Retro Avant Garde Film Festival 

New York City

 

Best Retro Avant Garde Feature Film

Winners

 

 

 

 

Best Retro Avant Garde Short Film

Winner

Aufm Deich

Dir. Jakob Reuter

Germany

 

“The tides are coming. Feelings disappear. Saying goodbye to an era.

On the dyke. ” In the new music video of german pop singer Lisa

Spielmann, we dive into an eerily beautiful parallel world made of

concrete and water.

Finalist

In Your Room

Dir. Alessandro Amaducci

Italy

 

Planet M in Outer Space

Dir. Peter Meng

United States

 

 

 

 

 

Best Drama Feature Film

Winner

Makhom

Dir. Leila Rastyamovna Salakhatdinova

Russian Federation

 

 

Honorable Mention Films

Winners

Mind Exchange Music Presents :

Layne Marie Williams The Adventures of Ms Glitch

Live Film Score

Dir. Donny Walker

United States

 

Psychology of Migration 30’

Dir. Ferhat Atik

Turkey

 

Traditional Indigenous Ways of Being

Dir. Ed Breeding

United States

 

 

Artist Unmasked

Dir. Dario Mohr

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Documentary Feature Film

Winner

Koshukuro

Dir. Victor Castro

Portugal

A group of rare birds flew over northern Mozambique, two wingless rare

birds were left behind and got lost from the group ... lost and in despair,

the two wingless rare birds were saved by Helpo, a non-governmental

organization.

 

Studio 2091- A Venetian Story

Dir. Nau Germoglio

Italy

 

The Common Ground

Dir. Andrea Franceschini

Italy

 

Still the Spy of God

Dir. Thomas Josef Roth

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Documentary Short Film

Winner

Victims of Fun

Dir. Dan Schwert

United States

A retrospective graffiti documentary featuring some of Seattle's most

prominent street artists, as well as the perspectives of representatives

from anti-graffiti entities such as Goodbye Graffiti and Project Paint Out.

 

 

Physical Thoughts

Dir. Anne Hollowday

United States

 

 

Uncaught

Dir. Paul Kelly

Dir. Shabbir Ghadiali

United States

 

Shahiya Lahoriya – The Account of an Anti-Hero

Dir. Muhammad Razi

Pakistan

 

 

Talking Portraits

Dir. Jeronimo Sarmiento

Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Drama Short Film

Winner

Amend

Dir. John Patrick Hayden

United States

 

 

Finalist

The Space Since and In Between

Dir. Francisco Solorzano

United States

 

 

8 Loops

Dir. Nils Lane

France

 

Dance Dance !

Dir. Ralph Reyes

United States

 

 

The House

Dir. Saoud Bouebaid

Kuwait

 

Black Koffee

Dir. Rodney Cox

United States

 

Just Like Water

Dir. Manos Triantafillakis

Greece

 

The Girl at Number 42

Dir. Sarane McDougall

United Kingdom

 

Rejects

Dir. Austin Buchanan

Dir. Samuel Niall

United States

 

Worried about the matches ?

Dir. Angelina Turska

Ukraine

 

Dark Hearts

Dir. Kevin Van Stevenson

United States

 

 

Orphism

Dir. Tristan Szabo Culbert

United States

 

People Show 138 : Last Day

Dir. Gareth Brierley

United Kingdom

 

Emi

Dir. Arnaud Prochasson

France

 

 

Skip Her

Dir. Sara key

Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Comedy Short Film

Winner

The Time Paradox

Dir. Cary Sandoval

United States

Charles Ochoa, a physics professor, invents a machine that allows him

to send and receive images through the timeline.

 

 

All the Time

Dir. Alessio Naddeo

Italy

 

Flash Thunder93

Dir. Reuben Harvey

Ireland

 

 

Matty Boy

Dir. Dr Shahid Kamal

United Kingdom

 

Social – Security

Dir. Hugo Brument

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Horror Short Film

Winner

Porcelain Doll

Dir. Cecilia Seaward

United States

Lisa arrives at her vacation rental apartment to find that it's been

double-booked. It all seems to be an honest mistake until she's forced to

fight with the other guests for what's rightfully hers.

