WINNERS OF THE FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020 BIMONTHLY EVENT

 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

MALPASO
by Hector Valdez

Writers: David Maler, Hector Valdez, Angel de la Cruz, José Pastor, José Ramón Alamá
Producer: José Ramón Alamá
Cast: Luis Bryan Mesa, Ariel Diaz, Wigberto Dechamps, Vicente Santos, Marie Michele Bazile, Peter Jean Baptiste, Pepe Sierra

Candido and Braulio are twin brothers growing up near the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. While Candido stays home secluded due to his albinism, Braulio helps his grandfather sell coal in the market. Their life takes a turn for the worst after the unexpected death of their grandfather. Now Braulio will need to look after his brother and will attempt to make ends meet in the border town market. All the while, Candido dreams of the eventual return of their absent father.

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

16 SUNRISES
by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff

Writer: Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff
Producers: Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, Guilhem Olive
Cast: Thomas Pesquet, Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitski

On November 17th 2016, Thomas Pesquet takes off for his first mission in space. 450 kilometers from Earth, for six months where the world seems to fade into the unknown, a dialogue is woven between the astronaut and Saint Exupéry’s visionary book, which he took with him on the space station.

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BEST SHORT NARRATIVE

THE SAND THAT ATE THE SEA
by Matthew Thorne

Writer: Matthew Thorne
Producer: Matthew Thorne, Steven Garrett
Cast: Nicolai Lafayette, Sebastian Quilliam, Patrick Graham, Kate Rutherford, Lara Lukich

In the opal mining red dirt of Andamooka, South Australia; a son faces the memories of the mysterious disappearance of his father in a great flooding storm, while the same storm appears on his own horizon.

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BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

DO NOT SPLIT
by Anders Hammer

Producer: Charlotte Cook

The story of the 2019 protests in Hong Kong, or the Anti-ELAB Movement, told in a series of eventide demonstrations by a group of local protestors, all of which escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.

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BEST EXPERIMENTAL

UP AND THROUGH
by Kamen Stoyanov

A journey of a bucket filled with a sea water starts and continues up a steep cliff. On the cliff a man takes the bucket and carries it through an unfinished hotel. In the hotel we see scenes recalling existing works of art and performances by contemporary artists. A string quartet plays in the unfinished swimming pool.

BEST ANIMATION

THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN
by Kevin McTurk

Writer: Tab Murphy
Producer: Lisa Henson
Cast: Jason Scott Lee, James Hong, Christopher Lloyd, Franka Potente

In this handcrafted epic puppet film set in a world of demons and ghosts, a lone samurai and his odd companion, a cursed severed head, seek vengeance in a haunted world.