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Congratulations to our September 2017 Award Winners

Posted on Posted in September 2017

SHORT TO THE POINT – SEPTEMBER 2017 AWARDS

 

BEST FILM

Pipe Dream

Director: Normann Bjorvand

Country: Sweden

Duration: 04:42

Synopsis: Richard Wagner Jr. III lives within a prison. Walls of stone and the strong arms of men have their way with the small, frail shell of this man. But beyond these confines, beyond the harsh florescent lights that suck life from dreaming minds, awaits a lucid and fringe dream that seeks out hosts for its short-lived dance of the fantastic.

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Pipe Dream

Director: Normann Bjorvand

Country: Sweden

Duration: 04:42

Synopsis: Richard Wagner Jr. III lives within a prison. Walls of stone and the strong arms of men have their way with the small, frail shell of this man. But beyond these confines, beyond the harsh florescent lights that suck life from dreaming minds, awaits a lucid and fringe dream that seeks out hosts for its short-lived dance of the fantastic.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Listen

Director: Ernesto González Díaz

Country: Mexico

Duration: 06:00

Synopsis: A couple of sound engineers have stopped paying attention to each other. During a film shooting they see themselves in the actors who play the scene, which makes them understand the importance of listening to one another.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Letters

Director: Terez Konc

Country: Hungary

Duration: 17:43

Synopsis: Impatient adoptive parents send secret letters to the teenage orphan Zolika, before meeting him in person. His emerging courage and hope helps him stand up for himself against his bully Feri, and dream of a better future for him and his beloved Dori. While the parents prepare for his arrival outside, Zolika has to find the ultimate solution to make sure his beloved Dori gets free from the orphanage.

 

BEST EDITING

Through Fire She Calls

Director: Jason Georgiades

Country: United States

Duration: 09:01

Synopsis: A WW1 sniper jeopardizes his life to rescue a mysterious P.O.W. who holds the secret key to finding a way back home.

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Letter

Director: Adil Musataev

Country: Kazakhstan

Duration: 32:00

Synopsis: Serik is a 13 years old foster child. He was a new-born baby when he was sent to the orphanage.

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Dispersion

Director: Nikita Trocki

Country: Belgium

Duration: 17:50

Synopsis: An overworked father, a seductive girl, a maniacal son and “mummy” carefully tied in the back seat.

 

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Le Jeune Pâtissièr

Director: Ksenia Ciuvaseva

Country: Germany

Duration: 16:51

Synopsis: Kolja is 15 years old and already up to open his own business: a cotton candy franchise. As soon as he makes first steps towards his goal, having a stand at an open-air market, he doesn’t seem to be sure about anything anymore. A story about a young entrepreneur in a big city.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

INS HOLZ (in the woods)

Director: Thomas Horat, Corina Schwingruber Ilić

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 13:00

Synopsis: Snow, sweat, testosterone and the sound of chainsaws. Every four years, over a period of three moths in winter, wood is being cut in a steep mountain high above Lake Ägeri and prepared for log rafting. Neither economic change nor technology has been able to replace this traditional and sustainable craft in Switzerland.

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Gluttonous Snake

Director: Bijiao Liu

Country: United States

Duration: 04:12

Synopsis: A boy falls into a game world and begins his evil journey.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Without leaving home

Director: Cesare Furesi

Country: Italy

Duration: 10:13

Synopsis: I am a filmmaker motor disabled. I purchased – the websites of stock photos / videos – individual clips (from 7 “to 20”), carried out by a dozen filmmakers who do not know, seeded the planet. With the reverse process, in my own way I was able to tell a true story that is close to my heart. A girl has a dream that reveals the killers of her boyfriend. Her complaint however, and are arrested. All without leaving your home, like I did. Unfortunately missing scene photos.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Fjord – Stars in an Ocean of Darkness

Director: Corina Andrian

Country: Romania

Duration: 09:32

Synopsis: The music video paints a journey through the subconscious, a rediscovery of the self through Magrittean infused symbolism, the earthly frail body battling apathy and facing the endless hidden depths of the cosmic soul when reconnected with the universe. Such is the human nature, imperfect, ambitious and constantly lost and seeking.

Romanian based post-rock band, Fjord, inscribes the story within universality by envisioning the fifth element of nature, aether, through the realm of atmospheric harmonies.

 

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

The Bird Sings With Its Fingers

Director: Mila Fakhurdinova

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 16:29

Synopsis: Life in the embrace of nature is beautiful. Stream water, coffee with a robin, nude walks through the forest. Life in the embrace of solitude is scary, especially solitude with two people. Young woman in a story on the border of dream and reality, horse and human, beautiful and scary.

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

THE WAREHOUSE

Director: Stephen Bigot

Country: France

Duration: 06:50

Synopsis: Mary has gone missing for a few days. The young woman is slightly marginal, and this does not make things easy for the 3-cop team conducting the investigation. They question Old Sam, hoping to discover some interesting clues…

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

Sliding Away

Director: Bob Findlay

Country: Canada

Duration: 14:35

Synopsis: A son played by Kerry vad der Griend (Night at the Museum, With Child) attempts to connect with his dying father, Ray Winstone (The Departed, Sexy Beast) through images of the father’s life while staying present to his young daughter.

 

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD

Cookie!

Director: Pauwel Nomes

Country: Belgium

Duration: 03:29

Synopsis: A silly bum and a little blue bird both have a craving for something to eat. The little bird enjoys chocolate chip cookies the most, and the bum likes to eat… Little blue birds! The two start a big fight. And when a pretty lady comes between them, there’s no telling what will happen!