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Congratulations to our July 2017 Award Winners

Posted on Posted in July 2017

SHORT TO THE POINT – JULY 2017 AWARDS

BEST FILM

8 minutes

Director: George Gogichaishvili, David abramishvili

Country: Georgia

Duration: 12:40

Synopsis: After apocalyptic information leaks about the sun going out, meaning the earth will get dark in eight minutes, forever, chaos covers the whole world except for Gia – a single man under sixty with a boring, poor life. In this crazy moment he calls his son to ask how is he handling this situation, despite having a rare and cold relationship with him for a long while. But during the phone call Gia finds his son is in north pole for an expedition with his fiancée, and not aware of the coming total black out. Father hesitates to tell his son how the world is about to end and hangs up the phone. But he can’t just sit and do nothing about it. After a moment he gets hit by an idea. Obsessed with clearly something more than just a call to his son again to inform him about the real apocalypse.

8 Minutes

 

BEST DIRECTOR

THE SMOKE

Director: Ivan Plechev

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 23:07

Synopsis: This is a story of son and his father. They have many secrets from each other. Soon they will recognize them.

THE SMOKE

BEST SCREENPLAY

BioBuddy

Director: Jan Chramosta, Janek Cingroš

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 07:21

Synopsis: A man who comes to the cafeteria manages to turn someone else´s world upside down.

BioBuddy

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ALZHAÏMOUR

Director: Pierre Van de Kerckhove

Country: Belgium

Duration: 14:36

Synopsis: Louise, aged 68, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and lives in a nursing home. Her daily life is riddled with sadness because her son Daniel is no longer visiting her, discouraged by his mother’s memory lapses. The arrival of a new patient in the home (Leo, 82), who is also suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, will upset Louise’s life … but also that of Daniel!

ALZHAÏMOUR

BEST EDITING

Unexpected

Director: Jessy LANGLOIS

Country: France

Duration: 11:12

Synopsis: Sebastian celebrates his birthday today. He does not know yet but some friends prepared him a surprise. A surprise that will unfold in a very unexpected way.

Unexpected

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

#BURNING

Director: Nathalie André

Country: Belgium

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: his Sunday is a scorcher. Somewhere in our Ardennes. A road. A gang of kids trying to avoid boredom.

#BURNING

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Kai

Director: Friederike Guessefeld

Country: Germany

Duration: 23:00

Synopsis: A small German village in the south of Brandenburg is preparing for a traditional youth ceremony. Children become adults, which is a cause worth celebrating.

The young Kai lives with his father on a farm. They have invited guests for the festive meal planned for the following day. Everything has been arranged and the calf is ready for slaughter. But Kai’s father does not want to slaughter or celebrate, he wants his peace.

Driven by the fear that everything could go wrong, Kai races through the sleepy village. The afternoon leads him to Lea, a local girl. With her, time takes on a different pace.

KAI captures a formative moment in life, where a boy tries to find a way out. From a village, from a family situation and from his own anxieties.

Kai

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Grandma Dorota

Director: Agnieszka Gasiorek

Country: Poland

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: Documentary short film about Agnieszka Gasiorek’s grandmother, which was deported to Siberia by the Soviets in 1950. The film explores how this tragic event has affected on her life and her further identity. But also how it has affected on me – her granddaughter.

Grandma Dorota

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

33 Microliter

Director: Manuel Zimmer

Country: Germany

Duration: 03:00

Synopsis: Manuel Zimmer’s life in two minutes and 33 microliter, the size of one teardrop.

33 Microliter

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

TO BE

Director: farzaneh omidvarnia

Country: Denmark

Duration: 06:00

Synopsis: Approved or rejected?

TO BE

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

KCLOC

Director: Ninaad Kulkarni

Country: United States

Duration: 02:50

Synopsis: KCLOC is a 3D animated documentary on people’s perceptions of time. A selection of brief interviews provide the voices for ten meticulously designed CGI clock characters, in a variety of real-world settings, as they respond to a single question: “What does time mean to you?”

KCLOC

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

Bird Seed

Director: Peter Mottram

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 01:46

Synopsis: Never has the saying been more true; you will reap what you sow…

Bird Seed

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

Ecate

Director: Tommaso Frangini

Country: Italy

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: A Knight, with a shadowy past, is lost in a dense and murky forest.

He is found by a Lady who takes care of him, but who also hides a mystery. Two wandering souls in the middle of the forest. A journey through the mists of memories and conscience.

Based on John Keats’ ballad “La belle dame sans merci”.

Ecate

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

Be Open

Director: Marcell Feher

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 10:10

Synopsis: On the night bus, George must come up with the catchiest line in order to talk to the really hot girl or risk never seeing her again.

Be Open