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Congratulations to our February 2017 Award Winners

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SHORT TO THE POINT – FEBRUARY 2017 AWARDS

 

BEST FILM

A Whole World for a Little World

Director: Fabrice Bracq

Country: France

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis:

A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

 

BEST DIRECTOR

A Whole World for a Little World

Director: Fabrice Bracq

Country: France

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis:

A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Elo

Director: Helen Takkin

Country: Estonia

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis:

Elo is a stubborn kindergarten child whose sole purpose is to escape the repression of her evil teacher. One day a new teacher Helena appears and Elo’s life changes completely.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Black Friday

Director: Roxana Stroe

Country: Romania

Duration: 21:00

Synopsis:

During the Communist era, queuing for food was the norm. Despite a long wait on an empty stomach, Mihail doesn’t receive his food ration. The next day, he tries to be first in line.

 

BEST EDITING

The Story of 90 Coins

Director: Michael Wong

Country: China

Duration: 09:23

Synopsis:

How much is a promise worth these days? An aspiring fashion designer finds out when she has to choose between fulfilling her promise and realising her dream.

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

The boy by the sea

Director: Vasily Chuprina

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 06:56

Synopsis:

The story of an unlikely friendship. A young boy sitting by the sea, watching the stones he throws disappear beneath the surface. An old lighthouse keeper. A different truth beyond the water.

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

I am Sorry

Director: Teodor Kuhn

Country: Slovakia

Duration: 16:34

Synopsis:

15-year old Patrik has made a fatal mistake. His bad conscience pushes him away from his loved ones, and Patrik is alone with his guilt. But slowly he realizes, that others are facing problems too. And for them, it might not be too late to help.

 

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Head Space

Director: Emma Huibregtse

Country: United States

Duration: 04:55

Synopsis:

A single mother concerned with her son’s inability to cope, sees the tables turn when faced with danger.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

KIS

Director: Svetlana Bolycheva

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 20:40

Synopsis:

The story of life of an Orthodox priest, living in the Russian province where his closest friend is a cat named Kis!

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Karma

Director: Peter Zhaoyu Zhou

Country: United States

Duration: 03:48

Synopsis:

A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

#MEAT

Director: Marc J. M. van den Broek

Country: Germany

Duration: 07:10

Synopsis:

#MEAT distills a hundred years of human inventiveness and arrives at a wordless digital dystopia that’s as inescapable as man’s thirst for knowledge and power.

Shot as a series of fragments by Belgian-born artist and sculptor Marc van den Broek, this six-minute art film resembles a retrofitted tale of Faust.

Essential elements of humanity – the written word, the human body, music – are clasped and reduced to mechanical function by van den Broek’s eerily beautiful

sculptural restraints, strapped first onto a hand, a leg, head, finally an entire body. Hooks and eyes in the bowels of a warehouse reflect a fragment of binary script and double up as industrialization’s invitation to mass consumption. Ancient songlines metamorphose into the hum of drones.

 

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

The Redemption Act

Director: Fred Cavender

Country: France

Duration: 08:34

Synopsis:

A young couple’s relationship falls apart, revealing the strange, harsh truth behind what’s been happening to them.

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

Light Sight

Director: Seyed M. Tabatabaei

Country: Islamic Republic of Iran

Duration: 07:34

Synopsis:

M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.

 

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Futur Sauvage

Director: jonathan djob nkondo

Country: France

Duration: 07:00

Synopsis:

Some villagers encounter a giant mysterious creature.

 

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me (asmad)

Director: Prabhjit Dhamija

Country: India

Duration: 29:57

Synopsis:

In a slow paced himalayan village in India, a young boy goes through a guilt-led state due to an incident for which he feels responsible. In the course of events the film enquires into the idea of ‘me’, thoughts, actions, suffering, and the degree of man’s free-will.

 

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The Interview

Director: Marc GURUNG

Country: France

Duration: 17:38

Synopsis:

Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment. The evening has only just begun…

 

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Elles ou moi (Them or me)

Director: PH Debiès

Country: France

Duration: 03:17

Synopsis:

“They” suck up his whole life. He’s going to have to make a choice.

 

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Honeymoon

Director: Anaëlle Morf

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 03:46

Synopsis:

A man and a woman meet in a bar for the first time.