Golden Earth Film Award Nominees of January 2019.

First Edition of Golden Earth Film Award's held in January 2019, 30 films get nominated in eleven different categories. one film out of all in each category was awarded as Best film of the category.


Nominee Best Short Film

  • Soulmate Directed by Sanket Ghag is 16 minutes 51 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about A story of an old couple celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary....they receive a phone call from their son who stays abroad. And then the further events unfold some untold secrets and it reveals the depth of their love and care for each other !.


  • Caregiver Wanted Directed by Christopher Nunez is 13 minutes 7 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Mr Larson, an old man recovering from a stroke, is conducting interviews for a caregiver position that he desperately needs filled. Despite it being a pressing matter, he seemingly proceeds to personally insult all candidates and heartlessly bash their CVs. At this point, it might be plausible to assume that he’s looking for something else other than hands-on experience. This short film is based on true events..


  • Deathmatch Dad Directed by Ian Rayburn is 3 minutes 22 seconds short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about A single dad juggles fatherhood while living a second life as a professional independant deathmatch wrestler. Written + Directed : Ian Rayburn. Starring: Ian Rayburn, David Savelli, Jesse Rayburn, Justin Kimmins, Ted Koulakis, Caroline Concordia, Sloan Rayburn Camera: Colin Scheyen and George Petrovic Sound: George Petrovic Wrestling provided by: Hamilton Pro wrestling.


  • Emotional Distress Directed by Matt Holt, Wayne Kelly is 5 minutes 56 seconds short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about Ex-cabbie Ron ‘the Con’ Lockwood claims he’s been sacked for sitting down. Engaging No Win No Fee solicitor Jessica Hayne to stand up for him brings fatal consequences..


  • Push Directed by Jason Boyer is 9 minutes 53 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about James’ passion is running. Two years in a row he entered into Pittsburgh Marathon but failed to finish in the top 10 both years. His dad thinks he’s wasting his time and encourages him to quit because deep down he’s afraid his son will fail just as he did. Will James take his dads advice and throw in the towel? Or will he continue to “Push” himself to the finish line.


  • Iniquity Directed by David Chavez is 22 minutes 51 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Four strangers wake up in a room. With no recollection of how or why they rush to reveal why they believe they are there in a battle against time for redemption..


  • PERFECT LOVE Directed by Darius Etemadieh is 29 minutes 45 seconds short film filmed in Germany, the story of the film about A desperate artist is losing himself in the alluring illusion of a perfect love, that wakens dreams and desires that lay forever dormant. A love, that mirrors a relationship free of judgment and expectations. But our Hero’s past looms over his happiness like a dark cloud, soon to erupt. PERFECT LOVE is a tragic comedy about a man's attempt to cope with loneliness and isolation. The film polarizes and offers everyone his or her personal space for projection..


  • IMPURATUS Directed by Michael Yurinko is 5 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about With an ice storm on his heels, Detective Clayton Douglas of the Allentown Police Dept. travels across the snow-covered road to what seems like the middle of nowhere. Out in this vast emptiness sits the massive state hospital. A modern marvel of its day. Clayton directs his car towards it. Inside, the hospital continues to impress. Clayton meets the receptionist and explains he was on a call with Dr. Heysinger when the line went dead. Being the inquisitive detective that he is, Clayton stops by to check things out. He's quickly met by Dr. Heysinger, who begins to tell him of the mysterious man in the basement who oddly enough asked for the detective by name. Daniel Glassman, a Civil War Vet not only asked for Clayton by name, he also wants to confess to something horrible. This situation is just too strange for Clayton to turn away and agrees to meet Daniel. In the basement, locked in a room is Daniel - a bloated, half-dead old man covered in scars. Eyes sunk but piercing. Already in the room is Sister Rose, who seems to be entranced by the sheer sight of Daniel, is present for medical aid and spiritual guidance. Daniel has a difficult time speaking so he wrote his confession down. As Dr. Heysinger reads the confession, we are transported back to 1863 and we see first hand what unbelievable events took place. Not only will it shock everyone involved but it will have them questioning their very fabric of faith and fighting for their lives..


  • The Hafiz Project - "The Brilliance of Your Own Being" Directed by Eric Mann is 2 minutes 29 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about This series of shorts visualizes the words of the Sufi Master Hafiz. Told by Kaia Rose Created by Eric Mann Filmed by Eric Mann, Toby Shaw, Kaia Rose Edited by Eric Mann & Kaia Rose.


  • Homewrecker Directed by Robert Hensley is 12 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Stan is a successful businessman with a great house, a fast car, and beautiful wife - and he's having an affair. When his wife finds out about his cheating, no one is safe. She gives new meaning to "til death do us part.".


  • The Crime Directed by Prashanth Vallur is 19 minutes 53 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about A doctor whose teenage daughter commits suicide after learning about her unexpected pregnancy, gives an interview to a journalist on his perspective of the whole incident..


  • Contrition Directed by Trent Newton is 20 minutes short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about A revenge driven woman tracks down and murders someone she believes to be a serial killer. Then all hell breaks loose..


  • Canada Man Directed by Trent Newton is 16 minutes 30 seconds short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about A documentary crew struggles to make a film about a middle aged buffoon who believes himself to be a superhero..


