6th Annual Festigious 2020 - The Nominees





We're excited to announce nominees for the 6th annual Festigious 2020:


Best of Fest 2020

Relish - Justin Ward

Why She Smiles - Caroline Sims

The Return - Jon Fish

Roadside - Peter Falls

The Day You Long For - Benoit Ganesan, Ciaran Page

Written Words - Chelsea Nwasike

Shepard - Jourdan McClure, Philip Landa

Two Autumns in Paris - Gibelys Coronado, Gustavo Michelena, Francisco Villarroel

Wienerland - Jan Woletz, Stefan Polasek

Inhale - Brian Chambers, Derek Lamoureux, Nik Pilecki

Night Watch - Allen Chiang

The System - Michael Cruz, Howard Bowler



Best Narrative Feature

Relish - Justin Ward

In Love with Ally Barker - Chris Smellin, Robert Smellin

Gossip - Xu Jun

Because of You - Zeng Zhen

Wuthering Heights - Bryan R Ferriter, Quincey Kuiava, J. Owen Rogers

Shepard - Jourdan McClure, Philip Landa

Once Upon a Judgment Day - Mehmet Tanrisever

Mambo Man - Mo Fini, Edesio Alejandro

The Real Exorcist - Shokyo Oda

Million Loves in Me - Sampson Yuen, Tiong Wooi Lim, John Y, Jeremy Tan

The Secret - Ben Wicks

Night Watch - Allen Chiang



Best Narrative Short

Lost Treasure of the Valley - Robert Husted

A Touch of Aurora - Aditya Patwardhan

Ruby Baby - Lee Mcqueen

Roadside - Peter Falls

Métèque - Lauren Blackwell, Lyna Dubarry, Lou Stassen

Written Words - Chelsea Nwasike

Windblown - Usher Morgan

Distance - Jesse Edwards

A-Symmetry - Sam Bradford, Grace Sargeant

Noche Loca - Julio Cesar Gonzalez

Forum - J. Michael Kallet

Jane Doe - Brett Rickaby



Best Indie Feature

The Great Charade - Rodeo Strange, Daniel Strange

Creeping Out - Jakub Mateusz Boruń

Deadly Promises - Joseph Ramos, Julian Crouser, Thomas Crouser Jr, Sandra L Bucy

Wicked Trails - Deepanshu Singh

The Wager - Mark Justice, Jim Gloyd

City of Salt - Alicia Oberle Farmer

The Texas Railroad Killer - Luis Antonio Rodriguez, Israel Rios

Between Two Worlds - Hyung Kun (Hillfinger) Hwang

Wuthering Heights - Bryan R Ferriter, Quincey Kuiava, J. Owen Rogers

PEP-Uganda - Renford Reese

Savoy: Saga Of An Icon - Kshitij Sharma

You Won't Remember Me - Victor Blaho



Best Indie Short

Luna's Fortress - Pawel Swierczynski

9862 - Giles Greenwood, Jonathan Digby

Mrs Blaquill - Luiza Oliveira

Forest of Light - Allan Riggs, William Nunes, Charles Chu

Dirty Sexy Children - Clemy Clarke

Satin White - Ingrid Hoyos

Basic - Chelsea Devantez

If You Love Her, Let Her Go - Ilan Zerrouki

Spending Time With You - Josh Pafchek

Across The Room - Mellinda Hensley, Matt Clifford

Lifeless - Alex Fedosov, Elvira Sinelnik

Love Trumps Hate - Steven Krasner



Best Web/TV Pilot

Whiteboard Challenge - Michael Kureth

Limbo - Pat Dortch

Wienerland - Jan Woletz, Stefan Polasek

Harbor Island - Tiffany Rhodes

The Giant Deep Reds - Maurice Micallef, Chris Micallef

All In Favor - Sally Lomidze

Harvey Wallbanger - Abdul Stone Jackson

Double Jack - Stephanie Stern

The Deets' - Amondre Jackson

The Gliwensbourg Chronicles - Emilie Tommasi

The Hinsdale Archives - Ryan Wefelmeyer

Murray Ghost - Brian Herskowitz



Best Web/TV Series

Forests and Thieves - Zenon Samuels

Hellier: Season 2 - Karl Pfeiffer, Greg Newkirk, Dana Newkirk, Connor J Randall

Who Killed Romeo & Juliet? - Mark Deere

Magenta - Gabriele Tacchi

Double Jack - Stephanie Stern

Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor - Keith Edward Barnfather

