Golden Earth Film Award Nominees of June 2020.

First Edition of Golden Earth Film Award's held in June 2020, 49 films get nominated in seventeen different categories. one film out of all in each category was awarded as Best film of the category.


Nominee Best Short Film

  • Mantis Directed by Hugo Fernández is 10 minutes 30 seconds short film filmed in Mexico, the story of the film about Mantis is a crazy bitch, cruel and ruthless who moves around the country with the purpose of hunting the men on her list. Their identity is an absolute mystery, and national authorities advise men not to leave home alone and to avoid talking to women they do not know. Lucas, indifferent to the news on the radio, finishes building one of his airplane models. Suddenly, there's a knock on the door... Lucas, indifferent to the news on the radio, finishes building one of his airplane models. Suddenly, there's a knock on the door...


  • The Moment Catcher Directed by Matteo Santoro is 20 minutes short film filmed in Italy, the story of the film about Stefano lives an ordinary life. A day like any other, after making a trouble, he unexpectedly meets a Master who gives him the chance to "notice" things he has stopped seeing. But it's an uncomfortable gift that forces him to make a choice...


  • TO BE, OR...? Directed by Pozsgai Zsolt, Kerekes András is 13 minutes 18 seconds short film filmed in Hungary, the story of the film about “Let me introduce myself. I am the managing director of the undertaking centre of Székesfehérvár City Maintenance Ltd. By the right of the winners, Fehérvár got the opportunity to host this competition this year. …Dear colleagues! The fourth national grave-digger contest is over. I think we have seen heroic work…We thought, the most beautiful tomb was made by the Omega Funeral Ltd. “The other: dummy silence. No synopsis. It’s a cryptic short film.


  • Victor!! Directed by James Zeiss is 14 minutes 54 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Interpretive dance performers and industry experts share their stories of a legendary figure named Victor who is hailed as the World's Greatest Dancer.


  • Mercy Directed by Tony McGuire is 22 minutes 8 seconds short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about Mercy loves few things, after living for 400 years, having fine tuned it down to Captain Kirk, Whiskey and being left alone. Every year, one Christian week out of every 13 moons, she searches for the end of her existence.. but she runs into a snag when she meets Viktor, the superintendent of her building who is carrying his own secrets. Viktor’s strange demeanor wears Mercy down as she realizes that she has been wasting too many years on feeling sorry for herself and realizes she needs to find solace in a new path. Will Viktor join her?


  • Super Hearing Man Directed by Radomir Jordanovic is 59 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Super Hearing Man can hear anything, fly anywhere, and fight anyone. Yet, he faces his biggest challenge when he finds Kane, an ordinary citizen, who needs help with some car trouble.


  • KUKLI Directed by SHYAMA SUNDAR MAJHI is 24 minutes 52 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about Pukli is a village girl who belongs from an indigenous community of rural India. The lively little girl is known for her endless questions and curiosity towards anything unknown to her. But one fine day she suddenly stopped talking to everyone. No one had any clue about her silence. Her parents, villagers and school teacher have tried a lot to find out her doubt. But they all remained speechless when they heard her foremost unanswered question.


  • Travellers Directed by MENGJIA YAN is 6 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Laura and her friends were on a trip, they were planning to take the train the next morning. However, due to an inexplicable injury and a Dream, two people lost their lives and one fled.


  • The Grand Scheme Directed by Matt Mirams is 16 minutes 27 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about The Grand Scheme travels through the five stages of life, each told through a different film genre. From infancy to twilight and the years in between, there's moments and characters that make it funny, poignant and memorable. Everyone's life is unique and there won't be a sequel.


  • Parallel Lines Directed by Kyunghyun Choi is 11 minutes 21 seconds short film filmed in Korea, Republic of, the story of the film about Seoyeon, who is under school violence, sits by the serene lake and struggles alone in her silence. Desperate and resent the fact that no one is around her. Seo-yeon, whose lips were beaten and bruised by her friends, was caught by Mom. Having auditory hallucinations again. But Seo-yeon is no longer alone. Parallel lines cannot be reached, but they are not alone.


