SCREENING PROGRAM 2020

Project Title Synopsis Duration Country of Origin Language Trailer URL Project Website Twitter Facebook Project Type Genres Screenings / Awards Press Kit Reviews/feedbacks Awards
Fadi Awad - To Glory Land A musical and movie score... 0:05:51 Canada     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KUKKWYr-GA   https://www.facebook.com/ArtistFadiAwad/ Music Video Score, Classical, instrumental Five Continents International Film Festival
Puerto La Cruz
Best Original Score Short Film
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  https://www.facebook.com/ArtistFadiAwad/ Best Music Short Award
Macy's Goes To War "Macy's Goes to War" is a fictional short black and white "Washingtone News" newsreel from 1942 telling the story of FDR's call for much needed scrap rubber and his phone call to Mr Macy resulting in Macy's Department Store's vital contribution to the US war effort. The film seamlessly blends new black and white scenes and original archival footage with inserted 2D animation to create humorous and fun new take on actual history. 0:05:37 United States English   http://www.ocda.biz https://www.twitter.com/duncanputney https://www.facebook.com/OCDAssociates Short     https://drive.google.com/file/d/19ed13gvnexJfSOtYxCyOOMlXIFs0eWfx/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/OCDAssociates/ Best Film about War Award
I'm Not Lying How can a Chinese girl survive in a Chinese red terrorist political struggle! 0:15:00 United States Chinese         Short       https://vimeo.com/362954966
Passcode: Lying2019
Best Chinese Film
Zu den Sternen Decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall Singer Marco
Hoffmann has reached the height of his popularity.
Suddenly, the ex-frontman of the East German rock combo DIE KOSMONAUTEN is accused of being by his former band colleague Volker Hinze, that "IM singer" who betrayed him to the Stasi at that time.
Hinze demands a meeting, otherwise he threatens his evidence
to the press and destroying Hoffmann's life like him
destroyed his life.
Although Hoffmann assures his innocence, he still relies on the conspiratorial Meet with Hinze.
Between the former "blood brothers" a bill arises on life and
Death.
1:13:00 Germany German https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/14267295 http://www.zudensternen-derfilm.de   https://www.facebook.com/Zu-den-Sternen-316923395695275/ Feature     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B-Dhv1aE1iL26bWk5Ocad772NVC0-lZh/view?usp=sharing http://www.zudensternen-derfilm.de/
https://www.facebook.com/Zu-den-Sternen-316923395695275/
Best International Feature
TOMI, ERVIN AND THE SCHOOL Székelyvarság is a settlement scattered on a huge territory in Hargita County, Romania, surrounded by wild forests and meandering streams, where the effects of globalization have not yet reached. People living here are in close relationship with tradition and nature. There are children living here, who walk several kilometers daily, crossing mountains and valleys to reach school, no matter how cold winter is. The main characters of the film: a child starting first grade, making his way to school for the first time, and an eighth grader who steps on the well known path for the last time.
 
0:58:44 Hungary Hungarian         Documentary   MEDIAWAVE Film & Music Festival
Komárom
May 1, 2018
Hungary
Special Jury Award for Documentary
Hungary
    Best International Documentary Feature Film
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: THE MUSICAL (2) A tarot card predicts Muerte on the Eve of the Day of the Dead.
Set in Salem, MA on an All Hallows' Eve, a wedding feast has been prepped.
When a Groomsman kills an innocent birdie, the Ancient Mariner knows who must hear his tale of crime, punishment, penance and reconciliation before day break on All Saints' Day. As the boundary between the living and the dead thin, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: The Musical" will unleash a deadly curse on the Seven Seas, you'll soon never forget!
0:47:00 Not Specified           Other     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G68YAhZUNxsmipg6KlpU8TZklrZXPEhG/view?usp=sharing https://youtu.be/SaC_GmXjmaE  
A Home for Curiosities A young boy discovers a house full of forgotten imaginary friends. Along with his friend Alice, Wallace helps bring these curiosities back to the real world to meet new human companions. 0:15:00 United States English https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/14798593       Short, Student fantasy   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k5Pme-bSUxrz5GQ0l_z01RH22W3uMGMO/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/curiositiesfilm2018/ Best Fantasy Film
The Donbass children This is a movie about the Donbas war, first-person stories. You will hear the stories of so-called "ordinary people". These people suffered from irrational from a military point of view strikes on civilian targets. They are victims of someone's desire to wage war on their territory at all costs.

