Golden Earth Film Award Nominees of November 2018.

First Edition of Golden Earth Film Award's held in November 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

  • Tragic Consequence Directed by Joseph Villapaz is 21 minutes 46 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about An elite assassin from The Magnate is sent on a mission to capture a hostile alien gathering intelligence on Earth..


  • Puzzle Directed by Barbara Toschi is 14 minutes 58 seconds short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about Alice, an unstable twenty-something, finds herself dealing with the difficulties in her life. On the verge of suicide, she decides to see a psychologist but contrary to what she expected, the therapy sessions turn out to be a dark play of manipulation forcing her to face her demons head-on..


  • written by? Directed by Kankana Chakraborty is 15 minutes 30 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about Story of two writers... two generations. Kamalesh Roy, a writer who has seen his golden days, but has not written anything in the last 10 years. Natasha Sen, an young writer who interns for Kamalesh Roy. The Film takes place on a rainy evening in a span of an hour and a half ( 7:30-9:00 pm). It mainly deals with the question: Who can claim the right to a story? The 'one who experiences it' or 'the one who writes it down?'.


  • Harmless Directed by Vishesh Mankal is 19 minutes 21 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about A boy down on his luck. A girl looking for thrills. A plot is hatched. A kidnapping is staged. As far as crimes go, this one seems harmless. But, as with all things, there is a price to pay. A hefty price. “Harmless” begins as a crime-thriller and develops into a dramatic adventure with a little bit of romance thrown in. It can be seen as a mix between “Bonnie and Clyde” and “It Happened One Night”. Made on a tight budget and without financial backing, “Harmless” is a polished, fast-paced thrill-ride from start to finish..


  • The Edison Affair Directed by Lynnette Morley is 45 minutes short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about The Edison Affair tells the story of James Edison's rise and fall as the Hotel Heir to the Edison Hotel Chain, set in the 1940's. The Website link below is a Private Access Link for Festival Organizers only..


  • Proximity Directed by Chris Lewis is 14 minutes 45 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Unsure how to move on after losing both his job and his wife, a man decides to end it all. He almost succeeded, but when the surprise arrival of a mysterious stranger puts his plan on hold, he is forced to examine what makes life worth living..


  • The Telephone Directed by Stuart Wheeldon is 26 minutes 23 seconds short film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about When Richard arrives in a small town, following the receipt of a letter and glassfish sent to his newspaper office, he is unaware of what he is about to become embroiled in. Intrigued by the story of a mysterious disappearance of a young woman Jane. Richard takes a room in the pub, the last place Jane was known to be alive. Awakened one night by an old telephone that seems to ring endlessly and then a chance encounter with the spectral image of a young woman, Richard decides to question the owner. Max an abstract artist denies ever seeing or putting up the woman in question. Richard is told ‘The Telephone’ must be in his imagination. Richard’s instincts tell him there is more to the story. Is the ghostly figure seen late at night, that of Jane? Could the telephone ringing truly just be in his head? If you heard the ringing, would you be prepared to answer what lies at the end of the phone?.


  • Pinky Promise Directed by Tam Sainsbury is 14 minutes 53 seconds short film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Pinky Promise is a story of female love and friendship. Elizabeth is a concert pianist who in the midst of a tour discovers her close childhood friend who she lost contact with is working at a nearby restaurant. After several attempts to reignite the friendship Elizabeth begins to realise that the love may not have been as real as she thought it was. .


  • Emma's World Directed by Matteo Santoro is 1 minute 30 seconds short film filmed in Italy, the story of the film about "Emma (Emma Sturabotti), a 6 years old girl, loves to draw freely. When her teacher (Linda Bori) asks her to draw inside the borders, Emma obeys, and gets an A-plus. At home, her mother (Sabina Rosso) carefully observes the drawing and...".


  • Jawaab La-Jawaab Directed by Parviz Batada is 14 minutes 27 seconds short film filmed in India, the story of the film about A short Film showing the simplicity of Mahatma Gandhi with his sense of humour..


