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

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

BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

THE 100TH VICTIM | Canada | 2018 | 20’            

Director: Anthony von Seck          

Writer: Anthony von Seck             

Producer: Anthony von Seck        

Cast: Devon Graye, Anthony von Seck, Tamara Duarte, Tymothy Paul Coderre        

Synopsis: A truck stop diner, a killer confesses his bizarre experiments to a blogger for the LA Times. An unassuming middle-aged man shares his appetite for twisting fate and playing God. He has polaroids of his ninety-nine victims, by the end of their meal, one of them will be the next.

BEST LEADING ACTRESS AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

CLAC! | France | 2018 | 20’        

Actress: Geneviève Emanuelli

Director: Fabien Ara        

Writer: Fabien Ara           

Producer: Fabien Ara      

Synopsis: A family dinner at a Chinese restaurant. MOTHER : « I have Alzheimer. I am going to kill myself. Tonight. » The last meal of a family ready to blow and freaking out.

BEST STUDENT AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

TILL THE END OF THE WORLD | Netherlands | 2018 | 27’              

Director:Florence Bouvy

Writer: Jessie Tiemeijer

Producers: Eefje Helmus, Charlene Vos    

Cast: Linde van der Storm, Juda Goslinga, Gino Mutunda, Fred Goessens, Mike Libanon, Elisa Beuger

Synopsis: Marie is eight years old and loves her dad. In a world where playful dreams can suddenly turn into empty eyes that don’t seem to see her, she tries to stand her own. A story about the strength of a child fighting for the unconditional love of her father.

BEST DRAMA AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

BLOCK | Islamic Republic of Iran | 2018 | 15’     

Director: Mostafa Rabbani           

Writer: Mostafa Rabbani, Farshad Najafi

Producer: Mostaf Rabbani           

Cast: Farhang Omrani     

Synopsis: Ehsan, a 16-year old teenage boy, takes a prostitute home for the first time in the absence of his religious family and with the support of his friend. The prostitute gets into trouble by accident. Ehsan who fears the consequences does something irreversible…

BEST COMEDY AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

Date Night | Romania | 2017 | 17’          

Director: Stela Pelin        

Writer: Stela Pelin, Ioachim Stroe              

Producers: Stela Pelin, Alexandru Mihai, Claudiu Mitcu, Ioachim Stroe , Robert Fița

Cast: Ionuț Niculae, Ilona Brezoianu         

Synopsis: Andrei works at a crummy car-wash. Due to a series of unfortunate events he get’s fired. This is terrible news for Andrei giving the fact that he is getting married soon. At home the couple gets in quarrel and Andrei tells a story to avoid the fight. Who knew this was going to be a bad idea?

BEST NARRATIVE AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

Pillowface | Hungary | 2018 | 11’           

Director: Péter Vácz        

Writer: Péter Vácz           

Producer: Bálint Zágoni  

Cast: Dezső Derzsi, Anna Sándor 

Synopsis: An introverted man creates a pillow friend in his hotel room to ease his loneliness but this new friendship is short-lived when the maid makes the bedding again and again…

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

INTO MY LIFE | United States | 2018 | 15’

Director: Ivana Hucîková, Sarah Keeling, Grace Remington                            

Producer: UnionDoc       

Cast: Cassandra Bromfield, M. Elaine Bromfield   

Synopsis: Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world was artfully framed by her mother’s Super-8 camera. Today, Cassandra examines and edits these films, gaining insight into the challenges her mother faced as a creative black woman and the importance of her vision.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

THIRSTY EYES – 838  | Austria |   2018 | 06’

Director: Ioan Gavriel     

Writer: Ioan Gavriel, Samuel Ebner           

Producer: Ioan Gavriel   

Cast: Samuel Ebner, Marcin Morga           

Synopsis: 838 is a music-video taking place in its own dark & obscure Eastern European world, a constant escape from oneself in a schizophrenic nightmare. Triggered by a sudden encounter on a lonely road, the protagonist’s grasp of reality starts to fall apart — at fast pace.    

BEST MINI SHORT AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

Beautiful Colors | United States | 2018 | 03’

Director: J. A. Moreno    

Cast: Naomi Morillo       

Synopsis: Beautiful Colors is a glimpse into a forgotten way of seeing. As we make our way into adulthood, the intensity of how we experience the world as children gradually fades away. Flavours are not as sharp, smells are not as pungent, and colors are not as beautiful.   This is what director J.A. Moreno visually illustrates with his latest short film. Inspired by Tennyson’s Favorite Things, Beautiful Colors tells us of how we’ve become tainted by society, losing focus of the dreams, hopes and goals we initially set out with.   Helped by those who have managed to stay true to themselves, Beautiful Colors is a reminder of those special moments when we are finally able to truly see again.

BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

2FACES | Martinique | 2018 | 1’

Director: Amingo THORA              

Writer: Amingo THORA  

Producer: Amingo THORA            

Cast: David-Alexandre Fatna, Malaï Lise  

Synopsis: A couple preparing a love journey …

BEST FASHION SHORT AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara | Poland | 2018 | 02’

Director: Michal Socha, Kuba Socha         

Writer: Michal Socha, Kuba Socha             

Producers: Ron Diamond ACME Filmworks, BrosFX             

Synopsis: Film is a part of Moncler genius immersive event that took place in September in Milan. Ispired by collection Hiroshi Fujiwara, our idea was to destroy old to create new. Surrealistic mix of animated scenes in another dimension, different world including defragmented element such as fire, water, wind . Revolution brings defragmented chaos that evolve to an new world and order.

BEST COMMERCIAL/AD/TVC AWARD @ STTP JANUARY 2019 AWARDS

Be Ready |  Italy | 2018 | 2’

Director: Giacomo Boeri e Matteo Grimaldi                         

Synopsis: The Milan-based production company The Blink Fish returns with the latest fashion film produced for the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber of Italian Fashion).  Shot to celebrate Milan Fashion Week SS/19 (18-24 September, 2018), Be Ready sees Ukrainian model Nastya Timos determined to be in top shape for the upcoming Milanese fashion season. Frantically trying on outfits, rehearsing for selfies and relentlessly working out, the result is a humorous and light-hearted interpretation of the excitement taking place during fashion week and the preparation involved.   As is customary for the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Be Ready supports the local design scene by featuring a wide range of brands based in Italy, from emerging to more established, namely Arthur Arbesser, Gabriele Colangelo, GCDS, Giannico, Lucio Vanotti, Marco de Vincenzo, Paula Cademartori, Sara Battaglia, Stella Jean and Vivetta.  The Blink Fish and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana have been collaborating since 2016, developing an increasingly strong online presence with fresh and relevant video content with each fashion season. Some of their most recent works, such as Start the Buzz and Waiting Room, have been internationally recognised and selected by several film festivals, including Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and the Muse Creative Awards.