  • Extra Followers Directed by Ian Rayburn is 3 minutes short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about Denise orders social media followers to her account with horrifiying results.


  • Soar Directed by Daniel Ongko is 7 minutes 6 seconds short film filmed in Indonesia, the story of the film about A young woman is confronted with a mysterious man that whom she despises, and when she tries to stay away from him, the man pursues her even more..


  • ITSY Directed by Amy Mathieson, Premila Puri is 12 minutes 2 seconds short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about ITSY is a fictional narration of two neighbours and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond..


  • Let The Flame Not Douse.. Directed by Bipinchandra Chaugule, Dr. Vedavati Jogi is 19 minutes 28 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about In this film, ‘Ratna’, the survivor of sexual assault is hardly 15 years old. The local bigwig’s son along with his friends turned accomplices, have together contrived this heinous crime. Further, in a bid to cover up the evil deed, monetary bribe has been thrusted upon the girl’s parents. Believing that they have already lost face in the society, her parents agree for monetary compensation out of sheer helplessness and start pressurizing Ratna to revoke her statement. Unflinchingly stating that, hard cash just cannot purchase the lost honour, Ratna herself goes to the police station and hurls the wads of cash, the evidence of attempted suborn. ‘Without timely retribution, the pervert just like a rabid dog will go about salivating over all other girls as well’ – foreseeing this peril, Ratna’s best friend ‘Krishna’ firmly stands by her. And, Police Sub-Inspector Vikram Patil resolves that without being cowed down he will arrest the culprits and retributive justice will prevail..


  • HIGHWATER Directed by Kharen Harper is 48 minutes short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about HIGHWATER is a drama based on true events. Six at- risk teenagers, two ex-prisoners - trainee artists and three passionate, naïve community artists have the daunting task of establishing an alternative school in a conservative border town of Australia. All of these kids’ lives are predicated on poverty, drugs and crime. All are heading to become yet another teenage statistic; a juvenile justice case, a young mother, junkie - dead. These are the kids society doesn’t want to know about, the smelly kids who don’t fit into a neat box, won’t do as they are told, are labeled ‘drop kicks’ ‘ferals’ or in funding terms: ‘units.’ Creativity is their equal meeting ground. A performance is booked… Can this unruly bunch of misfits rise to the challenge of staging a theatre performance for the wider community? HIGHWATER offers a glimmer of hope of what tomorrow could bring..


  • Lunar Vacation Directed by Abigail Loos is 15 minutes 19 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Abigail and some friends go to the moon for a vacation and make an amazing discovery. .


  • boy meets boy Directed by Jonathan MacPherson is 9 minutes 56 seconds short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about Honest, true and raw. Vincent is searching for love in his isolated perfect life. He turns to online dating sites to meet the One! Steven catches his attention. Mystery and anxiousness builds a mood of desperation that transforms to chaos, curiosity and anticipation. A battle between perfection and passion; nervous romance leads to passion triumphing... or does it? Suspense builds as the battle takes place. Victory is in your perception..


  • Trapped Directed by Mohamed Maged is 2 minutes 43 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about when the time is stopped, we feel like we trapped. Trapped in the same place, at the same time, the same gap. we do not know why, we do not know what to do in this maze ... are we punished for something we did in the past or for something we are doing now ... when the time is stopped, past look like the future, at this moment we wonder, are we need a helping hand, or that's the karma..


  • Blind Text Directed by Katalina Kovecses is 11 minutes 17 seconds short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about A hopeless romantic lets her guard down when she has a serendipitous encounter with a wrong numbered texter..


  • She Is Mine Directed by Sena Tunali is 14 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Jess a newly film school grad along with her childhood friend Mary who is also a grad from the same film school are trying to make a living in LA. Jess works at a restaurant but she gets fired due to her clumsinesses. On the other hand, Mary books a PA job on set but she gets sick and doesn't want to lose the opportunity to bring money to their household. So Mary convinces Jess to go to work on that set pretending to be Mary. Jess introduces herself as Mary to everybody on that set but as soon as she sees her childhood love Adam on that set as the director, everything starts to break apart. She realizes that Adam is completely changed and he is not the Adam she used to know..


  • A Painted Scandal Directed by Sheridan Philipp is 7 minutes 35 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about ...


  • God Be With You Directed by Elijah Nielson is 5 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about ...


  • EXIT Interview Directed by Chris Mehl is 6 minutes 55 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about When one door closes, whats on the other side?.


  • Stuck Directed by Bruce A. Block is 10 minutes 53 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about ...


  • False Minds Directed by Jan Bartels is 33 minutes 47 seconds short film filmed in Germany, the story of the film about For weeks Sarah has been stalked and threatened by Helen, a former friend. One morning sarah finds herself waking up in a hotel room with her murdered lover next to her. She can‘t remember a thing. Sarah runs away. From the Police. From Helen. From herself..


  • Voice of Belief Directed by Alastair Railton is 28 minutes 47 seconds short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about The story follows former Captain Ellen Turner as she comes face to face with the anarchist revolutionary, known as Jason Argyll. Argyll is laying down the final preparations to commit to a global broadcast that he believes will inspire billions around the planet and will change the course of human history forever. Her brother held hostage by a group referred to as the 1%, Ellen Turner is sent in to negotiate with the anarchist to prevent his broadcast from happening. As they engage in an ongoing battle of belief and willpower, they slowly begin to realise that their fate has become intertwined..


