Awards 2009

Award for Best Animated Film:

nominations:

Leonardo, Director: Jim Capobianco
K6 Lives!, Director: Martin Schmidt
Body, Director: Cailleau Francois

Winner: Leonardo

Award for Best Documentary Film:

nominations:

Gonzo Ballet, Director: Pat Buckley
Banksy’s coming to dinner, Directors:
American Faust, Director:

Winner: William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet

Award for Best Short Film:

nominations:

The Morse collectors, Director: David Cooke
A better Life, Director: Luis Fernandez Reneo
Roar, Director: Adam Wimpenny

Winner: The Morse Collectors

Award for Best Long Short Film:

nominations:

Dennis, Director: Mads Matthiesen
Sin Love, Director:
Landscape, Director: Kristoffer Kioerboe

Winner: Sin Love

Shorts 2009

Agenzia Immobiliare

Country: Italy
Language: Italian (English Subtitles)
Year: 2008
Length: 9 min
Director: stefano quaglia

Have you ever tried to look for a flat? Ever had dealings with an estate agent? Ever experienced an irrepressible sense of impotence at the sight of extremely bright basement flats and unrepeatable bargains that will force you to leave the mortgage to your heirs? If you’ve decided not to give in, welcome to the club.

Trato / Deal

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Year: 2009
Length: 11 min
Director: Almudena Verdes

Elena loses a glove on her way home. A group of teenagers on the access stairs of a building get aware. Elena, friendly asks the guys about her lost glove. They abuse her trust. Only one deal may resolve the conflict.

Dennis

Country: Denmark
Language: Danish (English Subtitles)
Year: 2007
Length: 18 min
Director: Mads Matthiesen
Cast: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lykke Sand Michelsen

When Dennis a big muscular bodybuilder invites one of the local girls out on a date his mother gets hurt and disappointed. Despite the pressure she puts on him to cancel the date Dennis leaves out into a night he will never forget

En El Apartamento / In the appartment

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Year: 2008
Length: 12 min
Director: MARIO SAN EMETERIO

Pablo and Sara visit an apartment up for rent. When Paula, the girl from the real estate agency, arrives the situation becomes uncomfortable. Strangely enough, Pablo and her seem to be hiding something.

Intruder

Country: USA
Language:
Year: 2009
Length: 9 min
Director: Mikael Kreuzrigler
Cast: Eva Swan, Lisa Dodson

An uneventful evening takes a frightening turn when a woman discovers a horrific truth.

Landskaber / Landscapes

Country: Denmark
Language: Danish (English subs)
Year: 2009
Length: 22 min
Director: Kristoffer Kioerboe

The meeting of a father and his two twin sons which he hasn’t seen for the first 21 years of their lives. In an attempt to make up for the lost years, the three men set out for several days walk in the wilderness with their backpacks loaded with personal expectations. These expectations are soon to be shattered though, but while the landscapes around them changes in colors, light and flora, their inner landscapes also slowly changes as they get to know each other and to understand the causes of the father’s lack of presence in his sons’ lives.

The Morse Collectors

Country: Ireland
Language: English
Year: 2008
Length: 15 min
Director: David Cooke
Writer : Pol Mag Uidhir

Ireland, 1942. While the adults are off fighting in the War, two children are forced to walk a fine line between responsibility and childhood fantasy. In the dripping taps and ticking clocks of their home they discover hidden Morse Code messages, but while the young boy is all too keen to accept them as real, his elder sister struggles with the rationale of her increasingly adult mind. Moreover, she understands something of the consequences of the messages, for if they are real, who sent them?

Roar

Country: UK
Language: English
Year: 2008
Length: 16 min
Director: Adam Wimpenny

A socially awkward Londoner is lonely at Christmas. When a cold city girl rejects his gesture of goodwill, he takes drastic action. Roar is a smart and subversive short film that will haunt you for months.

Summersonntag / Summer Sunday

Country: Germany
Language: German
Year: 2008
Length: 12 min
Director / Writer: Fred Breinersdorfer

the dramatic story of Bruno Hansen, a bridge guard of a huge lift bridge in Hamburg. As his 7-year old death-mute son climbs down into the restricted area of the lifting equipment while a train is approaching, he has to decide whether to sacrifice his son or to let the fully occupied train drown in the river.