each person is visited by Satan in hopes of collecting more souls from the selfishly-desperate and self-deluded people.

"Best Sci-Fi"

Directed by: Lovie Johnson
H.P. Lovecraft's Witch House
Graduate student Alice Gilman is running from an abusive past. She seeks refuge in the infamous Hannah house; a historic home with an ominous past. Determined to prove the possibility of alternate dimensions, she unknowingly unlocks a gateway to unimaginable horror. Facing a series of bizarre and violent events, Alice is plagued by nightmarish dreams of these evil entities. Trapped between the 4th dimension and reality, the diabolical truth is revealed as Alice fights for her sanity and her very soul. Based on the H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Dreams in the Witch House, WITCH HOUSE blurs the boundaries between reality,dreams...and the beyond.

"Best Horror"
"Best Makeup"

Directed by: Bobby Easley
Désir Pastel
This story is about an angel coming down to Earth. A mute and attractive young woman, who is going to furiously turn upside down the daily life of a middle-class family…

"Best Thriller"

Directed by: Mathieu Rivolier
After being impregnated by aliens, Bart, an unemployed stoner, faces the challenges of pregnancy along with being kicked out of his mother’s house. After reaching out for help from multiple sources, everyone refuses to lend him a helping hand. Bart must find a way to get his life together while dealing with the struggles of becoming a single parent.

"Best Dark Comedy"

Directed by: Joshua Nicholas Jordan
6 October 1849
The Hungarian War of Independence failed, its thirteen leaders were sentenced to death. The European royal courts and even the Russian tsar himself protested against the executions. However, Haynau, one of the leaders of the victorious forces, did not give quarter. Among the prisoners was General Ignác Török, an artificer officer, whose life was full of secrets and legends. He never married. He had neither children, nor a family. He devoted himself to the memory of his one-time only lover, Charlotte. Now, on the night before his execution, Charlotte arrives with her husband, Sternberg, who is a high-ranking official in the Imperial Court, and, on the orders of the Emperor, they try to save the prisoner. The woman persuaded her husband to save the love of her youth. At the same time, Haynau is uncompromising. In secret, he has the convicted prisoner and Charlotte’s daughter, who grew up in a boarding school of evil repute, brought to the castle. This is Ignác Török’s first encounter with his daughter, who was sent to the boarding school after her birth, as Charlotte was already married at the time. The confrontation with the girl makes the general realise how his fault lead to her disgraceful fate. He does not accept the Emperor’s quarter. Török is not able to cope with the pressure of the meeting and dies of a heart attack. Only his dead body can be hung from the gallows. Passionate encounters in the storm of history. A night that decides everything. The film is based on a real story.

"Best Drama"

Directed by: Zsolt Pozsgai
Change The World (Music Video)
Angelena Bonet's documentary short film and protest song "Change The World" was co-written from her heart and soul with her late fiancé, Erick Deeby. He had written and recorded instrumental pieces of music for her between 2005 to 2007 then suddenly and unexpectedly passed away three days after they got engaged in August 2007. Angelena wrote the lyrics and melody to his music after his devastating passing and during her time of deep grief. Ten years later she has created a documentary short film which she produced, directed and edited in its entirety. The title track from her multi-award winning debut documentary feature film 'Angelena: Change The World' and documentary short film 'Change The World' is a message of peace, love and unity.

"Best Music Video"

Directed by: Angelena Bonet
Virtual Enterprise - Chapter 2
Virtual Enterprise is a unique artistic collaboration between Royal Ballet star Fernando Montaño and virtuoso songwriter and musician Reuben James. Exploring the artistic potential of Virtual Production, we film a collaboration between two accomplished artists representing two art forms rooted in improvisation.
Filmed using a completely virtual background, courtesy of Garden Studios HQ. 3D asset of Warehouse courtesy of Nick Savy.

"Best Dance Video"

Directed by: Michael McHugh
The Little Black Book
A book contains the passwords to a bitcoin account, and against all odds Joseph must deliver in order to survive.

