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STAY AWAKE, BE READY

STAY AWAKE, BE READY

LANGUAGES: Vietnamese | SUBTITLES: English

14min
Vietnam, South Korea, USA
2019

SYNOPSIS

A motorbike crash happening before the street stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men.


CAST

LE QUOC BAO VI
VU TRONG TUYEN
TRUNG DONG CAO
BE HIEU
HUYNH NGOC HANH

CREW

Directed: PHAM THIEN AN
Writer: PHAM THIEN AN
Producer: PHAM THIEN AN, TRAN VAN THI
Cinematographer: DINH DUY HUNG
Camera Assistant: DO TIEN DAT, NGUYEN TRI VUONG BA
Sound Recording: DO VU
Sound mixing: TAMAS STEGER
Production Designer: HUYNH PHUONG HIEN, NGUYEN MINH QUYEN
Production Coordinator: PHAM THI PHUONG THAO, NGUYEN LAM QUYNH HAN
Production Assistant: DIEP PHUONG UYEN, PHAM THIEN PHUC
Director Assistant: PHAM TUAN VU
Editor: PHAM THIEN AN
Key Grip: HUYNH LE ANH TUAN
Gaffer: BUI VAN TAI
Still Photographer: LUU BINH AN

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Year of production: January, 2019
Productions: JKFILM
Length: 14 min
Country: Vietnam, South of Korea, USA
Camera: ARRI Alexa
Format: 1:1,85
Sound: 5.1
Dialogue: Vietnamese


AWARDS

1. Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - Cannes 2019, France - World Premiere, Illy Award
2. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid - Seminci 2019, Spain - Best International Short, “Meeting Point” Section
3. Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019, Scotland - Best Film
4. Festival Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival 2019, Brazil - Best Director Award
5. Bucharest Short Film Festival 2019, Romania - Special Jury Mention
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2020, Australia - NOW Award for Best ASEAN Short Film
6. Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival 2020, Hungary - Jury Special Mention
Golden Ger International Film Festival 2020, Mongolia - Best International Narrative Short Film
7. Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020, USA - Special Mention: Best of the Festival Award
8. ShorTS - International Film Festival 2020, Italy - - Special Jury Mention
9. Busan International Short Film Festival 2020, South Korea - Jury Award
Molise Cinema Film Festival 2020, Italy - Best International Short FilmKyiv International Short Film Festival 2020, Ukraine - Special Jury Mention
10. Cortisonici 2020, Italy - Best Short Film
11. SeaShorts Film Festival 2020, Malaysia - Audience Award, Best Director Award
12. Festival international du film de Nancy 2020, France -- Grand Prix Award
Nevada City Film Festival 2020, USA - Best Director Award
13. Filmfest Dresden 2020, Germany - Golden Horseman (Best International Short Film)
14. Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art 2020, Ukraine - Grand Prix Award
15. Pimpri Chinchwad International Short Film Festival 2020, India - Best Director Award
Festival Alto Vicentino International Short Film Festival 2020, Italy - Best Director Award, Best Sound Design Award
16. Festival Cortos Cali 2020, Colombia - Best International Short
17. Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival 2020, Mexico - Best Cinematography Award
18. BINISAYA 2020, Philippines - World Best Film Award
DONOSSKINO: Donostia/San Sebastian Short Film Festival 2020, Spain - Best Short Film Award
19. Asian American International Film Festival 2020, USA - Excellence in Short Filmmaking Award
20. Sharjah Film Platform 2020, United Arab Emirates - Best Narrative Short
21. Cortos en Grande 2020, Chile - Jury Award
22. Laceno d'oro International Film Festival 2020, Italy - Jury Special Mention
23. Ribalta Experimental Film Festival 2021, Italy - Best Director Award
24. ASUFICC - Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo de Asunción 2021, Paraguay - Best Short Film Award

A DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Street pubs & stalls are places where people in Vietnam can chat many things without fear of being judged. Through the conversation of three young men before the street stalls on a street corner, a traffic accident happened suddenly nearby, the director wanted to sketch a multi-color picture of the humanity. When society makes people rush day by day, they often think of themselves as the center of the universe and actually forget how small people really are in the big world.

THE DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY UPDATE

Pham Thien An is a film director, producer and screenwriter, born in Nov 1989 (Lam Dong Province, Vietnam). After four years of undergraduate studies in Information Technology at Lotus University, Ho Chi Minh City, he realized his interest in cinematography and filmmaking. In recent years, he has won several film awards in Vietnam. In 2015, he moved to Houston, Texas (USA) and continued working as a freelance filmmaker. His short film The Mute (2018) has travelled across several film festivals (Winterthur, Palms Spring, Uppsala, Encounters…). And also, this year he shot Stay Awake, Be Ready was support by CJ Short Film Making Project. He is currently working on his first feature film Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell.