Golden Earth Film Award Nominees of May 2018.

First Edition of Golden Earth Film Award's held in May 2018, 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

  • The Son Of the Sea Directed by ROBERTO AZNAR is 25 minute short film filmed in Spain, the story of the film about Love Beyond Death.

  • The Bill Comes Due Directed by Alaura Morris is 1 minute 31 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about After a bad wreck a young Witch searches for safety, but fate seems to have other ideas..

  • ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT Directed by TONY RAYNER is 20 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about "Acquainted With The Night" follows a man’s struggle with his inability to build a new life after the murder of his wife.The clip used in this film from the 1947 motion picture It's A Wonderful Life, is in the public domain.

  • Wasteland: A Dream Directed by Dan Smith is 15 minutes 21 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Pauline and Lance were the only ones left after the corporate war. Alone together in the wasteland..

  • Stray Star Directed by Paramjeet Singh Kattu is 7 minutes 40 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about Silent Short on Screaming Subject. This is a silent short film without any dialogue; we used only visuals, sound and music. In this film, mainly we have used cinematic signs and symbols. We used every frame as a painting. This is very first short film which encompasses the plight of migration in Punjab (India). The relationship of the Punjab and migration is as old as Punjab. This film is focusing on the contemporary concerns and trying to tell the tale of various time spans of Punjab. This film build a visual narrative of the migration of traditions, migration of geography, migration of time and space..

  • Lean On Me Directed by David Fowler is 42 minutes 21 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A young adult, Chris, is worried about his best friend, Daryl, who had recently moved in. With all the best intentions, Chris tries to help, but unintentionally betrays Daryl. Chris finds himself shut out of this lifelong friendship, loses his job and faces the pitfalls of depression. He meets Angela Collins, a professor in physiology and sociology who works with young adults. She helps Chris regain his balance as he works to regain the trust of his best friend, Daryl..

  • Banalities Directed by Rafael de Andrade is 10 minutes short film filmed in Brazil, the story of the film about Betrayed and arrears, Jorge deducts all your anger at the bricklayer working at his home. However, at times, banal decisions have unexpected consequences..

  • Horizon Directed by Lee Cipolla is 20 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about When a young Native American man collides paths with an immigrant woman on the outskirts of an isolated reservation, all hope seems lost when he assumes she's dead, but upon awakening, a story of compassion and heartbreak unfolds..

  • My space Directed by Shihyun Wang is 9 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about See this man's emotional roller coaster riders after losing his girl friend, job and facing eviction..

  • I want to see some I.D. ! Directed by Daniel JENNY is 14 minutes 5 seconds short film filmed in France, the story of the film about What can one do without a valid ID? Based on true events, the journey of our hero begins when he tries to get back a parcel at the post office, without any valid ID, facing the strict rules of the post office department and ends within the walls of the police precinct, dealing with dirty cops..

  • Spiral Directed by Tony Clarke is 16 minutes 33 seconds short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about Arthur’s wife of 35 years has died. Up until the day of the funeral he has held it together very well but once alone with no one to talk to, he reverts to talking to the only person he wants, his now dead wife.As he spirals into the pit of depression he finds he can not step out of the front door and becomes more and more isolated. Then a young girl unexpectedly comes into his life. Will she help him or will she finally push him over the edge?.

  • The Nurses of Blackchapel Directed by Richard Paraiso is 17 minutes 40 seconds short film filmed in Germany, the story of the film about A woman has been confined to a mental institution. She pretends to have extrasensory perceptions and the power to cause people’s deaths by accident or suicide, merely by playing with figurines, and she can’t get rid of that power whatever she does. However, it appears that the clinic medical staff is not completely sane. We are then witnessing something close to a psychiatric war between illusion and reality..

  • Candy Directed by J. Samuel Ryan is 11 minutes 46 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A teenage girl learns she can control a traffic light with the candy she's eating, and decides to have some fun with her new power..

  • Deceit Directed by Nick Theurer & Matthew Roch is 7 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Lora has spent the last 3 years of her life searching for answers to who really murdered her sister. A man by the name of Thomas King has spent the last 8 years in prison and still holds to his innocence. After confronting the convicted murder, Lora discovers her departed sister’s diary and finds there was another a man in her sister’s life thus adding another layer to the mystery. A determined and emotionally fueled Lora manages to track down the man she believes truly murdered her sister. She’s determined to bring him to justice and find her sister body, but she may have stumbled into a much bigger problem then she can handle and we learn this disappearance goes a lot deeper then she ever expected.

