This is the list of the films screened at SHORT to the Point in AUGUST 2019.
BEST FILM AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
THE PEOPLE ARE THE BRAND | Switzerland | 2019 | 22’
Director: Adrian Perez
Writer: Adrian Perez
Producer: Adrian Perez
Cast: Anna-Katharina Müller, Philippe Schuler
Synopsis: A doubtful photo project about fugitives makes doubtful headlines. About a journalist and a photographer lost in opportunities.
BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST COMEDY AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
A fine stew | Belgium | 2018 | 20’
Director: Marie Glichitch
Writer: Marie Glichitch
Cast: Réal Siellez, Laetitia Reva, Fanny Estève, Joffrey Verbruggen, Chloé Von Arx
Synopsis: Easter Sunday. Catherine has cooked her stew, Manon is hungover, Jacques is late. Dad is getting married and Pierre is the one who has to announce it. It would be just a normal family meal … if there wasn’t a dead cat in the freezer …
BEST LEADING ACTRESS AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
Daily Bread | Australia | 2018 | 15’
Director: Ruby Challenger
Leading Actress: Ruby Challenger
Writers: Ruby Challenger, Jonathan Wald, Ella Carey
Producer: Ruby Challenger
Cast: Ruby Challenger, Street Smart Films Pty Ltd
Synopsis: In a WWII internment camp in Indonesia, Jan and a group of Dutch women and children face a daily struggle against abuse, disease and starvation. The Japanese Camp Commandant and his beloved, fluffy white cat, oversee the gruelling camp regime. Jan is a brave but impulsive young woman, and when she acts out of desperation to save a little girl’s life, her actions bring consequences upon the whole camp. What is the price for a meal when women and children are starving? Daily Bread is based on an excerpt from the autobiography Fifty Years of Silence by Jan Ruff O’Herne, which was published by Random House and has been translated into five languages.
BEST FANTASY/SCI-FI AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
ROBOT WILL PROTECT YOU | Estonia | 2018 | 10’
Director: Nicola Piovesan
Writer: Matt Willis-Jones
Producer: Nicola Piovesan
Cast: Lizzie Freeman, Richard Epcar
Synopsis: A sci-fi animation about a little girl’s search for meaning in a world without emotions.
BEST NARRATIVE AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
Burqa City | France | 2019 | 20’
Director: Bracq Fabrice
Writer: Bracq Fabrice
Producer: Preel Cleach Fabrice
Cast: Omar mebrouk
Synopsis: Souleymane and Leila just got married, for better or for worse. The better is that they love each other very much. The worse is that they live in an absurd and kafkaesque country.
BEST STUDENT AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
Simelibärg | Switzerland | 2018 | 14’
Director: Seraina Scherini
Writer: Seraina Scherini
Cast: Severin Mauchle, Evelyne Gugolz, Beat Brunner, Alrette Wahlen
Synopsis: A couple stands before the difficult task of leading their mentally challenged son Jonas into adulthood. Due to the marital conflicts between the parents, Jonas looses track of what is right or wrong.
BEST EXPERIMENTAL AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
White Male | United States | 2019 | 04’
Director: Jared Hogan
Writers: Parrish Stikeleather, Jared Hogan
Producer: Elisha Gustafson
Cast: Tyler Chase
Synopsis: A brief, detached portrait of the interior a young, white man spiraling toward violence.
BEST AMATEUR AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
Taking a Piss | 10’
Director: Josh Romyn
Writer: Kyle Strauts
Producers: Kyle Strauts, Rebecca Steele
Cast: Kyle Strauts, Brea Schneider
Synopsis: On a seemingly regular morning, two lovers immersed in a clandestine life are at a crossroads.
BEST FASHION SHORT AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
Olympia | Italy | 2018 | 15’
Director: Giulia Achenza
Cast: Aomi Muyock, Silvia Degrandi, Valerio Maccario
Synopsis: “Existential states that go beyond the most incredible conjectures” Inspired by Don De Lilllo’s novella Body Art, Olympia tells the story of a body artist and her director husband. Starting their life together as a married couple in their new home, everything carries on as normal until the day Olympia receives tragic news about her husband. This leads her to an unexpected journey into herself, which will result in the creation of her greatest work as an artist, but also in losing part of herself.
BEST COMMERCIAL/AD/TVC AWARD @ STTP MARCH 2019 AWARDS
What do mothers want | Russian Federation | 2018 | 03’
Director: Denis Gulyar
Writer: Denis Gulyar
Producers: Alexey Stasyuk, Drya Feoctistova, Gleb Burganov