2019 PROGRAM + NOMINATIONS

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The film with the most thumbs ups will win. ‘Thumb downs’ do not result in a deduction of votes.

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The Middle Way

Documentary – Canada

Director: Luca Tarantini

 

At first glance, Jasper appears to reside gracefully between two worlds: the one that comes with fronting a rock band, the other, a deeply spiritual life within his Greek Orthodox faith.

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The Throne of Saint Sava

Documentary – Serbia

Director: Jakov Popov


Commemorating the 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Nominated for BEST FILM

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Christmas Anti-fable

Sci-fi/Noir – Greece

Efthimious Hatzis

 

The worms are rotting to death, a man needs to enter a species transformer to show them the way. Can you be a worm?

 

Nominated for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

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Icons

Documentary – USA

Director: Craig DiRienzo

 

The Orthodox Christian uses icons as a connection to heaven and departed love ones.

 

Nominated for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY & BEST DOCUMENTARY

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M.A.R.C

Sci-Fi comedy – USA

Director: Nick Shaheen

A man buys a drone called M.A.R.C (Meteorological Assisted Robotic Computer) capable of controlling the weather, but does it live up to all the hype?

 

Nominated for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

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A Cup and Bread

Drama – USA

Director: Nicholas Loper

Upon coming to his church to pray, a man hears the voices of the Saints, who counsel him through his troubles.

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The Making of Orthodox Wooden Icons

Documentary – Canada

Director: Andrei Russu

In the Romanian countryside, there's a woman who has dedicated her life to the Faith in the only way she knows how - carpentry.

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The Gloater of Notre Dame

Educational – Serbia

Director: Bojan Teodosijevic

 

Made in response to online discussions that the Notre Dame fire was divine punishment for the sins of the French people.

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The Lonely Scientist 

Comedy – USA

Director: Nick Shaheen

Joe Archimedes is a brilliant genius, but he's yet to solve the problem of filling that 'big empty spot ' in his life.

Nominated for BEST SCREENPLAY

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Father Tanase's Sanctuary for the Hurt

Documentary – Canada

Director: Andrei Russu

Fr. Tanase has been on a mission for years helping those in need. Located 150km north of Bucharest is what could be best described as a sanctuary for vulnerable women and children.

Nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY 

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The Alternate

Drama – Australia

Directors: Stephen & Andrew Robinson

A mysterious guide walks the delicate line between our dimension and a parallel world.

 

Nominated for BEST DIRECTOR & BEST SCREENPLAY 

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Under the Archange's wings

Documentary – Romania 

Director: Dinu Cristian

Two high-school students research the history behind their local church after it was destroyed by an earthquake in the 1970s. Despite facing great adversity - living under a Communist regime - the priest and people risked their lives to rebuild their church.

Nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY 

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