  • Insurance can be sometime a dangerous game ! Directed by Daniel JENNY is 16 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in France, the story of the film about A small town, a rainy evening, in the provinces. A man, David, enters an art gallery. He comes to meet the owner, Paul, whose business is actually a facade allowing him to carry out insurance scams for unscrupulous customers turned down by his accomplice, Florence. But this time, the case proposed by David will not unfold as he had envisioned ....

  • Aberdeen Covenant Directed by Ludi Askins is 23 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about An immigrant family's plea for a home.

  • Awaken Directed by Emerson EAGP is 2 minutes 50 seconds short film filmed in Brazil, the story of the film about By gaining and experiencing donated superpowers from a tree, the adolescent hurts the tree and loses such powers. Desiring to help the tree, he develops his own powers and saves the tree..

  • Lion Directed by Davide Melini is 11 minutes 48 seconds short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare! "Man's biggest fear has risen again!"..

  • The Eve - Short film 2015 Directed by Luca Machnich is 20 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen..

  • Supervivere (The Escape) Directed by Paco Arasanz is 11 minutes 30 seconds short film filmed in Spain, the story of the film about 1937, Spanish Civil War. Three Republican soldiers desert, escaping the horror. Or at least, that's what they believe..

  • Doors Directed by Paco Arasanz is 12 minutes 47 seconds short film filmed in Spain, the story of the film about A man destroyed by his own obsession..


Nominee Best Student Film

  • The Big Goodbye Directed by Dennis Manning is 3 minutes 45 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about After a successful heist, a man meets up with the woman of his dreams and make plans to run away with her, but soon he realizes just how deadly she really is..

  • Time Flies Directed by Daniel Chan is 4 minutes 16 seconds student film filmed in China, the story of the film about This is a short film created to present the unwanted illness, Alzheimer's. However, the deeper meaning of this short is to allow people to understand the importance of embracing the time they have with their family as mankind will constantly age..

  • Sans Titre Directed by Patrik Howanitz is 23 minutes student film filmed in Austria, the story of the film about Satire about Art, where a painter has to struggle through critics and internet piracy to get finally acknowledged as a famous artist in the world of public media. The fear of ending up as an impoverished artist on the streets, spurs him to open an art Gallery and line his own pockets by presenting and selling his latest artworks. Blinded by the huge success of the opening, he forgets why he actually wanted do be an artist once..


Nominee Best LGBT Film

  • The Queen Directed by Joel Jairus Ravindran is 3 minutes LGBT film filmed in Sri Lanka, the story of the film about Some voices of people chase a transgender. she wakes up and get ready to reach a place. a man picks her by his van. finally all voices are stopped when they reach a place..


Nominee Best Music Video

  • Namibia Directed by Matthieu Vinel is 8 minutes music video filmed in France, the story of the film about Two friends, a filmmaker and photographer, traverse the vast expanses of Namibia in their 4x4 Ford Ranger. Discover with them the wild animals of Etosha, the incredible richness of life in the Himba village or the volcanic mountains of Damaraland and meet the locals in Katutura, a poor district in the capital. This hypnotic roadtrip will show you something of the soul of this majestic and arid country where time passes differently..

  • Noche en el Paraiso Directed by Donna Greenberg is 4 minutes 39 seconds music video filmed in Canada, the story of the film about A Night in Paradise! Lush, and passionate - a music video of one of the songs from my CD “Song in the Wind”..

  • Generation Brasileirinho Directed by Emerson EAGP is 1 minute 44 seconds music video filmed in Brazil, the story of the film about The music video Generation Brasileirinho is a tribute to the Brazilians. It brings various national symbols to enhance the culture of the country with a unique music and a relaxed animation..

  • The Twilight Directed by Donna Greenberg is 3 minutes 16 seconds music video filmed in Canada, the story of the film about James Joyce Lovers! Here’s a classical song with a jazz touch! “The Twilight” is the second song from the album Love Songs of James Joyce, a “song cycle” set to poems from Chamber Music (1907), an early poetry collection by the famous Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941)..

