Best Feature

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JULIA BLUE

Julia, a photojournalism student living in war-torn Ukraine, finds her path towards independence and a brighter future challenged after meeting and falling for English, a young soldier fresh from the war zone.


DIRECtor: Roxy Toporowych

CAST: Polina Snisarenko, Dima Yaroshenko

Rating: GA | Runtime: 89 mins | Genre: Drama/War/Romance | Country: Ukraine | Language: Ukranian, Russian | English Subtitles

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Best Documentary

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LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES

Alan Ladd Jr. was a producer and former 20th Century Fox Chairman, who green-lit Star Wars, Blade Runner, Alien, Police Academy and more. This untold story of the movie mogul, is directed by his daughter Amanda Ladd Jones.


DIRECtor: Amanda Ladd Jones

CAST: Ben Affleck, Mel Brooks, Elizabeth Monk Daley

Rating: ga | Runtime: 84 mins | Genre: Drama | Country: United States | Language: English

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Best Short I

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NEver Land

The story of an inner-city foster boy with nothing but himself and his imagination to keep him company. His only escape comes through his day dreams to Never Land, where all little boys without mothers and fathers go to fit in.


DIRECTOR: BRETT SMITH

CAST: MALAKAI JAMES, RAZ SIMONE, CIERRA JACKSON

RATING: GA | RUNTIME: 16 MINS | GENRE: DRAMA | COUNTRY: UNITED STATES | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

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Best Short II

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83 Days

The story of the youngest person in U.S. history to be put to death by electric chair. In 1944 Acolu, S.C., 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., a black youth, fights for his life after being wrongly accused of the murder of 2 young white girls.


DIRECTOR: ANDREW PAUL HOWELL

CAST: DAVID KEITH, BRETT RICE, MATTHEW BELLOWS, DEJEAN DETERVILLE

RATING: M | RUNTIME: 29 MINS | GENRE: DRAMA | COUNTRY: UNITED STATES | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

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The McNamer Award for Best use of Music


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RWANDA

On April 6th, 1994, the African republic of Rwanda was involved in one of the fastest systematic genocides in history: What happened during that bloody spring changed not only Augustin's and Cécile's lives, but also the one of two actors called to interpret them on a stage boards many years later. Based on a true story


DIRECtor: Riccardo Salvetti

CAST: Marco Cortesi, Mara Moschini, Aaron Maccharty, Rosanna Sparapano

Rating: M | Runtime: 90 mins | Genre: Drama | Country: Italy | Language: italian | English Subtitles

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2019 Audience Choice

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LOVE ALWAYS, MOM

A stage 4 cancer survivor and her husband make the controversial decision to have a child using an egg donor and a surrogate. With laughter and tears, we witness a mother’s love letter to her unborn child and a never before seen look into cancer and infertility.


DIRECtor: Tricia Russo, Craig E. Shapiro

CAST: Tricia Russo, Meghan Brenner, Kali Rogers

Rating: M - Nudity / L / Sexual Content | Runtime: 94 mins | Country: United States | Language: English ]

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