2nd LOS ANGELES WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ®, CREST WESTWOOD THEATRE: 17th-25th October, 2016

Festivals Basic Schedule
Awards winners for the 2-nd Los Angeles World International Film Festival in October 17-25th, 2016:
Screening date: October, 17, 2016    
Time Title Red Carpet and Q and A (After screening)  
17:00 P.M. Mafiosa    
18:30 P.M. Q and A and Red Carpet Cerimony of "Mafiosa" BEST DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:50 P.M. The sky over Berlin of my childhood BEST EXPERIMENTAL ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
19:00 P.M. China's 3Dreams    
20:25 P.M. Q and A for China's 3Dreams OVERALL AUDIENCE AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:50 P.M. A Love Supreme PHOTO WINNER AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:50 P.M. A Memory Of My Mother BEST WOMAN FILM GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:50 P.M. Ad Infinitum BEST SHORT DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
21:00 P.M. Crime and Punishment    
22:45 P.M. Q and A for "Crime and Punishment" OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
       
Screening date: October, 18, 2016    
17:00 P.M. Git    
18:30 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for "Git" BEST WRITER OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:40 P.M. Surviving International Boulevard    
18:45 pm Red Carpet and Q and A for "Notes from the New World" BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
19:00 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for "Surviving International Boulevard" BEST SHORT OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
19:00 P.M. Notes from the New World    
21:00 P.M. Beijing Carmen BEST MODERN DANCE DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
22.00 P.M. Pocket Gangsters BEST DIRECTOR Hemant Nilim Das OF THE FEATURE FILM DOWNLOAD LAUREL
       
Screening date: October, 24, 2016    
17:00 P.M. The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling BEST FEATURE FILM GRAND JURY WINNER

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18:30 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for "The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling" INNOVATION AWARD OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:50 P.M. Any Help Will Help BEST SHORT COMEDY FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:50 P.M. Best Man BEST SHORT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:50 P.M. Father's day BEST SHORT FAMILY FILM GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
19:00 P.M. Ned Venture BEST DIRECTOR OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:45 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for Ned Venture BEST FEATURE OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:50 P.M. Fruitcake BEST ANIAMATION PEOPLE'S CHOISE AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:50 P.M. Love In Reverse BEST ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:50 P.M. Missed Call BEST SHORT LOVE STORY FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:50 P.M. Passion Letterpress BEST SHORT ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
21:00 P.M. Black Mud BEST FEATURE OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
  Black Mud MUSIC WINNER AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
21:00 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for "Black Mud"    
       
Screening date: October, 25, 2016    
17:00 P.M. Behind the Fear: The Hidden Story of HIV    
18:30 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for "Behind the Fear: The Hidden Story of HIV" EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:50 P.M. Out of Control BEST SHORT FILM COMEDY GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:50 P.M. Solfeggietto BEST ANIMATION AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
18:50 P.M. Superhero BEST SHORT ACTION FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
19:00 P.M. A Spark of Nerve    
20:30 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for "A Spark of Nerve" BEST DOCUMENTARY OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
20:30 pm Shot films 30 minute programm    
  The Chair BEST SHORT CATEGORY OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
  The Fischer Enquiry BEST INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
  The Routine SPECIAL AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
  Tuck me in BEST SHORT FAMILY FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
  Rodeo King BEST ACTION MOVIE AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
  Bipolar & Cheese    
  Ships in Distress in a Datastorm BEST SHORT ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
  NoMoreLimits BEST SHORT MOTIVATIONAL FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
21:00 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for "Bipolar & Cheese" SHORT COMEDY AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
21:00 P.M. Near Myth:The Oskar Knight Story    
22:50 P.M. Red Carpet and Q and A for Near Myth:The Oskar Knight Story BEST EDITING OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER DOWNLOAD LAUREL
 
 
LAWIFF has put up info about the festival on the Crest Westwood Theatre's site. Including the ticketing:
 
Address: Crest Westwood
Crest Westwood
1262 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California CA 90024  
(310) 470-1508
 

Films for 2nd Los Angeles World International Film Festival

1

Mafiosa

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Language: English

Country: USA

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Directors: Yusaku Mizoguchi

Writers: Veronica Russo

Producers: Veronica Russo, Yusaku Mizoguchi

Key cast: Fiona Dourif, Jason Gerhardt, Carmen Argenziano, Jordi Villasuso, Brian Burnette, Damien Luvara, Katrina Law and Blake Berris

 

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/mafiosa-0

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKAHdKu93T8

Synopsis:

Samantha Hunter is a rebellious woman on probation of petty crimes whose father has been murdered by an unknown suspect in Florida. Her ex-boyfriend, Tucker Harris who is a detective and his friends help Samantha to look for the suspect. They manage to find out that the murder is related to the Lombardo crime family in New York. But Samantha and her friends struggle to find the suspect as the Lombardo family carefully covers up their crimes. Samantha's worst nightmare is confirmed when she learns her true identity and her unlikely link to the suspect of her father's murder.

