BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
by Soheil Beiraghi
Writers: Soheil Beiraghi
Producers: Soheil Beiraghi, Mehdi Davari
Cast: Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Sahar Dowlatshahi
The Captain of Iran Futsal National Team must find a way to persuade her husband to allow her exit the country to attend the Asian Games Final. In fact, according to law, a woman cannot leave the country without husband’s permission. Also, 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 in Salt Lake City has been documenting the disappearing ways of life of Cuba’s Campesino farmers. This becomes an opportunity to forge friendships, capture dignity and sacrifice while introducing 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. As a matter of fact, she spends her days at a boxing gym with her trainer Tarik. She eventually meets the attractive security guard Mo, who confronts her with her inability to be vulnerable.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
by Niobe Thompson
A year in the life of 9-year-old Janibek, living with his family in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. His father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad’s life: the winter migration. When the film crew arrives, they discover that a hard winter (“zhut”) blocks the Altai passes, thus threatening 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. Also, Ancestral memory and folk traditions are evoked to create a film that speaks of change, migration, imported technologies as well as 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, while awaiting a sign of their prey. In the meantime, 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, on the threshold of an initiation. As we fluctuate between the underwater and the above, boundaries become slippery.