"Best Action Film"

Directed by: Elizabeth Findley
The Donbass children
This is a movie about the Donbas war, first-person stories. You will hear the stories of so-called "ordinary people". These people suffered from irrational from a military point of view strikes on civilian targets. They are victims of someone's desire to wage war on their territory at all costs.
There are no author's comments in this movie and no censoring of the thoughts of the local people. This film was made especially for spectators in Europe, who do not know what is happening in Eastern Ukraine.
The purpose of the film is to arouse interest in the ongoing six-year armed conflict and to make people to start to think about the responsibility of each of us for peace in Europe.
Update from March 2022: The above was written in September 2019. Now the war is being waged throughout Ukraine and the fate of the people of Donbass is shared by many people in the country. But while the "democratic world" was aggressively indifferent to the lives of the people of Donbass, a wave of empathy has now broken out. Not bad, on the contrary, but there remains a bad taste of double standards. This large-scale war had to be stopped in its infancy, but apparently the interest in its expansion was too strong. We, the people who fought for peace during those eight years, have failed because our voices have been muffled. But we did what we could.

"Best War Film"

Directed by: Lubomir Dankov
In a life full of struggles, the old man finally encounters one that he cannot overcome. For the first time, he is unable to fight back. Past, present, and future are torturing his mind. There is no escape, no way out. He's trying to ignore anxious thoughts but is repeatedly brought back to them.

"Best Black & White Film"

Directed by: Stefan Teofilovic
Gifts from Babylon
Gifts from Babylon is a short film exploring the psychological impact of Africa-EU migration through the lens of a Gambian return-migrant. The film captures the personal conflicts that arise when Modou, a deported refugee, returns to his home country after having lived illegally in Europe for five years. Suffering from intense flashbacks of his illegal migrant journey, he wonders what has become of him…

"Best BLM Film"

Directed by: Bas Ackermann, Amadou A Silah, Babucar Manka, Modou Joof
There are few experiences in life that can transform a person more than entering the ocean. From the moment a child sets foot in the water through to an adult submerging themselves, the experience is transformative, even in some cases life changing.
One would think that these experiences are so well documented that they are readily available to all to be inspired by. Though for some reason in this digital age, we are over run with ocean films that are focussed on conservation and the negativity that exists surrounding oceans and saving the planet.
Renown Sea Explorer and Ocean Pundit Dr Sylvia Earle once said,
"Knowing is the key to caring, and with caring there is hope that people will be motivated to take positive actions. They might not care even if they know, but they can’t care if they are unaware."
So hence the basis for Aliquam was born. The most effective way to make a difference is to become aware, to make people aware. The most proven way to make people aware is through having fun.
For example, if you want to get fit and don’t enjoy exercise, then it becomes difficult. You need to be surrounded by things that inspire you and highlight why you should exercise.
Then you find a way.

"Best Sport Film"

Directed by: Anthony Gordon
UMANIMAL moves in the tension field between the human being as just another species among the other animals in the ecosystem inhabiting the territories of aggressivity, sexuality etc. and the human being as a mere transition to technology with its capacity of self definition.
We are weird beings as what we call humans. What does it mean to be human? Let´s take the secure pole away for a minute of answering the question: "Who am I? What am I" with the easy answer: "A human." and instead, open up more questions:
What is a human?
Just another animal in between all the animal species? Aggressitivity, sexuality.
Or a mere transition to technology? Gestaltung and self definition.
Under which parameters do we understand “a human“? Who sets the parameters?
What do I have to be in order to be considered as a human? Why?
For whom are the “human rights“ written? Do they apply to me as much as to other humans?
Is “a human“ something universal?
“Humans stick out of their environment, upright walking. The reflexion out of this distance makes clossness possible, intimacy. A naked self, exposed, ecstatic. We are more or equally outside and inside as in ourselves. These are sensorial perceptions that can become intimate. (…) explore each other without touching, touch each other through your sensorial perception. Create a sensible field between each other.“ - Alexander Ernst, dramaturgy
“In this work, I’m thinking about selfsitivity, selfsuality, self softness, intimacy, masturbation, eroticism. I’m thinking about the body becoming text and the movements becoming sounds weaving in and out of each other. I’m thinking about being a complicated image in a complicated body travelling through dance with an open heart and a critical mind. For me this is investigating how we can be interhabitants of a supporting system to each other as an act of resistance and rebellion of today´s individuality and find care in places we don’t usually look for.“ - Brigitte Huezo, performer

