'Cognition' stars Bafta Winner Andrew Scott (Fleabag) & Jeremy Irvine (Green Lantern, Warhorse) in this emotionally engaging father & son story.
This is an Independent short film, we worked incredible hard to put every relationship and partnership in place. The film made it onto the long list for the Academy's Live Action Short Film category at the Oscars in 2021. The story follows a son's (Jeremy Irvine) psychological journey as he confronts his past trauma to reconnect with the father he loves (Andrew Scott).

"Best Short Film"
"Best Director" - Ravi Ajit Chopra
"Best Producer" - Ravi Ajit Chopra
"Best Actor" - Andrew Scott
"Best Sci-Fi"
"Best VFX"

Directed by: Ravi Ajit Chopra
In the heart of the Grangettes
Discover, with Noor and Martin, a magnificent place, where the Rhône flows into Lake Geneva. It's sublime! Les Grangettes in Switzerland, which is part of the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance RAMSAR, is a multitude of ecological environments, waterbirds and plants. With Sophie Swaton, philosopher and economist, senior lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability of the University of Lausanne and Paul Ouédraogo, Senior Advisor for Africa, RAMSAR.

"Best Short Documentary"

Directed by: Hassan Lakhdar
Beyond the White
Three villages combined in one timeless space – somewhere beyond the polar circle. On the Kola peninsula in Northern Russia, a few dozen people still live in their traditional timber houses surrounded by water, forests and sand. Nature provides for them, mainly the White sea, but fish populations have been dwindling over the years. Fewer and fewer people want to stay; many move to the city, leaving behind their homes. Over time these houses turn into spectres from the past, ownerless and lonely ruins that only spring back to life by playing grandchildren, visiting their grandparents over the summer. The hamlets Tetrino, Chavanga and Kuzomen seem to head toward the fate of so many other villages all over Russia: a slow but inevitable extinction. Cut off from vital infrastructure, almost forgotten by regional governance, these people have to keep together to cope with their everyday struggle. And when a mass fire breaks out, threatening to ravage the entire peninsula, they have to fight their last stand.

"Best Feature Documentary"

Directed by: Evgeny Kalachikhin
Synthesis: the setting of the film is a current rural area, whose characters are ranching businesswomen. Two of them are dedicated to cattle and the other to sheep.
Each rancher develops a love story, with people not suited to her rank. But the businesswoman of the sheep, affected by other people's circumstances, goes into depression.

"Best Feature Film"

Directed by: Miguel Angel Castillo Garcia
Robo99, who lost his heart while helping the red bird Dodo, travels to a heart factory where no one has been to get a heart and achieve his dream. The story is the first episode Robo99 experiences on a trip.

"Best Animation"

Directed by: SUNG-CHEOL KIM
A Love Worth Fighting For
A Love Worth Fighting For is set in the opening month of the First World War, August 1914. But it is not a war film, rather an anti-war film, and a love story. It is meticulously researched and historically accurate.
Just after every major European power has been drawn into a conflict they do not know how to fight, politicians and generals are sleepwalking their way towards unimaginable catastrophe with all the arrogance that defined the Edwardian age. The conflict will become enormous, the scale of destruction almost inconceivable.
Against this epic backdrop, the film throws into relief the lives of just two men. They are insignificant players in one of the twentieth century’s greatest tragedies. But their stories are no less poignant and compelling for it.
A Love Worth Fighting For examines immense concepts – the futility of war, nationality, love, fidelity and human compassion – from the perspective of an English officer and a German soldier.
The result is unique. It is poignant, compelling and sad. It asks difficult questions. Yet ultimately, it ends with hope. Because without hope, what do we have…?

"Best Actress" - Julia Mugnier

Directed by: Toby Fountaine
El Vals (The Waltz)
With their mother deported and young Danny now the man of the house, acquiring a Quinceañera dress for his older sister means everything - yet how will he do it with no money and CPS closing in?