  • Stranger Directed by Donna Greenberg is 4 minutes 25 seconds music video filmed in Canada, the story of the film about "Stranger," a song, a tango—sultry passion! And now a music video (from the CD _Song in the Wind_). Donna Greenberg (lyrics, music, vocals), Jordan Klapman (arrangement, piano), Kevin Laliberté (guitar), Tony Quarrington (guitar), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Glenn Anderson (drums), Tom Skublics (flute) Donna Greenberg (director, producer), Edmund Fairfax (assistant director), David Rawlings (videographer)..

  • Living on the Outside Directed by Donna Greenberg is 4 minutes 48 seconds music video filmed in Canada, the story of the film about "Not me, I’m lost, almost invisible….” Alienation, loneliness, angst - “Living on the Outside”, a music video that gives voice to existential despair. This song is from the CD “Song in the Wind” (2012, Toronto)..

  • Bushwick NYC - dance mashup Directed by Elin Osjord is 3 minutes 33 seconds music video filmed in Norway, the story of the film about Troutman street, Bushwick, being mashed up by the weird, moving enjoyment of two dancer. Tricking the viewers brain into an altered set of reality..

  • Bending reality Directed by Elin Osjord is 7 minutes 56 seconds music video filmed in Norway, the story of the film about A man in a process of bending the constant influx of reality, trying to balance the outside world with his inside world..

  • Azwel-At the End of the Day Directed by Tedd Hazard is 3 minutes music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about Official music video for Azwel's "At the End of the Day", directed and animated by Tedd Hazard..


Nominee Best Web Series

  • Nemausus Directed by Quentin Uriel is 5 minutes web series filmed in France, the story of the film about Ben just turned 30. He's a shy man, and is in love with his coworker Diane. He's got two main passions in life : Historical reconstitutions with his figurines club, and his job at the Tourism Office in Nîmes, which consists in taking visitors on board across the city. After a sad birthday party, he's about to go home when he runs down a man with his car. Terrified, he approaches the poor man, only to discover that he's facing a Roman named Volesus, who only speaks Latin and has travelled through time to show up in our present days..

  • Horror Talk with Kristin West Directed by Armin Nasseri is 13 minutes 53 seconds web series filmed in United States, the story of the film about Kristin West interviews the hottest names in horror film and TV for horror's fan community..


Nominee Best Documentary Film

  • LIVING ON THE EDGE - DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD Directed by OPENDER CHANANA is 49 minutes documentary film filmed in India, the story of the film about My documentary is startling revelation about the abysmal working conditions in Bollywood which is now laying claim to be global giant and churning out thousands of hours of content. The technicians and workers are deprived of social security and long punishing working hours take their toll on their health. The basic and fundamental safety measures are absent leading to accidents with unfailing regularity. Basic facilities such as clean toilets and hygienically prepared food are not accessible. In nutshell human rights are violated on sets and locations with impunity. Mi documental es una sorprendente revelación sobre las pésimas condiciones de trabajo en Bollywood, que ahora dice ser un gigante global y genera miles de horas de contenido. Los técnicos y los trabajadores están privados de la seguridad social y las largas jornadas laborales que castigan afectan su salud. Las medidas de seguridad básicas y fundamentales están ausentes y conducen a accidentes con una regularidad infalible. No se puede acceder a las instalaciones básicas, como baños limpios y alimentos preparados higiénicamente. En pocas palabras, los derechos humanos se violan en escenarios y lugares con impunidad.

  • Chiseled Directed by Ram Alladi is 24 minutes documentary film filmed in United States, the story of the film about "Chiseled" is an heritage documentary about magnificent temples, splendid forts and beautiful lakes ruled over by a warrior civilization called "Kakatiya Dynasty", in the South Indian district of Telangana, it was built in the 11th century and served as the capital until the 14th century, to an advanced and highly skilled civilization..

  • Namibia Directed by Matthieu Vinel is 8 minutes documentary film filmed in France, the story of the film about Two friends, a filmmaker and photographer, traverse the vast expanses of Namibia in their 4x4 Ford Ranger. Discover with them the wild animals of Etosha, the incredible richness of life in the Himba village or the volcanic mountains of Damaraland and meet the locals in Katutura, a poor district in the capital. This hypnotic roadtrip will show you something of the soul of this majestic and arid country where time passes differently..


