Best Film: ALTERNATURE MATH
Best Documentary: FAKE
Best Satire: I AM THE CANDIDATE
Best Direction: THEE WHO HESITATES…..
Best Sound & Music: RADIX 2
Best Cinematography: THE GAME THE DOUBT
Watch the Audience Feedback Videos of the films:
ALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min., USA, Comedy
Directed by David Maddox
A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.
FAKE, 8min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Alan J. Chriest
Fake news is not new – but now it’s digital. From click-bait headlines to cyber disinformation, we are easily manipulated. What do we gain and what do we lose by our unquestioned beliefs that control our actions?
I AM THE CANDIDATE, 3min., USA, Satire
Directed by Joseph Messer
THEE WHO HESITATES…., 8min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Kelly Perine
On April 24th, 2021, I got my 2nd vaccination shot. It came with a tinge of hope as I’d been locked down like the rest of the world for over a year. Now mere months later, with the Delta variant running rampant, the vaccination rates of African-Americans have slowed and we’re on the brink of another shutdown and outbreak. Why? In “Thee Who Hesitates…”, I explore my own journey to getting vaccinated and pondered the question of why African-Americans and people of color are still hesitant to get theirs. Even as the disease continues to spread.
RADIX 2, 6min., Japan, Dance
Directed by Cristiano Leone
RADIX, conceived and directed by Cristiano Leone, is an audio-visual project that promotes a dialogue between contemporary creation and historical heritage.
THE GAME THE DOUBT, 25min., Iran, Drama
Directed by Hamid Reza Mahmoudi
After a couple of years of effective efforts, Reza became a writer of the artist. He had to leave his country due to a lot of restrictions, which were an obstacle to achieve his dreams and his goals. Therefore, he made a pivotal decision which led to unexpected events and a lot of problems for him.