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The 2022 PAECA winners have been announced! This is the place to see who won the 11th Prince of Prestige Academy Awards including who took home Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor, and Best Performance by an Actress honors.

2022 PRINCE OF PRESTIGE ACADEMY AWARD

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Karel Roden

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Karel Roden is the leading actor in the feature-length film Nightline (2022). Karel Roden was born on May 18, 1962, in Ceské Budejovice, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]. He is known for RocknRolla (2008), Orphan (2009), Hellboy (2004), and The Bourne Supremacy (2004).

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NOMINEE

Themo Melikidze

Hamlet/Horatio

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Radhakrishnan                 Parthiban

Shadow of the Night,

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Qian Zhao

Lucky

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Andrew Burdette

Hamlet/Horatio

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Varalakshmi Sarathkumar

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is the leading actress in the feature-length film Shadow of the Night, original title: Iravin Nizhal, (2022). She is also known for her roles in Vikram Vedha (2017), Sarkar (2018), and Tharai Thappattai (2016).  Varalaxmi Sarathkumar was born on March 5, 1985, in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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Despina Apostolidou

Phoenix 2021/A Survival Guide

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Barbora Bockova

Nightline

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Ana Maria Estrada

A Stranger at the Funeral

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Xijuan Zhu

Empty Nest

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BEST U.S. MADE SHORT FILM

The End

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

After watching her gallant knight die at the end of the film, it’s up to the determined Princess Hilderose to take matters into her own hands to stop her love and earn her happily ever after.

 

Director: Alexandria Siah

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Prey

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NOMINEE

Distance

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CINEMATIC DIRECTION

Shadow of the Night

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 3 Wins

 

Nandhu, a wealthy, film financier is absconding from the media and the police, wanted in connection with a suicide he may be responsible for. With his wife and child gone, fallen prey to the rumours, he finds no will to stick around.

 

Director: Radhakrishnan Parthiban

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The Deepest Love

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Lucky

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NOMINEE

Nightline

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Hamlet/Horatio

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NOMINEE

Guan C·X8129

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NOMINEE

Phoenix 2021:
A Survival Guide

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NOMINEE

Lucky

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NOMINEE

The wicked

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INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

A stranger at a Funeral

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 1 Win

 

The death of Roberto took by surprise, to this emerging family. In the wake, an unknown man that no one knew, arrived and was very moved by Roberto's death. Who is this stranger who came to the funeral? What mystery does involves this man? 

 

Director: Ana Maria Estrada Cardenas

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Shadow Between Us

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

 

To address ongoing civil unrest following the death of George Floyd, a Black dancer and a White choreographer embark on a journey to heal the divide.

 

Dir. Lance Murphey

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Shelter

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NOMINEE

'L Prascondù

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NOMINEE

The Biological Aging Challenge

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Nightline

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

A bittersweet tale around a live interview radio broadcast that changes the lives of several innocent people. After lying low in the USA for almost 20 years, Radek makes a surprise visit to his home city of Prague. 

 

Director: Robert Sedlacek

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Empty Nest

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NOMINEE

Shadow of the Night

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NOMINEE

The Deepest Love

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BEST SHORT FILM

The End

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nomination, 2 Win

 

After watching her gallant knight die at the end of the film, it’s up to the determined Princess Hilderose to take matters into her own hands to stop her love and earn her happily ever after.

 

Director: Alexandria Siah

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A Stranger at the
Funeral

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NOMINEE

Guan C·X8129

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lucky

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The Sound Eye

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COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Shadow of the Night

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 5 Wins

 

Nandhu, a wealthy, film financier is absconding from the media and the police, wanted in connection with a suicide he may be responsible for. With his wife and child gone, fallen prey to the rumours, he finds no will to stick around..

 

Director: Radhakrishnan Parthiban

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Far Away Man

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The End

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Destiny -from
the musical
"This is Love"

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HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

Prey

WINNER

“Original Concept”

 

Prey is an autobiographical film about a child struggling to cope with their innocence being forcibly taken away. 

Director: Mali Crosby