  • Another Time Directed by Kushaal Chawla is 14 minutes 47 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about As science geek Robert and his Dad discuss wormholes, a mysterious guest makes an appearance.


  • A Remarkable Career Directed by Paul William Dawkins is 9 minutes 16 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Meet Ellen. She's famous. Really famous... An interview with a notorious woman takes unexpected twists and turns.


Nominee Best Student Film

  • Travellers Directed by MENGJIA YAN is 6 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Laura and her friends were on a trip, they were planning to take the train the next morning. However, due to an inexplicable injury and a Dream, two people lost their lives and one fled.


  • The Margins Directed by Leia Christ is 8 minutes 30 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Kathryn and her parents move into her grandparents old farm home after her grandfather's recent death. As they get settled into this historic home, Kathryn starts to discover the haunted past of her aunt Mary that digs up toxic family history that craves a resolution.


  • Dysthymia Directed by Kody Christiansen is 5 minutes short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about A 360-degree immersive and interactive look inside the mind of someone dealing with depression.


  • Senso Directed by Jacob Minor is 2 hours 1 minute 26 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about The embodiment of War rages.


  • 9A Directed by Giorgio Molteni is 7 minutes 1 second short film filmed in Italy, the story of the film about ...


  • Clean Up on Aisle Nine (Director's Cut) Directed by Derrick J. Johnson is 16 minutes 31 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Cody O’Ryan, all American high school football star, craves popularity and dates with hot girls, especially with head cheerleader Kelly Hudson. After a spectacular play, that won the game for his team, he is invited to a victory party that Kelly will definitely attend. His plans are derailed when his mother is called in to work, and he has to babysit the bane of his existence, his younger, nerdy brother, Chandler. Things become catastrophic when Cody is forced to take Chandler to the store and they briefly bump into Kelly, and even more daunting, during an apparent store robbery. Faced with a life and death event and fearing that this may be their last day on Earth together, Cody and Chandler must set aside their differences and come to terms with their true feelings about life, family and their feelings for each other. “Clean Up on Aisle Nine” is a traditional heart-warming comedy, written and directed by Derrick J. Johnson, that promises to keep you laughing all the way to the toilet.


Nominee Best LGBT Film

  • ROSES Directed by Ivann willig is 19 minutes 56 seconds short film filmed in Brazil, the story of the film about Hurt that he never met his mother, Zé, a country man, drops his girlfriend on the farm and sets out to find himself, returning later with a new identity.


Nominee Best Music Video

  • Washington Directed by Preston Randolph is 3 minutes 58 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Garrett Randolph's song Washington is a personal reflection on the opioid crisis in America.


  • Six Day Back Directed by Scott Cierski is 3 minutes 40 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Three bodybuilders sing about a revolutionary new workout regimen.


  • I Am The Candidate Directed by George Ohan is 2 minutes 54 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Political Satire


  • The Widow (Animated Music Video) Directed by Hibiscus Cloudberry is 2 minutes 49 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about An animated music video of the song "The Widow" by Chicago-based independent soul singer-songwriter Terry Blade. "The Widow" is from Terry's debut EP entitled "Misery," which was released on May 8, 2020.


Nominee Best Web Series

  • Trillo & Suede Web Series Directed by Jonathan Geffner is 4 minutes 51 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A film noir parody web series, set in Brooklyn, NY. Written, created, executive produced and starring ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner. Trillo & Suede are a ventriloquist/dummy detective duo. Episode 1 of 10 weekly episodes was released on Jan. 1, 2020. In Episode 3, "The Dead Psychologist", a beautiful, mysterious client - Emily Kane - hires Trillo & Suede to find out who murdered her secret lover, the eccentric psychologist, Dr. Shloymy Shlitzkowitz. The burning question: Can a femme fatale find true love with a puppet?Each of the ten episodes runs an average of about five minutes. I'm linking here on FilmFreeway to Episode 3. However, here's the playlist for all the episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_XA2X6VmUS7L1fHaJCAN9em_4MdYNpWG


Nominee Best Feature Film

  • Thy Neighbor Directed by George A. Johnson is 1 hour 39 minutes 30 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A hotshot young Pastor moves to a rural town church, bringing a message of loving your neighbor as Christ loves the church. However, his message and even his faith are put to the test when he becomes suspicious that his new neighbor may be trying to destroy his family.


