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

April 16, 2022.
BEST SHORT FILM
GRAND PRIX
"You Missed a Spot"
Liam Walsh
HONORABLE MENTION
People's Choice Award
"You Missed a Spot"
Liam Walsh
Special award
Cosmic sense
Reward for a strong aftertaste
"EINSTEIN TELESCOPE"
Evgenia Alexandrova
Special award
Best Knockdown
Reward for solid and confident directing
"Rock Bottom"
Aaron Falvey
Honorable Mention Strong spirit
Best film of the Сovid-19 period
"Viral Vignettes"
David Levin
Honorable Mention
The future is here
Reward for the usage of neural networks
"Incomplete"
Dalena Tran
Honorable Mention
Lone wolf
Especially noted for commitment and quality of work
"Alone beneath the Northern Lights"
Valentin Boitel-Denyset
Honorable Mention Volcanic movie
Noted for its special authentic spirit
"Paradise path"
Lauren Ransan
Partner award
ShotTV certificate
"The Station Caretaker"
Vladislav Emelin
BY CATEGORY
Best Short Film
Drama
"Esc"
Matthew Cowan
Best Short Film
Comedy
"Help! I've Stolen Amy Adams' Nose!"
Katherine Press
Best Short Film
Animation
"The Boy and The Mountain"
Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal
Best Short Film
Experimental
"In Blood"
Kamil Dymek
Best Short Film
Arthouse/Indie film
"The Call"
Ryan Jafri
Best Short Film
Fantasy
"Woodland Cemetery"
Niels Bourgonje
Best Short Film
Sci-fi (science fiction)
"EINSTEIN TELESCOPE"
Evgenia Alexandrova
Best Director
"A DEAD SEA"
Nahd Bashir
Best Actress
"Tigerlilly"
Camille James Harman
Best Actor
"Anagnorisis"
Juan Carlos Martín
Best Cinematographer
"RUST"
Wawrzyniec Skoczylas
Best Editing
"Band Mates"
David Levin
Best Music or Score (Soundtrack, OST)
"Of Dionysus"
Kevin McDaniel & Dan O'Hara
Best Visual Effects
Organizer award

"Precursor"
Marco Castiglione
Best Screenplay
(filmed)
"True Friends"
Mattias Königsson
Best Short Screenplay (script)
"The Gleam in Her Eyes"
Oscar Daniel Hernandez Moreno
Best Feature Screenplay (script)
"Sins of Saints"
Lacy McClory
Best Feature film
"TWISTED VINES"
Jihane Mrad
Best Documentary film
"Singing in the Wilderness"
Dongnan Chen
Best Web Series
"Pastiche"
Shivaan Makker
Best Music Video
"Hush! Noise - What an average end"
Pauline Herlent, Maxence Benoit
Best AR/VR
Augmented and Virtual Reality Short Content
"GIOTTO BEYOND BORDERS"
Emilio Della Chiesa
Best Debut (student) work
"The Interview"
Egor Yatsenko
THIS SEASON'S JURY
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.
Daniel Díaz Rodríguez
Director and co-owner of an audiovisual studio @60rafagas
Daniel is a highly qualified filmmaker, has extensive experience as a director of photography, editor and calorist.
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.
Justin Patrick
Justin is specializing in commercial and advertising photography, but he doesn't limit to interior, product and food photography.
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.
Konstantin Sotskov
Chief editor of a TV channel @sectorpreez
Konstantin develops Russia's first short film channel, which searches and selects the best short films from festivals around the world.
Alexander Mizev
Theater and film actor, director @aleksandr_mizev
Alexander has extensive experience in acting.
He starres in dramas, thrillers and short films. Famous film projects with the participation of Alexander: the series "The Telki" and the feature film "Masha."
James Fink-Jensen
James is skilled in directing, screenwriting and film editing. Has extensive experience as an assistant director, second AD, production assistant and locations assistant.
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.
Alexandra Novokreshchina
Alexandra has extensive experience in producing short films and giving lectures to students and the professional community.
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.
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. Now Alexander is developing his own digital agency.
Alexander Bruckner
Member of the Austrian Film Academy, director, 1st AD, producer @alexander.bruckner
Alexander was graduated from the New York Film Academy majoring in film-directing. In 2014 received the title of Master of Arts and Management. Several of Alexander's films were selected for screening at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2020 Alexander founded the Vienna International Film Awards.
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.
Maxim Melnikov
Producer, screenwriter and journalist
@maximthecreator
Maxim has several professional awards and performs in the edutainment genre.
Manzini Zungu
Executive producer at Pacina Pictures @pacinamix_za
Manzini Zungu is a South African award-winning filmmaker and producer known for the animated film Shaka: Inkosi Yamakhosi. He is also a passionate storyteller who loves to tell heritage stories of African origin.
