2018 PAECA WINNERS

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The 2018 PAECA winners have been announced! This is the place to be to see who won the 8th Prince of Prestige Academy Awards including who took home Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress honors.

Best Performance by an Actor

Jon Edwin Wright

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Jon Edwin Wright played the leading role in The Perception (2018) by Jensen Noen. Jon grew up in Central California and remembers performing on stage in front of his peers from the time he was in grade school. Alas, his journey to pursue acting as a craft didn’t continue until after he completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley.

Best Performance by an Actress

E'Naan Zhang

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

E’Naan Zhang is the leading actress in the feature film Lost In Apocalypse (2018).

BEST ANIMATED PROJECT

Balance

WINNER

Paeca®: 2 Nominations, 1 Win

It’s a story about the soldiers who are sacrificing their lives and resist in order to the people of the city and future generations live in peace.

  • Director: Barzan Rostami

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Lost In Apocalypse

WINNER

Paeca®: 7 Nominations, 4 Wins, 1 Honorable Mention

A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before.

  • Director of Photography: Xiaowei Wang

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Little Dictator

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nomination, 2 Wins

Professor Yossi Kleinmann, a religious Jew, gets stuck with a calamitous moustache at the 90th birthday party of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. The rest is history.

  • Director: Nurith Cohn

Best Documentary Film

Reinventing Rosale

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 1 Win

Rosalee Glass, a Holocaust survivor taken prisoner to a Russian gulag in Siberia during WW2, shares her story of survival and transforms her destiny by living her life to the fullest. In her 80’s, she started an acting career, in her 90’s, won ‘Miss Congeniality’ in a Senior beauty pageant, was seen by millions in a Super Bowl commercial, wrote a book sharing her secrets to a long life, and dares to ride Alaskan Sled Dogs at 100.

  • Director: Lillian Glass

BEST SOUND (MIXING, SCORE, ORIGINAL MUSIC)

Lost in Apocalypse

WINNER

Paeca®: 7 Nominations, 4 Wins, 1 Honorable Mention

A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before.

  • Original Score Composer: Jason Gertel
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Aaron Bartscht
  • Re-recording Mixer: Nathan Ruyle
  • Production Mixer: Hongmin Zhen
  • Post-production sound services: This is Sound Design

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Someone Like Me: L'opera di Facebook

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 1 Win

A Facebook-Post apocalyptic opera traversing the pressure-filled struggle to balance staying happy with staying well ‘liked.’

  • Director: Adam Taylor

BEST DEMIURGIC PROJECT

Oktoberfest

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 1 Win

Dororthy, I don’t think you’re human anymore..

  • Director: Eva

BEST US MADE FEATURE FILM

The Perception

WINNER

Paeca®: 6 Nominations, 2 Wins

Richard (Jon Wright), an uninspired novelist suffering from paranoid delusions, suspects his young and beautiful wife, Haley (Sandi Gardner), of having an affair. He hires Matt (Nick Bateman) to confirm his suspicions but the plan goes terribly wrong. As the twisting plot unfolds, the line between reality and dream begins to blur; only Nick (Eric Roberts), Richard’s old friend and agent, is there to hold him back from the brink of insanity.

  • Director: Jensen Noen

BEST SHORT FILM

The Little Dictator

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 2 Wins

Professor Yossi Kleinmann, a religious Jew, gets stuck with a calamitous moustache at the 90th birthday party of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. The rest is history.

  • Director: Nurith Cohn

BEST US MADE SHORT FILM

Mates

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 1 Win

Mates shows the daily grind of two young factory workers. At night the two friends try and escape to the factory rooftop for some peace before the grind begins again, but some how, some way, life always seems to find them.

  • Director: Maxwell P. Price

BEST MOTION PICTURE

Lost in Apocalypse

WINNER

Paeca®: 7 Nominations, 4 Wins, 1 Honorable Mention

A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before.

  • Director: Sky Wang
  • Executive Producer: Howard Chen
  • Producer: Iris Liu

Honorable Mention Award

Martin Yang | Lost in Apocalypse

WINNER

“Notable  Performance”

Martin Yang is an actor, known for his compelling performance in the feature film Lost In Apocalypse (2018).

Glossary of Broken Dreams

WINNER

Original Concept

Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom. Privacy. Identity. Resistance. The Market. The Left. But, yikes, Johannes can’t tolerate ignorant and topically abusive comments on the “Internet” anymore. Supported by writer Ishan Raval, in this film, Johannes explains, re-evaluates, and sometimes sacrifices political golden calves of discourse. – Not to be used with false consciousness or silicone-based lubricant.

Director: Johannes Grenzfurthner