Congratulations to our STTP Award Winners

Congratulations to our April 2018 Award Winners

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SHORT TO THE POINT – APRIL 2018 AWARDS

 

BEST FILM

Fear

Director: Juan Pablo Menchon

Country: Argentina

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: Lucas is nine years old, in the immensity of the countryside, in the darkest of nights, sitting next to el Pira, his dog, he waits. Sometimes a scary story can also be a story of courage.

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Fear

Director: Juan Pablo Menchon

Country: Argentina

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: Lucas is nine years old, in the immensity of the countryside, in the darkest of nights, sitting next to el Pira, his dog, he waits. Sometimes a scary story can also be a story of courage.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

NOA

Director: Angel Barroeta

Country: United States

Duration: 14:45

Synopsis: A spiritual journey, in a dystopian and chaotic society, brings Noa to dive deep into the dark side of humanity.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

think of something blue

Director: jerry de mars

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 06:23

Synopsis: Think of something blue is based on a Dutch Poem by Martijn den Ouden. It portrays a man, dealing with loneliness and mourning, comforted by memories of his loved one.

 

BEST EDITING

Compete

Director: Emmanuelle Lacombe

Country: Canada

Duration: 16:49

Synopsis: Rosalie coaches her young sister Sara in their village’s figure skating club. As sibling relations are often complicated, their relationship is tinged with rivalry. On the eve of a major competition, frictions intensifies between them.

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Hiatus

Director: Kevin Haefelin

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 12:27

Synopsis: A philosophy teacher discusses religion in class. In the street he is confronted to his subject in an unexptected way

 

BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM

Mogu and Perol

Director: Tsuneo Goda

Country: Japan

Duration: 08:32

Synopsis: A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! Whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal. One day Perol finds a very tasty looking Brrrr-berry that Mogu was about to pick. Perol doesn’t wait for a second to taste the berry which brings about an unexpected quarrel between the two.

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

I am Art

Director: Roman Eich, Raphael Petri

Country: Germany

Duration: 29:19

Synopsis: In this mockumentary a first-time documantary filmmaker meets the artist of all classes Ischariot Wiesengrund. Despite their obvious differences the two men develop a strange familiarity.

 

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Hideaway

Director: Cal Croft

Country: Australia

Duration: 13:12

Synopsis: Two young boys battle imaginary monsters together, but soon one’s violent home life is exposed and it is up to his friend to intervene.

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Flatman

Director: Philipp Bürge

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 14:04

Synopsis: Flatman – a character of the designer – comes to life, flees from his creator and falls in love with Caramelle. His longing for freedom contradicts the will of the designer. But is the designers will really as free as he believes? The boundaries between creator and creature break and suddenly nothing is as it seems.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Inga

Director: Uffe Mulvad

Country: Denmark

Duration: 06:35

Synopsis: Through her memoirs, Inga reflects about love, old age and death. We are invited into her home, as she doing her morning rituals and baths in the cold lake. The short portrait shows in artistic and intimate pictures, a day in a life, how it’s like being old and what it means for Inga.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Subcutaneous

Director: Carlos Segundo

Country: Brazil

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: Anne knows, the skin is not the limit.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Creatrincos Velve

Director: Winona Regan

Country: United States

Duration: 04:37

Synopsis: Learning to resist fear and embrace pleasure.

 

BEST MINI SHORT

Cross the Bridge

Director: Marc Eikelenboom

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 02:29

Synopsis: A lonely bridgekeepers life changes if he falls in love.

 

BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT

Transcending Borders

Director: Lorena Santana

Country: United States

Duration: 05:59

Synopsis: Immigration and US/Mexico border discussions inspire Emma, a high school senior, to conceive a public art piece for her school’s social justice garden. As the project materializes, the transformational power of art and the fundamental importance of creative expression is unveiled.

 

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

Voice for the Voiceless

Director: Bex Kearon-Wiles

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 17:56

Synopsis: This film follows three generations of Ugandans in their fight to bring quality education to their village. Enid, her son Martin and her adopted son Titus have all spent their lives in Kikobero. This is a hard-to-reach village with poor quality roads, lack of basic amenities and a lack of good schooling. Martin and his parents are committed to bringing a quality school to the village so that children are able to break away from the traditional way of life and explore more opportunities. This 18 minute film follows part of that journey.