Monthly winners

August 2019

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.

BEST ANIMATION

My Moon by Eusong Lee

A relationship between three celestial bodies; a romance between Earth, Moon, and Sun.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

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.

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