Martinique International Film Festival
2016 Winter Edition
Martinique Snake Award & Best Animated Short Film: The only one (Poland) by Pani Pawlosky. A surrealistic vision of love, desire and broken heart.
Best Narrative Feature Film: Autumn Fall (Norway) by Jan Vardoen. Autumn Fall is an adult drama/comedy set in beautiful Oslo. Ingvld works as a lightning technician at the National Theatre but dreams of writing for the stage. However she can't stand actors. She still manages to entangle herself with two thespians, one a notorious hell raiser and she embarks on an exciting, scandalous, and utimately very dangerous journey that changes her life forever.
Best Documentary Feature Film: Nourhane, a child’s dream (Lebanon) by May Kassem. Nourhane was a singer and actress in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. She put a sudden end to her career and retreated away from the stage in the mid-60s. From that point on, she never spoke about her past, nor did she sing. Her grand-daughter goes into the world of filmmaking and at the age of 21 discovers her grandmother's past. From that point on, she is on a quest to find out as much as possible about her grandmother's career and life, and particularly about why her grandmother left a career at its height. Layers and layers of stories emerge through interviews, voice-overs, drawings, and animated sequences in a film centered around passion, and love.
Best Narrative Short Film: Ritournelle (Belgium) by Camille de Leu. Three young sisters find themselves on the tracks of a train. All three are at a crossroads in their lives, they confront their ages and experiences, out of sight.
Best Documentary Short Film: Green & Yellow (Trinidad and Tobago) by Miquel Galofre. Intimate conversations with homeless people in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. With Sketch and Yankee.
Best Experimental Film: Kuwait (France) by Pierre Feytis. One morning in the suburbia, the rational everyday life of young Stéphane faces a disturbing turnaround when red stairs suddenly appear in her family garden.
Best Carribean Film: Below 0 (Costa Rica, UK, USA) by Itai Hagage & Jonathan Gomez. A meteorologist who narrates his experience in the Arctic through a voice recording; And how his life is linked physically and spiritually to nature.
OFFICIAL SELECTION WINTER 2016
Ghost Nets (UK) by Mark Bousfield
Es Rêver (USA) by Sean Carmichael
retrieved (Germany) by Arianna Waldner Bingemer
Journey (Australia) by Radheya Jegatheva
The Tyger (Australia) by Radheya Jegatheva
Life Is a Trumpet (Croatia) by Antonio Nuić
Hunting Day (Latvia) by Ivo Skanstiņš
Sparrow Duet (USA) by Steve socki
Coal Sea (Italy) by Gian Luca Rossi
SoundPrint (USA) by monteith
Clockwise (Ukraine) by Kyrylo Korol
Faces Of A Conflict (Brazil) by André Auler
Double Seats (Norway) by Mathias Eek
Lotus Eyes (USA) by Joshua Land
My Shoreline (Canada) by Aimee Louw
That's E (USA) by
Autumn Fall (Norway) by Jan Vardøen
A Bitter Lime (Guyana) by Max Orter De Bowen
Villusion (USA) by Colleen Keough
Hope St (USA) by Elias Ressegatti
The Perfumist (USA) by Yukari Akaba Rockmuller, Shannon S Lee, Daniela Lobo Dias, Sandra Rivero Ortiz
Espresso Doppio (Finland) by Mika Koskinen
Wanderlust (UK) by Barnaby Boulton
Gymnast (Greece) by Glen MacKay
"The only one" (Poland) by Pani Pawlosky
Cuentas por Cobrar (Dominican Republic) by Ronni Castillo
Face to Face (Germany) by Valerie Knill
Patrioska (Portugal) by Tiago Araújo
Heavenkid (Taiwan) by Derrick, Yung-Te, Wu
Female Fantasy (Sweden) by Zara Kjellner, Alicia Hansen
Berlin Tableau. Günter Steinmeyer bemoans 100 friendly places (Germany) by Thomas Schumacher
Kuwait (France) by Pierre Feytis
Ritournelle (Belgium) by de Leu Camille
Sticks (USA) by Mark J. Parker
Nourhane, a child's dream (1080 file) (Lebanon) by May Kassem
Nothing Special (Jamaica) by Ramón Knight
Cahos (France) by Hervé Roesch
Below 0° (Costa Rica) by itai hagage & jonathan gomez
Green & Yellow (Trinidad and Tobago) by Miquel Galofré
In the Flesh (UK) by Adeline de Monseignat
"Hitching a Ride on Entropy" (USA) by Alejandra Leibovich
Lofa Boy (USA) by Chad Blevins
Little Horse (USA) by Claudia Van Luchene
The Classmate (Italy) by Fabrizio Fiore, Luigi Salerno
Time Riders (Mexico) by José Ramón Pedroza
Seniors,far but close (Korea, Republic of) by hyo won ,Koo
Nose (UK) by Mitch Vancouver