Martinique International Film Festival
2016 Spring Edition
Best Narrative Feature Film & Martinique Snake Award: Rules of The Game (France) by Ambroise Carminati. Ten office colleagues engage in a questions and answers game on pieces of paper. Little by little, each of them realizes that the game is getting out of hand...
Best Documentary Feature Film: April Zero One (France) by Marie Cavailles. Kiev, April 2015. One year after the Eurorevolution started then set up on Maidan, the main square of the Ukrainian capital. From explorations to intertwined portraits, we meet the youth of a country always rebuilding, seeking independence.
Best Narrative Short Film: Sun Valley (USA) by Sasha Gransjean. Privacy is obliterated as a young girl is unable to compromise between creativity, intimacy, and spirituality.
Best Documentary Short Film: The soul is wandering (Belgium) by Guillaume Vandenberghe. On 29 June 2009, the painter Philippe Vandenberg decided to leave this world. He was in his apartment in Brussels. His son returns there ...
Best Animated Short Film: The Mega Plush - Episode I (USA) by Matt Burniston. Set in the shadows of a gritty underworld, a war is brewing. The Mega Plush, a group of four plush toy vigilantes, are struggling against the uprising of the SOC (Society of Chimps) army. Good vs evil. Bear vs sock monkey. The question is "who has the stuffing to survive?"
Best Experimental Film: Konfokal (Austria) by Reinhold A. Fragner. In optics two optical systems are called conofocal, if they share a point of focus. Fascinating footage can be created with the help of scientific apparatuses which tends to be only used for further data processing. This experimental short film offers an insight into footage shot trough Laser-Scanning-Microscopes. The smallest organisms and structures will by scanned step by step and hence result into an image pile.
Best Carribean Film: 51 Malecon (Cuba) by Jean-Guillaume Caplain, Francis Delfour. Havana, Cuba. The most bizarre and unexpected building of the city. A fourteen-story tower that stands on the seafront, like a white monolith planted in the heart of the old town. On the street, people are talking about it's origin, it's weird shape. They call it 'the house of the dead'. This documentary film draws a portrait of the 51 Malecon and its inhabitants.
OFFICIAL SELECTION SPRING 2016
Lost Boy (Jamaica) by Aisha Porter-Christie
One Too Many (UK) by Sinead Stoddart
Gale Warning (France) by Jonas Favre , Adrien Dal Bello
The soul is wandering (Belgium) by Guillaume Vandenberghe
Maasai 10th Lost Tribe of Israel (UK) by Dante Tanikie-Montagnani
That Called Love (Argentina) by Victoria Chaya Miranda
Mala Suerte / Bad Luck (Cuba) by Oldren Romero
Janne of Love (Bulgaria) by Vilma Kartalska, Radko Savov
Indian Ben (USA) by Ben Hoene
Cigno (Swan) (Italy) by Giovanni Rossi
PPH Squad (USA) by Daniel Estrada
Women collection (Poland) by Marzena Więcek
Ad Infinitum (UK) by Sam Rumble
Bighorns at the Junction (Canada) by Robert Moberg
Fruitcake (UK) by Harriet Francis Croucher
Farewell (USA) by Emma Michalak
The Ventilator (Hong Kong) by Elena Sagresti
Analysis (Australia) by Daniel Prychpan
51 Malecon (Canada) by Jean-Guillaume Caplain, Francis Delfour
Spoken silence (France) by David Dargaud
What We Told Our Sons: Four Families React to the Trayvon Martin Verdict (USA) by Dayvee Sutton
In Loving Memory Of Uncle Harold (USA) by Lily van Leeuwen
Sleeping Wonder (Italy) by
Dime Crimes #34 (USA) by Ed Hellman
Figurine (Canada) by
Trans'It (Dominican Republic) by Carlos Rodriguez
Forgiveness (Lebanon) by Rima Joseph Irani
Intoxication (Denmark) by Kristian Thorup
Portle (USA) by Oliver Shahery
The Mega Plush - Episode I (USA) by Matt Burniston
Welcome Lion of France..! (Argentina) by Nestor Zapata
Silhouette Secrets (UK) by Andi Reiss
The Road to Santiago (UK) by Eduardo Perez Vidal
Awesome Beetle's Colors (Latvia) by Indra Sproge
They hate me in vain - Lgbt Christians in Today's Russia (Italy) by Yulia Matsiy
Battledream Chronicle (Martinique) by Alan Bidard
Bait (USA) by Matthew Emery
Aijo (USA) by Hart Ginsburg, Sze-Chin, Schmudde
Kevin - Will My People Find Peace? (English version) (Italy) by Elisa Mereghetti, Marco Mensa
Exchange (Lithuania) by Arnolda Noir
Blue (Not Specified) by Catherine Gubernick
Sun Valley (USA) by Sasha Gransjean
«The Heritage Arrow» (Russian Federation) by Sergey Kiatrov
Too Close (UK) by Brittany Kelly
April Zero One (France) by Marie Cavailles
Moom (Japan) by Robert Kondo, Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi
Distance (Canada) by Matti McLean
Rules of The Game (France) by Ambroise Carminati