LAMA Winter 2022 Winners & Selections

Best Narrative Short

Best Narrative Feature

Best Documentary Short

“ Dancing On Water  “

Dir. by Awais Bashir

1st Place Winners

“ The Bezonians  “

Dir. by Savvas D. Michael

“ Intended Parents  “

Dir. by Jabari Redd & Dr. Louis Deon Jones

In the Bezonians social club in North London, A group of down and outs scheme, plot and dream of becoming rich and breaking out of the monotony of their dreary and financially impotent lives.

'Intended Parents' is a short film about a Black millennial couple, seeking to expand their family through surrogacy. With one partner identifying as a transgender woman, the couple (Alexandra Grey as "Robyn" and Lawrence Locke as "Anthony") find themselves continously educating or being imprisoned by outdated traditions and opinions from loved ones. While the film explores the intersections of love, gender, surrogacy, acceptance, and desperation; the powerful couple aims to deflate multiple negative stigmas as they prepare for the life-alternating roller coaster of fertility and surrogacy.

Audience Award

“ Dancing On Water  “

Dir. by Awais Bashir

Dancing in the water is the story of two women. Rahila and Saima, who had been diagnosed with a fatal disease. The story tells about their fight against it and using alternative methods to help the process of recovering.

Best Documentary Feature

Best Animation

Best International Film

“ El Camino  “

Dir. by Fernando Campos & Jaime Jasso

“ Wireless Nonsense  “

Dir. by Víctor Espada Díaz

“ The Warm Heart of Africa  “

Dir. by Matthew Krul

Weapons hidden inside body parts. Weapons disguised as people.

Neon running through our veins.

How a small country in Africa can teach the world the four pillars of hope. Help Education Love Protection.

“In order to sustain his family a troubled pilot accepts one last crooked deal to transport a dangerous cargo inside his spaceship.”

Best Experimental

Best Student Film

“ Sunnyville  “

Dir. by Rony Christopher Michel

“ DisInteGrated  “

Dir. by Wade Robson & Tony Testa

When a young boy, Malcolm, discovers that his parents are not who they say they are, he sets out to discover the truth. What he discovers may be a little out of this world.

A mind-bending meditation of movement & sound, on letting go of what was & surrendering to what is.

Best Music Video

Best Script

“ Mind out of Time  “

by Rapsodies SAS

“ InSammer - Endless Sky  “

Dir. by Can Katipzade

Following the arrival of a mysterious alien object in space, a brilliant woman scientist opens a Pandora's box in an attempt to save humanity from growing amnesia.

Music video by Swedish band INSAMMER

Best Director

“ El Camino “

Dir. by Fernando Campos & Jaime Jasso

Best Actor

Lawrence Locke 

“ Intended Parents ”

Best Actress

Alexandra Grey 

“ Intended Parents ”

Best Cinematography

“ El Camino “

Dir. by Fernando Campos & Jaime Jasso

Best Costume Design

“ InSammer - Endless Sky “

Dir. by Can Katipzade

Best Editing

“ El Camino “

Dir. by Fernando Campos & Jaime Jasso

Best Original Score

“ El Camino “

Dir. by Fernando Campos & Jaime Jasso

Best Production Design

“ El Camino “

Dir. by Fernando Campos & Jaime Jasso

Official Selections, Category “Best” and Honorable Mention Winners

“ Americans in Japan “

Dir. by Johnny Vonneumann

“ Preservation “

Dir. by Harlow Schuman


“ Alta California “

by Lynn Elliott

“ American Daydream “

by Jim Grieco

“ Dial It Back “

by Erin Elizabeth Keefer

“ Dirty Girl From Hell “

by Jordan Rockwell

“ Highlander Drive “

by Rosalyn Rosen

“ Life Is A Culebron “

by Manuel Caldas & Judy Klass


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