Aqua Mamas

This is the list of the films screened at Short Film Factory [by STTP] in June 2018.

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Altimir

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

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.

 

Aqua Mamas

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

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?

 

Insanity

BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

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.

 

Long Time No See

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

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.

 

Ravens

BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

Director: Peter Miller

Country: Australia

Duration: 05:25

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

 

Stars

BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

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…

 

Wasteland

SPECIAL  JURY AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2018 AWARDS

Director: Latifa Said

Country: France

Duration: 14:15

Synopsis: Suburbs of a big city. One worker from Maghreb feels uncomfortable with women. Ambivalent, either he’s fascinated by them, or they make him afraid. When he meets a hooker, he tries to surpass his complex, discovering his own sexuality.

 

Under The Apple Tree

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2018 AWARDS

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.