WINNERS OF THE AUGUST 2019 MONTHLY EVENT

 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

IN GOD I TRUST
by Maja Zdanowski

Writer: Maja Zdanowski and Paul St Amand
Producers: Maja Zdanowski, Paul St Amand and Jesse Norsworthy
Cast: Marc Senior, Melissa Roxburgh, Bilal Olivevr, Steven Roberts, John Cassini

Inspired by true events, the movie follows three characters and three story lines that all come together during a random encounter in a small Northern Idaho town. The film wastes no time testing the lines between anger, redemption, and revenge in today’s politically divided and socially tribal environment.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

THE UNBELIEVABLE PLIGHT OF MRS. WRIGHT
by Greta Valenti and Robin Davey

Writers: Greta valenti and Robin Davey
Producer: Greta Valenti
Cast: Diana Wright

The incredible true story of American nurse and entrepreneur, Diana Wright. Overcoming poverty and abuse, Wright built a multi-million dollar business devoted to improving the quality of life for nurses, only to be given a terminal Cancer death sentence by the very industry she dedicated her life to. Failed by the American medical system with only eight months to live, Diana takes her health into her own hands, spending her forecasted time in search of the cure for Cancer.

 

BEST SHORT NARRATIVE

LILA
by Maj-Britt La Cour

Writers: Maj-Britt La Cour, Signe Vaupel
Producer: Michelle Brøndum
Cast: Solbjørg Højfeldt, Tommy Kenter, Signe Vaupel

Lillian is hit by terminal cancer and feeling angry. She pushes her daughter and grandson away to sit alone in her apartment and wait to die. But life outside keeps disturbing her and one day she finds herself standing in front of a man who teaches her to dance and shows her the playfulness of life. As the sickness takes on inside her body, a zest for life is suddenly forming. But can she escape reality?

 

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

INFERNO
by Patrick Fileti

Writer: Patrick Fileti
Producer: Patrick Fileti and Antonio Tonitzin Gomez
Cast: Vitter Leija Cabrera, Mariana Alvarado

INFERNO is an explosive portrait of the lives of artisans and their families in the lead up to the festival of San Juan de Dios, when blazing revelry engulfs the town. Plunging head into the fire, INFERNO honours the spirit and passion of Tultepec’s community in celebrating life and death.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

SOMNIVM
by Jonna Kina

Producer: Jonna Kina

In Somnivm (2018) Kina uses cinematic tools to meditate on the conflicts of nature and culture. Stimulated by the relationship between anarchism and the marble industry and the desire to work with 35 mm film, Kina researched the quarries of Carrara, in Italy during the winter of 2017/18.

BEST ANIMATION

ACCESS TO EXCESS
by Tom Coute

Producer: Tom Coute

Supermarkets are surreal. Unlimited choices power this microcosm of industrialized societies where products attempt to fill empty voids. Look through the glasses of a curious but reserved customer as he observes the space.