INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM AWARDS

SHORT FILM

Nominations

20/21

Rebel Riders

A fascinating exploration of the spirit of invention and self-expression taking place in Indonesia’s extreme Vespa culture. The short documentary provides a tantalising glimpse of the free-spirited members of this recalcitrant DIY scene.

Co-Produced with Dan Agha-Rafei
Film Rating: G – General Audience

Marc Ressang

CHINA

Winter Memories

An old lady who has a memory problem cyclically remember memories of a time when she tried to make a shawl for her father who went to war and never returned.

Co-Produced with Amir Mahdi Safdari
Film Rating: G – General Audience

Zahra Kababian

IRAN

Lina, Ti Amo

Memories from Prison is a long-term project held in some Italian prisons, a laboratory where inmates, through photography and its language, can begin a therapeutic path of images and words, evoking emotions, memories and hopes.

Film Rating: PG – Parental Guidance Suggested

Guido Gazzilli

ITALY

Across

Rami Mohamed and Omar Othman’s lives intertwine at a social circus in the ghetto of Gellerup in Denmark. Circus Tværs has become an important gathering place for kids in the area to find a connection and to stay out of trouble.

Co-Produced with Jess Miles & Maggie Svoboda
Film Rating: G – General Audience

Tripty Tamang Pakhrin

NEPAL

I Am Vital

Water is necessary for the survival of all living things on the Earth’s surface. Around our planet, it appears in many forms, liquid, gas, or solid. Almost 70 per cent of the freshwater on our planet is held withing glaciers and ice-sheets.

Narrated by Lucie McNeil
Film Rating: G – General Audience

Florian Ledoux

NORWAY

Some Bad News

A short story from African landfill called “Toxic City”. Residents burning here old refrigerators, TV sets and computers. They succeed to recover a small amount of precious metal which can sell.

Written & Directed by Marek Skrzecz,
Cinematographer: Bartek Żytkowiak / Piotr Wolski,
Editor: Jacek Komorowski,
Colour Correction: Billy Hayes,
Music: Fisz Emade Tworzywo

Film Rating: G – General Audience

Marek Skrzecz

POLAND

White Night

Snow covers all the place, the snow masses that accumulate on the tree fall, to roll on the mountain until it reaches the bottom, it is divided into three balls forming a snowman, some beautiful events.

Written & Directed by Issam Taachit

Assistant 1: Houssem Eddinne Soultani
Assistant 2: Mohamed Amine Djaballah
DOP & Montage: Nesredinne Miloud
Music & Sound & Animation: Abdelhak Abdenouri
Decor Designer: Bedira Sabah
Matériel Artestic: Issam Taachit & Abdelkader Taachit

Film Rating: G – General Audience

Issam Taachit

ALGERIA

Awards Committee Review


After the Jury completed their scoring the shortlist was automatically generated and submitted to the Awards Committee who applied additional scoring criteria that either added points or deduct points thus creating the final seven Nominees published on this page.

In each category, there will be awarded:

One Winner
One Runner-up
Five Certificates of Merit

The Winner and Runner-up from each category will be invited to the Xposure Festival Awards Ceremony where the final outcome of the position will be announced.

The Xposure 20/21 Awards Committee comprises of 4 leading Industry Expert Picture Editors