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MONTHLY RESULTS November-2021

RESULTS (November-2021) CATEGORY: Animated Film  WINNER On / Off Directed by Nicolas P. Villarreal Argentina - CATEGORY:Best Cinematography WINNER "warm" Cinematographed by Paul Brenno United States - CATEGORY:Best Director WINNER THE GRAVE WITH NO NAME Directed by Gérard CORPORON France - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Access All Areas Directed by Charlotte Fantelli United Kingdom - On / Off Directed by Nicolas P. Villarreal Argentina - CATEGORY:  Best Film Score – Soundtrack WINNER My CarGuitar Directed by Conny Conrad Germany - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD On / Off Directed by Nicolas P. Villarreal Argentina - The Pink Umbrella Directed by Linda Neil, Pete Haddock,  Tarshito Australia - CATEGORY:  Best Sound Designing WINNER The Pink Umbrella Sound Designed by Linda Neil,...

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Come Outside

Directed by Sheldon Woodson | Reviewed by Samiksha Periwal   This film depicts an extraordinary occurrence in which the audience witnesses the course of events change due to an astronomical event. It appears to alter the consciousness of those who go outside directly under the sun, causing hazardous vibrations that convert people into mindless zombies. A lady who enjoys the sun, on the other hand, is unaware of the consequences and leaves....

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Michiko A3

Directed by Ryo Kagawa | Reviewed by Samiksha Periwal                               Michiko A3 is a warm and heartfelt love story of Ryo Sukagawa and Michiko. It is an inspirational tale of a woman who struggles to lead a peaceful and happy life because of her mental illness. Her dedication and passion towards working for young children is indeed what keeps her alive, but unfortunately not for too long. Her death is life-changing...

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No Pasa Nada

Directed by Victoria Naranjos Montoya | Reviewed by Debopam Deb Roy   Director Victoria Naranjos Montoya’s No Pasa Nada is an absolute treat to all cinephiles. It is a simple yet deeply unsettling film which will perhaps foster your thoughts about the different behavioural patterns of human beings in the world outside. The story is about a girl named Angela whom we observe in two separate time and space. Throughout the...

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SARKA

Directed by David Polcyn, Erik Rodgers | Reviewed by Debopam Deb Roy Sarka is a wartime drama that takes place in Prague circa 1948. By the end of 1946, Czechoslovakia comes under the direct rule of Communist dictatorship resulting in the rampant execution of non-communist members of the state. The film tells us the story of Sarka, the pregnant wife of Jindrich, who takes up extreme measures in order to...

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Smithy

Directed by Xi Chen| Reviewed by Debopam Deb Roy   Smithy is a beautiful 2D animated film that gives us a glimpse of the world of mice. The story revolves around the lives of toiling mice who sustain their livelihood through extreme hardship. There is an omnipresent fear of being hunted by owls, or at least that’s what the authority wants them to believe. Directed by Xi Chen, the film is an...

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“CASE #3809 – The Eldritch Mortician”

Directed by Jose Evangelista | Reviewed by Kamalika Sarkar "CASE #3809 - The Eldritch Mortician" is a crime story OF 16mins 37secs runtime directed by an emerging filmmaker Jose Evangelista, a recent graduate with an AA degree in film. Jose is a young director from United States of America.  In spite of being a student filmmaker he has created a remarkable suspense thriller in form of animation.   The opening scene features a...

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Economic Scenario of Animation Industry

An article by Diyashi Sharma   Animation Industry is the next big thing happening in the film industry, Animated films over the years have escalated very fast making it one of the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry.According to the reports from the KPMG India-FICCI Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2017, the Indian animation and VFX industry grew at 16.4 per cent in 2016 to reach a size of INR...

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LUIS BUÑUEL: CHARACTER OF A TEACHER

An article by Miguel Ángel Barroso   Filmmaker Luis Buñuel was born in Spain but was not born anywhere in Spain: he was born in Aragón, but not anywhere in Aragon: he was born in Calanda, which is not anywhere to be born. Calanda is a town in the region of Bajo Aragón, province of Teruel. Its current name comes from the Celtiberians; A Celtic pre-Roman settlement that settled there with the...

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