This is the list of the films screened at Short Film Factory (by SHORT to the Point) in May 2019.
BEST FILM AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
Lost Face | Australia-Canada | 2016 | 14’
Director: Sean Meehan
Writer: JACK LONDON (short story), SEAN MEEHAN (adaptation)
Cinematographer: SEAN MEEHAN
Ket Cast: Martin Dubreuil, Gerald Auger, Morris Birdyellowhead
Synopsis: Adapted from the Jack London story: A fur thief must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him at the hands of the native tribe he had helped enslave.
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
The Taste of Love | China | 2018 | 24’
Director: Jinwu HE
Writers: Tao ZHENG, Xiangxin LI
Producer: Min ZHANG
Key Cast: Luqi PENG, Yinzhang ZHU
Synopsis: The Taste of Love tells a story about the male lead, Jianjun played by Yingzhang Zhu. He came from an unprivileged family, making a living by selling crispy ducks, but he was longing to change his fate. Yinhe, the female lead played by Luqi Peng, went to Guizhou with her parents when she was 20. She gradually fell in love with Jianjun, the country boy, whom she found simple, authentic and unpretentious, and she wanted to be with him.
BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
TOMASITO (Tommy) | Spain | 2017 | 12’
Writer: SERGIO SARRIÓN
Directors: IGNACIO F.RODÓ,SERGIO ARRÓSPIDE
Cinematographer: LAURA CACCIA
Synopsis: Firing someone is an easy task. Unless that person has been in the company for 12 years, has a flawless CV and his name is Tommy.
BEST LEADING ACTOR AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
Teed-Off! | Canada | 2018 | 9’
Actor: Dizzy Daniels
Director: Dizzy Daniels
Writers: Dizzy Daniels
Producers: Dizzy Daniels
Key Cast: Dizzy Daniels, Caroline Therrien, Mario, Mario Simon Fortin Gauthier
Synopsis: Our hero spends the day playing golf, but has to contend with pesky newspapers and getting his ball stuck in mud. Later on, he proposes to the girl of his dreams – but loses her to her irate boyfriend.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
UMAN | Russian Federation | 2018 | 16’
Director of Photography: Nikolay Orlov
Director: Elena Ryabtseva
Writer: Elena Ryabtseva, Friederike Brin
Producers: Elena Ryabtseva, Alexey A. Petrukhin
Synopsis: A folklore student arrives in a remote village, but the only informant there refuses to help. Eventually, they discover their life stories are peculiarly complementary.
BEST EDITING AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
Characters | United Kingdom | 2018 | 11’
Director: Sir Franz Pagot, Rizwan Wadan
Editor: Rachel Durance
Writers: Ashley Chin, Rizwan Wadan
Producers: Rizwan Wadan
Ket Cast: David Schaal, Aaron Taylor
Synopsis: Our first short film, shot in London, looks into the characters that make up this wonderful city and how importantly judging someone by their appearance defines us more than it defines them. It centres on how our true characters ultimately shine through and breakdown the prejudices and racial barriers that we often put up around us.
BEST COMEDY AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
RIP | Spain | 2017 | 16’
Directors:CAYE CASAS,ALBERT PINTÓ
Writers: ALBERT PINTÓ & CAYE CASAS
Cinematographer: ANDREU ADAM RUBIRALTA
Producers: NORBERT LLARÀS
Ket Cast: ITZIAR CASTRO, JOSEP MARIA RIERA, CARME SANSA
Synopsis: In a small forsaken village, a woman prepares the funeral of her husband with utmost care. She wants everything to go according to plan, since for her it is very important to give a good impression to the guests.
BEST NARRATIVE AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
M.A.M.O.N – Monitor against mexicans over nationwide | Mexico – Uruguay | 2016 | 5’
Writer: Ale Damiani, Santi Vecino, Juan Andrés Fontán, Javi Cruzado & Enrique Codesio
Cinematographer: Diego Rosenblatt
Editing: Mathías Chumino
Animation/vfx: Marcelo Torterolo, Javier Torterolo, Edgardo Fernandez, Ale Damiani, Pablo Torterolo, Camilo Veliovich, Fabio Santini, Pablo Torterolo
Key cast: Guillermo Villegas, Ernesto Álvarez, Hector Villalobos, Ernesto Álvarez,
Synopsis: While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling from the sky to the desert, on the Mexico – US border, divided by an enormous wall. An hilarious war breaks between a Trump-like mecha robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.
BEST ANIMATION AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
SELFIES | Switzerland | 2018 | 4’
Director: Claudius Gentinetta
Writer: Claudius Gentinetta
Producer: Claudius Gentinetta
Key Cast: Peter Bräker, Cécile Brun, Arzu Saglam
Synopsis: SELFIES is a fireworks display of grinning people who lose themselves in the abysses of human existence. A selfie race around the world.
BEST EXPERIMENTAL AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
Explore Poland – a Hyperlapse Journey | Poland | 2018 | 6’
Director: Tomasz Walczak
Synopsis: A hyperlapse journey.
BEST MINI SHORT AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
Sex With Los Ángeles | United States | 2018 | 1’
Director: Jack Ironstone
Synopsis: I consider:surrender:embrace:accept that I stand on Tongva Land. Thank you.
BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
Connection | Russian Federation | 2018 | 4’
Director: Pavel Goncharov
Synopsis: What connects all people, phone, random circumstances, or fate?
BEST AMATEUR AWARD @ STTP DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS
The Carpark | Singapore | 2018 | 8’
Director: Nor Hisham
Writer: Nor Hisham
Producers: Nor Hisham, Lim Li Yin
Key Cast: Firdaus Sani, Lim Li Yin, Tia Andrea Guttensohn, Nor Hisham
Synopsis: A troubled man in search of the truth, inevitably resorts to lying to his wife.