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Congratulations to our June 2018 Award Winners

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SHORT TO THE POINT – JUNE 2018 AWARDS

 


BEST FILM

Amber

Director: Gabriel MIRÉTÉ

Country: France

Duration: 25:18

Synopsis: Heart broken, this little town in Lozère seems to be well bleak for Barnabé. Till the day he’ll met the mysterious Ambre who’s driving him in her universe…


BEST DIRECTOR

Far Away

Director: Nicolas Van Ruychevelt

Country: Belgium

Duration: 23:27

Synopsis: Facing the reality of their failures, victim of their incapacity, Léa and David have to take at radical decision in the hope of saving their relationship.


BEST SCREENPLAY

Everyday

Director: Philippe ORREINDY

Country: France

Duration: 14:10

Synopsis: Françoise is a company director. She is under the perverse psychological influence of her superior. But is it real or is it an hallucination caused by her anguish?


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ulises

Director: Jorge Malpica

Country: Mexico

Duration: 07:50

Synopsis: Ulises is a fisherman´s daily battle to try to appease his hunger. On the other, side mermaids in a classical view, are not cute and are often associated with death forces, as dangerous animals that dominate oceans based on their captivating voices. If they embezzle you with their call, they will devour your. Ulises is an obsessive struggle of men acting as a dominating force, trying to impose themselves to mother nature… This clash may well be seen as a sad battle to death between humankind and fantasy.


BEST EDITING

Chemistry 101

Director: Mike Reft

Country: United States

Duration: 09:42

Synopsis: When a shy student musters up the courage to ask out his chemistry classmate, his plan goes awry after his love letter lands on the wrong student’s desk.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

My Last Wishes

Director: Cybèle Villemagne

Country: France

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: Once upon a time, Alice Lelièvre, an unpredictable and bipolar young woman, as persistent in achieving her dreams as in killing herself.


BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM

The Give and Take

Director: Anna Hopkins

Country: Canada

Duration: 09:30

Synopsis: When eleven year old Amy finds an old eighties video game magazine she dials the phone number displayed on the back, and in a strange cosmic glitch gets connected to Caesar Spinone, a video game call center employee in the year 1989.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Shapes of Mine

Director: Giorgos Kapsanakis

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 14:22

Synopsis: In the near future where people can change their bodies into anything they want, a woman tries to persuade her husband to eat a fish that she has lovingly prepared for dinner.


BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Riptide

Director: Emily Ong

Country: Malaysia

Duration: 10:55

Synopsis: Failing to attain the quixotic relationship she was groomed into needing , an idealistic young woman trapped in an abusive relationship endeavours to reclaim her life.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Expend

Director: Bismark Fernandes

Country: United States

Duration: 03:50

Synopsis: A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

You Are Here

Director: Nicholas Jones

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 15:30

Synopsis: You Are Here is a portrait of Tony Rogers, a rock star who is a member of one of the most successful British bands of the last 20 years, The Charlatans. Despite the glitz and glamour of fame, Tony has found a calling in working on his family land in Ireland. As we observe Tony through a year on the farm we engage with why he chooses to live in this wet, cold and difficult world.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

The Curse of the Internet Man

Director: Benjamin Lister

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 04:30

Synopsis: An expressionist nightmare about our obsession with social media and fame. Merch is an online superstar influencer. He’s adored by millions online. But in the dark depths of his own mind he is faltered. He is deeply depressed and losing a grip on reality. The life he has created online is false, and the life he has in the real world is lonely and full of pain. He seeks help from a psychiatrist. But it is too late. This isn’t an illness, it’s a curse. The curse of the Internet Man. The only way out is for Merch to end it all, to rid himself of the pain of real world – and to embrace the nirvana of the silicon. The Internet man is a comment on addiction to the internet and virality, and the terrifying impact it’s having on our mental health..


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Tiwayo ” Wild”

Director: Filip Zaluska

Country: France

Duration: 04:13

Synopsis: A need for freedom, wildness, honesty, even stifled humiliation could be seen as closeness and joy of genuine friendship. But still, there is a question, whether balefulness is not cheating us in the matter of possible change.


BEST MINI SHORT

63

Director: Michael Cochran

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 02:10

Synopsis: A video-poem about isolation. This is a story about an individual destined to look out towards the sea until the end of time. A place of both beauty and loneliness.


BEST MOBILE PHONE

Mgzavrebi – Promise

Director: Ivan Sosnin

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 04:59

Synopsis: A couple of elders escape from a retirement home, hijack a truck and drive to the sea. They go shopping, buying things for a handful of pills, swim in the pool, make selfies on a stolen phone, float on serf on the waves. Live their lives to the fullest. Main heroes of the clip are 85 and 86 years old. The whole video was filmed on the phone.


BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

The Magic Lives On

Director: Wilson Novoa

Country: Indonesia

Duration: 19:56

Synopsis: Danny Dabra has been battling his asthma since he was a child. He wants to become a magician but the struggles during his childhood make him lose his guide & confidence. Constantly, he is dealing with his own demons until he finds the answers to overcome his self-doubt and continue following his dreams.