The Honey Trapper Season 2 - Felise Garcia

Benza English - Raito Nishizaka, Michael Williams, Christopher McCombs

Frank James - Jon Massey

Chronofilm - Robert Hypes

Murray Ghost - Brian Herskowitz

The Gliwensbourg Chronicles - Emilie Tommasi



Best Documentary Feature

Dreams At Sea - Steve Brown

Psychics - Ellen Pun, Zevia Tong, Dick Tso, Roger Chow

Why She Smiles - Caroline Sims

Gateway - Dana Richie

In This World - Anna Kauber

The Dalai Lama: Scientist - Dawn Gifford Engle

Mr Lee: 20 Years of Power - Juan Salas

Savoy: Saga Of An Icon - Kshitij Sharma

Slava's Journey: Secrets of Snow - Steve Haisman, Clive Howard

Ciao Anita - Jacques Lipkau Goyard, Marco Kuveiller

The Fear Engine - Andy Ross

Last Call for Tomorrow - Gary Null, Valerie Van Cleve



Best Documentary Short

The Last Harvest - Alexis Spradic

Beyond The Trees: Delores - Steve Conry

The Champ of Champs - Brian Johnston

Swipe Left: The Age of Disposable Relationships - Amber Ostergaard

The Return - Jon Fish

The Bobby Chacon Story - Richard Poche

The Beautiful Mudanjiang - Wen Tian

In the Same Direction: Jeff Pifher & Socrates' Trial - Alexander Craven

Overcoming Obstacles Through a United Culture - Heewon Kim

Fiction About Country C - Xueqing Yin

Sleep in Heavenly Peace - A Bed for All Children - Steve Colwell, Teri Horsley

Inhale - Brian Chambers, Derek Lamoureux, Nik Pilecki



Best Animation

Harvest - Sun Lijun

NoWhereMan - Chong Liu, Kuan Ting Lu, Han Chen Chang

Two Different Kinds of Love - Alyce Vest

Oh Deer Rides The Bus - Emily Trueswell

Birds Of A Feather - Varad Bhamburdekar

The Butterfly Cage - Hélèna Serra, Maxime Sabisik

Nightwalkers - Daniel M Rosales

Sight - Lee Lacey

Depth of The Skin - Jay San

Stick To Manual - Christian Antonini, Tanice Arnold

Monster - Shin Junsik

The Train to Qinling - Shir Baron



Best Music Video

In the end - Lenylson Luan

Devil - Thorsten Kramer

Intoxicated - Claudio Zagarini

The Real Exorcist - Sayaka Okawa, Koutaro Ishida

Azhar's Aria - Madina Altynbayeva

Devotchka "Done With Those Days" - Marcin Biegunajtys, Nick Urata

Anpu - Zoea - Powei Su

The Void - Jakob Kaiser

Saturno TV - Nectarín - Julio Hormaeche

Two Arms Apart - Renee Jonas, Sven Tydeman, Elizabeth Usher, Ben Chai

Emotional Terrorist - Cetre Pegues

Finding - Sigmund Washington, George Burton



Best Student Film

A Land Where Children Play - Alexia Garcia del Rio

Heartstruck - Ian Thomas Kent

Caroline - Sang Ma

Unapeeling - Amber Baris

The Four Stages of Cancer According to Introverts - Almas Alardhi

Birds Of A Feather - Varad Bhamburdekar

The 14th - Qi Qi

June - Yangxuan Zhou

The Day You Long For - Benoit Ganesan, Ciaran Page

Cranberry - Savannah Sivert, Sarah Buchanan

Written Words - Chelsea Nwasike

Das Kleid - Ethan Ardalan -



Best Director

Because of You - Zeng Zhen

The Painting - Sergey Kalvarskiy, Stanislav Romanovsky

Gateway - Dana Richie

Strings of Sorrow - Mehmet Tanrisever

A Lack of Colour - Craig Brownrigg

Resurrection - Sabine Crossen

Aleita - Seungwon Gio Park

Distance - Jesse Edwards

The Last Man on Earth - April Phillips

Wienerland - Jan Woletz, Stefan Polasek

Written Words - Chelsea Nwasike

Tender is the Kiss - Longwei Deng



Best First Time Director (Feature)

