WINNERS OF THE MARCH 2019 MONTHLY EVENT

 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

DAYS OF THE WHALE
by Catalina Arroyave Restrepo

Producer: Jaime Guerrero Naudin
Writer: Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
Cast: Laura Tobón, David Escallón

Cristina and Simon are two young graffiti artists who paint the city that they live in, Medellín. Their restless spirit leads them to defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint a mural over a threat written in a wall. The love that unites them, their friendship with other artists at La selva- an old house they use as a refuge- and familiar tensions, come together to tell a story were the powerful strength of youth faces fear, violence and the difficulties of growing up.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

ON THE EDGE OF FREEDOM
by Anita Mathal Hopland and Jens Lengerke

Producer: Søren Steen Jespersen
Cast: Angela Nikolau, Vladyslav Suvorov 

On the Edge of Freedom is a film about being young and fearless in the conflict-ridden post-Soviet. We follow two young roofers who, with no safety measures, conquer the tallest buildings and the deepest abysses in Russia and Ukraine. There are certainly enough reasons to be afraid in today’s Russia and Ukraine, but these young people have found their very own way to conquer fear with their death-defying stunts. The film tries to find out why it is so important for these young people to confront their fears.

 

BEST SHORT NARRATIVE

TATTOO
by Farhad Delaram

Producers: Dena Rassam
Writers: Farhad Delaram, Dena Rassam
Cast: Behdokht Vallian, Mojtabba Fallahi,
Anahita Eghbalnezhad

The young Iranian woman had not been expecting this kind of examination. She only wanted to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they began looking at her with suspicion. Suddenly she is trapped, forced to answer personal questions and exposed to insinuations. The camera captures the growing uneasiness with clinical precision.

 

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

SELLING LIES
by Leslie Iwerks

In 2016, hundreds of Macedonian teenagers discovered a digital gold rush by spreading fake political news on Facebook. This rare glimpse inside the secret network unveils the truth behind the lies and reveals the dramatic impact on America and the U.S. presidential election.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

NO SH*T SHOW
by Nathalie Cusson, Joshua Cox and Solomon Burbridge

Producer: Bent Design Lab
Writer: Solomon Burbridge

“NO SH*T SHOW” is a call to arms and an irreverent skewer of all the shit one encounters working in advertising and design.

 

BEST ANIMATION

WAKA HUIA
by Laurent Leprince

Producers: Geert Van Goethem, Thierry Zamparutti,
Serge Kestemont
Writers: Laurent Leprince, Philippe Carreau

An old man of Maori origin crosses the world between dream and reality in the footsteps of his grandfather killed in Belgium during the First World War.