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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM (30 MIN OR LESS)
FILM TITLE: A Story for Happy
DIRECTOR: Tom Turner, Philip Alexander Baker
Struggling for a story, a travelling writer picks up a mysterious young woman who is fleeing from her abusive father. As their eventful journey leads them closer to a sea she has never seen, she compels him to question his work, his sanity and her very existence.
SPECIAL MENTION DIRECTING: Michael Bofshever – “Echo Park Blues”
BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM (30 MIN OR LESS)
FILM TITLE: Vision
DIRECTOR: Caterina Frola
Sabrina is a young dressmaker who lives in her messy house, surrounded by mannequins, fabrics and old furniture. The messy environment opposes the obsessive tidiness inside her drawers and armchairs. Pierrecat is her pet, with which she shares everything: private life, work, joys, and worries. Madame Dusseux is Sabrina’s costumer, a woman with an imposing shape who breaks into Sabrina’s house too early. Sabrina panics over Madame Dusseux’s unexpected visit in her house. What will happen in her head?
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY (60 MIN OR LESS)
FILM TITLE: La Hoyada
DIRECTOR: Roberto Flores
Between 1980 and the year 2000 Peru lived through the most extreme period of violence in its history. As a result nearly 69 000 Peruvians went missing or were killed. The region of Ayacucho was the most affected.
Since 2005 a group of women from Ayacucho has been struggling for the building of a Memorial Sanctuary in La Hoyada, the place where the army built small furnaces to incinerate the bodies of people who suffered extrajudicial executions, becoming a symbol of extreme violence and impunity.
BEST INTALIAN DOCUMENTARY (60 MIN OR LESS)
FILM TITLE: Run(d) for Freedom
DIRECTOR: Francesco Furiassi
Rand is 21 years old and she is a refugee. The 6th of august 2014 she escaped from her hometown, Qaraqosh, with her family and the whole Christian community, to save herself from the Daesh madness. Today, after two years, she runs the marathon for the peace and she has the possibility to go back to her town, but just for few hours.
BEST INTERNATIONAL WEB SERIES (30 MIN OR LESS – EPISODE)
FILM TITLE: HYPERCONNEXION
DIRECTOR: LASKO & Fred Belin
Welcome to your future.
In the near future, the world works thanks to Xenia, an ultra powerful universal network, represented as a protective, maternal, subtly erotic muse… and always at your service.
But under this appearance is concealed a completely different reality: that of absolute domination of the network. Worse still, that of an alienation of consciences whose scope is unimaginable at present.
Xenia, web series, is a polar of anticipation on the drifts of hyperconnection and the virtual world in all its aspects, up to the most incredible… Science without conscience…
BEST ITALIAN WEB SERIES (30 MIN OR LESS – EPISODE)
FILM TITLE: LEDIS
DIRECTOR: Pietro Faiella
Eva and Berenice live in Rome and fight every day with the chaos of the city, the precarious works and loves. Berenice has finally met Cristiano and seems happily in love. Eva however is plagued by men but can never find the right one.
Today is Sunday, and the LEDIS are coming back from a brunch, where EVA met the usually play boy who wanted to impress her, obviously without success. Berenice is convinced that it’s the fault of Eve because she seriusly influenced from physical appearance. For Berenice loves come over the beauty… or so she says…
BEST STUDENT FILM (20 MIN OR LESS)
FILM TITLE: ‘Goes without saying
DIRECTOR: Pierre Sabrou
1920s style short movie. 1927, Charles meet Marguerite, a beautiful washerwoman. By trying to seduce her, Charles triggers a series of unpredicted events that will separate them. He then finds himself in an unknown world…
BEST SHORT SHORT (5 MIN OR LESS)
FILM TITLE: END GAME
DIRECTOR: Alberto Vianello & Rosanna Reccia
What would happen if we let our lives be ruled by a dice?
BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM (60 SECONDS OR LESS)
FILM TITLE: PUSH
DIRECTOR: Henry Scriven
A bike thief instantly regrets his actions.
SPECIAL MENTION PHOTOGRAPHY: Gaetano Naccarato – “The Tozeur desert”