BEST DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

2

The sky over Berlin of my childhood

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Language: Russian

Country: Kazakhstan

Genre: Experimental

Writer and Director: Bakhtiyar Islamov

Producer: Daria Korneeva

Cast: Mamirzhan Kurbanov, Artem Kaziev, Yadikar Islamov

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/sky-over-berlin-my-childhood

Synopsis:

This is a film about lost children in a strange place. Three boys jump from zone to zone using a teleportation box. They don’t look for happiness, love, or meaning, they simply run impulsively through spaces.

"THE SKY OVER BERLIN OF MY CHILDHOOD" is a metaphor of the lost generation born in the post Soviet area between 1980-1990. The images of the film are memories of the young people who passed through the collapse of the empire.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival
 

3

China's 3Dreams

 

Language: Chinese  

Country: China  

Genre: Documentary

 

Director: Nick Torrens

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/chinas-3dreams

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK467iy_-K0

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/75835549

Synopsis:

From a thousand year old village in southwest China, a young woman named LEI searches for a meaningful existence. This leads her deep into China’s hidden history - a fractured line that runs just beneath the surface of contemporary life.  LEI discovers that her generation’s images of their country’s history are false…

Confused by the expurgated history they learned at school and the silence of their grandparents, China’s young people are making their way with three new dreams to guide them: the dream of the present, to make China rich and powerful, the dream of the future, to find a better life; and the almost-impossible dream of the past, the dream of meaningful existence.

China’s 3Dreams takes us deep inside the present dilemmas and dreams of China’s people - without mediation from Western presenters or narrators. Featuring rare archive and extraordinary testimony from former Red Guards and Rebels.

OVERALL AUDIENCE AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

4

A Love Supreme

 

Language: English

Country: Canada

Genre: Sport

Director: Rob Mentov

Synopsis:  

Skyboarding through the streets.

PHOTO WINNER AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

5

A Memory Of My Mother

Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Short

Director: Alex Tamaro

Synopsis:  

A young man visits his recently deceased mothers favourite place in order to reconnect with a childhood memory.

 

BEST WOMAN FILM GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles WIFF

6

Ad Infinitum

Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

Directors: Sam Rumble

Writers: Sam Rumble

Producers: Sam Rumble

Key cast: Chandler Wilkinson, Philip Harvey

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/ad-infinitum

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZB-hm4QRic

Synopsis:

A short drama exploring thought and memory.

 

BEST SHORT DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

7

Crime and Punishment

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Language: English

Country: Australia

Genre: Crime, Dark Drama

Written and Directed by: Andrew O'Keefe

Produced by: Tuuli Forward, Steve Jablonski and Andrew O'Keefe

Cast: Lee Mason as Raskolnikov

Anna Samson as Sonya

Christopher Bunworth as Porfiry

 

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/crime-punishment

Trailer:: https://vimeo.com/113887597

Synopsis:

When a desperate and disillusioned PhD student commits premeditated murder in the name of a theory, he finds that his soul can only be saved through the love of a religious prostitute. But will he confess in time or will the cunning police investigator ruin his chance at salvation? Based on Dostoevsky's masterpiece.

OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

8

Git

Language: Polish

Country: Poland

Genre: Drama

Directors: Kamil Szymański Writers: Kamil Szymański Producers: Ryszard Szymański Key cast: Włodek Matuszak, Arek Detmer

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/git

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ZbJtferno

Synopsis:

Late 90's, prison in Łęczyca. The main character, prisoner  Kuba  is a "senior stirrer", informal boss of the prison's unit. His punishment is getting finished soon. Crafty journalist (Tomasz) uses Kuba for his TV reportage. The interview is taken only few days before Kuba supposed to leave the prison. Reporter manipulates an old prisoner so he reveals well kept principles of „Prisoners Code”. He also talks about his personal relations with prison superiors (such pacts are strictly prohibited among all prisoners). Kuba's inmates know he is leaving prison soon. They want to test his loyalty so they seriously hurt mate from their cell and extend Kuba's time in prison this way. Kuba knows the consequences of treason in prison. That is why he hurts himself just before TV broadcast (reportage with Kuba as a main star). Because of his injures, he's transferred to another cell where he meets „Młody” (young prisoner). Their strange relationship grows. Kuba keeps old prison's rules based on honor, „Młody” keeps new rules where most powerful thing is money. „Młody” do not know that Kuba has betrayed the prison's principles. Kuba realizes he doesn't know anything about the word „outside”, he has nobody co come back to and he's simply terrified of longawaited freedom. Some day Kuba get know that "Młody" also has been excluded from "prison subculture" in his previous (other) prison. When Kuba finds out about this fact he offers „Młody” a strange deal. „Młody” can rebuild his position in prison, get respect. Kuba can R.I.P. (stops sufferings, kicks the bucket).The deal comes from Kuba's deep fear of freedom. Fear which is acompanied with his loss of status in the prison (which has been his home for 25 years). „Młody” decides to make the desperate deal. Decides to help his friend and avoids humiliation and complete lack of respect from other prisoners to himself.

Writer: Kamil Szymański, BEST WRITER OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

9

Surviving International Boulevard

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Language: English

Country: USA

Genre: Documentary

Director and Producer: SIAN TAYLOR GOWAN

CINEMATOGRAPHER: KENT KESSINGER,

ANNA SHEN, KEITH E. CURRY, JR.

Cast:

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXgYoNe3dHE

Synopsis:

SURVIVING INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD reveals the complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking through the experiences of two local women from Oakland, California. Driving along International Boulevard’s dark streets, a mother recounts her own wild determination to rescue her 15-year-old daughter from a sex trafficker 'boyfriend'. Night after night, combing the dangerous streets of East Oakland, she never gives up on her child. Switching to daylight, a nonprofit advocate and survivor of sexual exploitation shares her 14 years of experience helping young victims get the help they so desperately need. Driving along The Blade as they call it, Sarai T. Smith Mazariegos, co-founder of MISSSEY.org and founder of SHADEProject.org, breaks down the raw truth about victims and traffickers as it unfolds on the street around her.

BEST SHORT OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

10

Notes from the New World

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Language: English

Country: USA  

Genre: Thriller, Detective

Directors: Vitaly

Writers: Vitaly Sumin

Producers: Vitaly Sumin and VM Productions

Key cast: Rebecca Sigl Light, Nathanael Theisen, Natasha Blasick, Devorah Lynn Dishington, Jerry Prager

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/notes-new-world

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqPQUhEA60w

Synopsis:

Los Angeles, USA… In the process of preparing for the leading role in a play based on Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground, a young actor is drawn into a world of intrigue, romance, and murder.

BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

11

Beijing Carmen

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Language: Mandarin

Country:  China

Genre: Drama

Director: Fan Wang

Cast: Rui Li, Yunlong Zhang, Jian Zhao, Chun Dong, Ran Zhuang, Yiming Xu

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/179849665

Synopsis:

American choreographer Coen has come to Beijing to stage a modern dance drama about a woman who would rather die than lose her freedom. But he is frustrated by his failure to find the right candidate for the title role. Ye Men is an orphan girl from the Wa ethnic tribe in southwestern China, adopted and brought up by a local woman in a free and easy atmosphere. One night during a village revel, Ye Men has a fight with the bullying princess of the tribe and cuts her face with a knife. Fearing the chief’s revenge, Ye Men has to leave the village and bids farewell to her childhood sweetheart, Ai Yong, who has promised to take care of her and her foster grandma. Ye Men ends up in Beijing working in a restaurant as a waitress and singer, in an attempt to break away from tribal customs. Coen, who happens to be dining in the restaurant, witnesses how Ye Men handles a harassing male customer, and is duly impressed. He leaves his business card on the table. Ye Men shows up at Coen’s rehearsal hall and accepts his offer to join his dance troupe, only to be plunged into her romantic and pathetic destiny with Coen in this Beijing version of Prosper Merimée’s classic tale.

