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Award Nominations 2021

Best Cinematography Competition


Blue Calling

Dir. Sarah Ziegler & Janis Klinkenberg

6' • Germany • 2020

This is the story of Daniel Bichsel, who takes us to an Italy unknown to most. Marettimo is a protected Mediterranean island off the coast of Sicily where rugged hills meet crystal-clear waters—and that’s where Daniel comes alive. A free diver and underwater explorer, Daniel shows us what he calls an “alien world”, where time stands still, where everything is in the present for the time of the breath out. Free diving means you’re not just a spectator; you’re part of the underwater world, becoming one with the unique flora and fauna of the Mediterranean, from schools of fish to graceful seaweed to colourful coral. But this paradise is under threat, and as an environmentalist and educator, Daniel encourages others to become ambassadors for the underwater world. As he says, every idea has the potential to make an impact. Welcome to Marettimo Island, Daniel’s Wild Place.


Heartbeat (Detak)

Dir. Yongki Ongestu

103' • Indonesia • 2019

Bodies with missing hearts were discovered, when a doctor from the city (Refal Hady) moved into the village. Until one day, the doctor met a local Lengger dancer (Della Dartyan) and fell in love with his own heartbeat.

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The Big Ugly

Dir. Scott Wiper

103' • United States • 2020

Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money.

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