PIFFF 2015: Short films, jury and party time

Posted on 16/10/15

One month. One month before opening your eyes wide open to a screen dedicated to your passion. Waiting patiently for this future memorable event, let's make a few points clear. Firstly, the list of international and French short films competing this year. Congrats' to the lucky winners, sorry to the other candidates: it has been a difficult choice but – we hope – fair. Also, to evaluate all the good work submitted, especially that of our dear France, a serious group of jury members has been chosen: Joyce A. Nashawati (director and scriptwriter), Fleur & Manu (directors), Run (author and illustrator) et Seth Gueko (musician).

Last but not least, because there are a few perks to a film festival and you may want to enjoy the party, the PIFFF has prepared a very vibrant evening following the opening film and ceremony. The party will take place at the Rex Club, showcasing Double Dragon and Perturbator. The first is a « 100% south of France » duet, authors of several electro soundtracks for the neo-giallo genre (Blackaria, Last Caress) and about to launch their first album. The latter is a pillar of the synthwave scene, revealed by haunting sounds such as in the cult video game Hotline Miami. In other words, the house is going to rock...

The French short film selection (7 films chosen by R-One Chaffiot).

Craspec de David Le Meur

François Delabre, billionaire on the decline, has locked himself inside his mansion. For several days, he has been hearing mysterious noises which seem to come closer… Actually, everything may have started on the day he found his wife overdosed. For weeks, her dead body has been left to decompose…

Juliet de Marc-Henri Boulier

In the near future, a company named SEED successfully launches JULIET, the first generation of synthetic companion beings. As technology develops and new versions are created, the Human struggles to find its place…

L'appel de Alban Ravassard

Benoît, 50 years old, is a police lieutenant upset by the disappearance of his wife Lise. Unable to get over the loss, his physical and mental health decline until she mysteriously reappears years later. From then, Benoît starts to undergo a strange mutation…

Of Men and Mice (première mondiale) de Gonzague Legout

While the town of Detroit is eroded by economic crisis, two armed robbers find themselves trapped by the police. They are far from imagining the outcome of the negotiations.

Phantasms of the Living (première française) de Jean-Sébastien Bernard

One afternoon at the swimming pool, a young girl experiences her first flirt. A surprising mix of senses which will stay engraved on her lips forever.

Splintertime de Rosto

"Zip up and let's dance to the sound of breaking glass."

A group of ghosts slumbers on board of a drifting ambulance.

Third episode of the musical tetralogy showcasing Thee Wreckers.

The Cure de Xavier Mesme

One evening, a young junkie welcomes a mysterious visitor inside her home, he is supposed to have a cure to her addiction.

 

The international short film selection (8 films chosen by Benjamin Leroy).

The Chickening (première française) de Nick DenBoer & Davy Force - U.S.A

An augmented, poultry-infused remix of "The Shining" Jack takes a job as new senior night manager of Charbay's Chicken World - The worlds largest chicken-themed restaurant resort. He drinks some experimental, volcano-activated BBQ sauce and things get clucked up.

Edmond de Nina Gantz - UK

A dark comedy about a man with cannibalistic urges who travels back through his life, looking for the root of his unhappiness. 

Turned (première européenne) de Adam Bolt - U.S.A

In an abandoned city, a mother finds herself bitten by a zombie and trapped with a dangerous survivor. She must get her child to safety before she turns into a monster.

Day 40 de Sol Friedman - Canada

In this animated retelling of the Noah’s Ark story, various unholy activities fill the great ship, as the animals discover the darker side of their nature.

Night of the Slasher de Shant Hamassian - U.S.A

A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.

Restart (première française) de Olga Osorio - Espagne

Andrea is trapped in a temporal loop. Will she be able to break it?

The Herd de Mélanie Light - UK

A number of kidnapped and trafficked women find themselves imprisoned in a squalid medical facility. For Paula her continued survival relies on her basic human function.Escape, on any level, is seemingly impossible as the women are condemned to a life of enforced servitude at the whims of their captors; for one reason only – their milk.

L'ours Noir de Xavier Séron & Méryl Fortunat-Rossiz - France/Belgique

Rule #1: never feed bears. Rule #2: do not approach within 100 meters. Rule #3: avoid surprising bears. Rule #4: keep your dog on a leash. Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear.

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