RedWood Film Festival team glad to announce the list of Winner of February 2020 Edition. 

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM

Film: Sela (drink)

Directed by: Rafieka Davis


Synopsis: A young boy named Kamva carries the weight of his family due to the heavy drinking of his mother. (This film was written by students aged 12-14 as part of a screenplay project in an after school program in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.)










BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM

Film: Anzel

Directed by: Donovan Swart


Synopsis: Anzel, a man on the brink of his own demise ruminates about lost love Clara. He wishes for nothing else but to hold her one more time.









BEST LGBT FILM

Film: INFRA Story

Directed by: Fabrice BRISEUX


Synopsis: Anny, a sixty-year-old painter, lives alone. During her many walks in the forest, she meets Laura, twenty-five, beautiful, bubbly and dynamic. An ambiguous relationship is established between them. Laura will do anything to get close to Anny, not wanting to be unfaithful to herself. Will Anny accept this relationship against her prejudices? This age difference, thirty-five years?







BEST STUDENT FILM

Film: Death did us part

Directed by: George Ward IV


Synopsis: A widow trying to move past her husbands death is haunted by a demon.

















BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Film: Drown

Directed by: Michael Valentino


Synopsis: A mother reflects on her past of having to protect herself and her children from an abusive husband.
















BEST WEB SERIES

Film: NihonGO NOW!

Directed by: Hiroki Ohsawa


Synopsis: Three Americans who learn and use Japanese participate in Japanese culture in Japan and in the US.

















BEST GENRE CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Film: Once Upon A Sky

Directed by: Barnali Ray Shukla


Synopsis: This film is a tribute to life, while we are still living.

The film follows the story of an Indian paraglider, Gurpreet Dhindsa and gazes upon this man’s total commitment to flying and engages with the idea that adventure sports is closest to being most alive and we know that best when we come to injuries. Injuries are variable here, some are fears, most are obstacles and finally of-course the ones which are external, which reveal as the film unfolds. The challenge is to get better than our circumstances and that brings out the real one in us. Gurpreet has given up things on earth to be in the skies.


BEST ANIMATION FILM

Film: Idiot

Directed by: Dušan Davidov


Synopsis: The “Smiling Man”, our hero is, in fact, an “Idiot”. The topic of altruism, when a hero helps also at the cost of not being understood, and his help may be considered annoying, is as eternal as mankind itself. Our story does not take place in aristocratic chambers but rather in an office. The “Smiling Man” is a small officer in a small town who lives 150 years later than the prince (the prince Myshkin). While F. Dostoyevsky depicted altruism in human relationships, our hero lives to work. For him, work is everything, it is something like breathing. Work is his second nature, he doesn’t realise the fact that he is abused by his colleagues, he helps because everybody wants him to help; because he is asked for help. While the topic of Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” was altruism, our key topic is the misuse of altruism and its perception as a weakness. The “Smiling Man” slaves for all of them, not only at work, but also at home; without any claim to be paid, without any appreciation from his colleagues or family. He lives the life he considers correct. When a stupid boss unjustly fires him, he is not angry with him. Not even when the boss runs down to the street to give him the food box he has left behind in the office. The “Smiling Man” perceives it as the boss´s favour. He sees a human being in his boss. It would never occur to him, not even in his dreams, that he brought it to him just to prevent him from entering the office any more. Even if it came into his mind, he would never believe it, because he’s a nice guy; he is an “Idiot”.


BEST EXPERIMENT FILM

Film: Metamorphosis

Directed by: Charles-Edouard Dangelser


Synopsis: A mystical sculptor seeks to transform himself into his work.
















BEST ROMANTIC FILM

Film: FLAWLESS

Directed by: LEVY CLAUDE


Synopsis: A young man is going on a first date with a young lady, but things will take an unexpected turn because of a new mobile app
















BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR

Award goes to: Veenit Katariia

Film: Love Ishtory

Directed by: Veenit Katariia


Synopsis: Love Ishtory is dramatical take on the casteism issue fructifying in our country. It’s a story of a young couple facing opposition on their affair. Chavi is from a brahmin family while Aakash belongs to a backward caste. Chhavi’s father, Bhaskar Shukla, is an influential personality. His daughter’s desire to marry a lower caste boy has shaken him up. Bhaskar ordered the local inspector Dubey Ji to catch Aakash to rough him up. It is a story of that day on which all this unfolds. Keeping the adrenaline high, the film progresses to reach a point where Chhavi’s elder brother Vicky is ready to blow Aakash’s head off. Will this classic tale of casteism end in another honour killing? Will the society again be a mute spectator to a horrific incident?