BEST MODERN DANCE DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

12

The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling

Language: English

Country: USA  

Genre: Sport, Thriller

Directors: Carolin von Petzholdt, Ursel Walldorf

Cast:

 

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/boom-boom-girls-wrestling

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/130407653

Synopsis:

In The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling, six female athletic actresses get cast as superheroes on a wrestling show. The girls are pretty much willing to do anything to become rich and famous, so why not wrestling? After completing training, and dealing with their sexist casting coach and sleazy producer, the fresh wrestlers board their bus for their very first fight in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, after the driver takes a back road shortcut, they get lost and the bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere. The only shelter they can find nearby is the a ghost town, where a feathery evil lurks….

INNOVATION AWARD OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

13

Any Help Will Help

Language: English

Country: Netherlands

Genre: Drama

Director: : Ismaël Lotz

Cast: Brian Swinehart, Wasim Normani

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/any-help-will-help

Synopsis:

A man gives five dollars to a man on the street who seems to need help.

 

BEST SHORT COMEDY FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

14

Best Man

Language: Hebrew

Country: Israel

Genre: Drama

Director: Tomer Werechson

Cast: Lior Shikva, Shalom Shmuelov, Rafy Rotem

Synopsis:

About how stupid can be the person.

 

BEST SHORT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

15

Father's day

Language: English

Country: Spain

Genre: Family

Director: Micky Flexas

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/dia-del-padre-fathers-day

Synopsis:

 

Two children gift their father a very special day, with no responsibilities nor tasks to do.

BEST SHORT FAMILY FILM GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

16

Black Mud

Language: English

Country: Canada

Genre: Thriller, Detective

Written and Directed by: Adriano Trapani

Story by: Adriano Trapani, Nikolai Efimov, and Robert Mentov

Produced by: Robert Mentov and Nikolai Efimov

Executive Producers: Serge Kolesnyak and Vasyl Verbnyi

Cinematography by: Robert Mentov

Edited by: Howie Cheung Kolesnyak and Vasyl Verbnyi

Cinematography by: Robert Mentov

Cast: Jon Rhys … Alex

Christopher Tyler … Andy

Ashley Dane Clark … Flora

Adrian Jaworski … Brendan

Andrew Pimento … Rudy

Michael Chwastiak … Reggie/Foster dad

Christina Dixon … Social Worker

Mark Ettlinger … Patrick

Patrick Gilson … Joseph

Robert Nolan … Officer

Ashley Tredenick … Christina/Partygoer

Alex Barron … Tim/Partygoer

Adam House … Nicholas

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/black-mud

Trailer: https://youtu.be/wgo00KlEH_U

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Synopsis:

Black Mud is a coming-of-age road film about an impulsive 19 year old who decides to take his younger brother out of foster care and with him across country from Southern Ontario to the Alberta Tar Sands. Along with the help of a young woman they meet on the road who offers the brothers a place to stay, they journey west in hopes of starting a better life.

BEST FEATURE OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

MUSIC WINNER AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

17

Fruitcake

Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Animation

Directors: Harriet Francis Croucher

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/fruitcake

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/150170702

Synopsis:  

Based on personal experiences and insights, this film explores one of the last great taboos: mental illness. It examines the realities of mania and psychosis, and the way in which society defines and denigrates people by their disabilities.

 

BEST ANIAMATION PEOPLE'S CHOISE AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

18

Love In Reverse

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Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Art

Director: Jacque Rabie

Cast: Katherine Rohrscheib, Everson Pierce

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/love-reverse

Synopsis:

 

Love in Reverse tells the tragic story of a man in a failing relationship, told in reverse chronological order. The story appears to be a simple love story on the surface, but when the viewer sees it for what it is, he realizes that the scenes are played out backwards, and that it actually tells the story of a man losing his loved one and ultimately killing himself.

 

BEST ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

19

Missed Call

Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

Director: Ignacio F. Rodó, Klea Markovic

Cast: Cast: Mirjana Marković, Graham Roberts

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/missed-call

Synopsis:

Alan and Mirjana, both 80 years old and separated by more than 3.000 miles, are forced to love each other through a computer screen

 

 

BEST SHORT LOVE STORY FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

20

Passion Letterpress

Language: English

Country: Canada

Genre: Drama

Director: Rob Mentov

Cinematographer: Rob Mentov

Cast: Andy Ribau

Synopsis:

No words, Just music. short film about Passion Letterpress.