  • By Proxy Directed by Tim J. Lim is 15 minutes 20 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Detective Abigail McClelland is faced with a difficult decision when a young girl comes into the station accusing her aunt of medical abuse. Could this girl be lying, or is she trapped in the horrors of a caretaker with Munchausen By Proxy?.


  • LevelUp!! Directed by Tim J. Lim is 8 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about When a man receives his preliminary positive HIV test, he plays through the 5 stages of grief as if it were a video game in his mind to cope with his potential demise..


  • cupid is not a terrorist Directed by bellopropello is 5 minutes 22 seconds short film filmed in Switzerland, the story of the film about Love is a random thing. Finding true love is a thrilling adventure, especially if personally involved as target.


Nominee Best Student Film

  • The Wish & The Wisp Directed by Vashmere Valentine is 15 minutes 23 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Two bickering siblings learn the true value of friendship and the magic of believing, when they find a real wish and encounter the menacing creature who wants it back!​.


  • Left Behind Directed by Jordan-Paige Sudduth is 13 minutes 16 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Luke and the others have successfully escaped from Freeman Rehabilitation Camp, a place that kept them on lockdown in order to keep them from using their powers they acquired from surviving IAAN, a virus that killed 98% of the child population. The camps are located all around the United States, all of them sending out the message that they’re “rehabilitating” the children there, but in reality, they are more like prison. Although they escaped, one of their friends, Kenna, decided to stay behind, and Luke, Desi, and Olive go off to rescue her, leaving the others at a makeshift safe house location on an old farm. Kenna is rescued, but the group has taken longer to get back to the safe house, and the others are faced with the choice of waiting for them and risking their safety, or leaving to save themselves..


  • The Library Trip Directed by Abigail A Loos is 4 minutes 43 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Abigail and Faith, her dog, go to the East Hampton Library and have a memorable experience..


  • Trapped Directed by Mohamed Maged is 2 minutes 43 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about when the time is stopped, we feel like we trapped. Trapped in the same place, at the same time, the same gap. we do not know why, we do not know what to do in this maze ... are we punished for something we did in the past or for something we are doing now ... when the time is stopped, past look like the future, at this moment we wonder, are we need a helping hand, or that's the karma..


Nominee Best LGBT Film

  • Beautiful, Diverse, Fun! Directed by Eduardo Ramirez is 10 minutes LGBT film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Short documentary film about Provincetown, Massachusetts..


  • When a child comes out Directed by Elijah Nielson is 7 minutes 20 seconds LGBT film filmed in United States, the story of the film about After their son comes out as gay, an orthodox Mormon couple wrestle with their own feelings before hosting a family reunion for their large, socially-conservative, extended family..


  • Three's a Crowd Directed by Jennifer Marie, Larry Rosen is 5 minutes 15 seconds LGBT film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Megan is haunted by her past, leading to excessive drinking and outbursts. After a night out drinking and partying, brings home a guy to her apartment, to piss off her girlfriend..


  • One More Cigarette Directed by Ivan Romanov is 7 minutes 15 seconds LGBT film filmed in Russian Federation, the story of the film about In one of the last days of summer on the beach of a small Russian city, a young man lights a cigarette. And this cigarette makes him extremely closer to his friend and at the same time more lonely ... .


  • PAPERCUT Directed by Damian Overton is 14 minutes 40 seconds LGBT film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony fight both expectation and each other, as intimacy and insecurity collide in the back seat of a car..


Nominee Best Music Video

  • TangoX Directed by Alessandra Guarino is 10 minutes music video filmed in Italy, the story of the film about Ingredients: an old accordion, a musician, a dancer, a wardrobe with mirrors, rays of sun... A musician is getting ready to play a Tango. A dancer is getting ready to dance a Tango. A Tango is such a serious thing. A Tango is such a powerful thing. So much that something could happen if you don't close the wardrobe doors carefully....


  • Hausla Na Ruthe : The Stories Untold Directed by Snehasis Das is 7 minutes 11 seconds music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about ‘Hausla Na Ruthe : The Stories Untold’ released on 21st November 2018, depicts the story of ‘Charu Maa’, a super courageous woman from the village of Gundalba, Odisha, India who refused to give up and led a group of 30 women to fight against nature’s fury and restored an entire forest cover that got destroyed in 1999 Orissa Super Cyclone. On 29th October, 1999 the Orissa Super Cyclone struck Odisha causing large scale devastation killing around 50000 people. There are many stories of destruction, grief, struggle and survival in this period of devastation. The village of Gundalba in the state of Odisha, India is a beautiful rural setup along the coastline of Bay of Bengal. It is blessed with a big forest cover of Kajurina trees which act as a filter between the salty sea water and the green paddy fields in the village. The 1999 super cyclone destroyed the entire forest cover and in a flash the natives lost their source of livelihood. ‘Charu Maa’ decided not to give up and led a courageous fightback with a group of women to restore the entire forest cover. It is a supreme tale of courage, fearlessness and determination to stand up for what one believes in..


  • Dan’s Leg: The Music Video Directed by Dan Smith is 3 minutes 52 seconds music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about This is a music video by Royal Reel & Ahnest Don for the comedy short Dan’s Leg. .


