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Manila Philippines

27-28 March 2021

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July 2020 WINNERS

Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA)

Best Film of the Month

TITLE: Cha (United Kingdom)


DIRECTOR: Gagandeep Kalirai


PRODUCER: James Bowsher


Synopsis:

Bibi is plagued by memories of the past, and her granddaughter Simran is starting to notice. In resolving to teach Simran how to make Cha, they are pulled into the past, to Bibi’s memories of one fateful day in Delhi, 1984.

Director Biography – Gagandeep Kalirai:

Gagandeep Kalirai is a director and animator that identifies as a member of the diaspora. After graduating in Animation from the University for the Creative Arts, Gagandeep went on to win the Limelight film award in best student documentary for her animated short, Another Girl. Passionate about combining animation and documentary, Gagandeep aims to bring light to issues within ethnic communities that the wider audience is rarely privy to. Whilst studying for her Master’s degree at the National Film and Television school, Gagandeep secured the Bafta scholarship and has directed and animated Meltdown (2018), My home (2018) and Cha (2020).

“The Best film of the Month automatically qualifies as an Official Selection for the Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in Manila. Further film selections will qualify upon the decision of the festival selection committee from the monthly winners.”

AWARDS:


Best Animated Short Film


Best Director


 


All Winners of the Categories:

July 2020

Cha<p>(United Kingdom)

Cha

(United Kingdom)

2 AWARDS

Gagandeep Kalirai and James Bowsher

The Cloud Is Still There<p>(Malaysia)

The Cloud Is Still There

(Malaysia)

3 AWARDS

Mickey Lai Loke Yee and Lee Kah Giap

Touch<p>(Malaysia)

Touch

(Malaysia)

2 AWARDS

Chong Boon Yee

Foods For Coping<p>(New Zealand)

Foods For Coping

(New Zealand)

2 AWARDS

Zoey Zhao

The Giant Deep Reds<p>(Malta)

The Giant Deep Reds

(Malta)

2 AWARDS

Maurice Micallef and Chris Micallef

Jaadoo<p>(India)

Jaadoo

(India)

2 AWARDS

Shoorveer Tyagi and Krishnna S Banjan

Alone Across The Arctic<p>(Canada)

Alone Across The Arctic

(Canada)

Best Feature Film

Francis Luta

A Way Back Home<p>(USA/China)

A Way Back Home

(USA/China)

Best Cinematography of a Student Short Film

Susan Mei

We<p>(Iran)

We

(Iran)

Best Cinematography of an Animated Short Film

Fateme Fadaee Daresani 

Noor – Queen of Ranthambore<p>(India)

Noor – Queen of Ranthambore

(India)

Best Cinematography of a Documentary Short Film

Porus Khareghat

Reasons For Reasoning<p>(China)

Reasons For Reasoning

(China)

Best Experimental Short Film

Zhaneu Chian

Time Of The Lost Eyes<p>(Turkey)

Time Of The Lost Eyes

(Turkey)

Best Middle Eastern Short Film

Fatih Güneş and Ferhat Kaleli

Tangled<p>(Myanmar)

Tangled

(Myanmar)

Best LGBTQ Short Film

M. Noe

Kanarta<p>(United Kingdom)

Kanarta

(United Kingdom)

Best Student/First-Time Director

Akimi Ota

Golden Eagles AWARDS

Films selected to the Live Screening - MANILA 2021

Bully<p>(India)

Bully

(India)

2 AWARDS

Adhip Iyer, V. V. Ramani and Sunanda Wong

Patroon<p>(Netherlands)

Patroon

(Netherlands)

2 AWARDS

Rui Jiang Ong

À La Carte<p>(Vietnam)

À La Carte

(Vietnam)

4 AWARDS

Jay Do, Tuan Do and Tu Nguyen

The Dream<p>(Turkey)

The Dream

(Turkey)

3 AWARDS

Mehmet Nuri Kaya, Göktan Göktaş and Ceren Taştoka

Lemmings<p>(Japan)

Lemmings

(Japan)

3 AWARDS

Yosuke Sumi

Felt Love<p>(USA)

Felt Love

(USA)

Best Animated Short Film

Angeline Vu and Arlene Bongco

Cha<p>(United Kingdom)

Cha

(United Kingdom)

2 AWARDS

Gagandeep Kalirai and James Bowsher

The Cloud Is Still There<p>(Malaysia)

The Cloud Is Still There

(Malaysia)

3 AWARDS

Mickey Lai Loke Yee and Lee Kah Giap

Touch<p>(Malaysia)

Touch

(Malaysia)

2 AWARDS

Chong Boon Yee

Alexandre the Fool<p>(Canada)

Alexandre the Fool

(Canada)

3 AWARDS

Pedro Pires

Gon, The Little Fox<p>(Japan)

Gon, The Little Fox

(Japan)

2 AWARDS

Takeshi Yashiro & Yoshihiro Nose

Benaya’s diary<p>(Israel)

Benaya’s diary

(Israel)

Best Music Video

Daniel Finkelman

Magnum Opus<p>(Tunisia)

Magnum Opus

(Tunisia)

3 AWARDS

Myriam Khammassi

Yangji<p>(Korea)

Yangji

(Korea)

2 AWARDS

Chaerin Kim and Moonkyeong Kim

Housemaid<p>(Thailand)

Housemaid

(Thailand)

3 AWARDS

Prach Rojanasinwlai and Siravich Uekrongtham

Star Child<p>(France)

Star Child

(France)

3 AWARDS

Alex Guéry

Infinite Tao<p>(USA/China)

Infinite Tao

(USA/China)

3 AWARDS

Kai Deng, Yuanjia Lin and Luman Zhou

Wind<p>(China)

Wind

(China)

3 AWARDS

Dadren Wanggyal

A.D. 2019<p>(Poland)

A.D. 2019

(Poland)

4 AWARDS

Jan Grobliński

The Haunted Swordsman<p>(USA)

The Haunted Swordsman

(USA)

5 AWARDS

Kevin McTurk and Lisa Henson

Luna<p>(Lebanon)

Luna

(Lebanon)

3 AWARDS

Samer Al Sayegh

Revulsion<p>(Iran)

Revulsion

(Iran)

5 AWARDS

Reza Nejati and Iranian Youth Cinema Society

“The Best film of the Month automatically qualifies as an Official Selection for the Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in Manila. Further film selections will qualify upon the decision of the festival selection committee from the monthly winners.”

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