May 2017 winners

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ROMA CINEMA DOC FILM FEST WINNERS

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM (30 MIN OR LESS)

FILM TITLE:   Johnny on the Moon

DIRECTOR:   Eva Everett Irving

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It is July, 1969. While man steps foot on the moon, two young men escape into their imaginations in the wilderness of Northern Ontario. Their love for one another is clear, when Johnny asks Max to never open the door in the floor of their cabin. Max complies, but with the passing of time, the lines between reality and make-believe blur together, and the boys are confronted with unspeakable memories of the Vietnam war, the possibility that they never left it, and what lies beneath the door the in the floor.

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BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM (30 MIN OR LESS)

FILM TITLE:  Loop

DIRECTOR:   Luca Metodo

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Three kids try to play a turn of Russian roulette for fun. One of them found It. They will challenge themselves with their bravery and their instinct, making a mistake.

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SPECIAL MENTION SCREENPLAY:   Giovanni Battista Origo, Elettra Raffaela Melucci – “The professor’s night”


BEST INTERNATIONAL & ITALIAN DOCUMENTARY (60 MIN OR LESS)

FILM TITLE:   No-space

DIRECTOR:   Julio Mas Alcaraz

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No-space is a experimental documentary short-film. It tells the story of Enrique B.P., a homeless character with high education who sleeps every night in the Terminal 4 of Madrid airport. The documentary follows him for one night as we listen to his ideas and thoughts on what he calls no-space, and the relationship of this concept with his personal situation.

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BEST WEB SERIES (30 MIN OR LESS – EPISODE)

FILM TITLE:   Just Model Things

DIRECTOR:   Linnea Pihl

 

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LeeLoo is closing in on 30, which is 50 in fashion model years. She is struggling with coming to terms with her pending retirement and tries to uphold the appearance of success. In real life, she is suffering from anxiety, has problems with her diet and body image and resents the industry for leaving her behind.

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BEST STUDENT FILM (20 MIN OR LESS)

FILM TITLE:   Plush Assassin

DIRECTOR:   Anca Mihai

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In a little girls room, a plush fox fights against the villainous house cat in order to protect all toys.

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SPECIAL MENTION PHOTOGRAPHY:   Michael Castoro – “Ragamuffin”


BEST SHORT SHORT (5 MIN OR LESS)

FILM TITLE:   El Duelo Weird!

DIRECTOR:   Fabio Serpa

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Fade to black, leaden atmosphere, silence, harbinger of death. A poor man vomits blood lying pitifully on a river bank. Her Colt still has one final bullet to be imposed in the body of his enemy, before it’s too late.
Or so it seems…

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SPECIAL MENTION PHOTOGRAPHY:   Mark Knight – “Water”


BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM (60 SECONDS OR LESS)

FILM TITLE:   Hate

DIRECTOR:   Jose Bibian

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A history of 70 years, from the horror of the raids to an inner release.

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