  • Big Trouble In Seattle Directed by David Fowler is 44 minutes 33 seconds short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about La'Marr Watkins is going through Court trials for a robbery that he committed years ago. Before they have enough evidence to convict him, His trusted Lawyer, Geno schemes a plan to find and frame a young woman for the crime..


  • High Intensity Directed by Abigail Loos is 2 minutes short film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Poetic reading set to scenic Long House Reserve sculptures and gardens..


  • Conquer the World Directed by Federico Del Buono is 14 minutes 20 seconds short film filmed in Italy, the story of the film about Giada is living a very deep conflict with herself. In the process of a new theatrical performance, the phantom of a mistake on the stage, made two years before, will undermine her already fragile certainties..


Nominee Best Student Film

  • Sunflower Soup Directed by Marissa A. Martinez is 9 minutes 54 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about A relapsed alcoholic in a post-pandemic world experiences the visions of his late wife and daughter and attempts to pave a lifestyle with whatever seems to be left..


  • 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..


  • One Shot Directed by Jordan-Paige Sudduth is 7 minutes 38 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about It's been a few months since the government has begun placing the kids who survived IAAN, a disease that killed 98% of America's child population, into rehabilitation camps around the country. Sorted into five color classifications- green (enhanced intelligence), blue (telekinesis), yellow (electrokinesis), red (pyrokinesis), and orange (mind control) - the children are locked in, their past lives stripped away from them and replaced by blank walls and harsh routine.Luke, a blue, teams up with his room to put their breakout plan in place after weeks of planning, even despite the potential consequences. The government has underestimated them, and they're about to show the world what a mistake that was. (Project Inspired by Alexandra Bracken's "The Darkest Minds").


  • U.P.P. Directed by kang hui is 3 minutes 10 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about In a galaxy far away, Tom and Jack fly a spaceship between planets delivering interstellar packages. One day, Tom is fixing the outer surface of their spaceship, when suddenly he anxiously tries to get back inside. However, he has been unintentionally locked out of the ship by his partner. He calls for Jack to open the door, but Jack is safely inside enjoying his music..


  • Commotion Directed by Bryan Wynn Sutton is 21 minutes 40 seconds student film filmed in United States , the story of the film about Three characters in search for purpose find themselves tangled up in a night of crazy circumstances..


  • Farce Directed by Paige Irene Bruns is 7 minutes 28 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Tanner, a soon to be Harvard Grad is faced with the impossible task of telling his Father, who graduated from Harvard, that he wants to be a Comedian and not a Lawyer..


Nominee Best LGBT Film

  • DALA Directed by Anthony Newen is 4 minutes 42 seconds LGBT film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Two women, once in love, recount their relationship and what lead to its failure. And something to do with lovebirds..


  • Life's a Drag... Directed by Robin Royce Queree is 7 minutes LGBT film filmed in Australia, the story of the film about Two old drag queens making up for a final show and pondering on life..


Nominee Best Music Video

  • Dance-A-Thon! Directed by Abigail Loos is 10 minutes music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about In outer space, or under the sea. You can have fun, wherever U B! This is an animation of me and my friends going all over the world and even space, just having fun together..


  • Telling U Directed by Langston Williams is 4 minutes 57 seconds music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about A troubled man struggles to follow his moral compass after losing his job..


  • REVERB Directed by Jake Huber is 5 minutes 43 seconds music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about After losing her medication at a card game, an elderly woman escapes a retirement home and goes into a crazy, dream like state with our artist..


  • Euphoria Directed by Jake Huber is 3 minutes 3 seconds music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about Baby Ebony is facing his demons head on as he drives through the city of Indianapolis under the influence of drugs and alcohol.


