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Chicago, IL - July 1, 2024

Aladerri International Film Festival

key dates for the 2024 edition:
 

  • August 1, 2024 – The Jury​

  • August 29, 2024 - Official Selections

  • September 5, 2024 – Nominations

  • September 27-29, 2024 Aladerri Film Fest

  • September 29, 2024 - Aladerri Awards



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Chicago, IL - June 21, 2024

The Aladerri International Film Festival reveals the image of its 2024 edition designed by Arturo Ramírez / Creativoros Branding.

Aladerri International Film Festival will be held from September 27 to 27, 2024 at FACETS



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Festival Director

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Chicago, IL - September 25, 2023

Aladerri International Film Festival 2023

WINNERS

• Aladerri Award - Ice Merchants
• Audience Award - GHOSTS
• Best Director - Anders Walter & Pipaluk K. Jørgensen "IVALU"
• Best Screenplay - Anders Walter "IVALU"
• Best Actor - Ron Perlman "The Caddy"
• Best Actress - Guadalupe Fiñana "Maruja"
• Best Narrative Short Film - IVALU
• Best Documentary Short Film - Barefoot Empress
• Best Animated Short Film - Ice Merchants
• Best Comedy Short Film - Stationheads
• Best LGBTQ+ Short Film - Les Eveillées
• Best Student Short Film - Foreign Uncle
• Best Illinois Short Film - Subsurface
• Best Music Video - Snap

Congratulations to all the winners!
Congratulations to all the Official Selections!
Congratulations to all the filmmakers who submited this season and THANK YOU for trusting the festival, we exist because of YOU!

Thank you to the Jurors, the Screeners, the Presenters, the Performer, the Staff, the Theatre, the Media and the beautiful Audience who came out to the Festival this weekend.

See you next year!

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Festival Director

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Chicago, IL - August 25, 2023

Aladerri International Film Festival 2023

Official Selections.


Narrative Short Film

  • All in favor

  • Breaking Fast with a Coca Cola 

  • DARK CELL

  • Eger, 1552

  • IVALU

  • Le Ballon Bleu (The Blue Balloon)

  • Noctuidae

  • Pacific Bell

  • Paths

  • Salvador Dali

  • Sevap/Mitzvah

  • The Caddy

  • The Chromakey Man

  • The Taster

  • Wedding Ring


Documentary Short Film

  • Barefoot Empress

  • Emergence

  • Friday Night Blind

  • The Struggle Is the End

  • HAULOUT


Animated Short Film

  • Ice Merchants

  • It's Nice in Here

  • Middle Watch

  • My Year of Dicks

  • The Record


Comedy Short Film

  • A Friendly Turn

  • Great Mistakes

  • Maruja

  • PLASTIC KILLER

  • Stationheads


LGBTQ+ Short Film

  • Cristiano

  • Happy BirthGay

  • Kiss Me

  • Les Eveillées 

  • Welcome Back 


Illinois Short Film

  • In Your Shoes

  • KAD (Korean Adoptee)

  • Personalized Futures

  • Subsurface

  • Summer Fun Time


Student Short Film

  • CAVA

  • Fika

  • Foreign Uncle

  • NAKAM

  • Solo


Music Video 

  • Anund Payl (Marine Manasian)

  • GHOSTS

  • Prison Romance

  • Snap

  • The Rebellion

Tickets available here

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Festival Director

Short List 2023

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Chicago, IL - August 18, 2023

Aladerri International Film Festival Short List has been narrowed to 130 films from 71 countries and regions, of which 50 will earn Official Selections.


Aladerri International Film Festival will take place Sep 22 - 24, 2023 at FACETS

1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL, United States, Illinois.


The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:


𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐚

- Snap

𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚

- Breathe

𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚

- The shards of our Love

- Women's Business

𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐠𝐢𝐮𝐦

- The Chromakey Man

𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐳𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐚

- Sevap/Mitzvah

𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐥

- La Pursé

- Welcome Back

𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐚

- Danavan

- Pacific Bell

𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤

- IVALU

- Light of My Eye

- The Deportation of a Model Citizen

𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚

- Antipolis

𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞

- 1432

- Breakpoint

- Code Rose

- DARK CELL

- Deliver us from the male

- Fortissimo

- GHOSTS

- Goodbye Persil

- Les Eveillées

- Sèt Lam

- The Fight For Rhinoceros Conservation

- The Struggle Is the End

- War and peace, from a book we didn't read

𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲

- ISTINA (Truth)

- NAKAM

- Noctuidae

- Rest in piece

- The Taster

- Those Who Follow

𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐲

- Eger, 1552

- Stationheads

𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚

- Barefoot Empress

- Canvas

- Highway Nights

- THEEVIRA VYAADHI

𝐈𝐫𝐚𝐪

- Paths

𝐈𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝

- Lambing

𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥

- Black Slide

- Happy BirthGay

- Short film - "Echo"

- Solo

𝐈𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐲

- Essere Oro

- Shero

𝐉𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐧

- Our Males and Females

𝐊𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐤𝐡𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧

- On Her Own Initiative

𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐲𝐚

- Last Supper

𝐊𝐲𝐫𝐠𝐲𝐳𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧

- Salvador Dali

𝐌𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐜𝐨

- CAVA

- DESCEND

- Fika

- Kiss Me

- Wedding Ring

- When I Hear You Sing, I Forget

𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬

- A Pink Moon Comes

- It's Nice in Here

- Shut

𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐮

- A Stranger at the Funeral

𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬

- Golden Bells

𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐥

- Ice Merchants

- Kafka's Doll

- The Garbage Man

𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐅𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

- Anund Payl (Marine Manasian)

- HAULOUT

- Steps

𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐞

- The Nocturne

𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚

- A Void

- Emergence

𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧

- All in favor

- Christian

- Kids Games

- Maruja

- PLASTIC KILLER

- Socio

- TAKBIR

- The Bank Loan

- The Summers of your Winter

- Uphill

- Who

𝐒𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝

- Pipes

- The Record

- Women in Architecture

𝐓𝐚𝐢𝐰𝐚𝐧

- Classic Daddy

𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐲

- The Banishment

- Together, Alone

𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞

- Liturgy of anti-tank obstacles

𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦

- Can't Go Home Again

- IN PLANE SIGHT

- Man To Man

- Middle Watch

- Midnight Ride

- original skin

- The Writing Box

- Voices

𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬

- A Better Half

- Celebration of Life

- A Friendly Turn

- a tree once grew here

- Aris Demetrios: Sculpture From The Heart

- Bodies of Water

- Breaking Fast with a Coca Cola

- Foreign Uncle

- Friday Night Blind

- Great Mistakes

- In The Between

- In Your Shoes

- KAD (Korean Adoptee)

