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ESCAPE [Short/TV]

Winner - TV

 

In a riverside town in China, after a crime happened, a desperate couple begins to flee. But their romantic escape dream is finally broken.

 

  • Project Title (Original Language):

  • 下游

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Crime, Drama, Art film

  • Runtime:

  • 24 minutes 21 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • January 5, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 20,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • China

  • Country of Filming:

  • China

  • Language:

  • Chinese

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

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Director - Yefeng Baron Wang

Yefeng(Baron) Wang, 23 years old, a director and a cinematographer.

He is the director of photography of the 13-minute short film Return to Hometown. Return to Hometown wins the 2017 Shanghai Film Academy Xie Jin Cup Competition Best New Artist Award and the third prize of the 2018 Shanghai Cine Next Film Festival. It also got into the selection of The 25th Beijing College Student Film Festival, the 19th College Student Original Film Festival, and The 2nd We Love Cross-Strait Youth Short Film Contest.

Baron is also the director of photography of the 27 minutes short The Familiar Stranger which got into the selection of 19th Beijing Vision Youth Awards Film Festival and the 19th Macau International Film Festival.

Baron is currently a film student at Shanghai Film Academy Shanghai University.

"The Last Summer"

Winner - Short

In Nazi Germany, the young, closeted Ben fears for his own safety as he learns that the world he lives in is about to become even more dangerous for him and his openly gay best friend.

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  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Historical, lgbt, drama

  • Runtime:

  • 7 minutes 40 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • April 29, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 400 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • German

  • Shooting Format:

  • RED

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - William Stead

William Stead was born in the North of England. When his family decided they wanted to see the sun, they moved him to Florida when he was 9 where he chose to stay indoors and watch movies. William especially took an interest in history and yearns to explore many untold stories that exist from the past. He’s a writer/director who enjoys acting and long discussions about the 1970s

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"IVAR-IN THE SHADOW OF THE APOCALYPSE" [Unfinished-Feature]

Winner Unfinished Feature

 

The novel story deals with the catastrophe generated by a Coronavirus.
Despite the tentatives of survival made by loads of people who desperately fought against it, some other human beings made mistakes which others ignored.
All of this lead to a total destruction of the country the story is plot in, as the majority of its people were infected; furthermore Ignalina nuclear powerplant hadn’t properly been maintained and this resulted in a tragically catastrophic event.
The ongoing infection in question, by the end of the story has wiped out half of Europe and countries are toxicated, so much that many questions arose about the future of Eastern Europe.

As a consequence of the policy adopted by all other countries which closed their borders to the infected territory, and trapped the remaining survivors inside of it, the eventual fate of Eastern Europe is now clear.
And to make matters worse, the surviving people are obliged to constantly move from place to place, because of the danger caused by the fact radiations are still roaming around and could hit them in every moment.

This is what happens to our main character, Ivar, who suddenly gets hit by a terrible radiation that makes him fall fainting to the ground while, in the distance, a red figure emerging from the gloom of the forest seems to be the signification of the cruelty of the territory he was in.

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  • Film Type:

    Experimental, Short, Student

  • Genres:

    Drama, Horror, Post-apocalyptic

  • Runtime:

    4 minutes 18 seconds

  • Completion Date:

    March 25, 2020

  • Production Budget:

    0 EUR

  • Country of Origin:

    Lithuania

  • Country of Filming:

    Lithuania

  • Film Language:

    English

  • Shooting Format:

    XAVC S HD

  • Aspect Ratio:

    16:9

  • Film Color:

    Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

    Yes

  • Student Project:

    Yes

Director - Mindaugas Strelkauskis

International Marketing management student in Denmark, in love with photography and filmmaking. Currently in Lithuania, looking for ways to improve filmmaking skills.

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"Abey Ye Toh Kuch Bhi Nahi Hai (Tall Tales)"

A school boy shares a story with his classmates. Things start to escalate when his friends start making changes in the story that is already too extraordinary to be true.

 

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  • Project Title (Original Language):

  • अबे ये तो कुछ भी नहीं है

  • Project Type:

  • Short

  • Genres:

  • Comedy, Crime, Action, Thriller

  • Runtime:

  • 8 minutes 20 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • November 14, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 86 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • India

  • Country of Filming:

  • India

  • Language:

  • English, Hindi

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Ajay Singh Yadav

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"Mgnienie"

In the twinkling of an eye...

