The list of the films screened at Short Film Factory (by SHORT to the Point) in April 2019

BEST FILM AWARD & BEST LEADING ACTOR @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Ruffians

Producer: Pierre Yves Le Cunff

Director: Alexandre Jallali

Country: Belgium

Duration: 22:22

Synopsis: Marc Orban spent three years in prison. When he gets back to his neighborhood things have stopped. Vincent is gone and Adam works for Hungarian.

BEST DIRECTOR & BEST EDITING & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

The Rabbit’s Foot

Director: Charlie Brafman, Magnus McCullagh

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 19:12

Synopsis: ‘Lucky’ Francis, a card player blessed with an improbable degree of fortune, is digging a grave next to the old hanging tree, nine miles west of Yackton. An uncivilised brute by the name of William Barleycorn rides through the desert to meet him, having accused Francis of a most blasphemous indecency. Naturally, scores must be settled… Meanwhile, in a river out beyond Cob’s Hollow, in parts as yet uncharted, a hitherto luckless prospector has struck gold and the worm may finally have turned… But fate is a fickle friend, as the prospector has surely learned by now. Under the auspices of a mystical rabbit’s foot, the fortunes of these three men shall intertwine with fatal consequences in this pitch black comic fable.

BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

The sea swells

Director: Amir Gholami

Writer: Amir Gholami

Country: Islamic Republic of Iran

Duration: 16:15

Synopsis: The War is surrounding an old man’s life who lives in middle of the Sea. (world without land)

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Al Hmar (The Donkey)

Director: Tariq Keblaoui

Country: Lebanon

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In Ancient Phoenicia, an old man is conned into believing that he had sinned by treating a man as his work-donkey for many years, and seeks forgiveness from the Gods to relieve himself of his wrongdoing. Loosely based on the 10th-century folktale: The Simpleton and the Sharper, from A Thousand and One Arabian Nights.

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Meatballs

Director: Chrys Barmpas

Country: Greece

Duration: 14:30

Synopsis: Panagiotis, a young introverted architect, is in the perfect relationship. Lena, his partner, embodies everything he desires, just like he discusses with a particularly attentive man in an office. But all the characteristics that once seemed heavenly to Panagiotis, now have become a living hell.

BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Departures

Director: Nicolas Morganti Patrignani

Country: Italy

Duration: 16:42

Synopsis: Ludovico accepted the tough choice of his sick wife to be left to die. It takes some time to let him find the courage to reveal their daughter the truth through memories.

BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

No Ghosts

Director: Ragnar Snorrason

Country: Iceland

Duration: 15:41

Synopsis: Young Ruth, has recently experienced a great loss. She has the burn marks to show but other wounds run deeper. Her father, ravaged by guilt, takes her to a birthday party where he submits his thoughts to an adult while Ruth does the opposite in her own company of peers. Ruth does not speak a word to the other children and only stares at the ghostly balloons adorning the room, when a boy asks her if she’ll play the seeker in a game of hide and seek, she doesn’t respond. The boy takes her silence as consent and all the kids go hide. Ruth finally decides to seek but instead of looking for the other children she grabs a ghost-balloon, sneaks out of the house and goes in search of her dead brother. Ruth’s father eventually realises she´s gone and after a reverse hide and seek, finds her at the origin of their mutual loss, their burnt down home where she deals with a ghost of her own.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Pelé: The Game of my Life

Director: Rodrigo Olivar

Country: United States

Duration: 05:42

Synopsis: 48 years later, soccer legend Pelé recalls Brazil’s stunning 1970 World Cup victory.

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Cuerdas

Director: Pedro Solís García

Country: Spain

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

Alfonso – I’m happy

Director: William9

Country: Italy

Duration: 03:32

Synopsis: In a small village, a sadist wise barber makes fun of all clients, confident his plan is the only way to avoid the society’s destruction.

BEST MINI SHORT @ STTP NOVEMBER 2018 AWARDS

I just wanted to see you

Director: Nikita Belomestnykh

Country: United States

Duration: 02:54

Synopsis: A girl in car parked underneath a bridge wakes up to an envelope stuck in her car’s window. Inside of the envelope contains something she did not expect to receive.