Thank you all for attending the Awards Ceremony at The Sugar Club. o Best Director – Julian Quintanilla The Whole World, Directed by Julian Quintanilla, Drama, 29min, Spain o Best Producer – Charlo Johnson Sober Minds, Directed by Charlo Johnson, Documentary, 17min, Ireland o Best Script- Christophe Switzer Soury, Directed by Christophe Switzer, Drama, 20min, France o Best Music Video- BP Fallon & David Holmes ‘Henry McCullough’ Directed by Alan Leonard, 6min, Ireland o Best Cinematography-Alberto Pareja The Whole World, Directed by Julian Quintanilla, Drama, 29min, Spain o Best Edit-Gina Hirch Emerald City, Directed by Scott Coffey, Drama, 15min, USA o Best Animation-Love on The Line Love on The Line, Directed by Nicole McKinnon, 5min, Animation Documentary, Australia o Best Sound Design-Srdjan Kurpjel Nimmer, Directed by Lieven Vanhove, Drama, 16min, Belgium o Best Score-Colin Hurley and Kevin MacLeod Psychodelic, Directed by Rachel Gregan, Drama-Action, 22min, Ireland o Best Student Short-The Test The Test, Directed by Jinsui Song, 26 min, Family Drama, China o Best Irish Short -Leap of Faith Leap of Faith, Directed by Mark Smith, Drama, Sci-Fi, 14min, Ireland o Best Actor-Fanoum Diop They Died for Nothing, Directed by Ibrahim Koudie, Drama, 15min, France o Best Actress-Lydia McGuinness We Have Each Other, Directed by Naomi Sheridan, Psychological Drama, 18min, Ireland o Best Documentary-Sound Is Half the Picture Sound Is Half the Picture, Directed by Dede Maitre, 13min, Documentary, USA
Keoma/Black directed by Aviv Kosloff
Black is a twisted story of vengeance and betrayal that starts with two Santas running to their vintage getaway car after robbing a gas station. As the driver steps on the gas paddle, the very bad Santa, played by Ottokar Lehrner, lets the loot go to his head. His accomplice, played by Kat Frankie, is still in shock. Quickly and violently we realize that this triangle of partners in crime is like a time bomb waiting to explode. When the 1970 Chevy runs out of gas, and trapped between the gun holding Santa and the baseball bat waiving driver (played by Chris Klopfer), Kat has to manage to survive the night.
Pestana directed by David Helmut
During a school trip to Lisbon Sophie and Anna escape from the hostel and join a group of young homeless criminals who are robbing tourists to survive but forget that ultimate freedom has its price.
The Forest Full Of Rabbits directed by Nikolai Knackmuss
After Hanna’s brother commits suicide as consequence of his bipolar disorder, Hanna, who also suffers from the same disease, is in a manic state.In her family is little understanding for her excitement, so she finds a new one.
Fake Men directed by Martin Gentner
Fake men it’s a political satire on macho behaviour and fake stories in international politics: Tom and Iwan – the US president and his Russian counterpart – get along really well. But then they start quarrelling, and the catastrophe takes its course …
Clockwork purple directed by Manuela Lindig
The Moonchild finds on the beach a strange old thing. From her grandpa she learns that this is a clock and hears of the man who wanted to turn back the time to get back his love…
Cigarbox Blues directed by Christopher Kaufmann
Derek is having the blues and this does not only refer to his stage performance. When the singer wakes up in a psychiatry after a suicide attempt, he meets Adam, his devoted fan and at once his pain in the ass. A story about two guitars, three chords and the beginning of a friendship.
The French Revolution directed by Hai Afik, is now a finalist for a Student Academy Award
Noni and Tamar, a young couple at a crisis point in their marriage, hear a loud disturbance on the street, followed by a knock on the door. Going against his wife’s instincts, Noni opens the door to find two aggressive, angry youths on the doorstep who force their way into the couple’s home. What follows is the knife-edge drama that unfolds between the four, one which lasts only twenty minutes but which will change their lives forever.
