AWARD NOMINATIONS 2020

BEST FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

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And the Birds Rained Down
(Il pleuvait des oiseaux)

Dir. Louise Archambault

126' • Canada • 2019

Quebec, Canada, Nowadays. Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world.  While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women... A luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region's deadliest forest fire. After the death of the eldest hermit, the two women make an astonishing discovery: hundreds of paintings echoing his tragic experience related to that devastating fire. A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.

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La Lucina

Dir. Fabio Badolato & Jonny Costantino

101' • Italy • 2018

Away in the woods a man lives in complete solitude, but a mystery disturbs his loneliness: each night the darkness surrounding the mountain in front his house is suddenly broken by a tiny light. What will be? A search begins that will lead the old man to meet a child. Who is really this child? Which relationship ties them and what keeps them suspended between life and death?