LAMA Winter 2018 Winners & Selections


Best Narrative Short


Best Narrative Feature





Best Documentary Short









“ 27 “

Dir. by Chris Lombardo

1st Place Winners









“ Awaken “

Dir. by Maria Diane Ventura




“ Stealing Silver “

Dir. by Mark Lobatto

How much choice do we have in shaping our destinies? Sam is about to make the big leap and marry her boyfriend when a powerful dream convinces her otherwise. Starting over, she meets Jake and it seems she has finally found her soul mate. But a strange mental affliction threatens to change her life once more and possibly her last chance at happiness for good.

A young woman is forced to confront a painful time in her life when she discovers just how wrong she's been about the mysterious old man across the road.

Audience Award (tie)



Stop Sign

Dir. by Stephanie Ike & Darius L. Carter

&

Unmasked

Dir. by Sam KJ






An 8 minute documentary on reuniting the 93 year-old widow of the original owner with their rare 1953 Porsche that was returned to the road after decades stored in the California desert.


Best Documentary Feature


Best Animation





Best International Film




“ Stealing Silver “

Dir. by Mark Lobatto




“ Breakfast “

Dir. by Sijia Huang





“ Breathe “

Dir. by Stephane Haskell

The story begins with two hands hitting two eggs. As the hitting goes on, the two eggs start to crack and finally explode in to pieces.

Two creatures come out of the eggs. One is a duck with hairy human legs. The other one is a muscular guy with duck feet. The duck and the guy both have a crush on each other and start to dance. In the middle of the dance, the two hands interrupt them by hitting on their head. A chase and fight start.

In the end, it turns out all the encounters and fights are happening in a kid’s imaginary world when he play with his toys - a rubber duck and an action figure, during his breakfast time.

Following a high-risk back operation, a man in his early 40’s finds himself paralyzed. He is told he will never walk again. After years of debilitating pain, he discovers a possible way to heal through yoga. This inner voyage will not only help him r

ediscover himself, it will also open him to the world. He will meet fascinating beings in some of the most isolated places on earth who have been saved by yoga.

A young woman is forced to confront a painful time in her life when she discovers just how wrong she's been about the mysterious old man across the road.


Best Experimental





Best Student Film







“ Instinct “

Dir. by Maria Alice Arida




“ Story To Tell “

Dir. by Sayaka Nakane

When Isabelle, a lonely gallery owner, meets the performance artist Camila, she finds out that they have more in common than she had expected. Will Isabelle allow herself to let Camila in without giving in to her true nature?

Vivi & Mimi of DFT seek out their fathers' killer. This is a fiction of their group origin story.


Best Music Video





Best Script







“ Lake City “

by Matt Duffett




“ Sola “

Dir. by Jonathan Nix

Inspired by a compelling true story, Lake City is the coming of age film about a young man named Aaron Score who finds himself growing up within the outlaw motorcycle club culture of his father's strip club.

As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles



Best Director


Awaken

Dir. by Maria Diane Ventura




Best Actor


Ronald Pickup

“ Stealing Silver ”




Best Actress


Christine Kellogg-Darrin

“ Instinct ”




Best Cinematography


Stealing Silver

Dir. by Mark Lobatto




Best Costume Design


Family From Tang

Dir. by Junhao Ma & Jingwei Zhou




Best Editing


Story To Tell

Dir. by Sijia Huang




Best Original Score


Soul

Dir. by James King




Best Production Design


Awaken

Dir. by Maria Diane Ventura


Official Selections, Category “Best” and Honorable Mention Winners






Family From Tang

Dir. by Junhao Ma & Jingwei Zhou



Latin American Soldier

Dir. by Carlos A. Hurtado



Remember This Voice

Dir. by Jeff Chan



Silent Love Stories

Dir. by Amr Al-hariri



Stop Sign

Dir. by Stephanie Ike & Darius L. Carter



The Pitts Circus Family

Dir. by Ken Fanning



Unmasked

Dir. by Sam KJ







Girl Gone Greek

by Rebecca Hall


Hitlers Ball

by Oberst Grubert


Pink Lava

by Sharon Powers


Sydney’s Slasher

by Matthew Sheather


The Venus Syndrome

by Lynn Vincentnathan








 


Category Winners


Honorable Mention

Stage IV:

Living With Cancer



“C.T.R.L”

Dir. by Mariana Conde & Mariana Conde



“Caught Inside”

Dir. by Dwight Thompson



“Chuck Ransom”

Dir. by Arian Harandi



“Daddy Come Home”

Dir. by Mendel Katz & Yisrael Dubov


“FELONY”

Dir. by Thanos Kermitsis


“Jaysin Voxx 'Hands on Me'”

Dir. by Carlos Hurtado


“Mateo”

Dir. by Nancy C. Mejia


“The Courier”

Dir. by J.Mackye Gruber


“The Equation of Life”

Dir. by Gerry Orz


“The Stop”

Dir. by Marc Ruiz


“Two and a Quarter Minutes”

Dir. by Joshua Ovalle





Official Selections