BEST SHORT ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

21

Net Venture

Language: English

Country: USA  

Genre: Family, Comedy, Action, Adventure

Director: Ron Stone

Cast:

Jordan Bellace

Blake Weger

Harrison Harward

Cody Johns

Joshua Lee Bashknight

Patrick Wilkinson

Antoni Corone

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/157481271

Synopsis:

Local skate park hero Ned Venture is thrown into the wildest and craziest adventure of his life after accidentally finding a large stash of stolen diamonds in an abandoned warehouse. This takes Ned and his family on a series of hair-raising and humorous chase scenes with thrilling stunts and a rocking soundtrack.

The bumbling gang of wise-guy wannabes who hid the stolen diamonds discovers that Ned and his little brother Nick found them, and now they want them back. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as the chase begins and includes 11 year old Nick driving a stolen sports car, a shark chasing bad guys on a jet ski, Ned riding his skateboard on top of a semi-truck as it’s speeding down the highway at 70 miles per hour, and a final, wild chase scene with mobsters, cops, kids and a car full of angry circus clowns.

Throughout all of the wild adventures the Venture kids go through in this over-the-top comedy, they stick to their goal of raising enough money to shoot a music video with the hope of selling it to a music television program so they can help out their financially struggling dad. In the end, the Venture family demonstrates what unity, perseverance, hard work, and love, are all about.

Ned Venture is a big comedy with an even bigger heart!

Director: Ron Stone

BEST DIRECTOR OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

BEST FEATURE OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles International Film Festival

22

Behind the Fear: The Hidden Story of HIV

Language: English

Country: USA  

Genre: Ducomentary

Director: Nicole Zwiren

Writers: Nicole Zwiren, Christine Johnson, Jules Minton

Producers: Esther Ancrum

Key cast: Ed Asner

 

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/behind-fear-hidden-story-hiv

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/136562202

Synopsis:

'Behind the Fear,' uncovers the hidden controversy about HIV that the United States government doesn't want you to know exists. Enticed by the promise of money and prestige, and influenced by powerful political pressures, otherwise reputable scientists have suppressed critical flaws in the view that a deadly virus causes AIDS. This film uncovers the hidden stories of those who have questioned the mystique of HIV.

EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

23

Out of Control

Language: English

Country: France

Genre: Comedy

Director: Anthony C.Cajan

Cast: Basile Poullelaouen

Stephanie Rey

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/out-control-depasser-les-bornes

Synopsis:

In an automated world, the man lives among machines.

BEST SHORT FILM COMEDY GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

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24

Solfeggietto

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Language:

Country: Georgia

Genre: Animation

Directors: Mariam Kereselidze

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/solfeggietto

Synopsis:

"Solfeggietto" is a sad story of one "Facebook Profile's" "virtual" life.The animated film is reflection of transformed modern human relationships that have recently become big part of a seemingly simple,fast and user-friendly social networks.

BEST ANIMATION AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

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25

Superhero

Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

Director: B.M Green

Cast: Dean Walpole, Joel Taylor

Synopsis:

Story about a superhero who not only cannot fly but does not need to.

 

BEST SHORT ACTION FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

26

A Spark of Nerve

Language: English

Country: USA  

Genre: Documentary

Producer/Director: Linda Schaller

DP/Editor/Animator: Tim Schaller

Music composer: Fred Story  

Key cast: Dr. Susan Mackinnon

 

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/spark-nerve

Synopsis:

Dr. Susan E. Mackinnon is a plastic surgeon whose pioneering work in nerve transfer surgery is restoring movement to limbs that many doctors believe to be permanently paralyzed. Loren was fifteen when she was brutally stabbed five times, severing the nerves in her neck. Michael was facing a dead-end diagnosis after a freak chain saw accident paralyzed his arm. Chelsey survived a horrific late night car accident but her arm was also now useless.  A Spark of Nerve follows the charismatic Mackinnon and several of her patients for three years as their emotional stories unfold from trauma and disappointment to hope and finally joy as freedom of movement is slowly regained. We also visit the Walter Reed Peripheral Nerve Clinic to see how these little-known surgeries are being used to help our wounded soldiers returning from the Middle East conflicts.  A Spark of Nerve is an inspiring story of medical innovation and amazing personal triumph!

BEST DOCUMENTARY OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

27

Bipolar & Cheese

Language: English

Country: USA

Genre: Comedy

Written & Directed: Scarlet Perez

Cast: Vivian Bang as Violet

Alastair James Murden as Brad.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSREgRL0sk8

Synopsis:

A dark comedy about love, cheese and mental illness.

