Director: Sion Sono
Red Post on Escher Street" is the best argument for Sono's vital body of work since 2015's "The Whispering Star," and a perfect opportunity for newcomers to get their toes wet." - David Ehrlich Yahoo.com
"Sion Sono's ode to movie extras is his best film..., a wonderful reminder of what makes his work special. ...an exhilarating postmodern comedy. " - Indiewire.com
Tadashi Kobayashi, a genius film director, holds an audition for his new film project. Several unique actors and actresses apply for the roles but most of them do not pass. They decide to participate as extras on his project.
Can the film come to a completion without accident?
Written & Directed by Sion Sono. Starring Morgan Maara, Tomoko Fujita, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Matsuri Kohira
BEST PICTURE 2021
BEST DIRECTOR - Sion Sono
Director: Elias Plagianos
"HUDSON FALLS" - The secrets of a small upstate town that revolve around an eccentric scientist (William Sadler) begin to unravel when a private eye from the city (Richard Kind) takes on a seemingly mundane job in an effort to rekindle a relationship with his ex wife (Jessica Hecht).
Filmed during the COVID pandemic , the first week production was allowed to start in New York, with no crew other than a cinematographer, a sound recordist and a set dresser.
Starring an all star cast including Richard Kind, Tara Westwood, Jessica Hecht, Robert Burke, William Sadler, and Chiké Okonkwo.
Written and Directed By Elias Plagianos.
Starring: Richard Kind, Jessica Hecht, Robert Burke, William Sadler, and Chiké Okonkwo
2022 BEST EPISODIC CONTENT
Director: Samantha Long
Played by singer, REI AMI & real-life boyfriend Christian Blu (the song’s own producer), ‘REI AMI’ sees the dominating escape and newfound freedom of REI.
Dave Farese & Stephen Vanderpool
Dave and Steve are two action movie buffs who love movie star, Chad Worthington. When they decide to make their own film, they know it won't ever be up to par without Chad playing the lead. How do two idiots get a major action movie star in their bad film? They kidnap him of course. But when they accidentally kill Chad, they have to find a way to finish what they started.
"Let's Make A Movie" is a film for fans of "Pineapple Express" and "Eastbound and Down."
BEST COMEDY FILM 2021
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Patrick Tiberius Gehlen
Requiem for a Crab is a dark comedy about family, love, loss...and a crab.
Charlie struggles to cope with the death of his adopted father, Pops. But Pops doesn't make it easy, coming back to haunt Charlie as a vengeful crab until he agrees to destroy the man who stole his beloved career as a mascot.
BEST COMEDY SHORT 2021
Director: Matt Mullins
3 Subjects, 2 Bullets, 1 Survivor
BEST THRILLER 2021
Director: Aramis Tatu
In a post-apocalyptic world crawling with frightening immortal hybrids, a 7 year old boy, Ari, has to make wrenching life-or-death choices to survive -- for although the hybrids have no eyes or ears, they sense their prey’s fear.
2022 BEST TRAILER
Director: Terry Taneie & Kei Kosugi
In a deadly place between earth and hell where hunters rule, those who have died before their time and want a second chance at life on earth must survive the hunters within a certain amount of time in this science-fiction, action film that won Best Action Film at HRIFF 2021.
BEST ACTION FILM 2021
PG - 13