 

 

The Performing Chef

Dir. William Oates

United Kingdom

  

 

Best Noir Short Film

Winner

Music Box

Dir. Simon Richards

United Kingdom

 

 

Echoes of Kerberos

Dir. Steve Brock

United States

 

 

New Year’s Kiss

Dir. DT Kofoed

Dir. Lee Ivy

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Sci Fiction Short Film

Winner

Q : Ghostly remote Effect

Dir. Marcus Hanisch

Germany

In the future. A hi-tech-lab. Scientist P is testing quantum-gynoid Q and

sets off on a mission to an undiscovered nature. On the journey she

discovers a ghostly remote effect between herself and the robot. Will she

maintain in control, when nature starts changing?

 

 

Protector

Dir. Chris Lee

China

 

 

Shedding

Dir. Alessandro Amaducci

Italy

 

 

 

 

 

Best Experimental Short Film

Winner

Quantum Superposition

Dir. Clara Janzen

United States

 

 

Save Me

Dir. Michael Coppola

United Kingdom

 

Gates

Dir. Antoine Marc

United Kingdom

 

The Detached Observer

(L’observatrice Detachee)

Dir. Serena Marija

United Kingdom

 

 

4.5m

Dir. Kim Je Hyun

Republic of Korea

 

New York Minute

Dir. Lynn Bianchi

United States

 

 

Rebirth of Venus

Dir. Robin Noorda

Netherlands

 

The Road of the Weather

Dir. Afroditi Tavri

China

 

Sugar Sweats

Dir. Matthew Lo Re’

United States

 

Human Applications

Dir. Marina Landia

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Art Short Film

Winner

Hairless

Dir. Madyha Leghari

Pakistan

 

Studies at Huningue / Basel or the tree to sleep

Dir. Luz P. Kayser

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Surrealism Short Film

Winner

Among Dreams

Dir. Joaquim Pavao

Portugal


SCULP is a cinematographic project created by the director Joaquim

Pavão around the sculptures from the collection of the International

Museum of Contemporary Sculpture - MIEC. In SCULP is constructed a

dystopian narrative where, in a context of struggle for human survival

on planet Earth, the free will of most human beings is replaced by the

"right will" established by a small group and communicated to each

individual by a voice generated in an algorithmic system.

 

 

Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock

Dir. Federica Foglia

Italy

 

Prazan Hod

Dir. Anisa Hodzic

United States

 

 

 

 

 

Best Expressionism Short Film

Winner

Nine White Moons

Dir. Seth Gabrielsson

Australia

 

Sodo Express

Dir. Suridh Hassan

United States

 

 

Anima

Dir. Mo Qian

China

 

 

Just Three Words

Dir. Graeme Finlayson

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Psychedelic Fantasy

Winner 

See Me : A Walk Through London’s Gay

(UN) Seen (2020)

Dir. Lee Campbell

United Kingdom

This film is made using digital transfer versions of c90 tape compilations

I made between 1992-1995, juxtaposed with moving image footage of

me in 2018 and 2020 and a typeface font graphic ‘See Me that I designed

in 2005. The c90 cassette on screen is the cassette compilation that I still

have from 1994.

 

 

Driftwood III – Baby Aien

Dir. Roberta Wallach

United States

 

 

Big Hand Nick : First Assignment

Dir. Paul Stamas

Dir. Matthew Stamas

United States

 

 

Vanilla Purple

Dir. Matthew Lo Re’

United States

 

 

Dada Ship

Dir. Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

United States

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Best Music Video

Winner 

Wanna Be Basquiat

Dir. Joao Pombeiro

Portugal

 

“Wanna Be Basquiat” is an experimental short film/music video that

follows a somewhat abstract narrative about industrial and suburban

development, and the dream of prosperity, using hundreds of clippings

from vintage images and film.

 

Songs by Ruth I love you

Dir. Vadim Key

United States

 

 

Echo From Memory

Dir. Lisha Liang

China

 

 

Back to Nature

Dir. Joao Pombeiro

Portugal

 

 

George Floyd : Say Their Names (Video)

Dir. Christopher R. Owens

Dir. Alyssa Dann

United States

 

 

Desert Flower Interlude

Dir. Kristen Kiertzner

United States

 

 

Non so Dove, Ma Insieme

Dir. Luca Finotti

Italy

 

 

Looking for a new place to begin

Dir. Henrique Sauer

Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Animation  

Winner 

Mime your Manners

Dir. Kate Namowicz

Dir. Skyler Porras

United States

 

An arrogant man berates a mime. As a consequence, he is transformed

into a mime till he learns to treat others how he would like to be treated.

