Winter 2023 - The winners

Here is the list of all the winners of Winter 2023 of SIPONTUM Arthouse International Film Festival

  • Film of the SeasonScent of Wormwood by Aibek Daiyrbekov

  • Best Director (Feature Film)Aibek Daiyrbekov (Scent of Wormwood)

  • Best Director (Medium-Length Film)Henk Pringels (Man in a Can)

  • Best Director (Short Film)Irene Gianeselli (Beloved)

  • Best Cinematography (Feature Film)Akzholtoi Bekbolotov (Scent of Wormwood by Aibek Daiyrbekov)

  • Best Cinematography (Medium-Length Film)Kevin Perissinotti (Where I'm From by Sina Nazarian)

  • Best Cinematography (Short Film)Jeremiah Holt (The Binding Bell by Jeremiah Holt)

  • Best Actor (Feature Film)Alexander Frolov (Kasha by Alexander Amirov)

  • Best Actress (Feature Film)Anastasia Akatova (Kasha by Alexander Amirov)

  • Best Actor (Short Film) - ex aequo
    Oswaldo Salas Williams (Holestepper by Sergio Fernández Muñoz)

    Lee Liston (The Binding Bells by Jeremiah Holt)

  • Best Actress (Short Film)Noemi Pietrantonio (La Stanza di Camilla by Giuseppe Pippo Laghezza)

  • Best Screenplay (Feature Film)Aibek Daiyrbekov (Scent of Wormwood by Aibek Daiyrbekov)

  • Best Screenplay (Short Film)Eduardo Castaldo (Gioia by Eduardo Castaldo)

  • Best Experimental FilmBurying my dream of becoming a bride by Rossella Piccinno

  • Best Animation FilmThe Better Angels by Michael Cusack

  • Best DocumentaryUltimo D'Annunzio by Alfredo Marasti and Chris Mazzoncini

  • Best Music Video - "La Traccia Nascosta" AwardI Am! by Adamo Mastrangelo

  • Best Sound DesignEli Haligua (Where I'm From by Sina Nazarian)

  • Best Original MusicWilliam John Hodgins (Where I'm From by Sina Nazarian)

  • Best EditingAlexander Amirov, Azamat Ermatov and Andrey Malashenkov (Kasha by Alexander Amirov)

  • Honorable MentionBeloved by Irene Gianeselli

  • Movie Critic AwardBurying my dream of becoming a bride by Rossella Piccinno