2016 NextFrame Selections

We are proud to announce our NextFrame International Student Film Festival Selections for our 2016 festival season! Congratulations to all finalists, and thank you to all who submitted their beautiful work.

2016 NextFrame Film Festival Winners

Best Narrative Film

Safe Space
Germany, 2014, 13min.
Dir. Zora Rux
Tension breaks out amongst refugees fighting for their rights in Berlin after a sexual assault. The group is forced to rethink their goals as a private incident becomes a public discussion.

Best Documentary Film
Mexico, 2014, 10 min
Dir. Kalien Delgado
This observational documentary explores the life of Sikarios, Mexican teenagers that bond over reggaeton, drugs, and religion. They express their beliefs and dreams through dance and solidarity.

 Best Experimental Film

El Canto de la Lechuza 
Colombia, 2014, 11 min
Dir. Juliana Zuluaga Montoya & Santiago Henau Vélez
According to a Mexican myth, when the owl sings it announces death. Mrs. Alicia is an elderly woman who lives alone in a remote house away from the rest of society. Trying to cope with her loneliness, she walks for an hour every day to a public phone.

Best Animation Film
Chocolate Darwin
Germany, 2014, 15min
Dir. Patxi Exequiel Aguirre
A puppet science fantasy epic about God, Darwin, the Moon, dinosaurs, monkeys, Mankind and far too much chocolate.


2016 Next Frame Film Festival Official Selections

Netherlands, 2014, 18 min
Dir. Christian van Duuren


hide & seek
Japan, 2015, 22 min
Dir. Kimie Tanaka

Sector Zero Four
Spain, 2015, 5 min
Dir. Alfonso Garcia


Max & Mustermann
Germany, 2014, 20 min
Dir. Martin KieBling

Russia, 2014, 20 min

Dir. Lara Timireva 


Proyecto Saravita
Colombia, 2014, 23 min
Dir. Nikolas  Flórez Gutierrez

Fuerte y Ponderosa
Spain, 2015, 18 min

Didn’t See Didn’t Do
Russia, 2015, 22 min
Rostislav Smirnyagin

Spain, 2015, 8 min
Jaime Maestro

Ball here Ball there (Bola Cá Bola Lá)
Portugal, 2015, 27 min

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Moving in Circles
Russia, 2015, 14 min
The Role of Each Fret
Iran, 2013, 9 min
Maryam Farahzadi

Lentils (Lentajes)
Spain, 2015, 5 min
Laura Campo De Luna

The Push (ТОЛЧОК)
Russia, 2015, 12 min
Alexey Naumov
Beating Scratches (Trazos Latentes)
Chile, 2015, 12 min

Transformation (Dönüşüm) 
Turkey, 2014, 4 min

Switch Man  
Taiwan, 2014, 4 min

Penha, a carioca party (Penha, uma festa carioca)  
Brazil, 2014, 28 min

USA, 2015, 15 min

Home Away From Home
USA, 2015, 15 min
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Requiem for a Robot
USA, 2015, 5 min