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.
Wells Of Hope – Best Director Award (Italy)
“The day we left Syria, the bombings were as strong as rain …”. Hence the story of Shaima, fleeing the war, kidnapped as a victim of trafficking. Is there still hope? You cannot live without it. Among stones, deserts, mountains and dust, a group of brave Arab women gives life to Wells of Hope, to give answers to the drama of trafficking, together with the worldwide network Talita Kum. They are women of different religions who live in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria. They move between borders, conflicts and refugees. They want to restore the dignity of the victims and rebuild the dignity of the abused people. The path is not easy, but the determination of these women will open a new way.
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
HOMECOMING – Best Short Film Award (Philippines)
The movie centers on the Ibanag tribe and the corn farmers of the City of Ilagan, Isabela. The tribe leader Tatang has three kids but were separated when a big flood hit the area. The kids named Mario, Dario and Rico survived the flood but were saved by other families. Mario, the eldest became a doctor while Dario ended up as an engineer. The youngest Rico was not swept from afar by the flood so he stays in the tribe with his father. Before the death of Tatang, he was hopeful to see his two other sons. The family got reunited when a tragedy happened. The film stresses about family relationship despite the separation. Being proud of our roots despite the successes we’re enjoying was also tackled in the movie. Ilagan being the country’s corn capital, “Mammangi” shows the vast corn fields of the City of Ilagan and the close relationship between the Ibanag tribe and other corn farmers.