"Best No-Dialogue Film"

Directed by: Greta Salgado Kudrass
Italy. At the time of the coronavirus. Matteo Rovere is a paranoid and hypochondriac over 40 years old who lives in a modest apartment in the company of his old mother, facing his monotonous days in an obsessive way to say the least. He goes out very little, and when he does, he disinfects every single object several times to go shopping or to buy cigarettes. He does not enter the house unless he has first taken off his shoes and almost completely undressed. He does not even touch his face without first washing his hands thoroughly, disinfecting money, lighters, keys, cigarettes with denatured alcohol ... In short, in a short time his life became hell. For this compulsive attitude he quarrels daily with his mother, finding a moment of peace and respite only on the internet, where he is in contact with Ravi, a kind of holy man who educates people about the next end of the civilized world, Astra, a young future mother with whom he has formed a tender friendship, Salvatore, an elderly former colleague who has recently retired, and Andrea, a young nephew who lives in the north with an alcoholic mother and dreams of becoming a science fiction writer. And it is precisely in some excerpts of his latest manuscript that Matthew will find a part of himself, in that reference to the planet Neptune, the last outpost of the solar system, a symbol of loneliness and marginality, of being irremediably offline. One day the computer, the only bridge that still binds it to the outside, fails. A technician, Roberto, arrives at the house who, shortly after the repair, is warned by the health authorities that he must immediately put himself in isolation, following the positivity of a relative. The coach is thus forced to stay at Matteo's house, unfortunately involved in the swirl of contacts. But things will soon take an unexpected turn. After locking him up in a closet, Matteo will understand that he cannot refrain from establishing some form of communication with the intruder. Coming into contact with the unknown, a sort of alien from another galaxy, will mean for him to start a journey within himself, in search of a key that can open what he has always kept hidden inside, thus returning to the trail of a past that has never stopped looking for him.

"Best Covid-19 Film"

Directed by: Eduardo Cocciardo
Joey Skaggs: Fish Condos
Since the 60s, artist Joey Skaggs has used outrageous tactics to make social political commentary. In 1983, fed up with urban gentrification and the destruction of the environment, he created “Fish Condos”, better homes for upwardly mobile guppies, and forever changed the status quo of fish tanks.
This short documentary is the fifth in the ongoing series, Joey Skaggs: Satire and Art Activism, 1960s to the Present and Beyond.

"Best Web Series"

Directed by: Judy Drosd, Joey Skaggs
My name is Shaun
Short Documentary about life of a burnt out creative and slightly jaded hospitality worker trying to stay afloat in London

"Best Mobile Film"

Directed by: Ann Topolsky
Histoire d'Une Larme (original french version)
Based on the book "Ocean Terminal" by Piergiorgio Welby.
“When a terminally ill patient decides to give up his affections, his memories, his friendships, his life and asks to put an end to his cruelly 'biological' survival, I believe that his will must be respected and embraced with the pietas that constitutes the strength and coherence of secular thought."

"Best Young Actor"

Directed by: Giovanni Coda
Some Girls Wander
Some Girls Wander is a dark comedy focusing on homelessness, mental illness and child abuse through the eyes of a cineaste in the city of Liverpool. Geoff wanted to create a film which highlights just how easy it is to end up on the street and that those who are homeless once had a very different life.
Part of his process for this project was to make this feature film for as little as possible, without backing, funding or additional support. This is to encourage all filmmakers to get out and tell the story they are dying to tell.