Deadly Promises - Joseph Ramos

City of Salt - Alicia Oberle Farmer

Symphoria - Catherine Dao

In your honor - Mauro Romero

The Real Exorcist - Shokyo Oda

The Gliwensbourg Chronicles - Emilie Tommasi

Gateway - Dana Richie

Slava's Journey: Secrets of Snow - Steve Haisman, Clive Howard

Wicked Trails - Deepanshu Singh

Limbo - Pat Dortch

No Defense - Sara Ganim

Two Autumns in Paris - Gibelys Coronado



Best First Time Director (Short)

Ghost in the Gun - Andrew Chen

Mathilda - Yaqi Tao

The Job Interview - Joncart Jonathan

Black Heart, Red Hands - Russell Southam

Consent - Niz Fernandez

The Train to Qinling - Shir Baron

Outside the Angel City - Taylor Bright -

Victims - Zachary L. Harris

Letters from a Father - Andrea Fantauzzi

Kite - HongWei Wang

Inn Communication - Esther Mira

Sixth Grade - Yuzhuo Wang



Best Actor

My American Dream - Lincoln Fu

Two Autumns in Paris - Slavsko Sorman

A Touch of Aurora - Al Danuzio

Wienerland - David Wurawa

9862 - Jonathan Digby

Resemblance - Jordan Woods-Robinson

Limbo - Pat Dortch

The Day You Long For - Charles Sandford

Night Watch - Xin Guo

Bad Assistant - Jason Schwartzman

Leave 'em Laughing - Matthew Glave

Shepard - Kurt Krause



Best Actress

Relish - Hana Hayes

Because of You - PiPi Yao

Caroline - Cheryl Dent

Two Autumns in Paris - Maria Antonieta Hidalgo

Ruby Baby - Hervine De Boodt

Roadside - Tessa Ferrer

Wienerland - Jeannine Mik

The Last Man on Earth - Greer Phillips

In Love with Ally Barker - Laura Jane Turner

Written Words - Victoria Floro

Jane Doe - Amanda Lamberti - Brett Rickaby -

Windblown - Katie Vincent



Best Duo

Because of You - PiPi Yao & Chen Pin Hsuan

A Lack of Colour - Dylan Barrett & Viktor Sawchuk

Roadside - Tessa Ferrer & Peter Falls

Butterfly - Micah Fitzgerald & Jade Lorna Sullivan

Shepard - Will Beinbrink & Kurt Krause

Caroline - Lauren Faulkner & Cheryl Dent

The System - Ashley Olivia Fisher & Daniel Puig

In Love with Ally Barker - Laura Jane Turner & Sarah Clarke - Chris Smellin, Robert Smellin

River - Mary Cameron Rogers & Alexandra Rose

Two Autumns in Paris - Maria Antonieta Hidalgo & Slavsko Sorman

Windblown - Katie Vincent & Jacob A. Ware

The Day You Long For - Charles Sandford & Claire Marlein



Best Ensemble

Relish - Tyler DiChiara, Hana Hayes, Mateus Ward, Rio Mangini, James Morrison, Angel Parker, Chelsea Zhang, Matt Nardozzi, Diane Delano

The Escape Room - Jolie Vanier, Alfredo Rose, Laurelle Mabalot, Brett Schaberg, Nicoletta Hynes, Emma Freyre, Bessy Adut

Ruby Baby - Lee McQueen, Hervine De Boodt, Bradley Bissett

Pajama Party Work Night - Rio Scafone, Christina Nicole, Caitlin Burt, Melissa O'Brien, Whitney Wagner, Rose Anne Nepa, Mark Boyd, Barton Bund, Josiah Vaccaro - Patrick Neff

