Hide & Sniff – Best Film, Best Actress Award For "Miyuu Teshima" & Best Supporting Actress Award For "Haruka Imou" (Japan)
“Are you ready?” KOKI racks his brain to try and win a game of hide-and-seek over his wife, ARIKA, who has a sensitive nose. One night, ARIKA senses an odd smell in KOKI’s body. The change in the odor of his body begins to torment her. Meanwhile, KOKI asks his little sister KASUMI for a favor.
Unbecoming – Critics Choice Award(United States)
“Unbecoming” is a song about having the courage to dismantle who we have become through the expectations and demands of the people around us to get back to who we truly are. The stimulus for “unbecoming” often comes from unexpected life transitions or events that stop us in our tracks – this song is meant to encourage us all to throw off the chains and take advantage of these unexpected events, the signs the universe has sent us to follow our own dreams, not those that may have been imposed upon us, in order to live life to our fullest most beautiful potential – “set yourself free, you hold the key, to become all you can be.” “Unbecoming” written by Helen O’Shea & Marc Swersky (2 time Grammy winner) Recorded and mixed at Shorefire Recording Studios, Long Branch, New Jersey with Joseph DeMaio and mastered by Leon Zervos in Australia. Music video produced by Helen McNamara O’Shea and directed by Jack Daniel McNamara with DOP Dillon Reid and their team at Commander Media, in Limerick, Ireland.
Indian Short Film Category
OH FISH – Best Film, Best Women Director & Best Actor Award For " Dheekshith Shetty"
OH FISH is a slice of life, feel good film shot during the lockdown. The story is about Harshita and Abhi –young, urban millenials living by themselves in the city and stuck at home during the lockdown. Their paths cross because of a delivery app mix up. Will these two lonely people connect and meet each other or no? This forms the crux of the story. The idea is to bring a happy smile on your face during these crazy times of the pandemic.