March 2021 - Winner


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"