AWARDS

DEAD HORSES ( BEST ANIMATION FILM  )

Director : Marc Riba
Director : Anna Solanas
Writer : Marc Riba
Writer : Anna Solanas
Producer : Marc Riba
Producer : Anna Solanas

In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, horse corpses everywhere. Only dead horses. Why? Why horses have decided to kill themselves?

 

 

THE SCARECROWS ALSO DIE ( BEST NATIONAL SHORT FILM )

Director : Parviz Rostami
Producer : Parviz Rostami
Country : Kurdistan Iran

This is a story of an old couple who lost their son and his wife in a bomb blast at their wedding during the war between Iran and Iraq, The couple is reminded of the war by the guns left behind and landmines that surround the mountains around their village. They are worried about the war starting again, The movie is written based on the stories told by a survivor who likes.

 

 

 

BUILDING NO 13 ( BEST DIRECTOR NATIONAL SHORT FILM )

Director : Amir Gholami
Writer : Amir Gholami
Producer : Amir Gholami
Country : Kurdistan Iran

The movie is the story of human life in the sewage systems in which people from upper floors make their social environment dirty.

 

 

 

THE WET SUITCASE ( JURY AWARD  NATIONAL SHORT FILM )

Director : Ashkan Ahmadi
Producer : Kayecinema Film Studio
Country : Kurdistan Iran

A Kurdish woman of Syrian refugees, who have drowned her baby in the Mediterranean Sea, decides to choose a third way between going to Europe and return to his country.

 

 

 

 

A WHOLE WORLD FOR A LITTLE WORLD ( BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM )

DIRECTOR : Fabrice Bracq
PRODUCER : Fabrice Préel-Cleach
country : French

A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN TIME  ( BEST DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM )

DIRECTOR : Atefeh Rahmani
PRODUCER : Atefeh Rahmani
country : Iran, Islamic Republic of

Documentary Filmmaking Couple, Trying To Make a Fake Documentary For the Government TV.

 

 

 

 

 

BEFFET ( JURY AWARD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM)

DIRECTOR : Santa de Santis & Alessandro d’Ambrosi
PRODUCER : Alessandro Riccardi
country : Italy

Parodic representation of a refined vernissage of the upper class people, that turns into a grotesque and hilarious assault on the Buffet. A handful of brave fighters “at the service” of his country is ready to face the insatiable hunger “for power” of the guests, in an epic, tragicomic and merciless battle. A metaphor, pervaded by surreal irony, the new human barbarity, hypocrisy, greed and bad individualism that has devoured our beautiful country.

 

 

 

THE KURDISH DREAM– WAR OR PEACE ( BEST NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM )

Directed : Kae Bahar
D.O.P : Claudio von planta
Country : Kurdistan & UK

Kurdistan-born, UK-based writer and filmmaker Kae Bahar was arrested by Saddam’s Secret Police and brutally tortured at the age of 14. Ever since he’s dedicated his life to promoting Kurdish independence. He believes that Kurdistan is an oasis of hope in a desert of hatred and fear where everyone can live in peace,- but will peace prevail over war?

 

 

 

 

QAMAR ( BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM )

Director : Ida Marie Gedbjerg Sørensen
Executive Producer : Morten Hartz Kaplers
Country : Denmark

Qamar, an Iraqi transgender is dreaming of becoming a woman in Denmark. Under Saddam Hussein regime, Saddam gave her personal allowance for a sex change, but the Iraq war stopped her dream. She flees the country, hoping to complete her journey in Denmark.

 

 

 

THE RETURN OF THE HONEY BUZZARD ( BEST FEATURE FILM )

Director : Stanley Kolk
Writer : Philip Delmaar
Country : Netherlands

In The Return of the Honey Buzzard a man enters Simons bookshop. The man reminds Simon of someone from his past. He is intrigued by the stranger and starts following him. We see flashes of Simons youth in which two bullies terrorize his best friend Ralph at school.This psychological thriller slowly unravels the traumatic past of Simon and his school friend Ralph and we discover the terrible secret Simon carries with him. Will he be able to make his peace and to continue the life he has built with his wife Laura? Or is the past too much of a burden and will Simon break down under the enormous pressure of his bad conscience.

 

 

 

THREE DAYS TILL THE SPRING ( BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE FILM )

Director :Alexander Kasatkin
Writer : Arkadiy Vysotskiy, Alexander Borodyanskiy
Country : Russian

Leningrad, February 1943. German air raid destroyed Block A of the Institute of experimental medicine. Containers with deathly viruses have disappeared. Severe weather prevents epidemy from outbreaking in the besieged city. However spring is coming and the thaw is setting in soon. A young lady doctor and a NKWD officer have only 72 hours to prevent the disaster. Life and death, love and betrayal are interlaced in events

 

A DAY FOR WOMEN ( BEST SCREENPLAY FEATURE FILM )

Director: Kamlah Abu-Zikri
Writer : Hanaa Attia
Country : Egypt

A new swimming pool opens in a Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays will be only for females. This causes ripples throughout the local community, while three women – Shamiya, Azza, and Lula – assess their varying lives.

 

 

 

 

THE RETURN OF THE HONEY BUZZARD ( BEST ACTOR FEATURE FILM )

Director : Stanley Kolk
Writer : Philip Delmaar
Country : Netherlands

In The Return of the Honey Buzzard a man enters Simons bookshop. The man reminds Simon of someone from his past. He is intrigued by the stranger and starts following him. We see flashes of Simons youth in which two bullies terrorize his best friend Ralph at school.This psychological thriller slowly unravels the traumatic past of Simon and his school friend Ralph and we discover the terrible secret Simon carries with him. Will he be able to make his peace and to continue the life he has built with his wife Laura? Or is the past too much of a burden and will Simon break down under the enormous pressure of his bad conscience.

 

 

 

MELLOW MUD ( BEST ACTRESS FEATURE FILM )

Directed : Renārs Vimba
Producer : Aija Bērziņa
Country : Latvia

Harsh circumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian last to mature beyond her years in this compelling, bittersweet coming-of-ager.

 

 

 

 

FOREIGN BODY ( JURY AWARD FEATURE FILM )

Directed : Raja Amari
Producer : Dominique Besnehard
Country : France | Tunisia

A young Tunisian woman arrives illegally in France following her escape from Tunisia’sJasmine Revolution. As she struggles to adapt to her new reality,she faces both danger and hope. This is the fourth feature film from writer-director a Raja Amari(Satin Rouge,Buried Secrets)