 

Something Fishy

Dir. David Creighton

Canada

 

 

On / Off

Dir. Nicolas P. Villareal

Argentina

 

 

The Cat and the Alien

Dir. Gabriana Gambino

United States

 

My Dear Quarantine

Dir. Ewa Maria Wolska

Poland

Remake Remodel

Dir. Alessandro Amaducci

Italy

 

 

The Boy and the Mountain

Dir. Santiago Aguilera

Dir. Gabriel Monreal

Chile

 

 

The Water of the earth

Dir. Romain Claris

France

 

 

These are the Books We’re reading Right now

Dir. Gabriel M. Freed

United States

 

 

Butterfly & Mouse

Dir. Mira Yankova

Bulgaria

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Awards and Winner Films

Best Director Feature Film

Winner 

Dir. Gnassounou Koffi Chico

Repentance

France

 

Best Director Short Film

Winner 

 

 

 

Best Actor Feature Film

Winner 

Keisuke Ishida

Darkness of Otherwhere

Japan

 

 

 

 

Finalist

Michael Lake

My Dying Heart

Dir. Stuart G. Robertson

Canada

 

 

 

 

Best Actor Short Film

Winner 

Yevhenii Konoshchuk

Worried about the matches ?

Dir. Angelina Turska

Ukraine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Actress Feature Film

Winner 

Camila Llano

The Chosen Path

Dir. Eric Iglesias

United States

 

 

Best Actress Short Film

Winner 

Effi Rabsilber

Q : Ghostly remote effect

Dir. Marcus Hanisch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Cinematography Feature Film

Winner 

Fisher

Dir. Cassandra Bryson

United States

 

 

 

Best Cinematography Short Film

Winner 

Broken Angel

Dir. Christopher Long

United Sates

 

 

Finalist

Woman in the Red Dress

Dir. Sondre Fristad

Norway

 

 

 

 

 

Best Edition Feature Film

Winner 

The Chosen Path

Dir. Eric Iglesias

United States

 

 

Finalist

Edwin

Dir. Stuart G. Robertson

Canada

 

Ruins

Dir. Jay Mohan

United States

 

 

 

Best Edition Short Film

Winner 

An Indulgence

Dir. Valeria Lima

United States

 

 

Finalist

UnWelcomed Justice

Dir. Courtlin D. Fields

Dir. Eric Twitty

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Original Music Feature Film

Winner 

Fisher

Dir. Cassandra Bryson

United States

 

 

 

 

Best Original Music Short Film

Winner 

2020

Dir. Tom Bessoir

Composer. Thurston Moore

United States

 

 

 

Finalist

Trunk Show – Score

Composer. Mick Lynch

Composer. Chris Kuffner

Composer. Will Chase

 

Second to None

Dir. Carmen Lamar Gonzalez

United States

 

 

Anna

Dir. Eric Pineda

France

 

 

Butter Cup of Doom

Dir. Matthew Lo Re’

United States

 

 

The Lunatic

Dir. Michael Jeremiah

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Screenplay Feature Film

Winner 

Repentance

Dir. Gnassounou Koffi Chico

France

 

 

Finalist

Better Days the Movie

Dir. Rommell Meredith

United States

 

 

 

Best Screenplay Short Film

Winner 

Amend

Dir. John Patrick Hayden

United States

 

Finalist

I’m Not Here

Dir. Emel Saat

United States

 

Fisheye

Dir. John Rifici

United States

 

Luna’s Box

Dir. Hayden Carr-Loize

United States

 

A Vampire Kiss in the Plague of 1666

Dir. Karen Eterovich

United States  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Hair Style and Make up Feature Film

Winner 

My Dying Heart

Dir. Stuart G. Robertson

Canada

 

 

 

 

Best Hair Style and Make up Short Film

Winner 

Cyclone

Dir. Austin Tsung-Fu Chang

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retro Documentary Short Film

Winner

Herstory : The Short Biography of Adriane Chraibi or

How the Mindcatcher was Conceived,

Used and Then Destroyed.

Dir. Simon Barletti

Italy

 

 

Retro Short Film

Winner

Tapes from Thailand

Dir. Thorsten Wagner

Germany

 

Snowfall

Dir. Yasir Masood

Dir. Peter McCain

United States

 

 

 

1st NYC 4/20

Dir. Caroline Winston

United States

 

 

Say Hello to Man

Dir. Seth Gabrielsson

Australia

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