Roma Cinema Doc film fest Winners
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Best International short film (30 min or less)
Film Title: #WhoWeKill
Director: Pavel Ivanov
Everybody has freedom. Everything is available.
Say and do whatever you want but be ready to stand by your actions and to make sure they follow your words.
SPECIAL MENTION DIRECTING: Daniel Jenny – “The shortest are always the best !”
Best Italian short film (30 min or less)
Film Title: Nativity
Director: Gianfranco Antacido
Estimabile a painting by Caravaggio, The Nativity with Saints Lawrence and Francis of Assisi, who disappeared from the seventies, today fills the wall of the Neapolitan house boss Angelo Russo. Nicola and Mattia two lazy guys without a job and without money, spending their days at the local bar.
Nicola tired of his monotonous life, wants to give a sharp blow to the past, steal the painting together with Mattia and make a new life abroad. The two are decided in the shot but do not want to leave any trace of the theft for fear of retaliation, therefore rely on an old art professor, an ambiguous and lonely character. The thieves succeed in the enterprise?
SPECIAL MENTION DIRECTING: Daniele Ricci – “INEVITABLE”
Best international documentary (60 min or less)
Film Title: The Sea You Have to Love
Director: Patrick Wally
The Sea You Have to Love accompanies the crew of a small fishing boat and a retired fisherman on the Adriatic. Two captains, connected by their love of the
sea and a dying profession. Never at anchor, always rocking in the rhythm of the waves, swashing over to the viewers is the sailor’s attitude to life, an ambivalent experience of freedom and instability.
SPECIAL MENTION DIRECTING: Amir Har-Gil – “Uri In The Sky”
SPECIAL MENTION EDITING: Jasper Valentine – “BLACK DOG”
Best italian documentary (60 min or less)
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Best International web series (30 min or less – episode)
Film Title: Brewstars
Director: Ryan Curtis
Teetering on the verge of bankruptcy a craft brewery’s fortune is changed after a tweet from the world’s foremost beer aficionado “accidentally” names their beer the best in the world. Business booms and the team struggles to perpetuate the lie just long enough to get the attention of the judges at the regional beer competition, where they plan on beating out their evil competitor and finally proving that they DO have the best beer.
Best Italian web series (30 min or less – episode)
Film Title: Inferno – The Series
Director: Andrea Malpighi
Inferno is the new series action/fantasy produced by Pighi Brothers Production , freely inspired by theDivine Comedy of Dante Alighieri.
Dante, a journalist destroyed by the death of his girlfriend, decides to commit suicide.But just before you pull the trigger, a mysterious man offers him help, saying they knew how to revive the love of his life.Having nothing to lose, Dante decides to follow the man on a journey that one man before he had faced: Dante Alighieri.
Best Student film (20 min or less)
Film Title: Jars
Director: Bogna Okupska
In fake world everything is imposed, so are feelings. Couples are matched by a specific department. Is a real relation between man and woman even possible in this reality?
SPECIAL MENTION: Tania Esteban – “A Lion’s Tale”
Best Short Short (5 min or less)
Film Title: Always There
Director: Athena Russell
Having just found out his parents had a miscarriage after years of trying to give him a sibling, twelve-year -old Alan is trying to deal with a flood of conflicting emotions on his own. Distraught but unwilling to burden his parents further, he struggles to work through his feelings of grief, guilt and loss; once he confides in another boy, Damien, he is finally able to move forward with a renewed sense of hope.