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WineGame (2020)

Designated as “Funny in a sophisticated way” by its Badami.TV syndicated distribution on 42 USA network local TV stations in 20 United States, the CHAPLINESQUE silent film “WineGame” was called “Meaningful” by ShortCloseUp.com from Romania at the b... read more

Completed On: 23 Mar, 2020

Duration: 4 min 0 sec

Genres: Fiction, Short, Student

Country: United States

Director: Vahan Bedelian

Submitted By: Phillip E. Walker

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Designated as “Funny in a sophisticated way” by its Badami.TV syndicated distribution on 42 USA network local TV stations in 20 United States, the CHAPLINESQUE silent film “WineGame” was called “Meaningful” by ShortCloseUp.com from Romania at the beginning of the Short’s current 52 Countries on 6 Continents tour. Having won nine 24 Hours Film Challenge Awards including BEST SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR, “WineGame’s” first 2021 Award was for OVERALL CRAFTSMANSHIP plus ACTING & DIRECTING from The Netherlands’ Golden Smile IFF. Since World Premiering August 1, 2020 in a 300+ screenings, 6 month KINNO [Moscow] run (during the Pandemic outbreak), to date “WineGame” has been adorned with 71 film festival Awards (including China’s 2020 Helan Hong Golden Tree International Film Festival Wine Industry Edition BEST MICRO FILM NEWCOMER €2500 Euro cash prize) from 90+ Nominations out of 132+ Selections producing 536+ Screenings including in nearly ½ of the 50 United States and counting.

India’s 2020 Panjim IFF BEST DIRECTOR Vahan Bedelian’s Oasis BEST FILM-MICRO, Rancho Cucamonga-California three-time GRAND PRIZE winning, as well as Worldwide four-time BEST STUDENT FILM, absurdly retells the Sisyphus / Naranath punishment myth with the stone rolling up the hill being a worker’s wagon fueled by the Nectar of the Gods. Africa’s ROFFEKE calls this Short “a laugh-out-loud . . . perfect metaphor for the year 2020!”.

Prolific Hollywood talent and Brooklyn International Cinefest, La Dolce Vita Cine Roma, Jerusalem’s Holy Grail, Sydney’s Wonderland, Miami's Only The Best plus India’s 24 Hours Film Challenge, Festival De Indie, King Review, Monthly Online, Sand Dance & Travancore International Film Festivals’ "WineGame" BEST ACTOR Awardee plus 11 additional 2021 BEST ACTOR Awards from other short film productions, Phillip E. Walker-MFA is this One-Man-Movie’s sole performer.
  • Directors
    Vahan Bedelian
  • Producers
    Sophia Zhu
    & 1st AC
  • Writers
    Vahan Bedelian
  • Lone CAST Member
    Phillip E. Walker as Ro
    Lew's Up First
  • Cinematographer
    Zi Xiang Lin
  • Costume Designer
    Xin Tian
  • Set Designer
    Alexa Feeney
    & Wardrobe Asst.
  • Editor
    Vahan Bedelian
  • Sound Design
    Vahan Bedelian
  • Makeup
    Phillip E. Walker
    Inland Empire Films Promo
  • Film Type
    Fiction, Short, Student
  • Genres
  • Runtime
    4 minutes 0 seconds
  • Completion Date
    23 Mar, 2020
  • Production Budget
    650 USD
  • Country of Origin
    United States
  • Country of Filming
    United States
  • Film Language
  • Shooting Format
    4K digital, 23.98 frame rate
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
  • Student Project
  • First-time Filmmaker

24 Hours Film Challenge
9 AWARDS include Short Film of the Year

Ten Top PhilE Awards
United States
Rancho Cucamonga
Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television 500 Class Presentation
Most Important Production noninee

Red Wine Film Festival
ASIAN Premiere
2500 Euro Cash Prize


Monthly Online International Film Festival
Best Sole Performer

International Film Festival
BEST DIRECTOR Award & Short Film Outstanding Achievement Award

First Friday Films
United States
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
WORLD Preview

Short Film Factory
World Tour

Rolling Ideas

Holy Grail International Film Festival
BEST ACTOR & BEST STUDENT FILM plus Cinematographer & Short Film Outstanding Achievement Awards

Director's Biography

Currently in Post-Production for his next Short - “Fitz”, for “WineGame” this Golden Smile & Panjim International Film Festivals’ BEST DIRECTOR is the Indus River Cinefest and 24 Hours Film Challenge BEST EDITOR, Global Monthly Film Competition BEST TRAILER plus 24 Hours BEST POSTER & BEST STORY WRITER Awards Winner. Mr. Bedelian was born in America on May 6, 1991 of Armenian heritage. Now a top of his class Loyola Marymont University School of Film and Television 2nd year graduate student out of Los Angeles, California - USA, he first got into filmmaking by shooting and editing documentaries on martial artists. From this background, Vahan brings a strong understanding of rhythm and action in visual storytelling. He combines these elements with a love of setting, production design, and generally strange imagery for a style that he hopes can feel unique and fresh to audiences. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5390674/

Director's Statement

I feel like we can all relate to trying to carry too many things at the same time, both literally and metaphorically. I wanted to make a movie about that.

3 Reviews
  • A simple way to get a very good film.

    16 Jun, 2020

    Bruno Resende
    Response from Project Creater:

    Sure you're right!

    16 Jun, 2020
  • Great Work. keep it up.

    27 Mar, 2020

    Tusu Kundu
    Response from Project Creater:

    Thank you for the encouragement. We're expecting a lot to happen for this little short film!

    28 Mar, 2020
  • Loyola Marymount University Film School grad student Vahan Bedelian's film WineGame is a good project. All best wishes.

    26 Mar, 2020

    Marcello Villiagram
    Response from Project Creater:

    Thanking you for the encouragement, we expect our new WFCN participation to be a important part of "WineGame's" upcoming large film festival tour during this COVID-19 year. This coming Sunday's planned submission might even present "WineGame's" WORLD PREMIERE!

    26 Mar, 2020
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  • Ro Climbing
  • Bedelian & Walker @ Class Preview Screening
  • Ro Runs
  • Production Team Pose
  • Ro Drunk
  • PhilE Auditions at LMU
Laurels and Certificates
  • Director's Student ID
  • Panjim IFF Awards
  • Holy Grail IFF Award Laurel
  • Short Film Factory World Tour
  • Rolling Ideas
  • MOIFF Best Sole Performer
  • 24 Hours Film Challenge GOLD AWARD
News & Reviews
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