Roma Cinema Doc is proud to announce the winners of the montly edition of December
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Best International short film (30 min or less)
Film Title: Cuddler
Director: Bohdan Turok
Marie, a 28 year old university graduate, cuddles people for money. She offers affection to people of all ages and insists that her services are a symptom of a world in distress, a world ridden by isolation and severed by technology. Her business is thriving but just as she settles into her profession, she faces a client who will challenge her unwittingly beyond all her expectations. Marie discovers that the deeper into a lie you enter, the closer to truth you get.
– Menzione per la regia a Guillaume Vandenberghe per “The Soul is Wondering”.
– Menzione per il montaggio a Tyler Wallach per “Frog”
– Menzione per la fotografia a Sudipta Majumdar per “Jaal – The Cobweb”
Best Italian short film (30 min or less)
Film Title: Francesca Woodman
Director: Marco Berton Scapinello
The American photographer Francesca Woodman influences until constituting turning point the life and the work of the protagonist Paul, a photographer at the height of his career facing an artist and interior crisis.
La fotografa statunitense Francesca Woodman influenza fino a costituirne punto di svolta nella vita e nel lavoro del protagonista Paolo, fotografo all’apice della sua carriera che deve affrontare una crisi artistica e interiore.
Menzione per il montaggio a Marco Fusi e Nicolò Tagliabue per “Normality”
Best international documentary (60 min or less)
Film Title: Canoes for Perù
Director: Kieran Hodges
Documentary of an epic project bringing canoeing to the Amazon. The trials and tribulations of getting canoes there and then canoeing the Alta Madre de Dios river in the Peruvian Amazon. Its a story about effort and life in a isolated part of the world experiencing great change.
– Menzione per la regia a Andrei Florescu per “Ecaterina 33”
Best italian documentary (60 min or less)
Film Title: The Water Keepers. Carnia Arises
Director: Giulio Squarci
In Carnia, a remote area in the Eastern Alps in Italy, time seems to be passing asleep along the cyclical rhythms of nature. An intervention on local water resources, dictated by external economic interests, unexpectedly moves the local population’s sense of attachment of the territory. Through a moderate provincial revolution the people of Carnia will be able to rejoin their motions to a larger movement, which is opposed to the privatization of hydro-services. This independent documentary emphasizes people‘s relationship with water and the issue of social participation, maintaining a poetic autonomy of naturalistic images and their juxtaposition to human affairs.
Best Student film (20 min or less)
Film Title: Obsolescence
Director: Andrea Cristini
Three ghosts, representing three different generations, keep a portrait of themselves as the unique sign left of their own identity after death. Two of the ghosts have an analog portrait (a black and white photography and a painting), while the third one has a digital portrait contained within a computer. Soon they will experience the obsolescence of technology, which will challenge the preservation of memories and data through time.
Best Short Short(5 min or less)
Film Title: Mission Accomplished
Director: Claus Martin
Two gangsters have completed their job. Now they are waiting for their boss. Everything seems fine. But suddenly the corpse is gone…