Orisha - Juston Graber, Drew Anthony, Danny Brown, Luis Fernandez-Gil, Jack Duarte, Eric Hemeng, Peter Nuoffer

Wienerland - David Wurawa, Jeannine Mik, Michael Pink, Barbara Kaudelka, Max Grodenchik, Clara Montocchio

As One - Nick Dillenburg, Tawny Sorensen, Bisa Dawes

Jane Doe - Brett Rickaby, Amanda Lamberti, Paola Deocampo, John Elsen

The System - Ashley Olivia Fisher, Nick Jordan, Akintola Jiboyewa, Daniel Puig, Derek Dimir, Kynzi Lee Adams, John Carlin, Riti Sachdeva, John Jezior, Julio A. Sanchez, Annabelle Zasowski - dir. Michael Cruz, Howard Bowler

Shepard - Will Beinbrink, Kurt Krause, Kareem Grimes, Greg Proops, Paulina Alvarez, Ashley Nicole Williams - dir. Jourdan McClure

Deadly Promises - Julian Crouser, Isabella Salazar, Braeden Wilson, MJ Wolfe

The Painting - Yury Chursin, Igor Mirkurbanov, Maria Antipp, Pavel Maykov, Andrey Rudensky, Sergey Shnurov, Tatyevik Khachatrian



Best Cinematography

Because of You - Wang Jung Lu

Hey, Someone's Here - Chen Yu

Ruby Baby - Owain Wilshaw

Resemblance - Daniel Stilling

The Day You Long For - Lewis Thompson

Windblown - Usher Morgan

Aleita - Ashton J. Harrewyn

Deadly Promises - Ian Brander

Mathilda - Ai Chung

Wienerland - Ulrich Neuburg, Florian Gintenreiter

Susie - Stephanie Gould

Relish - Bryan Koss



Best Editing

Ghost in the Gun - Patrick Devaney, Sam Purdy, Stephen Berke, Rena Yamamoto

Why She Smiles - Caroline Sims, Noah Hanson

The Escape Room - Yin Lui

Pajama Party Work Night - Patrick Neff

Darkest Age - Kaleb Woodward - Isabella Jacqueline

Savoy: Saga Of An Icon - Kshitij Sharma

Deadly Promises - Anthony Sylvers

Orisha - Drew Anthony

Wienerland - Jan Woletz, Stefan Polasek

Zero Point - Ryan Graham-Laughlin

Written Words - Chelsea Nwasike

Relish - Erik Swanson



Best Score

Making Time - Grant Pichla

The Divisible - The Last Dance - Jon Altham

The Return - Brittany Losee

A Thousand Cranes - Eiko Yichen Jin

Basic - Tara Trudel - Chelsea Devantez

Darkest Age - ROMAN MOLINO DUNN - Isabella Jacqueline

Huo Zhe - Kino Lee

Sixth Grade - Yuqi Zhou

Mathilda - Cali Wang

City of Salt - Donovan Colton

Wienerland - Horst Schnattler

Symphoria - David Lamont



Best Screenplay

Fake ID - Eric Sollars, Scott Sollars

The Butterfly Chain - Andres Quimi

1966 - Elisee Stpreux jr

It Means - Josh Madden

Levi's Pet Emporium - Gemma Paul

Horrible Hannah - Geoffrey D Sollars, Michael D Sollars, Eric G Sollars

The Red Cloth - Bo Svenson

Room Service - Joseph D'Urso

Brook Farm - Alexander Wake

Kaltenhouse - Don Thompson

Dig Deeper - Girault Seger -

Hush - Connor Rielly



Best Television Script

Out of This World - Darren Butler

Rough Stock - Seppe Van Beneden

Run and Hide - Steve Crawshaw

The Belfast Connection - John Donovan

Chums - Jaye Mary Younkin

Levi's Pet Emporium - Gemma Paul

The Janitor - Christopher Hughes -

Farther and Out - Marc Bauer

Tee - David LeBlanc

Work of Art - Patrick D. Davis

Currently Katie - Hannah Petosa

Untitled Gay Hitman Project - James Tison, Gus Constantellis


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