WINNERS - August 2018

3rd Edition of the European Cinematography AWARDS

Best Film of the Month

TITLE: IT’S A MESS


DIRECTOR: Frank Prinzi


About the film:

A homeless man (Vincent D’Onofrio) with a troubled past…two young sisters with a dark secret…part modern day fairytale, part ode to the solitude of New York City nights… IT’S A MESS is a study of the loneliness that comes from knowing that in this “civilized” world, innocence and evil are separated only by a fine mist that dissipates after sunset.

Director Statement:

IT’S A MESS is a fantasy but its themes are all too real: lonely, damaged, and defeated people, searching for any morsel of compassion and meaning. Finding purpose is rarely easy. If we’re lucky, we find someone to help open our eyes to it. A friendship, no matter how strange or unlikely, is still a treasured oasis for a lonely soul.
We’re all troubled by the state of our world: the glorification of greed and selfishness and the loneliness and alienation that result. Anyone who observes the world can see that it’s a mess… but it’s our mess, tragic and beautiful – something we all need to face in order to survive and change.

The technique in IT’S A MESS mirrors the story: dark, still, and quiet, with camera movement kept to a minimum. These choices seemed the ideal approach to reveal the themes of this strange little tale. IT’S A MESS is simple and classic in it’s style. No need for fireworks and overindulgent technique, just pure Cinema. The goal was to get to the heart and soul of the story with focus on the character performances and atmosphere, keeping it clear from lots of todays excessive visual and aural distractions. As Robert Bresson said,”Empty the pond to get to the fish”. I really hope you like our Film.

The Best Film of the Month has the Official Selection to Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in the cinema.The rest films for the live screening jury will select from all Winners during a year. We will present the full list of selected films until the Notification Date.

 

4 AWARDS


BEST SHORT FILM: Frank Prinzi


BEST DIRECTOR: Frank Prinzi


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER: Frank Prinzi ASC


BEST ACTOR: Vincent D’Onofrio

Director Biography:

Frank Prinzi ASC, is an Award winning filmmaker, who has been an active member of the New York Filmmaking Community for many years. He earned his Master Of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television from New York University, working early on with Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee, Tom Dicillo, John Woo and Ed Burns among others. His eclectic cinematography credits range from feature films, television movies to episodic series, documentaries and commercials. Writing and directing “It’s a Mess” was a chance for him to make his own personal statement and to take more creative control as a storyteller.

All Winners of the Categories:

The best films. Congratulations to All Filmmakers !!!

IT’S A MESS

IT’S A MESS

4 AWARDS
Frank Prinzi ASC

Before Night Comes – Antigone Speech

Before Night Comes – Antigone Speech

4 AWARDS
JOAQUIM PAVÃO

Are You Volleyball?!

Are You Volleyball?!

BEST DRAMA FILM
Mohammad Bakhshi

SNOWFLAKE

SNOWFLAKE

3 AWARDS
Adolfo J. Kolmerer

MMA – Never Surrender

MMA – Never Surrender

BEST TRAILER
Gerald J. Godbout III

It’s Hard To Be A Potato

It’s Hard To Be A Potato

BEST ANIMATION SHORT
İlke İzgi

A Familiar Stranger

A Familiar Stranger

BEST STUDENT CINEMATOGRAPHER
Jonas Schubach

Kommando 1944

Kommando 1944

BEST US FILM
Derek Quick

Katrina’s Dream

Katrina’s Dream

BEST SCI-FI FILM
Mirko & Dario Bischofberger

Bravoman

Bravoman

BEST COMEDY FILM
Evelina Barsegian

Projeto Descubra – Lisboa

Projeto Descubra – Lisboa

2 AWARDS
Pedro Antino

Lilith

Lilith

2 AWARDS
ARMINE VOSGANIAN

F△N△TIC — TWENTY YEARS MILLIONAIRE

F△N△TIC — TWENTY YEARS MILLIONAIRE

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Artem Shekhovtsov

Minds On Mute

Minds On Mute

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
Lander Haverals & Annick Timmermans

The Last Lesbian

The Last Lesbian

BEST STUDENT CINEMATOGRAPHER
Zichen Tang

Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa

BEST FILM POSTER
Megan Ellison

A tree remembers

A tree remembers

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Konstantinos Follas

Joyce

Joyce

BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR
Nora Jaenicke

RECURSE

RECURSE

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
Artur Golczewski & Lucas Vossoughi

THIS IS OUR TIME

THIS IS OUR TIME

BEST SONG
Debra Gussin & Dale Effren

Thank you for pretty amazing films and congratulations to all winners. We are waiting for your next films.

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