LAMA Fall 2020 Winners & Selections

Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short

“ Hacker Hunter: Marcus Hutchins “

Dir. by Hugo Berkely

1st Place Winners

“ Alina “

Dir. by Rami Kodeih

As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events. Starring Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY), Edin Gali (MAD MEN), Rebeca Robles (BETTER THINGS), Erika Soto (VIDA), and Mark McCullough (LOGAN LUCKY).

Audience Award

“ TBD “

Dir. TBD

One day in May 2017, computers all around the world suddenly shut down. A malware called WannaCry asks for a ransom. The epidemic suddenly stops, because a young, British researcher finds a killswitch, by accident. This random act of heroism makes security researcher Marcus Hutchins famous overnight. Being celebrated by media around the world, he spends a week in Las Vegas. When he wants to leave, the FBI arrests him. They suspect him of creating malware...

Best Documentary Feature

Best Animation

Best International Film

“ LemonMilk “

Dir. by Wylie Chan Wai Yee

“ Stick To Manual “

Dir. by Christian Antonini & Tanice Arnold

“ Gabriel Medina “

Dir. by Henrique Daniel

When a curious robot finds a seemingly worthless book, he discovers that the knowledge within is truly priceless.

The personal and professional evolution of Gabriel Medina, a boy without the stereotype of the traditional surfer who has become one of the biggest names in surfing and world sport.

In the insurance exam hall, Wing is afraid of being categorized as social failures. She trains hard to be professional. However Wing is pressured by the examiner Chan and it’s been tough. With Wing’s pure heart, the system slowly malfunctions….  When life gives you lemon, you make lemon tea and you swallow it. But is this our only way out?

Best Experimental

Best Student Film

“ Stay Sane “

Dir. by Hana Wagner

“ The Fated Dream On “

Dir. by Anthony Ferro & Frank Modica

Set in Los Angeles, California 2019, Hana Wagner's directorial debut STAY SANE is a story about a relationship between two aspiring and talented actors, Tara and Tomi who both struggle to pursue their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and dreams easily. 

The Fated Dream On is a Fantasy - Thriller - Suspense - Horror movie. Corbin and Peter are friends from the past. They both live opposite lives. Both have dark secrets and the dark universe is about to come down on both of them.

Best Music Video

Best Script

“ Brook Farm “

by Alexander Wake


Dir. by Giovanni Bucci

On the cusp of American Civil War, a group of Boston intellects cast out to the countryside to establish a progressive society, but their ill-prepared nature sends them into historic disarray.

ODDKO’s music video “D4TM” is a post-apocalyptic visual feast, set in a dystopian world where people get lured into believing in a miracle cure.

The LA based band is the brainchild of Giovanni Bucci, who both composed the music and directed the video for “D4TM”.

Best Actress

Ng Wing Sze

“ Lemonmilk ”

Best Cinematography

Michael Pescasio


Best Costume Design


Dir. by Giovanni Bucci

Best Editing

Giovanni Bucci


Best Production Design


Dir. by Giovanni Bucci

Official Selections, Category “Best” and Honorable Mention Winners

“ Bad Suns “

Dir. by Kevin Ryan

“ Dig Deeper “

by Girault Seger

“ Face Painters “

by Giovanni Sanseviero

“ Fiend “

by Carl Chambers

“ Legacy One: Luana “

by Danielle Erlich

“ Protect Ya’ Neck “

by Kazek Israni-Winger

“ Sidewinder “

Dir. by TK Shom

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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