Nominee Best Web Series

  • The Wicked Imagination of Teenage Kid Directed by Tasha Neal-Harris, Candace Wright is 38 minutes 4 seconds web series filmed in United States, the story of the film about This creepy comedy features J.C., a teenager who has a supernatural trait--he can't eat before he goes to sleep, or his imagination comes to life in a creepy way! But, uh oh! There is a creepy new teacher at school who has a craving for more than apples! Will his imagination come to life and make him the teacher's snack?.


  • Dorien Directed by K.Prada, J.Prada is 20 minutes web series filmed in Spain, the story of the film about Dorien is a young photographer with an overwhelming personality who has a great success taking pictures of celebrities and who's obsessed with not getting older. Marcos is a journalist with a middle age crisis. Faust (his boss) wants Marcos to interview Dorien. Dorien introduces Marcos into a world way different than his, where mysterious murders will change everyone's destiny..


Nominee Best Feature Film

  • The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd Directed by Uwe Schwarzwalder is 1 hour 56 minutes 29 seconds feature film filmed in Switzerland, the story of the film about A businessman and a young woman find each other and discuss a dangerous plan which soon becomes reality..


  • Reliving Marilyn Directed by Morgan Blackbyrne, Shannon Lawson is 1 hour 30 minutes feature film filmed in Canada, the story of the film about A promise that would outlast death. Taking place after her death, in 1962, her friend and make-up artist, Allen "Whitey" Snyder, is called up by the Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio, to keep his promise. Based on a true story. Reliving Marilyn is a ground breaking film because it portrays the true Marilyn - Norma Jeane. Reliving Marilyn is already a hit amongst world renowned authors and Marilyn Monroe experts/bloggers alike, because Reliving Marilyn is NOT based upon the old two-dimensional portrayals of this dear icon. Reliving Marilyn is different...because it tells the truth. “A STELLAR JOB! A WARM AND RESPECTFUL PORTRAYAL. Reliving Marilyn GETS IT RIGHT.” ~ Michelle Morgan, author of “The Girl”, “Before Marilyn”, and “Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed” “Reliving Marilyn RELIES UPON FACT AND HAS HEART. MONROE DESERVES NOTHING LESS.” ~ Gary Vitacco-Robles, author of “ICON The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe V 1&2”, “Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood Hacienda” “NADINE BANVILLE PLAYS NORMA JEANE, NOT MARILYN. PURE GENIUS!” ~ Samantha McLaughlin, host of Marilyn Monroe Radio.


  • There's Always One Directed by George Massimillo is 1 hour 15 minutes 15 seconds feature film filmed in United States, the story of the film about When the girl you've been chasing forever is the key to getting your best friend to the girl of his dreams, why not go along for the ride? After a sexy video message is accidentally sent to the wrong person it sets off an adventure that brings both guys face to face with their dream girls. Can they step up, seize the moment and seal the deal?.


  • VIKAS KI BAHU Directed by DINESH CHOUDHARY is 1 hour 49 minutes feature film filmed in India, the story of the film about A woman's fight against corruption and society.Kiran is a wonderful, decent, disciplined, beautiful and educated girl.Who is married with less educated and general boy Vikas. Kiran starts working from home on the first day of marriage. (While there is a tradition in India that the bride does not work for a few days) This thing seems to be odd to her mother-in-law and husband. Kiran starts cleaning her house and outside with her husband. only then a drunkard is beating his wife in the neighborhood. Kiran goes there and opposes it. And tells him about the law and the rights of women in it. So He fears and never beat his wife. After this,The neighbor using electricity by putting illegal electric coil,She tells him not to do this. And if he still does this, then he tells the necessary law and punishment for it. He brings the village head to,Then Pradhan tells that the whole village is doing this Then Kiran tells Pradhan that you will remove all the illegal coils. Otherwise,she tells law and punishment for it. After this she asks the Pradhan about the development works of the village. Pradhan refuses this,then she takes informations by RTI. Because of which the villagers and her family are in opposition to her. But she does her duty with a great courage. She also opposes the killing of girls. She tells women their rights. Brings out all corruption of the Pradhan. Pradhan hurts, trying to kill Kiran. Then her husband Vikas accompanies him. Then all the villagers understand the thought of Kiran. And all come with her. Those who have hygiene campaign, domestic violence, save girl child and educate them, opposition to liquor, RTI information, corruption in society. And along with this, the duties of an ideal citizen have been told . Finally, the District Magistrate and all the villagers honoured Kiran..


