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The list of the films screened at SHORT to the Point in September 2019

This is the list of the films screened at SHORT to the Point in SEPTEMBER 2019.

BEST FILM AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

The Tree and the Pirogue | France | 2018 | 25’  

Director: Sébastien MARQUES    

Writer: Sébastien MARQUES        

Producers: Sébastien MARQUES, Mélissa Malinbaum         

Cast: Iabe Lapacas, Jean-Pierre Swan, Maurice Haeweng 

Synopsis: The life of a Melanesian tribe is disrupted by the progressive arrival of modernity. Iabe, a young Melanesian, finds this change very hard to cope with and gets lost between his traditions and this modernity.

BEST DIRECTOR & BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Hedieh | Islamic Republic of Iran| 2018 | 16’      

Director: Sahar Sotoodeh             

Writer: Sahar Sotoodeh 

Producer: Ashkan Ashkani            

Cast: Yasna Sirati             

Synopsis: Hedieh, a 14 year old girl escaped from the school service and her friend was forced to explain the reason behind it…

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Smachnogo/Bon Appétit | Ukraine | 2018 | 20’

Cinematographer: Kirill Shliamin

Director: Dzen Yevstygneykin                     

Producer: Dana Sebesevych         

Cast: Dmitro Savyanenko, Volodimir Ostapchuk, Alexander Vasin, Ivan Gubanov     

Synopsis: The film depicts the way of two friends to victory in the culinary contest “CookNOW”. It all starts with main character, Mykola Pshenytsia, he starts the introduction to his life to the audience. More specifically: his father is a Ukrainian who came to France and became a successful chef there. He met his future wife and they raised a family in France. So when Mykola is born, there is no choice for him except becoming a chef as his father did. Now Mykola is 25. Like father, he is engaged in culinary. But unlike him, Mykola combines culinary with travellings. Together with his best friend Patrick, they are – foodbackpackers. Young men travel through different corners of the world with a huge backpack slinging behind full of culinary secrets. During the trip, friends learn about different traditions and local culinary tricks, gain and exchange experience. Mykola and Pat came to Ukraine in search of a victory in the “CookNow” contest. Upon arrival our heroes were extremely impressed with local cuisine, so they immediately decide to put together ukrainian and their distinctive french traditions. During the film, friends face numerous challenges. The major one is their main opponent –  chef Alik, local gastronomic star well-known throughout Ukraine. The second problem is products that our heroes are so accustomed to and which are somewhat hard to find at markets, especially if you are not local. Third is the development of new recipes. Ukrainian cuisine seems to be terra incognita and decision – to tame it right before the competition, – is extremely risky. Nevertheless, due to skill and fortune, they get their cherished victory. The film ends with a happy ending, the guys win the competition and open their own restaurant. The story ends with a scene in which competitive opponent Alik gives a visit to a new establishment of Mykola and Pat. It is clear to the audience that all the fights between Alik, Mykola and Patrick are over and they became good friends.

BEST EDITING AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Our Next Caller | United States | 11’

Editor: Tommy Bernard

Director: Troy Whitaker 

Writer: Troy Whitaker    

Producers: Christian Ackerman, Troy Whitaker     

Cast: Eric Roberts, Bert Emmett, AJ Fleuridas, J. Christopher Sloan

Synopsis: A failing legal advice radio program gets a sudden boost in popularity when a mysterious caller offers a violent proposal.

BEST FANTASY/SCI-FI AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Your last day on earth | Spain | 2018 | 12’          

Director: Marc Martínez Jordán  

Writer: Marc Martínez Jordán     

Producer: Alex Maruny   

Cast: Sònia Masuda, Enric Auquer             

Synopsis: A Fox-dressed man breaks the spacetime limits with only one goal: to spend some time with his wife. But bellow this recreational act there’s a far more complex and ambitious plan

BEST COMEDY AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Quest For Fire | United Kingdom | 2018 | 07’     

Director: Patrik Bergh     

Writer: Patrik Bergh        

Producer: Russell Curtis

Cast: Adam Shaw, Roger Thomson, Adriano Almedia         

Synopsis: When Doug’s family finally has had enough of his obsession he turns for help from a self-help group with a difference.

BEST NARRATIVE AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Bloodburn | Netherlands | 2018 | 07’    

Director: Jasper Bronkhorst         

Writer: Jasper Bronkhorst

Producer: Monne Tuinhout          

Cast: Shane Redondo, Reinout Bussemaker           

Synopsis: What if someone commits a horrible crime and afterwards gets promoted to a powerful position within de Department of Defense where he is legally untouchable? In a desperate attempt, a young soldier forces a high ranking officer into a confrontation by hijacking a bar. The young soldier gives him a choice between two options: confessing or paying the ultimate price.

BEST STUDENT & BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

No Heroes | Sweden |   2019 |   19’        

Director: Kamil Loutfi     

Writer: Kamil Loutfi        

Producers: Josef Carlborg, Love Örterström          

Cast: Hannes Fohlin, Simon Eggers, Börje Lundberg, Ludwig Hertzman Linde, Sara Holmström, Emma Melkersson, Stefan Lundaahl       

Synopsis: Taxi driver Daniel picks up his last fare for the night, a boy and his father in a hurry to get to the airport. When the boy starts acting strangely, Daniel begins to suspect that the father isn’t who he claims to be.   No Heroes is a film about finding the courage to act, knowing who to trust in a world of conflicting truths and our responsibility towards strangers.

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Rear View Mirror | Australia |    2019 | 12’          

Director: Jonathan Terence may                

Producer: Liza Boston    

Cast: Ingo Hansen           

Synopsis: “When the impermanence of life and land collide, what remains inside the heart and soul of a man”  Ingo Hansen returns to the desert opal mining town where he grew up, struggling with his health and searching for answers.   At a crossroads in his life, he seeks comfort in reminiscing the impact of the harsh landscapes and crazy adventures he had in Andamooka – one of the most remote places in South Australia.  
 Ingo soon realises that the thriving outback town he once loved is now bleak and it mercilessly parallels his own impermanence; the harsh winds of life blow not just on the desert but also inside his heart.  In its glory days Andamooka had over 3000 residents, but now the opal has dried up and it is a former shadow of itself – with a total population of 316. 
 
 It takes a certain type of person to love a place like this, with the isolation and the desolation.  Walking through the cemetery Ingo reflects on the grim truths of his reality, and how strange it is to know every body that lies beneath him in the dust.  As in life, both the once beautiful landscape and the once promising future he faced are slowly fading way and the story is unforgiving.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD @ STTP APRIL 2019 AWARDS

Suicide Salmon – Leaving For Good | Switzerland | 2019 | 04’     

Director: Lasse Linder     

Writer: Lasse Linder, Nicolas Büttiker       

Producer: Luzius Fischer 

Cast: Antoinette Ullrich, Mindaugas Matulis, Werner Biermeier, Susanne Katrin Vogel          

Synopsis: A wealthy family lives in perfect harmony. Their daily life consists of smiling happily, housekeeping and praying together. An accident shatters this illusion and reveals a deeply kept secret.