Best of the Festival Winners BEST FILM of the FESTIVAL: Forever 27 - Dir. by Nicole Pott (UK) 1st RUNNER UP for BEST FILM: Stained Canvas - Dir. by Jayne Slater (UK) 2nd RUNNER UP for BEST FILM: The Boy and The Mountain - Dir. by Santiago Aguilera and Gabriel Monreal (Chile) BEST DIRECTOR of the FESTIVAL: Joffre Faria Silva - Being Brave (Canada) BEST WRITER of the FESTIVAL: Bella Maori - Ugly - Dir. by Bella Maori and Alyse Riley (USA) BEST ACTOR of the FESTIVAL: Washington Kirk - Ride to

Award of Recognition – December 2021

Albi Neziri, irizen productions (Switzerland), Consequences, Film Short (Student) Alfonso Otero (Mexico), Fan 666, Film Short Angel Baltasar (Spain), THE SUBMERGED VOICE, Experimental Angela Eames (United Kingdom), FLUX | MELTDOWN …not a moment to spare, Experimental Barbara G. Grant (USA), When the Government Lied: Waco’s Infrared Deception, Educational / Instructional / Training Bella Maori and Alyse Riley (USA), Ugly, Television – Pilot Program Benjamin J. Young (USA), Maw of Delu

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