FOR FILMS IN CHARGE OF CHANGE
FALL '17
WINNERS & NOMINEES

CATEGORY AWARDS

BFA AMBASSAD'OR AWARD

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

WINNER Directed by Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 40 minutes Release Date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Featurette Film, Experimental Synopsis: An original, French period romantic comedy set in Paris, the film tells the tale of the fateful meeting between two destined lovers: Pierre & Camille. Born to two famous rival Master Clockmakers, their love is forbidden by a painful past.

WINNER

BEST FEATURE FILM

UNDOCUMENT
UNDOCUMENT

WINNER Directed by Kyla Simone Bruce Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes Release Date: July 1, 2016 Country: United Kingdom, Iran Category: Feature Film, Drama Synopsis: UNDOCUMENT is an episodic feature, following 4 stories of longing & love, immigration & identity. The vision of an Iranian and a European director, dealing with the complex theme of illegal immigration or ‘undocumented migrants.’ Each story is set at a different stage of the migrants’ journey, in three different countries.

THE ALLEY CAT
THE ALLEY CAT

RUNNER-UP Directed by Marie Ullrich Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes Release Date: August 6, 2014 Country: United States Category: Feature Film, Drama Synopsis: A road movie on a bike that takes place over one night, Jasper leaves an underground bike messenger race and goes on a physical and spiritual journey, through Chicago’s nighttime streets, to an emotion-filled destination.

Where Horses Go To Die
Where Horses Go To Die

RUNNER-UP Directed by Antony Hickling Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes Release Date: July 28, 2016 Country: France Category: Feature Film, Experimental Synopsis: Daniel is an artist who has lost his desire to paint. An unexpected meetng with three «working girls » one evening marks the beginning of a surreal adventure. Later that night, the wildest dreams and the worst nightmares of his three new muses unravel in his imagination.

POINT OF VIEW
POINT OF VIEW

RUNNER-UP Directed by Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 56 seconds Release Date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Feature Film, Experimental Synopsis: Karl Krämer is a middle class retired person who has been living with his wife Maria in the countryside of northern Germany for many years. Maria formally was a well-known singer, who, in the peak of her career, fell seriously ill and then unluckily lost her voice.

WINNER

BEST FEATURETTE FILM

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

WINNER Directed by Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 40 minutes Release Date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Featurette Film, Experimental Synopsis: An original, French period romantic comedy set in Paris, the film tells the tale of the fateful meeting between two destined lovers: Pierre & Camille. Born to two famous rival Master Clockmakers, their love is forbidden by a painful past.

Torments of Love
Torments of Love

RUNNER-UP Directed by Caroline Jules Runtime: 53 minutes 47 seconds Release Date: May 29, 2017 Country: France, Guadeloupe Category: Featurette Film, Drama Synopsis: A film from Guadeloupe based on hidden love and untold feelings between two sisters in their thirties and their father.

Could there be me and no one
Could there be me and no one

RUNNER-UP Directed by Nele Jeromin Runtime: 60 minutes Release Date: May 8, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Featurette Film, Documentary Synopsis: -

WINNER

BEST SHORT FILM

Zoe
Zoe

WINNER Directed by Antoni Nykowski Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release Date: January 30, 2017 Country: Poland, United States Category: Short Film, Drama Synopsis: Stolen pay. Sexual harassment.Months without a paycheck. Outrageous fees and expenses that eat away at earnings. And no one to turn to for help. Zoe is a story about 18 years model, being exposed to white rape and sexual abuse situation since she was 15.

Sweet Maddie Stone
Sweet Maddie Stone

RUNNER-UP Directed by Brady Hood Runtime: 23 minutes 41 seconds Release Date: January 23, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Student Film, Short, Drama Synopsis: 15-year-old Maddie Stone rules her school yard under the protection of her family name. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard. The more Maddie fights, the more her world spirals out of control.

Mariela
Mariela

RUNNER-UP Directed by Victoria Romero Runtime: 9 minutes 29 seconds Release Date: April 26, 2017 Country: Argentina Category: Student Film, Short, Drama Synopsis: A girl remembers the tragic story of the woman that was her nanny.

WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Could there be me and no one
Could there be me and no one

WINNER Directed by Nele Jeromin Runtime: 60 minutes Release Date: May 8, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Featurette Film, Documentary Synopsis: -

Like Shishmaref
Like Shishmaref

RUNNER-UP Directed by Marek Ranis Runtime: 16 minutes Release Date: April 30, 2016 Country: United States Category: Short Film, Documentary Synopsis: The disappearing barrier islands and increasingly ephemeral coastal lines are not anymore just one the first signals of changing environment . We are already in post climate change, it is not any more the search for recognition of the inevitable.

Amy
Amy

RUNNER-UP Directed by Jo Kidby Runtime: 3 minutes 13 seconds Release Date: August 1, 2017 Country: United Kingdom Category: Web-Short, Documentary Synopsis: A short film with England Rugby and Team GB's Amy Wilson Hardy.

WINNER

BEST ANIMATION

Delicatessen
Delicatessen

WINNER Directed by Fenglin Chen Runtime: 4 minutes 40 seconds Release Date: May 4, 2017 Country: Macao, USA Category: Animation, Experimental, Student Film Synopsis: A romantic relationship blossoms between a man and a woman when they first meet in a delicatessen. Their desires get projected onto the food, turning them alive, into uncanny mutated composite of limbs and organs.

The Moment
The Moment

RUNNER-UP Directed by Karis Seungyoun Oh Runtime: 2 minutes 29 seconds Release Date: May 1, 2016 Country: United States Category: Animation, Student Film Synopsis: The Moment is a story about an artist who learns about the importance of the things unseen as she gets to draw a stranger’s portrait.

Futur Sauvage
Futur Sauvage

RUNNER-UP Directed by Jonathan Djob Nkondo Runtime: 7 minutes Release Date: December 29, 2016 Country: France Category: Short Film, Animation Synopsis: Some villagers encounter a giant mysterious creature.

Hanging
Hanging

RUNNER-UP Directed by Nick LeDonne Runtime: 5 minutes 40 seconds Release Date: May 2, 2016 Country: United States Category: Short Film, Animation Synopsis: An abstracted animated documentary based off of Nick LeDonne's personal struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts after a near attempted hanging in November 2014. His feelings of depression are personified through a dark luring fog and a loving mother desperately trying to keep her son alive.

WINNER

BEST STUDENT FILM

Something More Banal
Something More Banal

WINNER Directed by Shalini Adnani Runtime: 10 minutes Release Date: November 15, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Student Film, Drama Synopsis: In an unusual working morning, people sit and wait, contemplating life, and the dead man hanging in front of them in a Mexican factory.

WHAT IF
WHAT IF

RUNNER-UP Directed by Linda Gasser Runtime: 16 minutes 20 seconds Release Date: February 1, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Student Film, Sci-FI, Drama Synopsis: It’s the year 2184 and big data is omnipresent. A sophisticated system has been developed to analyze people. Perfect partner recommendations have become the norm. But Achille wants to find a partner by himself.

PORRIDGE
PORRIDGE

RUNNER-UP Directed by Gabriel McArtney Runtime: 9 minutes 55 seconds Release Date: October 21, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Student Film, Comedy Synopsis: A kooky mother helps her son with a plot to exact revenge on his school bullies.

Mariela
Mariela

RUNNER-UP Directed by Victoria Romero Runtime: 9 minutes 29 seconds Release Date: April 26, 2017 Country: Argentina Category: Student Film, Drama Synopsis: A girl remembers the tragic story of the woman that was her nanny.

Abu Adnan
Abu Adnan

RUNNER-UP Directed by Sylvia Le Fanu Runtime: 25 minutes 15 seconds Release Date: February 28, 2017 Country: Denmark Category: Student Film, Drama Synopsis: Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan.

Sweet Maddie Stone
Sweet Maddie Stone

RUNNER-UP Directed by Brady Hood Runtime: 23 minutes 41 seconds Release Date: January 23, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Student Film, Drama Synopsis: 15-year-old Maddie Stone rules her school yard under the protection of her family name. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard.

WINNER

BEST WEB-SHORT

Hooked
Hooked

WINNER Directed by Luca Vecchi Runtime: 9 minutes 17 seconds Release Date: November 17, 2016 Country: Italy Category: Web-Short, Experimental Synopsis: In a closed system that totally lacks information, external circumstances can influence our judgement. A sloppy dressed girls shivers and drools convulsively on the edge of a highway.

