Winners
of the Genesis International Film Festival (GIFF).
We are proud to announce the results.

September 4, 2021.
Best Short Film
Grand prix
"Moon Drops"
Yoram Ever-Hadani
Best Short Film
Drama
"Away"
Anne Nichols Brown
Best Short Film
Comedy
"The Wrong Guy"
Martin Sofiedal
Best Short Film
Animation
"Shaka - INkhosi YamaKhosi"
Manzini Zungu, Nick Cloete
Best Short Film
Experimental/Arthouse
"Hand Drawn"
David James Holloway, Samuel Lawrence
Best Short Film
Sci-fi and fantasy
"Tangle"
Zafer Yasli
Best Documentary film
"The Mighty Fist"
Leif Petersen, Justin Patrick
Special Prize ("LOL")
"Fat Camp"
Sacha Pavlovic
People's Choice Award
"Halo"
Branimir Miladinov
Best Music Video
"Flux"
DFTCNT
Best Advertising video
"Starts at the iris"
Daniel Díaz Rodríguez, Gloria Tejero Gasalla
Best Director
"Just Like Water"
Manos Triantafillakis
Best Cinematographer
"The Passenger"
Grant MacAllister
Best Actress
"Isn't that just my life"
Jessi May Stevenson
Best Actor
"Strangers"
Joel Junior
Best Screenplay (filmed)
"The Man Who Wouldn't Cry"
Björn Boström
Best Screenplay (script)
"Gloomy Sunday"
Kevin Machate
Organizer award
Best Visual Effects
"Kiwi's Dream"
Paloma Zhu
This season's judges
Alexey Derevyanko
Editing director and post-production producer
@aderevyanko
Alexey worked as a producer on a large number of TV projects, documentaries and feature films, has extensive experience in managing creative teams.
Alexandra Novokreshchina
Executive producer
@alexandra.novokrechshina
Alexandra has extensive experience in producing short films and giving lectures to students and the professional community.
Andrey Voskresensky
Senior Digital Compositor
@railway.fx
Andrey has a great experience in producing high quality digital composites and visual effects for public events and television, working on the most intricate and demanding shots.
Ilaria Lopatina
Theater and film actress
@ilarrika

Ilaria starred in films, advertisements and music videos, played for several years in a large Moscow theater, participated in many theater and film festivals.
Maxim Melnikov
Producer, screenwriter and journalist
@maximthecreator
Maxim has several professional awards and performs in the edutainment genre.
Vladimir Sukhov
Director, producer, founder of media studio
@va_sukhov
Vladimir has been creating videos of various genres since 2009. Participated in the filming process as a screenwriter, director, producer, editing director, cameraman. Now he is directing commercial and creative projects.
Lilia Le Dieu
Award-winning producer, director @lilipon
Lilia is a producer of independent short films, music videos and ads. Her films have gathered over sixty selections across international film festivals.
Alexander Malorodnov
(Lex Rodnov) Director, producer, virtual and augmented reality artist
@ASMalorodnov
Alexander has released a number of international documentaries, was engaged in the production of advertisements and music videos, and created a number of major commercial projects around the world using holograms and 3D-mapping.
Sergey Ivoshin
Producer, founder of media studio
@ivoshin_sv
Sergey is engaged in the strategic and financial activities of the media company. Producer of live broadcasts, corporate films and animation videos.
Demyan Karpunov
CGI-generalist, motion designer
@demians_cgi
Demyan has a general specialization in film and television, which includes compositing, tracking, 3D modeling, animation and rendering. Lecturer at the online school in the field of design and VFX.
Alexander Lukyanov
Post production producer, CG generalist
@alexlukyanov
Alexander is a certified advertising director. He has made several short films and worked for TV channels as a designer. He has worked on projects ranging from TV commercials to feature-length films. Now Alexander is developing his own motion graphics studio.
Alexander Laukhin
Producer, owner of a digital agency, head of an IT company
Alexander has extensive experience in the production of various media content, mainly of an advertising nature. Producer of short films.
Pavel Chernov
Director of photography
@pashachelovek
Pavel is a cameraman of large-scale projects and backstages of music videos. The videos he has shot have millions of views on YouTube. Worked with famous Russian artists and directors
Timur Ramazanov
Director, head of animation studio
@ramazanovt
Timur is a Moscow, Russia based award-winning film director, VFX and motion-design artist. He has a great experience functioning in mediaindustry at all and has remained involved in the community, giving lectures and participates in film and CG VFX events.
Stefan Petrov
Stefan actively acts in films, played in the youth patriotic theater, winner of the Shakespeare global sonets international competition.
Press release
Our festival is over! It was a unique experience for the organizers and the jury - we met excellent filmmakers and watched 200 works from 45 countries. The choice was really difficult because there were a lot of quality works, but now it's time to announce the winners:
Submissions Map
Best Short Film - Grand prix: "Moon Drops", IsraelBest Short Film - Drama: "Away", USA
Best Short Film - Comedy: "The Wrong Guy", Norway
Best Short Film - Animation: "Shaka - INkhosi YamaKhosi", South Africa
Best Short Film - Experimental / Arthouse: "Hand Drawn", UK
Best Short Film - Sci-fi and fantasy: "Tangle", Turkey

Best Documentary film: "The Mighty Fist", South Africa
Best Screenplay (filmed): "The Man Who Wouldn't Cry", Sweden
People's choice award: "Halo", Bulgaria
Best Music Video: "Flux", UK
Best Advertising video: "Starts at the iris", Spain
Special Prize (LOL): "Fat Camp", Canada
Organizer award - Best Visual Effects: "Kiwi's Dream", UK

Best Director: Manos Triantafillakis, "Just Like Water", Greece
Best Cinematographer: Grant MacAllister, "The Passenger", Austria
Best Actress: Jessi May Stevenson, "Isn't that just my life", USA
Best Actor: Joel Junior, "Strangers", USA
Best Screenplay (script): Kevin Machate, "Gloomy Sunday", USA