WINNERS OF THE MAY 2019 MONTHLY EVENT
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
WRITE WHEN YOU GET WORK
by Stacy Cochran
Writer: Stacy Cochran
Producers: Stacy Cochran, Alison Beckett
Cast: Finn Wittrock, Emily Mortimer,
Rachel Keller, James Ransone
Jonny Collins is still in love with Ruth Duffy, and he has been since they were kids. But Ruth has slipped away from him, away from their corner of the Bronx under the Throgs Neck Bridge. She has landed on the lower rungs of the Upper East Side in a job and a small apartment. Then Jonny spots her, and locked doors and windows can’t prevent him from breaking back into her life. She can barely stand the sight of him and yet she can hardly breathe without him.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
ON THE HILLSIDES
by Abdallah Badis
Seven young urban people from Oran and its surroundings are in search of a “hidden” country that they do not know well or that they are fantasising about: their own. During the summer, they set out with Abdallah Badis in a documentary adventure taking the form of an initiatory novel, towards the rural hinterland, the invisible and beating heart of an Algeria past and present.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
SOMETIMES, I THINK ABOUT DYING
by Stefanie Abel Horowitz
Writers: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, Kevin Armento
Producers: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead
Cast: Katy Wright-Mead, Jim Sarbh
Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
THE BATTLE OF JERASH
by Carlos Cabrera
Producers: Carlos Cabrera, Mohamed El Manasterly
Set on the grounds of a preserved hippodrome, a group of legionnaires, gladiators and charioteers try to hang on to Jordan’s ancient past. But as tourism continues to decline in the Middle East, the performers are faced with the harsh reality that each show may be their last. The Battle of Jerash, a documentary short, takes you for a bizarre ride in a place you never thought would feel the effects of its tumultuous region.
by Katia Lom
Writers: Katia Lom, Angelina Karpovich, T.S. Eliot
Producer: Nikita Leibovici
Cast: Lisa Diveney, Simon Stephens
The film reflects on the nature of time and memory and is based on the true story of Katia’s family escaping the build up to what became known as “The Slansky Trials”: the first explicitly anti-Semitic show trial in Eastern Europe. The film is constructed on Katia’s mother’s memories of escaping Czechoslovakia in 1951 at the age of four with her parents through the woods at night.
MY MOTHER’S EYES
by Jenny Wright
A story about motherhood and loss in an abstracted world of childhood memory.