“The Lord Eagle” - Yakutia (Russian Federation)
"The Lord Eagle" is a masterpiece in its cinematic simplicity, demonstrating a powerful interaction between man and nature.
Akylbek Abdykalykov in “Night Accident”
An incredible performance from a Kyrgyz actor, proving that love is not only possible, but also able to change the human soul, at any age.
Konstantin Khabenskiy - “Sobibor”, Russia
A very ambitious debut, with many powerful and unforgettable scenes, along with some remarkable performances.
“Buffalo Boys” - Singapore
A martial arts-western crowd pleaser with plenty of entertaining and exciting action sequences.
A $10,000 prize.
Zahraa Ghandour in “The Journey”
A poignant and powerful, raw performance from the Iraqi-Lebanese actress, set in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war.
“Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts” -Indonesia
A film about female empowerment with beautiful cinematography and an entertaining storyline, sprinkled with dark humour.
Emir Baigazin - “The River”, Kazakhstan
"The River" is a mesmerizing, astonishing and deeply moving film, Baigazin's camera guiding the audience through a poetic, highly original, genuine and rigorous cinematic experience.