Stefan Petrov
Stefan actively acts in films, played in the youth patriotic theater, winner of the Shakespeare global sonets international competition.
Zafer Yaşlı
Director
@zafermyasli
Zafer is award-winning director at various film festivals. He has extensive experience in directing.
Gloria Tejero Gasalla
Director and co-owner of an audiovisual studio @60rafagas
Gloria is an experienced filmmaker, she is also involved in editing and producing films. Together with Daniel Díaz Rodríguez, they shot many advertisements and several music videos.
Andrey Bogatyrev
Director, producer @adreatika_b
Andrey is the director of the film studio. He has extensive experience in the film industry as a director and producer.
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.
Kirill Leonov
Producer, co-owner & CEO of an IT-company
@kirillleonov
Kirill is the co-founder of AR project, winner of Creative ports contest in the nomination of "The best AR project".
Alexander Karamazov
Sound designer and musician @Monochamus
Alexander has a great experience in sound engineering and live performances. One of the founders of folk-electronic band Gilead, and author of the sound design of some projects, including a shortfalls, games and commercial
Joel Junior
Award winning director, screenwriter, actor, producer @joeljunior.official
Joel is CEO of a film studio, located in Los Angeles. He has extensive experience in all areas of filmmaking. Several of Joel's films won awards at various film festivals.
Nadezhda Popova
Co-owner of an IT company @nd.popova
Nadezhda is a highly qualified professional. She has a great experience in creating applications for mobile devices
Manos Triantafillakis
Actor, director, producer @Manos30fillakisJMT
Manos Triantafillakis has been actively involved in theater and cinema based on acting and directing for 25 years.
Björn Boström
Award-winning screenwriter, playwright and script consultant @Björn Boström
Björn's stage plays have been produced in Sweden, Turkey and Germany and the scripts for short films he penned, have been well-received at international film festivals.
Viacheslav Alekseev
Filmmaker @slava_alekseev
Viacheslav is skilled in directing, screenwriting, and film editing. He has great experience as an AD, 2nd AD, DOP, production assistant, and location manager. Viacheslav works with many famous worldwide companies.
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.
Rod Sáez Chávez
Co-founder of a film studio @Cintámani Films
Rod studied visual arts, cinema and advertising. He has over 15 years of experience in show-business, he created music videos for many artists, and worked with award-winning directors. Now he is working on the post-production of a documentary, with Soledad Cáceres.
Kirill Parshutkin
Cinematographer, cameraman, announcer @kirill_parshutkin
Kirill has extensive experience in filmmaking as a director of photography.
He makes music videos, documentaries, short films and TV programs for federal TV channels.
Leif Petersen
Social entrepreneur with a PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. @Leif Petersen
Leif is currently a co-Director of a non profit organisation in Cape Town that supports livelihoods in the creative economy, and is also working on a range of creative projects including documentaries, music and exhibitions.
Press release
This GIFF season is over! It was a unique experience for the organizers and the jury - we met excellent filmmakers and watched 374 works from 57 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: "You Missed a Spot", United States
  • People's Choice Award: "You Missed a Spot", United States
  • Special award - Cosmic sense (Reward for a strong aftertaste): "EINSTEIN TELESCOPE", France
  • Special award - Best Knockdown (Reward for solid and confident directing): "Rock Bottom", New Zealand
  • Partner award - ShotTV certificate: "The Station Caretaker", Russian Federation
  • Honorable Mention - Strong spirit (Best film of the Сovid-19 period): "Viral Vignettes", United States
  • Honorable Mention - The future is here (Reward for the usage of neural networks): "Incomplete", United States
  • Honorable Mention - Lone wolf (Especially noted for commitment and quality of work): "Alone beneath the Northern Lights", France
  • Honorable Mention - Volcanic movie (Noted for its special authentic spirit): "Paradise path", Réunion
Best Short Film – Drama:
  • "Esc", United Kingdom - WINNER
  • "Still Waters Run Deep", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
  • "The Wheel", Turkey - NOMINEE
Best Short Film – Comedy:
  • "Help! I've Stolen Amy Adams' Nose!", United Kingdom - WINNER
  • "Plantastic!", United States - NOMINEE
  • "60-WATT", United States - NOMINEE
Best Short Film – Animation:
  • "The Boy and The Mountain", Chile - WINNER
  • "Quarantine Chorus", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
  • "Jumalauta", Finland - NOMINEE
  • "Lego Five Nights at "Freddy's" Horror-Movie", United States - NOMINEE
Best Short Film – Experimental:
  • "In Blood", United Kingdom - WINNER
  • "Under The Highway", United States - NOMINEE
  • "Black Dog", Australia - NOMINEE
Best Short Film – Arthouse / Indie film:
  • "The Call", United States - WINNER
  • "Contingency", United States - NOMINEE
  • "Crumb", Turkey - NOMINEE
Best Short Film – Fantasy:
  • "Woodland Cemetery", Netherlands - WINNER
  • "Handle With Care", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
  • "The Lord of the Woods", Poland - NOMINEE
Best Short Film – Sci-fi (science fiction):
  • "EINSTEIN TELESCOPE", France - WINNER
  • "ASTREA", Italy - NOMINEE
  • "Kairos, tiempo cualitativo", Spain - NOMINEE
  • "The Hurl", Lebanon - NOMINEE
  • "DARA", Germany - NOMINEE
Best Director:
  • Nahd Bashir, "A DEAD SEA", Israel - WINNER
  • Kasra Tirsahar, "Gallu", Iran - NOMINEE
  • Arthur Pereira, "Gone Dream", France - NOMINEE
Best Actress:
  • Camille James Harman, "Tigerlilly", United States - WINNER
  • Melissa Tasslo, "Mine", United States - NOMINEE
  • Kia Pegg, "Leap", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
Best Actor:
  • Juan Carlos Martín, "Anagnorisis", Spain - WINNER
  • Alexander Lindman, "The Gunslinger", Sweden - NOMINEE
  • Hiram A. Murray, "The Octopus and the Giraffe", United States - NOMINEE
Best Cinematographer:
  • Wawrzyniec Skoczylas, "RUST", Poland - WINNER
  • Johnny Francis, "Black Dog", Australia - NOMINEE
  • Oleksandr Lozytskyi, "Tierra del Fuego", Ukraine - NOMINEE
  • Ross Yeandle, "A Fool's Errand", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
Best Editing:
  • David Levin, "Band Mates", United States - WINNER
  • Shinoy Kreativ, "YOUR CALL", India - NOMINEE
Best Music or Score (Soundtrack, OST):
  • Kevin McDaniel & Dan O'Hara, "Of Dionysus", United States - WINNER
  • David Cerquetti, "A Canvas Tale", Italy - NOMINEE
  • Giovanni Caffagni, "Where Are You", Italy - NOMINEE
  • Thomas "Wideyed" Sherman, "The Garden" - NOMINEE
Best Visual Effects (VFX) - Organizer award:
  • "Precursor", Italy - WINNER
  • "Jericho", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
  • "Little Gestures", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
Best Short Screenplay (filmed):
  • Mattias Königsson, "True Friends", Sweden - WINNER
  • Aaron Falvey, "Rock Bottom", New Zealand - NOMINEE
  • Brent Alan Henry, "The Octopus and the Giraffe", United States - NOMINEE
Best Short Screenplay (script):
  • Oscar Daniel Hernandez Moreno, "The Gleam in Her Eyes", Colombia - WINNER
  • Ntando Ndlovu, "Homesick Franco", South Africa - NOMINEE
  • Chance Fuerstinger, "Shelter the Lambs", United States - NOMINEE
  • David J Keogh, Alice Wells, "John Sunshine's Lost Rock 'N Roll Tapes", United States - NOMINEE
Best Feature Screenplay (script):
  • Lacy McClory, "Sins of Saints", United States - WINNER
  • TJ Behe, "Contraband", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
  • Stephen Floyd, "The Llandudno File", United States - NOMINEE
Best Feature film:
  • "TWISTED VINES", United States - WINNER
  • "OPAL", Martinique - NOMINEE
  • "Pessoas", Spain - NOMINEE
  • "Not To Forget", United States - NOMINEE
Best Documentary film:
  • "Singing in the Wilderness", China - WINNER
  • "Amuka", Belgium - NOMINEE
  • "The Sound Of Identity", United States - NOMINEE
  • "The Traditional Brazilian Family KATU", Brazil - NOMINEE
Best Web Series:
  • "Pastiche", United States - WINNER
  • "Last Gasp - Brokeback Fields - Chapter 1", United States - NOMINEE
  • "Thick Slices", United States - NOMINEE
Best Music Video:
  • "Hush! Noise - What an average end", France - WINNER
  • "Marloe - Remember Me", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
  • "Lunarcode: Parasite", United States - NOMINEE
  • "Hannyta - Wildflower", United Kingdom - NOMINEE
Best AR/VR (Augmented and Virtual Reality Short Content):
  • "GIOTTO BEYOND BORDERS", Italy - WINNER
  • "The Veil", Australia - NOMINEE
  • "What lies in the imperishable", Austria - NOMINEE
Best Debut (student) work:
  • "The Interview", Russian Federation - WINNER
  • "Out of Play", Israel - NOMINEE
  • "The Way You Smile", United States - NOMINEE
  • "Again And Again", China - NOMINEE