Nominee Best Director

  • Supervivere (The Escape) Directed by Paco Arasanz is 11 minutes 30 seconds best director filmed in Spain, the story of the film about 1937, Spanish Civil War. Three Republican soldiers desert, escaping the horror. Or at least, that's what they believe..

  • Lion Directed by Davide Melini is 11 minutes 48 seconds best director filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare! "Man's biggest fear has risen again!"..

  • Horizon Directed by Lee Cipolla is 20 minutes best director filmed in United States, the story of the film about When a young Native American man collides paths with an immigrant woman on the outskirts of an isolated reservation, all hope seems lost when he assumes she's dead, but upon awakening, a story of compassion and heartbreak unfolds..

  • Insurance can be sometime a dangerous game ! Directed by Daniel JENNY is 16 minutes 50 seconds best director filmed in France, the story of the film about A small town, a rainy evening, in the provinces. A man, David, enters an art gallery. He comes to meet the owner, Paul, whose business is actually a facade allowing him to carry out insurance scams for unscrupulous customers turned down by his accomplice, Florence. But this time, the case proposed by David will not unfold as he had envisioned ....

  • Nemausus Directed by Quentin Uriel is 5 minutes best director filmed in France, the story of the film about Ben just turned 30. He's a shy man, and is in love with his coworker Diane. He's got two main passions in life : Historical reconstitutions with his figurines club, and his job at the Tourism Office in Nîmes, which consists in taking visitors on board across the city. After a sad birthday party, he's about to go home when he runs down a man with his car. Terrified, he approaches the poor man, only to discover that he's facing a Roman named Volesus, who only speaks Latin and has travelled through time to show up in our present days..

  • Home Away From Home Directed by John-William Noble is 1 hour 51 minutes 29 seconds best director filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about A Chinese student travels to Edinburgh to study. She soon encounters many cultural differences and the need to adapt in many situations. However, she begins to explore bigger questions about her very purpose in life which leads her to explore the teachings of the Bible about Jesus Christ..

  • THE HEART OF HADIAH TROMP Directed by Erik de Bruyn is 1 hour 29 minutes best director filmed in Netherlands, the story of the film about Nothing stays the same, when Hadiah, the charismatic, half Jamaican daughter of Dutch navy commander Tromp, joins the navy. A wicked romantic comedy with a skatallite musical twist..

  • Deceit Directed by Nick Theurer & Matthew Roch is 7 minutes 50 seconds best director filmed in United States, the story of the film about Lora has spent the last 3 years of her life searching for answers to who really murdered her sister. A man by the name of Thomas King has spent the last 8 years in prison and still holds to his innocence. After confronting the convicted murder, Lora discovers her departed sister’s diary and finds there was another a man in her sister’s life thus adding another layer to the mystery. A determined and emotionally fueled Lora manages to track down the man she believes truly murdered her sister. She’s determined to bring him to justice and find her sister body, but she may have stumbled into a much bigger problem then she can handle and we learn this disappearance goes a lot deeper then she ever expected..


Nominee Best First Time Director

  • The Eve - Short film 2015 Directed by Luca Machnich is 20 minutes best first time director filmed in United States, the story of the film about Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen..

  • Waterless Directed by Marc I. Daniels is 45 minutes 27 seconds best first time director filmed in United States, the story of the film about A young man becomes afflicted with a disease so rare that there is no record of it anywhere in world history. He is allergic to water. When a special secret research division of the U.S. Government gets wind of this, they aggressively offer to take this man "under their wing" for an indefinite period of time until a cure is found. As he resides comfortably for a number of years in a heavily secured facility with Level 4 visitation privileges, a question soon arises. Are the intentions of the government to help him...or themselves?.

  • Awaken Directed by Emerson EAGP is 2 minutes 50 seconds best first time director filmed in Brazil, the story of the film about By gaining and experiencing donated superpowers from a tree, the adolescent hurts the tree and loses such powers. Desiring to help the tree, he develops his own powers and saves the tree..

