2020 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

Devon Bostick

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Devon Bostick is the leading actress in the feature-length film Tuscaloosa (2019). Devon Bostick was born on November 13, 1991, in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Okja (2017), Being Charlie (2015), and The 100 (2014).

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Valery Dyachenko

Those Beautiful Moments

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Poorva Wachh

Peppermint

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Dixon Phillips

A New Place

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Natalia Dyer

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Natalia Dyer is the leading actress in the feature-length film Tuscaloosa (2019). She is also known for her role as “Nancy Wheeler” in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016). Her career began around the age of twelve in 2009, in the family comedic drama Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) starring Miley Cyrus.

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Faezeh Bakhtiar

Guise

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Celina Jaitly

Seasons Greetings

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Alexandria Crouse

Peppermint

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BEST U.S. MADE SHORT FILM

Peppermint

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

After a failed marriage proposal, a young Indian writer and his American girlfriend are stuck in an argument about their cultural differences and their commitment towards one another.

 

Director: Shubham Sanjay Shevade

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A New Place

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Looking Glass

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Last Looks

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Peter the Possessed

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BEST ANIMATED PROJECT

RenaiDance

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nomination, 1 Win

 

“RenaiDance” is a 3D narrative emotional animation. The theme invigorates cultural inheritance and the integration of dreams, courage, and culture as transformation. 

 

Directors: Zhike Yang, Wenjie Wu, Han Chen Chang

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Thatching Eggs

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Harra and the Donkey

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Shadowland

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ODA

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

Latvian filmmakers Skilluminati (“Manifesto” 2012, “SKLMNTI” 2013) returns with a new story. The protagonist (Pauls Iklavs) portrays the events which skiers face while transcending social boundaries and stereotypes.

 

Cinematography by: Ansis Blumbergs, Emils Ozolins, Alberts Vieglins

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Guise

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Looking Glass

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Peppermint

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Those Beautiful Moments

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Tuscaloosa

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Those Beautiful Moments

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 1 Win

 

“Those beautiful moments” tells the story of a scientist on the search for eternal beauty and life.

 

Director: Vasily Chuprina

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Guise

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'L Prascondù

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Seasons Greetings

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Paramapatham

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Pass

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

ODA

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

Latvian filmmakers Skilluminati (“Manifesto” 2012, “SKLMNTI” 2013) returns with a new story. The protagonist (Pauls Iklavs) portrays the events which skiers face while transcending social boundaries and stereotypes.

 

Director: Edvards Lansmanis and Ernests Cerbulis

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HIV Saved My Life

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Zé Pedro

Rock n Roll

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'L Prascondù

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The Story of the

Hubble Space

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The Adventures of

Ms. Glitch Live

Film Score

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BEST SOUND (MIXING, SCORE, ORIGINAL MUSIC)

Guise

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 1 Win

 

Guise is the story of a girl living in poverty and comes from a lower social class. She is captured with absurd prejudices and baseless religious beliefs in a family in Iran.

Mehran Behrouzinia … sound recordist | Mohammad Mehdi Javaherizadeh … sound designer

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Guise

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ODA

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Seasons Greetings

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Huo Zhe

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The Adventures of

Ms. Glitch

Live Film Score

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BEST SHORT FILM

Peppermint

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 2 Wins

 

After a failed marriage proposal, a young Indian writer and his American girlfriend are stuck in an argument about their cultural differences and their commitment towards one another.

 

Director: Shubham Sanjay Shevade

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A New Place

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Those Beautiful

Moments

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Guise

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Looking Glass

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BEST MOTION PICTURE

Tuscaloosa

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 3 Wins
 

1972. Vietnam war protests and racial tension is sizzling in the late summer heat of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Director/Producer: Philip Harder

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ODA

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The Story of the

Hubble Space

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Seasons Greetings

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Zé Pedro

Rock n Roll

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HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

A New Place

WINNER

“Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast”

 

Once a valued war pilot, Henry Johnson is devastated by the idea of no longer being able to keep up with his wife’s dementia. “A New Place” is the story of the couple’s last sweet moments together.

 

Cast: Dixon Phillips, Toni Orans, Nina Jordan

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HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

Looking Glass

WINNER

“Original Concept”

 

LOOKING GLASS embraces the struggle to overcome complacency, and embodies the spirit of Oakland’s creative community. 

Director: Joslyn Rose Lyons

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HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

The Story of the Hubble Space Telescope

WINNER

“Film Editing”

 

Using mostly archival footage, this documentary is meant to celebrate the human spirit behind the legendary Hubble Space Telescope.

 

Director: Paul Morris

2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION

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Seasons Greetings : A Tribute To Rituparno Ghosh

Dir. Ram Kamal Mukherjee

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ODA

Dir. Edvards Lansmanis, Ernests Cerbulis

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"HIV SAVED MY LIFE"

Dir. Paul Edward Foulkes and Aaron Yamashita

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Rainfalls

Dir. Richard Poche

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Tuscaloosa

Dir. Philip Harder