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2018 PARTICIPANTS & WINNERS

 

SUPERSHORTS

 
Dependent by Eva Lanska   The story of one person who is susceptible to addiction. Life, where nicotine, alcohol, caffeine or other addictions in an instant become the only motivation and meaning in life.

Dependent by Eva Lanska

The story of one person who is susceptible to addiction. Life, where nicotine, alcohol, caffeine or other addictions in an instant become the only motivation and meaning in life.

J'adore J'adore by Maxime Ginolin   MagicJack is an alien shape-shifter, coming over the earth to save humanity from self-destruction.

J'adore J'adore by Maxime Ginolin

MagicJack is an alien shape-shifter, coming over the earth to save humanity from self-destruction.

En Absence by Dorothee Briere   * * * * * * *  WINNER  * * * * * *  A mother is on the phone with her daughter.

En Absence by Dorothee Briere

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A mother is on the phone with her daughter.

Rub Your Eyes Until You See Stars by Guy Renardeau   For a moment a young woman’s fear of losing her freedom seems to make a break up inevitable. The constant pressure of the possible return of the other enlarges the nerve wrecking process.

Rub Your Eyes Until You See Stars by Guy Renardeau

For a moment a young woman’s fear of losing her freedom seems to make a break up inevitable. The constant pressure of the possible return of the other enlarges the nerve wrecking process.

BPM by Greg Robbins   A jogger searching for cheap thrills stumbles upon something more exhilarating.

BPM by Greg Robbins

A jogger searching for cheap thrills stumbles upon something more exhilarating.

June Forth Elegies by Ina Chen   At least 10,000 unarmed civilians were shot on June 4th, 1989, at Tiananmen Square.

June Forth Elegies by Ina Chen

At least 10,000 unarmed civilians were shot on June 4th, 1989, at Tiananmen Square.

Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan by Guillaume Juin   Central Asia was epic! The landscapes were incredibly beautiful and diverse, in such little areas. The people were really nice also. This a great underrated destination to travel.

Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan by Guillaume Juin

Central Asia was epic! The landscapes were incredibly beautiful and diverse, in such little areas. The people were really nice also. This a great underrated destination to travel.

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

Alex - Youth (ft. Rachel McAlpine) by Seth Lopez   * * * * * * *  WINNER  * * * * * *  The ALEX Youth video: an ode to midnight urban landscapes, oddly quiet and empty streets bathed in neon.

Alex - Youth (ft. Rachel McAlpine) by Seth Lopez

* * * * * * * WINNER * * * * * *

The ALEX Youth video: an ode to midnight urban landscapes, oddly quiet and empty streets bathed in neon.

Tiwayo "Wild" by Filip Zaluska   A need for freedom, wildness, honesty, even stifled humiliation could be seen as closeness and joy of genuine friendship.

Tiwayo "Wild" by Filip Zaluska

A need for freedom, wildness, honesty, even stifled humiliation could be seen as closeness and joy of genuine friendship.

 

NARRATIVE SHORTS

T(HE)Y by Caroline Callender, Silver Liftin   * * * * * * *  WINNER  * * * * * *  T(HE)Y was created with the idea of identity in mind. What we’ve each been through and how we are treated by others and society shapes us in very distinct ways.

T(HE)Y by Caroline Callender, Silver Liftin

* * * * * * * WINNER * * * * * *

T(HE)Y was created with the idea of identity in mind. What we’ve each been through and how we are treated by others and society shapes us in very distinct ways.

Sweetheart by Jeremie Seguin   Overtaken by his childhood memories, a teenager finds out the emotional gap that séparâtes him from his mother, who has never shown any sign of affection towards him.

Sweetheart by Jeremie Seguin

Overtaken by his childhood memories, a teenager finds out the emotional gap that séparâtes him from his mother, who has never shown any sign of affection towards him.

Just After Midnight by Jean-Raymond Garcia, Anne-Marie Puga   Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology.

Just After Midnight by Jean-Raymond Garcia, Anne-Marie Puga

Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology.

DNA of Wild Beasts by Delphine Montaigne   Along with her team, the “36′, Lea, commander of the operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is on the top on the French police force.

DNA of Wild Beasts by Delphine Montaigne

Along with her team, the “36′, Lea, commander of the operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is on the top on the French police force.

LIGHT ME UP by Miri Stone   “Light Me Up” is about a couple struggling to start a family. After yet another heartbreaking miscarriage, Ivy follows a sprite into a fantasy world to escape her pain.

