RedWood Film Festival team glad to announce the list of Winner of October Edition.
BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS
BEST SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH
Film: Tender Vow
Directed by: Ashton K Bracciodieta
Synopsis: When the everyday work life starts to take over their marriage. Robert must figure out a way to repair the rift between him and his wife Janice. But fate will deal them a tragic blow and Robert will left wishing for one last chance to complete a promise. A promise that only heaven can fulfill with a little help from an angel.
BEST LGBT FILM OF THE MONTH
Directed by: Aniez Atlas
Synopsis: The story about a woman in love with another woman in love with a man.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE MONTH
Directed by: Salla Hongisto
Synopsis: Escaping the cage that the mind has built helps one to become what one truly is.
BEST WEB SERIES OF THE MONTH
"Not Enough Entries"
BEST GENRE CATEGORIES AWARDS
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OF THE MONTH
Film: EVERYONE IN HAWAII HAS A SIXPACK ALREADY
Directed by: Marvin Hesse
Synopsis: Teenagers lie in the black, warm sand, the soft glowing backlight of the deep sun makes them look beautiful. An enviable situation. They horse around like children, flirt and chat about future plans. Barely grown together as a group of individuals they’ll be torn apart next summer. They’re forced to leave their home in the Atlantic Ocean, La Gomera, the second smallest island of the Canaries. This clique will be split up across the archipelago and Europe,
some of them have German, English or Italien roots. Experiences turning into memories. Identities in the making.
2nd BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OF THE MONTH
Film: LIVING ON THE EDGE - DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD
Directed by: OPENDER CHANANA
Synopsis: My documentary is startling revelation about the abysmal working conditions in Bollywood which is now laying claim to be global giant and churning out thousands of hours of content. The technicians and workers are deprived of social security and long punishing working hours take their toll on their health. The basic and fundamental safety measures are absent leading to accidents with unfailing regularity. Basic facilities such as clean toilets and hygienically prepared food are not accessible. In nutshell human rights are violated on sets and locations with impunity.
Mi documental es una sorprendente revelación sobre las pésimas condiciones de trabajo en Bollywood, que ahora dice ser un gigante global y genera miles de horas de contenido. Los técnicos y los trabajadores están privados de la seguridad social y las largas jornadas laborales que castigan afectan su salud. Las medidas de seguridad básicas y fundamentales están ausentes y conducen a accidentes con una regularidad infalible. No se puede acceder a las instalaciones básicas, como baños limpios y alimentos preparados higiénicamente. En pocas palabras, los derechos humanos se violan en escenarios y lugares con impunidad.
BEST ANIMATION FILM OF THE MONTH
Film: Helena's Dream
Directed by: Heloise Magny
Synopsis: Helena is a little girl who suffers from cancer and who is fighting this crucial disease in her hospital room. One night she falls asleep and starts dreaming...
The film won the best director animation award and best foreign film award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFF). It also won the best animation award at the Direct Short Online Film Festival, along with two awards of merit at the Accolade Global Film Competition and Best Shorts competition. The film is currently in partnership with OPERATION ENFANT SOLEIL in Quebec to raise money for children suffering from diseases.
2nd BEST ANIMATION FILM OF THE MONTH
Directed by: Emerson EAGP
Synopsis: By gaining and experiencing donated superpowers from a tree, the adolescent hurts the tree and loses such powers. Desiring to help the tree, he develops his own powers and saves the tree.
BEST DRAMA FILM OF THE MONTH
Film: The Reprogramming of Jeremy
Directed by: Gail Wagner
Synopsis: A fictional docudrama about the journey of a shy bullied teen with a secret sent to a special "conversion" camp to be re-programmed.
BEST HORROR/THRILLER FILM OF THE MONTH
Film: I Will Crush You & Go To Hell
Directed by: Fabio Soares, Célia Paysan
Synopsis: At their father’s funeral, Colorado and Louise Fox discover the
existence of an exclusive and mysterious heiress: Apple Pie. Together, they set out to find who she is and hit the road to get the
I Will Crush You & Go to Hell is a feminine and psychedelic road movie telling the journey of two sisters running away from their past to give their lives a new meaning. Raw, violent and poetic at the same time, the film is a quest about deliverance and freedom.
BEST JURY AWARD OF THE MONTH
Film: Ab Mujhe Udna Hai - Let me soar high!
Directed by: Suujoy J. Mukerji
Synopsis: Set in the backdrop of an urban landscape, as the maximum city, Mumbai, is buzzing with activities, Devikajeet, an 18 year old chirpy and vivacious teenager parties with her friends at a posh night club. A group of three misguided boys, in their youth, try to get close to Devika and her friends but are snubbed at when they try to get cosy. After the party is over, Devika’s friends bid her goodbye and as they leave, barely moments later, she is cornered by one of the guys and taken inside their car.
BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
BEST DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH
Award goes to: Nathan Cragun
Directed by: Nathan Cragun
Synopsis: A young soldier, conflicted by his past, is faced with his greatest obstacle: himself.
BEST D.O.P OF THE MONTH
Award goes to:
Film: Conquer the World
Directed by: Federico Del Buono
Synopsis: Giada is living a very deep conflict with herself. In the process of a new theatrical performance, the phantom of a mistake on the stage, made two years before, will undermine her already fragile certainties.
BEST SCREENWRITER OF THE MONTH
Award goes to: Katsuhide Yamaga
Directed by: Katsuhide Yamago
Synopsis: In near future, a man live in the perishing world completely alone. One day, a boy come from sea completely naked at the world where human could not live without wearing protective clothing. Now, it begin the last summer of human and new species. Encounter of the new human race and the old mankind.
BEST EDITOR OF THE MONTH
Award goes to: Film: BPM Directed by: Greg Robbins
Synopsis: A jogger searching for cheap thrills stumbles upon something more exhilarating.
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