FAME’US International Film Festival (SPRING 2016) – Winners

Congratulations to our FAME’US International Film Festival – Spring 2016 session winners !

Please note that our quarterly sessions are not an actual festival event.  Our actual red carpet event will be in December inviting back all of our quarterly winners to compete for the Best of 2016. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful films with us and we wish to have the opportunity to view your future films in the near future.

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“Thank you very much for your warm words. It is an honor to be part of your selection and to win the Platinum Award. I have no words that could thank you enough. The first point on making this film is to share it with the world, and with film affectionados like us, so it’s a joy to know that the film had this impact on you.” –  Vasco de Oliveira (United Kingdom)

 

“As a novel filmmaker I´m very proud to receive your recognition through this award. I receive it plain of joy!   Many thanks” –  Marcelo Torcida (Paraguay)

 

What a wonderful news! I’m so happy and grateful for your consideration on my big effort to realize a such difficult project for me. It’s amazing you consider the behind-the-scenes stories too. I think you are the only one you do it and I really like it cause you know most of the time the stories behind a production are more beatiful of the product realized :)” – Joseph Spadaro (Italy)

FAME'US PLATINUM AWARDS

Adelmo (Italy), Short Film, Gianluca Fedele

Adelmo is a lonely man, sweeper at his city hospital and lives alone in a house that belonged to her mother. One day he have an accident and his poor and sad lives changes completely. 

 

Agnus Dei (Kosovo), Feature, Agim Sopi

A young man Peter, who  is around thirties, lives a desperate life with his mother Maria and her husband Stojan in one village of Serbia. Peter is born in Kosova from a forbidden love between his mother Maria and the young Albanian man, but for this he is not aware  Is the period of time  when the relations between Serbs and Albanians are inimical, exactly is the time of the beginning of war. Peter is forced by his mother and the others to go to the war. He intends to escape the war and goes to the West.       

Any Day Now (Spain), Short Film, Albert Uria

A short, sweet comedy about how short (and sweet) life can be…

Autumn Fall (Norway), Feature, Jan Vardoen

Autumn Fall is an adult drama/comedy set in beautiful Oslo. Ingvld works as a lightning technician at the National Theatre but dreams of writing for the stage. However she can’t stand actors. She still manages to entangle herself with two thespians, one a notorious hell raiser and she embarks on an exciting, scandalous, and utimately very dangerous journey that changes her life forever.

Backroad (Japan), Short Film), Hiroya Taka

‘I don’t like this town.’ ‘What don’t you like?’ Mei is a junior high school student. She decides to look for the answer.

Capsule (United Kingdom), Feature, Andrew Martin

Guy Taylor is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain’s first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space with a malfunctioning capsule. He has limited contact with the UK, some unusual communication with the US and some unorthodox communication with Roscosmos deep in Soviet Russia. Who will help him? Will he make the right choice?

Confessions of a Beatlemaniac! (USA), Short Film, Short Documentary, Dee Elias

Hysterical, historical, inspirational true story of a relentless Beatle fan who pursued her dream to meet the Beatles!

Forgiveness (Lebanon), Short Film, Rima Irani

A patient is attending a session with his hypnotherapist.The purpose is to travel back to childhood through the milestones of the whole past life.We can feel the conflict and the complexity.The theme is waking hypnosis.The first step is the pre-talk while the therapist prepares the patient for the long journey.Then comes the induction which is the familiarization and training to carry on with the journey.Last comes the regression towards the past while the patient tries to forgive-by force & the hypnotherapist’s simulation-perpetrated sins & harm that was done by others to him.And this is the only means to live in peace and harmony.Latest will be future pacing in the trip back from past to the present and ultimately deriving conclusion for a peaceful, harmonious future.N*B: All scenes are illustrated in SFX, VFX and surrealistic atmosphere.

Klaazor (USA), Student Film, Julio Garcia Escames

Tommy, a 5 years old kid, and his grandfather have to team up to face an alien invasion in their home.

Maskoun (Lebanon), Feature, Sharif Abdunnur

Prepare for a film like no other, nothing as scary, as provoking or powerful. Based on true stories from all over the Middle East; a horror film like no other with twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. With real footage of actual paranormal sightings, interviews, TV shows, news reels and actual celebrities all merge into this suspenseful feature film.

Tetras (France), Short Film, Axel Zeltser

Dan, former soldier back at home after an external operation, has a strange encounter one night in his flat. And if his ‘visitor’ was more intimate than he thought?

The Call (USA), Short Film, Quavondo Nguyen

A single girl’s life is changed by an unexpected visitor.

“The Keys” (Switzerland), Music Video, Joe Hoster

Five years ago a young man met an ex-ballerina during the last month of his North American adventure. Little did he know, it was the start of a love story, which would change him, forever.

The Last Tear (South Korea), Documentary Feature, Jae Ku

Sexual violence against women has accompanied almost every large-scale conflict, yet most of its victims are silenced. One such sad episode is that of the ?€?comfort women,?€? or more accurately, the estimated 200,000 women who were recruited to sexually serve the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. As part of this immense system, many young women from all over Japan?€?s occupied territories in Asia were forced into service where they faced rape, torture and extreme violence at military camps, euphemistically termed “comfort stations.”

The Sin of Those Who Love Us (Portugal), Short Film, Vasco de Oliveira

Something unexpected brings Vitor back to the house where he was born. His return awakes ghosts from the past and a war long ago locked within this family.

True Colours (Western Australia), Short Film, David Valent

An increasingly desolate teenage schoolboy creates a coded language using paint colour sample cards to express his secret desires and feelings for the object of his affection.

