Once Upon a Time in Tokyo – Best Film & Best Actress Award For "Mai Nakano" (Japan)
One of the safest, most vital, cosmopolitan cities in the world, Tokyo also has the power to alienate individuals and suffocate them as they pursue their own desires. Over the course of 24 hours, five characters will make choices and face dilemmas as they try to cope with yet another day suffocating in such a world. Their lives will intersect as the story builds to a tragic climax for some and liberation for others.
The Man Behind The White Guitar – Best Documentary Feature Award (United States)
A spectrum of people, voices, and textures, “The Man Behind the White Guitar” is a film about the musical life of Brazilian guitarist José Pires de Almeida Neto. His music and energy have been behind major world musicians, including Harry Belafonte and Steve Winwood, as well as Brazilian greats, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. His diverse musical journey from Brazil to the United States and England and deep life challenges have taught him the values of loyalty, devotion, and positive vision that speak through his sounds and performing spirit. He’s touched the lives of the most unsuspecting fans worldwide.
THE HONEY TRAPPER – Best Web Series (United States)
After following her heart on a path that went awry, Leila returns to San Antonio fiery and determined to guide the reins of her honey-trapping business to a new level. With changes and growth come new challenges: a life-changing discovery of information withheld for years, an inquisitive new assistant, a suspiciously paranoid Charlie, a difficult client with arduous demands, and an unlikely work ally. This season Leila will be put to her own tests of trust and integrity. How will she choose? -Series created by: Felise Garcia
The New Normal – Special Mention Award (United States)
A comedy all about the experiences of one group of people during the Covid-19 pandemic and how they’ve adapted their lives in quarantine. They may be apart but through technology like Zoom, they are able to connect in a fun way. While connecting virtually, they express the unique and often humorous ways in which they are coping with the pandemic and what has come to be known as “The New Normal.”