2016 COLCOA SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
21 new French short films competed for the 2016 COLCOA Awards. This exclusive selection of new French shorts is unique to a film festival in the United States, underlying the creativity of French production and putting new talent in the spotlight.
Each short film is shown before a feature film presentation during the COLCOA week . The competition of shorts takes place at the Directors Guild of America on Sunday, with the rerun of all films selected. (Free admission on a First Come First Served basis.) Attendance vote for the COLCOA Audience Short Film Award while a professional jury decide for the COLCOA Short Film Award.
For the second year, in May, a part of the COLCOA Short Film Program was broadcasted on TV5 Monde Cinema On Demand, a SVOD service available in select markets in the United States.
SHORT FILMS COMPETITION PART 1
Sunday April 24 • Truffaut Theatre • 11:00 am (ends at 1:00 PM)
Animation, Fiction/2014/16’ • DCP • 16/9 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Flora Molinié
Produced by: Dark Prince
Lili is in love, but can't make love. She is frustrated, desperate and scared that her relationship with Leo comes to an end.
(also presented before NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH)
THE WALL (Mur)
Drama/2014/17’ • DCP • 1.85 • Stereo
Produced by: Les Films du Cygne
A cleaner is going to work. The surroundings are hostile, the labor is backbreaking. And a window doesn’t close anymore: it snows inside the building.
(also presented before HOPEFULLY)
Animation, Drama/2015/8’ • DCP • 16/9 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Liu Yunhan, Sophie Bracmard, Alexis Choquard, Jordann Jacobé, Alexia Rubod, Antoine Poyard
Produced by: MOPA
Spring 1941. A plane crashes in the Canadian Rockies. The only survivor is a little girl.
(also presented before FANNY'S JOURNEY)
MILLIONS OF TEARS (Des Millions de larmes)
Drama/2015/23’ • DCP • 4/3 • Digital 5.1
Written and directed by: Natalie Beder
Produced by: Yukunkun Productions
In an empty restaurant, a sixty-year-old man meets a young woman with a rucksack. She looks worn out. He proposes to give her a lift.
(also presented before LAND LEGS)
Animation, Comedy/2015/7’05 • DCP • 16/9 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: David Jurine, Roxane Martinez, Charlotte Da-Ros, Cyril Flous, Amelie Graffet, Juliette Coutellier
Produced by: MOPA
French Pyrénées,1914. The national champion is leading the Tour de France when he falls on the descent of the Col du Tourmalet.
(also presented before ONE MAN AND HIS COW)
MOTHER(S) / Maman(s)
Drama/2015/21’03 • DCP • 2.39 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Maïmouna Doucouré
Produced by: Bien ou Bien Production
Eight-year-old Aida lives in an apartment in the Parisian suburbs. Her family's world is turned upside down when her father is back from Senegal with a woman.
(also presented before FATIMA)
ENEMIES WITHIN / Ennemis intérieurs
Drama/2016/27’33 • DCP • 2.39 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Sélim Azzazi
Produced by: Qualia Films
In the 1980s, France is targeted by Algerian terrorism. A longtime resident is interviewed while applying for French citizenship.
(also presented before MADE IN FRANCE)
SHORT FILMS COMPETITION PART 2
Sunday April 26 • Truffaut Theatre • 4:15 PM (ends at 6:45 PM)
Drama/2016/7’25 • DCP • 16/9 • Digital 5.1
Written and directed by: Ronny Trocker
Produced by: Autour de Minuit, Stempel Films
On a Mediterranean beach, time seems to be frozen. An utterly exhausted man crawls painfully off the sand among vacationers.
(also presented before COME WHAT MAY)
I AM THE SHADOW OF MY DESIRES (Je suis l’ombre de mes envies)
Comedy/2015/2’24 • DCP • Scope • Stereo
Written and directed by: David Merlin-Dufey
Produced by: Autour d’un film
The story of a man under the influence.