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  • Project Type:

  • Feature, Student, Short

  • Genres:

  • Romance, Drama, Student, Black&White, Etiuda

  • Runtime:

  • 6 minutes 30 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • December 14, 2018

  • Production Budget:

  • 1,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • Poland

  • Country of Filming:

  • Poland

  • Language:

  • Polish

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2:39

  • Film Color:

  • Black & White

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Dominik Langwerski, Aleksandra Maciejczyk

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"Ubodło"

Hurt

Watch Full Movie Below

 

  • Project Type:

  • Experimental, Feature, Student, Short

  • Genres:

  • Drama

  • Runtime:

  • 5 minutes 48 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • December 15, 2018

  • Production Budget:

  • 600 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • Poland

  • Country of Filming:

  • Poland

  • Language:

  • Polish

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital/Film Kodak 5222

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 1:85

  • Film Color:

  • Black & White

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Dominik Langwerski, Anna Morawiec

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"Viola"

2nd Runner Up - Short

 

Inspired by true events that took place in the rural town of White Plains, Alabama, Viola tells the story of Viola Hyatt, a farmer's daughter who takes matters into her own hands after she is raped by two brothers who work on her father's farm.

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  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Runtime:

  • 12 minutes 32 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • August 3, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 5,586 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • RED

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 1.85:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Ellen Marmol

Born in the melting pot that is Miami, Florida, Ellen Marmol has always been surrounded by a multitude of cultures, opening her horizons to new experiences and stories. As a first-generation American she feels it's important to connect with not only her Brazilian roots but to expand her knowledge world-wide. As a filmmaker Ellen hopes to create stories that celebrate diversity and ultimately remind us of our shared human experience.

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"Protectors of Life"

New recruit Jacob Webb and a US Army Special Forces team investigates a lost satellite signal. An alien encounter was not in the mission briefing.

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  • Project Type:

  • Short

  • Runtime:

  • 11 minutes 57 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • August 1, 2019

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Red Helium 8K

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 1:85:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Jameel Karim

 

Born in Chicago, Jameel's art foundation began at the age of seven. Jameel became involved with various performing arts such as dance, music and poetry. His exploration of the world of filmmaking took off in college, where he met students and professors of great, unique talents. Jameel is a recent graduate student from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts.

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"Collapse"

A writer struggles to cope with the trauma and stresses of a loved one who has passed.

*This film was made in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Runtime:

  • 11 minutes 56 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • March 25, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 0 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Phillip Lehn

Phillip Lehn is a film producer, director, writer, actor, and editor. He is native to North Carolina and has recently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. His credits include the award-winning films, such as the feature "The Sessions" as well as various shorts like "Dark Corners of Your Mind," "Carver," "End of the Road," and much more.

"#LIKE4LIKE"

Timur is a blogger obsessed with popularity. In order to increase the number of his followers, he makes decisions which affect his fate.

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  • Project Title (Original Language):

  • #LIKE4LIKE

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Runtime:

  • 9 minutes 20 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • February 1, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 1,500 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • Ukraine

  • Country of Filming:

  • Ukraine

  • Language:

  • Ukrainian

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2.35:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Serhiy Mysak

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"These Kite-Like Dreams"

Runner Up - TV

A small town boy comes to the city of Mumbai in order to pursue his dreams of being an actor. Hardworking and passionate to his job still his bad luck gets him kicked out of a gig of working as a junior artist; yet his dreams are not broken and creates a sense of motivation among all in the end.

  • Project Title (Original Language):

  • Yeh Khwaab Patang Se

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Drama, Comedy

  • Runtime:

  • 23 minutes 36 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • January 18, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 5,335 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • India

  • Country of Filming:

  • India

  • Language:

  • Hindi

  • Shooting Format:

  • RED, Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2:35:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Aditya Vikram Chawla

Life has been beautiful whatever it has been, but the chase for our dreams is what makes it worthwhile. Filmmaking is more than a profession, job or a duty. Rather, I believe it is my purpose in life. Many people spend all their moments figuring out what they wish to do or become. Finding my purpose motivates me to make the most out of every moment. To these never ending dreams and memories to make I will shoot until the almighty calls ‘CUT’!

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"Trains"

Alex, a young man who just got out of college, sees his ex love on the train which triggers some memories and emotions.

 

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Drama, Romance, LGBTQ+

  • Runtime:

  • 6 minutes

  • Completion Date:

  • March 15, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 250 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

  • Yes

Watch Full Movie Here

Director - Nina Maravic

"Here Lies Lauren"

Alex attends his abusive mother's funeral to read a eulogy that fully encapsulates their negative relationship but must question his morals when he learns how she has changed over the six years that they'd been separated.

