WINNERS LIFEART 2018

 

FILM Sobibor |  Russia | Konstantin Khabenskiy

DOCUMENTARY The Last Shaman | Italy | Raz Degan

HUMANITARIAN Mariam | Iraq | Mohammed Jaffar

SHORT FILM Freezer | Greece | Dimitris Nakos 

WEB TV Your Mom Says Hi! | United States | Carlie Mantilla, Doni Carley

VIRTUAL REALITY Down To The Plastic Ocean | United States| Dan Aguar

5:55 Second Hand Lovers | Israel | Oren Lavie

PHOTOGRAPHY Faces of the Earth | Turkey | Merthan Kortan

 
SOBIBOR
RUSSIA | 01:50:00 |  Konstantin Khabenskiy
"Sobibor" is based on the history of the Sobibór extermination camp uprising during WWII and Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. When he was a POW in Sobibor, he managed to do the impossible - to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners.
Three and a Half
INDIA | 01:59:12 | Dar Gai
The story of one house in three different eras. Where 50 years ago it was divided between a school and an apartment, in which a young boy struggles with the pressures of pre-pubescent school life, coupled with being compelled to share a  room with his paralysed grandfather. 
My Amish World
USA | 01:19:06 | Samuel Wickey 
A film produced and directed by an Amish man, Samuel Wickey. In this incredible story based on true events, the mother and father are overwhelmed with emotion when their children are severely bullied in a public school, and the father wants his family to leave the Amish.
The Forest
GERMANY | 2:18:00 | Viktor Gasic

Two couples and their children go on an excursion into the forest.  When their children disappear in a storm, the entire construct of their friendship starts to crumble. What follows is an odyssey through the forests that turns  into a metaphysical journey. 

 
The Last Shaman
ITALY | 01:17:00 | Raz Degan
The journey of James Freeman, the son of a Harvard medical professor, who traveled to Peru in an attempt to conquer the depression that had tormented him for years. Freeman gave himself ten months to heal with the native plants . And he said, he would take his own life if not cured.
The Commodore Story
United Kingdom | 02:00:00 | Steven Fletcher 
The Commodore Story is a 2 hour documentary that take us through Commodore's world changing evolution since the 70’s by holocaust survivor Jack Tramiel. Heart felt and funny interviews give a great narrative to a pioneering computer company that still has millions of retro users around the world.
Nobody Dies Here
FRANCE | 00:23:21 | Simon Panay

Directed by Simon Panay. In the Perma gold mine in Benin. Some dream of finding gold, others have realized that there is nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly in the hope of become rich, others have died in the process. And others still say that in this place, nobody dies.

Thank You for Supporting the Arts
USA | 01:13:00 | W. Alexander Jones

The story follows a popular artist in Portland, the only daughter of a preacher, who uses her talent for stage performance and writing to bring a revolution for women's rights in the strip clubs. But, will her irrepressible bravery prepare her for the sacrifices that she must endure?

 
Mariam
IRAQ | 28:18 | Mohammed Jaffar
In IRAQ , Military media team help and rescuer Mosul family from the rubble after their house was blown up by ISIS
Dangerous Crossings - The Making of a Campaign
EGYPT | 00:20:08 | Ismail Elmokadem
“Dangerous Crossings” is part of a major campaign by the UN Refugee Agency, to spread awareness about the dangers of crossing to war -stricken Yemen. 
A Way Out
CHINA | 01:34:00 | Zheng Qiong 
For six years the film follows 3 young Chinese from different social levels, different regions and different minds into their adult lives.
Overland: Islam Roads
ITALY | 01:54:00 | Filippo Tenti, Giuseppe Tenti
In over 30,000 kilometers from Europe to Afghanistan, this Over-Land caravan met with the most diverse people in the most sensitive geo-political territories. With “Islam Roads” the adventure reached a completely new level. All seen through the eyes of the traveller team while they survived  bombing by last minute decisions.  
 
