This is the list of the films screened at SHORT to the Point in OCTOBER 2019.
BEST NARRATIVE AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
The Bribe | Russian Federation | 2018 | 13’
Director: Alexey Kharitonov
Writer: Alexey Kharitonov
Producers: Kirill Alekhin , Dmitry Sharov , Pavel Roytberg , Dmirty Kupovikh , Dmirty Shepelev
Cast: Mikhail Trukhin , Sergey Burunov , Nikolay Kovbas , Sergey Annenkov , Alexander Revenko
Synopsis: A citizen offers the investigator a bribe to close a case… about bribery. But the events unfold in an unpredictable manner.
BEST DRAMA AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS
Sunday 11.00-12.00 | United Kingdom | 2018 | 11’
Director: Stelios Koukouvitakis
Writer: Stelios Koukouvitakis
Producer: Stelios Koukouvitakis
Cast: Danai Epithymiadi, Lefteris Vasilakis
Synopsis: A young couple comes back from a night out. Suddenly they are attacked on the street. Their reaction will mark their lives. A short film about dilemmas, choices and the price to pay for them.
BEST LEADING ACTRESS AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
The Original | United Kingdom | 2018 | 14’
Actress: Ariana Lebron
Director: Michelle Garza Cervera
Writer: Andrew Fleming
Producer: Hiroyuki Ishiguro
Synopsis: Alana is a woman struggling to keep her relationship alive as her partner suffers with a debilitating illness. A new medical procedure offers the answer to their prayers, but not without forcing her to make one last sacrifice.
BEST COMEDY AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Hero of the day | Russian Federation | 2018 | 12’
Director: Aleksey Sokolov
Writer: Aleksey Sokolov
Producer: Sergey Shein, Alena Nikitina, Aleksandr Arbuzov
Cast: Andrey Nekrasov, Rustam Fayzulaev, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Valentina Novikova, Yuliya Popova, Antonis Shamanidi, Ruslan Zemnuhov, Temirlan Shudaev
Synopsis: Arseniy is on a way of getting his breakfast. Can he ever imagine that he will be saving people and animals, taking part in a fight, meeting a girl and probably having a chance to become a hero that day, and even have a desired reward?
BEST DRAMA AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Forgive me | Spain | 2019 | 03’
Director: Cucho L. Capilla
Writer: Tony Pérez
Producer: Ivandra Films
Cast: Gema Pérez Fernández, Alejandra López
Synopsis: A girl comes home to apologize to her mother for the news she is yet to receive.
BEST STUDENT AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Pulsar | Israel | 2019 | 17’
Director: Gregory Yarin
Writer: Gregory Yarin
Producer: Danil Tsiporukha
Cast: Paulo E. Moura
Synopsis: A story about an artist trying to adjust to the void left after his wife left him.
BEST CHILDREN SHORT AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
A monster day | China | 2019 | 14’
Director: chan ning
Writer: chan ning
Cast: huang ling chen
Synopsis: Ye zi’s mother is stressed out. After suppressing herself under pressure for a long time, she turned into a monster one morning. Now the 5 year old Ye zi have to take care of her monster mom, how’s it gonna be…
BEST ANIMATION AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Tiffany | United States | 2019 | 07’
Director: Christina Christie
Writers: Christina Christie, Taylor Estape, Desiree Vargas, Genesis Laboy, Savannah Berry, Sofia Santos, Austin Royall, Megan Burbach, Kylie Campbell, Peter Lupton, Beryl Van Ness, Chris Gomes, Lauren Gisewhite
Producer: University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts and Design
Cast: Callie Wills
Synopsis: While packing away her deceased grandmother’s affairs, Pauline discovers that one of their stained glass sculptures has come to life. As the lights in the house go out and their memories together begin to dim, Pauline realizes there is joy in celebrating the legacy of those who have been lost.
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
MALKO | Brazil | 2019 | 06’
Director: Guilherme Bohn
Writers: Guilherme Bohn, Malko Joseph, Maurício Padilha
Producer: Francesco Civita
Synopsis: The story of Malko, a Haitian immigrant in Brazil.
BEST MINI SHORT AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Godspeed | United States | 2019 | 03’
Director: Sunny Wai Yan Chan
Synopsis: “Godspeed” is a story about a mother saying goodbye to her son at the airport. The son wants a hug, but the non-expressive mother is reluctant to do so. The seemingly small conflict between the two is amplified by the close-ups of their faces, visualizing the weight of struggle each of them is experiencing.
BEST AMATEUR AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
71 QUESTIONS | United Kingdom | 2019 | 06’
Director: Justine Léaux
Writer: Justine Léaux
Producer: Itunu Olowo
Cast: Yazmin Joy Vigus, Mirdrit Zhinipotoku
Synopsis: The interrogation of a lifetime.
BEST SERIES AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Russian Hackers Life | Russian Federation | 05’
Director: Viktoriia Kravchenko
Writers: Viktor Kravchenko, Viktoriia Kravchenko, Marat Amirov
Producers: Natali Reznikova, Mari Kuleshova
Cast: Viktor Kravchenko, Marat Amirov, Andrey Vaseiko
Synopsis: Welcome to Universe of Hacking! Russian Hackers (Fedor, Boris and Ignat) are going to hack the world for digital freedom equality brotherhood under Fedor’s control. There is only one problem: they need big hackerhood all over the world. So they decide to invite international shooting team (America Tomorrow) to make documentary.. sorry.. hackumentary.
BEST COMMERCIAL/AD/TVC AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Life is a beautiful journey | Slovenia | 2019 | 02’
Director: Sven Greif
Producer: Sven Greif
Synopsis: The story talks about the journey of life. A young boy, who is a big fan of racing, so he watches all the races. He imagines he is one of the racers on the racing track, fighting for the title – to be the best. Races are his motivation that one day he will become number one. So he starts to train, race and train some more. During his journey, he faces multiple obstacles, which make him devastated. He is somehow more driven to achieve his goal through the strength of his memories. All roads lead him to the fastest supercar in the world. Every journey starts with a reason.
BEST STOP-MOTION/TIME-LAPSE AWARD @ STTP MAY 2019 AWARDS
Impermanence – An Inner Journey | France | 2019 | 06’
Director: Nicolas Jouhet
Synopsis: Making this film led me to travel to many holy places in Asia. But it is not this trip that I wanted to tell here, but an inner journey through the progressive understanding of impermanence. This leads us to realize that everything is linked, that we are all connected. This understanding can come with meditation, but also through the contemplation of nature. How can we not feel united to the whole universe when one immerses oneself in a starry sky? As this knowledge takes root in us, we act with greater kindness for ourselves, others, and the planet. The time lapse makes it possible to contract the time, it is the ideal technique to turn into pictures the impermanence. This film was shot in Thailand, China, Burma, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India (Ladakh) and Cambodia.