2018 awff WINNERS ANNOUNCED

BEST MOVIE

“The Lord Eagle” - Yakutia (Russian Federation)     Lord of Eagle is a masterpiece. Its cinematic simplicity showed us such a powerful interaction between men and nature . It reminds us that movie making is never about a huge budget and A lust star but an art expression of true hearts!

“The Lord Eagle” - Yakutia (Russian Federation)

Lord of Eagle is a masterpiece. Its cinematic simplicity showed us such a powerful interaction between men and nature . It reminds us that movie making is never about a huge budget and A lust star but an art expression of true hearts!



 

 Best ActoR:

Akylbek Abdykalykov in “Night Accident”     The actor who proved by his incredible work that love is not only possible but able to change human soul at any age.

Akylbek Abdykalykov in “Night Accident”

The actor who proved by his incredible work that love is not only possible but able to change human soul at any age.

 

Best new director:

Konstantin Khabenskiy - “Sobibor”, Russia     This is not the best best best holocaust movie we have seen but it indeed is a very ambitious first time directorial piece one has taken on , and it has many many many unforgettable powerful scenes and emotions we got to watch and be moved . The performances were also  Remarkable! So we solute such a shining talent and his compassionate film as his first !

Konstantin Khabenskiy - “Sobibor”, Russia

This is not the best best best holocaust movie we have seen but it indeed is a very ambitious first time directorial piece one has taken on , and it has many many many unforgettable powerful scenes and emotions we got to watch and be moved . The performances were also
Remarkable! So we solute such a shining talent and his compassionate film as his first !

Special Jury Award

“Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts” -Indonesia      The film encompasses female empowerment. The lead character, played by Marsha Timothy, is strong and still in the face of adversity. She’s not someone you want to mess with as the misogynistic men in this film quickly discover. The cinematography is beautiful and the storyline entertains from beginning to end. Sprinkled with dark humor, this drama peeks into the lives of other characters and continues with the theme of female resilience and sisterhood.

“Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts” -Indonesia

The film encompasses female empowerment. The lead character, played by Marsha Timothy, is strong and still in the face of adversity. She’s not someone you want to mess with as the misogynistic men in this film quickly discover. The cinematography is beautiful and the storyline entertains from beginning to end. Sprinkled with dark humor, this drama peeks into the lives of other characters and continues with the theme of female resilience and sisterhood.

 

Best Actress:

Zahraa Ghandour in “ The Journey”      Poignant and powerful raw performance.

Zahraa Ghandour in “The Journey”

Poignant and powerful raw performance.

 

JURY CHOICE AWARD

Best director and Cinematographer:

Emir Baigazin - “The River”, Kazakhstan     "The River" by Emir Baigazin for directing and photographing a mesmerizing, astonishing, and deeply moving film. His camera is guiding us through a poetic, highly original, genuine, and rigorous cinematic language The River meaningful point of view invite us to face our own humanity, superstitions, fears, and desires with spellbinding mystery and enlightening lyricism.

Emir Baigazin - “The River”, Kazakhstan

"The River" by Emir Baigazin for directing and photographing a mesmerizing, astonishing, and deeply moving film. His camera is guiding us through a poetic, highly original, genuine, and rigorous cinematic language The River meaningful point of view invite us to face our own humanity, superstitions, fears, and desires with spellbinding mystery and enlightening lyricism.

Audience Award

“Buffalo Boys” - Singapore    A $10,000 prize was awarded by sponsor Mr. Kieob Park from CRP & SOOM.

“Buffalo Boys” - Singapore

A $10,000 prize was awarded by sponsor Mr. Kieob Park from CRP & SOOM.