FILMS OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2020

TIFF

MOVIE OF THE MONTH

NOV 2020

CATEGORY: ANIMATED FILM

WINNER

SANGSANGBA

Directed by Jay Eunjin Lee

Korea, Republic of

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Sense Nonsense (Artham Anartham)

Directed by Harish Iyer

India

Fowl Crossing

Directed by Nancy Snipper

Canada

CATEGORY: BEST ACTOR

WINNER

ALEPH

Acted by Joao Butoh

Brazil

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

L’Enfant Terrible

Acted by Gerardo Gabaldón

Spain

The Confession

Acted by Stephen Drury Phillips

United States

Blind Mind

Acted by Vije Bhatia

India

The Beast of Romney Marsh

Acted by Dhvel Patel

United Kingdom

The Neighbor

Acted by Amit Mishra

United States

The Politician’s Truth

Acted by Robert David Duncan

Canada

PLATONIC

Acted by Hiroyuki ONO

Japan

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Lockdown — Manav Badlega?

Acted by Shatadip Som

India

CATEGORY: BEST ACTRESS

WINNER

Follow Your Dream

Acted by Nika Balina

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

ENIGMA – The Fallen Angel

Acted by Ruchita Jadhav

India

CATEGORY: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER

The Confession

Cinematography by Stephen Drury Phillips

United States

CATEGORY: BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER

Arizona 1878

Directed by MANUEL OLAYA

Spain

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Kaali Maati

Directed by Hemantkumar Mahale

India

SEPTEMBER 10

Directed by OM SAI PRAKASH

India

Blind Mind

Directed by VAJSHI G. VAVNOTIA

India

The Politician’s Truth

Directed by Robert David Duncan

Canada

The Least Expected Guest

Directed by Harry W Arp

Canada

ENIGMA – The Fallen Angel

Directed by Abhay Thakur

India

CRUMPLED

Directed by CV Ramana

India

Malefemale

Directed by Bhushan Patil

India

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Lockdown — Manav Badlega?

Directed by Shatadip Som

India

Making and Unmaking

Directed by Shaun Rose , Andrea Stangle

United States

CATEGORY: BEST EDITING

WINNER

Making and Unmaking

Directed by Shaun Rose

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lockdown — Manav Badlega?

Directed by Shatadip Som

India

CRUMPLED

Directed by CV Ramana

India

CATEGORY: Best Film Score – Soundtrack

WINNER

Beautiful Silence

Scored by Tim Janssens & Whitney Tai

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

The Confession

Scored by Stephen Drury Phillips

United States

Dalí

Scored by Emiliano Mazzenga

India

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Making and Unmaking

Scored by Jacob W. Veitch

United States

CATEGORY: BEST PRODUCER

WINNER

“Money Love Me?” – H.MIL – Official Music Video

Produced by John Rees

United Arab Emirates

CATEGORY: BEST SOUND DESIGNING

WINNER

Malefemale

Directed by Bhushan Patil

India

CATEGORY: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

WINNER

Blind Mind

Acted by Sneha Daftary

India

CATEGORY: COMMERCIAL / ADVERTISEMENT

WINNER

Dash Now Curbside

Directed by Jacob Alan Clark

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Energy Superhub Oxford with Oxford City Council and ODS

Directed by Sharon Woodward

United Kingdom

TrainSharpe – Nutrition Teaser

Directed by John Rees

United Arab Emirates

CATEGORY: DEBUT FILMMAKER

WINNER

The Violin and its Shadow

Directed by Greg Babalas

Greece

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Welcome to Monterey

Directed by Lauren Z. Ray

United States

KRITHI

Directed by Suresh UPRS

India

The Blinding Sea

Directed by George Tombs

Canada

Motorcycle Thief

Directed by Robin Khanna

India

That’s Bob

Directed by Robert Larrabee

Canada

Wrong Number

Directed by Bikash Kalita

India

Karupp

Directed by Vishnu Shiva

India

Follow Your Dream

Directed by Ania Melkonian

United States

Pasha

Directed by Poojan H. Shah

India

Malefemale

Directed by Bhushan Patil

India

The Choice

Directed by Aneek Ray

India

Hello Ma’am

Directed by Christian Ruhen

Australia

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Abandonment

Directed by Sagnik Dutta Gupta

India

Lockdown — Manav Badlega?

