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

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR

UNDOCUMENT
UNDOCUMENT

WINNER Awarded to Kyla Simone Bruce & Amin Bakhshian Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes Release Date: July 1, 2016 Country: United Kingdom, Iran Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: 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.’

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

BEST DIRECTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 40 minutes Release Date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Featurette Film, Experimental Description: 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.

POINT OF VIEW
POINT OF VIEW

BEST DIRECTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes Release Date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Feature Film, Experimental, Comedy Description: 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.

THE LAST 2 DAYS
THE LAST 2 DAYS

BEST DIRECTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Dimitris Georgiev Runtime: 25 minutes Release Date: April 6, 2017 Country: Bulgaria Category: Short Film, Thriller Description: The story follows the last two days of a wealthy, Bulgarian family.

THE ALLEY CAT
THE ALLEY CAT

BEST DIRECTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Marie Ullrich Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes Release Date: August 6, 2014 Country: United States Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: 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.

Zoe
Zoe

BEST DIRECTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Antoni Nykowski Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release Date: January 30, 2017 Country: Poland, United States Category: Short Film, Drama Description: 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.

Where Horses Go To Die
Where Horses Go To Die

BEST DIRECTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Antony Hickling Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes Release Date: July 28, 2016 Country: France Category: Feature Film, Experimental Description: Daniel is an artist who has lost his desire to paint. An unexpected meeting with three «working girls » one evening marks the beginning of a surreal adventure.

WINNER

BEST ACTOR

Consolation
Consolation

WINNER Awarded to Paweł Podlejski Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes Release Date: October 31, 2016 Country: Poland Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: Patryk spent over 20 years in Germany and has recently come back to Silesia - his homeland. He used to dream big, but now he teaches German to pay his bills. Paulina is young and all she wants is to go there – to Germany.

Where Horses Go To Die
Where Horses Go To Die

BEST ACTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Jean-Christophe Bouvet Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes Release Date: July 28, 2016 Country: France Category: Feature Film, Experimental Description: 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.

This Modern Man is Beat
This Modern Man is Beat

BEST ACTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Jordi Vilasuso Runtime: 17 minutes 12 seconds Release Date: December 1, 2015 Country: United States Category: Short Film, Thriller Description: In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.

Abu Adnan
Abu Adnan

BEST ACTOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Jihad Assi Runtime: 25 minutes 15 seconds Release Date: February 28, 2017 Country: Denmark Category: Student Film, Short Film, Drama Description: 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.

WINNER

BEST ACTRESS

THE ALLEY CAT
THE ALLEY CAT

WINNER Awarded to Jenny Strubin Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes Release Date: August 6, 2014 Country: United States Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: 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.

Sweet Maddie Stone
Sweet Maddie Stone

BEST ACTRESS - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Jessica Barden Runtime: 23 minutes 41 seconds Release Date: January 23, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Student Film, Short Film, Drama Description: 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.

UNDOCUMENT
UNDOCUMENT

BEST ACTRESS - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Maryam Davari Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes Release Date: July 1, 2016 Country: Iran, United Kingdom Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: 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.’

SUBTERRANEAN LOVE (ILEANA & PAUL)
SUBTERRANEAN LOVE (ILEANA & PAUL)

BEST ACTRESS - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Mihaela Mihut Runtime: 19 minutes 22 seconds Release Date: November 14, 2016 Country: United States Category: Short Film, Drama Description: Follow-up to previous Subterranean Love. Older man (60s) and younger woman (40s) have platonic dates. He wants more. He's divorced, she has troubled past, problems in relationships. Events bring them together, but doesn't turn out what they expect.

consolation
consolation

BEST ACTRESS - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Aleksandra Grącka Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes Release Date: October 31, 2016 Country: Poland Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: Patryk spent over 20 years in Germany and has recently come back to Silesia - his homeland. He used to dream big, but now he teaches German to pay his bills.

WINNER

BEST SCREENPLAY

UNDOCUMENT
UNDOCUMENT

WINNER Awarded to Kyla Simone Bruce & Amin Bakhshian Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes Release Date: July 1, 2016 Country: Iran, United Kingdom Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: 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.’