 

SHORT COMEDY AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

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No More Limits

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Language: English

Country: Italy, Netherlands

Genre: Motivational

Written and directed by Nikolas Grasso

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/nomorelimits-0

Synopsis:

A Videopoem

We were once used to candle light, handwriting was surely something right, but we had to wait to get a reply days, months, even years some time. Technology has helped us along the way, we got new cellphones, we got e-mails.We can talk to each other at 10.000 miles distance, nothing can stop us, it’s all in our fingers.

More and more people stand up for their rights,they share it with the world to stop all the fights.Their voices are heard by millions of people, some of them care, others hide behind their ego.

It’s fair to say there are no more limits, it’s up to us to make good use of our human feelings..

 

BEST SHORT MOTIVATIONAL FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

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Rodeo King

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Language: English

Country: Spain

Genre: Short

Director: Jason Julien-Connage

Writer: Jason Julien-Connage

Stars: Jeff Mash, Michael J.Cook, Rondeño The Bull

Synopsis:

A world-weary cowboy performs his ritualistic preparation for a monumental battle. He exits his barn and steps into the wilderness. A wild black bull struts in the hot summer sun with a deep sense of foreboding. The cowboy surveys the landscape instinctively sensing the presence of the giant beast he's about to face. As the bull and the cowboy meet face-to-face in the field, we have the ultimate battle upon us. It’s man versus beast, who will be the victor

BEST ACTION MOVIE AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

30

Ships in Distress in a Datastorm

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Language:

Country: Belguim

Genre: Art

Directors: Jeroen Cluckers Writers: Jeroen Cluckers Producers: Jeroen Cluckers

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/ships-distress-datastorm

Synopsis:

A datamoshed remix of Peter Monamy's painting 'Ships in Distress in a Storm', turning the original work into a new abstract impressionist video painting.

BEST SHORT ART FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

31

The Chair

Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Art

Director: Mike Ritchie

Writer: Gordon Robertson

Synopsis:

An ageing, forgotten chair remembers its more glorious and important past.

BEST SHORT CATEGORY OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

32

The Fischer Enquiry

Language: English

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

Director: Jon callow

Cast: Liam Docherty

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/fischer-enquiry

Synopsis:

The journey of a curious opportunist ends with a life-changing decision; a decision that will affect us all. An eco-noir reality-check... which path do you choose?

 

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

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The Routine

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Language: English

Country: Canada

Genre: Drama

Director: Roman Gubin

Cast: Mike Wolf

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/routine-0

Synopsis:

A family man wakes up and goes about his morning routine: shaves, cooks breakfast, puts on a business suit and shines his shoes. He is ready for just another workday...

 

SPECIAL AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

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Tuck me in

Language: English

Country: Spain

Genre: Drama

Director: Ignocio F. Rodo

Cast: Luka Schardan, Mark Schardan

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/tuck-me

Synopsis:

Alex asks his father to tuck him in, but that's not the only thing he asks for.

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BEST SHORT FAMILY FILM AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival
 

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Near Myth:The Oskar Knight Story

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Language: English

Country: USA  

Genre: Drama

Director: Scott Fivelson

Produced by: Scott Fivelson, David Polcino, Mike Crawford, Zachary Weil

Cast: Lenny Von Dohlen, Margaret O’Brien, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristina Anapau, David Suchet, Julianna Guill, Rudolf Martin, Lawrence Pressman, Randall Batinkoff, Jon Provost, Maya Stange, Paul Gregory, Noel Neill, Alex Bell

 

http://worldfilmpresentation.com/film/near-myth-oskar-knight-story

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-pLzO1qE7o

Synopsis:

Somewhere between This Is Spinal Tap, That's Entertainment!, and Sunset Boulevard, this unique Hollywood biopic is a life-and-times chronicle of one of our greatest directors -- Oskar Knight.

Lenny Von Dohlen (Twin Peaks, Tender Mercies) brings the iconic director stirringly to life -- a legend of American cinema, forgotten by many, but remembered here by such real-life stars as Oscar winner Margaret O'Brien, International Emmy winner David Suchet, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristina Anapau, Julianna Guill, Rudolf Martin, Randall Batinkoff, Lawrence Pressman, Maya Stange, Noel Neill, Jon Provost, and many more.