Directed by Shatadip Som

India

The Pandemic Affair

Directed by Neil Mukherjee

United Kingdom

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FILM

WINNER

Through others

Directed by KELLER GOHAN

Switzerland

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Welcome to Monterey

Directed by Lauren Z. Ray

United States

Ritu Goes Online

Directed by Vrinda Samartha

India

THE GODDESS IN THE POOL

Directed by GERARDO KORN , MARTIN SERRA

Dancing With Cortés

Directed by Peter Melaragno

United States

People of the Wild Tiger-Big Dogs

Directed by Lenore Rinder, Vallish Kaushik

United States

War and Vets

Directed by Rohan Singh Deo, Aaryaman Dahiya

India

Before I Die

Directed by Nakul Dev

India

The Least Expected Guest

Directed by Harry W Arp

Canada

Fading Whistles

Directed by Pranay Raj

India

UNDER THREAT

Directed by Ewa Stankiewicz

Poland

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Making and Unmaking

Directed by Shaun Rose , Andrea Stangle

United States

Pandu bro

Directed by Innokentii Ludevig

Russian Federation

CATEGORY: DRONE FILMS

WINNER

Winterdream in Bavaria

Directed by Paul Hoehenberger

Germany

CATEGORY: EDUCATIONAL FILM

WINNER

Welcome to Oxford – Volunteering

Directed by Sharon Woodward

United Kingdom

CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

WINNER

Faces

Directed by Charly Wenzel

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Cure

Directed by Wang Xiaowei

China

Rodh

Directed by Srikanth Amudalapalli

United Kingdom

The Politician’s Truth

Directed by Robert David Duncan

Canada

Amaranthine

Directed by Chen Jiexiao

Singapore

Gaslit or The Incident

Directed by Karen Klami

United States

The Room

Directed by Rishivansh Acharjee

India

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Paint On Paint # 3

Directed by Vasco Diogo

Portugal

Everything finds it’s limit in it’s own physics

Directed by Giulia Falciani

Germany

SammyGirl

Directed by Fernando Menendez

Canada

CATEGORY: FAMILY/CHILDREN FILMS

WINNER

SEPTEMBER 10

Directed by OM SAI PRAKASH

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

I Can Do This

Directed by Jayakumar

India

CATEGORY: FEATURE SCRIPT

WINNER

Andropause

Written by Jason Harley

Canada

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE

Written by Thomas Louis Castiglione

United States

Murdock

Written by Kevin Wilde

United States

Hannah’s Dream -84 PAGES (All Saints Peshawar – Pakistan, 22 Sept 2013) – Supernatural true story

Written by HANNAH RATNAM, SHELLY PAINO

Canada

Moment of Clarity

Written by Dallas Gibson

United States

Dragonsong

Written by Robert Leo Cox

United States

The Door

Written by Robert Leo Cox

United States

The Haunting of Reactor Five

Written by Robert Leo Cox

United States

Fate’s Shadow

Written by Michelle Arthur

United States

Layers Of Innocence

Written by Rachel Vaswani

United States

YOU DON’T KNOW ME

Written by Thomas Louis Castiglione

United States

 

CATEGORY: FILM ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE

WINNER

The Wild Garden

Directed by Steve Call , Dean Sills

United Kingdom

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

DIVASWAPNA

Directed  by SATISH DAVARA

INDIA

CATEGORY: FILM ON RELIGION

WINNER

The Confession

Directed by Stephen Drury Phillips

United States

CATEGORY: FILM ON WOMEN

WINNER

Laura’s Hereafter (Il domani di Laura, sub eng)

Directed by Costantino Maiani

Italy

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

The Final Wish

Directed by Luis Perez Villegas

United States

Narcissist

Directed by Sandeep Raj

Australia

Flamework

Directed by Zoltán Krasznay

Hungary

Chhaddonam (Pen Name)

Directed by Dhritisree HZBRL

India

Gaslit or The Incident

Directed by Karen Klami

United States

Ποια εν τούτη? (Who is she?)

