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The list of the films screened at Short Film Factory (by SHORT to the Point) in May 2019

This is the list of the films screened at Short Film Factory (by SHORT to the Point) in May 2019.

BEST FILM AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Lost Face | Australia-Canada | 2016 | 14’

Director: Sean Meehan

Writer: JACK LONDON (short story), SEAN MEEHAN (adaptation)

Cinematographer: SEAN MEEHAN

Ket Cast: Martin Dubreuil, Gerald Auger, Morris Birdyellowhead

Synopsis: Adapted from the Jack London story: A fur thief must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him at the hands of the native tribe he had helped enslave.

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

The Taste of Love | China | 2018 | 24’

Director: Jinwu HE           

Writers: Tao ZHENG, Xiangxin LI 

Producer: Min ZHANG    

Key Cast: Luqi PENG, Yinzhang ZHU           

Synopsis: The Taste of Love tells a story about the male lead, Jianjun played by Yingzhang Zhu. He came from an unprivileged family, making a living by selling crispy ducks, but he was longing to change his fate. Yinhe, the female lead played by Luqi Peng, went to Guizhou with her parents when she was 20. She gradually fell in love with Jianjun, the country boy, whom she found simple, authentic and unpretentious, and she wanted to be with him.

BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

TOMASITO (Tommy) | Spain  | 2017  | 12’

Writer: SERGIO SARRIÓN

Directors: IGNACIO F.RODÓ,SERGIO ARRÓSPIDE

Cinematographer: LAURA CACCIA

Synopsis: Firing someone is an easy task. Unless that person has been in the company for 12 years, has a flawless CV and his name is Tommy.

BEST LEADING ACTOR AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Teed-Off! | Canada | 2018 | 9’

Actor: Dizzy Daniels                       

Director: Dizzy Daniels   

Writers: Dizzy Daniels     

Producers: Dizzy Daniels

Key Cast: Dizzy Daniels, Caroline Therrien, Mario, Mario Simon Fortin Gauthier        

Synopsis: Our hero spends the day playing golf, but has to contend with pesky newspapers and getting his ball stuck in mud. Later on, he proposes to the girl of his dreams – but loses her to her irate boyfriend.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

UMAN | Russian Federation | 2018 | 16’

Director of Photography: Nikolay Orlov

Director: Elena Ryabtseva            

Writer: Elena Ryabtseva, Friederike Brin

Producers: Elena Ryabtseva, Alexey A. Petrukhin  

Synopsis: A folklore student arrives in a remote village, but the only informant there refuses to help. Eventually, they discover their life stories are peculiarly complementary.

BEST EDITING AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Characters | United Kingdom | 2018 | 11’

Director: Sir Franz Pagot, Rizwan Wadan

Editor: Rachel Durance  

Writers: Ashley Chin, Rizwan Wadan         

Producers: Rizwan Wadan            

Ket Cast: David Schaal, Aaron Taylor        

Synopsis: Our first short film, shot in London, looks into the characters that make up this wonderful city and how importantly judging someone by their appearance defines us more than it defines them. It centres on how our true characters ultimately shine through and breakdown the prejudices and racial barriers that we often put up around us.

BEST COMEDY AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

RIP | Spain | 2017 | 16’

Directors:CAYE CASAS,ALBERT PINTÓ

Writers: ALBERT PINTÓ & CAYE CASAS

Cinematographer: ANDREU ADAM RUBIRALTA     

Producers: NORBERT LLARÀS      

Ket Cast: ITZIAR CASTRO, JOSEP MARIA RIERA, CARME SANSA

Synopsis: In a small forsaken village, a woman prepares the funeral of her husband with utmost care. She wants everything to go according to plan, since for her it is very important to give a good impression to the guests.

BEST NARRATIVE AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

M.A.M.O.N – Monitor against mexicans over nationwide | Mexico – Uruguay | 2016 | 5’

Director:Alejandro Damiani

Writer: Ale Damiani, Santi Vecino, Juan Andrés Fontán, Javi Cruzado & Enrique Codesio

Cinematographer: Diego Rosenblatt

Editing: Mathías Chumino

Animation/vfx: Marcelo Torterolo, Javier Torterolo, Edgardo Fernandez, Ale Damiani, Pablo Torterolo, Camilo Veliovich, Fabio Santini, Pablo Torterolo

Key cast: Guillermo Villegas, Ernesto Álvarez, Hector Villalobos, Ernesto Álvarez,

Synopsis: While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling from the sky to the desert, on the Mexico – US border, divided by an enormous wall. An hilarious war breaks between a Trump-like mecha robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.

BEST ANIMATION AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

SELFIES | Switzerland | 2018 | 4’

Director: Claudius Gentinetta

Writer: Claudius Gentinetta

Producer: Claudius Gentinetta     

Key Cast: Peter Bräker, Cécile Brun, Arzu Saglam  

Synopsis: SELFIES is a fireworks display of grinning people who lose themselves in the abysses of human existence. A selfie race around the world.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Explore Poland – a Hyperlapse Journey | Poland | 2018 | 6’

Director: Tomasz Walczak

Synopsis: A hyperlapse journey.

BEST MINI SHORT AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Sex With Los Ángeles | United States | 2018 | 1’

Director: Jack Ironstone               

Synopsis: I consider:surrender:embrace:accept that I stand on Tongva Land. Thank you.

BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Connection | Russian Federation | 2018 | 4’

Director: Pavel Goncharov

Synopsis: What connects all people, phone, random circumstances, or fate?

BEST AMATEUR AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

The Carpark | Singapore | 2018 | 8’

Director: Nor Hisham

Writer: Nor Hisham

Producers: Nor Hisham, Lim Li Yin

Key Cast: Firdaus Sani, Lim Li Yin, Tia Andrea Guttensohn, Nor Hisham         

Synopsis: A troubled man in search of the truth, inevitably resorts to lying to his wife.