There are no author's comments in this movie and no censoring of the thoughts of the local people. This film was made especially for spectators in Europe, who do not know what is happening in Eastern Ukraine.

The purpose of the film is to arouse interest in the ongoing six-year armed conflict and to make people to start to think about the responsibility of each of us for peace in Europe.
 

1:00:00 Bulgaria Russian https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/14850982       Documentary, Television   American Golden Picture International Film Festival
Jacksonville
Best screenplay /monthly competition/
United States

The American Film Award
New York
Documentary Award
United States

2nd Amazing Shorts and Movies! Film Festival
Madrid
World premiere
Best screenplay
Spain

Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Los Angeles
Documentary - Best Film
United States

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
Pune
Award for cinematography
India
 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DekpiX3b1IQsQChLvrBnj7V3J4jr541x/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/ksietta

https://www.facebook.com/DonbassPravda/

Best War Documentary
The animal that therefore I am “What does the animal see when it looks at me?” Three animals and a woman in an enclosed space. As they study each other, their own methods of communication create a wordless conversation. We view them in close-up and from various perspectives, with the woman as a solitary species in this universe. 0:10:37 Netherlands English, French https://vimeo.com/304166522 https://anotherfilm.zone/ https://twitter.com/BeadeVisser https://facebook.com/beadevisser.nl Short, Other   IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
Rotterdam
January 24, 2019
Worldpremiere
nomination "VOICES short"
Netherlands

Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2019, Sweden
Stockholm
May 12, 2019
award: "Best Arthouse Film"
Sweden

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zo5fl9wwfDcju_HY1_-1M8B3Zx15cfS5/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/beadevisser.nl Best Artistic Film Award
Sockeye Salmon. Red fish Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters - to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year! But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible! 0:51:00 Russian Federation Russian https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/15104756     https://www.facebook.com/SpilenokFilm/ Documentary         Best International Documentary Film
Hannah Rosenthal Hannah is a intellectually challenged woman living with her Mother Miriam who is terminally ill.Miriam is a traditional Jewish woman, worried about Hannah's future. When Hannah meets and falls for Patrick, concerns arise from Miriam. It is a story about traditions, prejudice, hope, fear, ignorance and love. 0:14:55                   https://www.facebook.com/hannahrosenthalfilm/ https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JWP9C5h8hqU3nYzqA5T1nXYigysJlkFM/view?usp=sharing People's Choice Award
L'Chaim                       https://www.facebook.com/Europeinworldwar2/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JWP9C5h8hqU3nYzqA5T1nXYigysJlkFM/view?usp=sharing  
Milestone Aviv is an aggressive boy from a normal family. During another family trip - in one moment of sibling violence Aviv first understands the consequences of his violence. The film was shot in the actual places the real events took place. 0:13:04                   https://imdb.to/3aCHAON
https://bit.ly/3dQTk2f
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DH7k-s4YFXYEvhPR9fO73ImlZN2GvrzT/view?usp=sharing Best Cinematography
Ferruccio story of a little robot Duccio is an inventor by vocation, and in his home workshop tries an exceptional challenge. Thanks to his determination and a bit of magic, a short circuit will create Ferruccio, a robot created by assembling contraptions that has been recycled.
 
0:06:40                       Best Family Film
LE PAPILLON   0:25:38                     https://www.facebook.com/LePapillonDesTwins/?ref=bookmarks  
SOUP A woman is making soup in her kitchen. Just when she thinks it is ready, she notices what appears to be an unspeakable sight: a human fetus . As she slowly mixes the soup, it jumps out of the pot...and it It is full of surprises. 0:27:00                     https://www.facebook.com/soupshortfilm/ Best Experimental Film
Bankman Based on the concept of cyborgs, this film reviews the bankorg world, seen through the eyes of a man who lives and dies in the name of wealth. 0:05:03                   https://drive.google.com/file/d/183wvJqDdLWWB3eGRrqUoHoAM-X2RcfNT/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/facethefact.gr/