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

BEST SCREENPLAY - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Stefana Brancastle & Simon Daniels Runtime: 40 minutes Release Date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Featurette Film, Experimental Description: 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.

POINT OF VIEW
POINT OF VIEW

BEST SCREENPLAY - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes Release Date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Feature Film, Experimental Description: 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.

New Neighbors
New Neighbors

BEST SCREENPLAY - RUNNER-UP Awarded to E.G. Bailey Runtime: 9 minutes 25 seconds Release Date: January 20, 2017 Country: United States Category: Short Film, Drama Description: A story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood, and because of all the killings and assaults on Black lives she is determined to keep her family safe.

Fever
Fever

BEST SCREENPLAY - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Celine Held & Logan George Runtime: 9 minutes 31 seconds Release Date: October 1, 2016 Country: Japan, Nepal, Oman, United States Category: Short Film, Drama Description: Four young people unknowingly walk toward a moment in their lives when a fever overtakes them, bringing out their most basic instincts.

WINNER

BEST EDITOR

POINT OF VIEW
POINT OF VIEW

WINNER Awarded to Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes Release Date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Feature Film, Experimental Description: 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.

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

BEST EDITOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 40 minutes Release Date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Featurette Film, Experimental Description: 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.

Mariela
Mariela

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

Fever
Fever

BEST EDITOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Logan George Runtime: 9 minutes 31 seconds Release Date: October 1, 2016 Country: Japan, Nepal, Oman, United States Category: Short Film, Drama Description: Four young people unknowingly walk toward a moment in their lives when a fever overtakes them, bringing out their most basic instincts.

Sweet Maddie Stone
Sweet Maddie Stone

BEST EDITOR - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Meredith Mantik Runtime: 23 minutes 41 seconds Release Date: January 23, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Short Film, Student Film, Drama Description: 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 CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

WINNER Awarded to Laurence Blyth Runtime: 40 minutes Release Date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Featurette Film, Experimental Description: 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.

Zoe
Zoe

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - RUNNER-UP Awarded to Michał Dąbal Runtime: 27 minutes 30 seconds Release Date: January 30, 2017 Country: Poland, USA Category: Short Film, Drama Description: 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.

Mariela
Mariela

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

Beast
Beast

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - RUNNER-UP Directed by Christopher Sferrazza Runtime: 19 minutes 53 seconds Release Date: December 16, 2016 Country: Australia Category: Short Film, Noir, Drama Description: In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic.

Heimlich
Heimlich

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - RUNNER-UP Directed by Kostas Bakouris Runtime: 19 minutes 17 seconds Release Date: May 31, 2017 Country: Greece Category: Short Film, Drama Description: Heimlich is homely. Paris lives in an unhomely home. Serena wants a home, in a place you wouldn’t exactly call Paris. They drink. They talk. They merge. In water, beer and memory. A frog leaps. Strange. Stranger. Unhomely. Unheimlich. Stranger than home.

WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

WINNER Awarded to Simon Daniels Runtime: 40 minutes Release Date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Featurette Film, Experimental Description: 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.

Heimlich
Heimlich

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - RUNNER-UP Directed by Kostas Bakouris Runtime: 19 minutes 17 seconds Release Date: May 31, 2017 Country: Greece Category: Short Film, Drama Description: Heimlich is homely. Paris lives in an unhomely home. Serena wants a home, in a place you wouldn’t exactly call Paris. They drink. They talk. They merge. In water, beer and memory. A frog leaps. Strange. Stranger. Unhomely. Unheimlich. Stranger than home.

A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - RUNNER-UP Directed by Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release Date: January 26, 2017 Country: France Category: Short Film, Drama Description: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

THE ALLEY CAT
THE ALLEY CAT

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - RUNNER-UP Directed by Marie Ullrich Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes Release Date: August 6, 2014 Country: United States Category: Feature Film, Drama Description: 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.

WINNER