"Best Short Screenplay"

Written by: Alycya Magaña
No Address
A group of homeless people bond together as a family, struggling to survive the streets while fending off a harassing gang, an unforgiving community and the local authorities in hopes of finding their humanity again.

"Best Feature Screenplay"

Written by: Julia Verdin, James Papa
''Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is
too strange to have happened."
Thomas Hardy

Logline: A former Marine Corps drill instructor is chief censor for a major U.S. broadcast network at a time the network has decided to become provocative in its programming to compete against streaming media and cable.
Synopsis: "Rough Cut" is a pilot script, inspired by real life and characters, for a cable or streaming comedy series about a diverse and very quirky censorship department at UBC, the # 1 U.S. broadcast network. Its central character is Jeff Henderson, a former Marine Corps drill instructor, who leads the censorship department at a time the network has decided to become far edgier to compete with streaming media and cable. He is caught between trying to ingratiate himself with his bosses and being the lightning rod when the network's new content unleashes the wrath of its conservative core audience, Congress and the FCC.
Other lead characters to whom we are introduced in the pilot are Jeff's deputy, Gary Mortimer, whose promiscuous personal life contradicts the standards to which he holds producers, and Amanda Slutskin, who is the best censor of them all and is going full throttle after Gary's job.
Key antagonistic characters are Stan Mendelson, a prolific Hollywood producer whose relationship with the censors has robbed him of the ability to enjoy his success and driven him into therapy, and Cecilia Foley, the network's first female President of Sales, who wishes the censorship function would fall into the Bermuda Triangle.
The series is inspired by real life events and characters who wield enormous power and operate in the corporate shadows -- and by the existential threat facing all broadcast networks these days from streaming media and cable. The series also provides an insight into the politics and dynamics within a major U.S. broadcaster.
The series is titled "Rough Cut" because the Rough Cut is a major checkpoint in the relationship between producers and censors, often featuring more explicit content than is allowed on air. All the more in our series, because of UBC's goal to become much edgier.
Because the series will be topical and edgy, and this is an untold story inspired by real life, I believe there is significant potential for buzz and wide appeal. In addition, millions of people often have strong and divergent opinions about what they see -- and what they are not allowed to see -- on major broadcast networks. This will lend itself to web and social media interactions with the audience.

"Best Original Screenplay"

Written by: Matthew Margo
War, grief, and sabotage. SS-Recruit Wilhelm does everything to make up for his past, but with each passing day, his mentality falls further and further down. The fear of standing up to the regime has never been higher, but so is the fight to do what's right.

"Best Young Director"

Directed by: Adrian Antonsen
A middle-aged man sits alone in a dimly lit living room at night on a visibly exhausting phone call with his mother while overlooking a printout of Narcotics Anonymous meetings all cancelled due to covid. He grows increasingly agitated and fidgety, tossing the printout aside and beginning to pace and engage more in the call. Eventually, he tosses the phone to the couch, collapsing into a nearby chair to try to calm himself. Frustration and isolation continues to build, until his eyes catch a box on his coffee table, remembering what might still be inside it. He rips it open, exposing a secret compartment and finding only an empty piece of used foil. He begins to rip apart his living room searching various other places with no luck and finding only a small amount of money in his wallet as his mental state becomes more scattered and chaotic. Throughout his search, photos of a woman who seems to have a close relationship with him appear repeatedly in the background as if omnipresent despite her physical absence from the scene. As he grabs car keys and the wallet and rushes to exit, still seeming determined, we see an affectionate photo of the two hanging on the wall above a digital clock that turns from 11:10 to 11:11.
Cracked concrete with a visible break in the path leads up towards the same man seated on the ground in the light of day in the same clothing, but playing with a 1980s cassette player covered in colorful ripped-up kid's stickers.
The woman from the photos walks up to him in slippers and lounge clothes holding two cups of coffee and making it clear through dialogue that she's his little sister. After she shows some concern for his sudden appearance at her house the night before, he expresses his fear that he almost relapsed and explains that the thing that stopped him was seeing the clock in the car read 11:11 and fondly remembering how as a kid she used to always wish for things at 11:11. The two discuss their strained relationship with their mother, the struggles they've had with her mental illness, the brother's struggles with addiction, etc, all in a way that despite the heavy topics, and occasional insensitive comments on both sides, remains solidly playful, affectionate, and light due to the deep love and support between the two. We leave them in a much happier and more joyful place, as they enjoy each other's company and support, without much concern for what might happen for them in the future (beyond breakfast).

