Australian filmmaker Kosta Nikas’ dystopian movia, UTOPIA, was voted as the Best International Narrative Short at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

The story of a man returning to his country after living abroad for many years is analysed in the flick. What he finds is a heartless society that lacks freedom; where homes and cars have cameras that fine their occupants; alcohol and smoking is illegal; citizens fine fellow citizens for the slightest offence with their mobile phones in exchange for a commission from the said infringements; the use of beaches, parks and other public spaces are dictated by regulated times and dates and anyone with a mortgage or any debts cannot travel outside the country.

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