- Le Ballon Bleu (The Blue Balloon)

- Learning Not To Drown

- Lift

- My Year of Dicks

- Nocturnal Burger

- Personalized Futures

- Prison Romance

- Receding

- Subsurface

- Summer Fun Time

- The Big Pitch

- The Caddy

- The Cookbook

- The Festival

- The Firefly Jar

- The Flagmakers

- The Rebellion

- The True Summit

- Time is Eternal

- Worst in Show


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AIFF 2023 Jurors

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Chicago, IL - August 1, 2023

The Jury of the

Aladerri International Film Festival

2023 edition and its President unveiled


Anand Varadaraj Founder and Artistic Director of the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival in India will be the President of the Jury of the Aladerri International Film Festival 2023 Edition. Together with twenty one jury members, will select the winner of the Aladerri Award along with the winners of each Category of the 50 films in competition.

  

The Jury


Anand Varadaraj - President
Director, actor, producer
India


Jovanny Evans – Vice President
Film critic

United States

Arti Savchenko
Film Director
Israel

Carlos Camacho
Film Director
Mexico


Claudia Murdoch
Producer

United States 


Brent Kado

Artistic Director at Chicago Comedy Film Festival
United States 


Erik Bradley

Top 40 radio programmer
United States


George Cederquist
Stage director
United States


Jim Farmer
Festival director 

United States


Jitse de Graaf
Film director
Netherlands


John Capo
Professor at Lycoming College
United States
 
Jon Gann
Film Producer and Director
United States

Jonah Koslofsky
Film director

United States


Komeil Soheili

Film director, writer & journalist

Iran

Kristen McCabe

Actor & Producer

United States

Laurence Gagne-Fregeau

Writer, film director & producer

Canada

Lisa Rose

Festival Director

Australia

Martijn Kramer

Film director
Netherlands

Maya Ochoa
Film programmer

Mexico

T.C. De Witt
Writer & film director

United States

Xavier Diskeuve

Film director & producer

Belgium

Stephanie Ripstein

Talent Agent & international Manager

United States


Founder and Artistic Director of the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival in India.

Actor, producer and ex-President of Suchitra Film Society - 50 year old organization. He is now the Director of Suchitra Cine Academy, where works are underway to start a first of its kind Cinema School.  Anand is also the Trustee of the Centre for Film and Drama.

Additionally, Anand collaborates and mentors many independent filmmakers and producers for their new ventures.

His experience with cinema is global with several International cultural Forums in his repertoire, including curating of Film Festivals and also as Jury for organizations across the globe.

The members of the Jury


Jovanny Evans – Vice President
Film critic

United States

Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Jovanny Evans has called Chicago home since 2015. He received a degree in Media Art and Animation from the Art Institute of Portland and had previously studied Design at ITESO in Guadalajara. He is extremely passionate about film, TV and animation, and he’s very interested in the future of media and entertainment.

Currently he works for Univision Chicago as a Producer. His passion for film drove him to introduce movie segments to several of Univision's programming and has since become the film critic for the station and a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.

His impressive style and unique ideas have landed him opportunities to promote major productions from studios like Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, and Universal Pictures. On his segment Jovanny interviews A-list celebrities every week such as Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, and Anthony Hopkins, as well as Latino stars like Eugenio Derbez and Mauricio Ochmann. Jovanny is also invited to cover major local and national film industry events such as Sundance, SXSW, Cinema Con, San Diego Comic-Con, CLFF, and CIFF.

Jovanny produces weekly content that reaches thousands of film fanatics through TV, digital, and social media. With his unique style, charm, and personality, Jovanny is connecting Hollywood with the Hispanic audience. His segment ‘Movies con Jovanny’ air on Despierta Chicago and can also be seen in 18 Spanish-speaking countries on the morning newscast La Voz de la Mañana.


Arti Savchenko
Film Director
Israel

Arti Savchenko is an Israeli filmmaker who was born in Chernihiv, Ukraine. He graduated from Tel-Aviv Minshar School of Art with Honorable Mention in 2020. His graduate film "Vlada Goes to London" won 65 awards and has been screened at 120 international film festivals including Palm Springs, Tallinn Black Nights, and BendFilm. Arti has a background in music, theatre, writing, and worked as a script supervisor in several feature films that included Oscar-nominated actors. Arti is currently finishing his first feature-length script in Tel Aviv.

Carlos Camacho

Film Director

Mexico

Carlos Camacho, film director and creator of social media content. With more than a million followers across all his plataforms, he is responsible for disseminating cinematographic and television content to the Spanish-speaking audience. In turn, he was recognized for being the director of "Sara", a short film that won the audience award at the Aladerri International Film Festival 2022.


Claudia Murdoch
Producer

United States 


As a co-founder of Cup of Joe Film, Claudia has produced Peter Azen's feature film, Cacaya, and she was an Executive Producer on Natasha Kermani's sci-fi feature film, Imitation Girl. She is currently in post-production with the narrative feature film Sora, written and directed by April Xiong, a New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Women’s Fund grant recipient. Claudia works as a Senior Human Resources Associate for the Jacob Burns Film Center, and she supports the organization’s artist-development programs.


Brent Kado

Artistic Director at Chicago Comedy Film Festival
United States


Brent Kado is content creator whose films, web series and commercials have played at top film festivals worldwide and have garnered him millions of online views.  He is artistic director at Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Actors on Script and LA Comedy Film Festival. Kado is also a professor at Columbia College. Most recently, Kado has founded a new talent management company, FlowFeel Arts. Visit Flowfeelfilms.com for all his information.


Erik Bradley

Top 40 radio programmer
United States

Erik Bradley is Brand Manager / Music Director in Chicago and is the recipient of more than thirty Music Director of the Year awards from every music industry publication as well as the Radio Music Awards.

