January 2019 - Winner



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

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Free

Directed by: Pedro Nogueira


Synopsis: *The producer holds all rights of the musics used on the short film*

This project is a short film about the despair a mother feels when she loses her only son, and her uncertainties about is she still a mother or not.













BEST ONE MINUTE SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Bringing schools where there are none!

Directed by: Gianmarco D'Agostino


Synopsis: 60 seconds to help an Italian NGO to build schools in the South of Bangladesh, where poor children can't afford the state schools.


BEST LGBT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Life's a Drag...

Directed by: Robin Royce Queree


Synopsis: Two old drag queens making up for a final show and pondering on life.


















BEST FEATURE FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Wake Up

Directed by: Joe Nowland


Synopsis: When a psychiatric doctor researches a young girls' diary to find out why she murdered her entire family, he begins to fall into the same state of insomnia and confusion that led her to lose her mind.















BEST STUDENT FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Your Loving, Virginia

Directed by: Casey Schoch


Synopsis: In this adaptation of the death of Virginia Woolf, on the last day of her life the characters from her books who were inspired by the people she held closest to her come alive.













BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Film: Your Eyes, Will I Ever

Directed by: Félicien Colmet Daâge


Synopsis: in a house lost in the middle of the desert a man sees his girlfriend gradually transform into a butterfly.




BEST WEB SERIES OF THE MONTH

Film: The Grimoire Chapters: Rem

Directed by: Michael Davis


Synopsis: Episode 5 - Here Comes The Boogeyman

Do you want to hear a bedtime story? A man who consumes the flesh of his kin shall be cursed to roam the land as a bloodthirsty beast. He will be plagued by an ancient evil that will invade his mind and force him to commit unspeakable acts. He is coming. Sleep tight.

(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: Walking on water

Directed by: Gianmarco D'Agostino


Synopsis: The flood of 1966 in Florence through the eyes, the camera and the creativity of Beppe Fantacci, who helped the famous artisans of Florence to survive the devastation of the city.

A forgotten story of desperation, creativity and recovery, the film features unreleased, amazing 16 mm color footage, and exclusive memories of the flood by families such as Bargellini, Ferragamo, Pucci, Tayar, and by gifted artisans who survived nowadays thanks to men like Beppe Fantacci.






BEST ANIMATION FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: God has already gone ahead

Directed by: PETER BÖVING


Synopsis: The Egyptian geese marches through the ages: From the bird´s perspective, a centuries-long settlement history is told. While the water level in the pond continues to fall, the inhabitants have the water up the neck. In the end, nothing stays as it was, only the goose suspects nothing bad.


BEST DRAMA FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Living Idle

Directed by: Ramana


Synopsis: Living Idle is a symbolic short film that reflects actions have consequences.


This is the story of an artist - a creative sculptor of idols,

that puts life and colour into clusters of mud and clay.

Ironically, he fails to add colour to his own creation- his world, his family, his child.


The narrative revolves around how a creation of the sculptor-

an idol of Goddess Durga punishes him (by rendering him indisposed and idle),

when he crosses all limits of abuse and shows him a life of yearning.

The film concludes with a deep dawn of realisation - of how a single action-

takes away from him his ability to be a prolific sculptor-

that of clay and stone and that of his child's future.


BEST THRILLER FILM OF THE MONTH

Film: Longshore

Directed by: Kevin Briot


Synopsis: LONGSHORE is a short film about a long buried secret. An ancestor went to her grave with a priceless ring, and only one person knows exactly where it is. But that's not going to stop another party from getting the ring - by any means necessary.













BEST JURY AWARD OF THE MONTH

Film: Whispers of a Red Rose

Directed by: Aniez Atlas


Synopsis: On a lovely sunny day at the park, Milan is enjoying her book when suddenly an intruder asks her questions about a rose...

















BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Fabian Cardenas

Film: Midway Home

Directed by: Fabian Cardenas


Synopsis: A visual odyssey of post traumatic stress as seen through the eyes of a young Army veteran, struggling with reality and civilian life, haunted by friends and those that brought her harm.














BEST D.O.P OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: BARRINGTON JENNINGS II

Film: Iniquity

Directed by: David Chavez


Synopsis: Four strangers wake up in a room. With no recollection of how or why they rush to reveal why they believe they are there in a battle against time for redemption.


BEST SCREENWRITER OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Irina Velichkova

Film: Dream for Happiness

Directed by: Irina Velichkova


Synopsis:







BEST EDITOR OF THE MONTH

Award goes to: Film: Mildred Directed by: Michael Ricci

Synopsis: Twelve Year Old Mildred must lead her family through the hardships of Depression-Era America. Can a girl so young meet the challenges that lay ahead?











BEST ACTOR OF THE MONTH (MALE)

Award goes to: Deyan Donkov "Miro"

Film: Dream for Happiness

Directed by: Irina Velichkova


Synopsis:







BEST ACTOR OF THE MONTH (FEMALE)

Award goes to: Heidy Torres "Clara"

Film: Midway Home

Directed by: Fabian Cardenas


Synopsis: A visual odyssey of post traumatic stress as seen through the eyes of a young Army veteran, struggling with reality and civilian life, haunted by friends and those that brought her harm.

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