2021 PRINCE OF PRESTIGE ACADEMY AWARD

The 2020 PAECA winners have been announced! This is the place to see who won the 9th Prince of Prestige Academy Awards including who took home Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor, and Best Performance by an Actress honors.

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Deep Sheth

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Deep Sheth is the leading actor in the film Raghu (2021). Deep Sheth is originally from a small metropolitan town, Dabhoi, near Vadodara, Gujarat. He is an actor and producer, known for Nathania (2021), A Crying Doll  (2021), Raghu (2021), and Saakshyam (2018).

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NOMINEE

Henry Lodin

Blunda

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NOMINEE

Paul Greene

A Dialogue with Pandora

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NOMINEE

Francois Turrisi

Noir Brother

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NOMINEE

Oliver Cantú Lozano

Perenne

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Natalie Burn

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Natalie Burn, born in Kiev, Ukraine, was guided into ballet training from the age of 4 by her mother, a former ballerina herself. She is known for The Comeback Trail (2020), Acceleration (2019), and Obsessio (2019).

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NOMINEE

Ines Cherif

Blunda

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Jamie Hughes

Abysse

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Goldy Notay

Chapter Two

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Lilly Leann Wright

Fisher

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BEST U.S. MADE SHORT FILM

The Ribbon

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

 

A young girl suddenly finds herself in a beautiful imaginary world. As she explores this enchanting place, the long ribbon of her dress gets caught, holding her back. 

 

Director: Polla Kozino

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Abysse

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NOMINEE

Fear of Flying

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NOMINEE

Raghu

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After

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BEST THRILLER OR HORROR

Blunda

WINNER

Paeca®: 6 Nominations, 1 Win

 

Blunda (in English "close your eyes") is a short horror film about sleep terror; A professor in clinical neuroscience has finally detected the cause of the sleeping disorder, and the result turns out to be quite unpleasant... 

 

Directors: Fredrik Hellqvist

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Be Quiet

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Fisher

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Raghu

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Chapter Two

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Just Like Water

WINNER

Paeca®: 2 Nominations, 1 Wins

 

The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator. The "Just Like Water" speaks about time and the circle of life.

 

Cinematography by: Unlisted

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Blunda

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NOMINEE

Dancing with
Rainbow

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NOMINEE

Noir Brothers

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NOMINEE

The Neighbor's Dog  (KELEV)

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Litany for the Goddess

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 1 Win

 

The Sunda Baduy tribe or Kenekes people, living in westernmost of Java, Banten province, Indonesia. have full respect for their Goddess of rice (paddy).

 

Director: Ensadi Joko Santoso

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Raghu

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NOMINEE

The Neighbor's Dog  (KELEV)

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Blunda

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NOMINEE

Just Like Water

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NOMINEE

Noir Brothers

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BEST DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

Rainbowland

WINNER

Paeca®: 2 Nominations, 1 Wins

 

Rainbowland (2021) is a documentary film by William Ulrich that gives him the opportunity to tell the story of his life-changing rainbows.

 

Director: William Ulric

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Litany for the
Goddess

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NOMINEE

Dancing with
Rainbow

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NOMINEE

The Road to Transformation

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NOMINEE

The Sako Tapes

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BEST SOUND (MIXING, SCORE, ORIGINAL MUSIC)

Worried about the matches?

WINNER

Paeca®: 2 Nominations, 1 Win

 

While traveling home by train, Andriy and his companions decide to play a little joke to get them transferred from the seat to the compartment. Andrew does not know that this joke will cost him the further fate of his life and the meaning of his existence will be to prove that the joke was just a joke.

Sound Department: Unlisted

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Dancing with
Rainbow

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NOMINEE

Be Quiet

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NOMINEE

The Neighbor's Dog (KELEV)

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Silent Movie

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BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Noir Brothers

WINNER

Paeca®:  3 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

In a frenetic, chaotic, and disordered Catania, Renny and François, the second impeccable and the first decidedly off-putting, are the right men to solve the strangest and most desperate cases imaginable.

 

Director: Daniele Gangemi

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NOMINEE

  Wish You Were Here

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Worried about
the matches?

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Quatro Estações

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BEST MOTION PICTURE

The Sako Tapes

WINNER

Paeca®: 2 Nominations, 1 Win
 

A film about Sako, an eccentric Indonesian man with Chinese roots.
Sako is struggling with his past. He is traumatized because of the murder of his innocent father, who was one of the approximately half to a million alleged communists that were killed in the transition period to the Suharto regime in Indonesia in 1965. 

Director/Producer: Machiel van den Heuvel | Producer: Sako Sugata

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Fisher

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Obsessio

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Rainbowland

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NOMINEE

Wish You Were Here

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BEST SHORT FILM

Noir Brothers

WINNER

Paeca®:  3 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

In a frenetic, chaotic, and disordered Catania, Renny and François, the second impeccable and the first decidedly off-putting, are the right men to solve the strangest and most desperate cases imaginable.

 

Director: Daniele Gangemi

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Chapter Two

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Abysse

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Blunda

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NOMINEE

Litany for the
Goddess

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HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

... Lucid dreams

WINNER

“Outstanding Experimental Project”

 

Lucid dreaming is an altered state of consciousness in which a person is aware that he is dreaming, and can control its content to some extent. This is a kind of borderline state between REM sleep and wakefulness.

 

Director: Kostiantyn Mishchenko

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HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

Jonathan Galland

WINNER

“Outstanding Original Score”

 

young girl suddenly finds herself in a beautiful imaginary world. As she explores this enchanting place, the long ribbon of her dress gets caught, holding her back. As she pulls on the ribbon to break free, a completely unexpected journey begins.

 

Sound Department: Jonathan Galland

2021 OFFICIAL SELECTION

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Dir. Hassan Mokhtari

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A conversation with E

Dir. Eesabella Anna Karena Strickland, Taylor Mitchell,  and Skylar A

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Chapter Two

Dir. Claudia Bento, Glenn Smith

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Dir. Ernie Berger

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Abysse

Dir. Leo Sfeir

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BLUNDA

Dir. Fredrik Hellqvist

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A Dialogue with Pandora

Dir. Paul Greene

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zero (صفر)

Dir. Eiman khedr