  • FAAGUN (THE DENSITY OF COLOURS) Directed by Partha Ganguly is 4 minutes 54 seconds music video filmed in India, the story of the film about The sun raises from the east,at a village river side . Someon blow a conch suddenly to create a sound to stat. Few girls threw hand throw the colour to the sky . Avishek start with his hypnotic sounds of handsonic (electronic drum) and other members of the VEDATRONICS starts to tune up themselves. The villagers are happily starting their own festival of Fagh. Suddenly a car arrived there and five young boys and girls jumped off the car and took involved in the festival. There are three girls in that friends gang. One of them was looked very cool and beautiful, named SUNOYANA. She was carrying a digital camera in her hand and she was clicking randomly. Suddenly she found a couple who were completely different from the other villagers. They looked depressed and were seated a bit far from the Festival arena,on a river jetty. The man looked like he belongs from a Raj Family and he was dressed royally. The woman was dressed not like a common village girl and she was truly beautiful. The most surprising thing was for SUNOYANA that the girl looked like SUNOYANA herself. SUNOYANA tried to catch that woman in her camera. But before she clicked the woman properly her friends came there and brought her back to join the main Fagh Festival of colours. Then there the band VEDATRONICS were creating their musical illusion. The villagers were enjoying music, dancing and playing with colors. SUNOYANA and her friends reached the Rajmahal of that village. When they were stepped down to the car, became spellbound to see the royal beauty with the enigmatic spectrum of that enormous Mahal. Initially SUNOYANA and her friends were together. They enjoyed the embellished interior of that Mahal. SUNOYANA started to click this and that. Gradually SUNOYANA became isolated from her friends. She was like hypnotized by the gigantic Mahal and entered in to the very rear part of it where actually no one was visible. Suddenly SUNOYANA found that women of that unusual couple in the Fagh Festival of colours, who was running anxiously through the long corridor. With in a couple moments that man was also appearing and running behind the woman. SUNOYANA rushed towards them. But SUNOYANA lost the couple. She was very curious about the couple and she wants to take a picture of that woman. She again found them in an interesting turn of that corridor. All of a sudden that woman collided with the man and he threw colours on her face. The man jumped on her like a tiger and gave her colour brutally in front of SUNOYANA. The woman struggled to stop him but she couldn't. SUNOYANA tried to adjust her camera and found that the couple disappeared. SUNOYANA was surprised. Then SUNOYANA get entered to a room where she found the couple was in front of a grand piano in a romantic way. The man was molesting the woman with colour and she tried SUNOYANA again tried to get them in her camera but couldn't. Again they disappeared. This time SUNOYANA became scared. She started to run back. She ran through the lobby and found a big wall size photograph of that man inside a room and which indicated that the man was no one but the Maharaj himself. SUNOYANA became more anxious and run madly. Unconsciously SUNOYANA was got into a room. She was highly terrified and found a man was resting there on the easy chair in the center of the room. But from her position she could only saw his back. A tremendous curiosity brings her to face the man and she faced him slowly. The man was talking a nap and SUNOYANA found that this man is an older version of the man whom she followed before. She realized that this is the present situation of MAHARAJ. Suddenly the MAHARAJ opened his eyes and found SUNOYANA. A sudden panic played on his eyes. In that moment SUNOYANA brought a gun out of her side bag and pointed it to MAHARAJ. The sound of a gun fire. Few montages of the outrage behavior of MAHARAJ with the woman.Finally SUNOYANA came to a beautiful waterside slowly, which was back yard of the Mahal. There she found that how did MAHARAJ throw that distressed woman playfully in to the water. Initially the poor woman struggled a lot but slowly sink down. The pond became placid after a while. Only the Fagh colors which were covered that woman's body floated on the water magically. Suddenly SUNOYANA appeared there in the same position underneath the water. She greeted the sun. A smile of success was played on her face. here the story ends..


  • Food To Ate Directed by Randy J. Huling is 3 minutes 39 seconds music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about This is a video for the song "Food To Ate"off the upcoming album release "The Broke Leg EP." The EP and the video were made while recovering from a broken leg. This track is old school nursery rhymes with a little modern twist. .

  • Red Omen - Ed Roman Directed by Ed Roman & Nelson Diaz and There Be Dragons Creative Media is 4 minutes music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about Award winning Canadian singer songwriter Ed Roman along with animator extraordinaire Nelson Diaz from There Be Dragons Creative Media in NYC have created an exquisite animation to the title track of Ed Roman’s latest album Red Omen. The message is for awareness of Dyslexia..


  • F△N△TIC — TWENTY YEARS MILLIONAIRE Directed by Artem Shekhovtsov is 2 minutes 59 seconds music video filmed in Russian Federation, the story of the film about Make the world better and start with yourself..


Nominee Best Web Series

  • 22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull Directed by Deb Ethier is 3 minutes 50 seconds web series filmed in Canada, the story of the film about This web series follows the exploits of an engaging and inventive skull and his unbelievably oddball crew of benevolent pirates as they navigate their way through some rather interesting situations. Off-kilter and quirky, the micro-short (1-4 minute) weekly animated episodes (in mind-boggling FourtoThreeVision!) are chock-full of geeky anachronistic fun! Offered here is episode 1. The full series (a total of 22 episodes) may be found on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/channels/22bones or on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGdq3zcX2rfZlYMTtf-eIA.


