by Adrian Branzan, Samuele Matteuzzi, Elina Boeva, Katarina Mihelic, Ada Gabor
The category for Best Dramatic Feature allows for compelling narratives filled with sensitivity and purpose to capture the audience’s minds and hearts. The selection of dramatic independent movies tackles universal topics such as romance, death, poverty and inequality, allowing to unfold unrestrained by the time limitations of the short format. The rich pallet of techniques and emotion helps portray the mission and message of each dramatic feature.
HAS MAN A FUTURE (2022) – Dir. Guodong Zhang
A story about tolerance and reconciliation, with the power of empathy that fuels lasting love. All becomes possible with a compassionate heart and a tolerant mind.
UPDATE (2022) – DIR. Yo Okazaki
A former detective, obsessed with his wife’s suicide, searches for his daughter who has suddenly gone missing, and finally finds her in a doctor’s clinic. However, she has no memory of her father.