"Best Young Actress"

Directed by: Geoff Woodbridge
Man with Shadow
Genetic code forces people to reproduce. Infants have no choice: they become a part of this world without any will of their own, and as completely helpless beings they are subjected to training in the civilizational norms… Is anything else possible at all?

"Best Original Score"

Directed by: Ema Kugler
SATORI: Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, comprehension, understanding
"I am opening the gates
Releasing the unknown
The moment my breath comes home"
Satori is Ella’s debut dance film, which interprets the healing processes of the body and mind following trauma.
The creation was born from one revelatory and honest moment of self-reflection. Clearly and suddenly, Ella understood that trauma is interconnected in both the mind and body. If either body or mind are in a state of trauma, they cannot function to their full potential.
Satori is an intimate, sensory and energetic work, divided into 6 passages representing states of consciousness. Each passage captures Israel landscapes at various times of the day.
This refreshing creation combines Ella’s unique language of movement with original music and sound. It was designed to provide viewers a deep sensory journey.

"Best Sound Design"

Directed by: Michal Gassner, Ella Semo
Joan of Arc: The Series
During the Hundred Years' War, historical fact mixes with myth and legend to tell an alternative life story of one of the world’s most famous women - the mysterious Joan of Arc - and her uncanny armed escort.

"Best Television Script"

Written by: Orso Vesperini, Toby Osborne, Richard Lasser, Aurèle N'Dja, Carole Starcevic, Terry Newman
The Wetback
Ten year-old Danny and his friends find a body while playing near the L.A. River. An older woman, the neighborhood’s eccentric, eventually claims the body believing it to be her long-lost love. Danny’s grandfather and mother must take the body back and give it a proper burial, realizing that the authorities don’t really care about another illegal immigrant, another wetback. In the process, a generation-long secret is revealed in this tale of “magical realism.”

"Best Adapted Screenplay"

Directed by: A.P. Gonzalez
This is one of our first piece of our Mr.GoM "Love,Art&PEACE" project... the song is produced in Berlin by Gregor Marvel and Luke Pugin from Cape Town...we filmed it in stunning Iceland with the support of my friend's film production company HERO.is
Inspired by the Vulcano eruption near Reykjavik the idea to take as basic fire, earth, air, water, and love... plus the story of Prometheus... what's been a combination out of two dreams I had that happened in the last year of the Covid situation... and reflecting about all our being, the basics we need and the personality of the time traveler Mr.GoM

"Best Composer" (Naz Davidoff)

Directed by: Gregor Marvel
Bad Love Tigers
It is New Year’s Eve, 1974, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the fun-loving and adventurous teens of the Bad Love Gang are ambushed by a Russian KGB agent. This propels them to use the White Hole Project Time Machine to time travel back to World War II. The gang meets with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who guides them on their mission to protect a mysterious alien spaceship and America’s top-secret Area 51.
On their perilous mission, the gang must deal with Russian, Chinese, and Indian espionage forces who stand in their path. Along the way, the gang encounters danger, intrigue, betrayal, and a little romance. Ultimately, the intrepid Bad Love Gang triumphs over their adversaries to protect the alien spaceship and maintain the security of Area 51. It's Stand by Me Meets Raiders of the Lost Ark.

"Best Poster"

Written by: Kevin Schewe
It's Always Been You!
A tapestry; the spiritual, the material, and the digital. On the hottest day of summer, the neighborhood is boiling.

"Best Opening Credits"

Directed by: Andrew McCardle
In a lonely world, a mysterious figure is chased by threatening shadows and inexplicable sounds. Is there a way out? One has to find it's way out.

"Best Closing Credits"

Directed by: Roy de Haan, Bas van den Ing
Tobacco holder
After a car accident Kostas is trapped in his car and the memories begin

"Best Original Soundtrack"

Directed by: Eleanna Karandeinou
In purgatory after an attempt to take her own life, a young woman must decide if her life is worth fighting for with the help of an unlikely healer.

"Best Original Screenplay"

Written by: Dr. Beth-Anne Blue