  • It's You Directed by Jeffrey Jon Smith is 39 minutes 30 seconds web series filmed in United States, the story of the film about A forlorn spiritual healer trailing a history of failed relationships, uses a mysterious tea concentrate that enables her to travel into her past. Once there, she tries to reverse a bad decision made by her younger self but inadvertently triggers a series of disruptions in both her past and her present..


  • Climate Countdown Directed by Kaia Rose is 7 minutes 22 seconds web series filmed in United States, the story of the film about Climate Countdown is a web-series that maps out the ecology of climate solutions. While Season 1 focused on what people were doing to make the Paris Agreement a success, Season 2 explores what strategies are needed to keep climate action moving forward despite a US government that has decided to exit the Paris Agreement. From taking it to the courts to taking it to the cities to taking on partisanship, people are working hard in strategic ways to take on the climate challenge..


  • Case Management EP3 Directed by Levi A Otis & Shadow Dragu-Mihai is 9 minutes 39 seconds web series filmed in United States, the story of the film about Ca$h has a confrontation with his Supervisor Rhonda who has been reporting to his child's mother, her sister what Ca$h was up to at the Sizzle. After receiving a 5 cent raise he decides he's not going to work hard anymore until he receives a call from a client who has been arrested due to Ca$h bad advice.but feel bad when the bad advice.


  • Getting Back To Hollywood Directed by Steve Gordon is 2 minutes 54 seconds web series filmed in United States, the story of the film about For the past 12 years, I have been a professor of film and video at a college in a small town in Ithaca, New York. Before that, I had a flourishing career in the entertainment business in the “center of it all” - Hollywood, CA. I was a television executive for a major production company and oversaw thousands of hours of programming over a 20-year career. I love teaching, but lately, have been thinking about my old life back in LA LA Land—the excitement, energy and thrill of hanging out with stars and larger-than life media personalities. So I’m going back. Over a decade later, I am going to try and pick up where I left off—call on all my old friends and see if I can recapture the time of my youth, being a successful producer in Tinsel town, USA. I’m taking my dog Clyde for support, and even though they say, “Once you leave Hollywood, you can never get back,” I’m out to prove that old adage wrong..


  • The Grimoire Chapters: Rem Directed by Michael Davis is 41 minutes 41 seconds web series filmed in United States, the story of the film about Episode 5 - Here Comes The Boogeyman Do you want to hear a bedtime story? A man who consumes the flesh of his kin shall be cursed to roam the land as a bloodthirsty beast. He will be plagued by an ancient evil that will invade his mind and force him to commit unspeakable acts. He is coming. Sleep tight. (Season 3 Synopsis) In 1968, a deadly sleep experiment took place at the Parker family residence. A crime that would go down in infamy and sets in motion a series of events, leading to a startling killing spree in 1988. Who or what is the connection?.


Nominee Best Feature Film

  • Quintessential The Movie Directed by Sammie Johnson is 2 hours 36 minutes feature film filmed in United States, the story of the film about This Award Winning Film has over 150+ wins and nominations thus far. "QUINTESSENTIAL THE MOVIE" takes us through the adventurous lives of Millennials Sapphire Jones and Vyshonne Evers. Both gain valuable life experience as they are determined to succeed while facing life challenges. They learn to be patient, hold the vision, trust the process, and execute with efficiency..


  • Anima Sola Directed by Roberto Jabor is 1 hour 12 minutes feature film filmed in Brazil, the story of the film about Based on the myth of the Saint Anima Sola. A young group buy a house in the city of Rio de Janeiro. They are haunted by Gestas, the unrepentant thief, who was crucified with Christ. Gestas seeks salvation through the soul of Anima Sola reincarnated in a young girl who just moved to the house. The house is haunted by spirits trapped there since before its construction. These spirits wandering along to new residents and intercede with them..


  • Unexpected Confrontation Directed by Luis Lobato Macedo is 1 hour 20 minutes 10 seconds feature film filmed in Portugal, the story of the film about When a police detective drives her way to a typical day at work, she soon finds out Reality can be way stranger than the Twilight Zone. This ironic, provocative and yet realistic portrait of modern day Society induces the spectator to reflect on the sham Life sometimes turns out to be, where deception and betrayal thrive every minute we interact with each other. «(...) an entertaining plot that takes place for the most part in a police department, where a single case becomes much bigger than we could think of, involving all the characters in unexpected psychology and plot twists (...)» «(...) very rich in philosophical arguments and plot evolutions (...)» «We cannot expect what’s going to happen until the very end and the characters are intelligently intertwined.» in Rome Independent PRISMA Awards Review.


