LAMA Winter 2019 Winners & Selections

Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short

“ Warbonnet: An Odyssey Of Honor “

Dir. by John Harrington

1st Place Winners

“ Sparks “

Dir. by Robert Benjamin

A happy, code-typing worker android falls in love with his human female supervisor. Just one problem: every time he sees her, his heart literally explodes.

Audience Award

The Fortune Teller

Dir. by Ryan Rowley

When John Harrington, the eldest son of a descendant of the last Chief of an Oregon tribe learns the whereabouts of warbonnets stolen after his father’s death and taken to another reservation in Canada, he undertakes an 8,200+ mile odyssey, along wit

h two of his brothers, to recover the stolen warbonnets. Fearful of unsuccessful international border crossings, and the discovery of his plan by the woman who absconded with them, time is not on his side as he drives through the night in an effort to recover the stolen family heirlooms before she learns he is on the way and moves them again, or worse, they are destroyed.

Best Documentary Feature

Best Animation

Best International Film

“ Blue World Order “

Dir. by Dallas Baln

“ SkyChaos - The Big Shot “

Dir. by XiaoMing Zhang & Jin Li

“ Born As A Girl “

Dir. by Marek Klosowicz

The second animation short of SkyChaos. Made from 2013 to 2017 by Beijing Echo Culture. The SkyChaos story is fully original about the amount of things the main characters experiend and the complicated relationship between them and the enemies in ancient China Yuan Dynasty. It is a Chinese style fantasy animation.

Pregnant girls at the age of 13 or grandmothers at the age of 26 are of no surprise in Colombian slums. In the poorest social class, violence against women is especially striking: rape, sexual abuse or sex trafficking of minors happen on everyday basis. Teenage pregnancies are extremely prevalent. Colombia is a country that experienced a brutal 50-years long civil war as well as ruthless drug cartels. The long escalation of violence has caused millions of Colombian people to suffer from extreme poverty. The situation in Colombia has forced over 7 million people to leave their homes. Most of them now live in slums. Such a situation is the most difficult for women, who are additionally victims of violence and stigmatization resulting from a characteristic to Latin America machismo culture.

In a world governed by a virus, one man remains immune. And the key to freeing the survivors, is also the last child on Earth... his daughter. Mad Max meets Children of men with a dash of Star Wars in this original Sci-Fi/action drama.

Best Experimental

Best Student Film

“ Bloodhound Disciple “

Dir. by Manuel Del Valle

“ Shoe Horn/Office “

Dir. by Ingrid Nachstern

A renewed ex-gang member who converted into a Catholic priest is determined to get back his younger brother who is in serious danger at the hands of his old crime partners.

This film deals with the restrictive nature of women's clothing throughout the ages and also with sexism in general.

Best Music Video

Best Script

“ Sideshow Bandit “

by Marie Wilson

“ Florets “

Dir. by David Javier

Creative/Choreographer - Kristin McQuaid

This is a true story. 1976 - a mannequin hanging in a funhouse ride is discovered to be a real human body. At the LA Coroners Department an autopsy on the mysterious mummy slowly reveals clues that send us back to 1880 when a child is born out of wedlock: Elmer McCurdy grows up to be a wanna-be cowboy and failed train robber. Dead by age thirty, fame finally arrives when Elmer’s cadaver, billed as the Oklahoma Outlaw, plays the carnival circuit for sixty years.

As I get older I keep realizing that so many things change in life. People go in and out. Trends go in and out. Relationships go in and out. We never know what our next path in life is and that’s what is so astonishing. I relate the Florets to life. They grow, they are a wish, they are alive, they fade away, and then we find new growth. 

Best Actor

Denis Larocque

Dir. by The Seven Seas

Best Actress

Ali Gallo

“ The Carpool ”

Best Cinematography

Bloodhound Disciple

Dir. by Manuel Del Valle

Best Costume Design


Dir. by Robert Benjamin

Best Production Design


Dir. by Robert Benjamin

Official Selections, Category “Best” and Honorable Mention Winners

Chromo 46

Dir. by Shannan Leigh Reeve


Dir. by Hongyu Li

The Carpool

Dir. by Jonathon Graham

The Dumpster Room

Dir. by Christopher Kadima

The Fortune Teller

Dir. by Ryan Rowley

The Seven Seas

Dir. by Martin-Philippe Tremblay

  A Cup Of Tea Travels

by Mathew Wilkinson

Executed and Risen

by Salvatore Bono

Little Things Mean A Lot

by Michael Monteith

Saving Simon

by Joanne Bellew


by Ryan Thurston


Category Winners

Honorable Mention

Stage IV:

Living With Cancer


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


Dir. by Thanos Kermitsis

“Jaysin Voxx 'Hands on Me'”

Dir. by Carlos Hurtado


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