CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF ACFF 2018!

Best Picture: Million Loves in Me

Best Short Film: The Desolate One

Best Action Film: Krasny

Best Action Film (Short): Solace

Best Comedy: Skim for England

Best Comedy (Short): But Wait There's More

Best Drama: Torments of Love

Best Drama (Short): MARIA

Best Thriller (Short): The Man Hidden in the Room

Best Animated Film: To Be a Tree

Best Animated Short Film: Stellar

Best Documentary (Feature): Finding Hygge

Best Documentary (Short): CYCOLOGIC

Best Foreign Documentary: In Exile: A Family Film

Best Student Documentary: Albatross

Best Experimental: Angels They Say

Best Music Score: Lacrimosa

Best Music Video: Fear of Heights

Best Photograph: China

Best Screenplay: Callie Earlane

Best Trailer: Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story

Best Danish Film: Sheperd of Souls

Best Commercial: What's Out There?

Best Director: Renard Rouge

Best Documentary Director: Alone

Best Student Director: La Manzana

Best Student Film: Buoyancy

Best Producer: Uncle Silas

Best Editor: It is safe now

Best Cinematographer: Franconia

Best Screenwriter: Uncle Silas

Humanitarian Award: I, Witness

SCREENING SELECTION 2018

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

For Nicholas, a respected family man, Christmas Eve suddenly becomes a reckoning. Who will be the hit man responsible for such an inauspicious task? Besides not having any kind of kinship, the killer seems to have fatherly behaviours towards the victim.

ANGELS, THEY SAY
ANGELS, THEY SAY

A three-minute lyrical meditation on mortality, featuring excerpts from Rainer Maria Rilke’s First Duino Elegy. Interweaving voices become a wistful accompaniment to a stop- motion animation composed of hand drawn (and cut) imagery.

BUOYANCY
BUOYANCY

During a swim test for the danish elite team, 15 year old Sara realizes that she is about to loose everything she has fought for since early childhood. Her future depends on her immediate action. But can she make up for her failure in one last important act?

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE

A socially awkward Jehovah's Witness is forced to confront his shortcomings as a salesman when he knocks on the door of a washed-up infomercial spokesman.

CYCOLOGIC
CYCOLOGIC

Traveling the streets of Kampala one does not only face a chaotic and dangerous traffic environment but also struggles to go through endless queues, pollution, motorcyclists and cars attacking you from every angle which is a energy-consuming dilemma. Politicians seems to have given up but there are a few people who strives to show that there are alternative ways of movements. The urban planner Amanda Ngabirano's biggest dream is to have a cycling lane in her city.

FRANCONIA
FRANCONIA

A cinematic loveletter dedicated to Franconia and to life.

IT IS SAFE NOW
IT IS SAFE NOW

Visual doc of an Afghan aslyum seeker reached in Europe and isolated in an abandoned camp in a countryside.

LA MANZANA
LA MANZANA

Danilo, a ten years old introvert boy is on the verge of moving out of Cuba with his young mother. When he gets a green apple, a somewhat rare fruit type in the country, the boy grabs what might be his last chance to impress his classmates.

LA VITA ROSA
LA VITA ROSA

Marc's hopeless journey towards true love takes an unexpected turn when he meets his best friends new girlfriend Dianna.

MARIA
MARIA

Maria spends her daytime sewing and cleaning while at night she works as a prostitute in the streets of downtown Porto. José, her lover and most faithful client, is still around but he can no longer give this 60 year old woman what she has always desired the most. In a raw and intimate portrayal, MARIA reveals how love and growing old can hit like.

RENARD ROUGE
RENARD ROUGE

In the summer of 98', a young girl named Julie follows her brothers into the woods on the Swedish countryside. After losing them, she stumbles upon a stranger with a gun. Luckily the stranger is the vivid Elsa, roughly her age with a BB-gun. They spend the next 24 hours together and define the years of their youth, getting to know each other "well enough" to make decisions that will last forever.

SAINT HUBERT
SAINT HUBERT

During a large-scale search in East Belgium’s oldest nature park, the authorities clash with a local forester. The confrontation goes from bad to worse as the forester protects this area with heart and soul and takes measures against the intruders.

SHEPERD OF SOULS
SHEPERD OF SOULS

When a fetus is left on the street, the catholic man Tống Phước Phúc recieves a phone call. He drives into the night pick up a little box with the fetus. Tống Phước Phúc has created a cemetery for fetuses in Nha Trang in Vietnam, where thousands of fetuses have been buried – it is his mission to give them peace. Shepherd of Souls portrays a single man’s different ethical actions and view on life, focusing on his perception of souls.

