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The plot unwraps in Lebanon. A young Muslim girl Ida flees her small village to escape her drinking mother and start over in the city.

There she meets a charismatic older European man Hans thinking she has found salvation, peace and love in him...

BEST FEATURE FILM (Live Action)

The Anger (Directed by Maria Ivanova Z.)

BEST ACTOR

Mduduzi Nombela (The Road Less Cycled, Directed by Nathan Rice)

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In a one street town called Kranskop, in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal midlands of South Africa, Philani Jaca, a hard-headed young aspiring cyclist , works a dead-end construction job. He lives under the huge shadow of his brother, a professional star soccer player...

BEST ACTRESS

Yunlong Zheng (The Chanting Willows, Directed by Wei Dai)

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The two girls have performed together since they were children and are like sisters. Chuitiao is true to her nature and lives for the opera, whereas Yinxin appears naive, but knows how to work her way up by currying favour with the right people...

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

The Missing Weeks ( Ali Ahmad Diab)

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Nauf, a mother of triplets (2 boys and one girl) who were born prematurely at the 26th week and lived a bitter and challenging experience for 12 weeks in the hospital with her premature children. She overcomes all health, psychological and social obstacles, and today, two years later, she has become ...

BEST SHORT FILM

Brother Troll (Directed by Gudmund Helmsdal)

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Once upon a time in the Faroe Islands, two lone brothers struggle to save their fragile relationship after the sudden loss of their older brother...

BEST MALE DIRECTOR

La Maison De L’Hypocrisie (Directed by Anthony J. James, Sean Gloria)

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For someone living in a post-war society ravaged by a deadly virus, a simple sneeze becomes a fatal slip-up. Jason learns how quickly his rebellious counterparts will turn on him as they emulate the actions of an overbearing government...

BEST STUDENT FILM (Short)

Suspension of Beliefs (Directed by Majd Safia)

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A young teenager immigrates to America with his paralyzed father. He is given the opportunity to mule for a local drug lord but must decide within 24 hours whether he should take on the job to pay for his father’s surgery or stick to his beliefs and live with regret for the rest of his life...

BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER

Resilience (Directed by Will REMOND & Jim REMOND)

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Leo, a young man disturbed by the recent death of his father, decides to find the grandfather he has never met in order to tell him about his son's death...

BEST DIRECTOR

Bullets over Marseille (Directed by Gordan Matic)

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The film is based on a transcript from the trial assassins on the french Minister Louis Barthue and King Alexandar of Yugoslavia in Marseille 9. October 1934. The thesis of the film is that WWII start that day in Marseille and the first victim was the two European greatest peacemaker of that time...

BEST PRODUCER

Nitin Vaidya (BhauBali : 3600 Rupayancha Sawal (Question of Rupee's 3600) (Directed by Sameer Patil)

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This story takes place in a Middle class apartment called Siddhesh society and an adjacent slum Jijabai Nagar from a suburb of Mumbai. These days, we find such set ups in many Metros and big cities. These two are the two - economically and culturally - different worlds, though sharing a common geography...

BEST EDITOR

Narek Nazaryan (Au79, Directed by Rafael Hovhannisyan)

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Valery is a retiree working as a night watchman in a newly built building. He inherited gold from his grandfather of blessed memory, which neither his daughter nor his son nor even his wife saw except him. After Armine's death, Valery had to take her gold from home, keep it in a deserted place away from Emma's and...

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

PARADOX (Directed by Vasileios Billy Blioumis)

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The life of Kostas , a single dad, is set to change completely when the disappearance of his son will alter everything...

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Ferguson Rises (Directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu)

FERGUSON RISES is the untold story of a father's grief and a small town's defiance that showed the world that Black Lives Matter..

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BEST FEATURE FILM (Animation, Live Action, Experimental)

National Glory Church (Directed by Hyung-suk Lee)

Even though his assistant that has been sexually abused by dean the professor Choo try to ignore the truth. The rumors/news related to sexual abused spreads widely in college.

Heading of Ethics Committee convened, a dean commanded to Choo for convincing the assistant...

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BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR

Balalaika (Directed by Maii)

When hillucination becomes reality anything can happen...

BEST SHORT ANIMATION

Riptide Rhapsody (Directed by Kenton Brett and David Jarred)

Five furry, fluffy and feathered friends are swept out to sea and into an amazing adventure. They encounter sea monsters, robots, and mutants in this stylistically inventive and hand-made animation...

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BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Our America (Directed by Dean M Winkler, Donald S Butler)

Our America" is a short-form, non-narrative meditation on American 20th century industrial promises gone awry. The film explores the dreams of World War II America through imagery based on 1943 teacher aid posters called Our America which were distributed to schools throughout the U.S. ...

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BEST STUDENT FILM (Feature)

Shenanigans (Directed by Peter Kimball, Colin Foster)

Opening your son's bedroom door is always a surprise...

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HONORABLE MENTION

  • TWISTED VINES (Directed by Jihane Mrad)

  • GRAND CANCAN (Directed by Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov)

  • The Neighborhood Storyteller (Directed by Alejandra Alcala)

  • Everything Calls (Directed by Nimrod K. Eilat)

  • Mi Isla (Directed by Sandra Lipski)