RedWood Film Festival team glad to announce the list of Winner of March 2021 Edition. 

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM

Film: The Key

Directed by: Dmitry Kazantsev


Synopsis: A nurse had no choice when she was assigned to a wealthy patient. Choosing to terminate that contract will prove to be deadly.
















BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM

Film: Nuntio Vobis

Directed by: Alberto Dessimone


Synopsis: The moments preceding the proclamation of the new pope

















BEST LGBT FILM

Film: The Zoom Gatekeeper

Directed by: Ashna Sharan


Synopsis: Andrea is wallowing in her misery after a bad breakup. Meanwhile, DJ Krillz is playing hot new beats in the zoom club world due to COVID-19. Andrea is pushed out of her element and thrown in to the world of zoom clubbing by her best friend, Dylan.












BEST STUDENT FILM

Film: Suspect

Directed by: Colton Mitchell


Synopsis: When a passengers on a train in German occupied France are informed that a person of interest is hidden among them, secrets come to light.





BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Film: "WAKE UP"

Directed by: Aashish Rego & K. C. Loy


Synopsis: “WAKE UP” – CELEBRATE THE GODDESS WITHIN

SOC FILMS PVT. LTD. celebrates the contribution of Women to Music through a unique song “Jaago Zara” performed by over a 100 prominent women singers, performers, musicians and lyricists across the world.

The brainchild of Aashish Rego, the composer & lyricist of the song along with his co-composers & co-producers, Justin-Uday Duo & Pt. Somesh Mathur, the song features such stalwarts and legends such as Begum Farida Khannum, Pratibha Prahlad, Sudha Mathur, Anuradha Pal, K. S. Chitra, Sharda Sinha, Anuradha Paudwal, Usha Uthup, Sharon Prabhakar, Mohini Dey, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Hamsika Iyer, Sadhana Sargam, Rekha Nigam, Shweta Shetty, Malini Awasthi, Ila Arun and many more. It also features 3 Choirs and the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra and has been mastered at the famous Abbey Roads Studios, London.

The song is a clarion call to women across the world to Awaken, realise their true potential and take their rightful place in the world today in the building of a NEW WORLD ORDER. There is a Goddess present in each woman, that they need to be aware of. The video has been directed by Aashish Rego & K. C. Loy and will be released on 8TH March 2021 on the occasion of Women’s Day.


BEST WEB SERIES

Film: Trillo & Suede

Directed by: Jonathan Geffner


Synopsis: A film noir parody web series, set in Brooklyn, NY. Written, created, executive produced and starring ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner. Trillo & Suede are a ventriloquist/dummy detective duo.


Winner of Top Award in 22 international film festivals.


Season 1 consists of 10 episodes, released in early 2020.


Season 2 began on Nov. 1, 2020, with the release of the first of 10 weekly episodes.


Season 2 Episode 9: Fiona Fatale is back. Her pianist has gone missing and she suspects foul play. Will detectives Trillo & Suede be able to track down the culprit before someone else is murdered during Opera Night at The Last Exit Nightclub?


BEST GENRE CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST ANIMATION FILM

Film: The Subway

Directed by: Marilyn Oakley


Synopsis: Miss Childs life revolves around the subway. Is it real or only in her mind?

the supernatural ... is claimed to exist

Does it exist in a place or a person ... or both?


(this animated short film is fiction)


BEST DRAMA FILM

Film: Abandonment

Directed by: Sagnik Dutta Gupta


Synopsis: On a turbulent night, a destitute man obtains a deserted wallet full of money, only to find the owner observing him closely. To his surprise, the brooding owner implores him to keep the purse as apparently, he won’t be needing it anymore. Upon further inquiry, it is revealed that the latter intends to commit suicide before the night ends. All alone in the still of the night, It is up to the poor, yet compassionate man to convince the grief-stricken stranger to change his mind before it is too late.



BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Film: Shangdrok

Directed by: Jared Yeh


Synopsis: Tibetan people not only live in Tibet but spread out all over the vast Tibetan plateau in western China. Shangdrok means northern nomads in Tibetan language. Yaks and sheep accompany Tibetan nomads for thousand years, offering not only companionship but providing the materials needed for survival in every aspect of life. However, even on this remote high-altitude plateau, life today becomes increasingly complicated. The green fields of the nomads are gradually disintegrating, and the nomadic lifestyle is fading. There is a small workshop set up in an inconspicuous village on Tibetan plateau that tries to work with the nomads. As a social enterprise, to regain their traditions of yak wool textile craftsmanship, to help the villagers who used to be nomads before lost all their yaks can earn their livings, and make them proud of themselves again. Through this film, we could stand closely by the side and capture the moments objectively. How Tibetan people cherish their traditions and nomadic lifestyle, however losing them gradually at the same time, while facing and embracing rapid modernization.


BEST EXPERIMENT FILM

Film: “Passengers”

Directed by: Christian Diez


Synopsis: Two passengers connect with a playful game of seduction at first sight in a wagon of a subway, but their connection and relationship last the same time and distance as from one stop to the next stop of the subway.


This is a reflection of how in pandemic times relationships can be easily disposable.









BEST THRILLER FILM

Film: Anna

Directed by: Éric PINÉDA


Synopsis: Anna’s lifeless body is abandoned on a deserted road in the middle of a forest.

Like the character’s name, this palindromic film tells the story of how this young woman from a wealthy family met her tragic end.












BEST HORROR FILM

Film: Cruel Tale, Friday kills

Directed by: Guéguen Hugues


Synopsis: In a hostel, Managers from a big company are coming for a secret meeting. On behalf of the new bioethic Law, they plan a conspiracy about the slaughter of their own employees they want to layoff. However, they just did not expect Suzy and Dany.










BEST ROMANTIC FILM

Film: ROMANCE

Directed by: Piero Cannata


Synopsis: The wind in your hair, a distant music, the sound of the sea. Just a summer day.















BEST JURY AWARD

Film: COUPLE

Directed by: JEON JOOHYUN


Synopsis: an ugly woman, a lookism man, a love story between two people

















BEST AWARDS TO PEOPLES

BEST DIRECTOR

Award goes to: Seth Kozak

Film: Rendezvous

Directed by: Seth Kozak


Synopsis: An opportunistic congressman schemes to have his much younger wife killed, but she's already a step ahead of him.















BEST D.O.P

"Not Enough Entries"


BEST SCREENWRITER

"Not Enough Entries"


BEST EDITOR

Award goes to: Larry, Curly & Moe

Film: Monte Creek

Directed by: Jim Henry


Synopsis: A young woman set out to drive home from her parents house only to find trouble on and off of the road.















BEST ACTOR (MALE)

"Not Enough Entries"


BEST ACTRESS (FEMALE)

"Not Enough Entries"


Redwood Film Festival December 2020 Official Selection Films
Redwood Film Festival December 2020 Official Selection Films

RedWood Film Festival announces the list of Official Selected films of March 2021.

  • Redwood Film Festival is an Online Film Festival. 