He probably never should have made Oskar Knight's Moby Dick. But he did make They Came in Low.

It's the story of Oskar Knight.

Editor: David Polcino

BEST EDITING OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER at Los Angeles World International Film Festival

 

POCKET GANGSTERS

Language: Hindi

Country: India  

Genre: Hostage Drama & Thriller



Director: Hemant Nilim Das



Produced by: Hemant Nilim Das



Cast: Murkesh Bhatt, Shivangi Mehra, Madhur Mittal

Trailer: https://youtu.be/8xYisT0vVlo

Synopsis: Pocket Gangsters is the story of the world of crime where some criminals have set their goals on kidnapping and making hostage demand ransoms from the relatives or friends of those taken. What begins as drama becomes a comic thriller when they turn their criminal attention toward the daughter of a wealthy man in order to gain millions

BEST DIRECTOR Hemant Nilim Das OF THE FEATURE FILM

 
SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 
 
BEST SCREENPLAY OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER: "Success" by Alex Miller. 
SCREENPLAY AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER: "A Whisker Past Midnight" by Andrew Garrett
DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER: "Artful Pretenders" by Judith Bresler
SHORT AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER: "Yin & Yang: Mandala of Life" by Dawn A. Douglas
"Dream Function" by Eylem Cagla Sayman,  "Stalking Behavior" by Patty Ray, Short script "A Helping Hand" by Samuel James Gill were Officially Selected
 
Reviews About the fastival Note: As Filmfreeway use new Algorithm - the Review can be added only after the festival starts.  
 
WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a global industry event held around the year in more then 20 world's cities: 
Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Reykjavík, Moscow, Kiev, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala-Lumpur, Beijing, Brisbane and more.
This has never been done before. There is a media-bridge connection between these 20 film festivals. 
 
 
 
The World International Film Festival is a global industry event held in the world's biggest cities in 2017.
 
 
The around-the-world film festival tour option showcases some of the very best independent films on the scene today, in a truly international event bringing new cinema to audiences on a global scale. 
 
Award Winners for the 1st Los Angeles World International Film Festival 2016:
 
BEST FILM: Star 
BEST CHILDREN'S FILM: Daddy
BEST ACTRESS: Stolen Path
BEST DRAMA: The Geographer Drank His Globe Away
BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Group
BEST AMERICAN FILM: Leaves of the Tree
BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION GRAND JURY WINNER: Patrol
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Candela
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: We Are the Walrus
BEST DIRECTOR: Agnus Dei
SPECIAL AWARD: Buffalo
AUDIENCE AWARD: Billion Star Hotel
BEST SCREENPLAY GRAND JURY WINNER: The Hero
BEST ACTOR: Lenny Von Dohlen in Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jay Gillespie in Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story
BEST SCREENWRITER: Scott Fivelson for Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story
 
 
Selected and screened films at the 1st LAWIFF :
 
Star 
Daddy
Stolen Path
The Geographer Drank His Globe Away
The Group
Leaves of the Tree
Candela
We Are the Walrus
Agnus Dei
Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story
Buffalo
Billion Star Hotel
Pechorin 
Escapes (Huidas)
Vanitus
In your arms
Postman white nights
Seeking Valentina
The Hero
Black Mud
Patrol
The Knights Of The Lagoon
Invasion
Born
Viloma
Slit Mouth Woman in L.A.
What's The Frack? 

 

AWARDS

AWARDS
World International Film Festival presents over $30,000 awards to filmmakers in competition, as determined by the awards jury. Starting from May 2016 there's only one set of awards per year made at the end of the year for the World International Film Festival. After the awards are given - the films get to be screened once per city in each of 20 or more world cities. 

WINNERS:

ONE (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
ONE (1) OVERALL AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER
ONE IN EACH CATEGORY (5) NARRATIVE CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) DOCUMENTARY (SHORT) CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY WINNER
ONE (1) SHORT FILM WINNER
ONE (1) SONG WINNER
ONE (1) MUSIC WINNER
ONE (1) PHOTO WINNER
ONE (1) WEBSITE WINNER
BEST DIRECTOR (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST ACTRESS (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST ACTOR (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST SCREENPLAY (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER
INNOVATION AWARD (1) OVERALL GRAND JURY WINNER

All (21) winners will be awarded with the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
Awards for BEST in each category.