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TOMORROW ISLAND

TOMORROW ISLAND

LANGUAGES: English & Russian | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Thriller / LGTB
Running Time: 17 min
Year of production: 2018

SYNOPSIS

In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded in the Russian side of the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Kinoeyes
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Sveta: DARYNA BUTRYK
Ila: MIRA GAYDAROVA
Vlad: VITALI VASSILJEV
Sergeant: OLEG JASHININ
Young Soldier: JEGOR SEVASTJANOV

MAIN CREDITS

Director: GWENN JOYAUX
Screenwriter: ANA FALCON
Producer: SHRUTI SIDHAN
Director of Photography: MICHAEL TEBINKA
Sound: GABRIEL SOLIS
Editing: ABDALLAH SADA
Sound Editing: GABRIEL SOLIS
Music Composer: GABRIEL SOLIS

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Thriller
Sub-genre: LGTB
Language: English & Russian
Country of origin: Estonia, Portugal, UK
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 17 min
Shooting format: 3.2k
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
Sound format: Surround

AWARDS

1. Special Jury Mention, Promofest Summer Short of the Year 2019 (2018)
2. 1st prize, Best Short Film, Prémio Sophia Estudante, Portugal (2018)
3. Best Performance (Daryna Butryk), 10th Watersprite International Student Film Festival (2019)
4. Winner Best Director Foreign Dramatic Short (Gwenn Joyaux), Hollywood Women’s Film Festival (2019)
5. Winner Best Student Film, Swindon Independent Film Festival (2019)
6. Winner GOLD Best Short – Love is Love, Queenpalm International Film Festival (2019)
7. Winner GOLD Best Actress (Daryna Butryk), Queenpalm International Film Festival (2019)
8. Winner SILVER Best Cinematography (Michael Tebinka), Queenpalm International Film Festival (2019)
9. Winner BRONZE Best Director – Student (Gwenn Joyaux), Queenpalm International Film Festival (2019)
10. Honorable Mention Best Supporting Actress (Mira Gaydarova), Queenpalm International Film Festival (2019)
11. Winner Annual Queen Supreme for Best Short Love is Love, Queenpalm International Film Festival (2019)
12. Winner Best International Short Film, Regina International Film Festival (2019)
13. Winner Best Thriller, 13th Pentedattilo Film Festival (2019)
14. Winner Best Action/Thriller, 4th Trujillo Independent International Film Festival (2019)
15. Honorable Mention, 10th Wasteland Film Festival (2019)
16. Best LGBTQ Short, Open Window International Film Challenge (2019)
17. Best Movie of the Month (September), Vertigo Film Fest (2019)
18. Best Director (Gwenn Joyaux), Vertigo Film Fest (2019)
19. Best Actress (Daryna Butryk), Vertigo Film Fest (2019)
20. Special Mention Best Staging (Gwenn Joyaux), Festival Internacional de Cine Austral (2019)
21. Top Short Films of the Year – National Competition, CinEuphoria (2020)
22. Top Ten of the Year – National Competition, CinEuphoria (2020)
23. Best Short Film – National Competition, CinEuphoria (2020)
24. Grand Prize Winner – 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program Contest (2020)

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Argentine-French multi award-winning director and writer who tells LGBTQI+ stories that deal with the edges of the world and extreme characters.
They studied at La Plata National University in Argentina. Later on they relocated to Europe to study a MA in Film Directing at Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon (Portugal), Screen Academy Scotland in Edinburgh/ Napier University (UK) and the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn (Estonia) with an ERASMUS+ scholarship.
They are a Talent Buenos Aires - Berlinale Talents (2007).
They have worked as AD and script supervisor in more than twenty films, commercials and series in Europe, Central America and South America.