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.