In addition to music radio programming, Erik formerly was the manager of the electronic dance production crew Jump Smokers (Ultra Records recording artists). Jump Smokers produced remixes for countless major artists and toured all over the world.  Erik booked the talent lineup for over 50 legendary radio station concerts in Chicago, working with a who's who of pop music superstars in the process.


George Cederquist
Stage director
United States


George is the Artistic Director of Chicago Fringe Opera (called “the city’s alt-opera company” by the Chicago Tribune), which premieres operas in English including experiential, immersive, and site-specific works. Directing credits include WOYZECK, THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and THE GREAT GOD PAN, as well as the company’s long-running hit show THE ROSINA PROJECT, a Hip-Hop adaptation of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. Camera opera filmwork includes L’ASSASSINO for Resonance Works Pittsburgh and the award-winning CORSAIR for the Decameron Opera Coalition.
In addition, George has directed opera scenes at Wolf Trap Opera and Chautauqua Opera, and new productions with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Pittsburgh Opera, the Bay View Music Festival and Chicago Folks Operetta. An inspiring mentor, George is the Producing Artistic Director of Opera and Theatre at North Park University and has taught courses, masterclasses and guest lectures at Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, DePaul University, the University of Illinois and CCM.

A recipient of two American Prizes in Directing, George’s production of SILENT NIGHT was chosen as a winner of Opera America’s 2013 Director-Designer competition. As one of ten Americans to receive the 2011 German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, George served as a Regieassistent at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. George’s training includes residencies with Pittsburgh Opera, the Merola Opera Program, and Wolf Trap Opera, and an improvisation intensive at the Annoyance Theatre. He holds an MFA in Directing from Northwestern University and a BA in Theatre Studies and English from Yale University. George is a member of Steep Theatre Company and the American Guild of
Musical Artists, and a dual US-UK citizen.

To learn more about George, visit gjcederquist.com.

Jim Farmer
Festival director 

United States


Jim Farmer is the festival director of Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival. He has overseen Out On Film since 2008 and has helped lead the organization to become an Oscar® qualifying film festival in the Live Action Short category. Earlier this year, Out On Film was named as the top film festival in the nation by the readers of USA Today/10 Best. Farmer has served on film festival juries across North America. Named as the 2019 Business Man of the Year from the Out Georgia Business Alliance, Farmer has been named to Atlanta Magazine’s Atlanta 500 Most Powerful City Leaders list in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.  As well, Farmer is an award-winning arts reporter for various publications across the U.S. He lives in Avondale Estates, GA with his husband, Craig, and dog Douglas.


Jitse de Graaf
Film director
Netherlands


Jitse de Graaf  (21) is a Dutch documentary filmmaker. His debut documentary Bloody Tradition - Agree to Disagree about the pilot whale slaughter on the Faroe Islands was an instant success at many film festivals around the world. The counter now stands at 16 prizes and his next documentary 'How to Handle the Wolf' will be released soon. He made the two documentaries together with fellow jury member Martijn Kramer. With his journalistic approach he creates an objective picture of the subject. In this way he tries to remove polarization and bring people closer together.


John Capo
Professor at Lycoming College
United States


John Capo is a professor at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in entertainment industry promotion, advertising, public relations, and related topics. He founded FEARnyc, New York City's biggest horror film festival, and co-founded The NYC Drone Film Festival, the world's first film festival dedicated to movies shot by drones, sponsored by NBC News and GE. He is a member of The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts and a past winner of the New York Television Festival Pitch Contest.

Jon Gann
Film Producer and Director
United States


Jon Gann is a film producer and director, creating award-winning commercial, documentary and narrative films since 2000. His most recent award-winning productions include the feature documentary "Karen Carpenter: Starving for Perfection", exploring the singer's career and struggle with an eating disorder through her friends and never-heard recordings, and the short documentary, "Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color," detailing the incredible life of the DC-based Black Woman abstractionist painter.

Jon has been a force in the film festival world, having created, consulted with and fostered dozens of events around the globe. He is the Founder of DC Shorts, a non-profit organization championing short filmmaking, and the creator of the DC Shorts Film Festival, one of the country’s premier short film showcases. Jon is also a founding Board Member and former Executive Director of the Film Festival Alliance, the first organization to professionalize the festival space. 

His books are staples for filmmakers and events organizers alike. “Behind the Screens: Programmers Reveal How Film Festivals Really Work” examines how programmers and organizers curate, collect, watch and select films for their festivals, with frank insights reveal the inner-workings of an industry that is often misunderstood. His follow-up tome, “So You Wanna Start a Film Festival,” explores the trials and tribulations of starting a new event, with lessons from both for- and non-profit festivals.

Jon has received the Television and Internet Video Association’s (TIVA) Community Partner Award, has been recognized by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities as an Artists’ Fellow. He has presented at over 120 universities, film organizations and film festivals worldwide, and has spoken at the International Film Festival Summit, Art House Convergence, and TEDxWDC. Jon has recently finished 10-years as the senior Advisory Board member at George Mason University’s School of Film & Video Studies. 

Jonah Koslofsky
Film director

United States


Jonah Koslofsky is a filmmaker and film writer living in Chicago. He has written extensively about the works of David Lynch and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and he makes narrative short films about relationships. His last project, "In You, I'm Lost," was the 2022 winner of the Aladerri International Film Festival prize for Best Illinois Short Film. 

Komeil Soheili

Film director, writer & journalist

Iran

Komeil Soheili, is an award winning Iranian film director and producer. He graduated with an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Tehran before embarking on an inspiring journey of backpacking around the world for over five years.

Soheili has collaborated with a number of global networks, such as BBC, National Geographic, CNN, and Business Insider. His films have been screened on over hundred film festivals around the world, earning him prestigious awards such as the NAFF award at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifan) and the Golden Kapok Award at GZDocs. In addition to his filmmaking prowess, Komeil is an author, having written an instructional book on cinema and a book documenting his global ethnographic travels. Komeil has also served as a jury member at esteemed film festivals including the Busan International Short Film Festival in South Korea and the Meihodo International Film Festival in Japan. Komeil is the founder of Yooran Film, an independent film company based in South Korea.