Nominee Best Documentary Film

  • Money is as innocent as the gun Directed by Chris Colling is 42 minutes 45 seconds documentary film filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about following the spoken word in action.


  • ART Directed by Dan Balchen is 5 minutes 45 seconds documentary film filmed in United States, the story of the film about The artwork of Debra Balchen.


  • Big Fish Blues Directed by Leslye Abbey is 1 hour 31 minutes documentary film filmed in United States, the story of the film about Long Island (aka the Big Fish) was home to a blues scene that was one of the most incredible and fantastic musical experiences. From the early 1960’s through the 1990’s, people went to music clubs to hear the blues. Long Island was a home base to many of the top blues musicians who had fans from all over the world. Back in the day, fans would follow them weekly from club to club while their popularity grew worldwide. The Big Fish Blues documentary reveals a genre and a host of incredible performances by these Long Island blues greats, which has never before been experienced by many. Featuring: Little Buster and The Soul Brothers, Bo Diddley, Jr., Sam Taylor, Doug “Harmonica” McLean, Stevie Cochran, Toby Walker, Sandra Taylor with “A Band Called Sam”, Kerry Kearney, Gail Storm, and a host of others. You will also learn about their journeys to success from their personal stories. So sit back, relax, let your hair down, and simply have some fun as you experience the “Blues way of life.”.


Nominee Best Director

  • Max Directed by Mr. Bouhaïk is 17 minutes 50 seconds best director filmed in France, the story of the film about Strange phenomena have occurred following the fire of the Institute of Biomedical Research of the Armies, Max tells us his version of the facts..


  • Sunflower Soup Directed by Marissa A. Martinez is 9 minutes 54 seconds best director filmed in United States, the story of the film about A relapsed alcoholic in a post-pandemic world experiences the visions of his late wife and daughter and attempts to pave a lifestyle with whatever seems to be left..


  • Euphoria Directed by Jake Huber is 3 minutes 3 seconds music video filmed in United States, the story of the film about Baby Ebony is facing his demons head on as he drives through the city of Indianapolis under the influence of drugs and alcohol.


Nominee Best First Time Director

  • Living Idle Directed by Ramana is 15 minutes best first time director filmed in India, the story of the film about Living Idle is a symbolic short film that reflects actions have consequences. This is the story of an artist - a creative sculptor of idols, that puts life and colour into clusters of mud and clay. Ironically, he fails to add colour to his own creation- his world, his family, his child. The narrative revolves around how a creation of the sculptor- an idol of Goddess Durga punishes him (by rendering him indisposed and idle), when he crosses all limits of abuse and shows him a life of yearning. The film concludes with a deep dawn of realisation - of how a single action- takes away from him his ability to be a prolific sculptor- that of clay and stone and that of his child's future. The film is embedded with contrasting symbolism, as aptly reflected in its title, most strongly that of the strength of a woman, of a mother, which is - representative in Goddess Durga's rendition of 'Good over Evil'..


  • Job Life Directed by Roberto I. Ercolalo is 19 minutes 36 seconds best first time director filmed in Argentina, the story of the film about An average employee burdened by depression and loneliness, caused by the job demands of his boss and the eternal routine in which his life is imprisoned. Desperate, he allows himself to dream with an iota of freedom. Trapped to break with oppression and, with it, his existential emptiness. This Argentinian film, narrated between metaphors, is a message. It is the symbol of work oppression and the empty routines that enslave most people in this era.


