This is the list of the films screened at Short Film Factory (by SHORT to the Point) in November 2018.
BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Marat Narimanov
Country: Russian Federation
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 NARRATIVE SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Christophe Mavroudis
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. ”
BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Yu Yu
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 CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Dasha Koroleva
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 DIRECTOR AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Maryna Roshchyna
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.
“Love Story” by PPS
BEST MINI SHORT AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Nuno Rocha
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 MUSIC VIDEO AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Piripinghi (Sonia De Nicolo)
Country: United States
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 FILM AND BEST EDITING AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Louis Minnaar
Country: South Africa
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 SCREENPLAY AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Yazan Al Ghazzawi
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.
Wait in Vain
BEST AMATEUR SHORT FILM AWARD @ STTP JULY 2018 AWARDS
Director: Indigo Bates
Country: United States
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.