Congratulations to our STTP Award Winners

Congratulations to our May 2018 Award Winners

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SHORT TO THE POINT – MAY 2018 AWARDS

 

BEST FILM

KAPITALISTIS

Director: Pablo Munoz Gomez

Country: France

Duration: 14:45

Synopsis: Santa is capitalist. He brings toys to the rich kids and swea shirts to the poor ones. Nikos, 5 years old.

 

BEST DIRECTOR

May Day

Director: Olivier Magis, Fedrik De Beul

Country: Belgium

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In Thierry’s living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job… and quickly. But we’re in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

2nd class

Director: Jimmy Olsson

Country: Sweden

Duration: 13:45

Synopsis: Charlotte is the new 2nd class teacher and when she is out with her friends she gets attacked by a nazi. After the hospital when she gets back to her school she discovers that one of her students is the son of that naz.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ICE

Director: Anna Hints

Country: Estonia

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: Harri is a lieutenant colonel in the Estonian army embarking on missions to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is divorced and only sees his 10-year old son on holidays from time to time. Struggling with the guilt of not being there for his estranged son, Harri decides to make up for lost time by going to an adventurous father-son winter trip to an island where he used to go with his father as a boy. Due to the slow queue in the harbor, Harri decides to take the quicker way — a local ice road over the frozen sea. While arguing with his ex-wife on the phone, Harri loses the tracks and an accident occurs. The car falls through the ice into the cold water.

 

BEST EDITING

OF MEN AND MICE

Director: Gonzague LEGOUT

Country: France

Duration: 20:10

Synopsis: In the heart of Detroit city. As the economic crisis continues to bite, two former employees of a car plant decide to rob the Motorcity Bank, but find themselves trapped by the police. Negotiations will take an unexpected turn.

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Inspector W

Director: Matthieu Di Paolo

Country: France

Duration: 29:59

Synopsis: In the small town of Saint-Martin-des-Bois, the unthinkable happened: a woman was murdered. Inspector W, with his loyal right-hand man, Lieutenant Lanvin, will start an investigation full of whiskers, floral dresses and panna cotta…

 

BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM

The Confidence

Director: Stepan Sokolov

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 12:27

Synopsis: Vasya, a diffident young man, asks his smart friend Jenya to help him impress a cute girl Vika who is Vasya’s dream woman. Jenya offers Vasya to protect Vika from a fictional abduction with abductors being Jenya’s friends. Our friends couldn’t even imagine that alongside their fictional abduction 2 real criminals with nicknames Mathematik and Tychok want to abduct Vika in real time. Vasya’s confidence in dangerous and complicated situation will allow him not only to beat the criminals, but also win Vika’s attention.

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Schoolyard Blues

Director: Maria Eriksson-Hecht

Country: Sweden

Duration: 16:36

Synopsis: It’s John’s first day at school. Unexpectedly his eleven-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika has plans other than just taking John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.

 

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Portrait Of Eva

Director: Klim Tukaev

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 14:10

Synopsis: A young and talented artist Thomas experienced a creative crisis in the last few years. Until he happened to meet a mysterious girl in a night bar.

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Cat Days

Director: Jon Frickey

Country: Germany

Duration: 11:09

Synopsis: Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor’s. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the core of the boy’s identity.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

All Skate, Everybody Skate

Director: Nicole Triche

Country: United States

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: Near the southern tip of Topsail Island, NC you’ll find a typical small town post office. But, if you climb the stairs to the second floor, you’ll find a roller skating rink that is over 50 years old. Behind the counter of both the post office and the rink you’ll find Miss Doris. “All Skate, Everybody Skate” is a portrait of a woman in her late seventies who has known hard times and met them with head-on with grit and an extraordinary work ethic that has kept her climbing that wooden staircase each evening to rent and repair skates, spin vintage 45s, and weave smoothly in-between the tourists in her white skates with the red wheels.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Solo

Director: Maria Alice Arida

Country: Brazil

Duration: 16:00

Synopsis: Silvia is a ballerina completely consumed by dance. Determined to rehearse until she achieves perfection, she locks herself in her apartment for days in a row. Her compulsion makes her enter a state of growing delirium. Her rehearsals are only interrupted when a dirt stain on the carpet that starts to invade the apartment little by little.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Real Love by Inga-Dingo

Director: Eyal Be

Country: Israel

Duration: 04:26

Synopsis: What happens when your ex-boyfriend is a video editor that keeps trapping you in a loop in order to stop you from meeting your new boyfriend? This is the idea behind the music video for “Real Love” by the Israeli alternative band, Inga-Dingo.

 

BEST MINI SHORT

Devil’s work

Director: Višeslav Radić

Country: Croatia

Duration: 00:59

Synopsis: We are nervous while we wait in lines.

 

BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

The Renaissance

Director: Kinga Kornak

Country: Poland

Duration: 09:59

Synopsis: Young man trying to cope with loss, grief and pain. The Renaissance shows how different patterns from art world can reflect relationships.