2020 PAECA WINNERS

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The 2020 PAECA winners have been announced! This is the place to see who won the 9th 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

Devon Bostick

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Devon Bostick is the leading actress in the feature-length film Tuscaloosa (2019). Devon Bostick was born on November 13, 1991 in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Okja (2017), Being Charlie (2015) and The 100 (2014)..

Best Performance by an Actress

Natalia Dyer

WINNER

Paeca®: 1 Nomination, 1 Win

Natalia Dyer is the leading actress in the feature-length film Tuscaloosa (2019). She is also known for her role as “Nancy Wheeler” in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016). Her career began around the age of twelve in 2009, in the family comedic drama Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) starring Miley Cyrus.

BEST ANIMATED PROJECT

RenaiDance

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nomination, 1 Win

“RenaiDance” is a 3D narrative emotional animation.
The theme invigorates cultural inheritance and the integration of dreams, courage, and culture as transformation. By artistically interpreting a motif of inheritance and family support, integrating different cultures“inheritance” through the inspiring story, this film braces strong family love and elder culture in a never-ending chain.

  • Directors: Zhike Yang, Wenjie Wu, Han Chen Chang

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ODA

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 2 Wins

Latvian filmmakers Skilluminati (“Manifesto” 2012, “SKLMNTI” 2013) returns with a new story. The protagonist (Pauls Iklavs) portrays the events which skiers face while transcending social boundaries and stereotypes. A film is a peculiar mix of genres that blend the borders of reality and fantasy.

  • Cinematography by: Ansis Blumbergs, Emils Ozolins, Alberts Vieglins

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Those Beautiful Moments

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 1 Win

“Those beautiful moments” tells the story of a scientist on the search for eternal beauty and life.

  • Director: Vasily Chuprina

Best Documentary Film

ODA

WINNER

Paeca®: 4 Nominations, 2 Wins

Latvian filmmakers Skilluminati (“Manifesto” 2012, “SKLMNTI” 2013) returns with a new story. The protagonist (Pauls Iklavs) portrays the events which skiers face while transcending social boundaries and stereotypes. A film is a peculiar mix of genres that blend the borders of reality and fantasy.

  • Director: Edvards Lansmanis and Ernests Cerbulis

BEST SOUND (MIXING, SCORE, ORIGINAL MUSIC)

Guise

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 1 Win

In Iran’s society, because of religious prejudices, people always face restrictions and gender discrimination’s to work. Guise is the story of a girl living in poverty and comes from a lower social class. She is captured with absurd prejudices and baseless religious beliefs in a family in Iran… She has to wear menswear and make men’s makeup to go to work.

  • Mehran Behrouzinia … sound recordist
  • Mohammad Mehdi Javaherizadeh … sound designer

BEST SHORT FILM

Peppermint

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 2 Wins

After a failed marriage proposal, a young Indian writer and his American girlfriend are stuck in an argument about their cultural differences and their commitment towards one another.

  • Director: Shubham Sanjay Shevade

BEST US MADE SHORT FILM

Peppermint

WINNER

Paeca®: 5 Nominations, 2 Wins

After a failed marriage proposal, a young Indian writer and his American girlfriend are stuck in an argument about their cultural differences and their commitment towards one another.

  • Director: Shubham Sanjay Shevade

BEST MOTION PICTURE

Tuscaloosa

WINNER

Paeca®: 3 Nominations, 3 Wins

1972. Vietnam war protests and racial tension is sizzling in the late summer heat of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Billy Mitchell (Devon Bostick, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), a recent college graduate, spends the summer working on the lush grounds of an old world mental institution run by his psychiatrist father (Tate Donovan, Rocketman). Billy falls in love with Virginia (Natalia Dyer, Velvet Buzzsaw, Stranger Things), a patient who is possibly crazy, or perhaps she is the only sane person Billy has in his world. Billy’s best friend Nigel (Marchánt Davis) becomes involved with a radical civil rights activist (YG) against Tuscaloosa’s power elite, which includes Billy’s father. Billy is torn between Nigel, his father and his cronies, and Virginia who is planning her escape with or without Billy.

  • Director/Producer: Philip Harder

Honorable Mention Award

A New Place

WINNER

“Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast”

Once a valued war pilot, Henry Johnson is devastated by the idea of no longer being able to keep up with his wife’s dementia. “A New Place” is the story of the couple’s last sweet moments together.

Cast: Dixon Phillips, Toni Orans, Nina Jordan

Looking Glass

WINNER

Original Concept

LOOKING GLASS embraces the struggle to overcome complacency, and embodies the spirit of Oakland’s creative community. Set in a 1930’s dream state, the film time travels through portals in a gorgeous cinematic series of visuals.

Director: Joslyn Rose Lyons

NASA’s Incredible Discovery Machine: The Story of the Hubble Space Telescope

WINNER

“Film Editing”

Using mostly archival footage, this documentary is meant to celebrate the human sprit behind the legendary Hubble Space Telescope.

Director: Paul Morris