Congratulations to our STTP Award Winners

Congratulations to our July 2018 Award Winners

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SHORT TO THE POINT – JULY 2018 AWARDS

 

 

BEST FILM

SIKLUS

Director: Louis Minnaar

Country: South Africa

Duration: 24:42

Synopsis: In the near future an earth couple called Daniel and Eli find themselves in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. A life threatening crisis onboard their spaceship forces them to confront difficult decisions and to re-evaualte their past and future. When an unexpected detour takes them dangerously close to a giant black hole, time starts to unravel and they start receiving strange cryptic messages on their ship’s navigation system. Eli’s deteriorating health leaves Daniel to steer their voyage alone and in an attempt to save her life, he has to make the toughest decision of his life – dare to enter the black hole in an attempt to buy time with Eli, or free them both from the endless cycle they seem to be trapped in.

In deep deep space even straight lines are circles and the universe a merry-go-round. Siklus is a film art story of love and time and space… and everything in between.


BEST DIRECTOR

In Joy

Director: Maryna Roshchyna

Country: Ukraine

Duration: 27:21

Synopsis: Kate is a young lonely mother. She falls in love with a fellow but does not have the courage to tell him that she has a son. As their relationship develops rapidly the revelation becomes more complicated. The choice between her personal life and responsibility for her son arises.


BEST SCREENPLAY

The Delivery

Director: Yazan Al Ghazzawi

Country: Jordan

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In a troubled (fictional) Middle Eastern country, the President goes into hiding after receiving numerous threats from a rebel army faction. Mustafa, a delivery man on a tight schedule on the day of his engagement, inadvertently stumbles upon the President’s hiding place – an apartment in a run down corner of the city. He is immediately taken for an assassin, and repeatedly questioned and tortured by the fiercely loyal Captain Amin. Little do both of them know that Mustafa’s appearance is no coincidence at all.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Home

Director: Dasha Koroleva

Country: Hungary

Duration: 13:40

Synopsis: Young woman Maria arrives to the house of her childhood to prepare it for sale. But there are things which are not easy to get rid of: the past and the memories.


BEST EDITING

SIKLUS

Director: Louis Minnaar

Country: South Africa

Duration: 24:42

Synopsis: In the near future an earth couple called Daniel and Eli find themselves in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. A life threatening crisis onboard their spaceship forces them to confront difficult decisions and to re-evaualte their past and future. When an unexpected detour takes them dangerously close to a giant black hole, time starts to unravel and they start receiving strange cryptic messages on their ship’s navigation system. Eli’s deteriorating health leaves Daniel to steer their voyage alone and in an attempt to save her life, he has to make the toughest decision of his life – dare to enter the black hole in an attempt to buy time with Eli, or free them both from the endless cycle they seem to be trapped in.

In deep deep space even straight lines are circles and the universe a merry-go-round. Siklus is a film art story of love and time and space… and everything in between.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

CADUCEA

Director: Christophe Mavroudis

Country: Belgium

Duration: 25:00

Synopsis: “Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell’arte masks, but also a dark secret that won’t be divulged until decades later. ”

CADUCEA is an independant belgian short, an atmospheric and gothic tale, shot with a budget of less than 3200 euros and post-produced with 5000 euros and the help of the Clap ! and the WIP.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Type 8

Director: Lena Lanskih

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 25:00

Synopsis: While an orphanage is preparing for the Open day, Christina, aged 14, makes a decision to do her best to get back home…


BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR

Captives

Director: Raúl Ferral Sánchez

Country: Mexico

Duration: 05:01

Synopsis: Two young boys, captive by a monster inside a room, try to escape from it before the monster come for them.


BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM

Big Booom

Director: Marat Narimanov

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 04:00

Synopsis: The history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humor, action and tragedy.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Daisy

Director: Yu Yu

Country: Taiwan

Duration: 09:42

Synopsis: Daisy is a young girl who is being cared by Ben, a caring robot during wartime. After a bomb attack, Daisy vanishes. This begins Bens’ search for her.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

The Rebirth of Deities

Director: Tey Kok Hau 郑国豪

Country: Malaysia

Duration: 10:27

Synopsis: The Chinese in Malaysia practice different religions, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and the Chinese folk religions. There are various types of Chinese temples in Chinese residential areas. Most of the temples enshrine a variety of statues of god and deities.

Unlike some priests, mediums or temple administrators, who are usually popular, the statue restorers usually receive less attention from the public. Some may do not know what to do if the statue is broken. There is a rare profession to bring these broken statues into a new life after repairing and restoration whom we call statue restorer.

After a long time of worshiping, the statues of god and deities are inevitably cracked, damaged, or even broken. The job of a statue restorer is to repair, fix and restore these statues.

In Johor, there are only few statue restorers and people know little about them. This documentary aims to interview a local statue restorer, Mr. Yong Nyion Yun, in order to have a photographic record on his repair, restoration and conservation works on statues. Not only to show his superb skills, people and things around him but also to introduce this holy profession to the public, one of the great work to preserve folk arts and Chinese folk beliefs.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Transient Passengers (Experiment Number NÜN)

Director: Natalia Hermida

Country: United States

Duration: 24:24

Synopsis: A psychological voyage through the memory of time-obsessed office clerk Marcel as he chases the woman who stole his golden pocket watch.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Digital Age

Director: Piripinghi (Sonia De Nicolo)

Country: United States

Duration: 02:52

Synopsis: A music video of the song Digital Age by Evangelia, illustrating the wonders and frustrations of trying to find love in a world of technology.


BEST MINI SHORT

“Love Story” by PPS

Director: Nuno Rocha

Country: France

Duration: 02:49

Synopsis: Two strangers, a man and a woman, check in to a romantic hotel. On the way to their rooms they collide and inadvertently switch their room keys. He invites her for a drink at night, but she only sees his message the next day… Will it be too late?


BEST MOBILE PHONE

IN A WORD

Director: Glenn Doyle

Country: Canada

Duration: 06:30

Synopsis: An awkward meeting on a park bench shows two strangers the potential emotion of every single word they speak.


BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM

Wait in Vain

Director: Indigo Bates

Country: United States

Duration: 03:14

Synopsis: A woman waits for a phone call from her lover, as she becomes increasingly manic alone in the house. Based on ‘A Telephone Call’ by Dorothy Parker. Shot in Brooklyn with cast and crew from the UK, USA, France and Australia.