Kristen McCabe

Actor & Producer

United States

Kristen is a midwestern girl who — to the dismay of her parents — was born with the heart of an actor. Her professional career began in Australia with film, national commercials, television, and theatre. While living in the Land Down Under, Kristen also worked for some of Australia’s biggest production and post-production companies. Upon moving to Chicago, Kristen combined her love of acting, marketing, and a good spreadsheet, and has produced eight short films. To date, they have earned over 45 laurels, including nine Best Comedy wins. Kristen is passionate about furthering women in film and has earned eight Best Acting awards. You can see Kristen’s work or get in touch at www.kristenmccabe.org 

Laurence Gagne-Fregeau

Writer, film director & producer

Canada

Theatre being her main background, Laurence is interested in the particularities of cinema, in all genres spectrum. From this curiosity emerges a first fictional short film "Parvis" which she scripts, produces, directs and edits in 2021. The following year, she directs the documentary short film "Cherry", which she also produces, directs photography, records the sound and edits. This artist is moved by human struggles, exchanges and interactions. She strives to contribute to an emphatic and kind dialogue within society.

Lisa Rose

Festival Director

Australia

Lisa was appointed as Queer Screen’s Festival Director in May 2017, after serving four and half years on the not for profit charities Board of Directors, including stints as Membership Director, Vice-President and President.

She was a founding board director of Queer Screen Film Fest who’s 10th edition will hit Sydney screens in August and curated her 6th Mardi Gras Film Festival in its 30th year in February 2023.

During her time at Queer Screen, the organisation has launched two industry initiatives to help fund Australian LGBTIQ+ films with the Queer Screen Completion Fund and Queer Screen Pitch Off awarding 30 projects $192,000 since their inception.

A passionate believer in giving voice to all forms of queer entertainment, Lisa is focused on showcasing and championing diversity and is also known for her somewhat amusing film introductions and her love of Australian Rules Football.

Martijn Kramer

Film director
Netherlands

Martijn Kramer (21) is a Dutch documentary filmmaker. In recent years Martijn Kramer has developed into an objective and critical journalistic documentary maker. With his documentaries Bloody Tradition - Agree to Disagree and How to Handle the Wolf - which he made with Jitse de Graaf, he made productions about polarized human-animal subjects. Despite this, he has also developed a passion for the game of football in his life. In the future he wants to combine his love of sports with making powerful documentaries.

Maya Ochoa
Film programmer

Mexico

Maya Ochoa is passionate about cinephilia, media culture, and film audiences. In particular, her interest is in reshaping how the public interacts with cinema from different social and cultural approaches in a much more globalized world. She has worked in a variety of roles at different film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Toronto, True/False Film Fest, Camden Film Fest, Los Cabos Film Fest, Ambulante, and many more. In addition to her programming roles, she is a freelance film development consultant and occasionally writes film reviews.

T.C. De Witt
Writer & film director

United States

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director of the feature films Friday the 13th Vengeance, A Christmas Sunset, and The Demon Detective. Originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster, published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners.

Xavier Diskeuve

Film director & producer

Belgium

Xavier Diskeuve is an Award Winning Director born in Belgium.


Filmography: La chanson-Chanson (2002, 22'), Mon cousin Jacques (2004, 28'), Révolution (2006, 16'), I Cannes get no (2008, 22'), Jacques a vu (2015, 85'), Uncle Maurice (2021, 22'), The Little Prodigy (Le Petit prodige) (2022, 22'), Domicile fixe (Sweet home) (2024, 22’).

Stephanie Ripstein

Talent Agent & international Manager

United States

Stephanie Ripstein founded S.K. Ripstein INC. in 2000. Since then, she has worked tirelessly on international screen projects in the United States (Hollywood), Mexico, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.


She represents great and well known talent from various backgrounds, which have performed in productions such as Traffic, L.A. Confidential, Fear the Walking Dead, Rambo, Sicario, Soulmates, The Rommanoffs, New Order, Narcos, 007's Licence to Kill, Gomorrah, Monarch, Mission Impossible, Human Animals, Coyote, How to Survive Single, Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar, No man's Land, La Casa de las Flores, Selva Trágica, The Mosquito Coast, Luis Miguel, Gringa and many more international and Hollywood projects. 


The most recent international achievements for her agency are booking the leading role in “Cry Macho”, directed and starred by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood; a co-starring role in the apple TV series “Acapulco” starring Eugenio Derbez, two of her new actresses in the female leading roles the “Billy the Kid” series (Epix) and “La Gloria”, an independent feature film starring David Morse and Bill Heck. Another big achievement was booking one of her actors in a co-starring role in the upcoming movie  directed by Angelina Jolie, “Without Blood”, starring Salma Hayek.


S.K. Ripstein Inc. has been crossing geographic barriers and handling international entertainment since the year 2000. Both the diversity of Hispanics in the USA and other global trends have led to diverse Latin American cultures prosperity. The fact that Hispanics represent the fastest-growing group of movie theatre attendees in the USA has helped make S.K.Ripstein Inc. team a vital promotional tool for the entertainment industry.


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It is no coincidence that she is one of the most respected and sought after managers and now agents in the international art scene.


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Aladerri International Film Festival key dates for the 2023 edition are as follows:


July 28, 2023 - Late entry categories submission deadline


August 1, 2023 – The Jury


August 18, 2023 – Short List


August 25, 2023 - Official Selections


September 1, 2023 – Nominations


September 22 – 24, 2023 – Film Festival


All dates for the Aladerri Film Fest 2023 are subject to change.


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Aladerri International Film Festival 2022

Nominees.