LIGHT ME UP by Miri Stone

“Light Me Up” is about a couple struggling to start a family. After yet another heartbreaking miscarriage, Ivy follows a sprite into a fantasy world to escape her pain.

Alone by Antoine Laurens   * * * * * * *  WINNER  * * * * * *  A short film adapted from the graphic novel “Tout Seul” by Christophe Chabouté.

Alone by Antoine Laurens

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A short film adapted from the graphic novel “Tout Seul” by Christophe Chabouté.

Staff Pick by Cindy Di Xin   In 90’s Brooklyn, Cora, a lonely girl in search of connection, discovers a movie rental store that delivers films based on how she feels. The movies lift her up and make her feel less alone but soon she wants more than the films, she wants to know the person behind the locked door of this strange store.

Staff Pick by Cindy Di Xin

In 90’s Brooklyn, Cora, a lonely girl in search of connection, discovers a movie rental store that delivers films based on how she feels. The movies lift her up and make her feel less alone but soon she wants more than the films, she wants to know the person behind the locked door of this strange store.

Old Habits by Sophie Ellsberg   Two women are reunited at the scene of the hunting accident that left one of them disabled.

Old Habits by Sophie Ellsberg

Two women are reunited at the scene of the hunting accident that left one of them disabled.

We’re going to Paris by David Norris   An old married couple tries to rob a bank for the purpose of saving their house which has a foreclosure on it, but the couple receives a tremendous surprise when they enter the bank.

We’re going to Paris by David Norris

An old married couple tries to rob a bank for the purpose of saving their house which has a foreclosure on it, but the couple receives a tremendous surprise when they enter the bank.

Drop Pocket by Margaux Hemard   An estranged middle-aged father arrives back into his childhood town after 20 years for the first time. He attempts to reconnect with his son, whom he abandoned as a toddler, over a high stakes pool game. The son is not aware of the stranger’s true identity.

Drop Pocket by Margaux Hemard

An estranged middle-aged father arrives back into his childhood town after 20 years for the first time. He attempts to reconnect with his son, whom he abandoned as a toddler, over a high stakes pool game. The son is not aware of the stranger’s true identity.

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS


And Then They Came for Us by Abby Ginzberg, Ken Schneider   * * * * * * *  WINNER  * * * * * *  After calling for a Muslim registry and trying to enact an immigration ban against people from Muslim majority countries, the Trump administration has cited the unconstitutional incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as the precedent. As the documentary And Then They Came for Us demonstrates, the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans were one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history.

And Then They Came for Us by Abby Ginzberg, Ken Schneider

* * * * * * * WINNER * * * * * *

After calling for a Muslim registry and trying to enact an immigration ban against people from Muslim majority countries, the Trump administration has cited the unconstitutional incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as the precedent. As the documentary And Then They Came for Us demonstrates, the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans were one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history.

Living on a Dollar a Day by Thomas Nazario   This film is based on the making of the award-winning book, Living on a Dollar a Day. It follows the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer as she explores the personal experiences of women, children, and families who live in extreme poverty in ten countries around the world. Her acclaimed images, along with the book’s author, Professor Thomas Nazario’s knowledge of the causes and effects of poverty, as well as other experts in their respective fields, help tell the stories of the daily lives of the poor.

Living on a Dollar a Day by Thomas Nazario

This film is based on the making of the award-winning book, Living on a Dollar a Day. It follows the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer as she explores the personal experiences of women, children, and families who live in extreme poverty in ten countries around the world. Her acclaimed images, along with the book’s author, Professor Thomas Nazario’s knowledge of the causes and effects of poverty, as well as other experts in their respective fields, help tell the stories of the daily lives of the poor.

Nothing on US: Pinays Rising by Evelyn Obamos and Ruby Ibarra   In NOTHING ON US: PINAYS RISING, Pinay Rapper Ruby Ibarra makes her directorial debut showing how she orchestrated an ambitious vision for her music video of “Us,” working through logistical nightmares and corralling a crowdsourced all-Pinay cast of 200 to create a multi-dimensional narrative. This documentary showcases the song’s global tropes of resistance and solidarity, serving as a Pinay anthem for women to continue rising.