  • Under your skin Directed by Felice Antignani is 15 minutes 26 seconds best first time director filmed in Italy, the story of the film about Altruism and firmeness of a man in a world on permanent sale.


  • 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..


  • Dual Mania Directed by Joseph Strickland is 1 hour 13 minutes 11 seconds best first time director filmed in United States, the story of the film about A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist...


  • U.P.P. Directed by kang hui is 3 minutes 10 seconds student film filmed in United States, the story of the film about In a galaxy far away, Tom and Jack fly a spaceship between planets delivering interstellar packages. One day, Tom is fixing the outer surface of their spaceship, when suddenly he anxiously tries to get back inside. However, he has been unintentionally locked out of the ship by his partner. He calls for Jack to open the door, but Jack is safely inside enjoying his music..


Nominee Best Director of Photography

  • Song Sotto Voce Directed by Pierre Bessette is 10 minutes 20 seconds best director of photography filmed in France, the story of the film about A young woman wanders the deserted expanses with a rolling suitcase. A father appears on her skin like a tattoo. A journey between two distresses where poetry is the only salvation.


  • Sunflower Soup Directed by Marissa A. Martinez is 9 minutes 54 seconds best director of photography filmed in United States, the story of the film about A relapsed alcoholic in a post-pandemic world experiences the visions of his late wife and daughter and attempts to pave a lifestyle with whatever seems to be left..


Nominee Best Editor

"Not Enough Entries"


Nominee Best Screenplay

  • The Sweet Death Directed by Luca Di Molfetta is 13 minutes 25 seconds best screenplay filmed in Italy, the story of the film about The new young Prime Minister Damiani, very famous and loved footballer, had promised the death penalty law during the election campaign. Now, that all power is in his hands, he has changed his mind mysteriously..


  • The Mortality Game Directed by Ed Vela is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about Three unlikely friends, all terminal patients at the same mid-west hospital, decide to embark on one final "last hurrah" road trip across the country, all the while playing a dangerous game of death cheating one-upmanship..


  • The Hook Directed by Phillip Hardy is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about An adopted teen suffers culture shock when he moves from Chicago to a small town, until he meets a pretty girl who rocks his world and faces a parent he hasn’t seen in fifteen years..


  • SKULL HUNTER Directed by Steven Murphy is best screenplay filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about A detective is close to solving the one case that has driven him throughout his life, that of the serial killer known as The Skull Hunter. His obsession drives his every thought and action, risking relationships with his family, friends and all that he holds dear to himself, blurring the lines between obsession, his very existence and exposing repressed nightmares that force him to question his sanity as he spirals into a vortex of self destruction to achieve what he believes is his goal..


  • MY SAVIOUR Directed by Steven Murphy is 1 hour 33 minutes best screenplay filmed in United Kingdom, the story of the film about MONICA is a lost and broken woman, whom, after a series of setbacks, feels that her world has been turned upside down. After a brutal attack by a local gang she feels she has nothing left and wishes for somebody to come and save her from her unhappy life. A MAN appears from nowhere and protects MONICA from another attack at the hands of the gang. They form a deep and powerful bond as they embark on a passionate affair. As her confidence is restored, MONICA then begins to question The MAN'S past. During her investigation, she is forced to confront truths about her own existence; truths that she never thought existed. But as events spiral out of control through a hellish nightmare she realises that devastating consequences may be waiting for her and her SAVIOUR..


  • The Life Gamble 2 Directed by Peter Janov is best screenplay filmed in United States, the story of the film about While living a normal life an insurance broker realizes he was set up from the early beginning when he came into America. Now, he needs to fight to save his and his clients lives..


  • Team Teenettes Directed by Brian Morelan, Bianca Poroliseanu is 25 minutes best screenplay filmed in Canada, the story of the film about Balancing regular battles against a giant robot and a mad scientist with high school life leaves supercharged teen hero Kaylee questioning the predictability of her team’s missions..



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