Upstairs (Italy), Short Film, Joseph Spadaro

Joe, Matt, Sarah and Francine are four guys in their twenties. They all live in Brighton, a wonderful sea-side town looking the ocean, where they attend the local university. Each of them has his own peculiar personality, as witnessed by their different choices for what concerns their studies, and through their education and backgrounds, that will become apparent little by little as the story progresses.

FAME'US SILVER AWARDS

A devil’s Game (USA), Feature Film, Paul Young
Alpha Phi’ short (USA), Short Film, Neil Payne
American Justice (USA), Short Film, Ryan MacKenzie
Bleed Black (USA), Documentary Short, David de Lautour
Boom (USA), Music Video, Fernando Cordero
Charming (USA), Short Film, Tom Albanese
Creep (USA), Short Film, So Young Yo
DASEIN (India), Feature, Shailik Bhaumik
Father (Iran), Animation, Mohammad Reza Kheradmandan
Fruitcake (United Kingdom), Animation, Harriet Francis Croucher
Grado Mission (Italy), Documentary Feature, Carlo Christian Spano
Happy Those Who Cry (Paraguay), Feature, Marcelo Torcida
Hawkward (USA), Short Film, Luke Guidici
Home (Cananda), Short Film, Joshua Costea
Maasai 10th Lost Tribe of Israel (USA), Documentary Feature, Dante Tanikie-Montagnani
Maskoun (United Arab Emirates), Feature, Krystle Houiess
Mom’s Wedding (Cananda), Short Film, Michelle Brightman
MONA (Kosovo), Student, Lorena Sopi
NERON (USA), Feature Film, Miteshkumar Patel
Now Casting (USA), Short Film, Micheal Gorgoglione
Psycho Mind (France), Student Film, Keisu Yamamoto Messelmani
Renewing Mikael (Finland), Short, Joonas Makkonen
Scamps & GOONS (USA), Short Film, Giancarlo Diaz
South Bureau Homicide (USA), Documentary Feature, Mike Cooley
The Unwonted Sasquatch (Cananda), Documentary Feature, Darcy Weir
Watch (USA), Short Film, Katharine Roman
Welcome to Where You’ve Always Been (USA), Short Film, Justin Sandler
Will you be mime? (United Kingdom), Student film, Jacob Kipping
Without Sound (USA), Short Film, Omar Moujaes

FAME'US BRONZE AWARD

A Better Place (USA), Short Film, Michael Gordon
A Different Kind of Path (USA), Short Film, Zach Bellin
All My File Througth My Eyes (Italy), Music Video, ANSTEMI
Amateurs (USA), Short Film, andrei sporei
A Slice Of Life (USA), Student Film, Raj Patel
Fireflies (USA), Short Film, Alexandra Barletta-Chacon
HeavenKid: Time-Space Door (Taiwan), Animation, Derrick, Yung-Te, Wu
Hi Stranger (India), Short Film, Priyadarshi Sidhartha
I Am Chipping and Pulling My Teeth Out (USA), Student Film, Kyle Andrews
Instant Zero (USA), Short, Yannick Mourcia
Iris in the Living Room (USA), Short Film, Brandon Zinn
Jane (USA), Short Film, Mike Quain
Kind of Blue (USA), Short Film, Josh Hope
Lucky Strike (USA), Student Film, Tayler Nicholson
Natasha (USA), Feature, Student Harry Nott
Noober (USA), Short Film, Ben Gelera
Nothing Like the Sun (USA), Student Film, Jonas Banks
Obsolescence (Canada), Animation, Andrea Cristini
On Aggregate: Champions Without A Home (USA), Documentary Feature, Thomas Goltz
Peace of Mind (USA), Documentary Feature, Cary Cronenwett
Polterheist (United Kingdom), Short Film, David Gilbank
Reminiscent (USA), Student, Short Film, Ethan Paisley
Roselyn (USA), Student Film, Chris Murray
Salad Solutions (Canada), Short Film, Christopher Lazar
Serendipitous (USA), Documentary Feature, Gunindu Abeysekera
Siren (USA), Short Film, Rudd del Pino 

Setiembre (Spain), Short Film, Student Film, Jorge Castrillo Busto
She Knows (USA)Chandler Perry
Six Character Potluck (USA), Short Film, Lee Karaim
S.J. Cooper to Shiny Chris (USA), Documentary Feature, Jon Weiss
Skater Chicks (USA), Short Film, Nick Nappy

Sub (USA), Short Film, Fuzail Jaffery
Suffocated (USA), Short Film, Hazel Dolphy
Tango At The Dojo (USA), Short Film, Carl Mickens
The Blue Room -al-hamdu li-llah (Morocco), Music Video, Bettina D’mello
The Double Cross (United Kingdom), Short Film, Mark Brocking
The Fearless Five (USA), Student Film, Evan Hara
The Last Trip (USA) Feature Film, Carlos Azucena
The Letter (USA), Short Film, Yifan Xiao
The Offshore Caller (USA), Short Film, Walter DuRant
The Perfect Note (USA), Short Film, Michelle Davidson
The Seattle Show Pilot (USA), Animation, Kaz Lisoskie
The Shopping Affair (USA), Feature Film Leo Kayembe
The Terrifying Tale From The Pillow Guitar (USA), Short Film, Christopher Ljungberg
Tuckerman (USA), Feature, Jett West
Two Crows (USA), Short Film, Zach Matson
UJANA (USA), Short, Student, Kendall Huff, Rachel Simurda
Unfathomable Reality (India), Student Film, Sneha Shrotri
WAKE (Canada), Short Film, Alan Dunnett
Why Live! (USA), Short Film, Carmine Caradonna
Winter Solace (USA), Short Film, Eric Chandler
Year of the Snake (USA), Short Film, Nic Collins

 

WINNERS LAURELS

Congralations and please spread the words. Download your award and use it for your marketing and promotion. You deserve it!