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Congratulations to our October 2017 Award Winners

Posted on Posted in News, October 2017

SHORT TO THE POINT – OCTOBER 2017 AWARDS

 

BEST FILM

THE WAIT

Director: Eric DU BELLAY

Country: France

Duration: 24:20

Synopsis: Eloise, 21 years old, lives in a decrepit family-owned vineyard. On a winter’s sunday, she’s alone on duty for the winemaking cooperative. Her parents are running errands. They left a note saying her cousin, Matis, will spend the night at the domain. The wait starts.

 

BEST DIRECTOR

THE WAIT

Director: Eric DU BELLAY

Country: France

Duration: 24:20

Synopsis: Eloise, 21 years old, lives in a decrepit family-owned vineyard. On a winter’s sunday, she’s alone on duty for the winemaking cooperative. Her parents are running errands. They left a note saying her cousin, Matis, will spend the night at the domain. The wait starts.

BEST SCREENPLAY

the bra

Director: laurent Firode

Country: France

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: November 2015, the government asks citizens to flaunt their balconies with a French flag to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks. This can sometimes have unexpected consequences.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Butterfly

Director: Paillès twin brothers

Country: France

Duration: 25:38

Synopsis: Following the death of her Father whom she has not seen since she was a teenager, Vanessa, coming from a humble social background, goes to Marseilles.

Master Leclerc, the solicitor in charge of the succession, offers her an unexpected choice which is going to plunge Vanessa back into her past.

 

BEST EDITING

María Fernanda in time

Director: Xavier Pijuan

Country: Spain

Duration: 09:20

Synopsis: An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where his son works.

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Boris In The Forest

Director: Robert Hackett

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 12:00

Synopsis: A black comedy about a Californian geek in search of his horror hero Boris Karloff. “Wonderfully weird.” Chris Blaine, writer/director ‘Nina Forever’.

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Blessed Days

Director: Valentina Casadei

Country: France

Duration: 13:00

Synopsis: Adèle, an 85 years old lady, confronts very hardly the loss of her husband, after 63 years of shared life. An unexpected dream, will bring Adele to relive the last moments of their life together, at the museum. She will be able to overcome the pain.

 

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

A Change of Heart

Director: Leon de Levita

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 10:16

Synopsis: Dean wakes up on top of a canal building. In his journey to get out his life changes.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Incredible India

Director: Keyur Shah

Country: India

Duration: 02:37

Synopsis: In the latest campaign for Incredible India conceptualized by Skylark Productions and CNN, the communication strategy moves beyond foreign tourists to international professionals.

The ad speaks about how there is a lot to discover in India for everyone from an apparel designer, or a travel writer, to even a golfer

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Hundred Miles Red

Director: Wu ZHENG, Jiawen SHEN, Liying HUANG

Country: China

Duration: 07:25

Synopsis: The soft wind rises, the dark night lasts. With lights in their hands and red silk on their body, a crowd of women stand quietly under the gate.

Their gazes are afar into the mist, as they await returning of their lovers. All men left for war to protect the country, and today is the day to return.

As dawn breaks, the city wakes to the thump of hooves…

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

The Stool Man

Director: Cicero Fraga, Daniel Lacourt

Country: Brazil

Duration: 11:00

Synopsis: He does not want to be a human anymore. He wants to become a stool man. In his existential crisis, we’ll follow the transformation of a man and the exaltation of things, while his friends are trying to keep him around.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Dot. – Everybody dances to techno

Director: Prateek Sethi

Country: India

Duration: 02:35

Synopsis: The song is about the artist loving salsa and not finding a dancing partner whom she doesn’t fall in love with at the end of every dance.

 

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

The Bill

Director: Angela Semenas

Country: Germany

Duration: 03:21

Synopsis: It’s all about women power, love, sex, marriage and the capacity to start your life anew.

In the modern society the household duties, which does every woman at home for herself and her man, are not valuied by men anymore. Men live with women, do not marry and change one woman for another. This film is about the “payment” for everything that woman does for her man.

Everyone has to pay his bills.