  • The Sanctuary Directed by Allen Kool is 1 hour 40 minutes short film filmed in Canada, France, the story of the film about After the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Wade Overton (Dylen Michael Guiry) escapes from custody following a deadly car crash. While on the run evading Sheriff Nate Fields (John-Riley O'Handley), Wade eventually finds refuge with Edna Whalen (Lawrene Denkers) and Harley Whalen (Rick Amsbury). As Wade plot's their demise, and we fear for their future, it becomes clear that appearances are not always what they seem.Written By: Robin E. Crozier


Nominee Best Animation Film

  • Magic Dream Directed by Tomás Welss Barkan is 11 minutes 8 seconds short film filmed in Chile, the story of the film about A magician wants to convince with his magic and brilliance, but his capability exceeds the limits of his own control, leading him to a show full of violence and abuse.


  • A Statue's Best Friend Directed by Ryan Byrne is 2 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about In the midst of a rainy day, an unlikely but beautiful friendship forms between a statue and a stray dog.


Nominee Best Documentary Film

  • A Tax Dollar More Directed by Danielle Bain is 19 minutes 13 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about The voices of LPPACS students bring the impact of charter law to light by showing our experiences.


  • Return to Foretop's Father Directed by Preston Randolph is 26 minutes 46 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Return to Foretop's Father follows, 78-year-old, Crow tribal elder and pipe lighter, Grant Bulltail as he travels from Crow Agency in Montana to Heart Mountain in Wyoming. Through his journey he reveals a dark past of genocide, ethnocide and the destruction of the land. Grant’s mission is to bring awareness regarding the disconnect between people and nature, culminating in the universal impacts of climate change. By connecting stories that have been passed down to him from generations of Native Americans, he presents his perspective on the modern crisis through a historic pipe ceremony at the base of the sacred Heart Mountain..


  • DELLA Directed by Bob Jones is 7 minutes 12 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about a portrait of 95 year old Mrs. Della Fleming


  • Almost invisible paintings from 3500-4500 years ago Directed by Pekka Honkakoski is 24 minutes 42 seconds short film filmed in Finland, the story of the film about One of the largest rockart painting in Skandinavia is in Hossa, Suomussalmi, Finland. There are about 150-160 visible and invisible paintings from about 3500-4500 years ago. This document project uses Karhunen-Loève transformation (Jon Harman, dStretch program). In that way you can see something that you cannot see by nacked eye.


  • The Wetland Directed by Dušan Davidov is 52 minutes short film filmed in Slovakia, the story of the film about "The Wetland" is a documentary movie about the bird ringers. It´s also a movie about volunteering. There is no main character in the movie because they all are main characters - bird ringers and their helpers. It doesn´t matter who speaks because they speak as one. Their names are not important. Important is just their love for nature. In order to devote themselves to their "hobby" they are willing to sacrifice their holidays, spend their own money to buy bird rings, food and transportation to the stationary point. They are doing this because they are convinced that it has a deeper meaning and that they are helping the nature.


  • BODY PLACE IMAGE Directed by Gigisha Abashidze is 32 minutes 10 seconds short film filmed in Georgia, the story of the film about BODY PLACE IMAGE tells the story of eleven Georgian performing artists creating a site-specific work in KHIDI, a techno-dance club built into the anchorage of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Bridge in Tbilisi. Well-known as a place for Dionysian social gatherings, KHIDI also serves as a center of progressive political action for young Georgians fighting for a democratic future. Led by New York-based director Nancy Allison and her Venetian-based associates, choreographer Laura Boato and dance captain Michela Lorenzano, the Georgian performers explore western contemporary dance practices in this unique setting as insights about their struggles and joys emerge for them and for their audience.


