MIFF 2018 Winners

//MIFF 2018 Winners

The 13th Marbella International Film Festival is now over, and here is the full list of nominations and winners from the 2018 event.  We’d like to pass on our congratulations to all involved for making MIFF 2018 such a high quality and enjoyable event.  Until next time…

BEST NEWCOMER

The nominations for the best Newcomer

1. Buddy Skelton for Trigger Finger
2. Andrea Martinez for Shadow
3. Youssef Athache for Destiny’s Strings

And the winner is: Andrea Martinez for Shadow

Shadow

Genre: Drama
Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Year of production: 2017
Director: Paul Shammasian
Length of film: 16 mins

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Synopsis:

While creating an abstract piece art, a young girl, on the verge of a breakdown, reaches out to a young man who seems concerned about her well-being.

Sinopsis:

Mientras crea una obra de arte abstracta, una joven, al borde de un colapso, llega a un joven que parece preocupado por su bienestar.

BEST SHORTER SHORT FILM

The nominations for the best Shorter Short Film

1. College of Girls
2. Trigger Finger
3. Destiny’s Strings

And the winner is: Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Genre: Drama
Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of production: 2018
Director: Nick Nevern
Length of film: 16 mins

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Synopsis:

When 12 year old Jordan goes out to join the kids on his estate for a game of football, he would have no idea of the devastating chain of events that would proceed. Trigger Finger is a brutal yet honest portrayal of inner city life and the bullying and abuse kids are subjected to on the streets of London.

Sinopsis:

Cuando Jordan, de 12 años, sale a reunirse con los niños de su propiedad para jugar un partido de fútbol americano, no tiene idea de la devastadora cadena de eventos que se desarrollarán. Trigger Finger es una descripción brutal pero honesta de la vida en el interior de la ciudad y el abuso y la intimidación que los niños sufren en las calles de Londres.

BEST SHORT FILM

The nominations for the best Short Film

1. Daniela
2. Real Family
3. Easy Way Out

And the winner is: Easy Way Out

Easy Way Out

Genre: Drama
Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2017
Director: Jeffery Schultz
Length of film: 17 mins

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Synopsis:

Martin (John Savage) and Kaitlin (Kate Connor) are playing out their relationship endgame in the re-imagined turn-of-the-century loft they once called home. While it appears Kaitlin is just leaving her husband of twelve years for a much younger lover, we learn her reasons have more to do with honesty and bravery than easy lust and sexual adventure.

Sinopsis:

Martin (John Savage) y Kaitlin (Kate Connor) están jugando su final de relación en el loft de fin de siglo reinventado que una vez llamaron hogar. Si bien parece que Kaitlin está dejando a su marido de doce años por un amante mucho más joven, aprendemos que sus razones tienen más que ver con la honestidad y la valentía que con la lujuria fácil y la aventura sexual.

BEST ACTRESS

The nominations for the best Actress:

1. Catia Ojeda for Closure
2. Candela Gomez for Solo!
3. Anna Demetriou for Of Gods & Warriors

And the winner is:  Catia Ojeda for Closure

Closure

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country of production: USA
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Year of production: 2018
Director: Alex Goldberg
Length of film: 90 mins

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Synopsis:

Following her mother’s funeral and a recently ended relationship, Nina flies to Los Angeles to find her sister who has gone missing.

Sinopsis:

Después del funeral de su madre y una relación que terminó recientemente, Nina vuela a Los Ángeles para encontrar a su hermana que ha desaparecido.

BEST ACTOR

The nominations for the Best Actor:

1. Steven Berkoff for Tell Tale Heart
2. Matt Godbey for It Followed Me Here
3. Damian Chapa for Luz

The winner is: Steven Berkoff for Tell Tale Heart

Tell Tale Heart

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of production: 2018
Director: Stephen Cookson
Length of film: 80 mins

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Synopsis:

Steven Berkoff's own feature length interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's original short story about a servant who plots to murder his master because of his 'vulture' eye.

Sinopsis:

La interpretación de longitud de largometraje de Steven Berkoff del cuento original de Edgar Allan Poe sobre un sirviente que trama asesinar a su amo por su ojo "buitre"

BEST DIRECTOR

The nominations for the Best Director

1. Stephen Cookson for Tell Tale Heart
2. David LG Hughes for Of Gods & Warriors
3. Tony Farjallah for Morine

The winner is: Tony Farjallah for Morine


Morine

Genre: Drama
Country of production: Lebanon
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Year of production: 2018
Director: Tony Farjallah
Length of film: 17 mins

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Synopsis:

The year is 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Living with God is men's privilege and the most unreachable women's right. Stubborn as she is, the 20 year-old revolutionary girl breaks the rules and endures all the consequences.

Sinopsis:

El año es 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Vivir con Dios es el privilegio de los hombres y el derecho de la mujer más inalcanzable. Por obstinada que sea, la niña revolucionaria de 20 años rompe las reglas y soporta todas las consecuencias.

BEST FEATURE FILM

The nominations for the best Feature Film are:

1. Gloves Off
2. Solo!
3. Morine

The winner is: Solo!


Solo!

Genre: Comedy
Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Year of production: 2018
Director: Nic Cornwall
Length of film: 100 mins

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Synopsis:

A young Englishman arrives in a remote, run-down Spanish village and has to reform their band – before they find out that it was his dad who ruined the village in the first place.

Sinopsis:

Un joven inglés llega a un pueblo español remoto y ruinoso y tiene que reformar su banda, antes de que descubran que fue su padre quien arruinó la aldea en primer lugar.

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