Winners of the 2010 SoHo International Film Festival
"Walang Hanggang Paalam" (Philippines)
Directed By: Ellen Ramos & Paolo Villaluna
BEST WORLD SHOWCASE
"A Kiss of Chaos" (USA)
Directed By: Ricardo Sean Thompson
BEST SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM
"The Godmother" (USA)
Directed By: Lior Chefetz
BEST SHOWCASE SHORT FILM
"Burma: An Indictment" (USA)
Directed By: Jeremy Taylor
"Just Like Joe" (USA)
Directed By: Fred Carpenter
FEATURE FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
Directed By: Tolga Karacelik
SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
Directed By: Zdenka Simandlova
BEST WORK IN PROGRESS
Winners of the 2010 SoHo International Film Festival
1) "A Kiss of Chaos"
Dir: Ricardo Sean Thompson
(Latino Thriller, USA) A Latino crime thriller wherein in a talented spoken word poet's life is thrown into crime, chaos, and violence.
2) "Autism: Made in the USA"
Dir: Gary Null
(Documentary,USA) What is it and why is it on the rise? Award winning Exec Prod Gary Null is on a quest to reveal the true causes and promising solutions for the recent increase in autism in our children.
3) "Burma an Indictment"
Dir: Jeremy Taylor
(Documentary, USA/Burma) Murder! Rape! Slavery! Torture! - part of the daily routine for Burmese people. The documentary shows the inhumane conditions these gentle people suffer every day.
4) "Guerilla Midwife"
Dir: Deja Bernhardt
(Documentary, USA/Indonesia) Follows Ibu Robin Lim into the trenches of her work in Indonesia. From Bali, where hemorrhage after childbirth is a leading cause of death. This heart-wrenching documentary shows you why we must reinvent our protocols for pregnancy and childbirth in order to preserve our Planet’s Humanity.
5) "Ice Grill, USA"
Dir: Mark Bernardi/Greg Santarsiero
(Drama Crime Thriller, USA) A twisted twisting of myth, rumour and real life events about the unique culture that defines Atlantic City, NJ. This is the story of the people that power this machine.
6) "Just Like Joe"
Dir: Fred Carpenter
(Drama, USA) Long Island high school football team, 1969, playing their final season in the shadow of the Vietnam War.
7) "One in the Gun"
Dir: Rolfe Kanefsky
(Crime Noir-Thriller, USA) Mickey Lewis crosses paths with Katrina Webb. Deadly passions ignite revealing hidden agendas and triple-crosses that soon spiral Mickey's life out of control in this crime of passion mystery thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end!
8) "Non Con Un Bang"
Dir: Mariano Lamberti
("Not Without a Bang" Dramedy, Italy) Franz Kafka meets Enrico Caruso. A seemingly well-bred suburban kid finds himself trapped within his well-planned-in-advance existence.
9) "Pitik Bulag"
Dir: Gil Portes
("Blind Luck" Crime Thriller, Philippines) Angelo, an action star wanna be, stumbles upon a bag of money worth 11 Million Pesos. The money came from a bank robbery gone awry. His life suddenly becomes an action thriller.
10) "The Pastor’s Kid"
Dir: Dale Adriatico
(Christian Drama, Philippines) Peter and Francesca’s undying love for each other forbidden by their familes eventually ends in tragedy.
11) "Throws of Passion"
Dir: Todd M Jones
(Mockumentary, Comedy USA) The fall of the Cable Sports & Life Network is pieced together using found footage from one of the network's final projects - a competitive Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament.
12) "Walang Hanggang Paalam"
Dir: Ellen Ramos / Paolo Villaluna
("Endless Farewell" Romantic Drama / LGBT, Philippines/Japan ) Story of four lonely souls whose search for the meaning of love will conclude in tragic self-discoveries. The film is a disquieting treatise on how love, like life itself is underlined and decided by fate.
