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The 8th International Festival
Signes de Nuit
Paris

March 29th - April 11th 2010

Cinéma Archipel
Centre Culturel Irlandais
Goethe Institut
Maison de l'amerique Latine
Maison de l'Europe
Mairie de Paris
cite universitaire
Fondation Suisse
Maison Heinrich Heine
Maison de Brésil
 

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AWARD CELEBRATION

The 8th International Festival Signes de Nuit Paris
Paris

March 29th - April 11th 2010

Short Film Competition

2010 / 8 pm
Paris

 

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The Main Award :

On the Run with Abdul
James Newton, David Lale, Kristian Hove 



On the Run with Abdul

On the Run with Abdul
James Newton, David Lale, Kristian Hove
UK, France
2009 | HD | 0:23:00

We went to Calais to make a film about teenage refugees trying to get into Britain. Then we met Abdul and suddenly everything changed. A film about the responsibilities of the first world, as well as documentary filmmakers.

 


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The Signs Award :

Believe
Paul Wright
The Signs Award is attributed to films treating an important subject in an original, convincing and surprising way.


Believe

 

 


Believe
Paul Wright

Great Britain
2009 / 35 mm / 0:20:00

Believe is the story of one man's grief following the death of his wife. The film captures a desperate journey, played out against beautifully isolated highland landscapes.

 



 
 
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The Night Award :

Exodus
Almagul Menlibayeva
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.



Exodus

 


Exodus
Almagul Menlibayeva
Kazaksthan
2009 / DV / 0:11:00

"Exodus“ is showing a weared off tradition in the present Kazakhstan, like a strange and powerful tale. Men and women are in the process of packing up their Yurtas (nomadic tents). An ancient shamanistic normad ritual „The Closing Road“ is persecuted, only perceived by a girl, who is icaptivated by what is ment to be left behind. Exodus is on the same time evoking the global uprooting.

 





 
THE SPECIAL MENTIONS OF THE JURY :

Girl
Siunghoon Hong

The Illusion
Susana Barriga

Oliís Wedding ( Nunta lui oli )
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu



Girl

 

Girl
Siunghoon Hong
South Korea
2008 / 35 mm / 0:17:00

A man receives an unexpecting visit from a girl who is pregnant with his son's baby and asks for his help. The sudden visit complicate his life.



 

The Illusion

 

The Illusion
Susana Barriga
Cuba
2008 / HD / 0:24:00

After having spent the past 26 years imagining what her father is like Susana sets out from Cuba to England to meet him for the first time. She tries to conjure up memories of his face, but all she has left are the few blurred photographs she took clandestinely – and the desire to reconstruct the illusion she had before their meeting.



 

Flimmer 
Line Klungseth Johansen

 

Oli’s Wedding
Nunta lui oli
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Roumanie
2009 / 35 mm / 0:22:00

Alone in his kitchen in Bucharest, Dorel prepares for what seems to be a party. Actually, it’s his son’s wedding which takes place in the USA. Dorel is going to watch the wedding through a webcam toghether with two of his son’s friends. On the small display they are going to meet the bride, her father and will witness the ceremony. A bitter-sweet story about scattered families and lonely parents.



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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