Nominees for Best Director

  • Fabrizio Rosso, "Somewhere on Earth"

  • James Hughes, "When the Rain Sets In"

  • Maria Brendle, "ALA KACHUU - Take and Run"

  • Martin Strange-Hansen, "On my mind"

  • Sheldon Chau, "In Max We Trust"


Nominees for Best Screenplay 

  • Fabrizio Rosso, "Somewhere on Earth"

  • James Hughes, "When the Rain Sets In"

  • Maria Brendle, "ALA KACHUU - Take and Run"

  • Martin Strange-Hansen, "On my mind"

  • Sheldon Chau, "In Max We Trust"


Nominees for Best Actor

  • Ethan Peck, "In Max We Trust"

  • Harold Fisch, "Tejano Night"

  • Nurbek Esengazy Uulu, "ALA KACHUU - Take and Run"

  • Rasmus Hammerich, "On my mind"

  • Toby Sebastian, "When the Rain Sets In"

Nominees for Best Actress

  • Alina Turdumamatova, "ALA KACHUU - Take and Run"

  • Camille Kane, "Somewhere on Earth"

  • Florence Howard, "When the Rain Sets In"

  • Hetty Heyting, "Stolen Kisses (Zoentjesdief)"

  • Jandat Djamanbaeva, "ALA KACHUU - Take and Run"

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Aladerri International Film Festival 2022

Official Selections.


Narrative Short Film

  • ALA KACHUU - Take and Run

  • Almost

  • As a reflex

  • Duplicitous Minds

  • In Another Life

  • In Max We Trust

  • May this day be

  • On my mind

  • Somewhere on Earth

  • Spade K

  • Stolen Kisses (Zoentjesdief)

  • Summer Dream

  • The little prodigy (Le Petit prodige)

  • These Final Hours

  • When the Rain Sets In


Documentary Short Film

  • Bloody Tradition - Agree to Disagree

  • Guardians of Paradise

  • Najil Aak

  • Olu

  • Rachel's Law


Animated Short Film

  • Annah la Javanaise

  • Bestia

  • Daisies and Sparrows

  • MORE

  • Red Gaia


Comedy Short Film

  • Forever Young

  • Kitchen Spaces

  • Pole Climb 

  • Remnants

  • What's So Scary?

LGBTQ+ Short Film

  • #NotMeAnymore

  • For I Am Dead

  • Parvis

  • Side Effects

  • To Embrace

Illinois Short Film

  • ENFERMO

  • Everlasting

  • Hidden Wings

  • In You, I'm Lost

  • Last Attic


Student Short Film

  • Baba Jee

  • My Grandpa Says He's An Alien

  • SARA

  • Tejano Night

  • Vlada Goes to London

Music Video 

  • Corsair

  • Glance

  • Heaven In Hell

  • May

  • SYMBIOSIS

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Aladerri International Film Festival Short List has been narrowed to 93 films from 45 Countries, of which 50 will earn Official Selections.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order by title:

"#NotMeAnymore", Kaspersilas Crystallando
"ALA KACHUU - Take and Run", Maria Brendle
"Almost", Paul-André Robin
"Amato", Romy
"An Encounter", Elena Bayona
"An Irish Goodbye", Tom Berkeley
"And So I Begin", Margarethe Baillou
"Aniyah", Shubhavi Arya
"Annah la Javanaise", Fatimah Tobing Rony
"Argent Glass (feat. Char)", Katsuyuki Nakanishi
"As a reflex", Alfonso Díaz
"Baba Jee", Basir Ahmed
"Bella", Seth D. Myers, Sarah Stolar
"Bestia", Hugo Covarrubias
"Bloody Tradition - Agree to Disagree", Jitse de Graaf, Martijn Kramer
"Corsair", George Cederquist
"Daisies and Sparrows", Ervin Han
"Dajla: cinema and oblivion", Arturo Dueñas Herrero
"Dog-Gone It!", Hunter James Cox
"Don't Cry", Hisham Zreiq
"Duplicitous Minds", Robert Rippberger
"ENFERMO", Ruben Ramirez
"Everlasting", Juan Alfonso Vela
"Fesito Goes to Market", Sheldon Christopher Noble
"FOLLOW THE ARROW", Marc Saez
"For I Am Dead", Patricia Delso Lucas
"Forever Young", Michel Arribehaute, Nicolas Arribehaute, Sacha Arribehaute, Robinson Arribehaute
"Glance", Lee Peterkin
"God in the Sky", Daniel Fox, Sean Peter Fox
"Guardians of Paradise", Ivan Maria Friedman
"Hawawshi", Waleed Bedour
"Heaven In Hell", Len Rosen
"Hidden Wings", Randy Bernales
"How to get lost in your own room", Jaehyun Park
"How to Meet 42nd Sheep", Yasu Tanaka
"In Another Life", Alkin Emirali
"In Max We Trust", Sheldon Chau
"In You, I'm Lost", Jonah Koslofsky
"Isolation", Soheil Mosharraf
"Kitchen Spaces", Patrick Brambert
"Last Attic", Charlie Bain
"MALLETS", Alberto Nacci
"May", Hart Ginsburg
"May this day be", jaehyun park
"Medea", 菲菲feifei 仲zhong
"MIDAS", Ben Meyer
"Misfit", Steve Segal
"MORE", Vaibhav Madhukar Piwlatkar
"My Grandma Matilde", Miguel Anaya Borja
"My Grandmother Is an Egg", Wu-Ching Chang
"My Grandpa Says He's An Alien", Ruohan (Eve) Ren, Zhenzhen (Rosy) Yue
"My Mom Wants to Kill Me", shuojia chen
"Najil Aak", David Díaz
"Nowhere To Escape", ZiYuan Wang
"Oh, Little Spark!", Charlie Lyon Budden
"Old Hag", Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin
"Olu", Grant Osum
"On my mind", Martin Strange-Hansen
"Oyun's Quest: Prologue", Jeasy Sehgal
"Parvis", Laurence Gagné-Frégeau
"Pole Climb", T.C. De Witt
"Rachel's Law", Cameron Ilan
"REALISTIC LOVE SONG - Jeremy Todd", Kylie Daniel
"Red Gaia", Udesh Chetty
"Reena Ki Kahani", Shred Shreedhar
"Remnants", Charleen Phelps, Sidartha Murjani
"SARA", Carlos Andres Camacho Nava
"Side Effects", Riccardo Costa
"Somewhere on Earth", Fabrizio Rosso
"Spade K", Junwei Han
"Spoon", Arthur Chays
"Stolen Kisses (Zoentjesdief)", Lidi Toepoel
"Summer Dream", Luan Dias
"Sweaty Balls", Jack Quint
"SYMBIOSIS", Nacci Alberto
"Tejano Night", Alexander Rosales
"The Creepers", Kasha Fauscett
"The Debater", Maya Miller
"The Dream Doctor", Jovan Antonio Gonzalez
"The Family Jewels", Enzo Destefani Espinosa
"The Flesh of Another", Jack Cosgriff
"The little prodigy (Le Petit prodige)", Xavier Diskeuve
"THE SINGLE FATHERHOOD FEELS OF COREY DEAN - Jeremy Todd", Kylie Daniel
"The West Virginian Starfish", Hyten Davidson, Tommy Martin
"There's an App for That", Ed Toolis
"These Final Hours", Lionel Coleman
"To Embrace", Tridip Kakoty
"Vlada Goes to London", Arti Savchenko
"WAVES", Alberto Nacci
"What's So Scary?", Andrew D Pringle
"When the Rain Sets In", James Hughes
"Whip Lord", David Kepner
"Zareen", Awais Awais A Bashir

