Monthly Winners

Congratulations to our July 2019 Award Winners

SHORT TO THE POINT – JULY 2019 AWARDS

BEST FILM

This happened to you…? | Peru | 2017 | 15’      

Director: Ana Maria Estrada        

Writer: Ana Maria Estrada            

Cast: Carlos Gassols         Synopsis: An old couple coming back to the country after 30 years and finding the reality that everything has change, also Fausto is obsses with the Alzheimer disease making this couple vulnerable for the scammers.


BEST DIRECTOR

100 EUR | Austria | 2018 | 25’   

Director: Aleksey Lapin  

Writer: Aleksey Lapin      

Producer: Claudia Joldes

Cast: Iulian Postelnicu, Alfredo Minea, Claudia Joldes, Thomas Mratz, Tom Feichtinger        

Synopsis: Vienna during Christmas time 2017. ION has read a curious article about Hitler, wo might be found in Argentina, while his older half-brother ANDREI seems to have other problems on his mind. Following the two Romanian half-brothers and their preparations for leaving the city, money is only one side of the coin.


BEST SCREENPLAY

This happened to you…? | Peru | 2017 | 15’      

Director: Ana Maria Estrada        

Writer: Ana Maria Estrada            

Cast: Carlos Gassols        

Synopsis: An old couple coming back to the country after 30 years and finding the reality that everything has change, also Fausto is obsses with the Alzheimer disease making this couple vulnerable for the scammers.


BEST LEADING ACTRESS

Tina & Sendy | Croatia | 2018 | 18’        

Actress: Tihana Lazović

Director: Hani Domazet 

Writer: Hani Domazet    

Producer: Mirta Puhlovski            

Cast: Tihana Lazović, Sanja Milardović     

Synopsis: A journey through one day and one night. One porn audition, two girls and the big force that will put that female friendship on test.


BEST LEADING ACTOR

This happened to you…? | Peru | 2017 | 15’      

Actor: Carlos Gassols

Director: Ana Maria Estrada        

Writer: Ana Maria Estrada            

Cast: Carlos Gassols        

Synopsis: An old couple coming back to the country after 30 years and finding the reality that everything has change, also Fausto is obsses with the Alzheimer disease making this couple vulnerable for the scammers.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Avenue Louise | Belgium | 2019 | 30’

Cinematographer: Jean-Francois Metz

Director: Thierry Dory    

Writers: Thierry Dory, Christophe Beaujean           

Producers: Joao Vinhas, Stéphane Collin 

Cast: François Vincentelli, Françoise Oriane, Alexandre Von Sivers, Fred De Loof, Mara Taquin          Synopsis: Yesterday, Bernard had everything to be happy. A successful company, a beautiful four-fronted villa, an automatic lawn mower, a happy divorce and two children. Today, Bernard is going through a rough patch. But Bernard will bounce back. Bernard, it’s a guy who bounces back. We can trust him.


BEST EDITING

How good that you are here! |   Austria  | 2019 | 06’       

Director: Elias Rauchenberger     

Writers: Elias Rauchenberger, Julia Graninger, Mara Uhl, Philipp Hafner     

Producers: Elias Rauchenberger, Philipp Hafner    

Cast: Lukas Michelitsch  

Synopsis: “How good that you are here!” is about a young pianist, who starts to rethink past relationships, because he has to deal with a detuned piano string.


BEST COMEDY

Avenue Louise | Belgium | 2019 | 30’

Director: Thierry Dory    

Writers: Thierry Dory, Christophe Beaujean           

Producers: Joao Vinhas, Stéphane Collin 

Cast: François Vincentelli, Françoise Oriane, Alexandre Von Sivers, Fred De Loof, Mara Taquin         

Synopsis: Yesterday, Bernard had everything to be happy. A successful company, a beautiful four-fronted villa, an automatic lawn mower, a happy divorce and two children. Today, Bernard is going through a rough patch. But Bernard will bounce back. Bernard, it’s a guy who bounces back. We can trust him.


