WINNERS OF THE DECEMBER-JANUARY 2020 BIMONTHLY EVENT

 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

HERE AWHILE

Duration: 01:21:52
Director: Tim True
Writer: Tim True and Csaba Mera
Producer: Deborah Smith and Alyssa Roehrenbeck
Cast: Anna Camp, Steven Strait and Joe Lo Truglio

Terminally ill Anna returns to Oregon to reconnect with her estranged brother while simultaneously making the heart-wrenching choice to end her life putting to use the Death with Dignity Act.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

MURGHAB

Duration: 01:20:27
Director: Martin Saxer, Marlen Elders and Daler Kaziev
Producers: Martin Saxer and Marlen Elders
Cast: Yrysbek Turdiev, Abdilda Osmonov, Kanymbyby Tagaikulova, Rasul Mamaseitov, Mayrambai Tashtanov, Aisalkyn Alieva and Hushnazar Oshurov

Murghab and its people have weathered several storms and the Soviet hallmarks are crumbling away. Yet, live goes on and, with wit and improvisational skills, the ruins of Socialism afford a plethora of new but precarious ways to make do.
The film provides a window into contemporary life in Murghab.

 

BEST SHORT NARRATIVE

RÁFAGAS DE VIDA SALVAJE
by Jorge Cantos

Duration: 00:24:58
Director: Jorge Cantos
Writer: Jorge Cantos
Producers: Álvaro Díaz Calvo, Alberto Tortes Castelló and Sara De la Fuente
Cast: Manel Llunell, Juanan Moreno, Omar Ayuso, Dario Maturana, Manuel Egozkue, Lucas Ponce, Olivia Delcán, Nacho Sánchez

It is said he has someone locked up. People have seen him looking over from the other side of the fence. That kid will disappear any day.

 

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

COBY AND STEPHEN ARE IN LOVE

Duration: 00:30:48
Directors: Luka Yuanyuan Yang and Carlo Nasisse
Producer: Luka Yuanyuan Yang and Carlo Nasisse
Cast: Coby Yee, Stephen King

Coby Yee, a 92 year old retired nightclub dancer and icon from San Francisco Chinatown, and Stephen King, an experimental filmmaker 20 years her junior have found an unlikely love in each other through matching outfits, dance, and art. Stephen is intensely interested in images, film, and memory and manages an eccentric archive of Coby’s illustrious dancing career. As their last dance performance in Las Vegas approaches, Coby and Stephen prepare a final routine.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

UN MATIN D’ÉTÉ

Duration: 00:07:00
Director: Patrick Muroni
Writer: Patrick Muroni
Cast: Maxime Gorbatchevsky and Max Wuchner

Summer. A group of young people danced all night long at a rave party. In the morning, they have to go home.

BEST ANIMATION

TIES

Duration: 00:07:39
Director: Dina Velikovskaya
Writer: Dina Velikovskaya
Producer: Vladimir Gassiev, Florian Grolig, Lilia Schneider
Cast: Elena Buschueva-Zechanskaya

There is a strong connection between parents and their child. A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.