A Film for Every Palate
As iFF Fall 2017 Winners
Best Director - Linda Dombrovszky (Cubeman)
Best Cinematographer - Dávid Hartung (Cubeman)
Best Animation - Flo Miles (Muscle Memory)
Best Editor -Patrice Gautot (State of Emergency Motherfucker)
Best Screenplay - György Somogyi (Cubeman)
Best Sound/Score - Saad's Olive Tree
Best Actor (male) - Zsolt Kovács (Cubeman)
Best Actor (female) - Celine Held (Valencia Road)
Best Young Performers - Ors Szili Zsanda (Indian) and Abdolrahim al halabi (Saad's Olive Tree)
Audience Choice Award:
Saad's Olive Tree
Director: Thomas Freundlich
Synopsis: Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.9 minutes
Director: Balazs Simonyi
Synopsis: Back in the late 70’s, somewhere behind the iron curtain, a young boy experiences the strict life of a communist pioneer camp. Galambos, whose name means "pigeon," is a naive teenager, strongly influenced by his father’s fascination for Native Americans. His imaginary world contrasts with the reality of life around him as he waits for his father to return.
United States Premiere29 minutes
Director: Logan George
Country: United States
Synopsis: While driving to the reading of her father’s will, a young woman is faced with an anomaly on the side of the road.
New York Premiere7 minutes
Director: Linda Dombrovszky
Synopsis: An elderly man, unable to accept retirement, faces unanticipated conflict when he realizes that he cannot finish the work of his life.
International Premiere18:30 minutes
Saad’s Olive Tree—
Director: Ahmad Zayeri
Synopsis: Sa'ad is a boy with big dreams. He and his friends are wounded in a mortar explosion, prompting him to lock himself up at home. His mother, with many efforts and persistent creativity, encourages him to go out again.
United States Premiere23 minutes
Director: Flo Miles
Synopsis: As time passes and families break and reform themselves, the strangest things can be left in the minds of loved ones.
New York Premiere1 minute
Graham: A Dog’s Story—
Director: Paul Lazarus
Country: United States
Synopsis: Entirely seen from a dog's point of view with voice over, this short looks at the life of a canine from puppyhood on. Graham's story is funny, touching, and comforting for anyone who has ever dealt with the challenges that come with raising a beloved pet.
New York Premiere14 minutes
State of Emergency Motherfucker—
Director: Sebastien Petretti
Synopsis: State of Emergency Motherfucker is a surrealistic comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are normal, tedious, daily routine. The police and victims themselves are used to it. Samy and Mehdi aren’t even paying attention to it anymore...
New York Premiere5:30 minutes
Director: Martin Grau
Synopsis: Clemens lives and breathes his grandfather's stories which weave in and out of his everyday life as well as his imagination. Storytelling becomes a way for him to understand the world around him and honor his family's past.13 minutes