BEST DRAMA

30 | Cyprus | 2018 |15’

Director: Constantinos Patsalides              

Writer: George Avraam  

Producer: George Avraam            

Cast: Popi Avraam, Gianna Lefkati, Spyros Georgiou, Andreas Nicolaides   

Synopsis: Cyprus,1974. Maria is trying to find anything she can about her son who is in the battlefield. A shocking twist of fate determines the course of the rest of her life. Chypre,1974.


BEST NARRATIVE

The Victory of Charity | Austria | 2017 | 25’       

Director: Albert Meisl     

Writer: Albert Meisl        

Producer: Lena Weiss     

Cast: Rafael Haider, Erwin Riedenschneider, Nora Czamler             

Synopsis: Szabo is a musicologist devoted to collecting archives of Austrian pop music. When the original stage outfit of a 1960s Viennese beat group ends up at the charity shop, Szabo will do whatever it takes to get it back.


BEST STUDENT

LEAD | Germany | 2019 | 30’    

Director: Benjamin Leichtenstern              

Writer: Benjamin Leichtenstern  

Producers: Laura Roll, Laura Mihajlovic, Caroline Meyer   

Cast: Daniel Christensen, Julius Feldmeier, Giulia Goldammer, Cornelius Obonya, David Zimmerschied, Thorsten Krohn 

Synopsis: Bavaria 1866. Alois has lost his will to live, marked by the brutal fights of the war, and shuts himself away from the outside world into the cold mountains. When the deserted Friedrich steals his life’s savings, Alois’ spirits are revived. He hunts down the Prussian through the cold and rough mountain landscape. When Alois finally catches him, three bandits cross their way. This situation forces the enemies to stick together and a fight for justice and trust arises between the two men.


BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

How good that you are here! |   Austria  | 2019 | 06’       

Director: Elias Rauchenberger     

Writers: Elias Rauchenberger, Julia Graninger, Mara Uhl, Philipp Hafner     

Producers: Elias Rauchenberger, Philipp Hafner    

Cast: Lukas Michelitsch  

Synopsis: “How good that you are here!” is about a young pianist, who starts to rethink past relationships, because he has to deal with a detuned piano string.


BEST ANIMATION

Playing at the sea | Belgium | 2019 | 08’             

Director: Sacha Brauner                                              

Synopsis: A window onto the closed world of an undetermined beach somewhere by the North Sea, where a little boy hangs out. He meets a girl and together they play poetic, absurd, and sometimes ominous beach games.


BEST DOCUMENTARY

INTERVIEWEE: IN THE HOMEMADE WRAP | Greece | 2019 | 10’

Director: Athena Kaloulis                             

Producer: Athena Kaloulis                           

Synopsis: DOCUMENTARY on the last man to still be making handmade cinematic posters in Europe and maybe even the world


BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Fever Queen | United States | 2019 | 08’             

Director: Nick Cotrufo    

Writer: Nick Cotrufo       

Producer: Alex Zhort       

Cast: Haley Grosvenor, Molly Flinchum, Roberto McNutt, Amanda McNutt, Nick Blackburn, Samantha Cole, Ioana Zivku             

Synopsis: In a hallucinatory world of quiet chaos, a young couple is haunted in their home by a myriad of restless souls


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

SMACK | 2019 | 04’       

Directors: Marta Kaczmarek, Roberto Cura

Writers: Marta Kaczmarek, Roberto Cura

Producer: Papaya Films  

Cast: Elżbieta Studniarek, Grażyna Jasiewicz

Synopsis: Music Video made for Papaya Young Directors competition’s 2019 edition.

It was a directorial debut of a creative duo Marta Kaczmarek & Roberto Cura.


BEST MINI SHORT

Mummeh | United Kingdom | 2019 | 02’            

Director: Kieran Stringfellow       

Writer: Kieran Stringfellow           

Producer: Malachy O’neill            

Cast: amantha Vaughan, Daniel Bell         

Synopsis: A young boy asks his mum some very tedious questions while waiting for his doctors appointment.


BEST AMATEUR

PIT STOP | United States | 2019 | 04’    

Director: Mikail Ekiz                       

Producer: Madeleine Arana                        

Synopsis: A Stop-Motion/3D Hybrid Short about a gas station convenience store clerk who has a Magic 8 Ball for a head that can predict the future, he lives in a constant state of paranoia due to the fear that others will discover his secret.