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The Jury of the

Aladerri International Film Festival

2022 edition and its President unveiled


Anand Varadaraj Founder and Artistic Director of the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, the only Academy Award® Qualifying Festival in India will be the President of the Jury of the Aladerri International Film Festival 2022 Edition. Together with twelve jury members, will select the winner of the Aladerri Award along with the winners of each Category of the 50 films in competition.


  

The Jury


Anand Varadaraj - President
Director, actor, producer
India


Jovanny Evans – Vice President
Film critic

United States

Matthew Postlethwaite
Actor, producer, screenwriter, songwriter
United Kingdom

Mouhssine Ennaimi
Emmy nominee director-producer
Turkey


Laura Alemán
Actress
Puerto Rico

Elham Wagdi
Actress 
Egypt


Rubén Garcerá
Film director
Spain


Yohann Gloaguen
Film director
France


Mohamed Kheidr
Film director 
Egypt


Isaias Perez
Actor, producer, screenwriter
United States


Alexis Jeannot
Film director
France
 
Eric Liberacki
Director, cinematographer
United States

Patricia Vazquez
Writer
Mexico




Founder and Artistic Director of the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, the only Academy Award® Qualifying Festival in India.

Actor, producer and ex-President of Suchitra Film Society - 50 year old organization. He is now the Director of Suchitra Cine Academy, where works are underway to start a first of its kind Cinema School.  Anand is also the Trustee of the Centre for Film and Drama.

Additionally, Anand collaborates and mentors many independent filmmakers and producers for their new ventures.

His experience with cinema is global with several International cultural Forums in his repertoire, including curating of Film Festivals and also as Jury for organizations across the globe.

The members of the Jury


Jovanny Evans – Vice President
Film critic

United States

Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Jovanny Evans has called Chicago home since 2015. He received a degree in Media Art and Animation from the Art Institute of Portland and had previously studied Design at ITESO in Guadalajara. He is extremely passionate about film, TV and animation, and he’s very interested in the future of media and entertainment.

Currently he works for Univision Chicago as a Producer. His passion for film drove him to introduce movie segments to several of Univision's programming and has since become the film critic for the station and a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.

His impressive style and unique ideas have landed him opportunities to promote major productions from studios like Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, and Universal Pictures. On his segment Jovanny interviews A-list celebrities every week such as Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, and Anthony Hopkins, as well as Latino stars like Eugenio Derbez and Mauricio Ochmann. Jovanny is also invited to cover major local and national film industry events such as Sundance, SXSW, Cinema Con, San Diego Comic-Con, CLFF, and CIFF.

Jovanny produces weekly content that reaches thousands of film fanatics through TV, digital, and social media. With his unique style, charm, and personality, Jovanny is connecting Hollywood with the Hispanic audience. His segment ‘Movies con Jovanny’ air on Despierta Chicago and can also be seen in 18 Spanish-speaking countries on the morning newscast La Voz de la Mañana.


Matthew Postlethwaite
Actor, producer, screenwriter, songwriter
United Kingdom

Matthew Postlethwaite, Is an award winning Actor originally from England. He has spent the majority of his adult life In America. Matthew began acting from an early age training briefly at LAMDA, Yale, and eventually studying in the Master Class at Beverly Hills Playhouse for five years. He has also won awards for Acting, Producing, Screen Writing and Song Writing. He was named by BAFTA as The Actor to watch in the next coming years.

Recognized by the United Nations for The Great Artist. Matthew was the first person in his category to win a Hollywood Music In Media Award (2021) for Song writing: "Brave" from the Great Artist.

Mouhssine Ennaimi
Emmy nominee director-producer
Turkey


Mouhssine Ennaimi is an Emmy nominee director-producer based in Istanbul, Turkey. He is Executive Producer and the co-founder of the multi award-winning documentary series Off The Grid. Previously he was an investigative journalist, a field producer and a war correspondent. Originally from Paris, France, he lived in the Middle East and in South Asia for almost 15 years. He has spent more than a decade in hostile environments and war zones.

Mouhssine Ennaimi is also the author of “Slumboy”, a portrait of a Slumdog Millionaire type of hero living in Mumbai, and “The Strength to Say No”, a character-driven book about forced child-marriages in India.

Off The Grid is a character-driven documentary series covering global stories through personal journeys.


Laura Alemán
Actress
Puerto Rico


Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised around the island, Laura Alemán began her artistic career at a very early age. Working with her family in theater plays, tv & music recording studios, she fell in love with acting, singing and dancing. She trained in numerous specialized schools and submerged fully in her craft.


Laura received a BFA in dramatic arts at Hunter College in New York, and a BA in Film

Production at the Sacred Heart University of Puerto Rico. She was also awarded a scholarship to further develop her craft at Fundación José Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain.


Laura has been the lead in films that transmitted in 225 cities around the world and has participated in more than 48 film productions. Her most recent projects include: The

System (Post Production), Casa Grande (Post Production), The Perfect Host (Post

Production), Extraterrestres (Amazon), Sol De Medianoche (HBO), Cleaners (Crackle) and Amor en 266 Millas (film premiered June, 2022 at Oscar Qualifying Festival Dances

With Films). She has won multiple awards for her work, including: Best Actress for her leading role in the short film "El Gran Elefante" at Cinefiesta International Film Festival, LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest and the Rincon International Film Festival.


