For the first time in its 18-year history, the Angel Film Awards – Monaco International Film Festival are taking place online this year, festival director Rosana Golden and festival executive producer Dean Bentley announced.
As 2021 draws to a close, the independent, non-profit festival will take place online from December 11-14. Celebrating peace, love, harmony, positive energy and of course movies, the festival usually takes place in the Principality of Monaco. But not this year.
“Due to COVID and the restrictions, we don’t want to endanger anyone, so we’ve decided to bring the December 2021 festival online,” Golden said in a statement.
As consolation for this year’s winners, this year’s festival jury will return for the 2022 festival, which Golden and Bentley hope to be in person. All of this year’s winners will be invited to return for out-of-competition screenings and red carpets in 2022.
“This is an emergency procedure for us,” Bentley told MovieMaker on Tuesday.
“I am very confident that people will be very happy with the prices. The jury just finished making decisions today, ”Golden added.
The winners and prize categories in the film and screenplay will be announced on Sunday, December 12. on the festival site.
The 2021 jury includes the playwright, the director and A clockwork orange actor Steven Berkoff as president of the jury; Stanely a man of variety director and producer Stephen Cookson; Hollyoaks actress Victoria Atkin, and The Transformers: Age of Extinction actor Andreas Beckett.
This year’s festival lineup consists of 23 international short and feature films as well as 7 nominated screenwriters from around the world.
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Here is the full list of nominees:
Official selection Scenario Nominees 2021
Fijian Pearl Travelers – Written by Ruth Finnegan (UK)
The last day of paradise “ – Written by Kiki Denis (USA / Greece)
Palace of Angels ”– Written by Eric Zoa (France / Cameroon)
The Greek passage – Written by Lorenzo Guarnieri (Italy)
Putting a price on emotion – Written by Giuseppe De Vuono (Italy)
Butterflies don’t live in the desert – Written by Jun Hoskulds (USA)
To the moon – Written by Michael Dukakis (USA)
The official selection of short and feature films 2021
Joyful – United States (world premiere)
Wild is spring – United States (world premiere)
Lotus – France (Monaco / Première France)
Dummy – Japan (world premiere)
Miss C – France (world premiere)
A tale of three trees – United States (world premiere)
My name is Saliha – Belgium (World premiere)
The silence – Slovakia (MC Premiere)
Reappear – United Kingdom (First Mc / France)
Just like water – Greece (MC / Premiere)
The alive – Japan (European premiere)
Leïla’s violin – Azerbaijan / UK / US (world premiere)
Sound stimulation 20 DB – Japan (world premiere)
Love contours – United Kingdom (world premiere)
“Oyate Un Itowapi” – United States (European premiere)
I am a gypsy – Ame A Roma – Hungary (world premiere)
Tuk Tuk – Egypt (Mc Première)
Adam and eve – Belgium (World premiere)
La Machetera – Cuba / Italy (European premiere)
A fish business in Saint Pierre and Miquelon (First MC)
Two two – United States (MC / Première France)
She Q – Japan (MC / French premiere)
Ashes above the sun – Bulgaria (MC / France Première)
Main image: Previous winners of the Monaco International Film Festival Angel Film Awards, courtesy of MIFF