1) "A Lesson Learned" Dir: Frank Lozada
(Short, PSA, USA ) Don't Drink and Drive Campaign
2) "A Cry Within" Dir: Frances Lozada/Franky G
(Short, LGBT, Drama, USA ) Clara and Diore deal with their sexuality and the everyday pressures of society
3) "Defect" Dir: Zdenka Simandlova
(Work in Progress, Drama, Australia) Jan’s plans to help Marie - a middle-aged intellectual – escape from communist Czechoslovakia are derailed when the man that is to take them across the border doesn’t turn up.
4) "Credits" Dir: Hugh Shulze
(Short, Drama, USA ) A man, a woman, and a movie theatre--a tale of love and grace.
5) "Il Male Assoluto" Dir: Francesco Colangelo
(Short, Drama, Italy) Forty years of Francesco' life depicted in 10 minutes, through a picture of domestic violence. One's past doesn't have to be your present.
6) "In a Box" Dir: Paton Ashbrook
(Work in Progress, Drama, USA) Anika, a loner and a painter, ruined good things in her life at the cost of others. She has a dilemna, which of the two men in her life to chose.
7) "Lecka med Dockor" Dir: Hans Motelius
("An Affair with Dolls" Short, Suspense, Sweden) A woman plays with dolls because her boyfriend wants her to. But the game takes a serious turn.
8) "Lost Brother" Dir: Roberto Lopez
(Short, Drama, USA) Shawn Muhajir, a conflicted soul plots revenge when he learns that his brother, an American soldier has been brutally murdered just days before returning home from Iraq.
9) "Postalolio" Dir: Marv Newland
(Short, Animation, USA) 2D animation Every frame of POSTALOLIO traveled through the international postal system before appearing in this film.
10) "Patu Ihu" Dir: Summer Agnew
(Short, Drama, New Zealand ) A young man confronts the reality of death through an experience of life.
11) "Rapunzel" Dir: Tolga Karacelik
(Short, Dramedy, Turkey) Chaplinesque modern version of Rapunzel fairy tale.
12) "Senorita" Dir: Vince Sandavol
(Short, LGBT Drama, Philippines ) In an attempt to escape a checkered past, a transgender woman ends up leading a double life.
13) "Strength in Shadows" Dir: Carlos Lozada
(Short, Drama, USA) When a man gives loses all hope, he is visited by his past and finds a hero from within.
14) “Sunday Morning(Objects of Exchange)” Dir: John Roberts (Work in Progress, Drama, USA) Set against a backdrop of urban decay, the film examines the results of each character’s inability to communicate in an increasingly complex landscape.
15) "The Godmother" Dir: Lior Chefetz
(Short, Romantic Action Comedy, USA) In this fast paced action packed short, A young wife is convinced by her over-bearing mother to kill her mobster husband.So what happens when she changes her mind and it's too late?
16) "The Lesson Plan" Dir: Eddy Duran
(Short, Drama, USA) ( Cannes Film Festival "Short Film Corner 2009" ) Nix Dunn, a Brooklyn NY public school teacher creates a Lesson Plan about William Lynch (in 1712 wrote a letter of instructions on how to keep slaves) during Black History Month in order to teach his students about the psychological damage he believes still enslave African Americans today.
17) "With Whom" Dir: Janice Y. Perez
(Short, Music Video, USA/Philippines ) Philippine's Singing Star - Kitchie Nadal performs her unreleased single "With Whom"
18) "Zombies and Cigarettes" Dir: Rafael Marinez / Inaki San Roman (Short, Action, Horror, Spain) Xavi just wanted to invite his loved to an icecream, but he found himself envolved in a zombie invasión.
19) "Big League Chew" Dir: David Lambroso
(Short, Music Video, USA) Berzerkulosis, the absurdist hip-hop duo from Brooklyn, and they're here to tell us about the good old days of gum chewing, baseball and girls who jump rope on pogo sticks.
20) "The Neighborly" Dir: Stephen Girouard
(Short, Comedy, USA) This couple's homemade dinner plans are held up. They forgot the olive oil. Maybe their neglected neighbor has some...