Award of Excellence – “Gino’s War” (USA)

Title: Gino’s War
Runtime: 3 min
Country: USA
Director: Terry Lomax
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: June, 2020

Synopsis: After winning the Tour de France in 1938, champion cyclist, Gino Bartali, risks everything, riding over 150 kilometers a day in war-torn Italy. His dangerous mission is to save Jewish families from Nazi death camps. His secret weapon is his bike. Like a Trojan horse, Gino hides fake documents and false passports inside his bike frame and delivers them to hiding Jews waiting to escape. Will he outfox his enemies or will the Gestapo wolves hunt him down? Inspired by true acts of valor.