WINNERS OF THE FEBRUARY 2019 MONTHLY EVENT
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
by Matt Knudsen
Producer: Brooks Yang
Writer: Matt Knudsen
Cast: Abby Eiland, David Thomas Jenkins,
Cassidy Red is a western romance set against the backdrop of the 19th century American southwest, that follows the headstrong daughter of a prostitute who returns to her hometown seeking vengeance against the corrupt lawman she believes murdered her lover.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEHIND THE BULLET
by Heidi Yewman
Producers: Heidi Yewman, Skye Fitzgerald
Every year, thousands of people are killed by guns in America. Each shooting devastates and forever changes the victim’s family and friends. Behind the Bullet explores a side of gun violence that’s rarely talked about – the impact a shooting has on the shooter. Four individuals share how the pull of a trigger changed them emotionally, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. They describe the conflicting emotions and moral injury that comes after a self-defense, accidental, or unintentional shooting, offering a new and unbiased perspective on gun violence.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
by Charlotte Le Bon
Producer: Gael Cabouat, Boris Mendoza
Writer: Charlotte Le Bon, Timothée Hochet
Cast: Jean-Baptiste Sagory, Suzanne Rault-Balet,
Have you ever dreamed of going to sleep and never wake up? Rémi has. Eight years of insomnia have made his life a living hell. By booking a room at the Judith Hotel, a very popular establishment, he is giving himself the opportunity for a new start.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
INTO MY LIFE
by Sarah Keeling, Grace Remington, Ivana Hucikova
Producer: Grace Remington
Cast: Cassandra Bromfield, M. Elaine Bromfield
Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra Bromfield’s world was artfully framed by her mother’s Super-8 camera. A schoolteacher with many creative talents, Cassandra’s mom documented the exuberance of her neighborhood’s public spaces
by Alcaeus Spyrou
Producer: Alcaeus Spyrou
Cast: Alcaeus Spyrou
A container ship is not an inanimate object. The ship that travels thousands of miles on the high seas is full of life, stories, tragedy and hope. The harbours reached, the industrial landscape one encounters, the cargo that floats in an endless ocean. Anina is a psycho-geographic film essay, documenting the ethnographic tendencies of the industrial landscape and its malevolent stature over the individual.
by Buda Flóra Anna
Writer: Buda Flóra Anna
Producer: József Fülöp
Cast: Gergely Matos, Vanda Gorácz,
Entropia is a container of three parallel universes where three girls are living in different circumstances. One of them represents the animalistic side of human nature, one of them is a consumer fulfilled with her own frustrations, and the third one is living in a futuristic room where she has to run to keep the system work.
THREE LITTLE HEARTS
by Nina Kojima
Writer: Nina Kojima
Cast: Luke Hope, Elisabeth Defforey, Mei Kojima, Towi Adesanoye
This short film will guide you to witness the quest of two groups of alien children; one white and the other coloured, both of whom just arrived on Earth. In order to survive on this planet each of them need a heart, which can be given only by The Man, who has been acting as such custodian for the past two centuries.