4.6., 10.6. and 11.6. 2014
Fans of iShorts can probably feel it in the air. Yes,it is that time of the year again: iShorts; First League is coming to your theaters and with us, short films selected from the best film festivals all around the world, including, Sundance, Annecy or Clermont-Ferrand. We will present favorites of both audience and jury, crème de la crème of film festivals. Stay tuned.
SUNDANCE - Short Film Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting
Director: Magnus Mork | Producer: Grant Vidgen |
Star: Zaman Ahmadi, Akram Akbari, Matthew Ashford |
Year: 2013 | Length: 12 min | Live Action |
It's late night in a burger bar.
SUNDANCE - Short Film Jury Award: Animation
Director: Bernardo Britto |
Year: 2014 | Length: 5 min | Animation |
A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.
The Record Breaker (Danmark)
Palm Springs - Best Documentary
Director: Brian McGinn | Producer: Mette Heide |
Star: Ashrita Furman |
Year: 2012 | Length: 24 min | Documentary film |
Ashrita Furman holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual, including marks for "Largest Hula Hoop," "Most Apples Sliced in Mid-Air with a Samurai Sword," and "Longest Distance Bicycling Underwater." A health food store owner and devotee of meditation, Furman travels the world creating new categories for record achievement. In The Record Breaker we meet Furman, a singularly driven character, and his merry band of compatriots (including Champ the dog) as he's about to attempt to climb Machu Picchu on stilts.
LETTRES DE FEMMES (France)
CLERMONT FERRAND - Best French Speaking Animation - SACD Award
Director: Magnus Mork | Producers: Luc Camilli, Dominique Deluze, Gilbert Hus a Charles Malka |
Star: Constantin Pappas, Adeline Moreau, Jérôme Pauwels |
Year: 2014 | Length: 10 min | Animation |
On the battlefields of the First World War, the medic Simon patches up the shattered faces of the injured soldiers with love letters, words from beloved women which have the power to heal the wounds of these paper soldiers. As for Simon, he seems to be immune to injury, creases and rips judging by his pristine medical jacket. His secret? His wartime godmother who occupies all his thoughts every spare moment he can get. Knowing that she is out of harm, back home, gives him the necessary strength to confront the daily horrors and death that war throws at him. But when death happens where it is least expected, can these words on paper still ease the pain?
The Cut (Canada)
SUNDANCE: Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Director: Geneviève Dulude-Decelles | Producers: Fanny Drew and Sarah Mannering |
Star: Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau, Alain Houle |
Year: 2014 | Length: 15 min | Live Action |
When Fannie offers her father to cut his hair, he accepts. Alain knows that his daughter will do it carefully and thoroughly, as usual. But an outside incident change their plans and confront the precariousness of this shared moment. The cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, between proximity and detachment, for the moment of an haircut.
The Obvious child (UK/Norway)
SUNDANCE - Official Selection
Director: Stephen Irwin |
Star: Ron Masa |
Year: 2014 | Length: 12 min | Animation |
Somebody broke the girl's parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess.
RAT PACK RAT (USA)
SUNDANCE - Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision
Director: Todd Rohal | Producers: Zack Carlson, Megan Griffiths, Clay Liford and Ashland Viscosi |
Star: Margie Beegle, Steve Little, Eddie Rouse |
Year: 2014 | Length: 19 min | Live Action |
A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rights at the man's bedside.
Total lenght of the screening 97 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.