The Little Dictator, directed by Nurith Chon
Prof. Yossi Kleinmann is an uncharismatic history professor lecturing on political leaders in totalitarian regimes. Neither his students nor his domineering wife show him any respect. At a Sabbath weekend celebrating the 90th birthday of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, Yossi suddenly finds himself in an unexpected situation which forces him to confront history, his family and himself.
The Dream Factory directed by Michal Pinsky
Ben is a technical illustrator who spends his days drawing nuts and bolts and his nights painting colors and dreams. His ambition to publish his comic book meets with frustration and failure until his little daughter, Maya, takes him on a magical journey to the sinister interiors of his own creation —the Dream Factory.
Biography directed by Arik Kaufman
Miriam, an elderly war widow tormented by her young husband’s death, surrounds herself with archival recordings and writes his biography in her crumbling apartment. Though she wishes only to be left alone to complete her task, her aggressive neighbors, hungry to evict her, have other ideas.
Inside Outside directed by Shira Meishar
Late at night, a young woman finds herself accidentally locked in a public facility where she has stopped to do a pregnancy test. Rescue comes from an unexpected quarter and allows the woman to view her problems from a whole new perspective.
The Gravedigger’s Daughter directed by
Esther’s father was a gravedigger who in his last will and testament left only one significant request: that one of his sons continue with his profession. None of his sons have the slightest interest in doing so. Esther is the only daughter in this traditional ‘Sephardic’ North African home, and embarks upon a struggle to carry on her father’s legacy of humility and kindness over the objections of her family and community.
A feminist film with a sprinkling of graveyard humor.
Roundtrip directed by Loran Trabelsi
A young girl becomes compromised after she accepts kindness from a stranger on a bus.
Adina E-Changing directed by Yoni Goodman
A music video for Adina E’s song – “Changing”.
A young girl runs away from home, feeling the need to escape the pain in her world. Not knowing where her path will take her, she heads out on a journey of self discovery.
We are an independent festival dedicated to bring together established musicians and filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short films.
For 2017 we have 14 awards
o Best Director
o Best Producer
o Best Script
o Best Music Video
o Best Cinematography
o Best Edit
o Best Animation
o Best Sound Design
o Best Score/Music
o Best Student
o Best Irish Short
o Best Actor
o Best Actress
o Best Documentary
Winners of Winners of the BEST DIRECTOR, BEST IRISH SHORT and BEST SCRIPT will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
The actual awards are paintings made by very talented Dublin based artists and the value of each painting is priceless.
DISFMF is an independent festival dedicated to bring together film makers and musicians
from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films and music.
The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations,
documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror.
Our aim is to build cultural bridges and network capabilities between the most talented filmmakers and musicians from around the world. Dublin is the most populous city in Ireland and also a multicultural capital with great venues and great people.
Every year the festival is held in the beginning of October
Festival date in 2017 are 6th -8th of October and will take place in two main venues, Cineworld for the short film screenings and The Sugar Club for the awards ceremony on the 8th of October.
During the festivals will have live music events in different venues. The venues we use before were: Wiorkmans Club, Grand Social and The Liqueur Room.
2016 we had over 850 submissions and we screened over 90 shorts from all over the world.
In 2017 is the 6th edition and we have 14 award: Best Director, Best Producer , Best Script , Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, Best Edit, Best Animation, Best Sound Design, Best Score/Music, Best Student, Best Irish Short, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Documentary.
The actual awards are paintings made by Pratima Gungados talented Dublin based artists from Mauritius and the value of each painting is priceless.
Submission fees for each short is 15Euro
In 2016 on Filmfreeway the festival was voted in the first 100 out of 4778 festivals due to reviews.
,,A brilliant and so professionally organised festival. A great choice and variety of films being screened at proper venues. One of the best, if not the best film festival in Dublin’’
Patrick McNnight, Director
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