LAMA Winter 2022 Winners & Selections


Best Narrative Short


Best Narrative Feature





Best Documentary Short









“ Make it Wild  “

Dir. by George Pearton

1st Place Winners









“ In Isolation  “

Dir. by Alexey Meets




“ One for Sorrow, Two for Joy  “

Dir. by Ana Yang

Four friends wanted to get away from it all for a birthday celebration in a remote country house, but when a mysterious injured man turns up on their doorstep telling tales of a city ravaged by a mysterious epidemic and the looters who have pursued him, the friends rally to help. As the night progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems, plunging the friends into a battle for survival that challenges their deepest fears.

Yimeng, 16, is a unique girl. She is quiet, mature, and good at school. With her father working in another city, Yimeng and her mother Qin Ling only have each other. After the second-child policy passed, pressured by her husband’s side of the family, Qin Ling gets pregnant again at her dangerously high age to have a son and pass on the family line. Angry, worried, confounded, Yimeng is forced to accept this brutal fact. Ever since her mother’s pregnancy, however, Yimeng begins to see a little boy around her; she knows, this is her unborn brother.

In this destined battle against bias, stupidity, and absurdity, Yimeng and her mother faces an unavoidable tragic ending.




Audience Award



“ ???  “

Dir. by ???



Make it Wild, based in North Yorkshire, UK, is a family business on a mission to help nature. They own land which they manage carefully to encourage biodiversity. They sell a range of eco-friendly products, tree dedications for special occasions or as a memorial and a range of animal habitat boxes. They have a carbon offsetting through tree planting scheme for businesses and individuals. They also offer yoga, reiki and other ‘wellness’ activities based in their ancient woodlands and their luxury eco-friendly on-site holiday cottage.


Best Documentary Feature



Best Animation





Best International Film




“ In Isolation  “

Dir. by Alexey Meets




“ Clowning Around  “

Dir. by Tabitha Wekerle





“ From Darkness to Light: The Peter Krueger Clinic  “

Dir. by Joe Fox

Two competing clowns at a carnival go head-to-head to fight for the support of their customers through an all-out balloon animal brawl.

“From Darkness To Light” is a documentary film that tells the story of the Peter Krueger Clinic (PKC) – one of the first HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States, which was established at Beth Israel Hospital in 1989. Started during the height of the epidemic in New York City, PKC boldly stood against the stigma of the disease and served as a beacon of hope and a model of care for those New Yorkers diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This powerful film traces the clinic’s origins and its impact over the last 3 decades, as told by the patients and staff that have called it home.

Four friends wanted to get away from it all for a birthday celebration in a remote country house, but when a mysterious injured man turns up on their doorstep telling tales of a city ravaged by a mysterious epidemic and the looters who have pursued him, the friends rally to help. As the night progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems, plunging the friends into a battle for survival that challenges their deepest fears.


Best Experimental


Best Student Film







“ Open House  “

Dir. by Aedan Molina





“ Voyager 2150  “

Dir. by Tane McClure

After the sudden loss of her husband, Summer finds herself in the cruel world of grief, trying to balance between anguish and acceptance. Knowing her daughter has to move on, Summer’s mom suggests a change in scenery. Summer decides to take the advice and attend an open house only to meet an older gentleman, named Bernie. As she and Bernie bond over their own grief, Summer realizes there’s much more to life than holding onto the past.

In 2150, a Gantarian Space Traveler from a far away galaxy, discovers NASA's 1977 Voyager One with a Golden Record full of music. Hearing music for the very first time, the Gantarian is compelled to seek out Planet Earth.

BASED ON THE TRUE STORY: NASA’s Voyager One Spacecraft launched in 1977 that is still sending messages back to Earth from over 14 trillion miles away.


Best Music Video





Best Script







“ The Red Cloth  “

by Bo Svenson




“ You Don’t Need A Reason  “

Dir. by Angel Estrada Fuentes

Largely based on historical facts, “The Red Cloth” tells of men and women fleeing the cruelty of early Christianity in what is now Norway, their arrival in North America five hundred years before Columbus, and the birth there of the first European child.

CAL experiences both loss and heart-warming unconventional true love in Tijuana, Mexico.



Best Director


“ In Isolation “

Dir. by Alexey Meets




Best Actor


Vladislav Tsenev 

“ In Isolation ”




Best Actress


Darya Avratinskaya 

“ In Isolation ”




Best Cinematography


Vladimir Chistiakov 

“ In Isolation ”




Best Costume Design


“ Voyager 2150 “

Dir. by Tane McClure




Best Editing


Roman Khaustov 

“ In Isolation ”




Best Original Score


Mikhail Robkanov 

“ In Isolation ”




Best Production Design


Victor Milichenko 

“ In Isolation ”



Official Selections, Category “Best” and Honorable Mention Winners






“ 1992 “

Dir. by Kuan Cao



“ Angel Wings “

Dir. by Nick Simotas



“ Babs “

Dir. by Brette Taylor



“ Boon Squad “

Dir. by Vik Ramen



“ Equality In Marriage “

Dir. by Joshua Marc Allen



“ Nana “

Dir. by Tianwei Wang



“ Super Dilemma “

Dir. by Chase Yi



______________________


“ Amy and Angel “

by Julia Verdin & Deedee Benkovich



“ Bad Love Tigers “

by Kevin Schewe



“ Diddleville “

by Bo Svenson



“ Homegrown “

by Jake Lazarow & Greta Guthrie



“ Homer Lane “

by Daisy Barnett



“ Supremacy “

by Rosalyn Rosen














 


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