Best Director : Kenjo McCurtain ( Automation ) JAPAN
Best Film and ScreenPlay : IIona Elizabeth McCrea ( Dear Kate ) and Producer Matthew Ackland ( Dear Kate ) CANADA
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2017 FILM AWARD NOMINEES
VISIONE (ITALY 11.30MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM , BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST ACTRESS
Sabrina is a young dressmaker who lives in her messy house, surrounded by mannequins, fabrics and old furniture. The messy environment opposes the obsessive tidiness inside her drawers and armchairs. Pierrecat is her pet, with which she shares everything: private life, work, joys, and worries. Madame Dusseux is Sabrina’s costumer, a woman with an imposing shape who breaks into Sabrina’s house too early. Sabrina panics over Madame Dusseux’s unexpected visit in
AUTOMATION ( JAPAN 14.16MIN) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS AND BEST SCREENPLAY
Hiro, a shy, jaded office-worker, purchases a robot maid to keep him company. The robot at first injects some fun and comfort into his lonely existence but soon the lack of a human element only serves to isolate him further.
ROCKETSHED ( UK 3.37 MIN) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM
Eight-year-old Jack and his Dad sit in their ‘Rocketshed’, a garden shed they’ve converted into a rocketship. The countdown timer ticks down. Two minutes. Not long to go now.
ME (UK 6.24 MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM AND BEST ACTOR
A man drifts through his mysterious existence, not really certain of what’s real and what’s a nightmare. An endless string of deaths, usually his own, are further complicated by the appearance of his own corpse.
ME is the latest dark and atmospheric No Budget production from the award winning makers of PORTENT, FIREWORKS and TORN: a SHOCK YOUmentary (featured in DIGITAL FILMMAKER magazine, AIN’T IT COOL NEWS and BLOODY DISGUSTING).
IT GIRL ( UK 6.18 MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM , BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST ACTOR
A chance encounter with a missing girl is the ideal catalyst for young Ian’s quest to become instafamous.
NO GUARANTEE ( UK 5MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM
London 2056 – the city is dying and those living in the smog-clogged ruins live by their wits. Those who can afford to opt out of the desperation upload their consciousnesses to Cloud 9. This is advertised as a one way ticket to virtual heaven – but can the Company who run it really be trusted? Virgil and Mary have different attitudes: she wants to go, he doesn’t. Can she persuade him to ‘ascend’ before he dies from terminal illness?
THE INURING ( UK 9.58 MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM , BEST ACTRESS AND BEST SCREENPLAY
A bullied teenage girl finally confronts her sister to drag their fractured past out into the light.
THE BEAST UNDERNEATH ( SWITZERLAND 13MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM
On the 27th of February 2016, in the city of La Baie, Quebec, the famous fisherman Marc Gagnon discovered a new species of halibut that could reach several meters. Because the man is always looking for controlling the nature. How far his megalomania is going to take him?
PILLOW ( UK 22MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM , BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST SCREENPLAY
Alison’s disability is getting in the way of her dreams, or is it? PILLOW is a unique film which skips genre from Comedy to Drama to Horror to Romance!
DEAR KATE ( CANADA 14 MIN ) NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR , BEST ACTOR , BEST ACTRESS AND BEST SCREENPLAY
Lorna’s attempt to reach out to her estranged daughter reveals some stark truths, in this drama about a retired vocalist who finds comfort and companionship through memories.