WINNERS OF THE APRIL 2019 MONTHLY EVENT
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
by Soheil Beiraghi
Writers: Soheil Beiraghi
Producers: Soheil Beiraghi, Mehdi Davari
Cast: Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Sahar Dowlatshahi
Afrooz, the Captain of Iran Futsal National Team, has to find a way to persuade her husband to allow her exit the country to attend the Asian Games Final…According to law, without husbands legal permission, their spouses cannot leave the country. The permission can be at any moment cancelled by the husband.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
by Mia Tate
Writers: Michael Chandler, Mia Tate
Producer: Tchavdar Georgiev
An amateur photographer, who works as a skycap at Salt Lake City Airport, documents for the last 15 years the disappearing way of life of Cuba’s Campesino farmers, forging friendships and capturing dignity and sacrifice while introducing us to an unforgettable cast of characters.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
THICKER THAN WATER
by Laras Reinstar
Writer: Randa Peters
Producers: Kaylee Hovemann, Bryan van Baardewijk,
Cast: Milou van Duijnhoven
To the 23 year old kickboxer Kim everything revolves around a strong exterior. She spends her days at a boxing gym with her trainer Tarik. And then she meets the attractive security guard Mo. A guy who notices her as a lady and confronts her with her inability to be vulnerable.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
by Niobe Thompson
BOY NOMAD follows a year in the life of 9-year old Janibek, who lives with his family in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. His first love is racing horses, but this winter, his father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad’s life: the winter migration. When the film crew arrives, they discover the Altai is gripped by a “zhut”, a hard winter that blocks the passes and threatens to wipe out the family’s only possession: their animals.
THE FLAMING RAGE OF THE SEA
by Rosanna Greaves
Writer: Rosanna Greaves
Cast: Morag Wightman, Alexi Parkin,
Briony Plant, Zahara O’Brian
The Flaming Rage Of The Sea explores the constructed and ever-changing landscape of the Cambridgeshire Fenlands, a region below sea level.
The poetic film offers alternative relational value systems to those that are driven by financial imperatives. Ancestral memory, and folk traditions are evoked to create a film that speaks of change, migration, imported technologies and the precariousness of raising sea levels.
by Jacky De Groen
Writer: Jacky De Groen
Producer: Sarah D’hanens
Sailors kill time under a blistering sun, awaiting a sign of their prey. A young mind turns inwards as it traces the wood grain. After bloodshed, a strong arm offers a moment of shelter. A boy gets his first tattoo.
Spermaceti evokes the transitional space-time of a young man who finds himself on the threshold of an initiation. As we fluctuate between the underwater and the above, boundaries become slippery.