  • Stones Directed by Dobray György is 1 hour 23 minutes 23 seconds short film filmed in Hungary, the story of the film about “A man only truly dies when he is forgotten.” I have a little crumpled photo. On it, two young men are standing in Padova among the trees of an unknown grove. They were medical students. They look into the future, full of hope. The shorter one is wearing a hat, the other one isn’t. One of them is my father. I’m not sure which one, because my mother never wanted to talk about him. I was one and a half years old when he was taken to labor service. He never returned.


  • Psychology of Migration Directed by Ferhat Atik is 45 minutes 22 seconds short film filmed in Cyprus, the story of the film about World-renowned psychoanalyst Prof.Dr. Vamik Volkan talks about the immigrant problem and immigration psychology in the world. What is the basic psychology of immigration and immigrant? We learn it.


Nominee Best Trailer of the Film

  • The Middle Trailer: Finding My Voice Through Dance Trailer Directed by Constanc McIntyre is 2 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about The Middle Child: Finding My Voice Through Dance “The middle school reminds me of the middle child, longing for a voice of their own.” —Dr. Constance McIntyre Hidden in a community of misrepresentation of a failed past, a local middle school, which once was on the brink of shutting down, resurfaces to a vision of hope and inspiration via its new department of dance. Carol City Middle School, located in Miami Garden, FL was earmarked to close after five consecutive years as a ‘F’ rated school. It’s new principal, Mr. Derrek Negron, revises a new plan to change the landscape in hopes of pulling the negative mindset from its roots. In order to revitalize the school as well as community, he initiated a performance arts wing, with dance at the forefront. With less than four months marked on the calendar, a skilled, kind, and experienced dance director was selected to steer the reigns to bring this vision to fruition Understanding the dynamics of the middle child, Dr. Constance McIntyre, the program’s new Director of Dance & Film, graciously creates a platform for a beautiful group of middle school students to discover their voice through dance.


Nominee Best Director

  • The Sanctuary Directed by Allen Kool is 1 hour 40 minutes short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about After the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Wade Overton (Dylen Michael Guiry) escapes from custody following a deadly car crash. While on the run evading Sheriff Nate Fields (John-Riley O'Handley), Wade eventually finds refuge with Edna Whalen (Lawrene Denkers) and Harley Whalen (Rick Amsbury). As Wade plot's their demise, and we fear for their future, it becomes clear that appearances are not always what they seem.Written By: Robin E. Crozier


  • APSARA DHARA { FAIRY FALLS ) Directed by Dr Ramesh Kamath is 1 hour 17 minutes 27 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about Konkani Film "Apsara Dhara " is a story of a poor Boy called RAMA. Story takes place in a poverty riden poor village of India.Rama’s Father SIDDA wants his son should become Educated person. But after seeing the atrocities of society RAMA thinks MONEY is everything . He has one sister LACHMI. Rama’s father never wants to sent to her school thinking Education is useless for Female Children. Lachmi dream is to go to Egypt. Rama promises her to take her to Egypt , If he makes lot of Money. Rama’s Father dies. Now story turns into a FAIRY TALE. He makes lot money by the grace of a FAIRY . But the money instead of bringing Happiness brings lot of troubles. Finally he realises that MONEY CANNOT BRING ANY HAPPINESS TO ANYONE. Finaly Fairy make him to realise that EDUCATION is more important than MONEY. At the end RAMA will become an enlightened soul by understanding the IMPORTANCE of EDUCATION for both BOYS and GIRLS.


  • Travellers Directed by MENGJIA YAN is 6 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Laura and her friends were on a trip, they were planning to take the train the next morning. However, due to an inexplicable injury and a Dream, two people lost their lives and one fled.