  • THE DEVOTED Directed by Pozsgai Zsolt is 1 hour 10 minutes 33 seconds feature film filmed in Hungary, the story of the film about 1536 – Europe is in flames. The Roman Catholic Church and the followers of Reformation started by Luther are fighting with each other: the Roman Catholic Church, which has descended to unprecedented ethical and moral depths and the new type of messages of the Reformation. The pyres are on fire: the high priests of the Roman Catholic Church are burning the followers of the Reformation, and the monarchs who have converted to the Reformed faith are craving for revenge, and are persecuting the Catholics. This is the athmosphere in which the young Calvin appears, trying to solidify the new teachings in the capital of Reformation, Geneva, and trying to convert the whole of Switzerland. In the churches debates about regilion are taking place – the film is about one of the most famous such debates. While Calvin is trying to convert the town of Lausanne, he is faced with a worthy opponent: Ignatius of Loyola, later the founder of the Jesuit order and receiving the title of Saint. But now he is only a wandering priest on his way to Rome, who wants to renew the Roman Catholic Church from inside. He is Calvin's opponent in the debate about religion. A religious reformer wanting to destroy everything to build a completely new Europe – and another reformer who wishes to reform his church based on the ancient Christian doctrines. During the debate we get to know the two men's lives and the road leading up to the debate itself. The film depicts love, treason, we see burnt masters, faith and faithlessness and also the ultimate question: is the renewal of contemporary Europe only possible through destruction, dead bodies and horror, wars and killing? We can also draw conclusions for the present. The film was produced in the 500th jubilee year of the Reformation. Screening form by DCP. With english and france subtitles..


Nominee Best Documentary Film

  • CAFE IRANI CHAI Directed by Dr. Mansoor Showghi Yezdi is 27 minutes 57 seconds documentary film filmed in India, the story of the film about PROUD WINNER OF 33 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS TILL NOW This award winning documentary is about the Irani Chaiwala of Hindustan (Tea Vendors of Iran in India) who migrated from Iran and made India especially Mumbai their base. Bun maska (Bread & Butter) and Irani chai (Irani Tea) – the combination makes most of us Mumbaikars (Mumbai, India inhabitants) nostalgic. Whether over a college project or serious political discussion at an Irani cafe, all have dunked butter slathered buns in sweet chai and eaten pocket-friendly meals. The city, once replete with hundreds of Irani cafes, now has only a handful remaining. Cafe Irani Chaii that has opened a new home in Mahim and is pumping life back into the Irani cafe culture, Cafe Irani Chaii manages to transport you to a different era. If not for the people using mobile phones, it’s quite easy to believe you’ve used a time-machine. The documentary by filmmaker Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi showcases how the Iranis have kept the Irani cafe culture alive to maintain the friendly ties between Iran and India. The double ‘I’s in the title of Cafe Irani Chaii stand for India and Iran and the brotherhood and love shared with ‘India Iran as Bhai Bhai’ or brothers..


  • Tax Evasion: A Greek National Sport Directed by Kelly Sarri is 22 minutes 24 seconds documentary film filmed in Greece, the story of the film about A short documentary that attempts to explain the mentality of the Greek taxpayers and their view on tax evasion. The journey of a Greek filmmaker to find the reasons why tax evasion rates in Greece are that high. A funny approach in an otherwise boring subject of taxes. The film juxtaposes the opinion of the Greek community versus what has been considered as the main view of that subject..


  • Murder on the Reef (2018, FEATURE) Directed by Allen Dobrovolsky, Alex Fitzwater is 51 minutes 18 seconds documentary film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Murder on the Reef follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world’s largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. But is it too late? Many scientists now believe as much as fifty percent of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have died. Through a complex mix of voices from locals, to scientists and indigenous spokespeople, this documentary traces the many culprits including water contamination, crown-of-thorns starfish and dredging. But the elephant in the room is climate change and some of the exhausted scientists believe the fight is futile. In 2016 a massive bleaching event rendered much of the coral in the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef lifeless and colourless but no-one predicted another event would occur the following year. This back to back bleaching was unprecedented and took everyone by surprise including scientists, who had studied these events for many years. While a classroom full of university students wept watching aerials of the devastation, in Canberra, politicians supported by big coal continued their assault on the science. Australia is the largest exporter of coal which is the largest contributor to emissions and one of the biggest financial contributors to political parties. Banks have stopped funding coal mines in Australia. But the government continue to support these ventures going so far as to brandish a lump of coal on the lower house floor imploring colleagues to see its virtues. “Don’t be afraid of coal” one yells. This is mild compared to the mudslinging that has become commonplace in a parliament more divided and dirtier than ever before. Meanwhile, once vibrant corals are turning white, and the reef is becoming an indicator for what will happen globally..


  • Flying on the Wings of Time - Chapter One - "Now and Then" Directed by Teresa Mular is 26 minutes 48 seconds documentary film filmed in United States, the story of the film about This is a personal journey which describes how the architecture and the view of the city of Buenos Aires, where I was born, raised and educated, have changed the landscape of the neighborhood where I lived and I knew so well . 'Now and Then' narrates the changes that have occurred between the past ( 40 years ago ) and the present. Memories that are intertwined with landscapes where I spent my childhood and teenage years. Wandering and wondering through the eyes of the filmmaker, who appears on and off, almost as a ghost throughout the project. Recollections of a time that has passed and has left great memories..


  • Without a Mirror Directed by Eric Mann is 12 minutes 34 seconds documentary film filmed in United States , the story of the film about A true story of a blind woman who learns to dance ballet in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. .


  • Seattle Death Trains Directed by Gene Bernofsky is 30 minutes documentary film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad run lethal oil and coal trains through the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington. Seattle citizens speak out against the dangerous rail traffic..