  • LIVING ON THE EDGE - DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD Directed by OPENDER CHANANA is 49 minutes best first time director filmed in India, the story of the film about My documentary is startling revelation about the abysmal working conditions in Bollywood which is now laying claim to be global giant and churning out thousands of hours of content. The technicians and workers are deprived of social security and long punishing working hours take their toll on their health. The basic and fundamental safety measures are absent leading to accidents with unfailing regularity. Basic facilities such as clean toilets and hygienically prepared food are not accessible. In nutshell human rights are violated on sets and locations with impunity. Mi documental es una sorprendente revelación sobre las pésimas condiciones de trabajo en Bollywood, que ahora dice ser un gigante global y genera miles de horas de contenido. Los técnicos y los trabajadores están privados de la seguridad social y las largas jornadas laborales que castigan afectan su salud. Las medidas de seguridad básicas y fundamentales están ausentes y conducen a accidentes con una regularidad infalible. No se puede acceder a las instalaciones básicas, como baños limpios y alimentos preparados higiénicamente. En pocas palabras, los derechos humanos se violan en escenarios y lugares con impunidad.


Nominee Best Director of Photography

  • The Eve - Short film 2015 Directed by Luca Machnich is 20 minutes best director of photography filmed in United States, the story of the film about Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen..

  • Nemausus Directed by Quentin Uriel is 5 minutes best director of photography filmed in France, the story of the film about Ben just turned 30. He's a shy man, and is in love with his coworker Diane. He's got two main passions in life : Historical reconstitutions with his figurines club, and his job at the Tourism Office in Nîmes, which consists in taking visitors on board across the city. After a sad birthday party, he's about to go home when he runs down a man with his car. Terrified, he approaches the poor man, only to discover that he's facing a Roman named Volesus, who only speaks Latin and has travelled through time to show up in our present days..


Nominee Best Editor

  • Insurance can be sometime a dangerous game ! Directed by Daniel JENNY is 16 minutes 50 seconds best editor filmed in France, the story of the film about A small town, a rainy evening, in the provinces. A man, David, enters an art gallery. He comes to meet the owner, Paul, whose business is actually a facade allowing him to carry out insurance scams for unscrupulous customers turned down by his accomplice, Florence. But this time, the case proposed by David will not unfold as he had envisioned ....

  • The Eve - Short film 2015 Directed by Luca Machnich is 20 minutes best editor filmed in United States, the story of the film about Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen..

  • Nominee Best Screenplay

  • The shortest are always the best ! Directed by Daniel Jenny is 16 minutes 10 seconds screenplay filmed in France, the story of the film about Film with sketches in the form of three amoral fables with epilogue in which the characters will learn at their expense that it is better to consult or to think before acting..

  • Doors Directed by Paco Arasanz is 12 minutes 47 seconds screenplay filmed in Spain, the story of the film about A man destroyed by his own obsession..

  • I want to see some I.D. ! Directed by Daniel JENNY is 14 minutes 5 seconds screenplay filmed in France, the story of the film about What can one do without a valid ID? Based on true events, the journey of our hero begins when he tries to get back a parcel at the post office, without any valid ID, facing the strict rules of the post office department and ends within the walls of the police precinct, dealing with dirty cops..

  • Lion Directed by Davide Melini is 11 minutes 48 seconds screenplay filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare! "Man's biggest fear has risen again!"..

  • Horizon Directed by Lee Cipolla is 20 minutes screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about When a young Native American man collides paths with an immigrant woman on the outskirts of an isolated reservation, all hope seems lost when he assumes she's dead, but upon awakening, a story of compassion and heartbreak unfolds..

  • Insurance can be sometime a dangerous game ! Directed by Daniel JENNY is 16 minutes 50 seconds screenplay filmed in France, the story of the film about A small town, a rainy evening, in the provinces. A man, David, enters an art gallery. He comes to meet the owner, Paul, whose business is actually a facade allowing him to carry out insurance scams for unscrupulous customers turned down by his accomplice, Florence. But this time, the case proposed by David will not unfold as he had envisioned ....

  • The Eve - Short film 2015 Directed by Luca Machnich is 20 minutes screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen..

© 2018 Golden Earth Film Award

  • w-facebook