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