NRFF Amsterdam 2019 Winners

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New Renaissance Best of Fest Award

SOULS OF TOTALITY directed by Richard Raymond. This award celebrates outstanding achievement in every aspect of independent film-making.

New Renaissance Humanity Award

YONLU directed by Hique Montanari. This award highlights and supports films that carry an important social message or tackle a taboo subject. This year’s focus is mental health awareness and the increase in young male suicide. The winning film is based on a true story. Previous winners have included: ‘The Silent Child’, which won the 2018 Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

Best International Feature

WONDERLUS directed by Johan Cronje.

Best Debut Feature

INTO THE MIRROR directed by Lois Stevenson.

Best International Short

MAMMOTH directed by Ariel Heller.

Best Benelux Short

HARD directed by Koen Feitsma.

Best LGBT (Women’s) Short

GETTING STARTED directed by Andrea Meyerson.

Best LGBT (Men’s) Short

HIGH TIDE directed by Claire Zhou.

Best Director

YOU GO TO MY HEAD directed by Dimitri de Clercq.

Best Director (LGBT film)

MARK’S DIARY directed by Giovanni Coda.

Best Actress

YOU GO TO MY HEAD – Delfine Bafort.

Best Actor

YONLU – Thalles Cabral.

Best Actress (LGBT film)

BABY GRAVY – Jade Anouka (right)

Best Actor (LGBT film)

UNDER TENSION – Ishtvan Nekrasov.

Best Animation Short

SAND AND FLOWER directed by Jiaqi Wang.

Best Art Film

MARK’S DIARY directed by Giovanni Coda.

Best Comedy Short

BULLY directed by Justin Sanchez.

Best Debut LGBT Short

MIMICRY directed by Jennifer von Schuckmann.

Best Debut Short

THEO AND ANNE directed by Angelo Huige.

Best Documentary Short

SOMEWHERE IN THEIR HEADS directed by Gregg Houston.

Best Drama Short

EASY WAY OUT directed by Jeffery T. Schultz.

Best Experimental Short

THE REMEMBERED directed by Roxana Vilk.

Best Fantasy Short

FLORINDA AND FLORIANA directed by Marcos Mereles.

Best Horror Short

UN PEU APRÈS MIDI directed by Anne-Marie Puga.

Best Music Short

RYAN CASSATA – DAUGHTER directed by Maxine Bowen, Ryan Cassata.

Best Sci-Fi Short

KĀLEWA directed by Mitchel Viernes.

Best Short Short

DUALITY directed by Richard Gerst.

Best Cinematography

YOU GO TO MY HEAD – Stijn Grupping.

Best Visual Effects

SWEPT AWAY directed by Thomas Grascoeur.

Best Music Score

INTO THE MIRROR – Johnny Jewel.

Best Feature Screenplay

(DIS)HONOURED by Sarah Davison

Best Drama Short Screenplay

EXPOSED by Sheri Davenport and Lois Norman.

Best LGBT Short Screenplay

MIKE AND SETH by Lovell Holder and Daniel Talbott.

Honourable Mentions

FILM: BERGARDE’S MYSTERY GUEST; CREATURES OF THE NIGHT; EYE FOR AN EYE; MUSIN’; RUOK; THE LAST STEP OF AN ACROBAT; THE SHELL.

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