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LULLED

Category

 Short - Documentary

Director

Susan Kouguell

Year

2020

Country

United States

Runtime

00:03:10

Budget

--

A female singer in the Manhattan subway laments.This is not a lullaby. Shot on iPhone. The deliberate rough quality of sound and filmed images, including the printed text, utilize the theme of repetition by directly addressing and challenging the urge of complacency, a false security, and the calm before the storm.

Best Experimental Short Film

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LENS FLARES: TRAUMA IN JOURNALISM

Category

 Feature - Documentary

Director

Timothy Kiley

Year

2020

Country

United States

Runtime

01:29:31

Budget

3,000 USD

Journalists are on the front lines when tragedy and disaster strike. They deal with trauma and drama on a regular basis. In newsrooms all across the country, Journalists, Photojournalists, Producers, Directors, Editors all deal with tragedy sometimes on a daily basis. The longer someone works in news, the more desensitized they can become. This project explores how Journalists should deal with the build up of trauma and what happens if they don’t.

Timothy Kiley - Best Editing 2021

Craig Marks - Best Music 2021

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EIGHT STEPS

Category

 Short - Documentary

Director

Masina Taule'alo

Year

2020

Country

Australia

Runtime

00:19:05

Budget

--

It is about Masina Taule’alo, an autistic university student who talks about his experience in the Australian education system. His parents are also there too, and they talk about the challenges they came across with Masina’s schooling, because of how the system responded to his autism spectrum.

Best Short Film 2021

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A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD

Category

 Feature - Drama

Director

Rob Letoourneau

Year

2021

Country

Canada

Runtime

01:43:00

Budget

20,000 USD

A Canadian film from Writer/Director Rob Letourneau. A film shot in Ottawa where the good ends up bad and the bad ends up good its 'A Double-edged Sword'. Starring Matt Armstrong, Christa Cullain and Katharine Coleman. It is a spy film with a twist.

Best Feature Film 2021

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M.O.T.H.

Category

 Feature - Drama

Director

Nancy Vazquez

Year

2019

Country

United States

Runtime

01:24:36

Budget

12,000 USD

M.O.T.H. is a Full Feature, psychological thriller about a woman named Linda Blake who grew up exclusively in the foster care system. After an horrific childhood, Linda systematically tracks down everyone who ever hurt her and makes them pay dearly. Despite extreme adversity and trauma, MOTH shows us that it is never too late to heal. For Linda, while it is too late to fix the broken cycles of destruction and abuse from the people entrusted to care for her, it is not too late to learn to love and start anew! MOTH also has the incredible achievement of 6 women producers!! Matters of the heart... when all hope is gone, how do you deal with the injustice .

Nancy Vazquez - Best Screenplay

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TIN HOLIDAY

Category

 Feature - Romantic Comedy

Director

Joe Camareno

Year

2019

Country

United States

Runtime

01:30:11

Budget

100,000 USD

Best friends Samuel and Jesse travel to London after a life-changing event in Samuel's life. They find themselves in trouble with the Punjabi mafia, Interpol and in inappropriate couplings.

Joe Camareno - Best Director 2021

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TIMEBOY THE HARD RIDE

Category

 Short - Experimental

Director

Rod Power

Year

2021

Country

Australia

Runtime

00:24:13

Budget

150 USD

TimeBOY Rodney Jr discovers time travel all about the numbers and takes his mama and papa on a wild ride ENTER BIKERS

Rodney Jr. - Best Actor

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LA SANTERA

Category

 Short - Drama

Director

Yerania Del Orbe

Year

2020

Country

United States

Runtime

00:15:29

Budget

55,000 USD

Graciela uses her mother's faith in Santeria to protect her younger sister from a predator. Graciela is turning fifteen, on the night of her Quinceañera her younger sister’s safety is threatened by her powerful Uncle Ito. She decides she must protect Victoria. She visits a local Botánica and uses her mother's faith in Santeria to protect her younger sister. Even with the best of intentions things go wrong and the Pandora’s box she has opened came with unexpected results.

Yerania Del Orbe - Best Actress

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