DECEMBER 2018 - Winner

Updated: Dec 25, 2018



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

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: CADUCEA

Directed by: Christophe Mavroudis


Synopsis: "Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell'arte masks, but also a dark secret that won't be divulged until decades later. "


CADUCEA is an independant belgian short, an atmospheric and gothic tale, shot with a budget of less than 3200 euros and post-produced with 5000 euros and the help of the Clap ! and the WIP.








BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: NASTY WATER!

Directed by: Frank Luchs


Synopsis: Two firefighters are trying to extinguish a burning house but face a modern problem.

















BEST LGBT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Boy meets boy

Directed by: Jonathan MacPherson


Synopsis: Honest, true and raw. Vincent is searching for love in his isolated perfect life. He turns to online dating sites to meet the One! Steven catches his attention. Mystery and anxiousness builds a mood of desperation that transforms to chaos, curiosity and anticipation. A battle between perfection and passion; nervous romance leads to passion triumphing... or does it? Suspense builds as the battle takes place. Victory is in your perception.








BEST FEATURE FILM OF THE MONTH

Best Feature Film Will be announced on 25th January.



BEST STUDENT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: The Wish & The Wisp

Directed by: Vashmere Valentine


Synopsis: Two bickering siblings learn the true value of friendship and the magic of believing, when they find a real wish and encounter the menacing creature who wants it back!​












BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE MONTH

"Not Enough Entries"



BEST WEB SERIES OF THE MONTH

Film: It's You

Directed by: Jeffrey Jon Smith


Synopsis: “A forlorn spiritual healer trailing a history of failed relationships, uses a mysterious tea concentrate that enables her to travel into her past. Once there, she tries to reverse a bad decision made by her younger self but inadvertently triggers a series of disruptions in both her past and her present.



BEST GENRE CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: CAFE IRANI CHAII

Directed by: Dr. Mansoor Showghi Yezdi


Synopsis: This award winning documentary is about the Irani Chaiwala of Hindustan (Tea Vendors of Iran in India) who migrated from Iran and made India especially Mumbai their base.


Bun maska (Bread & Butter) and Irani chai (Irani Tea) – the combination makes most of us Mumbaikars (Mumbai, India inhabitants) nostalgic. Whether over a college project or serious political discussion at an Irani cafe, all have dunked butter slathered buns in sweet chai and eaten pocket-friendly meals. The city, once replete with hundreds of Irani cafes, now has only a handful remaining. Cafe Irani Chaii that has opened a new home in Mahim and is pumping life back into the Irani cafe culture, Cafe Irani Chaii manages to transport you to a different era. If not for the people using mobile phones, it’s quite easy to believe you’ve used a time-machine. The documentary by filmmaker Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi showcases how the Iranis have kept the Irani cafe culture alive to maintain the friendly ties between Iran and India. The double ‘I’s in the title of Cafe Irani Chaii stand for India and Iran and the brotherhood and love shared with ‘India Iran as Bhai Bhai’ or brothers.



BEST ANIMATION FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: FILMESQUE

Directed by: Vincenzo De Sio, Walton Zed (Davide Capasso)


Synopsis: In a near steampunk future the great film director Federico Fellini is in trouble with his camera. Totò 'The Clown' will help him and both will make a 'filmesque' trip. An art cartoon, a tribute to the cinema.














BEST DRAMA FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: KITAAB

Directed by: Kamlesh K Mishra


Synopsis: With the increasing influence of electronic gadgets, we are moving away from books. In other words, we can say that the books are getting away from us. Earlier, libraries were the largest centres of knowledge, science, fiction, literature etc. From morning to late evening, the libraries were filled with readers. The librarian used to serve its library and readers like an ardent satisfied seeker of knowledge.


But the increasing impact of electronic gadget made libraries dejected. The libraries continued to be depressed. Librarians are alone among the books and readers. We are trying to understand this situation through our film Kitaab, how painful it is for a librarian who laid his life for books and readers.


Legendary actor Late Tom Alter has played the role of an old librarian in this film and left no stone unturned to get the last reader coming to library. Just imagine/but think, what will happen to him when his last reader gets entangled with electronic gadgets and deserts library/stop coming to library. Kitaab leaves many questions before us and also raises some hopes.



BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM OF THE MONTH

"Not Enough Entries"



BEST HORROR/THRILLER FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: CADUCEA

Directed by: Christophe Mavroudis


Synopsis: "Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell'arte masks, but also a dark secret that won't be divulged until decades later. "


CADUCEA is an independant belgian short, an atmospheric and gothic tale, shot with a budget of less than 3200 euros and post-produced with 5000 euros and the help of the Clap ! and the WIP.








BEST ROMANTIC FILM OF THE MONTH

"Not Enough Entries"



BEST JURY AWARD OF THE MONTH

Film: A Soldier's Judgment

Directed by: David Black


Synopsis: A Soldier's Judgment is a short film tackling the question every soldier throughout time has asked themselves:

"Do my actions today affect what will happen to me in the future? Even if those actions are demanded by king, country, or even God?"

A Solder's Judgment is about the choices solders make and how memories, and even PTSD can guide their futures. A work of fiction, A Soldier's Judgment views like the Twilight Zone but has elements every veteran can identify with.





BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Rafael de Andrade

Film: Banalities

Directed by: Rafael de Andrade


Synopsis: Betrayed and arrears, Jorge deducts all your anger at the bricklayer working at his home. However, at times, banal decisions have unexpected consequences.













BEST D.O.P OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Guillaume Simonin

Film: CADUCEA

Directed by: Christophe Mavroudis


Synopsis: "Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell'arte masks, but also a dark secret that won't be divulged until decades later. "


CADUCEA is an independant belgian short, an atmospheric and gothic tale, shot with a budget of less than 3200 euros and post-produced with 5000 euros and the help of the Clap ! and the WIP.







BEST SCREENWRITER OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Michael Yurinko

Film: IMPURATUS

Directed by: Michael Yurinko


Synopsis: With an ice storm on his heels, Detective Clayton Douglas of the Allentown Police Dept. travels across the snow-covered road to what seems like the middle of nowhere. Out in this vast emptiness sits the massive state hospital. A modern marvel of its day. Clayton directs his car towards it. Inside, the hospital continues to impress. Clayton meets the receptionist and explains he was on a call with Dr. Heysinger when the line went dead. Being the inquisitive detective that he is, Clayton stops by to check things out. He's quickly met by Dr. Heysinger, who begins to tell him of the mysterious man in the basement who oddly enough asked for the detective by name. Daniel Glassman, a Civil War Vet not only asked for Clayton by name, he also wants to confess to something horrible. This situation is just too strange for Clayton to turn away and agrees to meet Daniel. In the basement, locked in a room is Daniel - a bloated, half-dead old man covered in scars. Eyes sunk but piercing. Already in the room is Sister Rose, who seems to be entranced by the sheer sight of Daniel, is present for medical aid and spiritual guidance. Daniel has a difficult time speaking so he wrote his confession down. As Dr. Heysinger reads the confession, we are transported back to 1863 and we see first hand what unbelievable events took place. Not only will it shock everyone involved but it will have them questioning their very fabric of faith and fighting for their lives.



BEST EDITOR OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Rachel McIntire Film: Homewrecker Directed by: Robert Hensley

Synopsis: Stan is a successful businessman with a great house, a fast car, and beautiful wife - and he's having an affair. When his wife finds out about his cheating, no one is safe. She gives new meaning to "til death do us part."














BEST ACTOR OF THE MONTH (MALE)

Award goes to: Joshua Carlin

Film: A Soldier's Judgment

Directed by: David Black


Synopsis: A Soldier's Judgment is a short film tackling the question every soldier throughout time has asked themselves:

"Do my actions today affect what will happen to me in the future? Even if those actions are demanded by king, country, or even God?"

A Solder's Judgment is about the choices solders make and how memories, and even PTSD can guide their futures. A work of fiction, A Soldier's Judgment views like the Twilight Zone but has elements every veteran can identify with.





BEST ACTOR OF THE MONTH (FEMALE)

Award goes to: Gracie Be Film: Homewrecker

Directed by: Robert Hensley


Synopsis: Stan is a successful businessman with a great house, a fast car, and beautiful wife - and he's having an affair. When his wife finds out about his cheating, no one is safe. She gives new meaning to "til death do us part."

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