Winners #21st edition – May 2021

Below is the #21st Official Selection of the Paris Play Film Festival.

This edition shows 37 selected titles from 14 different countries.

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Best Feature

DIVASWAPNAfeatureIndiaSatish DavaraWINNER

Best Drama short

A World AwaydramaUSGarland ScottWINNER
NOBODY´S CROWDdramaBrazilManoel Fernandes NetoFINALIST
Get Ready. Off to the FeastdramaRussian FedLamara SogomonianSEMI FINALIST

Best Feature Script

Out of My Comfort ZoneFeature ScriptUSIvy Vale, Rick ReilWINNER
Never Stop RunningFeature ScriptUSMelissa CaudleFINALIST
“SQUADRE”Feature ScriptUSCharles PetrillaSEMI FINALIST
S.T.A.R.Feature ScriptUSYael DeynesQUARTER FINALIST

Best Short Script

The Real SpaghettiShort ScriptUSRichard StirlingWINNER
Lab PartnersShort ScriptUSTommy BrittFINALIST
Youth & Age FlowerShort ScriptHungaryAndrás Attila FarkasSEMI FINALIST

Best Documentary

The Cost of DenialdocuUSSociety of Independent Investigative JournalismWINNER
The Greatest Blessing docuItalyEmanuele SestaFINALIST
The Rail Yard – And the willingness to helpdocuSwedenMartin FlinkSEMI FINALIST

Best Experimental

That EyelashexperimentalUSIrene PantelisWINNER
Dancing is an Old FriendexperimentalUSMarta RenziFINALIST
What is the Difference?experimentalUSMandev KhalsaSEMI FINALIST

Best Animation

AuroraanimationUSJo MeurisWINNER

Best Music Video

The Ink of Your Eyes (L’ENCRE DE TES YEUX)MVUSPedro ObertoWINNER

Best LGBTQIA+

FractalLGBTQIA+USLuis MarcilianoWINNER
They/ThemLGBTQIA+CanadaGoldbloom MicomonacoFINALIST

Best Dance Film

Artemis MovesdanceUSPatricia JonasWINNER
That Old GrudgedanceMexicoDerrick K.ManFINALIST

Best Score / Song

The Breath of Life, Scorescore / songUSAnna GerasimovaWINNER

Best Comedy

Charle’s HeadcomedyNetherlandsPascal BorgensenWINNER
Call(The)Girl-29 minutes comedyKoreaHee chul KwonFINALIST

Best Trailer

Ori Tahiti DancerstrailerItalyNyko PK16, Hugues DamesinWINNER
We are HUMANTHEM (Official Trailer)trailerUSBrian GregoryFINALIST

Best Commercial

Fit for the futurecommercialSwitzerlandJonas HofmannWINNER

Best Student Short

INDÉSIRABLEstudentUSOlumide OlatawuraWINNER

Best Thriller

MayathrillerCanadaJacquile KamboWINNER

Best Drone

Lebensspur Lech droneGermanyAlexander DraheimWINNER

Best Poster

A World AwayposterUSGarland ScottWINNER
DIVASWAPNAposterIndiaSatish DavaraFINALIST
Otherworld – Operation Chaos (Poster)posterFranceCarole StarcevicFINALIST
They/ThemposterCanadaGoldbloom MicomonacoSEMI FINALIST

Best Still Photography

frozen chaosstillGermanyLukas AtzertWINNER
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