August 2015 Winners

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RomaCinemaDoc is proud to announce the winners of the montly edition of August


Winners

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Best International short film (30 min or less)

Film Title

Eyes Wide

Director:

Lin Yi-Chiang

eyes-wide

One day, it appears that a blind man can suddenly see, but in fact, he is showing symptoms of the so called Charles Bonnet syndrome, which causes blind people to experience complex visual hallucinations. The man sees a variety of strange image and gets lost in his own fantasy world.

Special mentions:

  • SPECIAL MENTION DIRECTING: Zen Zen – “Summer Secret”
  • SPECIAL MENTION PHOTOGRAPHY: Yueliu Li – “Summer Secret”
  • SPECIAL MENTION FILM EDITING: Hu Kuo-Pin – “Eyes Wide”
  • SPECIAL MENTION SCREENPLAY: Sarah Verhaghen – “Mi casa, tu casa”

Best Italian short film (30 min or less)

Film Title

W

Director:

Francesca Draghetti

w

A mysterious creature falls in love in the Globe Theater of Shakespeare

Special mentions:

  • SPECIAL MENTION DIRECTING: Maciej Kawalski – “Tutto o niente”
  • SPECIAL MENTION FILM EDITING: Cesare Furesi – “Senza uscire di casa”

Best International documentary (60 min or less)

Film Title

Out of Focus

Director:

Shahriar Siami Shal

out_of_focus

Out of Focus profiles the artist Afshin Naghouni. Born and raised in Iran, he suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury during a birthday party in Tehran when he fell from the seventh floor of a building while trying to escape from Iranian police. He was able to move to Great Britain seventeen years ago for treatment and has rebuilt his life, getting married and now working as an artist from his wheelchair.

Special mentions:

  • SPECIAL MENTION DIRECTING: Carol Mansour – “We Cannot Go There Now, my Dear”
  • SPECIAL MENTION PHOTOGRAPHY: Payman Mostofi – “Out of Focus”

Best Italian documentary (60 min or less)

Film Title

Food in the Woods

Director:

Andrea Ruffini

food-in-the-wood

The Chaco Region of Paraguay is the zone with the highest rate of deforestation in the world. Enxet and Sanapana indigenous communities still depends on the forest to survive.
Made in collaboration with young Enxet, Enlhet and Sanapana of the Central Chaco of Paraguay.

Special mentions:


Best International web series (30 min or less – episode)

Film Title

This is only temporary

Director:

Soni Mizrahi, Lindsay Lucas-Bartlett

this-is-only-temporary

Pippa, an aspiring British actress, clumsily works her way into the limelight of Hollywood.

Special mentions:


Best Student film (20 min or less)

Film Title

REQUIEM_

Director:

Wen Muye

requiem

All the families of Xiaojun Meng suffered a serious car accident. A truck rammed his motorcycle and Xiaojun Meng was hurt badly and her four-year-old daughter was suffered a fearful brain damage, but her wife was dead, unfortunately.
In order to save her daughter, she must be conducted an expensive operation within a week, which costs ?120,000. Since Meng is a car mechanic in a small town, there is no doubt that Meng cannot pay the operation fee. At last, he followed the mortuary administrator, Lao Zhang’s advice, that is, he would sell his wife’s remains to rural and got her Yin married with a dead young man.
He took his wife’s photograph to the rural and found the man’s parents to talk about the business. The young man’s mother cried when she saw the photograph of Meng’s wife. Meng understood the mom’s behavior, because he knew this may be the last thing that the parents can do for their son.
When the deal was made, Meng sat alone at home. At this time, he heard a noise from the bathroom. To his astonishment, his wife stepped from the bathroom. Meng talked with her about the small things, and then his wife hurried to go to work and asked Meng not to forget to get their daughter in the night. When she would go, Meng told her “do not worry about it.” After he said this sentence, Meng found that there was no people in the home but himself. Suddenly, his eyes filled with tear. He wanted to cry but he was unable.
Meng came to the mortuary to see his wife for the last time. Then his wife would be taken to the rural. Meng watched his wife and cried finally, helpless but relieved.
In the rural, the Yin marriage was processing. After the funeral, people started to burn the funerary objects; meanwhile, Meng watched his daughter was pushed to the operation room, anxiously waiting outside. When the doctors finished the operation and went out of the operation room, they found that Meng had fallen in a sleep leaning against the bench, because he was so tired.
The cemetery of his wife located in a clear stretch. When the darkness fails, the long slender bars of cloud float in the sky. Grey threads of some came from the remaining burned funerary objects. What a quiet scenery it is!

Special mentions:


Best Short Short(5 min or less)

Film Title

Speed Dating

Director:

Robert McBride

speed-dating

Ray is a guy with a rotten struck of luck in relationships. So his best friend pushes him into trying speed dating…

Special mentions:


Best Animation (20 min or less)

Film Title

L’Americano Returns

Director:

Ricky Renna

americano-returns

A lively stork returns to his hometown to spread the joy of song! But after an unfortunate tangle with the law, it’s up to the townsfolk to band together and bring music back into their lives in this animated short by Ricky Renna.

Special mentions:


Best One minute short film (60 seconds or less)

Film Title

The Routine

Director:

Roman Gubin

the routine

A family man wakes up and goes about his morning routine: shaves, cooks breakfast, puts on a business suit and shines his shoes. He is ready for just another workday…

Special mentions:


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