BEST SCREENWRITER

Award goes to: Suhaib khalid, Veenit Katariia & Nandita Pareek

Film: Love Ishtory

Directed by: Veenit Katariia


Synopsis: Love Ishtory is dramatical take on the casteism issue fructifying in our country. It’s a story of a young couple facing opposition on their affair. Chavi is from a brahmin family while Aakash belongs to a backward caste. Chhavi’s father, Bhaskar Shukla, is an influential personality. His daughter’s desire to marry a lower caste boy has shaken him up. Bhaskar ordered the local inspector Dubey Ji to catch Aakash to rough him up. It is a story of that day on which all this unfolds. Keeping the adrenaline high, the film progresses to reach a point where Chhavi’s elder brother Vicky is ready to blow Aakash’s head off. Will this classic tale of casteism end in another honour killing? Will the society again be a mute spectator to a horrific incident?


BEST EDITOR

Award goes to: Katsuhide Yamago Film: Nothing is Going Well

Directed by: Katsuhide Yamago


Synopsis: A young jobless man rent an apartment where nameless body lie down. Landlord who suspicious old man planing Insurance murder.









Redwood Film Festival February 2019 Official Selection Films

RedWood Film Festival announces the list of Official Selected films of February 2019.

  • Redwood Film Festival is an Online Film Festival. 

  • Our Jury screens the monthly selections Privately and from there we select the winners. Only the winning films will get a chance to participate in a second selection at the end of the year. If they pass the second selection, we'll screen them at our annual live online screening. Where one film from each category will be awarded. 

Short Films

  • That thing between us | Dave Michael Guller Grønvall-Pedersen


  • TAGGED | Daniel Ferrell


  • Hollie | Velton J Lishke


  • Dear Mum, | Donovan Swart


  • Rectitude | Komalankutty Methil


  • Sela (drink) | Rafieka Davis


  • After You | Korichi Christelle


  • Sand and Stone | Julian Bate-Vergette


  • Alternate | Adrián Adamec


  • Love Ishtory | Veenit Katariia


  • Nothing is Going Well | Katsuhide Yamago


  • Leakage | Marc Eikelenboom


  • Almost Midnight | Jan Fabris


Student Short Films

  • Fresh | Tatiana Wisniewski


  • Family Portrait | Hannah Paquette


  • Death did us part | George Ward IV


  • Arnisi | George Ward IV


LGBT Films

  • INFRA Story | Fabrice BRISEUX


Web Series

  • NihonGO NOW! | Hiroki Ohsawa


Music Video

  • Drown | Michael Valentino & Autumn Greenfield


  • Metamorphosis | Charles-Edouard Dangelser & Grégoire Vaillant


1- Minute Short Films

  • Anzel | Donovan Swart


  • THE BOMB | Bob Jones


  • VICTORY........??? | MANISHA GUPTA


Animation Films

  • Land of the Little People (Animation) | Guy Quigley


  • Idiot | Dušan Davidov


Drama Films

"Not Enough Entries"


Documentary Films

  • Strange Tenants: Ska'd for Life | Fiona Cochrane


  • Magna Graecia: the Griko of Apulia | Billy Cotsis & Basil Genimahaliotis


  • Once Upon A Sky | Barnali Ray Shukla


  • All the King's Men- 1910 Cornhusker Football | Donnie Dodge


  • Caminhos Longos - Long Paths | António José de Lemos Ferreira


  • Twilight Zone: The Worst Accident in Film History | Robert Jones


  • "Looking Back Part 4" | Mimi Garrard


Experiment Films

  • Metamorphosis | Charles-Edouard Dangelser & Grégoire Vaillant


Romantic Films

  • FLAWLESS | LEVY CLAUDE


  • Dabba | Divyamaan Srivastava


Thriller Films

  • Beauty Queen | Jan Bartels




RedWood Film Festival team glad to announce the list of Winner of November 2019 Edition. 

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: One Bad Day

Directed by: Julian Morales


Synopsis: An ex-Marine turned Bank Robber, Maggie, who after a heist turns bloody, has to do everything in her power to keep her team together and come to terms with the consequences of their violent actions.










BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: "BABY" STEPS.........??

Directed by: MANISHA GUPTA


Synopsis: An ignorant Baby is drinking milk from his bottle in his house by the roadside when he notices cars at the Red traffic signal and takes an astonishing Action.














BEST LGBT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: ROSES

Directed by: Ivann willig


Synopsis: Hurt that he never met his mother, Zé, a country man, drops his girlfriend on the farm and sets out to find himself, returning later with a new identity.













BEST STUDENT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Meow

Directed by: Yu Shu Grace Wang


Synopsis: This is a story about a dog, who thinks he is a cat, meets a real dog for the first time.
















BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Film: DILEMMA - Siunauksii

Directed by: Jesse Haaja


Synopsis: .....



















BEST WEB SERIES OF THE MONTH

Film: The Grimoire Chapters: Rem

Directed by: Michael Davis


Synopsis: Episode 6 - Hellbound (Part 1) Online OCT 30th

Part 1 of 2. This Halloween, the past will haunt the present and carry on its dark traditions. Secrets from the original experiment are revealed as Jules Parker approaches her destiny, leaving murderous havoc in her wake. Detective Warren finds his answers. And the mastermind behind the misery steps from out of the shadows. (Season 3 Synopsis) In 1968, a deadly sleep experiment took place at the Parker family residence. A crime that would go down in infamy and sets in motion a series of events, leading to a startling killing spree in 1988. Who or what is the connection?


BEST GENRE CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Noble Inc

Directed by: Paul Brenno


Synopsis: An oil drilling company in western North Dakotan celebrating it's first 10 years in business

















BEST ANIMATION FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Afterglow

Directed by: Ariana Bolaños Guevara


Synopsis: A pessimistic teenager girl re-encounters with an old friend. This re-encounter result in a life changing experience for her.
















BEST DRAMA FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Almost.

Directed by: Elena C. Lockleis


Synopsis: On the outside, the Beta Kappa Theta's are picture perfect.














BEST EXPERIMENT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Siloed

Directed by: Lokesh


Synopsis: A Software engineer is found shot dead in his apartment. Was the cause of death a personal rivalry? Or was it a professional friction? Or was it...!















BEST THRILLER FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: The House Named End of The World

Directed by: Katsuhide Yamago


Synopsis: A man visits the house named end of the world. There his son is 20 years old, even he died at 3. Man

find peace of mind for a moment. But, uninvited customers is coming...











BEST ROMANTIC FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: The Spark or The Fuel

Directed by: Andrea Holton


Synopsis: A couple breakdown in a remote area unaware all the locals look familiar















BEST JURY AWARD OF THE MONTH

Film: Police Story

Directed by: Bob Jones


Synopsis: A teenager is molested by a cop.














BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Marie Vandelannoote

Film: Funeral

Directed by: Marie Vandelannoote


Synopsis: Julie, Jean, Justine and Antoine reunite for their brother’s funeral wake. An opportunity for them to gather and share their best memories, but also more painful ones. Between laughters and settling scores, they will not only bury a brother but also the convictions, guilt and an authoritarian family that caused, by its adamancy, the loss of one of them .








BEST D.O.P OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: PHILIP GRAHAM Film: A R E T H A

Directed by: Dave Thomas


Synopsis: Eighteen year old Aretha wants to work at a Café that are in desperate need of staff. However, her first obstacle is to convince the Manager, Jim Laurel, that she has abilities that he just can't see. Can a young woman with Down syndrome cope with the fast paced restaurant? Will Jim even give her the opportunity?










BEST SCREENWRITER OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Marie Vandelannoote

Film: Funeral

Directed by: Marie Vandelannoote


Synopsis: Julie, Jean, Justine and Antoine reunite for their brother’s funeral wake. An opportunity for them to gather and share their best memories, but also more painful ones. Between laughters and settling scores, they will not only bury a brother but also the convictions, guilt and an authoritarian family that caused, by its adamancy, the loss of one of them .








BEST EDITOR OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: JOHN JAMES CLARKE Film: A R E T H A

Directed by: Dave Thomas


Synopsis: Eighteen year old Aretha wants to work at a Café that are in desperate need of staff. However, her first obstacle is to convince the Manager, Jim Laurel, that she has abilities that he just can't see. Can a young woman with Down syndrome cope with the fast paced restaurant? Will Jim even give her the opportunity?









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