SV BESTFILM PhoenixFilmFestivalMelbourne 2019

Please check the list below for Movies selected as "BEST FILM" for Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2019.
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Best Feature (Budget over $250,000)

Octav

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When an elderly man returns to his family home after decades of absence, the apparition of his childhood sweetheart triggers a rewind to the life-changing events from his youth.

  • Serge Ioan Celebidachi
    Director
    Le Jardin de Celibidache
  • Serge Ioan Celebidachi, James Olivier
    Writer
    Edward &Lulu
  • Adela Vrinceanu Celebidachi
    Producer
     
  • Marcel Iures
    Key Cast
    “Octav”
    Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Victor Rebengiuc
    Key Cast
    “Spiridon”
    Medal of Honor
  • Lia Bugnar
    Key Cast
    “Mama”
    Graduation
  • Blasco Giurato
    Director of Photography
    Cinema Paradiso
  • Vladimir Cosma
    Composer
    Le Bal, Le Diner de Cons

 

 

 

Best Feature (Budget under $250,000)

The Incomplete

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“The Incomplete” is a seven minutes animated short film tells the story of a hungry Otter, but a perfectionist & obsessive one who wants everything complete in a perfect world. A world that has countless favorable chances to have.

  • Erfan Parsapour
    Writer
     
  • Erfan Parsapour
    Director
     
  • Ali Shahdad
    Producer
     
  • Mazyar Younesi
    Composer
     
  • Alireza Alavian
    Sound Designer
     
  • Khalil Khalilian
    Technical Director (TD)
     
  • Mashhood Valian
    Animation
     
  • Hamed Hoseinzadeh
    Animation
     
  • Ali Mahmoodi
    Light & Render
     
  • Negar Ahmadi
    Modeling & Texture
     
  • Morteza Ghofli
    Modeling & Texture
     
  • Majid Nejati
    Modeling & Texture

 

 

 

Best Feature (No-Budget under $25,000)

ROBIN (K. Schmutzler, T. Schmutzler)

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A man of words is forced to become a man of action as John discovers the secret bucket list of his terminally ill son Robin. The two secretly abscond from the hospital an experience a father-son adventure in South Africa and fulfill the boy’s greatest wishes - as the police pursue John for kidnapping. 
After the performance at the Slam Poetry Championship, John doesn’t find fans waiting for him backstage, rather the police are there and immediately arrest him. As the main suspect in the kidnapping of his son, Robin, he is put behind bars. 
But the former Slam Poetry Champion keeps quiet about the whereabouts of the boy. Even when facing Robin’s mother, Miriam, John only recites a seemingly confused poem about the Cape of Good Hope. It is through his poems, however, that Detective Eric Rosenbaum discovers clues about Robin's kidnapping and also his potential whereabouts in South Africa. 

  • Toby Schmutzler
    Director
     
  • Kevin Schmutzler
    Director
     
  • Toby Schmutzler
    Writer
     
  • Kevin Schmutzler
    Writer
     
  • Caroline Muhl
    Producer
     
  • Jeff Burrell
    Key Cast
     
  • Aiden Flowers
    Key Cast
     
  • Clayton Nemrow
    Key Cast
     
  • Leni Speidel
    Key Cast
     
  • Luisa Wietzorek
    Key Cast
     
  • Tshamano Sebe
    Key Cast
     
  • Hans Holzbecher
    Key Cast
     
  • Grzegorz Stosz
    Key Cast
     
  • Paul Cless
    Key Cast
     
  • Benedikt Sebastian
    Key Cast
     
  • Naima Sebe
    Key Cast
     

ACCORDION

In an asylum, located in an island the patients spend their everyday life according to their own plans. The asylum is next to a quay and the residents commute to other locations. The patients spend their time watching the people and the travelling of the residents has turned into a wish for them. But an unexpected event disrupts the everyday life in asylum and the livings of patients are changed.

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  • Alireza Amini
    Director
     
  • Alireza Amini
    Writer
     
  • Morteza Shayesteh
    Producer
     
  • Mehran Ahmadi
    Key Cast
    Actor
  • Majid Salehi
    Key Cast
    Actor
  • Hadi kazemi
    Key Cast
    Actor
  • Pejman Jamshidi
    Key Cast
    Actor

 

 

Best Student Film

The First Day of April

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Guli wakes up in the middle of the night and finds her father, Uri, preparing a prank for April Fools’ Day (April 1st), which begins that next morning. When she awakens in the morning she is surprised to hear that her father died during his morning jog at the kibbutz where they live. While her family is busy with the funeral preparations, Guli finds clues that maybe her father is playing a practical joke on everyone.

