Roma Cinema Doc film fest Winners
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Best International short film (30 min or less)
Film Title: Retriever
Director: Kim, Joo Hwan
Lee Kwang is an illegal immigrant in Korea. He makes a living by stealing dogs from animal shelters and selling them to butchers. But when he adopts a big golden retriever named Bori, the two develop a special bond.
– Menzione per la regia a Arber Aliaj per “Love Killed my Verginity”
– Menzione per la fotografia a Amy Faust per “Nightsong”
Best Italian short film (30 min or less)
Film Title: Block E, 4th Floor
Director: Sergio Bertani
A diary of a few days of hospitalization in a psychiatric unit, due to a suicide attempt. The main character tells firsthand what happens around him and what happens inside him.
Best international documentary (60 min or less)
Film Title: WADE GET OUT
Director: Aida Grovestins
In WADE GET OUT (Quitte le Pouvoir) we follow a collective of rappers and journalists called ‘Y’en a marre’ (Fed Up) that started a peaceful revolution in Senegal. In 2011 and 2012 the collective mobilized protests to stop President Abdoulaye Wade changing the constitution to retain power. They played a leading role in motivating voters to prevent his re-election in 2012 through campaigns and songs like ‘Register and Vote, That’s Your Weapon’.
‘Fed Up’ mobilized 380.000 people to register and vote. They called the youth to come and observe the elections to prevent cheating.
‘Fed Up’ put hip-hop at the heart of their campaigns in a strong culture-and-activism mix. They mobilized the youth to peacefully reclaim their role in Senegal’s democracy. Fed Up was able to inform the illiterate population in the city suburbs and in the countryside with their slogans and their hip hop texts. They speak in a simple direct language, not like politicians do. ‘Fed Up’ became an important political voice, even beyond the borders of Senegal, across West Africa. They inspired civil youth movements in other african countries like Burkina Faso, Congo, Chad, Benin.
Best italian documentary (60 min or less)
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Best International web series (30 min or less – episode)
Film Title: Arthur
Director: Nick Rusconi
His name is Arthur, and he is a serial killer. He wants to quit, though. Will he succeed?
Best Italian web series (30 min or less – episode)
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Best Student film (20 min or less)
Film Title: The Wishgranter
Director: Echo Wu , Kal Athannassov, John Mcdonald
Set in a world where wishes are granted by mythical creatures that live under fountains, an apathetic wishgranter is forced to go above ground in order to grant a wish of love.
Best Short Short(5 min or less)
Film Title: Downer
Director: Ricardo Alvarez
Girl is haunted by a dream until she can’t take it anymore and takes action about it but it turns out it wasn’t a dream but a premonition
Best One minute short film (60 seconds or less)
Film Title: We are UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs
Director: Anthony Poon
Set in West Coast Canada. This is a short promo for the University of British Columbia featuring a growing club of niche, unrecognized campus sports proudly run by an organization of hard working students.