2019 PAECA WINNERS

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The 2019 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 Lee Keenan

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

As an in-demand performer of new music, Jon has helped create several new exciting characters through collaborations with experimental opera producers at The Industry LA, including “Clyde Barrow” in Bonnie and Clyde (Andrew McIntosh), “Little Monk” in Brecht’s Galileo (Andy Akiho), and “Gunner” in War of the Worlds (Anne Gosfeld).

Best Performance by an Actress

Lauren Logan

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Lauren Logang is the leading actress in the short film Blood Means Nothing (2019).

BEST ANIMATED PROJECT

Anacronte

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nominations, 1 Win

Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity’s happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.

  • Directors: Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Sceptre

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 3 Wins

SCEPTER, retraces the course of Stan, 24, who after spending several years in criminality decides to return home to reconnect with his family, and thus find a rhythm of a holy life. Upon returning to the family home, everything does not go as planned; and this, especially during the reunion with his mother. Despite this new tumultuous start, Stan has only one goal: to become a new man.

  • Director of Photography: TBA

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Sceptre

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 3 Wins

SCEPTER, retraces the course of Stan, 24, who after spending several years in criminality decides to return home to reconnect with his family, and thus find a rhythm of a holy life. Upon returning to the family home, everything does not go as planned; and this, especially during the reunion with his mother. Despite this new tumultuous start, Stan has only one goal: to become a new man.

  • Director: Rouben Manika

Best Documentary Film

A Brave One

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nominations, 1 Win

This true and inspiring story is about a medical student, who volunteered to save the lives of those on the front-lines against the forces of Muammar Gaddafi during the Libyan revolution in 2011. While collecting the injured, he was accidentally shot by on the freedom fighters. This mistake may have cost him the ability to walk, but his courage and resilience do not stop him from moving forward.

  • Director: Stas Ivanov

BEST SOUND (MIXING, SCORE, ORIGINAL MUSIC)

Rumspringawakening (L’opera ragazzo Amish)

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 3 Wins

With the help of a failed Broadway actress, a wide-eyed Amish teen sings his way to adulthood on his Rumspringa through New York City.

  • Music: Nathan Fletcher
  • Production Mixer and Mastering: Paul Tavenner

BEST SHORT FILM

Sceptre

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 3 Wins

SCEPTER, retraces the course of Stan, 24, who after spending several years in criminality decides to return home to reconnect with his family, and thus find a rhythm of a holy life. Upon returning to the family home, everything does not go as planned; and this, especially during the reunion with his mother. Despite this new tumultuous start, Stan has only one goal: to become a new man.

  • Director: Rouben Manika

BEST US MADE SHORT FILM

Rumspringawakening (L’opera ragazzo Amish)

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 3 Wins

With the help of a failed Broadway actress, a wide-eyed Amish teen sings his way to adulthood on his Rumspringa through New York City.

  • Director: Adam Taylor

BEST MOTION PICTURE

BOZKIR Look at the Birds

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 1 Wins

Abdullah and Cripple Ziya are gun dealers in the Bozkir district of Konya. They put honesty, honor, and dignity before anything else. Even though Abdullah and Cripple Ziya have opposite personalities, their friendship and partnership go back many years

  • Director/Producer: Mehmet Tanrısever

Honorable Mention Award

Niloofar Shahidi | I’m Not an Actress

WINNER

Best Supporting Performance

Niloofar Shahidi is an actress, known for her compelling performance in the short film I’m Not an Actress (2019).

Trapped

WINNER

Original Concept

When the time is stopped, we feel like we trapped. Trapped in the same place, at the same time, the same gap. We do not know why, we do not know what to do in this maze … are we punished for something we did in the past or for something we are doing now

Director: Mohamed Maged