LAMA Winter 2021 Winners & Selections

Best Narrative Short

Best Narrative Feature

Best Documentary Short

“ Right Livelihood A Journey To Here  “

Dir. by Tricia D Brouk

1st Place Winners

“ Princess Stranded in Time  “

Dir. by Petr Kubík

“ Legacy “

Dir. by Jeno Hodi

Every day princess Elen wakes up to her birthday celebrations knowing that she must kill the evil witch who cursed her or find a true love. In case she didn't make it, the kingdom will be destroyed by dark storm, as it already had happened multiple times. Luckily, the princess is protected by a magical mark which she was given by court alchemist. However, will she be able to persuade her friends, break the strong warding spells and defeat the powerful witch? The mark weakens and is unluckily revealed and destroyed by the witch. Princess has got one last chance to save herself and the kingdom. Her friends are willing to sacrifice everything but why should they be successful right now? Well, maybe destroying the witch is not the only way and the princess will have to sacrifice much more.

“Legacy” is based on Ambrose Bierce’s renowned “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” novel – which takes place during the American Civil War – into a historical setting in Hungary. Visually the film shows the war-torn Budapest in 1944, in black and white, Film Noir style.

Audience Award

“ TBD “

Dir. TBD

In this short documentary, we go behind the scenes with Buddhist Chaplain, Justin Von Bujdoss as he shares the complex and important role he plays in holding space for the correction officers during meditation at Rikers Island one of the most dangerous prisons in the country.

Best Documentary Feature

Best Animation

Best International Film

“ Virginia “

Dir. by Sascha Köllnreitner

“ My Babushka Smokes A Pipe  “

Dir. by Ivan Pavlov


Dir. by Christine Jezior

The film about people who defeated fascism and saved our lives

What happens to a relationship if a partner suddenly becomes severely disabled after an accident? For Gosia it is clear that she will stand by her boyfriend Tomek no matter what in order to let him live as normal and fulfilled a live as possible. But time and again she becomes painfully aware of her own limits, as well as of those of a society that talks a lot about inclusion but often does not seem to be ready for it. GOSIA@TOMEK is based on more than 3000 emails that Gosia has been writing to Tomek daily since his accident.

A story about the infamous Virginia Hill and her husband, the first ever ski world champion, Hans Hauser – from the criminal intrigues of the so called gangster-bride in America, to her escape to Austria and a life of constant fear.

Best Experimental

Best Student Film

“ Per Ardua  “

Dir. by Anto Parodi

“ Small Town Summer  “

Dir. by Tuo Wang

Clara, an international student on the verge of being deported, has to decide between finding a way to stay in the country, or returning home to her family in Uruguay.

Mr. Li's brother-in-law-to-be, Mr. Chang, is sent to the hospital because of a stage four cancer. The doctor couldn't operate until Li's sister arrives. The same day Li's niece has a huge fight with Li's sister over her marriying a nearly dead man. That night Li's brother-in-law-to-be commits suicide. Mr. Li is devastated, because Chang is actually his lover.

Best Music Video

Best Script

“ Mojo “

by Joanne Bellew

“ La domenica Delle Salme  “

Dir. by Lucian Alexandrov

New Orleans – Present Day: The half-Haitian HARRIET LONGBOURNE (24) sprints hastily along the street of the French Quarter with her Haitian grandmother, YSABEAU, a renowned healer in the French Quarter and in the swamps. Tourists are mesmerized by Ysabeau. To the locals, she is everybody’s friend and one who must be respected. That afternoon Ysabeau is to rid Harriet’s best friend’s new gay bar of the spirits inhabiting it. SEBASTIAN (25), an African American, also lives with his grandmother, OLLA MAE. As neighbors, there is great love between Ysabeau and Olla Mae and their two grandchildren. After her mother’s death when Harriet was eleven, she had chosen to live with Ysabeau instead of her financially driven father, GABE. At school she was bullied by the wicked ‘evil in a Tiffany’s box’ DEBORAH TROUT. REIN, Deborah’s social climbing mother, began wooing Gabe at Harriet’s mother’s funeral. To Harriet’s horror, Gabe married Rein, tying her and the wicked Deborah together for a lifetime. The only thing Deborah and Harriet had in common was their crush on a very sweet, well connected young boy, CHARLES WICKHAM-TAYLOR. Harriet’s childhood dream was to marry Charles and run Ysabeau’s Voudou store in The French Quarter.

The video is a dystopic story about an alien doctor who gets some dead humans to analyze and finds out something disturbing about them.

Best Director

“ Princess Stranded in Time “

Dir. by Petr Kubík

Best Actor

Tibor Szervet

“ Legacy ”

Best Actress

Agi Gubik

“ Legacy ”

Best Cinematography

“ Princess Stranded in Time “

Dir. by Petr Kubík

Best Costume Design

“ Princess Stranded in Time “

Dir. by Petr Kubík

Best Editing

“ Princess Stranded in Time “

Dir. by Petr Kubík

Best Original Score

“ Princess Stranded in Time “

Dir. by Petr Kubík

Best Production Design

“ Princess Stranded in Time “

Dir. by Petr Kubík

Official Selections, Category “Best” and Honorable Mention Winners

“ Arcturus Rising “

by Robert Cox

“ Bitter Beans “

by Lolita Fortuin

“ How to Be DysFunctional After Divorce “

by Erin Elizabeth Keefer

“ Me And My Cello In Paris “

by Derina McLaughlin

“ Obsession “

Dir. by Ariana Malik

“ The Lies We Tell Ourselves “

by Courtney Froemming

“ The Other You “

by Mason Cooper

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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