February 2020 - Winner

Updated: Jun 2


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.








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