Grimshaw
USA | 00:17:51 | Elyes Gabel

Two men..One battling addiction. Alcoholism and drug use isn't a spectator sport.  Eventually the whole family gets to play. This film was written for the people that have witnessed someone they love to destroy their lives, trying to battle the demon that is addiction.

Freezer
GREECE | 00:16:15 | DIMITRIS NAKOS
A man just over 50 years old, with a career in the marketing and commercial direction of large corporations, has been unemployed for three years now. He’ s too old for a new beginning, but also too young to resign.  He has a goal: to get out of the “freezer".
Detainment
IRELAND | 00:29:48 | Vincent Lambe 
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.
ANANDHA YAZ
INDIA | 00:27:30 | SIVAKUMAR B 
The story revolves around the autistic kid whose parents have tried to find all ways to  make kid’s life comfortable and make it feel that can be a successful person. There’s a clear message to this film: “Autism is not  a disease, its a disorder!”
 
Your Mom Says Hi!
USA | 00:22:00 | Carlie Mantilla

Your Mom Says Hi! Is a Sketch Comedy Show starring Best Friends, Carlie Mantilla, a half Mexican straight girl & Doni Carley, a lesbian from Idaho. The show parodies contemporary culture from a fresh and unique perspective while maintaining a positive message. 

Berliners
SPAIN | 00:15:00 | Paula Galimberti
Pedro, Gon and Paula have joined their talents to create A new format of improvised cinema with which they want to revolutionize the world.
Kristal Clear
CANADA | 00:10:00 | Joshua Demers
An internet celebrity and “selfie queen” reunites with her estranged identical twin after she wakes up to discover she’s invisible.
Sneakyboy - "Guys of Science"
USA | 00:19:00 | Dan Mancini, Jimmy Gable
Sneakyboy is an episodic web-series that combines real unscripted footage of our sneakiest exploits with absurdist dramatizations of our lives as broke-ass filmmakers trying to stay above the poverty line.
 
The Voice Remains
USA | 00:04:40 | Nir Yaniv 

This animated music video for the title track of the album of the same name is a trip in a foreign planet which may or may not have once been earth.

ZaZaZu
GREECE | 00:01:00 | Eleni Molfeta 
ZaZaZu is about the feelings, the senses, the colors, the smiles, the glances. It's time to live, love and be passionate and romantic again in the digital era. Lets make a toast to life and the exciting, new road that lies ahead of us.
The astronaut's journal
GERMANY  | 00:05:19 | Marina Belikova
“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.” ― Stanisław Lem, Solaris
Second Hand Lovers
ISRAEL | 00:03:57 | Oren Lavie
A young man lives in his bachelor’s apartment which he shares with the memory of all his past relationships.
 
JOHAN
United Kingdom | 00:05:00 | Astrid Salas
JOHAN tackles the notion of the self, imperfection and experiential realities. In an effort to experiment with the medium and foster empathy for the characters’ anxiety, creators used a combination of 2D film and 360° as an experiment, some for difficult shots that couldn’t be achieved in 360°.
Down To The Plastic Ocean
USA | 00:04:00 | Dan Aguar

A magical  journey that follows a plastic toy scuba diver from a storm water drain in Athens, Georgia through the streams and rivers to the edge of the coast.  This short film delivers an immersive experience from ScubyDo's point of view and compels the audience on how keep oceans cleaner.

The Missed Spaceflight
POLAND | 00:04:12 | Kamila Staszczyszyn
A branded VR experience commissioned by Samsung as a part of an award-winning advertising campaign created by VML Poland.The Missed Spaceflight brings people through space and back in time, to let them live the dream of becoming the nation’s first astronaut in the times when the country was buried deep poverty of communism.
The whale
S. KOREA | 00:04:56 | Jungwoo Park 
As the moon shines through mysterious and radiant sky and the ocean, a whale shows up. 
So many stories are hidden in a whales eyes. where the whale and a is a female dancer coexist together.
 
Faces of the Earth
TURKEY Merthan Kortan
A Portrait of India
United Kingdom Emily Garthwaite
Vitality
USA Ed Benkowski
China
CHINA Emma Sywyj

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