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Congratulations to our June 2017 Award Winners

Posted on Posted in June 2017

SHORT TO THE POINT – JUNE 2017 AWARDS

BEST FILM

The remains

Director: Elodie Bouédec

Country: France

Duration: 30:00

Synopsis: Fantine 10 goes with her father Pierre to the lab where he analyses the remains of Agnès Sorel, the mistress of Charles VII. The sight of her lonely skull on a shelf overwhelms the little girl. Troubled that there is nothing left between this skull and the woman Agnès Sorel, Fantine meets her ghost.

The remains

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Sons of

Director: Karas Charlotte, Le Mer Thierry

Country: France

Duration: 19:18

Synopsis: In an orphanage, about 20 children. We can hear their wonderings, see them fight to be chosen, guess their fears and their dream to be part of a family.

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Sons of

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Testament

Director: Eric Jean

Country: Canada

Duration: 14:30

Synopsis: A young woman bring us into her wild and fantastic world as she realized that her death is imminent. This film is adapted from the novel Testament, written in the urgency by the Canadian author Vickie Gendreau at the age of 23, after learning that she was suffering from an incurable cancer.

Testament

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

PET

Director: Chris Moraitis

Country: Greece

Duration: 11:21

Synopsis: Dimitris (a 10 years old boy) is the only child of a rich family. The only person that took care of him, his grandma, is dead. Now his only companion is his pet guinea pig. When Dimitris parents decide a cruel future for him, Dimitris in order to survive he “cripples” the most pure side of himself.

PET

 

BEST EDITING

Maxwell’s demon

Director: Marcos Vaz

Country: Brazil

Duration: 21:20

Synopsis: A Father tries to fix the relationship with his wheelchair bounded daughter after she has been expelled from the school for sexually assaulting another student.

Maxwell's demon

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Brazuca

Director: Faidon Gkretsikos

Country: Greece

Duration: 19:04

Synopsis: During the summer World Cup, 11-year old Boyko will do anything to obtain ‘Brazuca’, the Official World Cup ball, in order to prevent his friends from using him only as a goalkeeper.

Brazuca

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

A Place For Everything

Director: Barnaby Boulton

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis: Whilst searching for his lost stapler, an ordinary man discovers the lost and found of the universe, and must work with the mysterious caretaker to recover what he has lost.

A Place For Everything

 

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Freezer Burn

Director: Marina Bruno

Country: Canada

Duration: 08:17

Synopsis: An enthusiastic business man purchases a freezer.

Freezer Burn

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

The Unemployed Man Who Feeds The Homeless

Director: Lukas Agelastos

Country: Greece

Duration: 04:41

Synopsis: After Konstantinos lost his job during the Greek crisis, he witnessed two kids rummaging through the garbage looking for food. Seeing them made him realise he wanted to do something to help. He now runs a soup kitchen with free food for all.

The Unemployed Man Who Feeds The Homeless

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

RIPrivacy

Director: Aycan Basar

Country: Turkey

Duration: 04:24

Synopsis: A slice from our -very much addicted- everyday life.

RIPrivacy

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Washingtonia

Director: Konstantina Kotzamani

Country: Greece

Duration: 23:53

Synopsis: Washingtonia starts when the giraffe’s heart can no longer be heard. Washingtonia is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of the heat. Washingtonia is the only palm tree that its heart is not devoured by the red beetle. Because its heart is small and dry and no one likes small and dry hearts.

washingtonia

 

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

When We Meet Again

Director: William Sehested Høeg

Country: Denmark

Duration: 19:32

Synopsis: Mads has been traveling across Europe for three months with his two childhood friends, Simon and Sara. To celebrate his safe return, Mads’ family has organised a welcome home lunch – but the meal is interrupted by a call from Sara’s father claiming Sara was raped on the last night of the trip. This throws Mads into the biggest dilemma of his life.

“When We Meet Again” tells a story about the fragile youth, and how a group of youngsters suddenly needs to deal with the matter of a rape. It naturally opens up a debate towards youngsters and their use of drugs and alcohol, while it also discusses where the line goes regarding sexual abuse.

When We Meet Again

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

The big break

Director: Marcel Romeijn

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 04:08

Synopsis: A Dutch actor is in Liege, belgium for his big international breakthrough. A role in a french film. Followed by a Dutch film crew he takes this challenge head on..

The big break

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

Bridge

Director: Niels Bourgonje

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 04:21

Synopsis: In ‘Bridge’ we see how Jos approaches a bridge after a relaxing drive, where on the other side of the bridge another driver approaches named Ad. Ad gives the right of way. But Jos insists that Ad goes first. Who will cross the bridge first?

Bridge

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

PASSION

Director: Arthur Vernon

Country: France

Duration: 14:50

Synopsis: A team of scientists gets paralyzed by a virus. One of them drinks the only remaining antidote and drives full-speed to make other antidotes before his colleagues die. On his way, he bumps into a woman with whom he starts making love passionately.

PASSION

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

The Headlight

Director: Ionut GAGA

Country: Romania

Duration: 15:07

Synopsis: God upholds there still are honest men in the world, but the Devil disagrees. A bet worth ten thousand souls is settled. Those souls will hang in the high moral principles balance of Radu Iovan. Rushing to meet his daughter who is leaving the country, he is pulled over because of a broken headlight.

The Headlight