https://www.facethefact.gr/contact-tab.html

Best Sci-Fi Film
JaZz’D "Should I kill myself or have a cup of coffee?" As a reflexion to the famous Camus quote, the character of this film says to himself: "I' ll put some jazz first and then we see what happens..." 0:02:30                   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1swQEkRK0moKjoofRyqJx-HYLM6ExoQH3/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/facethefact.gr/

https://www.facethefact.gr/contact-tab.html

Best Super Short Film
China's 3Dreams Twelve years in the making, China’s 3Dreams takes its audience deep inside the dreams and dilemmas of China’s people, with no presenter or narrator interposed between audience and subject. Every voice is a Chinese voice. The film’s subjects reveal with astonishing candour how the government affects their lives and explain the layers of corruption, the censorship of the internet, and especially the continuing traumatic effects on almost every family - of the Cultural Revolution, knowledge of which is still officially repressed. 1:27:30     https://vimeo.com/75835549                  
Kohtaro in Space wonderland "An SF adventure fantasy film starring a young boy.He and a pink Raccoon dog(a nanny robot) head to the Chocolate planet. There they meet a little boy robot. The 3 work together to fight.
A heart warming film that can be appreciated by a wide audience and teaches the importance of cooperation.
This is a self-produced film that took 6 years to complete. It was made with the help of roughly 130 people through the internet.
It was originally a hand-made picture book."
0:11:00                     https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3757838/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.facebook.com/kohtaro.in.space.wonderland/

https://www.facebook.com/Koutarou-in-Space-Wonderland-189166344428208/

Best Japanese Fantasy Short
Eraser Wars I had collected packaged erasers of various shapes and colors by buying them with my allowance money since being in the lower grades of elementary school.
I had also seen a lot of action movies and read a lot of battle manga, which influenced my imagination. The expanded imagination helped me develop my idea into a big-scale story where erasers fight in lots of wars, then confront powerful enemies and beat them down.
Then my mother gave me an opportunity to make a film, so I made into a movie the fantasy world I had created and enjoyed in my head by visualizing and animating it.
0:10:00                     https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6694050/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Best Japanese Short
Detective Pork   0:03:30                        
Wanpoo VS Ikuramushi Civil warrr In A Household   0:03:30                        
One Last Time   0:35:00                        
Golden Bream Young “secular nun” Elena goes on pilgrimage to holy places of Russia in the hope of healing her mental disorder. Feeling her
Guardian-Angel’s invisible protection, the girl enjoys her fascinating journey which is smooth sailing, without any difficulties,
troubles, and woes. However having found herself in mystical cold Petersburg, at the eve of Christmas, Elena encountered a chain
of mysterious events.
0:23:39       https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IHbqsNsC_JmxKnnKHOKsEzO0w9l7zb7E/view?usp=sharing             https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6394204/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Best Religious Film
Lacuna A mathematician sacrifices his life in order to solve a problem which could change the destiny of the world. His good friend, a philosopher, is facing the right punishment for committing a sin. A priest who is trying to save the prisoner’s soul.
A painter, the mathematician’s girlfriend. All the characters paths intertwine and plainly and offer a perspective on the nature of human existence
0:41:58       https://drive.google.com/file/d/1otlOPH3BVeX4G6TJ1B5pIFepB3AyLDk7/view?usp=sharing             http://lacunafilm.net

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5350736/

Best Feature Film
In the Wind Desperate grassroots director Lan Hai and a friend of his named Ouyang, they decided to film a mockumentary. Jiang Xiao, a graduating senior student influenced by the Chinese mainstream education, he decided to film the entire process of Lan's mockumentary production as his final project before graduation. 1:18:48                     https://twitter.com/lsz1980
https://www.facebook.com/shuzhang.lan/
Best Foreign Language Feature
Dreaming the Memories of Now Journeying into the mythical space of southern Mexico, visual artists Geska and Robert Brecevic and their five-year old daughter Katja unearth complex stories in which time, memory and nostalgia are continually reenacted. Dreaming The Memories of Now leads us through a stunning and profound exploration of the artistic process of creation and an ethereal declaration of love for a place. Stretching the genre of documentary, this film poem is a composition of far-ranging thoughts, sun-drenched images and scenes of mystery, guided by the voice of the narrator and a gripping, visceral soundscape. 