Laura also formed part of the writer's room for the Series Santurce (pre-production) and is currently working on her first music album.


Elham Wagdi
Actress 
Egypt


Graduated from fine art college award winning actress, known for Tuk-tuk (2021) and Miss Universe Pageant (2009). Ex TV presenter at the most well-known Arab channel MBC, Owner and founder of Elham Wagdi Academy.


Rubén Garcerá
Film director
Spain


Born in the eighties, Rubén studied Fine Arts at the University of San Carlos (Valencia).

He has been professionally dedicated to stop motion animation as animator/modelmaker for 6 years.


2021 - Release of Re-Animal (stop motion short film). He made 99 % of this short film by himself. 13 minutes long.

2018 - CURRENT - Workshop manager (modelmaker) at Inspiranimation Studio (Valencia) working for Ubisoft, Hasbro, Heliocare, etc.

2016-2017 – Children’s series for Happy Surprises YouTube channel.

2014-2015 - Advertising pieces for various clients (video game studio, digital platforms).



Yohann Gloaguen
Film director
France


Yohann Gloaguen is a french director. After graduating from university in Canada, he revealed his talent as an author and director in his first multi-awarded short film "It's in the air". He then wrote and directed four other short films, including «Parade» in 2020, which has also been selected and released in many festivals around the world. He also contributed to the writing of the film «Bloody oranges» by Jean-Christophe Meurisse, in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021. He is currently preparing his first feature film.


Mohamed kheidr
Film director 
Egypt


At the young age of 14, Kheidr kick started his career as a story board artist and carved his way into graphic design. In 2007, Kheidr decided to shift gears and delved into studying film making at the New York film academy. He dedicated his career to shifting the industry's perspective on limited budget productions by creating top notch quality artwork and designs.

He established his own production house overlooking, executing and creating a vast number of projects which involved film directing, cinematography, script writing, executive production, photography and music composing.


Isaias Perez
Actor, producer, screenwriter
United States


Isaias Perez is an award winning filmmaker born in Texas and raised in Puerto Rico but now living in Chicago. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor degree in Theater Communication and Media. Isaias discovered his passion for film when he was six years old. He used to save every penny given to him from his parents to go to the movies. He wrote his first play when he was twenty two years old for his local church which led him to write professional theater, film and radio series. His works include Caos (Trébol Productions) Joan of Arc (The Sigman Brothers Theater Co.), Happiness and Tears (Gorilla Tango Theater Co.), Not For Sale (Urban Theater Co.). !Que Gente mi Gente! (Family Bridges), The Secrets of Santa Monica (Family Bridges) and the award winning short film The Audition (Mobula and Aladerri Enterprises).


Alexis Jeannot
Film director
France


Alexis Jeannot was born in France in 1987. After studying environmental chemistry, he has worked for 4 years in the French Guyana on air pollution. He then studied videography at École Agnès Varda in Brussels, while also working as a videographer. On the mean time he realized 3 shorts movies:


Our Ghost Rivers / short documentary / 15 minutes / 2019

Roule Bécane / short fiction film / 20 minutes / 2021

Story of a Narse / short documentary / 30 minutes / 2022


Eric Liberacki
Director, cinematographer
United States


Eric Liberacki found his start in Detroit, Michigan. During the day he would shoot movies on MiniDV tape, and at night he would make experimental 16mm films in the basement of the Detroit Film Center. After studying Cinematography, Eric began working freelance as Camera Operator and Assistant Camera while shooting projects. He shot the feature films Your Holy Eyes, Redemption Way, The Pale Man, A Chance in the World, and Rucker along with numerous short films. The projects he has lensed have played at Chicago International, Cleveland International, New Directors Showcase at the Directors Guild of America, and many others.


In 2015, Eric directed his first short film: “ANTI-BODY.” The film played numerous festivals, starting in Eric’s hometown before moving to Chicago, and across the rest of the country. Eric's feature film debut The Lurker had its world premiere at Cinepocalypse. Shot in Chicago, the film centers on a group of high school students stalked by a maniacal killer. It stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie's Halloween I & II, The Runaways) and Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story). The Lurker was release by Indican Pictures last month and is available on demand and dvd via Walmart, Family Video, Redbox, on other streaming platforms.


Patricia Vazquez
Writer
Mexico


Patricia Vázquez studied a degree in Hispanic Literature at the Universidad

Autónoma de Aguascalientes and Master English as a Second Language in

Interactive College of Technology in Morrow, GA. Her work has been published in state and national anthologies and has participated in festivals and poetry readings in Mexico, Spain and Cuba. She obtained the PECDA in Aguascalientes 2015-2016, has published two poetry books; Diario de una poeta recién casada, (LunaMía Ediciones, 2017) y La novela de las mujeres murciélago, (Espina Dorsal, 2022).

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Aladerri International Film Festival 2021 Nominees. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic and its changing landscape, the 2021 Aladerri International Film Festival will be a hybrid of digital and physical screenings September 17 - 19, 2021.


Narrative Short Film

A Father's Job 
All blood runs red 
Barrier
ECCE MATER 
Feeling Through
Grooming
Morella, My Wife
No Internet
Snorrie (Mustachio)
So that nothing changes
The Great Artist
Through the Wall
TukTuk
Virtuoso
White Eye


Documentary Short Film

Before I Die
Connecting the Dots
La Cobija de Maricela 
Missing Babies 
Tremors: Making Perfection


Animated Short Film

Ivet and Michuco
Mila
NONNO MATTEO
Re-Animal
The Boy and The Mountain


Comedy Short Film

Bandwidth
Honor Among Thieves
HypocriCity
Monkey's Blood
UNCLE MAURICE

LGBTQ+ Short Film

Cosmopolitan
Eve
From A to Q
Jesse James
Parade

Illinois Short Film

Confesion
Debut
Dime Jar
The Audition
The Target


Student Short Film

HORIZONS
Mother's Day 
Roule Bécane
The Valravn
Untouchable

Best Music Video 

Flux
Keralam-The Signature of God
Krunk 
RAISED IN BLOOD - Free Range Youth
Straight Into The Ocean

