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List of the films screened at September 2017 Short Film Factory edition

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This is the list of the films screened at September 2017 Short Film Factory edition.

 

BLACK RING
BEST FILM @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Hasan Can Dagli

Country: Turkey

Duration: 14:58

Synopsis: A group of people organizes a special event in an abandoned mansion.

 

THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER
BEST DIRECTOR @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Paul Philipp

Country: Germany

Duration: 29:00

Synopsis: East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…

 

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERFUCKER!
BEST SCREENPLAY @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Sébastien Petretti

Country: Belgium

Duration: 05:34

Synopsis: This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw »

without being disturbed.« State of Emergency motherfucker» is a surrealistic comedy

that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine,

normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police is used to it!

Every day, they get back at it. Samy and Mehdi aren’t even paying attention to it

anymore… the viewer neither. The real question of the movie is to finally discover if

Samy did get some on the night of Valentine’s…

 

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BEST EDITING @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Joschka Laukeninks

Country: Germany

Duration: 08:00

Synopsis: As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.

 

NICOLE’S CAGE
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Josef Brandl

Country: Germany

Duration: 15:57

Synopsis: The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for Jakob and Nicole, a young, ambitious and firmly in the event culture anchored couple. When one of the popular gondolas becomes free, they do not hesitate to move into their first common flat. Unfortunately none of them both has taken the time to get to know his partner before.

 

Tokri (The Basket)
BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Suresh Eriyat

Country: India

Duration: 14:46

Synopsis: Two insignificant lives lost and found in time.

 

FOOD FIRST
SPECIAL  JURY AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Pol Ponsarnau

Country: Germany

Duration: 10:52

Synopsis:  Food first, then morals! A comedy about two couples in a stylish Berlin Tapas restaurant. Tension grows with each dish. All seems lost when the question “who waters your plants?” comes on the table.

 

CHIKA THE DOG IN THE GHETTO
SPECIAL  JURY AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2017 AWARDS

Director: Sandra Schießl

Country: Germany

Duration: 16:21

Synopsis: Chika the dog and the five-year old Mikasch are the heroes of this story which is set in a Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city. The little dog helps Mikasch to develop as a child despite the persecution of the Jews and the threats of the 2nd World War. During World War II it was forbidden for Jews to keep their pets. One day the official orders decreed that Jews have to deliver all dogs. Mikasch refuses to obey this command. His parents help him to find a solution to save Chika. Mikasch’s father hides the dog outside the ghetto at a non-jewish friends house.

Then one day a soldier knocks on the door of the families apartment and delivers a command. The family has to gather with all other Jewish families to be deported. Father, mother and child do not obey, instead they hide in the cellar. Mikasch realizes how important it was to take Chika outside the ghetto. In the small hiding place Chika would have started to bark and that would have revealed the hideout of his family.

With the belief to see Chika again one day, Mikasch overcomes the difficult times in the hideout without serious damage. At the (happy)-end Mikasch and Chika actually find each other once again. There is peace.