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2018 Winners

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


Best Directing & Editing in a Feature Film


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


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


Best Director in a Short Film


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


Best Cinematography in a Short Film

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.


Best Editing in a Short Film


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


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


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


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

Chaos Theory

Best Musical Score in New Media


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


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


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


Student Award


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


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.


Science Fiction Award


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


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


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


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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