 

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  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Runtime:

  • 13 minutes 45 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • March 8, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 1,500 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Jonathan Rome

Jonathan Rome was born in Weiser, Idaho on February 14, 2000, growing up in Salinas, CA. He began filmmaking at the age of 12 creating short films and skits with various friends and participating in film festivals across America. Through his numerous student shorts and his first feature, "The Hunt and Hunted" (2018), Rome has developed his style and craft which he now is applying to the projects he is creating in Los Angeles, CA. Rome's on-set talent spans from the Grip department to the Director's chair, giving him apt knowledge of his craft mixed with his ongoing journey to quench his passion for filmmaking and storytelling.

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"Get Gone"

When a woman who has decided to leave her controlling relationship is confronted by her partner, she is forced to reconsider her decision and reckon with her divergent emotions. Will she cut loose or endure?

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Drama

  • Runtime:

  • 8 minutes 37 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • May 31, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 1,288 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2:35:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Tara Sheffer

 

Tara Sheffer is a Southern filmmaker from Little Rock, Arkansas, living in New York City. She is committed to telling under represented stories with strong and complicated women with agency. She has worked as an associate producer of development pitching unscripted shows, a true crime researcher, Scott Rudin’s assistant, and most recently and fondly as company coordinator at the Department of Motion Pictures, formally known as Court 13. There coordinated on Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Monsters and Men, The Ross Brother’s Contemporary Color, and most recently Benh Zeitlin’s Wendy. Tara is now a MFA candidate at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film & Television Graduate Film.

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"The Marionette"

A talented young girl, Marie, lives with an overbearing stage grandmother, Mary, who conducts Marie like her own marionette. One day, Marie has an audition that changes her life. Marie must now choose between continuously being pushed around and learning to stand up for herself.

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Children, Women, Drama

  • Runtime:

  • 6 minutes 27 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • August 1, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 396 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • RED Helium

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Juhyun Jane Jeong

Annyeonghaseyo! Let's start with the basics of saying "hello" in Korean. Juhyun Jane Jeong is a Korean-born filmmaker who moved to the U.S. when she was young. Growing up struggling between her identities as a Korean and as an American, she pursued a major in college that could help her tell stories she wants to portray, which led her to come to the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts to get her MFA in Production. Because she is still deeply attached to her Korean heritage, what excites her about filmmaking is how one story can be told from a distinct perspective, based on a diverse background and culture. Stories can be similar but nothing is ever the “same.” Annyeonghigaseyo (Bye)!

"Desert Bunny"

A runaway girl picks up a hitchhiker in the middle of the desert, only finds out that he just gets out of jail.

 

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Runtime:

  • 11 minutes 28 seconds

  • Production Budget:

  • 1,500 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2.39:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Anna Cassady

Anna Cassady is an LA-based filmmaker and story collector. She grew up in a small mountainous Chinese city, Guiyang. Pursuing her dream of filmmaking, she moved to New York and received her B.A. degree from SUNY - Binghamton in Cinema and Mathematical Science. Her undergraduate study in experimental cinema has given her a unique approach towards storytelling. During the time, she has received many scholarships and grants, including the Summer Scholarship that allowed her to make a 35-minute documentary in China, in 2015. She is currently pursuing her MFA degree at the University of Southern California, concentrating in Directing and Sound Design. Her previous USC short films have premiered in Toronto, New York, Long Island, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Oaxaca.

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"Irresistible"

A woman meets a flirty shoplifter while waiting for a blind date.

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Comedy, Women, lgbt

  • Runtime:

  • 4 minutes 21 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • December 12, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 250 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 16:9

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • No

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Sarah Gambles

As a biracial child born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sarah Gambles thrived in the cultural diversity that surrounded her. At age 14, she was thrust into an environment of racial division when her father moved the family to his hometown in rural southeast Alabama. Feeling trapped between racial identities, Sarah soon found refuge amongst the artists and thespians in her local high school. Following her high school graduation, Sarah completed her degree in Communication and Fine Arts from Troy University. After completing an internship at NBC Studios in Burbank, California, Sarah went on to work as a Publicity Assistant at NBC and later as a Production Receptionist for John Wells Productions at Warner Bros. Studios. Since the completion of her Masters of Education in 2004 also from Troy University, Sarah has worked as an elementary school teacher for 13 years. Sarah recently completed her first feature-length documentary film, ARMOR: Biracial in the Deep South, made the rounds in the festival circuit and is no available on streaming. Sarah is currently pursuing an MFA in Production with a specialty in directing from Florida State University. Sarah wants to point her lens at issues involving women, queer culture, and marginalized people.

