This Year's Awards & Nominees


Welcome to Colortape International Film Festival!

We joyfully announce that this year's Competition is now closed. The entries received were of high quality which made it very difficult for our judges to choose from. Some varied from small production ran by solo filmmakers to large budgets productions. Scripts from 20 to 200pages. Every single one was judged on its merit in its own category. The filmmakers are getting better and harder to choose from every year. In 2015 we have received close to 480 entries, significantly down from previous years. Possibly due to the fact that we have moved away from partnership with Withoutabox. Also InkTip has not come on board as a sponsor. In 2014 we have received over 730 entries. In 2013, we were overvehlmed, as we have received in excess of 880 submissions. More than half (50%) of the entries were Non-Withoutabox submissions and a large percentage, actually more than half (1/2) were students or waved fee entries. The iPOD & iPhone vidlets represented the largest category.

2015 Winners & Runner Ups were:

2015 Winner is: "Dash or Daesh?" - a documentary from Turkey/Syria

2nd Place: "Woman in Red" - TV Commercial from EU

3rd Place: "Narcis" - a drama packed action movie from Phillipines/Germany

Special Mention: "Rain Lotus" - Animation from China

Online Votes (highly rated) & Viewers Choice were noted amongst others: "Face to Face (60 Mines)" - from Taiwan, "Wonder Mama" - from Hong Kong, "Wong Ka Yan" - from South Korea, "Fabric Cosmos" - from China, "Hibernum' - from Canada, 'Blue Desert" - from Brazil, "Fåån" - from Sweden, "Hopscotch" - from India, "Qualia"' - from USA, "Descent' - from UK, "With Time" - from UAE, "Materia"" - from Russian Federation, Australia's own "Lucent" and many others

Script category winner is: "Tracing the Holy Grail" by Zoltan Brodacs. Note: there were over sixty entries this year, a large number of scripts entered are investigated for copyright infringements and plagiarism. Including a runner up in top 3. Some scripts were considered not genuine, for example similarities were noted with the follwoing well known scripts: "Breaking Bad"®© and "Spectre'®© The sorting out and investigative process took a long time, was time consuming and tireing, and has taken the toll on us. Since we are running a film competition, we just provide this as an added opportunty to writers. Be considerate towards others and do not cheat. Thank you for your understanding.

Script writers worth mentioning and chosen in top 16 were amongst others: David Perkins "Text messages to God", "Hitler's Astrologer", "Michoacan story", "Nisei Legacy", Edith Woi's screenplay "Elizabeth Bennett is dead", Alan Long's "The delivery man", Aisling Corristine's screenplay "Reuben the hood", Randy Hatch's "A world turned updisde down", "Angels night" by Shahid Muhhamed, the impressive "Heart of a family" and "Jasper" by Sharon Duncan, "Loveband" by Nicola Pedrozzi, Australias rising and promising writers, Lisa Riley with the title: "The curse", Steven Prowse's title "The night witches", Carolyn Wagner's screenplay "Hearts" amongst others.

Special thanks goes to FilmFreeway for their fantastic web site, a truly professional platform aimed to help film festivals around the world! THANK YOU!

2014 Winner: "Suffering Egyptians "

2nd Place: "Imparjia Dance"

3rd Place: "Pogo Stock"

How did you get your film/script/animation judged (click here please).


2013 Nominees, Winners & Runner Up were:

Winner: "My weekend at Firiza, Cernobyl Clouds" By Mara production (Non-Withoutabox entry)

2nd Place: "Ost" By Kranzt Films (Non-Withouabox entry)

3rd Place: "Travelling through USA" By Rod Collins(Non-Withoutabox entry)

Nominees in various categories:

Day Tripper

Beyond the Grave

The Worm Eaters


Where the catwalk end

Time and Space

The naked leading the blind


Albert & Juliet

Vangeance + Vengeance

The Last page

Global Tides

Chinese Burns

La Perla de Jorge


Do Not Disturb

La Storia di Sonia

Dead Story (Historia Muerte)

A Place like this

Villa Greta

The K Effect


Baking Boys

Boule de suif

Busking Hamburg

LA Aboiginal

Imperial Oddyesy

Apartment 15

Pillow Girl


No to Dictatorship

Old Angel

The Ordinary Life of an Unwilling All-American "Exotic"

Then An Awakening

Cold Turkey


In the clinch of old lies


Dreadful Sorry


I'll Be Your Mirror

King Tigermore In Strawberry Fields

Party Politics

Penguin Island

Rose, Mary and Time

Running with Demons

Stand-Up: A Documentary by Jennifer Darwin


The Children Next Door

The Duck Hunter

The Photoshoot


The Dissapearance of Lyle Humpries

Naagahaan, Zinat



Regresie -"Regression"

Spaghetti Fur Zwei

O Pesar da Duvida



The Ouroboros Escape


Happily Ever After

Sky Chaos

L’infanzia di Orlando

Who Killed Johnny

Nai River

The Glamorous Lie


The Mailman

More than two hours

List is NOT exhausted. If we ommitted anyone please let us know.

Thank you ALL for submitting your work in our festival. Also thank you for your support. Please help us grow this festival. Spread the word around for us. Allow us to thank all our sponsors, volunteers and special guests, from individual to corporate entities. Special thanks for our partner, Withoutabox.

Note: we seek sponsors, judges in each region, administration volunteer staff and many others

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For sponsorship enquiry please go to "Sponsorship" (click here) section. thank you.


Please submit your films online. Filmmakers: to avoid the administration burden and unexpected overheads created by non-online entries or participants, we would like to ask those entering the future festival to PLEASE register online.

As a rule of thumb and due to our obligation to our affiliates and partners we must proceed with thir party registration online and they will charge you the allocated fee. These fees usually cover our advertising, marketing, online database maintenance and many other administrational costs. Hence,you must register online through withoutabox.

This will save us some funds and will allow us to channel more money towards the rewards area or to allow us to spend elsewhere where is more needed. Help us make the festival easier to run for everyones benefit. Thank you.

BUT REMEMBER: Submitting your film clip online DOESN'T MEAN tht you dont hve to send us your DVD/BLURay disc via surface mail. Filmmakers MUST post via airmail copies of DVD/BluRay disc to us!

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