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’
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
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.