WINNERS OF THE JUNE 2019 MONTHLY EVENT
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
by Timothy Busfield
Writer: Jeff Daniels
Producers: Timothy Busfield, Donald Clark, Melissa Gilbert,
Michael Alden, Jeff Daniels, Carley Burgess
Cast: Jeff Daniels
Joseph Harris (Jeff Daniels), a legendary but troubled playwright arrives at a small Michigan town at Christmastime to mount his latest play. Greeting the cynical New Yorker is a young aspiring writer who challenges his literary hero to be the icon he’d hoped for. Harris wants no part of Michigan, being the young man’s hero, or the theatre he’s come to work with. No sooner than he arrives Harris makes plans to return to NY on the next train out. Desperate and scrambling to keep him in town, the young man must face his hero and explore the tangled relationship between the dreams of youth and the wisdom of age.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
CENTURY OF SMOKE
by Graux Nicolas
Producer: Freres Julie
Laosan, a young family man, spends all his time smoking opium. For his community, lost in the heart of the Laotian jungle, opium farming is the only way to survive. But opium is also the poison that puts men to sleep and kills their desires.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
THE THIRD KING
by Christoph Oliver Strunck
Writer: Christoph Oliver Strunck
Producers: Christoph Oliver Strunck, Tonio Kellner,
Andrea Simml, Jakob Zapf
Cast: Kelvin Burkard, Jonathan Berlin, Antonia Bill,
The last German winter of World War II. African-American private Jamar gets lost behind the enemy frontline. When he takes shelter in a cabin deep in the forest he struggles in an uncertain path with fateful encounters to head home again.
A parable about times when humanity seems to be lost. But being human might be the only chance to survive.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
NO NOS REPRESENTAN
by Irene Muñoz
Writer: Irene Muñoz
Producers: Irene Muñoz, Dan Wechler,
Haute Ecole d’Art et Design de Genève
How to emancipate from the reproduction of famous paintings and significant political events, to engage a genuine process of creation and claim? Film test, archives of the Spanish civil war to the key, it resorts to the inevitably staged staging of the king of Spain and agitated indignados of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid.
by Katherine Balsley and Irina Escalante Chernova
Producers: Katherine Balsley and Irina Escalante Chernova.
In Cosmos Obscura, the universe is at once known and unknowable. New patterns, rhythms and metaphors are born from old ones, and familiar celestial bodies are refracted into strange and unusual forms.
by Anton and Damian Groves
Writers: Bogdan Muresanu, Anton Groves, Damian Groves
Producers: Bianca Oana, Sorin Baican, Dan Mateescu, Veronique Siegel
Cast: Marcel Iures, Tamara Buciuceanu, Julia Marcan,
Petru Ciobanu, Vernica Stoian
A film based on a true story about a record breaking globetrotter and widowed father, who uses his extraordinary past to teach his young daughter lessons about life.