Nothing on US: Pinays Rising by Evelyn Obamos and Ruby Ibarra

In NOTHING ON US: PINAYS RISING, Pinay Rapper Ruby Ibarra makes her directorial debut showing how she orchestrated an ambitious vision for her music video of “Us,” working through logistical nightmares and corralling a crowdsourced all-Pinay cast of 200 to create a multi-dimensional narrative. This documentary showcases the song’s global tropes of resistance and solidarity, serving as a Pinay anthem for women to continue rising.

Becoming Visible by Janet Solomon   Becoming Visible is a short multiscreen environmental documentary that explores the pressing issue of offshore oil and gas development off the South African coastline and it’s consequence to our marine life. It advances the theme of nature as political asset and questions the scripts of consumptive economics embedded in South Africa’s governmental approaches to environmental policy. The film focuses on a seismic survey off the East Coast of RSA, which was extended into the whale migration season in July 2016. There were a number of unusual deepwater-mammal strandings during and after this survey.

Becoming Visible by Janet Solomon

Becoming Visible is a short multiscreen environmental documentary that explores the pressing issue of offshore oil and gas development off the South African coastline and it’s consequence to our marine life. It advances the theme of nature as political asset and questions the scripts of consumptive economics embedded in South Africa’s governmental approaches to environmental policy. The film focuses on a seismic survey off the East Coast of RSA, which was extended into the whale migration season in July 2016. There were a number of unusual deepwater-mammal strandings during and after this survey.

 

MOVING WORDS – ARTS BY THE PEOPLE

Father and Son by Shane Wagner, Karin Avital, Eyal Sadde, Reut Kalderon   A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Father and Son by Shane Wagner, Karin Avital, Eyal Sadde, Reut Kalderon

A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Madre de los Campos by Miguel M. Morales, Elizabeth Mirochnik, Michal Berman   A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Madre de los Campos by Miguel M. Morales, Elizabeth Mirochnik, Michal Berman

A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Nap Dreaming by Priscilla Or, Saphir Leviticus, Hannah Monter, Yuli Kredntzer, Asami Ida   A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Nap Dreaming by Priscilla Or, Saphir Leviticus, Hannah Monter, Yuli Kredntzer, Asami Ida

A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Remembering by Caroline Abut, Adi Moshe, Daniel Monfred, Valeri Hudedatov   A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Remembering by Caroline Abut, Adi Moshe, Daniel Monfred, Valeri Hudedatov

A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Kitchen Tile Ballet by Hadley Seufert, Leor Price, Alisa Gospodarikov, Emma Barakat   A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

Kitchen Tile Ballet by Hadley Seufert, Leor Price, Alisa Gospodarikov, Emma Barakat

A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

The Raking by Hector Rivera, Sapir Edri, Yoni Mantzur   A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

The Raking by Hector Rivera, Sapir Edri, Yoni Mantzur

A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

The Tzuba Hills Sunset Hike by Majorie Thomsen, David Merkins, Roi Kaufman   A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

The Tzuba Hills Sunset Hike by Majorie Thomsen, David Merkins, Roi Kaufman

A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

We Were Seven by Melody Xiao, Tal Beker, Naor Tabiv   A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

We Were Seven by Melody Xiao, Tal Beker, Naor Tabiv

A collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology.

Eilon Arieli   A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

Eilon Arieli

A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

Remembering by Caroline Abut, Adi Gueta, Kyla Goldberger   A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

Remembering by Caroline Abut, Adi Gueta, Kyla Goldberger

A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

Tiny Things by Sarah SanGiovanni, Hagar Bareket, Shir Ben-David, Michal Nishry   A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

Tiny Things by Sarah SanGiovanni, Hagar Bareket, Shir Ben-David, Michal Nishry

A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

To Nike of Paionios by Emma Fuchs, Orli Trublinkov   A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

To Nike of Paionios by Emma Fuchs, Orli Trublinkov

A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

We Were Seven by Melody Xiao, Nir Cohen, Rick Whelan   A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

We Were Seven by Melody Xiao, Nir Cohen, Rick Whelan

A collaboration with Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.

 

WINNERS

 

BEST SHORT FILM

Alone

by Antoine Laurens


BEST DIRECTOR

Jeremie Seguin

Sweetheart, Mon Poussin


BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM

Just After Midnight

Nicolas Fabian 


BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM

India Hair

Just After Midnight


BEST SUPER SHORT FILM

En Absence 

by Dorothée Briere


BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

And Then They Came for Us

by Abby Ginzberg, Ken Schneider


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

T(HE)Y

by Caroline Callender, Silver Liftin


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Alex – Youth (ft. Rachel McAlpine)

by Seth Lopez