Congratulations to our STTP Award Winners

The winners of Short to the Point 2018 Annual Awards

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SHORT TO THE POINT – 2018 ANNUAL AWARDS

 

 

BEST FILM

FUCKING DRAMA

Director: Michael Podogil

Country: Austria

Duration: 17:01

Synopsis: A young couple admits to see an off theater play in a mysterious dark basement. The play begins as ‘arty’ as expected – some people film it amused with their phones. But the mood changes, when Manfred Amour, the author of the play enters the cellar.

 

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

Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

Director: Marcus Markou

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 12:12

Synopsis: Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the duration of their lives. Initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship.

 

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

Lau and Laudrup

Director: Charlotte Brodthagen

Country: Denmark

Duration: 30:00

Synopsis: Soccer-lover Lau lives a lonely existence at the refugee center, as his brother Laudrup is hospitalized. When an epidemic breaks loose in Copenhagen, Lau escapes the evacuation of the center and sets out to rescue his little brother.

 

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

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

Le Jeune Pâtissièr

Director: Ksenia Ciuvaseva

Country: Germany

Duration: 16:51

Synopsis: Kolja is 15 years old and already up to open his own business: a cotton candy franchise. As soon as he makes first steps towards his goal, having a stand at an open-air market, he doesn’t seem to be sure about anything anymore. A story about a young entrepreneur in a big city.

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Twice Upon a Time

Director: Vojin Vasovic

Country: Serbia

Duration: 14:10

Synopsis: Twice Upon a Time, there was a king with split personality whose one half wants to become a poet and the other a fearless warrior. They share their conscience, but have opposing wishes and desperately want to get rid of each other.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

The suspended life

Director: Condino Fabrizio

Country: Italy

Duration: 15:48

Synopsis: The suspended life tells the repetitve and oppressive routine of a young boy in a provincial town in southern Italy.

 

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

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

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

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

The Bird Sings With Its Fingers

Director: Mila Fakhurdinova

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 16:29

Synopsis: Life in the embrace of nature is beautiful. Stream water, coffee with a robin, nude walks through the forest. Life in the embrace of solitude is scary, especially solitude with two people. Young woman in a story on the border of dream and reality, horse and human, beautiful and scary.

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

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.

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Pipe Dream

Director: Normann Bjorvand

Country: Sweden

Duration: 04:42

Synopsis: Richard Wagner Jr. III lives within a prison. Walls of stone and the strong arms of men have their way with the small, frail shell of this man. But beyond these confines, beyond the harsh florescent lights that suck life from dreaming minds, awaits a lucid and fringe dream that seeks out hosts for its short-lived dance of the fantastic.

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

The Ticket

Director: Haris Stathopoulos

Country: Greece

Duration: 17:00

Synopsis: We follow the course of a ticket for Public Transportation as it passes from hand to hand. Each person that holds the ticket carries his own story and a social problem as well. A social recording of the Greek crisis.

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

FAMILY FOR SALE

Director: Sebastien Petretti

Country: Belgium

Duration: 14:29

Synopsis: A small hole in a condom back in 1980, and Xav is conceived… Ironic when you know

that Oscar owns a sex shop. Oscar is the father. Typhaine, the mother, is a disinherited

bourgeois. Since the arrival of Petra, Typhaine can’t stop throwing herself against the

wall to express her discomfort. Petra is Oscar’s mistress. Xav has tried getting used to

his family, but eighteen years later, he’s had enough…

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

The Glass Pearl

Director: Tommi Seitajoki

Country: Finland

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: A 12-year-old boy plunders garbage cans in a suburb, searching for something that might lead to a reward.

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

THE WAIT

Director: Eric DU BELLAY

Country: France

Duration: 24:20

Synopsis: Eloise, 21 years old, lives in a decrepit family-owned vineyard. On a winter’s sunday, she’s alone on duty for the winemaking cooperative. Her parents are running errands. They left a note saying her cousin, Matis, will spend the night at the domain. The wait starts.

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Faith

Director: Tatiana Fedorovskaya

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: An old widower, former WW2 radio operator, perceives flashing bulb as his late wife’s messages from Heaven. His love will never die even when the lights are gone.

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

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…