The12Project
The12Project

RUNNER-UP Directed by Hadi Moussally Runtime: 12 minutes Release Date: February 10, 2016 Country: France Category: Web-Short, Experimental Synopsis: 12 Months, 12 Films, 12 Editorials, 12 Fashion Designers, 12 Models & 12 Themes A story BORN of the rejection of the NARCISSUS nature of modern film. Within our chapters LIVE questions.

Lights Out!!!
Lights Out!!!

RUNNER-UP Directed by Sean Wirz Runtime: 4 minutes 59 seconds Release Date: November 30, 2016 Country: Switzerland Category: Web-Short, Comedy, Horror Synopsis: A hung over morning in an all-male household. Johnny wakes up to a filthy mess. Nothing out of the ordinary, except his roommate Freddy left all the lights on – again! Enough is enough. Johnny decides to bring some order into chaos but quickly realizes he should have cut his finger-wagging short.

WINNER

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

BEST TRAILER

Nostalgic Love
Nostalgic Love

WINNER Directed by Joscha Bongard Runtime: 6 minutes 59 seconds Release Date: February 7, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Music Video Synopsis: „Love“ and pulsing intimacy at an older age is more or less a no-go subject - while sexualization of society is omnipresent. In „Nostalgic Love“ we follow a young but old deep love through it’s modern, almost teeny problems.

Lana MacIver - Yeah, Anything
Lana MacIver - Yeah, Anything

RUNNER-UP Directed by Lana MacIver Runtime: 2 minutes 48 seconds Country: United Kingdom Category: Music Video Description: 'Yeah, Anything' is a music video written and directed by singer/songwriter Lana MacIver. The video is shot entirely on super8 film and was filmed on location in the heart of Brick Lane. The video explores the rules of attraction through the means of dance and movement. Choreographed by Enya Belak and starring Kiraly Saint Claire.

Albert - The most exciting thing
Albert - The most exciting thing

RUNNER-UP Directed by Eva Münnich Runtime: 3 minutes 33 seconds Release Date: May 27, 2016 Country: Germany Category: Music Video Description: Music video science-fiction adventure set in victorian times. Alien slime transforms people into monsters and there´s a space whale.

Fires
Fires

RUNNER-UP Directed by Natalie Erika James & Benjamin Morgan Runtime: 3 minutes 29 seconds Release Date: March 2, 2017 Country: Australia Category: Music Video Description: Consumed by a virtual reality set in a reimagined 1950s, a player’s longing for motherhood transcends the rules of the game.

Eskmo - Feed Fire
Eskmo - Feed Fire

RUNNER-UP Directed by Filip Zaluska Runtime: 3 minutes 47 seconds Release Date: August 24, 2017 Country: Poland Category: Music Video Description: -

Frightened Rabbit - 'Get Out'
Frightened Rabbit - 'Get Out'

RUNNER-UP Directed by Greg Davenport Runtime: 3 minutes 21 seconds Release Date: March 2, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Music Video Description: A visceral and sensual film set against the imposing backdrop of Kyiv's brutalist architecture, juxtaposing the rebellious spirit of young love against the monoliths of a bygone age.

WINNER
On the Bridge of Death and Life
On the Bridge of Death and Life

WINNER Directed by Lola-Jia Liu Runtime: 2 minutes 58 seconds Release Date: October 30, 2016 Country: Germany Category: Trailer, Documentary Description: Every year many thousands of people visit the mighty Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Every year dozens of them have no intention of leaving the bridge alive. But there is one person determined not to see them plummet to their deaths: Chen Si.

POINT OF VIEW
POINT OF VIEW

RUNNER-UP Directed by Otwin Biernat Runtime: 1 minutes 28 seconds Release Date: June 8, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Trailer, Experimental Description: -

KCLOC
KCLOC

RUNNER-UP Directed by Ninaad Kulkarni Runtime: 2 minutes 50 seconds Release Date: May 1, 2017 Country: India, United States Category: Trailer, Animation Description: KCLOC is a 3D animated documentary on people’s perceptions of time. A selection of brief interviews provide the voices for ten meticulously designed CGI clock characters, in a variety of real-world settings, as they respond to a single question: “What does time mean to you?”

WINNER