"Best Director Debut"

Directed by: Lisa Singletary
Artichoke: The Art of the Choke
A New York Mayor dares to stand against the Terranova Crime Syndicate

"Best Cinematography"

Directed by: Chris Lythgoe
Ghost of the Deadlands
A mysterious figure in black is sitting by a camp fire when post-apocalyptic scavengers approach, but there's something off about this figure in black, this Lone Wolf.

"Best Costume Design"

Directed by: Joseph Rodriguez
On ne se refait pas
While peacefully preparing the table for the arrival of their guests, Makja and his wife, Anaïs, confront each other and confess certain truths about their couple. The tension grows, until Makja bursts into anger. After realizing what he’s done, Makja tries to soften the atmosphere by mimicking a matador with the tablecloth he is holding.

"Best Director Of Photography"

Directed by: Iftane Takarroumt
What if, you can be all of who you are and still allow another? That just for one night, judgement no longer exists? What if, an intimacy of touch, a truth of want, Swivels around your doubt and trusts? What if, love is not a gender, it is a swivel of the heart?
Swivel is a short gender fluid dance story by Award winning director Lois Norman, starring the trailblazing Iron&Sparks. With visceral Cinematography by Canadian Teryl Brouillette, powerful Sound Design by UK's Jemma Cholawo and New Zealand's Helen Mountfort moving cello score, Swivel is a brave leap of faith, that moves to express the courage it takes, to explore sexuality and self with true equality, acceptance and compassion.

"Best LGBTQ+ Film"

Directed by: Lois Norman
Vision of the Vampyre
When Vivien takes on a modelling job on a fashion shoot a dark secret within her is already seeking her next victim.

"Best Horror"

Directed by: James Caley
The Way Home
A serial rapist is on the loose in the city. When the pretty Selina goes home for the evening, Stefan sneaks up behind her. What is he up to?

"Best Thriller"

Directed by: Sebastian Pink
Two strangers meet at the rooftop of a 20-story hotel building, both with the intention to commit suicide.

"Best Dark Comedy"

Directed by: Nevena Nikolova, Petar Gerzilov
Dare to Dream
"Hong Kongers should strive for success and work hard. To succeed, we must first own a property!”

“To succeed, how much can you push your bottom line?”

Bing’s dream is to become Hong Kong’s most popular YouTuber. Since she was still at school, her mom has been strongly against it. Bing worked on her channel to gain her mother’s recognition, but after years of hard work and trying out different topics, her works did not gain popularity, which made her lost.

Due to the pandemic, Chun lost a lot of business and had to shut down his restaurant. In order to save up to start another F&B business, he went into real estate, becoming a property agent, but he was out of luck. He hadn’t gotten a single contract in his first month, resulting in a disappointed boss and affected his relationship with his girlfriend, hitting rock bottom.

Bing and Chun met in an apartment full of cockroaches. Bing planned to film videos to introduce the property, but was shocked when she found there were tons of cockroaches. But this video made them became famous ,they believe that they could earn a living through to become youtubers .However... what may be happen in their life .........

"Best Comedy"

Directed by: Wing Cheong Lai
Based on best selling novel "How to be a dreamer" comes Dream a story about a young boy growing up in the foster care system and fighting for more Malcolm finds himself waking up to the same nightmare over and over - the world, so he decides to dream.

"Best Drama"

Directed by: Brandon Washington
Let me freeze again
A snowy plain. Only mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. A man is driven by the sound of a voice : « I can scarcely move or draw my breath ».
The voice seems closer as the man advances. He uses a thermal camera and notices a tiny hot spot flashing. It’s here. He starts digging.

