Murtdha Hameed – Mariam

WINNER: Mariam Best War Documentary – Murtda Hameed Film Type: Documentary, Short, Virtual Reality Runtime: 28 minutes 18 seconds Completion Date: January 31, 2017 Film Language: Arabic, English Storyline: In IRAQ , a military media team rescue the Mosul family from the rubble after their house was blown up by ISIS. A rare glimpse into the frontline attacks in a …

Jerry McGiffin – Dole Boy

WINNER: Bole Boy Watchdog Spirit Award, Jerry McGiffin • 6 min 40 sec • Animation, Documentary Completed Aug 2017 Storyline: In a town with no jobs, a hopeless young man struggles to survive. NICHE Youth Director: Jerry McGiffin is a new filmmaker. He has produced his debut film ‘JOAN’ which was premiered at the FilmoneFest in the Atlantic Highlands, USA. …

Gabor Kukucska – Lambert

WINNER: Lambert Best Brisbane Documentary, Gabor Kukuscka Storyline: After 12 years in a Tanzanian refugee camp, a long migration process and a “fortunate accident” Lambert starts his adult life full of dreams and aspiration. Director: Since the incorporation of his first video production company in 2005, Gabor has produced, directed and filmed numerous TV and YouTube commercials, corporate short films, …

Aleix Castro – Timelapse

In the near future, a neuronal implant has been developed to automate mechanical work. The person with the implant remains unconscious during the time the implant is active. Laura, a factory worker, refuses to implant the microchip. Their friends and whole society will gradually adopt this new way of life: small fragmented timelapses. Language: Spanish. English subtitles. Best Director and …

Joan Shenton and Andi Reiss – Sacrificial Virgins

WINNER: Sacrificial Virgins Best of the Festival and Watchdog Spirit Award, Joan Shenton and Andi Reiss Documentary • 30 minutes (3 x 10 minute segments) NICHE Women, Youth, Medical, Vaccination, Investigative Topic: How young girls are being seriously damaged by the vaccine with the highest reported adverse reactions of any existing vaccine The Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) is a treatment …

Jane Hammond – A Crude Injustice

WINNER: A Crude Injustice Watchdog Spirit Award, Jane Hammond Documentary • 28 minutes Storyline: On August 21, 2009 a blowout in the Montara oilfield, off the West Australian coast, caused millions of litres of crude oil to spew into the Timor Sea. The oil continued to pour into the ocean for more than 70 days creating a massive slick that …