Best Feature Documentary "Vivian, Vivian" by Ingrid Kamerling - Winner Netherlands
Vivian, the sister of director Ingrid Kamerling, is no more. Ingrid Kamerling tries to get inside the head of her sister. The images touch upon reality and imagination, sub consciousness, dreams and thoughts.
Feature Documentary I Am The White Tiger by Lei Chiu - Highly Commended Hong Kong
Stuntman, action director, and martial arts legend Mark Houghton tells his story of breaking into the Hong Kong film industry, his struggle with injuries and depression, and the promise he made his teacher, the legendary filmmaker Lau Kar Leung.
Best Short Documentary "Warpath - The Road to States" by Clark Vandergrift - Winner United States
In one of the most physical and demanding sports there is, a high school wrestling team finds their biggest hardship is not on the mat. - An insiders look at the nature of the sport of wrestling as told through the eyes of one team and their season long quest to make it to the state tournament. Wrestlers are lost to injury, competition, and attrition. But their toughest loss is the death of a teammate.
Best Animation Best Australian Film ""iRony by Radheya Jegatheva" - Winner Australia
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).
Best Feature Film "Dead Unicorns" by Ian Fielding - Winner United Kingdom
Impoverished artist Amy becomes a private detective when her beloved mentor disappears. As she infiltrates the lives of her peers, facing murder and intrigue, she comes ever-closer to discovering a shattering truth about herself.
Best Narrative "Holden" by Mark Lasky-Davidson - Winner Australia
Holden is alone on her 18th birthday, stuck attending to her terminally ill mother's caravan park when she meets her father for the first time.
Best Music Clip "Rooftops" by Odeya Rush - Winner Australia
The Rooftops music video is a story about a boy in love, centered around the lyric "Rollin' like it's high school fantasy". The video was created and produced independently by four best friends, who are listed as producers. This is also Odeya's directorial debut.
Best Experimental "Summon" by Madison Calicchia" - Winner United States
Summon is an experimental short exploring themes of female interaction and identity, particularly focusing on the consumption of the female body and the relationship of white women and women of color.
Best Virtual Reality "Shil VR - monochome virtual reality experience" by Giedrius Tamulaitis - Winner Lithuania
Shil VR - virtual reality experience that explores the world in which light as we know it does not exit. In this monochrome world there are no shadows or shades. No narrative or rules. You uncover the world one object at the time and craft your own version of reality.
Best Super Short "A Believer" by Kenta Crisà - Winner Italy
A gallery, a painting, two man, o maybe only one.
Best Web Series / New Media Summer School by Joel Stephen Fleming - Winner Australia
A group of inept and inexperienced educators begrudgingly work through their summer holidays under the control of an obsessive and controlling Principal.
Best Editing Best International Film "Back Track" by Virgil Widrich - Winner Austria
A 7-minute 3D-remix of feature films from the 1950s and 60s which were projected on glass and rephotographed in stereoscopic 3D with a photo camera.
Best Cinematography "Father the Flame" by Chad Terpstra - Winner United States
Pipes have long been considered a symbol of contentment and contemplation. Imagine what could be learned by exploring the lives of those that commit themselves to such a symbol. Father the Flame follows Lee Erck, a world-renowned pipemaker from far Northern Michigan, as he travels the globe exploring the nearly forgotten art of tobacco pipe making. Featuring a charming cast of characters—from the “royal” family of Danish pipemakers, to the Italian briar cutter known as the world’s greatest, to a fourth-generation Native American peace pipe maker— this story speaks to a slower pace of life, a luxury in our sped-up world. Beautiful and hypnotic, Father the Flame immerses the viewer in the cultural and spiritual significance of the tobacco pipe and what it can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things we leave behind.
Cinematography "The Hidden messages of Ganga" by Antonio Rodrigo - Highly Commended Spain
The Goddess Ganga represents the life line of India,but what is there beyond the course of the River? this documentary travel in a cosmologically way through mysteries and controversy facing one of the oldest rivers on the planet.