In complete darkness, the man walks through an ice tunnel. His torch’s beam is reflected on the frozen walls The thermal camera guided him and the hot spot growed. It now occupies an important place in the screen.

The man slowly raises his torch which reveals a woman’s face. Her eyes are closed, she is asleep and frozen. On the thermal camera, her heart is still beating. He steps back and discovers the scene. Around her, there is a banquet, fruits, flowers. A scene from the past, stuck in the cold. A still life of another age. The man cracks blue glow sticks around the scene.

The man puts his hand on the woman’s face. Her cheek reddens and warms up. The ice starts melting and the table starts to shake. The elements fall and smash to the ground. They explode in a colorful firework.

The woman opens her eyes and catches her breath. The man rushes to her and wrap her in a survival blanket. Snow and ice fall on them, they run into the dark tunnel.

They both attempt to escape. A light point appears at the rear of the tunnel. They run. She clings to him as the ground is slippery.

The man and the woman come out in extremis of the snowy hole. The survival blanket get stuck in it. They huddle together, he is dressed as a moutain guide while she wears a XVII century dress. A blue smoke billows from the hole and dissipates into the air.

"Best Music Video"

Directed by: Gaultier Durhin
Intimate Algorithm
“Algoritmo Íntimo” is a music video that shows dance as a vehicle for the expression of desire. In the images, the message is that living without fear and with affection in relationships is also a little bit of what Criolo and Ney try to bring to the world through art. With dynamic movements that alternate between the subtle and the explosive, the choreography (signed by Priscila Lima) places two people looking for each other in an incessant and intense way. Whenever the meeting and contact between these people is possible, an obstacle pushes them away and the feeling of longing and desire is poetically transmitted by mirroring the dancers' movements and facial expressions. Finally, the video ends in a familiar environment for many: the bed, in the bedroom, a place where many people spend hours communicating with their loved ones but who cannot be close at that moment.

"Best Dance Video"

Directed by: Keviin
The song is against wars in every sense.

"Best Original Song"

Directed by: Boris Rifkin
Diary of a Tennis Player
Aleksandra Krunic is a professional tennis player and she travels the world in her quest to fulfill her dreams on the WTA tour and return to the Top 100 after a sudden drop in ranking. It takes a lot of sacrifice to be among the best players and deal with ups and downs every other day. In this documentary, Aleksandra and several other highly ranked tennis players and experienced coaches will tell us what it takes to reach and stay on top and what professional tennis feels and looks like behind the scenes.

"Best Sport Film"

Directed by: Aleksandra Svonja
Mamody, the last baobab digger (short cut)
In the southwest of Madagascar, the Mahafaly plateau is an extremely arid land. Here, the rains fall only a few times a year. In these very difficult living conditions, the inhabitants of the small village of Ampotaka found a unique solution to store water.

"Best ECO Work"

Directed by: Cyrille Cornu
The real and the imagined confront each other against the backdrop of trauma. When dream betrays desire, the realms of possibility collapse.

"Best No-Dialogue Film"

Directed by: André Melanson
Sheltered in place
Based in Chicago, the micro-short film "Sheltered in place" is a dreamy glimpse into my initial day to day life, right at the onset of the covid19 US lockdown.

"Best Covid-19 Film"

Directed by: Udesh Chetty
'SHINJIKKI' The Mermaid Who Predict The Future
In 329 AD, Eugene was a naval officer but exiled to the island and became the captain of a fishing boat, who shares a fateful love with the mermaid Shinjikki, who predict the future and they will save the villagers together from the mermaid hunter in this fantasy romance drama.

"Best Fantasy Film"

Directed by: Chaewoon Park, Jeongmin Choi
"In the run-up to India's independence, a Muslim journalist, after discovering he was originally born a Hindu Brahmin sets out in search of his true identity, but by finding his true love he inadvertently destroys the tranquility of a traditional Iyer village".