Directed by Koraly Dimitriadis

Australia

CATEGORY: FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE

WINNER

THE GODDESS IN THE POOL

Directed by GERARDO KORN , MARTIN SERRA

Argentina

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Ali – the Blind Boxer

Directed by Bijoy Banerjee (Co-director), Kaushik Mondal (Co-director

India

CATEGORY: HORROR / SCIENCE FICTION / GENRE FEATURE FILM

WINNER

Return

Directed by Eldar Bora

Turkey

 

CATEGORY: LGBT FILM

WINNER

South of Heaven

Directed by Marco van Bergen

Netherlands

CATEGORY: MOBILE FILM

WINNER

Gaslit or The Incident

Directed by Karen Klami

United States

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

OCDate

Directed by Sachin Kumar Enganati

India

The Voodoo Doll

Directed by Sajan Ramanandan

India

Long Distance

Directed by Ashna Sharan

United States

An Enigmatic Journey of Thamma

Directed by Rishivansh Acharjee

India

CATEGORY: MUSIC VIDEO

WINNER

Love´s worst nightmare (ft. Liz Kretschmer) – Music video

Directed by Philippe Funk

Luxembourg

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

2 Down (Official Music Video)

Directed by Sam Farage

Finland

BRAINWASHED – RELIGIOUS GAMES

Directed by Toby Wulff

Germany

Fallin’

Directed by Kyle Jeffrey

United States

“Money Love Me?” – H.MIL – Official Music Video

Directed by John Rees

United Arab Emirates

How Was I supposed To Know

Directed by Tim Janssens

Belgium

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Disillusion song

Directed by Federico Agnello

Italy

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE FEATURES

WINNER

Lost Voice

Directed by Jiandong Zhang

China

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Kaali Maati

Directed by Hemantkumar Mahale

India

Blind Mind

Directed by VAJSHI G. VAVNOTIA

India

Sisyphus’  vacation

Directed by LIM Hyun-mook

Korea, Republic of

DITHAKOT HERAL XAPON

Directed by PANKAJ PALLAV SARMA

India

Pasha

Directed by Poojan H. Shah

India

SOME PAST THINGS

Directed by lee ge

China

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

In the Name of the Son

Directed by LEE Jeong-gook

Korea, Republic of

An Acid Attack case

Directed by Rahul Rai Gupta

India

CATEGORY: ONE MINUTE FILM

WINNER

PIONEER

Directed by AMELINA LIMOUSIN

Germany

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2022

Directed by John Rees

United Arab Emirates

CATEGORY: PERFORMING ARTS

WINNER

The Least Expected Guest

Directed by Harry W Arp

Canada

CATEGORY: POSTMODERN FILM

WINNER

The Eve of Battle

Directed by Freddy Moyano

United States

CATEGORY: SHORT FILMS

WINNER

Perest

Directed by Burak Kurt

Turkey

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Vividh Bharti Ft. Rashtravaad & A Few Mobile Recordings

Directed by Aryan Singh

India

Vera

Directed by Verica Nedeska

Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

COMING HOME

Directed by Bai Kaishui

China

Damnation

Directed by Akshay Sidharth

India

The Confession

Directed by Stephen Drury Phillips

United States

Eastern War

Directed by Wang Xu

China

“Dots for Dark Days”

