City Of Salt – Best Women Filmmaker, Best Cinematography & Best Actress Award For "Lauren Catherine" (United States)
When a community in Salt Lake City UT is turned upside down from the disappearance of a high school girl named Theo in the midst of her father’s political campaign, an exploration into the different accounts of what went on reveals a much deeper story. Theo’s bloody belongings are discovered in the mountains next to a creek with a suicide note, but her body is nowhere to be found. It is up to Detective Stanley and Detective Hobbs try to unravel the mystery, and it becomes apparent that Theo had come out as gay just weeks before she vanished. With each clue found, more questions arise, and the detectives begin to suspect that not everything is what it appears to be in Zion Creek. A story of love, loss, vice, and choices, City of Salt jumps back and forth in time to reveal what happened to Theo and demonstrates just how far people will go to bury what’s been latent underneath the surface.
Le Jardin des Cimes an enclave at altitude – Special Mention (France)
The Jardin des Cimes is located at over 1,000 meters above sea level, facing Mont-Blanc. Unique place, facing a magnificent panorama, where plant creation, gastronomy, artists in residences, concerts in summer, and the reception of young people in reintegration intermingle. Originally a reintegration project initiated by the association “En Passant par la Montagne”, founded by the Himalayan Marc Batard, the Jardin des Cimes has become over the years a place of reference, an anchor, a place of exchange, an enclave at altitude. The film retraces this human adventure and immerses the spectator in a dreamlike visual and musical universe.
The Corona Dialogues – Best Web Series (United States)
A five episode web-series. Family dynamics, honest and poignant, make for dark comedy. Set in the video-conferencing world of pandemic-stricken America, this tightly contained five episode series takes us through sibling rivalries, paternal secrets and the most ill-conceived date in history.