CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OCKTOBER FILM FESTIVAL 2020 NOMINEES & WINNERS

BEST WEB SERIES

Directed by Keith Walker 

A dark comedy webseries, about siblings from two different racial backgrounds, dodging racism and trying to look good while doing it.

BEST SHORT FILM

Directed by Kaye Tuckerman

When Mia loses her Nana (grandmother) after a lengthy illness she realizes that her loss runs deep. Caring for her Nana had become Mia’s main priority in her life. In doing so Mia has lost her confidence and drive – she has let fear take over.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Directed by Julian Biba

A prominent doctor in the fight against cancer, gets diagnosed with prostate cancer and has to use his "gift" to help himself and others.

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Directed by Rochelle White

A raging Desert allows her frustration to grow to the point it almost consumes her! She is scared the moon may never return but as the cycle of nature unfolds, the Desert soon learns she has no other choice but to trust in its wisdom.

BEST LGBTQ SHORT FILM

Directed by Tisa Key

​A former playboy looking to settle down for the first time, only to come to the realization that his girlfriend has a questionable past.

BEST LGBTQ DOCUMENTARY

Directed by Megan Rossman 

Frustrated by misogyny and homophobia within academia, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the archives for those conducting research, both professional and personal. Over the years, the organization has witnessed many of the major milestones in LGBTQ+ history and has weathered several storms. Today, with its founders in their seventies, the archives are facing new challenges, including a change in leadership and the rise of digital technology

BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM

Directed by Sergi Arnau

​Lone Wolves is about corruption in high places, set in a prison drama and with a film noir aesthetic. Lone wolves has a similar structure to Reservoir dogs, where through several episodes we will discover why certain characters ended up in jail.

BEST MUSIC VIDEOS

Reversal of Fortune

Directed by Lee Milby

A young man wakes up in a mysterious warehouse with blood on his face and no memory of how he got there. Stalked by nefarious entities, he slowly remembers his fate and the nightmare begins again.

Directed by Foundation Digital

Music video discusses the death of Philando Castile and reverses the races of the police and the community. It uses the word POLICE as an acronym for Please Officer Listen I Can Explain.

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