  • Our Jury screens the 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

  • Happy Birthday | Boris Dobrovolskiy


  • I Hear Things | Nathan Cox


  • COUPLE | JEON JOOHYUN


  • Chocolate Monsters | Nicky Naudé


  • The Package | Livio Bondi


  • Pink Dog | Donovan Santiago


  • "Covidtime TH SR" | Mimi Garrard


  • Loves, with love. | Jomin Chan Po-man


  • The Front Line | David Greyson


  • The Key | Dmitry Kazantsev


  • Holestepper | Sergio Fernández Muñoz


  • Waterless | Marc I. Daniels


  • The Interview from Hell | Frank A DeChirico


  • The Final Wish | Luis Perez Villegas


  • Move On | Andrew Albigese


  • Quiet My Mind | Lawrence McCudden


  • Love At First Hit | David Luu


  • Wasteland | Adam G Key


  • The Last Adjunct | Dorothea Braemer


  • Southlandia | Benjamin Connell


  • Amy | Dustin Mills


  • Alex Fernandez's Vacation | Alex Fernandez


  • Anna | Éric PINÉDA


Student Short Films

  • Suspect | Colton Mitchell


  • Friends Online | Samantha White


  • VIOLETTA | Fivos Imellos


LGBT Films

  • The Zoom Gatekeeper | Ashna Sharan


Web Series

  • The Coroner - Season 1 | Fabio Soares & Mike Zonnenberg


  • The Gliwensbourg Chronicles | EMILIE TOMMASI


  • Trillo & Suede | Jonathan Geffner


  • CANCELLED | Luke Eve


  • Season 2 of "Facetime With The Rickenbakker Family"- A Web Series | Thomas J Connelly


Music Video

  • Ten Penny Gypsy - Making Headway | SHARPE VIDEOGRAPHY


  • "WAKE UP" | Aashish Rego & K. C. Loy


  • Love´s worst nightmare (ft. Liz Kretschmer) - Music video | Philippe Funk


  • A Moorish girl with her rattle stick | Iara Guedes


  • Make America Love Again | Tone Davies & The Woolfman


1- Minute Short Films

  • die Schichten der Wiederverbindung - the Layers of Reconnecting | Karolina Wyrwal


  • Nuntio Vobis | Alberto Dessimone


  • Chickens Playing Chicken | Yayoi L Winfrey


  • Death on Halloween Night | Amir Kiani


  • Red Light | Blake Simpson & Morris Schmid


  • Abandoned Beliefs | Blake Simpson, Morris Schmid


  • The reunion | José Bibian


  • Behind the mask | José Bibián


  • CLIMATE CHANGE | FRANC KOPIC


Animation Films

  • The Subway | Marilyn Oakley


Drama Films

  • Abandonment | Sagnik Dutta Gupta


  • "My Train Leaves Tomorrow at 7 O'Clock" | Konstantin Pivovar


  • The Truth Shall Make You Free | Ja'Mal Jones


  • My Love Is Bigger Than Your Hate | Ja'Mal Jones


  • Puppets don’t lie | Ferenc Rákóczy


Documentary Films

  • Thanks For Watching | Chien-Cheng Lee


  • Alaska Long Hunters 44 | Mark D. Rose


  • Shangdrok | Jared Yeh


  • The strings of the soul | Tamara Sushko


  • The Alabnian Code | Yael Katzir


  • I live | Rok Matić


  • The new whistlers from Aas | Richard Martin-Jordan


  • Because war is beautiful | Ferenc Rákóczy


Experiment Films

  • in a welsh castle, boxed treasures from home | Nisha Duggal


  • “Passengers ” | Christian Diez


  • FilmTrips - 10 | Bill Hayward


  • Separated | Ja'Mal Jones


  • Driftwood Episode Two - Lizard Mom | Darren Campo


Horror Films

  • Cruel Tale, Friday kills | Guéguen Hugues


  • Friends Online | Samantha White


Romantic Films

  • ROMANCE | Piero Cannata


Thriller Films

  • Monte Creek | Jim Henry


  • Piedras Gordas | Jorge García


  • Where's Your God | Ja'Mal Jones


  • Anna | Éric PINÉDA


  • Rendezvous | Seth Kozak



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

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM

Film: THE CHOICE

Directed by: Manuel Juri Vitali


Synopsis: A seemingly simple choice, like that of a dress to wear on a date, can sometimes turn out to be actually very difficult to make.

After falling prey to her own many doubts and thoughts, the protagonist will find a solution by relying on her instinct.












BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM

Film: Nude Landscapes

Directed by: Luís Damas


Synopsis: Pictures of living landscapes

where the Flame burns

in the veins

of Dream made flesh.






BEST LGBT FILM

"Not Enough Entries"


BEST STUDENT FILM

Film: Barren Bride

Directed by: Shreeya Tiwari


Synopsis: Barren Bride is a story of a young married woman desolated from her household due to her inability to bear a child. As she spends her life alone raising cattle, she meets someone who enchants her life with real happiness and leaves her content.










BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Film: Spider Rockets - Rip Your Heart Out

Directed by: Roman Fernandez


Synopsis: Crazy bitch meets dumb-ass guy. Dumb-ass guy does not know crazy bitch has a secret. Dumb-ass guy pisses off crazy bitch. Crazy bitch gets even.
















BEST WEB SERIES

Film: "Facetime With The Rickenbakker Family"

Directed by: Thomas Connelly


Synopsis: A Mother is determined to rally her dysfunctional family into having their own comic reality tv show!













BEST GENRE CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Film: Spilling Salt

Directed by: Natalia Armienta


Synopsis: Bolivia holds a sea of salt, the heart of the spirit of the earth "Pachamama" called Salar de Uyuni, the world largest reserve of lithium, at the time that protects us from UV rays. On the eve of a change of energy, the entire planet will share their future and destiny again.














BEST ANIMATION FILM

Film: By Rocket to Oblivion

Directed by: Matt Bissett-Johnson


Synopsis: A brave spaceman goes on a journey.

















BEST DRAMA FILM

Film: Ashes to Ashes

Directed by: Ashley Landrieu


Synopsis: Three adopted siblings meet for the first time in years to spread their mothers ashes.







BEST EXPERIMENT FILM

Film: AX

Directed by: Christopher Reichert


Synopsis:









BEST THRILLER FILM

Film: SCRIPT

Directed by: Piero Cannata


Synopsis: Two screenwriters, a ghost story, the night that goes on. Who will put an end to this?















BEST ROMANTIC FILM

Film: Stardust Memory

Directed by: Cindy Kemp


Synopsis: A woman hits the road to find the mystery lover she sees in her dreams every night.




BEST JURY AWARD

Film: re/cycle

Directed by: Rene Smaal


Synopsis: A forest, a bicycle, a man. Where did they come from? Where do they go? And in what order? A film in the true surrealist tradition, in the sense that only 'found' elements were used, and that it defies interpretation based on ordinary cause-and-effect time sequence.












BEST AWARDS TO PEOPLES

BEST DIRECTOR

Award goes to: Dustin Mills

Film: Paying Up

Directed by: Dustin Mills


Synopsis: A desperate heroin addict owes money to his violent dealer and decides to sell his very manhood to a cult to get the money. Horror is not always being chased by monsters , but sometimes the decision we make ourselves


BEST D.O.P

Award goes to: Enrico Banson & Sean Totanes

Film: Welcome to the Conspiracy!

Directed by: Sean Totanes


Synopsis: Art, an agoraphobic loser in a downward spiral, thinks the world is out to get him; that is until he meets the girl of his dreams. She offers a proposition - to be part of a project that will "cure his disease". Will she be able to help him overcome his "syndrome", or is Mika, part of the conspiracy?










BEST SCREENWRITER

Award goes to: Joe Lam

Film: Fugitive Zero

Directed by: Joe Lam


Synopsis: An escaped convict discovers he's taking part in a live simulation where every moral decision determines his eligibility for parole.

Frankie and Derek are two men trapped in a warehouse who fight over a gun. In the struggle, the gun fires several times and leads to... Frankie waking up from the nightmare. He finds himself tied in a barn with fellow inmate, Casper, who plans to rape a young woman and use Frankie as the scapegoat. Unbeknownst to Frankie is the fact that Casper is acting within a live simulation designed to test a prisoner's moral behavior. He's under surveillance by a man named Baker, who runs the experimental parole to test if Frankie is reformed and eligible for parole. He's joined by Derek's mother, Victoria, who must approve of the parole if Frankie passes all of the moral tests. The story explores the choices Frankie makes that will lead to his redemption or imprisonment.


BEST EDITOR

Award goes to: Sean Totanes

Film: Welcome to the Conspiracy!

Directed by: Sean Totanes


Synopsis: Art, an agoraphobic loser in a downward spiral, thinks the world is out to get him; that is until he meets the girl of his dreams. She offers a proposition - to be part of a project that will "cure his disease". Will she be able to help him overcome his "syndrome", or is Mika, part of the conspiracy?

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