Nominated films 2023


Jesús Plaza / actress: Lisa Milet


Birdie tells the story of Kate, an international dubbing actress who, after a voice-over job, fulfills the desire that has been on her mind for long. A tender story of connection between two people through voice and the importance of sharing important moments in life with our loved ones.

The First Night

Silvia Gregorova / actress: Tereza Mareckova

Czech Republic

A tragicomedy based on the eponymous short story by Luigi Pirandello, which was first published in 1900. While the original story takes place in Sicily, the plot of this film adaptation is set in a contemporary Czech village. Due to various family interests, the young violinist Anička and the widowed, aging gravedigger František are forced into an unwanted marriage by their relatives.

Your way my way

Sharon Kleinberg / actress: Samantha Castillo


Rosalba holds the mother of her husband's kidnapper captive in her house, Doña Margarita, with the intention of getting her husband back through a “fair” exchange. She realizes too late that her eleven-year-old daughter observes and literally assumes the “taking the law into your own hands” message.

The Shadow Pandemic

Marius Staubach / actress: Naomi O. Taylor


During the lockdown of Covid-19 a young mother becomes a victim of sexual abuse. As best as she can, she tries to keep her dark secret from her son.


Rahul Manohar MeshRam / actress: Harshada Sandhya


‘Parvati’, who is a handicapped, a homemaker, who believes in KARMA. has just lost her husband, feels devastated. Watches her son performing the last ritual after his father’s death. She comes back home and observes her house, as her husband is no more, so she is ready to take all the responsibilities. She performs her daily duties towards her home, her son and a cow named ‘Kalindi’.

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