Twenty-two Official Selection short films were in competition during the fest, which presented work from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Japan and Spain.
The festival’s Horizon Award for most promising filmmaker was given to Brooklyn, New York filmmaker Yuri Alves, whose brutal “Chronicles of a Hitman,” was a jury and audience favorite. “Chronicles,” shot as a modern film noir, follows the collision between a professional hitman, a group of assassins trying to find him, and an innocent woman. Alves, a recent graduate of New Jersey City University, was given the award by the jury whose official citation read: “This young filmmaker has everything it takes to succeed in the film industry. His extraordinary visual sense and emotional maturity elevated his work above very strong competition.
Best Action Film
Director: Reynier Molenaar
Best Sound Editing/Foley
Editor: Reynier Molenaar