"Best Television Script"

Written by: Sumathy Ramakrishnan, Charles Leopardo
Dottie, a beloved Boston Police Sergeant , infamous for always solving the case--and being the last one to leave the bar--retires before the age of fifty and must now figure out what to do with the rest of Her life. Shortly after retiring, a dead body rolls up on shore in Dottie’s town, and she must learn to live outside of the police work that she’s spent her whole life being a part of. Whether it’s reconnecting with her children, ex-husbands, exploring the dating scene, hanging out with her hard-partying retired friends and their children, helping the high school basketball team win a state championship, or solving the local murder that has become a national story, it turns out that retirement is going to be much harder than she thought it would be.

"Best Web Series"
"Best Supporting Actor"
"Best Supporting Actress"

Directed by: Big Ted Robinson
Shoe Horn/Office
This film deals with the restrictive nature of women's clothing throughout the ages and also with sexism in general.

"Best Experimental Film"

Directed by: Ingrid Nachstern
The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The museum is New York City's second largest and contains an art collection with around 1.5 million objects.
The Brooklyn Museum was founded in 1898 as a division of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and was planned to be the largest art museum in the world. The museum initially struggled to maintain its building and collection, only to be revitalized in the late 20th century, thanks to major renovations. Significant areas of the collection include antiquities, specifically their collection of Egyptian antiquities spanning over 3,000 years. European, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art make for notable antiquities collections as well. American art is heavily represented, starting at the Colonial period. Artists represented in the collection include Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Max Weber. The museum features the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, which features salvaged architectural elements from throughout New York City.

"Best Mobile Film"

Directed by: Kostiantyn Mishchenko
The Only One In Time
When Ben, a young college student, discovers time travel, his college professor is mysteriously murdered. Ben has to travel back in time to discover the shocking truth about the professor’s death.

"Best Student Film"

Directed by: Jiri Balcar
THE FIRE CATS - Save Something Small
THE FIRE CATS – Save Something Small is the inspirational story of a group of animal rescuers who devoted months to rescuing cats who survived the Tubbs wildfire that was hot enough to melt glass and to return them to the families who had lost everything. The experience transformed everyone: the rescuers, the cats, and the fire families. But a year later, when the monstrous Camp Fire wiped out Paradise, the authorities tried to stop them.

"Best Inspirational Film"

Directed by: Katharine Parsons
The Anthropocene
This series of sceneries and portraits display the time we live in. Simply my take on this era of a plastic world, where humanity is drowning in trash, competing against technology, living in their own bubble, not being able to see the forest for the trees.
I'm pointing out some of the issues that made me do this projects although I think there is a lot of positives within these images. But I want you to find them yourself;)

"Best Photography"

Photo by: Kieran Sommerlad
Last D'Annunzio - A trilogy
A portrait in three episodes of the controversial poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, from the point of view of two women (the pianist Luisa Baccara and the diva Eleonora Duse) and the "duce" Benito Mussolini; three perspectives, closely connected by the theme of theatricality, to investigate the political D'Annunzio ("To the visitor"), the private D'Annunzio ("The Music Room") and the poet devoted to art ("From behind the veil ").

"Best Original Score"
"Best Romance"

Directed by: Alfredo Marasti, Chris Mazzoncini
Fragmentstein (Dissous Frankenstein)
When lightning strikes the creature, Dr. Frankenstein’s dream turns into his nightmare, but his daughter, Tanya has a better idea. She will stop the creature with her own creation.
Dug up from the from the graveyard of disowned media, a celluloid creature made out of another Frankenstein movie has been brought back to life. Fragmentstein, a perseverating storytelling creature made of luminous colors and creeping forms, has been let loose to run recklessly at you sensibilities. The creature want's to tell its story, but the only story it has is the one it's made out of. The story of Baron Frankenstein and his ruthless, sex driven daughter.
Alessandro Alessandroni's original score inspired this noise opera. Starring Joseph Cotton. This cyber-delic experience is a product of Spectrum-Ruckus Cinema.

