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Congratulations to our February 2018 Award Winners

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SHORT TO THE POINT – FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

 

 

BEST FILM

Leader

Director: Priwieziencew Katia, Priwieziencew Igor

Country: Poland

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: A group of men oppressed by women joins a course with the aim of regaining a healthy relationship. The coach turns out to have highly controversial methods…

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Leader

Director: Priwieziencew Katia, Priwieziencew Igor

Country: Poland

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: A group of men oppressed by women joins a course with the aim of regaining a healthy relationship. The coach turns out to have highly controversial methods…

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Fuck the bitch !?

Director: Daniel JENNY

Country: France

Duration: 05:23

Synopsis: In which a light and unfaithful woman, interested in money easily earned in a somewhat doubtful manner, suddenly sees her hopes flying away.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dispirited

Director: Alaleh  Izadi

Country: Islamic Republic of Iran

Duration: 18:00

Synopsis: A lonely oldman who only can get connected with his family by social networks.

 

BEST EDITING

Djakuyu

Director: Dzen Yevstygneykin

Country: Ukraine

Duration: 25:00

Synopsis: The film tells about the adventures of the Japanese professor Hiroshi Ono in Ukraine. By coincidence, he is late for a train to Kiev and has to go from Lviv to capital by his own. Everything that Hiroshi has – is thousand UAH in a purse and “Thank you” in the Japanese-Ukrainian vocabulary.

The professor tries to explain that he needs to get to Kiev, where friends are waiting for him. But the fate puts him in a small village of Dyakovo. There, a Japanese finds himself on the Hutsul holiday. The depth and sincerity of people affect professor. Without long hesitation, he decides to give a chance to adventures to enter his life. So Hiroshi is in Odessa, professor immediately falls in love with the flavor of the city. There he discovers Ukraine from an unknown to himself – an ironic and surprisingly frivolous side.

Unfortunately, the adventure also has to come to its end. Especially when it’s just an happenstance, and therefore somewhere your relatives are really worried about you. Our hero takes a train and finally gets to Kiev, where the local police helps him to find his friends.

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

DIE FREUNDIN (The homegirl)

Director: Iván Sáinz-Pardo

Country: Germany

Duration: 03:40

Synopsis: Open the door, is your best friend.

 

BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM

Stars

Director: Han Zhang

Country: United States

Duration: 05:06

Synopsis: Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Aqua Mamas

Director: Zara Zerny

Country: Denmark

Duration: 28:00

Synopsis: A hybrid short film about motherhood based on real experiences – with one actress and a group of real mothers playing themselves within a fictive storyline. Pernille is pregnant and filled with joyful expectations to her new life as a mother. But when her son arrives her world is turned upside-down. The idyllic dream of motherhood is shattered and replaced by the reality of a crying baby. She seeks support and comfort from a group of far more experienced mothers, whom tries to help Pernille the best way they can. But how can one become a great mother?

 

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

X

Director: Giorgio De Dominicis

Country: Italy

Duration: 11:00

Synopsis: In a dystopian world where individuals live like automata, X finds his human nature.

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Under The Apple Tree

Director: Erik van Schaaik

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 18:23

Synopsis: Two brothers, an apple farmer and a priest, live next to each other as neighbors. Unfortunately, they can’t get along very well. The priest is fed up with his peasant brother and his ugly apple orchard, dropping thousands of rotten apples in his neat little graveyard. The farmer is a gawky fellow, drunk on homemade cider, and deeply unhappy. The apple trees are rotten and

the apples full of worms. He is bankrupt, desperate and loathed upon by his heartless brother.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Altimir

Director: Kay Hannahan

Country: United States

Duration: 17:24

Synopsis: Since the collapse of the communist regime in 1989, Bulgaria has experienced the most extreme population decline in the world. Low birth rates, high death rates, and emigration have pushed many villages to the verge of extinction. Altimir explores life in one of Bulgaria’s disappearing villages haunted by the promises of communism and capitalism.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Askıda (Unsettled)

Director: yesim tonbaz

Country: Turkey

Duration: 05:39

Synopsis: A white grocery nylon bag is being dragged on the street by the wind. Haunted by wires and drabbled by mud, the bag rolls to the door of a house. A hand takes the bag, washes and dries it, puts something in it and hangs on the wall. We hear a baby cry. The same hand reaches to the baby, takes and breastfeeds him. We see that she is a little girl.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Ravens

Director: Peter Miller

Country: Australia

Duration: 05:25

Synopsis: Animated portraits reinterpret Edgar Allan Poe. Original music by Peter Miller.

 

BEST MINI SHORT

Live

Director: Vasilis Stavropoulos

Country: Greece

Duration: 01:00

Synopsis: Guys, something shocking’s happening right now… a man’s about to commit suicide… Watch!

 

BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT

Insanity

Director: Georgi Martev, Teodora Vassileva

Country: Bulgaria

Duration: 01:39

Synopsis: What is the impact of our stressful world on our mentality? “Insanity” is a Psychological thriller showing just that.

 

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

Long Time No See

Director: Aleksi Mörttinen

Country: Finland

Duration: 19:08

Synopsis: An estranged father takes his daughter on an ice fishing trip which turns sour. They try to leave but get lost and trapped in the wilderness. After a night in the cold and dark, they are forced to reconcile, and miraculously find their way back home.