  • Shauly Melamed
    Director
    Out of Breath
  • Shauly Melamed
    Writer
     
  • Ben Levy
    Cinematographer
     
  • Moris Ben Mayor
    Editor
    Leibowitz: Faith, Country and Man, The Kibbutz, Stalags
  • Tehila Afota Brander
    Producer
     
  • Shir Helena Rosen
    Producer
     
  • Alona Shauloff
    Key Cast
    “Guli”
    One Week and a Day
  • Lana Ettinger
    Key Cast
    “Amalia (mother)”
    The Syrian Bride, Surrogate
  • Kobi Farag
    Key Cast
    “Dani”
    Photo Farag (Docu), Farewell
    Baghdad
  • Erez Kahana
    Key Cast
    “Uri (father)”
    Yossi & Jagger
     
     
     

 

 

 

Best Documentary Film

Mysteries of the Lake

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The archeological site of Takht-e-Soleyman in northwest of Iran, and its mysterious lake is bound with secrets, myths and legends partly left from real historical events and partly made by creative mind of the locals. The depth of water has kept the lake out of reach which made the secrets and mysteries even more enigmatic. The bottom of this mysterious lake is untouched Because of its poisonous water and Mountainous location. now for the first time in history has successfully opened its way to the 
dark depth of the lake . this film is going to introduce this historical place and tries the exploration of dark depths of the lake .

  • Armin Isarian
    Director
    Dreams in the Depths, Dinner Time, Tehran-Today
  • Armin Isarian
    Writer
    Kejal, Dreams in the Depths, Dinner Time
  • Armin Isarian
    Producer
    Whale Hunter, Dreams in the Depths
     
     

 

 

 

 

Best Short Film (5 minutes to 30 minutes)

Boxed

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A fictionalized short film based on the true story of the terrifying daring escape of Henry "Box" Brown, who used creativity to escape from slavery in 1849 by mailing himself to freedom.

  • Wanjiru Njendu
    Director
    Look Again, Smile, The S.T.E.M Adventures of Kabi and Sasha
  • Wanjiru Njendu
    Writer
    Look Again, Smile, The S.T.E.M Adventures of Kabi and Sasha
  • Wanjiru Njendu
    Producer
    Look Again, Smile, The S.T.E.M Adventures of Kabi and Sasha
  • Adetokumboh M'Cormack
    Key Cast
    “Henry "Box" Brown”
    Blood Diamond, Battle Los Angeles, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Peres Owino
    Key Cast
    “Woman”
    Bound: Africans versus African Americans, Seasons of love, Default
  • Gregor Manns
    Key Cast
    “Bounty Hunter/ Port Police”
    The Night Shift, The Bar
  • William Joseph Hill
    Key Cast
    “Wagon Driver/ Steamboat Crew”
    Agent Steele, That Darn Girlfriend
  • Emerson Gregori
    Key Cast
    “Samuel/ Man 2”
    Smile, Funny by Association
  • Mikey Kettinger
    Key Cast
    “Passmore Williamson”
  • Bongani Mlambo
    Cinematographer
    All Creatures, Three Days In August, Woodshock
  • Benjamin A. Onyango
    Associate Producers
    Tears of the sun, God's not dead, X Files
  • Maggie Manyan
    Associate Producers
    Acute Failure
  • Makenzi Jordan
    Production Designers
    Shortcomings, Choke
  • Brittany Ingram
    Production Designers
    Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, 1985, Howlers
  • Hanna Sturwold
    Editors
    Blood.E.mary, Faceless God

 

 

Best Animation/Cartoon 

The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

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A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen’s evil deeds. He finds a way to withdraw all the magic from the world – they who master the magic powers get trapped into the Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the fairytale in our world is Gerda – as her own superpower is not sourcery but her faith in kindness and friendship. In Gerda’s new adventures, the Snow Queen herself will help her along with trolls and pirates.

  • ROBERT LENCE
    Director
     
  • ALEXEY TSITSILIN
    Director
     
  • ROBERT LENCE
    Writer
     
  • VLADIMIR NIKOLAEV
    Writer
     
  • ANDREY KORENKOV
    Writer
     
  • ALEXEY TSITSILIN
    Writer
     
  • ALEXEY ZAMYSLOV
    Writer
     
  • YURIY MOSKVIN
    Producer
     
  • VLADIMIR NIKOLAEV
    Producer
     
  • VADIM VERESHAGIN
    Producer
     
  • PAVEL STEPANOV
    Producer
     
  • BORIS MASHKOVTSEV
    Producer
     
  • LISHA NIN
    Producer
     
  • Laurie Hymes
    Key Cast
    “Gerda”
     
  • Samia Mounts
    Key Cast
    “Snow Queen”
     
  • Marc Thompson
    Key Cast
    “King Harald”
     
  • Devin Bailey Griffin
    Key Cast
    “Alfida”
     
  • Jason Griffith
    Key Cast
    “Kai”

 

 

 

Best Horror

AFTER THE LETHARGY

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Sara (Andrea Guasch) travels to the hot spot where one of the most extraordinary contacts with extraterrestrials in history supposedly took place. A forest ranger (Joe Manjón) and a sinister villager (Ramon Canals), accompany the girl, helping her to overcome the dangers that nature entails. However, despite good intentions, they will soon be attacked by a creature that lives in the depths of the forest, being forced to take refuge in an old abandoned military barracks.