 1:32:15                       Best Artistic Feature
Anexperimentalviralvlog: The Movie Remix A unique short experimental remix of 15 vlog episodes, originally posted on youtube, based upon a reflexion on identity, manipulation, truth and beauty, that blurs popular influences with performance video and video art processes and ideas. Self-representation document made with a DIY spirit and a urge to work on basic communication principles, such as the confrontation between the artist and the viewer and speech awareness. The audiovisual manipulations function mainly as an expression of repressed emotions in the context of a confessional aesthetics.
This is a remixed version of the original video: "anexperimentalviralvlog the movie", 2015, which continuous to be the first autonomous work that appropriates the material I posted on my youtube vlog.
0:12:52       https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S_kHRVo7kWC35ohyZlpTP-JCEP77mf-L/view?usp=sharing             https://www.facebook.com/vascogabrieldiogo/ Best Series
The Tale of a Corporate Slave Working in a call center sucks. It's even worse when your sexist boss micromanages you about your performance, but when you start hallucinating that the donuts are asking you to eat them, it might be time to get some spiritual guidance from the homeless lady that reads tarot cards. 1:40:00                       Best American Film
Primavera The film chronicles a dancer/choreographer’s experience in Israel on a Fulbright
Fellowship in 2014-15, and a performance piece that she developed based on her
experiences there.
0:04:10       https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zEh_eizQcnQinukZsBvQBg7MFNTV2Pvx/view?usp=sharing             https://www.facebook.com/Film-Reviews-114667730184400/?modal=admin_todo_tour Best Dance Film
A Ticket to Hollywood: Europeans in Los Angeles, 1925-56, Prologue PROLOGUE features original music by jazz composer/soloist Mauro Zazzarini which greatly contributes to the sense of time and place and punctuates the many great stories told. 0:32:22                     https://www.facebook.com/antonello.villani.5/about Best Music Feature
Anima Sola Based on the myth of the Saint Anima Sola. A young group buy a house in the city of Rio de Janeiro. They are haunted by Gestas, the unrepentant thief, who was crucified with Christ. Gestas seeks salvation through the soul of Anima Sola reincarnated in a young girl who just moved to the house. The house is haunted by spirits trapped there since before its construction. These spirits wandering along to new residents and intercede with them. 1:10:54     https://vimeo.com/63716835             https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wOMoIAH5aVYuKwVSATo6cWz_3e5KYhZx/view?usp=sharing https://animasolamovie.com/index.php/contact/ Best Religious Feature
Rose's Turn A glamorous European couple working in LA invite a homeless woman for dinner, and learn that their idea of helping may not be as simple as it seems. 0:14:53                       Best Short
Faith   0:22:41                       Best Mystery Feature
...And The Rest If History Two shady guys in dark suits. A mysterious girl out of nowhere. A gloomy figure in a parking garage. All of them looking for the same thing, a black folder from New York. And all of them seem to think that it’s Tim who can lead them to it and help them understand its contents.

For a few days Tim thought, his girlfriend leaving him would be the most drastic event in his life for a while. But all of the sudden he has to discover, there is something very strange going on around him and he better figure out what it is. Does he maybe know more than he thinks?

1:28:00                     https://www.facebook.com/udrig Best Non-Dialogue Film
Key Word In a world where freedom is forbidden and no one has the right to speak, a man will try to defeat the gendarme and the vigil to restore freedom in his world. All this will not happen without wounds. 0:19:00                       Best Documentary Feature
The Flight of the Gypsy Nightingale A documentary on the life and times of Christina Linhardt, singer-song writer-actor-performance artist extraordinaire. Join us from Bubble bath Torch song to the insights and stories from family and a host of LA Theater Scene cohorts, through to the body painted opera aria finale. 1:16:43                   FACEBOOK: PASQUALE MOSCATELLO OR pat4film@verizon.net   Best Japanese Feature
Tokyo Saba Girls Refrain   0:49:00                   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KieKRwYNTFECCfCZ_cM9RqOBwczr2dQR/view?usp=sharing https://www.facebook.com/fussi358  
The Returning   0:11:24     https://vimeo.com/224819861                  
Cats!   0:06:21                       Best Short Comedy
Beyond Staffing   0:11:43                       Best Actress
Burglary Two burglars—a man and a woman—attempt to gain the combination to a safe by threatening a most surprising hostage. Even more surprising is what the safe contains. 0:03:58                     https://www.facebook.com/VitalySumin7789
https://www.facebook.com/dostoyevsky.bts/ (2.3k likes)
https://www.facebook.com/NotesFromTheNewWorld/ (1879 likes)
https://www.facebook.com/VMProds/
https://twitter.com/Dostoyevsky23
https://twitter.com/NotesMovie
https://twitter.com/TheNotesMovie
https://www.instagram.com/vm_productions/