SHORT DISTANCE
SHORT DISTANCE

A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility. The complicated relations between the brothers will have an huge influence on their collaboration towards the common aim.

SMAL STEPS
SMAL STEPS

After a young woman suffers a miscarriage, she tries to continue her day as if nothing had happened.

SOLACE
SOLACE

A father, mother, and child lead their life in a distant, as if suspended in time, landscape. The prairie breathes its natural rhythm just like the family does. The child, she wanders around the land's confined infinity. What seems like an innocent exploration becomes a confrontational awakening.

STELLAR
STELLAR

In a numb city, citizens – as square as their surroundings – are on another dull and trivial day, infiltrated by a colorful organism that takes us on an amazing, mind opening journey towards a luminous pulsating core.

THE DESOLATE ONE
THE DESOLATE ONE

A mythic and elusive figure is hunted by an enemy deep into the wilderness

THE GENEVA CONVENTION
THE GENEVA CONVENTION

As Hakim is waiting for the bus after class, he is caught in a vendetta between teenagers. He is not exactly keen to get into a fight, but how can he possibly avoid an awaited confrontation?

THE WAY HOME
THE WAY HOME

Michele is a sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebel. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him. He runs away, and roams lonely and abandoned, as a stray dog, through ruins and wild paths, pushing himself further and further away from the sea.

THINK OF SOMETHING BLUE
THINK OF SOMETHING BLUE

Think of something blue is based on a Dutch Poem by Martijn den Ouden. It portrays a man, dealing with loneliness and mourning, comforted by memories of his loved one.

TO BE A TREE
TO BE A TREE

Animated short film

WILD BEASTS
WILD BEASTS

In the middle of the winter in Northern-Norway and surrounded by a wild group of kids, a young boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend.

VALI
VALI

After a wild night VALI decides the time is right to settle a score with her lover.

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NOMINATIONS ACFF '18

Best Picture

Million Loves in Me

Torments of Love

Pa'am hai'ta yalda

Life without Life

Pool Sweeper

Inner Court

Black Heart

Best Short Film

Vali

Short distance

The Way Home

Wild Beasts

The Desolate One

Saint Hubert

La Manzana

The Geneva Convention

think of something blue

La Vita Rosa

Renard Rouge

Best Action Film (Short)

Retribution

Solace

Best Comedy

Skim for England

Rusty Boys

Best Comedy (Short)

But Wait There's More

Shoot Me Nicely

Best Drama

Torments of Love

Million Loves in Me

Consolation

Best Drama (Short)

MARIA

Nerd Cave

Harevan

Uncle Silas

Small Steps

We Don't Bury Animals

Best Thriller (Short)

The Man Hidden In The Room

Monstrosity

Best Animated Film

To Be a Tree

Ecce Homo

Release From Heaven

Best Animated Short FilmGhostcode

Spaghetti Junction

Stellar

Best Documentary (Feature)

Finding Hygge

When I Stutter

Maynard

PEDALÓ

Best Documentary (Short)

CYCOLOGIC

It is safe now

Inner Me

Best Foreign Documentary

0,03 seconds

In Exile: A Family Film

Paris - Cannes - Orleans

Choosing at Twenty

Alone

Humanitarian Award

Manila High

Dangerous Crossings

I, Witness

Hansel & Gretel - Don't let the fear eat you

Best Student Documentary

Girlhood

I, Witness

Albatross

Best Experimental

The River

Angels, They Say

Franconia

The World of Which We Dream Doesn't Exist

Best Music Score

Place. Poetry. Periphery.

Dangerous Crossings

The Sleeping Beauty

Lacrimosa

Antonin

Best Music Video

Sola

Fear of Heights

Flowers will Rot

Revolution

Jylda - The Body

Best Photograph

China

Child of Anatolia

Best Screenplay

Callie Earlene

The Brothers Sinclair

Best Trailer

Beyond the Yellow Line

Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story

Best Danish Film

I, Witness

Nerd Cave

The Spy by the Sea

Buoyancy

Shepherd of Souls

Best Commercial

Trailer for Uppsala International Short Film Festival

What's Out There?

Terry White

Palladium - Join the Journey

Best Director

The Garden (1910)

MARIA

A Christmas Carol

Renard Rouge

Best Documentary Director

Maynard

Alone

Fruition - The Life and Dreams of Nicholas Mueller

Best Student Director

Blessed Days

Passiveness

La Manzana

The Swing

Best Producer

Million Loves in Me

Uncle Silas

Best Editor

Franconia

Torments of Love

Alone

It is safe now

Best Cinematographer

Rendez-Vous

Franconia

Hansel & Gretel - Don't let the fear eat you

Best Screenwriter

A Christmas Carol

Uncle Silas