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2018 Winners

Congratulations to the participants and winners of the 2018 Webdance Film Festival!

Blue


Best Directing & Editing in a Feature Film

Synopsis:

Based on true events: 
A young woman struggles to piece her world back together after a botched suicide attempt.

Nawal the Jewel


Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

Synopsis:

A 23 year old irani lady named jabari has been raped by an intelligence bureau officer related to this the officer had been murdered by the irani lady. Even through the human right interfered to save her from the law but no result the irani government had taken decision to hang her till death

An Egyptian lady who had hide her identity and lived as a male person in the society and she had struggled very much for her survival to live as a male person.


This is a story which reveals that a lady has to face so many problems and difficulties to survive her life in a male dominated society

Limit


Best Director in a Short Film

Synopsis:

Someone in a quiet area asked help from the people who he sees till someone enters the house and suddenly...

Shorin-Yoku


Best Cinematography in a Short Film

Synopsis:
Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴).

The practice is proven by scientists to benefit physical as well as mental health as it helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.

Flea


Best Editing in a Short Film

Synopsis:

Set in the 1969 war between El Salvador and Honduras –better known as “The Soccer War”– an Honduran foot soldier finds a lonely survivor in a raided border town during a recon mission. Moved by mercy, the soldier takes him in and looks after him. Soon enough, the survivor’s presence draws empathy from the Honduran soldier and even from the enemy, who forget about war for an instant as soon as they see him.

Plight: A Comic Book Rock Opera


Best Musical Score in a Short Film

Synopsis:

Daniel Plight, a security guard, develops superpowers after he is wounded with a mystical knife. Along with Michelle Striker, a scientist with enhanced fighting abilities, Daniel must discover the secret behind his new powers, and learn the difference between feeling special and being special.

Footprints in the Sand


Best Directing and Editing in New Media

Synopsis:

Footprints in the Sand is a comedic web series chronicling the misadventures of an inept Brooklyn theatre company as they attempt to stage a production of King Lear and achieve internet stardom.

End Unsung


Best Cinematography and VFX in New Media

Synopsis:

One man's journey through chaos, time, and space to find his son.

Chaos Theory


Best Musical Score in New Media

Synopsis:

A multi-media experience that gives a deeply personal look into the nature of human connection through the medium of music and dance.

Raw Days


First-Time Director Award

Synopsis:

It’s called the 'Maximum City', but Mumbai is still a work in progress. A migrant drives his taxi through the unfinished, congested streets of the city, barely earning enough to eat. He tries to avoid getting involved with his passengers – a gossiping school teacher, a father dropping his daughter at school, a smooth–talking man guiding a reluctant woman – but simply observing something can change its reality. He knows that each one of the passengers is just trying to make their own way in the life, same as him. Just like the city they live in, they’re all still a little bit raw.

Swan Lake


Animation Award

Synopsis:

The story of two swans which fall in love in a place called (swan lake)

Tub


Student Award

Synopsis:

A man going through a mid-life crisis decides to break the world record for the longest time spent in a bathtub.

The Pantsless Detective


Comedy Award

Synopsis:

Season 4 follows the continuing adventures of the plucky Pantsless Detective, Richard Panceliss, his intrepid intern, Smitty, and the truehearted Temperance Friday as they solve mysteries and right the wrongs that need rightening.

Reclamation


Science Fiction Award

Synopsis:

A determined young woman embarks on an epic adventure to reunite her family, torn apart and spread across the solar system ten years ago by an all-powerful global company that, in 2151, has the power to "recruit" anyone who owes it a debt.


This cautionary tale juxtaposes our economic inequality, corporate power, and basic freedoms against a realistic, potential dystopian future.

Subtitled version available.

Unterwelt: The World Beyond


Horror Award

Synopsis:

After a photoshooting for gothic fashion in an old bunker, the entrance key gets lost. The three models and the photo team are desperately searching for another exit. While seeking they are getting deeper into a labyrinth until they are covered by insanity and hopelessly. Not all of them manage to find an exit and one of them has to face a horrifying discovery…

The Other


Thriller Award

Synopsis:

While on a job on the desert, a first-time hitman is forced to come to terms with his own psychological make-up

Walking on Water


Documentary Award

Synopsis:

The flood of 1966 in Florence through the eyes, the camera and the creativity of Beppe Fantacci, who helped the famous artisans of Florence to survive the devastation of the city. 
A forgotten story of desperation, creativity and recovery, the film features unreleased, amazing 16 mm color footage, and exclusive memories of the flood by families such as Bargellini, Ferragamo, Pucci, Tayar, and by gifted artisans who survived nowadays thanks to men like Beppe Fantacci.

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