https://www.pinterest.com/vmpfilms/

https://vmproductions-us.tumblr.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaly-sumin-737b4b1

Best Drama Short
Spider Man and Crime & Punishment Kate and Carolyn meet Peter Parker (aka Spider Man) and Rodion Raskolnikov, the hero of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. They participate in the miracles by Peter and witness the murder by Rodion. Is Peter the alternative personality of Rodion? Are we experiencing the realization of Dostoyevsky’s prophecies? And finally, should we still read the “old” books in order to understand our presence and predict our future? 0:07:58                     https://www.facebook.com/VitalySumin7789
https://www.facebook.com/dostoyevsky.bts/ (2.3k likes)
https://www.facebook.com/NotesFromTheNewWorld/ (1879 likes)
https://www.facebook.com/VMProds/
https://twitter.com/Dostoyevsky23
https://twitter.com/NotesMovie
https://twitter.com/TheNotesMovie
https://www.instagram.com/vm_productions/

https://www.pinterest.com/vmpfilms/

https://vmproductions-us.tumblr.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaly-sumin-737b4b1

Best International Short
Lipstick The room has an uneasy yet somewhat calming feeling to it, a highlight of pink and blue. WOMAN (mid 20s), beautiful, charming, tall, and cunning, wipes the splash of blood on her face and down to her neck with a cotton pad, rather calmly.
A body of a man lays on the floor, but only his arm is visible.
The rest is a mystery.
0:01:34                     https://www.facebook.com/VitalySumin7789
https://www.facebook.com/dostoyevsky.bts/ (2.3k likes)
https://www.facebook.com/NotesFromTheNewWorld/ (1879 likes)
https://www.facebook.com/VMProds/
https://twitter.com/Dostoyevsky23
https://twitter.com/NotesMovie
https://twitter.com/TheNotesMovie
https://www.instagram.com/vm_productions/

https://www.pinterest.com/vmpfilms/

https://vmproductions-us.tumblr.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaly-sumin-737b4b1

Best Historic Feature
Nick's Adventures Nick, a fresh graduate from an East Coast college and an aspiring screenwriter arrives in Tinseltown and is hired by Vitaly Sumin’s VM Productions for a project involving a secret cult and the Russian mob. But as he soon discovers, there’s danger in the air.                       https://www.facebook.com/VitalySumin7789
https://www.facebook.com/dostoyevsky.bts/ (2.3k likes)
https://www.facebook.com/NotesFromTheNewWorld/ (1879 likes)
https://www.facebook.com/VMProds/
https://twitter.com/Dostoyevsky23
https://twitter.com/NotesMovie
https://twitter.com/TheNotesMovie
https://www.instagram.com/vm_productions/

https://www.pinterest.com/vmpfilms/

https://vmproductions-us.tumblr.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaly-sumin-737b4b1

Best Actor
Susan & Thomas SUSAN & THOMAS (completed November 2017) is a stream of consciousness narrative based on Susan Sontag's first encounter with her then literary idol Thomas Mann as a 14 year old high schooler with literary ambitions living in 1947 LA, and it is based on Sontag's 1987 New Yorker magazine essay "Pilgrimage." It is a personal take on a true story. 0:31:50                   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jtOMTCH9vE7ZFeSRZxU0Wv78orPd9_P9/view?usp=sharing    
Dichotomy Brewing: A Keith R Booker Story When a young man witnesses race riots during the longest lasting Martial Law in USA history, he turns to the NAACP to create lasting change in Delaware. His fight against racism led him to serve as President of the NAACP for 10 years and Civil Rights Leader for over 30 years. 0:19:58                   http://bkwilson.weebly.com/   Best Cast