Directed by Mimi Garrard

United States

Digicat

Directed by Péter Fülöp

Hungary

The Present

Directed by Amitabh Ghosh

India

Last Goodbye

Directed by Guillermo Martin Sepulveda

Australia

The Final Wish

Directed by Luis Perez Villegas

United States

Return

Directed by Eldar Bora

Turkey

MUKTI

Directed by Harshit Bongarde

India

The Pursuit of Happyness

Directed by Sajan Ramanandan

India

A NEW STRONG SPRING

Directed by LUCIANO D. URIETTI., LUCA G. GABRIELE

Italy

Incarnation

Directed by Ganesh Guru

India

HINDI AKHWAR

Directed by Manish Singh

India

Arizona 1878

Directed by MANUEL OLAYA

Spain

Pheonix

Directed by Lena e Lorenzo Mariotti

Italy

False Teeth

Directed by lee goni, Mun bong seob

Korea, Republic of

FAKT 144

Directed by ASHOK RANGANATH YADAV

India

Gaslit or The Incident

Directed by Karen Klami

United States

Karupp

Directed by Vishnu shiva

India

Exchange Offer

Directed by Saunak Mitra

India

Follow Your Dream

Directed by Ania Melkonian

United States

ENIGMA – The Fallen Angel

Directed by Abhay Thakur

India

CRUMPLED

Directed by CV Ramana

India

MALAGÜERO

Directed by Matías Salinas

Chile

Jayne & Elvis

Directed by Thanh Ingle-Lai

France

BAGAAL

Directed by Shatrughan Mandal

India

Unhappy

Directed by Thomas Goersch

Germany

Ezhil

Directed by S. Vimalrajh

Sri Lanka

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

 

Abandonment

Directed by Sagnik Dutta Gupta

India

The victim

Directed by Mahendra Dongre

India

Lockdown — Manav Badlega?

Directed by Shatadip Som

India

ALEPH

Directed by Joao Butoh

Brazil

Aye Mohabbat

Directed by Anisur Rahman

Brazil

The devil within us

Directed by Eslam Hozayen

United States

Shavappookkal

Directed by Nishad

India

CATEGORY: SHORT SCRIPT

WINNER

BELIEVE (25 PAGES)

Written by HANNAH RATNAM, SHELLY PAINO

Canada

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Wolves

Written by Abe Alford

United States

A New Dawn Breaks

Written by Dallas Gibson

United States

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

 

Pandora’s Adversaries

Written by Jason Harley

Canada

Number 49

Written by Keith J. Stevens

United States

CATEGORY: SILENT FILM

WINNER

WARRIOR’S WAR WITHIN

Directed by Gajendra Kumar Padhi

India

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

The Lost Gold of French Creek

Directed by Brandon Porter

United States

CATEGORY: STUDENT FILMS

WINNER

The shortest night

Directed by Javier Guillot

Spain

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Perfect Lover

Directed by Andy Hong

China

Fatimaah

Directed by Ishaan Chugh

India

War and Vets

Directed by Rohan Singh Deo, Aaryaman Dahiya

India

The Table Fan Story

Directed by Kaushal Shah

India

Rafu Chakkar

Directed by Hussein Kamil

Pakistan

Like Father, Like Son.

Directed by Vishal Lalwani

United Arab Emirates

CATEGORY: TELEVISION / PILOT PROGRAM OR SERIES

WINNER

You’re Next Episode 1

Directed by Ross Heath, Christopher Livermore

United Kingdom

CATEGORY: TRAILER/TEASER

WINNER

Baroque

Directed by Valentin Disant, Sasi fauzi

France

CATEGORY: TRAVEL FILM

WINNER

Letter From Arizona

Directed by Valerian Ponsero

France

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

The Great Way

Directed by ALBA PROL CID, RAUL GARCIA

Spain

CATEGORY: TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS

WINNER

Fate’s Shadow

Directed by Michelle Arthur

United States

CATEGORY: WEB AND NEW MEDIA

WINNER

La Bruja De Los Colores Infinitos

Directed by Assur Avendaño

Mexico

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

All In 3: A Fikowski & Vellner Documentary

Directed by S.J. Finlay

Canada

Remembrance Day online service

Directed by Sharon Woodward

United Kingdom

Gaslit or The Incident

Directed by Karen Klami

United States

CATEGORY: WOMEN’S FILMS

WINNER

She’s not normal

Directed by Koraly Dimitriadis

Australia

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

REPUTATION…..roots are deeply rooted

Directed by MR. ANIL ASHOK PAWAR

India

The Re-Birth

Directed by Avishek Chattopadhyay

India

Follow Your Dream

Directed by Ania Melkonian

United States

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

 

SammyGirl

Directed by Fernando Menendez

Canada

CATEGORY: Young Filmmaker

WINNER

2022

Directed by John Rees

United Arab Emirates

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

SammyGirl

Directed by Fernando Menendez

Canada