(also presented before MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT)
REFLEX (Un Reflexe)
Dark Comedy/2015/2’24 • DCP • Scope • Stereo
Written and directed by: Zulma Rouge
Produced by: Zulma Rouge
The boring life of a fishmonger who cuts off fish heads during the day and gets saddled with his hated wife’s fish soups at home
(also presented before MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT, A DECENT MAN)
OUR FALLEN HEROES (A ses enfants, la patrie reconnaissante)
Drama/2015/22' • DCP • 16/9 • Dts 5.1
Written and directed by: Stéphane Landowski
Produced by: Fulldawa Films
1919. Paul, a sculptor, goes from village to village to erect war memorials that bloom all over the country.
(also presented before COURTED)
Animation, Comedy/2014/2’24 • DCP • 16/9 • Dts 5.1
Written and directed by: Victor Haegelin
Produced by: Partizan Films
When super hero Captain 3D puts on his relief glasses, it is time to save the most charming prisoner from the most terrifying monster.
(also presented before MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT, THE FRANKENSTEIN COMPLEX)
Documentary/2015/7’11 • DCP • 16/9 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Marc Johnson
Produced by: Atelier Marc Johnson
To find an environmental balance in the valley of Yangtze in the Chinese province of Chóngqìng, beekeeper Shé Zuo Bin begins a trance and becomes at one with the universe.
(also presented before MARIUS, TOMORROW)
ON THE ROAD
Comedy/2015/12’45 • DCP • 16/9 • Dolby SR
Written and directed by: Marion Laine
Produced by: Mon Voisin Productions
In a highway restaurant three women share without knowing the same secret: they have just murdered a man. Then a policeman stops by.
(also presented before THE CONVOY, I AM A SOLDIER)
Animation, Comedy/2015/6’30 • DCP • 16/9 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Thibault Scalesse, Kai Huang, Loan Torres, Leslie Belot
Produced by: MOPA
A peaceful neighborhood, a peaceful home, and a peaceful couple who is about to celebrate the arrival of their new collector's item of African Art.
(also presented before MORE, ALL GONE SOUTH)
THE SESSION (La Séance)
Drama/2015/12’21 • DCP • Scope • Dolby Srd
Written and directed by: Edouard de La Poëze
Produced by: Crew du Chapeau Productions
Paris,1899. Pierre-Louis a young and talented photographer visits the sulfurous Countess of Castiglione, his muse for a long time.
(also presented before THE INNOCENTS, THEY WERE FIVE)
Animation, Drama/2015/3’24 • DCP • 16/9 • Dolby 5.1
Written & directed by: Juliette Peuportier, Tony Unser, Emilie Almaida, Lang Huang, Mansoureh Kamari, Julie Robert
Produced by: Gobelins – L’Ecole de l’image
Japan, 1950. An American woman visiting the country encounters Namiko, a young local ama fisherwoman.
(also presented before ONE WILD MOMENT)
IT’S CAVIAR (C’est du caviar)
Comedy/2016/23’ • DCP • Scope • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Sarah Lelouch
Produced by: Watch’Us
Charlie is shocked to learn from Leo, her boyfriend, and Camille, her best friend, that they are having an affair. The double betrayal deserves an equal revenge.
(also presented before UN PLUS UNE)
COLD COFFEE (Café froid)
Animation, Drama/2015/14’54 • DCP • 1.85 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Stéphanie Lansaque, François Leroy
Produced by: Je Suis Bien Content
Saigon, Vietnam. After the death of her mother, a young girl is forced to abandon school to take over the family cafe.
(also presented before KALINKA)
PAPA, ALEXANDRE, MAXIME & EDOUARDO
Dark Comedy/2015/12’27 • DCP • Scope • Stereo
Written and directed by: Simon Masnay
Produced by: Arts Premiers
Alexander and Maxime come with little surprises to please their sick father. Today it is their father who gives them an unpleasant one.
(also presented before AS I OPEN MY EYES, A MATTER OF RESISTANCE)
MY FIRST ANALYST (Premiere Séance)
Comedy/2015/10’45 • DCP • 4/3 • Dolby 5.1
Written and directed by: Jonathan Borgel
Produced by: Les Fées Productions
Ivan has an appointment with a psychoanalyst for his first session.
(also presented before FAMILIES)
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