Nominee Best Female Director

  • Barista Directed by Tiffany Walker is 4 minutes 14 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A young woman working as a barista is sick of constantly being put down and belittled and finds the confidence to make a change.


Nominee Best First Time Director

  • A Remarkable Career Directed by Paul William Dawkins is 9 minutes 16 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Meet Ellen. She's famous. Really famous... An interview with a notorious woman takes unexpected twists and turns.


  • Dukkha Directed by Elisavet Pirounia is 11 minutes 36 seconds short film filmed in China, the story of the film about The endless peaks and green mountains are dotted with rapeseed fields. Hope is that the animals, plants and people, people and cattle and sheep still survive tenaciously in this barren soil. They live together in this field for generations. It is like a mission calling the descendants of this village, whose voice spans thousands of mountains and rivers. I returned to Yak boy (Zhang Xuerong). Here comes the beauty and hope of this field.


  • SHIRONAM Directed by INDRANIL GHOSH is 1 hour 43 minutes 54 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about Immediately after joining a news channel as cameraman Abhin was assigned to cover Ronchordji, the most dreaded terrorist, accompanied by veteran reporter Sujit secretly. A bike-rider picked them up into the jungle from a specific spot. However the slated meeting was declared cancelled by two armed men on the way. They decided to stay back. Next day Abhin left the hotel to capture the landscape as it had a distinguished clarity, but didn’t return ; neither could he be contacted. Paranoid Sujit intimated his immediate senior. Concerned authorities conducted an emergency meeting and concluded the incident as abduction by the terrorist due to a previous threat on media. Actually authority was in a hurry to capture the moment for a sensational breaking news than to find out the truth. Next day their arc rival channel scooped out the news of his inglorious death in a road side red light area. Emotionally broken, mentally perplexed, socially ostracized Anandi, Abhin's wife, stood alone in this crossfire of truth, half truth and lie. Anandi seemed to be a classical media war victim, who finally started to fight her own battle.


  • Karmen Directed by Jayleen S Perez is 10 minutes 31 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A strong Latina woman plots revenge against her abusive husband.


  • Ye Are Gods Directed by Gerry Manus is 18 minutes 11 seconds short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about The Battle Of Good Vs Evil


  • Because I could Directed by Niki J. Borger is 5 minutes 8 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Set twenty years in the future, four adults confess their day-to-day climate sins and why they didn't do things any better.


Nominee Best Director of Photography

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Nominee Best Editor

  • Clean Up on Aisle Nine (Director's Cut) Directed by Derrick J. Johnson is 16 minutes 31 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Cody O’Ryan, all American high school football star, craves popularity and dates with hot girls, especially with head cheerleader Kelly Hudson. After a spectacular play, that won the game for his team, he is invited to a victory party that Kelly will definitely attend. His plans are derailed when his mother is called in to work, and he has to babysit the bane of his existence, his younger, nerdy brother, Chandler. Things become catastrophic when Cody is forced to take Chandler to the store and they briefly bump into Kelly, and even more daunting, during an apparent store robbery. Faced with a life and death event and fearing that this may be their last day on Earth together, Cody and Chandler must set aside their differences and come to terms with their true feelings about life, family and their feelings for each other. “Clean Up on Aisle Nine” is a traditional heart-warming comedy, written and directed by Derrick J. Johnson, that promises to keep you laughing all the way to the toilet.


Nominee Best Screenwriter

  • The Sanctuary Directed by Allen Kool is 1 hour 40 minutes short film filmed in Canada, France, the story of the film about After the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Wade Overton (Dylen Michael Guiry) escapes from custody following a deadly car crash. While on the run evading Sheriff Nate Fields (John-Riley O'Handley), Wade eventually finds refuge with Edna Whalen (Lawrene Denkers) and Harley Whalen (Rick Amsbury). As Wade plot's their demise, and we fear for their future, it becomes clear that appearances are not always what they seem.Written By: Robin E. Crozier


  • Travellers Directed by MENGJIA YAN is 6 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Laura and her friends were on a trip, they were planning to take the train the next morning. However, due to an inexplicable injury and a Dream, two people lost their lives and one fled.


  • Hindsight 20/20 Directed by Christan van Slyke, Dan E Scott is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about A new marriage turns toxic, due to alcoholism. Through the right encouragement and faith, the husband attempts to mend his family, utilizing his gift of screenwriting.


  • Redemption On Gun Hill Road Directed by Christopher Picone is 28 seconds best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about ...


  • N.D.E. Directed by Jean Galliano is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about After being shot while breaking into someone’s home, a Teen Addict, JOSE’ has a Near Death Experience [N.D.E.] where he is confronted by a Demon and whisked away into a dark place. The Demon proceeds to beat him and knock him around in the darkness. Jose’ fights back unto exhaustion. Defeated, he falls remorseful and apologetic. His MOHTER’S PRAYERS can be heard, and light begins to illuminate the room. The light gathers into the shape of a being - a LIGHT BEING. The Light Being leads Jose’ out of the darkness and into a bountiful garden where the light is revealed to be an aura around the person of the LORD JESUS. The Lord gives Jose’ a new name and sends him back to his body to do “…the work he was sent to do.” To everyone’s amazement, Jose’ awakens after being dead for nine minutes. He becomes a great Artist and brings art to children in his community.


Nominee Best Male Actor (Lead)

  • Another Time Directed by Kushaal Chawla is 14 minutes 47 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about As science geek Robert and his Dad discuss wormholes, a mysterious guest makes an appearance.


  • Karmen Directed by Jayleen S Perez is 10 minutes 31 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A strong Latina woman plots revenge against her abusive husband.


  • Dead man wait Directed by Giorgio Molteni is 11 minutes 39 seconds short film filmed in Italy, the story of the film about DEAD MAN WAITING Two men, aware of their death, they compete for access to the beyond. The first one it calls itself the guardian of the threshold and claim his right. The second one it is forced to beg a place as a" dead man" as well when he was alive. He was a wretch when was alive and it continues to be the same as a dead. Long last the first dead man can cross the threshold and the second one takes the place of the first one as a guardian. The entrance to the cemetery of a dead woman, victim of a femicide, restore the initial situation :it is so difficult even to die?


  • Dysthymia Directed by Kody Christiansen is 5 minutes short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about A 360-degree immersive and interactive look inside the mind of someone dealing with depression.


Nominee Best Female Actor (Lead)

  • She Can’t Directed by Katalina Kovecses is 5 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about A woman is faced with the horrible reality of unwanted pregnancy in a city that does not allow abortion.


  • A Portrayal of a Subtle Suicide Directed by Matt Macedo is 4 minutes 45 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A young woman, dedicated to doing things perfectly, has to realize that this way of living comes at a subtle but high price.


Nominee Best Child Actor (Lead/supporting character)

  • Clean Up on Aisle Nine (Director's Cut) Directed by Derrick J. Johnson is 16 minutes 31 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Cody O’Ryan, all American high school football star, craves popularity and dates with hot girls, especially with head cheerleader Kelly Hudson. After a spectacular play, that won the game for his team, he is invited to a victory party that Kelly will definitely attend. His plans are derailed when his mother is called in to work, and he has to babysit the bane of his existence, his younger, nerdy brother, Chandler. Things become catastrophic when Cody is forced to take Chandler to the store and they briefly bump into Kelly, and even more daunting, during an apparent store robbery. Faced with a life and death event and fearing that this may be their last day on Earth together, Cody and Chandler must set aside their differences and come to terms with their true feelings about life, family and their feelings for each other. “Clean Up on Aisle Nine” is a traditional heart-warming comedy, written and directed by Derrick J. Johnson, that promises to keep you laughing all the way to the toilet.

© 2018 Golden Earth Film Award

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