  • The Uganda Project Directed by Robert Fritz, Reint Bakema is 1 hour 14 minutes documentary film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A new way toward world development - using the creative process rather than relief and aid, this project has demonstrated for over 30 years, the sustainable power of vision. The film has won 20 laurels so far, including a Platinum Award from International Independent Film Awards, a Best Film from International Independent Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality, the Social Impact Award from A Show for Change, and winning awards in many other festivals..


Nominee Best Director

  • The Daydreamer Directed by michael tracy is 6 minutes 59 seconds best director filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about The Daydreamer is a two part short launching the Directors "Views from a Dream" series. This series focuses on personal experiences/feelings and is designed to evoke these reactions from the audiences. Placing the audience front and centre The Daydreamer follows our actress as she and her significant other enjoy a day together. It is a moment captured in time of contentment and joy..


  • Tax Evasion: A Greek National Sport Directed by Kelly Sarri is 22 minutes 24 seconds best director filmed in Greece, the story of the film about A short documentary that attempts to explain the mentality of the Greek taxpayers and their view on tax evasion. The journey of a Greek filmmaker to find the reasons why tax evasion rates in Greece are that high. A funny approach in an otherwise boring subject of taxes. The film juxtaposes the opinion of the Greek community versus what has been considered as the main view of that subject.


  • Anima Sola Directed by Roberto Jabor is 1 hour 12 minutes best director filmed in Brazil, the story of the film about Based on the myth of the Saint Anima Sola. A young group buy a house in the city of Rio de Janeiro. They are haunted by Gestas, the unrepentant thief, who was crucified with Christ. Gestas seeks salvation through the soul of Anima Sola reincarnated in a young girl who just moved to the house. The house is haunted by spirits trapped there since before its construction. These spirits wandering along to new residents and intercede with them..


Nominee Best First Time Director

  • Resilience Directed by Aurora Ovan is 12 minutes 8 seconds best first time director filmed in United States , the story of the film about Resilience is a stream of consciousness that follows the adventure of a young lady, Renée. Far away from home, Renée feels like she's living in a box. So full of baggages and heavy clothes on her shoulders, she's trying to adapt to a new environment, while everything seems to be just scary and foreign. The thought of her boyfriend is maybe the only thing that calms her world, until he breaks up with her. At that point, the snow that covers her heart is melted only by her will to leave everything and go back home. She packs all her luggages and tries to leave her room, but that's when the things get more difficult: in front of her door, another room, the same one. Will she be able to get home?.


  • Illusion Directed by Mohammad Farahani is 24 minutes 20 seconds best first time director filmed in Iran, Islamic Republic of, the story of the film about This young man is beset by weird fancies, sometimes masked men come into his view, white, green and … masks, who are they and what they want from him, what events have occurred in this house, wonderful messages surround him and nightmares in nights torture him, he is involved in darkness world, can he prevail on such darkness? Can he find the correct way? Do such nightmares will be terminated? Can he achieve the self-awareness? Can he survive finally?.


  • Thendral Vandhu Theendum Bodhu (The Breeze that sparks a feeling..) Directed by Arul Sankar S is 26 minutes 33 seconds best first time director filmed in India, the story of the film about Things that spark up nostalgia remains same for everyone but what memories it brings is what keeps changing. Thendral Vandhu Theendum Bodhu is a story about a youngster (Arun) lost in depression due to love failure and at that moment Yazhini enters in his life. Everything goes fine until his love for Maestro Ilayaraja’s Music (A Famous Tamil Music Composer) reminds his ex-love and his present life cross paths..


  • Rightways Down Directed by Kyle Acosta is 3 hours 53 minutes 28 seconds best first time director filmed in United States, the story of the film about A Drug runner, a prostitute, An excessive cop, and a psychotic vigilante all come crashing together after a group of criminals rip off a local crime boss. Sending everyone spiraling out of control Rightways Down into oblivion. .


  • Unexpected Confrontation Directed by Luis Lobato Macedo is 1 hour 20 minutes 10 seconds best first time director filmed in Portugal, the story of the film about When a police detective drives her way to a typical day at work, she soon finds out Reality can be way stranger than the Twilight Zone. This ironic, provocative and yet realistic portrait of modern day Society induces the spectator to reflect on the sham Life sometimes turns out to be, where deception and betrayal thrive every minute we interact with each other. «(...) an entertaining plot that takes place for the most part in a police department, where a single case becomes much bigger than we could think of, involving all the characters in unexpected psychology and plot twists (...)» «(...) very rich in philosophical arguments and plot evolutions (...)» «We cannot expect what’s going to happen until the very end and the characters are intelligently intertwined.» in Rome Independent PRISMA Awards Review.


  • The Dove Never Breaks Its Promise Directed by Tengku Adrian Ismail is 12 minutes 44 seconds best first time director filmed in Malaysia, the story of the film about An HIV-infected man with a suicidal ideation contemplates of taking his life, as well as his lover's who has left him for three years, as he also looks back upon his father's wish for him to die after he disowned him years ago upon knowing that he's gay..


  • Blue Rhapsody Directed by Aniez Atlas is 5 minutes 50 seconds best first time director filmed in Spain, the story of the film about The experience of loss. Painful and personal. Debilitating and dreadful. Inevitable..


  • Perception Directed by Andrea Holton is 3 minutes 4 seconds best first time director filmed in Australia, the story of the film about A micro experimental short- sometimes we view ourselves differently from how we are seen..


