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  2012 San Francisco Short Film Festival 
Late deadline is September 30th, 2012

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Last Edition Awards Site    
San Francisco Short Film Festival - Comments of the winners:

by MARCO GIANFREDA - Best Short Film

Best Film

I am very happy that Pizzangrillo's story has touched the jury of an International Film Festival.
Pizzangrillo is the story of the encounter between two solitudes, and the story of a lie, the lie told by Ettore his grandson Luca.

Usually we do not like lies, but in some cases they may be a desperate and childish form of creativity in order to make the things in life more beautiful than those that may be.

The grandfather can not reveal the truth to Luca, but that he would never have imagined is that he would a little believe himself the lie that he said

Awarded Director
                                        Marco Gianfreda 

I thank my lead actors Toni Bertorelli and Simone Pellegrino. And I thank my producer Antonio Longo, world-renowned surgeon, who wanted to believe in this film.
Thanks again to the jury.

Marco Gianfreda

by SARAH DEMEESTERE - Best Photography and Best Actress


I feel so blessed that the film was so well received by the San Francisco Short Film Festival. And that it has been awarded for two categories is beyond my expectations! Thank you for rewarding the film's cinematography. Having a background in fine arts, I am extra meticulous when it comes to lighting and color. After watching a friend's short film and being in awe of its esthetics, I knew right away I wanted to work with his director of photography, Belgium-born Filip Vandewal. I chose to wait a year and a half before he was available to shoot DuElle and I'm sure glad I did!

What an honor it is to win the prize for Best Actress. As if producing and directing DuElle wasn't enough of a feat for me, I stepped into not one but two of the film's leading roles. As a French-American filmmaker and actress, I had co-created DuElle to explore playing a French and an American woman. It was a way for me to reconcile my two nationalities and share the process it took to accept myself as being a unique ensemble of the two.

                                    Sarah Demeestere 

The film?s story reflects exactly what I was going through as a human being: the story of two women who discover they are one.

Sarah Demeestere
filmmaker, DuElle

25th Mar del Plata International Film Festival


The "Best Shorts of the World" screening at the 25th Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

Along with the many activities that took place on the 25th edition of the Festival de Cine Internacional de Mar del Plata, the Annual Program Without Frontiers presented "The Best Shorts of the World", a program of 6 short films awarded on the 2010 International Festival Circuit.

Screening at Mar del Plata
The Auditorium of the Museo del Mar.

On November 17th, on the auditorium of the Museo del Mar, local audience and festival audience got together and enjoyed the screening. We also had the presence of important press members.

The screened films were:

QUIPPE DANCE by Alberto Nacci - Italy
Serial Killer by Baudouin du Bois - Belgium / New Zeland
Just for today by Jan-Eje Ferling - Sweden
Siren by Andras Novak - Hungry

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