SHORT TO THE POINT – MAY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Pablo Munoz Gomez
Synopsis: Santa is capitalist. He brings toys to the rich kids and swea shirts to the poor ones. Nikos, 5 years old.
Director: Olivier Magis, Fedrik De Beul
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.
Director: Jimmy Olsson
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.
Director: Anna Hints
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.
OF MEN AND MICE
Director: Gonzague LEGOUT
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
Director: Matthieu Di Paolo
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
Director: Stepan Sokolov
Country: Russian Federation
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
Director: Maria Eriksson-Hecht
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
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
Director: Jon Frickey
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
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
Director: Maria Alice Arida
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
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
Director: Višeslav Radić
Synopsis: We are nervous while we wait in lines.
BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM
Director: Kinga Kornak
Synopsis: Young man trying to cope with loss, grief and pain. The Renaissance shows how different patterns from art world can reflect relationships.