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Pink Violet [Short/TV]

2nd Runner Up - Short/TV

 

“Pink Violet” is a short film about a theater-obsessed college student who goes to extreme lengths to get into the mind of her character. Her commitment scares her dad into believing that she is suicidal and pushes him to try to save her from herself.

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  • Project Type:

  • Experimental, Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Surrealist, Dark Fantasy, Coming of Age, Drama, Independent

  • Runtime:

  • 25 minutes 51 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • February 14, 2020

  • Production Budget:

  • 500 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • United States

  • Country of Filming:

  • United States

  • Language:

  • English

  • Shooting Format:

  • Digital

  • Aspect Ratio:

  • 2.39:1

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Keziah Anderson

 

Keziah was born and raised in a small town just north of Denali National Park, so she had a lot of time away from big city life. Two years ago, after deciding that journalism wasn't the major for her, she turned to a film and performing arts major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). In January of 2019, she directed her first scene and that same fall, with UAF, she directed first film, Pink Violet.

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"The Whisperer"

Runner Up - Short

 

A dialougeless story of a folk healer whose passions push her to abandon white and enter into black magic.

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  • Project Title (Original Language):

  • SZEPTUCHA

  • Project Type:

  • Short, Student

  • Genres:

  • Drama, Thriller, fantasy, crime

  • Runtime:

  • 9 minutes 56 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • January 31, 2018

  • Country of Origin:

  • Poland

  • Country of Filming:

  • Poland

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Katarzyna Sikorska

Student of Directing at Katowice Film School.

"SHADOW OF DEAD TREE (14.05)"

In fact, the whole story begins and ends in an apple tree... On a cold autmun morning, an old country house... Ali, who had recently lost his grandfather, waits quietly in the room. The rest of the house has begun to calculate the heritage in the next room. It is best for them to go from this village. But Ali is in the village with his memories. An announcement rises from the village. A death knell for everyone who has lost his memories and roots... Ali has found a shade of tree to take refuge in. What about the rest?

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  • Project Title (Original Language):

  • Kuru Ağacın Gölgesi

  • Project Type:

  • Feature, Student, Short

  • Runtime:

  • 14 minutes 2 seconds

  • Completion Date:

  • August 20, 2019

  • Production Budget:

  • 1,000 USD

  • Country of Origin:

  • Turkey

  • Country of Filming:

  • Turkey

  • Language:

  • Turkish

  • Shooting Format:

  • DCP

  • Film Color:

  • Color

  • First-time Filmmaker:

  • Yes

  • Student Project:

  • Yes

Director - Ersin Pehlivan

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Parallel Lives

Stephanie Kirves

Winner - Feature Screenplay

 

She thinks he’s the sadist who kidnapped and abused her, he thinks she’s the angel who saved his life – but the truth may be even stranger. This psychological drama explores the intersecting stories of two patients – an alcoholic, failed writer named Alan, and a young, tortured woman named Sam - and their fictitious counterparts, amidst the backdrop of inpatient group therapy sessions. Unravel the mystery of this philosophical, artistic, de-stigmatizing take on mental illness, the process of memory, and the ultimate need for human connection.

Genre: Drama, Psychological Thriller, Mystery

Pages: 91

Country:US

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The Great Mirum

Valentina Todeschi

Runner  Up - Feature Screenplay

Set across two war-torn time periods in Prague, (1914 and 1945), a young boy and a young girl separately encounter a benign supernatural entity who has been trapped in the observatory floor of a baroque library.

Genres: Supernatural Drama, animation

Pages: 98

Country: Italy

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Puzzled & Magis

Azalia Muchransyah

Puzzled

 

Winner - Short Script

 

A woman enters a hotel room and she is puzzled by what she sees and hears there.

Genre: Unknown

Pages: 2

Country: Indonesia

Language: English

Magis

What’s in a name?

Genres: Drama, Romance, Comedy

Pages: 7

Country: Indonesia

Language: English

Distance

What is in a distance but a mere illusion?

Genres: Drama & Romance

Pages: 2

Country: Indonesia

Language: English

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