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Le 16e Festival International
Signes de Nuit
Paris

4 - 14 octobre, 2018

cite universitaire
Maison du Portugal
Maison du Mexique
Main d'oeuvres
 Bibliotheque Francois Truffaut
 Bibliotheque Francois Truffaut



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AWARD CELEBRATION

Short Film Competition

The 16th International Festival Signes de Nuit
4 - 14 october 2018, Paris

Sunday 6, October, 2018 / 10 pm
Maison du Japon
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris

 

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Short film Competition

Main Award


Revolt
Taghi
Koorosh Asgar

  

Revolt

 

FRENCH PREMIERE


Revolt
Taghi
Koorosh Asgar

Iran

2018 | 00:16:00


A boatwoman who makes a living with carrying passengers encounters a prostitute who travels sometimes with her. She asks the boatwoman to take her somewhere around the marsh. The prostitute asks her to have an eye on her in case she gets delayed. After a few minutes, she hears the sound of something breaking and enters the conflict between the prostitute and her customer to support her. This happening leads to closeness between these two women. When the boatwoman comes back home and sees her husband carousing with his friend, she decides to abandon the home forever.





 
 

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Main Award Special Mention

Caroline
Logan George, Celine Held



Caroline

 

 


Caroline
Logan George, Celine Held

USA

2018 | 0:12:00


In the middle of a hot Texas summer, plans for a babysitter fall through and six-year-old Caroline is left in charge of her two younger siblings.


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Short Film Competition

Signs Award


Invisibly
Láthatatlanul
Áron Szentpéteri
The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject in an original, convincing and surprising way.



Invisibly

 

PARIS PREMIERE


Invisibly
Láthatatlanul
Áron Szentpéteri

Hungary

2017 | 0:32:00


Two everyday people meet in the dark. The darkness of an invisible exhibition. Through the film we follow them as they get closer and move apart from each other by crossing blurry boundaries. Boundaries that exist between and within people and are mostly invisible. Not only for the blind.


Jury Statement :
In this very sensitive short film, the filmmaker creates and depicts a meaningful yet fragile encounter which says a lot about human nature, relationships and contemporary ways of life. The comedians are incredibly sober and just in rendering this ephemereal meeting between two people, two planets crossing their paths for a short time. The simplicity and the harshness of human communication and of the differences which bond and divide us all are treated in a very delicate, realistic and poetic way
 
 
Signs Awards Special Mention

All These Creatures
Charles Wiliams

Skogafoss
Niels Bourgonje



All these creatures


All These Creatures
Charles Wiliams

Australia

2018 | 00:13:00


An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.


Skogafoss

 

FRENCH PREMIERE


Skogafoss
Niels Bourgonje

Netherlands, Iceland

2017 | 0:10:00


While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.


Jury Statement :
For similar and at he same time sensibly original and honest approaches to the worlds of people who meets the complicit situations of the minds of relatives who they love. Mental illness still tends to be a tabu in our nowaday society and it is important for filmmakers to search new ways how to with respect and understanding talk about the shadows of our minds.

 
 
 

 

 

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Short Film Competition

Night Award


Animal
Heyvan

Bahram Ark

 The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity characterized by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving. 



Animal

 

PARIS PREMIERE


Animal
Heyvan
Bahram Ark

Iran

2017 | 0:15:15


A man who wants to pass the border, disguises himself as a ram.

 
 

Jury Statement :
For creating a truly mysterious and at the same time honest story towards it's main character - a man, an animal, a being into need of transformation. Director succeeds to talk not only about human labyrinths of existence, but of something so actual in nowadays world - borders that needs to be crossed.

 

 

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Night Award Special Mention

End of Season
Zhannat Alshanova

Night Walks
Julie Rodrigue



End of season

 

PARIS PREMIERE


End of Season
Zhannat Alshanova

Great Britain

2018 | 00:23:00


At the end of summer, Rosa arrives at her husband’s resort – a small hotel in the vast dry steppe, to check on staff and collect the accounts. An unexpected encounter interrupts the routine of her stay and awakens long gone passion for swimming.




Jury Statement :
The poetic and very particular charisma of Rosa's character, her wandering through life in its repetitive and then surprising aspects deeply touched us. The filmmaker manages to create a mysterious and rich univers in which meaning are obscure, creative and sensitive.

Night Walks

 

PARIS PREMIERE


Night Walks
Julie Rodrigue

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2017 | 0:25:00


A young woman spends long days working in an exiguous shop and in the evening she goes back to her small apartment to take care of her father. Passing by from one cramped place to another, she wants to change her life for a wider space. In this moment of transition from one place to another, she meets someone who offers to her the opportunity of a complete change of scenery. This movie was directed by Julie Rodrigue with Selma Hajri? working at her mother's little shop (Aida Hajri?), in Sarajevo. Selma is watching people passing by through the window of her mother's shop and dreams of leaving.


Jury Statement :
Wonderfully shot and cinematographed, rich in amazing and meaningful visual details, this film subtly depicts the routinely yet erratic itineraries of the female protagonist, her doubts, her states of mind. A real, moving, visionary travel through a hard yet delicate story.

 
 
 

 

 
Trouble with New Technologies Award

Follower
Jonathan Behr

A Country In Moving Pictures
Palabas
Arjanmar Rebeta



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PARIS PREMIERE


Follower
Jonathan Behr

Germany

2018 | 0:10:00


Clara only wants to spend a casual evening as a babysitter for a rich family in their house, when she suddenly has a new follower for her Instagram account. But this one is different - and not easy to shake off…


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A Country In Moving Pictures

 

EUROPE PREMIERE


A Country In Moving Pictures
Palabas
Arjanmar Rebeta

Philippines

2018 | 0:16:30


An aging Caucasian chats with his young Filipina lover only to witness the harsh social ills and injustices around the life of the young Filipina. This is a short film shot entirely with a mobile phone.


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