"Best Sound Design"

Directed by: Robert Mizaki
Past Future Journey Nile
Behold the Ancient Egyptian temples along the Nile in their ascending order of awareness and enlightenment; revealing their holistic wisdom and spiritual destiny. "Past Future Journey Nile" is composed from a vintage photo collection, a slideshow travelogue that has been transformed through specials effects into an audiovisual meditation on Ancient Egypt’s sacred vision of our world. Their gods are symbolically portrayed as aspects of the Spirit in Nature and along with their distinctive temples speak to both our rational and intuitive faculties. Traveling through their land as well as their history, philosophy and metaphysics, "Past Future Journey Nile" explores the deep influence of Ancient Egypt on Western civilization and its special meaning for us today and for tomorrow.

"Best Historical Film"

Directed by: Mike Mannetta
We Are Stardust
We are stardust. This creation myth borrows from the American Indian tribes of the southwest and the stars. There is no dialogue.

"Best Symbolic Film"

Directed by: Tova Reyes
The Hug of Dark
Hug of Dark is intentionally common and jagged drama about couple Kyllikki and Tarmo Jokinen along with Kyllikki's sister Ritva and her drug-addict daughter Tuuli.
Kyllikki desires to sing and write but her husband doesn't value these efforts. Their tranquility is disturbed by Janne who became an actor in Tarmo's theatre. Both Kyllikki and Ritva fall in love (Janne) and angry Tarmo chase Janne with an axe. In the end Kyllikki's book is finally published.
Hug of Dark is a film which production group consists of two people: a married couple Kyllikki and Jarmo Salo from Finland. They have done all by themselves including financing except one sound technician Lassi Tiainen and camera man (3 scenes).

"Best Independent Film"
"Best Composer"

Directed by: Jarmo Juhani Salo
The Onara Marshes Park
A journey through the Onara Marshes Park, highlighting the naturalistic aspects and describing what can be found in these habitats with a little attention, as well as highlighting some little-known historical aspects of this place, home of the storical Ezzelini family.

"Best Educational Film"

Directed by: Gianluca Doremi
A couple is forced to sell their house. The wife, a writer suffering from depression, befriends the buyer's 10 year old sad son.

"Best Young Actor"

Directed by: David Hardberger
A message for Christmas
An ordinary family is celebrating Christmas in solitude and silence until a wish that comes true will change everyone's life.

"Best Young Actress"

Directed by: Emanuele Pellecchia
Aping Edwin Porter
4 film grads give 4 film pitches, but there's only 1 outcome!
Four close film obsessed friends and recently graduated film students hold a production meeting to plan their first feature film. They discuss the state of Hollywood and how are they ever going to come up with an original idea if Hollywood has struggled since 1903, when Edwin S. Porter' first film 'The Great Train Robbery ' was remade only a year later in 1904!
A very nuanced film with heaps of film history buried in a laugh out loud script with great characters who you will fall in love with really quickly. We will feel and see each of their fantastical streams of consciousness ooze from every pore as they tell the others of their 'great movie ideas'. The meeting soon collapses in a moment of chaos as their college day instincts overrun the meeting and their dreams of grandeur quickly fade away with the inevitability of a trip off to the pub!

"Best Editing"
"Best Opening Credits"

Directed by: James O'Donnell
Master Plan
The story takes place in the present day but maintains a slight "Noire" edge and appeal from certain characters and some of the music score. The underlining moral and theme comes from scripture; Jer. 29:11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
**A Police Detective struggles to make a family connection
**A homeless man, a prostitute, hidden secrets, and a raging Evil that lingers nearby...and what does all this have to do with a "Master Plan" anyway!!??

"Best Poster"

Directed by: Chris Lythgoe
Autonomy Trailer
Proof of concept animated trailer for a much larger work.
A group of friends are taken onboard an alien spaceship called "the Axiom" by a mysterious figure in futuristic black armor called "The Tekton." Together, they must work to escape.

"Best Trailer"

Directed by: Joseph Daniel Rodriguez