Best Screenplay  

Isaías Pérez - "The Audition"
Frank Christian Wagner - "A Father's Job"
Doug Roland - "Feeling Through"
Sherif Abdel Hadyb &  Mohamed Kheidr - "TukTuk"
Tomer Shushan - "White Eye"

Best Actor

Matthew Postlethwaite - "The Great Artist"
Vincent Pagé - "Uncle Maurice" 
Robert Tarango - "Feeling Through"
Charles-Émile Leblanc - "Through the Wall "
Daniel Gad - "White Eye"

Best Actress

Dorothee Frauenlob - "A Father's Job"
Eva Casadio Tarabusi - "Ecce Matter" 
Chiara Della Rossa - "Morella, My Wife"
Évelyne Rompré - "Through the Wall"
Elham Wagdi - "TukTuk"

Best Director

Doug Roland - "Feeling Through"
Alessandro C. Masella - "Morella, My Wife"
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri - "The Great Artist"
Mohamed Kheidr - "TukTuk"
Tomer Shushan - "White Eye"

Tickets and schedule will be announced on August 27, 2021

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Aladerri International Film Festival Short List has been narrowed to 86 films from 69 Countries, of which 45 will earn nominations.


The films are listed below in alphabetical order by title:


"2 Down" Sam Farage

"A Father's Job" Frank Christian Wagner

"A jag in the duplex system" Valerie Knill

"A Piglet's Tale" Fabrizio Gammardella

"A PILGRIMAGE INTO TIBET" Mark Gould

"All blood runs red " Paul Mignot

"Ascension" Andrei Kolokoltsev

"Bandwidth" Pat Battistini, Robert Francke

"Barrier" Niels Bourgonje

"Before I Die" Nakul Dev

"Bitterness" Renée Spatial

"CHECK, PLEASE ! FIRST SHIFT" Elea Clair

"Confesion" Mafer Roussell

"Connecting the Dots" Doug Roland

"Cosmopolitan" Moran Nakar

"Deaf Reach: Hope for Pakistan" John E. Quatroche II

"Debut" Connor Hopkins

"Dime Jar" Randy Bernales

"ECCE MATER " Valentina Tomada

"Eve" Joe Solomon

"Feeling Through" Doug Roland

"Final Deathtination" Marika Tamura

"Flux" DFTCNT

"Fragile" Hakim Mao

"From A to Q" Emmalie El fadli

"Gigantes" Christian Ivan Perez Gomez

"Goodnight Spa." Emilio Gallego, Jesus Gallego

"Greta’s lyrics" Fabio Teriaca

"Grooming" Francisco Yélamos Martín

"Hesitating (Vai não Vai)" Rafael Pessin

"Honey Drop" Brandon Lopez

"Honor Among Thieves" Justin Eugene Evans

"HORIZONS" Sean Treacy

"HypocriCity" Sean Muir

"I AM " Jerry Hoffmann

"It's all in the sauce" Marcus A Olsson

"Ivet and Michuco" Juan Ignacio Meneu Oset

"Jericho" Tiffany Joy Taylor

"Jesse James" Josef Steiff

"Keralam - The Signature of God" Thomas Sebastian

"Kings & Queens" Elmer J. Howard

"Krunk" Francesco Siro Brigiano

"La Cobija de Maricela " Juan Diego Ramirez

"LOLI " Fernanda Tapia

"Losing Grace" Athena Mandis

"Mephis 21 - The Shadows" Alix Makhloufi

"Mila" Cinzia Angelini

"Missing Babies" Mouhssine Ennaimi

"Monkey's Blood" Sam Hartshorn

"Morella, My Wife" Alessandro C. Masella

"Mother's Day " Patryk Kaflowski

"Night Encounter" Lei Jia

"No Internet" Kyle Lawrence

"NONNO MATTEO" Fabio Teriaca, Juan Pablo Etcheverry

"Parade" Yohann Gloaguen

"Pillow" Isabel Mazzolini

"RAISED IN BLOOD" Kylie Daniel

"Re-Animal" Rubén Garcerá

"Retribution" Mel Orpen

"Roule Bécane" Jeannot Alexis

"Shojon - Theorem" Craig Heathcote

"Slow Burn" Caleb Kurowski

"Snorrie (Mustachio)" Victoria Warmerdam

"So that nothing changes" Francescu Artily

"Straight Into The Ocean" Carolyn Laws

"Swipe" Niels Bourgonje

"Swiped Out" Karan Choudhary

"The Audition" Eric Liberacki

"The Boy and The Mountain" Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

"THE CAVE" Kylie Daniel

"The Gate" Kino Jin

"The Great Artist" Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

"The Sacrificed Ones" Jordan Pavlik

"The Target" Jakub Wasowski

"The Valravn" Spencer Hetherington

"Through the Wall" Larissa Corriveau

"Tremors: Making Perfection" Matthew Snead

"Trillo & Suede " Jonathan Geffner

"TukTuk" Mohamed Kheidr

"Unbroken: Saving Belize's Jaguar Corridor" Brandon Thompson

"UNCLE MAURICE" Xavier Diskeuve

"Untouchable" Pi Chengdong

"Veyil Vizhave " Shanoob Karuvath

"Virtuoso" Nico Amedeo

"White Eye" Tomer Shushan

"Zone of Silence - Haunted World" Cindy Lynn Carter


Nominations for for the 2021 edition will be announced on Friday, August 13, 2021.

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Aladerri International Film Festival Announces Move to Virtual Format in 2020

The Aladerri International Film Festival has shifted to a virtual model for this year’s event, which will take place from August 28-30, 2020. This year’s festival will be the most accessible version to audiences yet, and both filmmakers and film lovers will be given unique opportunities to connect and enjoy digital screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s, musical performances and other original content online.


The festival altered its format to ensure it could produce a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees in light of evolving health & safety protocols related to the coronavirus.


The virtual festival will feature more than 50 Short films and Music Videos from around the World, Q&A’s and other exclusive content.


Full lineup will be announced on our Official Website www.aladerrifilmfest.com, and social media August 1st.


The winners of the Best Short Film in each Category and The Aladerri Award for a week-long theatrical engagement in Los Angeles will be announced August 31st.



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