This is the list of the films screened at SHORT to the Point in JULY 2019.
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
AMERICAN MARRIAGE | United States | 2018 | 15’
Director: Giorgio Arcelli Fontana
Writer: James Ivory (Collaboration)
Producers: Stephen Gibler , James Ivory
Cast: Giorgio Arcelli Fontana, Lori Hammel
Synopsis: Leonardo, an Italian immigrant who lives in New York, marries a Latina woman, Nikki, to obtain the American greencard. Through the comedy of it all Nikki and Leo fall in love “for real” but it looks like “Uncle Sam” will be the one to have the last laugh.
BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
The Last Man on Earth Sat Alone in a Room | United States | 2019 | 03’
Director: Junyi Xiao
Synopsis: “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door …”
BEST DRAMA & BEST LEADING ACTRESS AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
26 | Denmark | 2018 | 12’
Actress: Alice Esther Bier Zandén
Director: Emma Lund Rasmussen
Writers: Penelope Bjerregaard, Emma Lund Rasmussen
Producer: Penelope Bjerregaard
Cast: Alice Esther Bier Zandén, Rikke Westi, Julie Jeziorski Jensen
Synopsis: Barbara is turning 26. Her and her two friends, Olivia and Freja, has as a tradition to jump in the ocean, every time one of them has their birthday. But Olivia is completely absent, constantly looking at her phone and Freja have brought little baby Ella with her. They do not want to jump. And Barbara do not want to do it alone. In a magical moment, Barbara encounters her old friends, from back in time where they created the tradition. But the dreamy and carefree moment quickly disappears again. Back in the present, Olivia is arguing over the phone and Freja is about to leave. Barbara realizes, that she must find the strength in herself. She runs towards the ocean. Alone but confident.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY & BEST EXPERIMENTAL AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
MASS | France | 2019 | 10’
Directors: Fu LE, Adrien Gontier
Writer: Fu LE
Director of Photography: Adrien Gontier
Synopsis: MASS is a 10 minutes single take video-dance shot in Paris. The project was framed within the Danse en Seine’s choreographic workshops, including 40 amateur dancers. Images of the crowd appear more and more often and symbolize the current upheavals all over the world, evoking alternately parties, migrations of refugees, manifestations, religious gatherings or just the daily life of big cities. We thus work on the mass, with all the drunkenness and horror it can inspire. We confront the individual with crowd movements, in order to observe how he resists or lets immerse himself.
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
The Death of Don Quixote | United Kingdom | 2018 | 14’
Production Designer: Luke Howes
Director: Miguel Faus
Writer: Miguel Faus
Producer: Nathalie Lamprecht
Cast: Jamie Paul, John O’Toole, Dermot Caravan, Michael Watson-Gray
Synopsis: London, 1968. Alphonse, a young and ambitious filmmaker, attempts to complete his greatest cinematic work yet, “The Death of Don Quixote”. But with his ageing star, Patrick Quincey, falling ill, it’s unclear what will die first: his vision, Patrick or Don Quixote. “It’s brilliant!” (Terry Gilliam)
BEST COMEDY & BEST NARRATIVE AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
Walter Treppiedi | Italy | 2019 | 15’
Director: Elena Bouryka
Writer: Elena Bouryka
Producer: Massimo di Rocco
Cast: Vittorio Ciorcalo
Synopsis: Walter is an unpleasant man, dirty, a small-time middleman, a third class swindler. He lives in an old station wagon full of dirt and scraps of a lifetime. In that car, Walter eats, sleeps, receives young customers to whom he promises to break into the show business, as long as they are willing to do anything and in exchange for a bribe. His bodyguard is always by his side, he’s too old and smells. He’s own faithful life companion: A Rottweiler named Blackie.
BEST HORROR AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
Spores | Norway | 2018 | 12’
Director: Tommy Bardal
Writer: Tommy Bardal
Producer: Didrik Bjerkomp
Cast: Margrete Ngo
Synopsis: A woman moves into a new apartment but something sinister is growing on the wall. She tries to fight it but it slowly consumes her.
BEST STUDENT AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
The Nanny | Israel | 2018 | 13’
Director: Lee Nechushtan
Writer: Lee Nechushtan
Producer: Mor Tsivion
Cast:Yael Levental, Inbar Marco, Yarin Perry, Shagi Nehamkin , Noa Evyasaf, Etel Littman
Synopsis: A day in the life of Miriam, a devoted and loving nanny of three children who upon finding out her 17-year-old daughter has been regularly missing school, tries to get her daughter’s life back on track. Along the way she questions whether she has been a better mother to the three children she works with or to her own daughter.
BEST CHILDERN SHORT AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
I Didn’t Like Hubert | Australia | 2019 | 06’
Director: Henry Smith
Writer: Genevieve Clay-Smith
Producer: Briana Miller
Synopsis: Sometimes the person you least expect to be friends with can open up a world of possibilities you never dreamed of! Created for interactive play for kids on the iPad, ‘I Didn’t Like Hubert’ is a story that encourages children to see past their differences in order to make extraordinary bonds with those who might be different to themselves.
BEST ANIMATION AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
Boxer Story | United States | 2018 | 20’
Director: Lance Myers
Writer: Lance Myers
Producer: Lance Myers
Cast: Les McGehee, L. B. Deyo, Beth Myers, David Blackwell, Shannon McCormick, Chuck Beard
Synopsis: Amateur boxer, Twomey Martin, suffers from a rare and absurd affliction: the sound of each punch to his face is audible as a one-liner joke. And even though he dreams of one day becoming a serious contender in a title fight, all anyone ever hears are the ‘punch lines.’
BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
Your Eyes, Will I Ever| France | 2018 | 05’
Director: Félicien Colmet Daâge
Writer: Félicien Colmet Daâge
Synopsis: In a house lost in the middle of the desert a man sees his girlfriend gradually transform into a butterfly.
BEST AMATEUR AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
Inspired | Finland | 2019 | 14’
Director: Aku Savolainen
Writer: Minna Salpio
Producers: Aku Savolainen, Jaana Salpio, Jape Ahonen, Minna Salpio
Cast: Minna Salpio, Jape Ahonen, Aku Savolainen
Synopsis: A middle aged Sanna lives alone in Helsinki city. She has an interesting, but very hectic job which takes all of her time and energy. Sanna decides to listen to her heart and make a radical move. Is it worth it?
BEST FASHION SHORT AWARD @ STTP FEBRUARY 2019 AWARDS
GAL 9000 (a set odyssey) | United Kingdom | 2019 | 05’
Director: Boldizsar CR
Writer: Boldizsar CR
Producer: Imola Fedor
Cast: Ella McRobb, Sian Scale, Fang, Ruinan
Synopsis: Boldizsar CR teamed up with Pier Fioraso and Premier Model Management in this new Fashion Film called GAL 9000 (a set odyssey). The film is a dark, jaded view on the everyday life of the new face model in the big cold city. Looks like a bad start of a rainy London day when models missing each other and maybe even followed by a shadowy figure. While haunted by inner voices similar to Kubrick’s HAL 9000 in Space Odyssey, a chaotic Fashion shoot is unfolding. The film is playing with merging subjective realities and daydreams with the often not glamorous reality of being on set. Unlike in the movies many times it means being in competition with strangers, submitting to demanding people who act like bosses in a chaotic environment with dubious results. And of course nobody remembers anybody else’s name. All hail the stamina and bravery of models!