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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 
Feeling Through
Morella, My Wife
No Internet
Snorrie (Mustachio)
So that nothing changes
The Great Artist
Through the Wall
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
The Boy and The Mountain

Comedy Short Film

Honor Among Thieves
Monkey's Blood

LGBTQ+ Short Film

From A to Q
Jesse James

Illinois Short Film

Dime Jar
The Audition
The Target

Student Short Film

Mother's Day 
Roule Bécane
The Valravn

Best Music Video 

Keralam-The Signature of God
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


"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


"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


"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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The Aladerri International Film Festival announced key dates for the 2021 edition.



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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, 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.

Alejandro Gonzalez

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