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Congratulations to our October 2018 Award Winners

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SHORT TO THE POINT – OCTOBER 2018 AWARDS

 

 

BEST FILM

Polka: Purveyor of Dots

Director: Daniel Castro

Country: United States

Duration: 04:30

Synopsis: Polka, the eccentric visionary designer who introduced the world to the polka dot, finds her legacy in jeopardy when dots are declared ‘dead’ by the industry digest. She must evolve to survive, but breaking free of her circular empire is not easy. To prevail, she must rise above all that she knows and see the world from a different point of view.


BEST DIRECTOR

Alone

Director: Antoine Laurens

Country: France

Duration: 15:25

Synopsis: Adaptation after comic book by Chaboute.


BEST SCREENPLAY

Utopia

Director: Aimiende Negbenebor Sela

Country: United States

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: Utopia is a surreal drama about an aspirational, blond young lady who wakes up from a coma in Uganda. And, no — nothing is as it seems.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ius Maris

Director: Vincenzo D’arpe

Country: Italy

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: The short film tells the story of Yassine, a young man born and raised in Lecce by Moroccan parents who live, in the same way of all second-generation guys, straddling two cultures, never supported by a real integration. Through the sea and surfing, however, the integration process will come true, Yassine will become an host of a surf camp, attended by people of all races and religions.


BEST EDITING

The Master of Cuchillo

Director: Rodrigo Sebastian Gonzalez

Country: Mexico

Duration: 11:26

Synopsis: Timoteo, a chef that knows perfectly what he doesn’t wants to be, has an obsession for juggling knives. The loss of one of his fingers constantly reminds him how dangerous is his obsession. He is fully aware of his problem, he tries so hard to control himself all the time. His father suffers from the same obsession and together try to overcome it. But they are some detonators that exceed all forces. Timoteo will be tempted when he discovers his platonic love ‘Lucrecia chef’, visiting his restaurant. The life of Timoteo will depend by the fate of a knife in the air.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Rearrangement

Director: Emilios Avraam

Country: Cyprus

Duration: 08:55

Synopsis: When Leonidas (Makis Papadimitriou) pursues an home renovation contract, he quickly comes to find that his potential new client is very insistent that everything must be done according to her demands.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

It’s a Match!

Director: Schnabel Annabella

Country: Hungary

Duration: 13:42

Synopsis: This is the bizarre story of a Tinder date that is getting more and more amplified by the participiants’ anxiety throughout their first encounter.


BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

This One’s for You, Alice

Director: Patrick Hanser

Country: Brazil

Duration: 11:03

Synopsis: When Joaquim, a frustrated writer living in the 70s, finds out his recently wed wife is cheating on him, he starts writing a suicide letter along with preparing a surprise for his wife to find when she gets home from her lover’s arms.


BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM

The Ball

Director: Fernando G. Pliego

Country: Spain

Duration: 08:22

Synopsis: During a football match with his friends, two kids stole Angel’s new ball. Charo, a friend of Angel, says that she knows where one of the thieves lives. Angel and his father go there to try to recover the ball. But things get complicated when Angel’s father realizes that the house owner is the main client of his modest business.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

On My Mind

Director: Shirley Zhou

Country: United States

Duration: 06:19

Synopsis: A loser-in-love’s struggle to move on is personified by a pesky crow.

 


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

The Beast Underneath

Director: Anaëlle Morf, Alexandre Rufin

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 13:25

Synopsis: On the 27th of February 2016, in the city of La Baie, Quebec, the famous fisherman Marc Gagnon discovered a new species of halibut that could reach several meters. Because the man is always looking for controlling the nature. How far his megalomania is going to take him?


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Lucky Fish

Director: Philippe Bensadon

Country: Israel

Duration: 07:36

Synopsis: The past 22nd of July, six players played a remarkable poker hand. Their goal was to compete with each other and win as much money as they could. However only one of them managed to leave the table as a winner. Was it skill?


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

The Reaper

Director: Bartosz Lukasiuk

Country: Poland

Duration: 03:30

Synopsis: Short film about a farmer from Poland.


BEST MINI SHORT

MACHINE

Director: Ekaterina Volovich

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 01:29

Synopsis: No blemish worse, than spiritual emptiness. Oscar Wilde.


BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT                      

The jury didn’t select any winner for this category in October.


BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

L-P-D-M

Director: Nawal Kaffouf

Country: France

Duration: 07:02

Synopsis: Tom enters a hospital, asks to see his father who is in a very critical state but visits are forbidden for this prisoner. A policeman stands in front of the bedroom door, Tom has to find a way to get in …