BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
The Astronauts’ Bodies by Alisa Berger
When his two mature children Anton (19) and Linda(19) start leaving the house, as they just have graduated from school, father Michael(55) stops taking care of his body as a protest. His son Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-travelling, while his sister Linda is in search of her first love and is drawn to a young man, who seems to have similar problems like her father.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Afghan Cycles by Sarah Menzies
What lengths would you go to in order to ride a bicycle? Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights – human rights – and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite infrastructure, and despite death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
Cheer Up Baby by Adinah Dancyger
A young woman who has been sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Tungrus by Rishi Chandna
Tungrus is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household. What was once a home like a million others in the city, turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with, much to the exasperation of his family.
My Moon by Eusong Lee
A relationship between three celestial bodies; a romance between Earth, Moon, and Sun.
The Divine Way by Ilaria Di Carlo
Loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Divine Way takes the viewer into the protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases. As the woman journey deeper, the staircases transform and she is trapped and pulled into their dangerous landscape.
BEST STUDENT FILM
Tight Spot by Kevin Haefelin
Shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Feel Like Home by Joseph Robert Redl
A Young Man attempts to break free from his oppressive life.