  • Quintessential The Movie Directed by Sammie Johnson is 2 hours 36 minutes best first time director filmed in United States, the story of the film about This Award Winning Film has over 150+ wins and nominations thus far. "QUINTESSENTIAL THE MOVIE" takes us through the adventurous lives of Millennials Sapphire Jones and Vyshonne Evers. Both gain valuable life experience as they are determined to succeed while facing life challenges. They learn to be patient, hold the vision, trust the process, and execute with efficiency..


  • HIGHWATER Directed by Kharen Harper is 48 minutes best first time director filmed in Australia, the story of the film about HIGHWATER is a drama based on true events. Six at- risk teenagers, two ex-prisoners - trainee artists and three passionate, naïve community artists have the daunting task of establishing an alternative school in a conservative border town of Australia. All of these kids’ lives are predicated on poverty, drugs and crime. All are heading to become yet another teenage statistic; a juvenile justice case, a young mother, junkie - dead. These are the kids society doesn’t want to know about, the smelly kids who don’t fit into a neat box, won’t do as they are told, are labeled ‘drop kicks’ ‘ferals’ or in funding terms: ‘units.’ Creativity is their equal meeting ground. A performance is booked… Can this unruly bunch of misfits rise to the challenge of staging a theatre performance for the wider community? HIGHWATER offers a glimmer of hope of what tomorrow could bring..


Nominee Best Director of Photography

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Nominee Best Editor

  • Quintessential The Movie Directed by Sammie Johnson is 2 hours 36 minutes best editor filmed in United States, the story of the film about This Award Winning Film has over 150+ wins and nominations thus far. "QUINTESSENTIAL THE MOVIE" takes us through the adventurous lives of Millennials Sapphire Jones and Vyshonne Evers. Both gain valuable life experience as they are determined to succeed while facing life challenges. They learn to be patient, hold the vision, trust the process, and execute with efficiency..


  • CAFE IRANI CHAI Directed by Dr. Mansoor Showghi Yezdi is 27 minutes 57 seconds best editor filmed in India, the story of the film about PROUD WINNER OF 33 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS TILL NOW This award winning documentary is about the Irani Chaiwala of Hindustan (Tea Vendors of Iran in India) who migrated from Iran and made India especially Mumbai their base. Bun maska (Bread & Butter) and Irani chai (Irani Tea) – the combination makes most of us Mumbaikars (Mumbai, India inhabitants) nostalgic. Whether over a college project or serious political discussion at an Irani cafe, all have dunked butter slathered buns in sweet chai and eaten pocket-friendly meals. The city, once replete with hundreds of Irani cafes, now has only a handful remaining. Cafe Irani Chaii that has opened a new home in Mahim and is pumping life back into the Irani cafe culture, Cafe Irani Chaii manages to transport you to a different era. If not for the people using mobile phones, it’s quite easy to believe you’ve used a time-machine. The documentary by filmmaker Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi showcases how the Iranis have kept the Irani cafe culture alive to maintain the friendly ties between Iran and India. The double ‘I’s in the title of Cafe Irani Chaii stand for India and Iran and the brotherhood and love shared with ‘India Iran as Bhai Bhai’ or brothers..


Nominee Best Screenplay

  • CRAZY SAL Directed by Robert Factor is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about After serving 34 years of a "25 to Life" prison sentence, will Sal finally get his release? And if so, on whose terms?.


  • Trio: Three Dragons Directed by Robert Factor is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about TRIO is about three troubled souls who fight the odds and help each other to find their way..


  • Breaking the Legacy Directed by Lea Ann Vandygriff is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about A young cowboy escapes his legacy, but for a short time. Jim manages to keep his identity a secret from his wife and his mentor until an accident reveals a shady family past..


  • THE HONOR KILLING (Full Script) Named Copy & No Name Copy Directed by Guy Quigley is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about Twenty five year old Mysha Habeed is forced by her father Qasim, her uncle Sinan and half brother Rakin to witness the beheading of her gay brother Baulus. An expert with a Scimitar and hysterical to the point of insanity, she enacts her calculated cruel and bloody revenge on all three of them. Unaware of what Mysha has done, she is contacted by Brian Parker, the brother of Peter Parker, Baulus’s lover who advises her that Peter ‘s headless body has ended up in a dumpster, something Mysha knows happened. Fearful for survival, Mysha tries to hide her insane act from Brian, who is a Federal Agent for Homeland Security working undercover with suspected terrorist cells. Brian learns what really happened to his brother Peter and Mysha’s brother Baulus and how Mysha enacted revenge. Disgusted at the way the two gay men died, Brian is consumed with his horrific loss, which makes him step over the line and seek his own retribution. Mysha is fearful of possible prison, the vengeance from her Uncle Akeem and the fact that she learns that her father had lied and that mother is not dead and is not being held in Iraq. She discovers her mother is alive and somewhere in the Pennsylvania mountains in a so-called learning camp, sexually servicing the male members in what is really a training camp for Jihadists. Captured by Akeem and handed to the sadistic leader Sakhr, she is taken to the mountains to suffer her fate, but undercover Brain is with her all the way with a double purpose, avert a planned bombing on an airport terminal and bring those responsible to justice. However, Mysha has her own objectives, which Brian cannot control..


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