  • Marc Carreté
    Director
    Asmodexia
  • Marc Carreté
    Writer
    Asmodexia
  • Charles Hamilton
    Producer
     
  • Marc Carreté
    Producer
    Asmodexia, Framed
  • Andrea Guasch
    Key Cast
    “Sara Hamilton”
    Submergence, My kamp Rock
  • Joe Manjón
    Key Cast
    “Joe, the Ranger”
    Framed, Risen
  • Ramon Canals
    Key Cast
    “Ed”
    Asmodexia
  • Mark Schardan
    Key Cast
    “TV presenter”
    Proyecto Lazaro, Palmeras en la nieve
  • Sue Flack
    Key Cast
    “Mrs. Marshall”
    El año de la plaga, El segundo nombre
  • Xavi Garriga
    CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Asmodexia
  • Jordi Dalmau
    OST
    Asmodexia, Framed

 

 

 

 

Best Science Fiction

Team Teenettes

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Balancing regular battles against a giant robot and a mad scientist with high school life leaves supercharged teen hero Kaylee questioning the predictability of her team’s missions.

  • Brian Morelan
    Director
    Mining Moon, Game Companion
  • Bianca Poroliseanu
    Director
    Mining Moon, Beyond, Doomsday
  • Gord Bestwick
    Writer
     
  • Brian Morelan and
    Gord Bestwick
    Producer

 

 

 

 

Best Music Video 

Otsochodzi - Euforia

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Music video for a young rapper Otsochodzi. In his personal way of the cross he struggles to convey a message to a generation of youngsters, who are obsessed with the idea of living life to its fullest, and are willing to do absolutely anything for attention and acceptance.

Łukasz Zabłocki
Director

 

 

 

 

Best Trailer (one minute to two and half minutes)

Saving You, Saving Me

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Amber is a young woman gripped by despair and thinks her life is pointless. What she doesn't know (but will soon discover) is that she's needed by a secret society of vampires who have discovered that Amber is the key to their survival.

  • Tina Jetter
    Director
     
  • Marc I. Daniels
    Director
     
  • Tina Jetter
    Writer
     
  • Tina Jetter
    Key Cast
    “Amber”
     
  • Marc I. Daniels
    Key Cast
    “The Boss”
     
  • Jon Reisch
    Key Cast
    “Robert”
     
  • Stan J. Adams
    Key Cast
    “James”
     
  • Janet Swaby
    Producer
     
  • Tina Jetter
    Producer
     
  • Marc Fratto
    Director of Photographer
     
  • Jon Reisch
    Stunt Coordinator
     
  • Marc Fratto
    Stunt Coordinator
     
  • Donald Schwartz
    Still Photographer
     
  • Georgia Hilton
    Editor
     
  • Catherine Suh
    MakeUp Artist/Effects
      

 

 

 

Best Script

Appointment in Jerusalem

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She left prestige...to find purpose. This is a true story of a well-respected Danish schoolteacher Lydia Christensen, who in the late 1920's, left her career, family, and a male suitor while moving to Jerusalem. She soon comes into contact with a sick baby Jewish girl, whom she nurtures back to health. She then adopts other abandoned and ill children and finds true love and happiness in her new life.

  • Derrick Ferguson
    Writer
     
  • Brent Whiteside
    Writer
     
  • Jonathan Cook
    Writer

 

 

 

Best Human Rights

Yasmina

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Yasmina is a 15-years-old teenager who is passionate about soccer and practices with the team FC SAINT ETIENNE. Originally from Morocco, she is in an irregular situation in France, with her father and his French partner. One evening when she returns from a training, she sees her father being arrested before her own eyes.

  • Ali Esmili
    Director
     
  • Claire Cahen
    Director
     
  • Ali Esmili
    Writer
     
  • Nelson Ghrénassia
    Producer
     
  • Hana Mekacher
    Key Cast
    “Yasmina”
     
  • Capucine Valmary
    Key Cast
     
  • Kenza Noah Aiche
    Key Cast
     
  • Wissam Hojeij
    Music
     
  • Eric Dumont
    Photography
     
  • Baptiste Petit-Gats
    Editor
      

 

 

 

Best Australian Movie

Bet the Demon Wins

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A teenager struggles to fight off the demons that have come to haunt her following rejection by her gambling addicted father and betrayal by her sister.

  • Denise Hurley
    Director
    #Me4TV - next gen talk show
  • Karlisha Hurley
    Writer
  • Denise Hurley
    Writer
    #Me4TV - next gen talk show
  • Denise Hurley
    Producer
    #Me4TV - next gen talk show; So This Is It Then, Red Wire
  • Karlisha Hurley
    Key Cast
    “Meg”
    Nightmare Tenant, Wrapped, Sister Mercy, Red Wire, Karlisha and Morgan, Hello Tom Sullivan
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    Kylie Riddle
    Key Cast
    “Jess”
    Nameless: Blood and Chains, 1 , Battalion, The Battlefield