2058. Huge unknown structures fell upon our planet 50 years ago. TV shots from the future accompany the life of a group of ordinary people as the last hours of human kind tick fast. Will Sam, a young videomaker from 2058, be able to find his lost love, Lisa?
2008, super 16, 30 min
Produced by FastForward, Fabio&Fabio
Written & Directed by Fabio & Fabio
Cinematography by Paolo Bellan
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS:
2009 EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF FANTASTIC FILM, Nominated for "MÉLIÈS D'OR"
2008 AMERICAN WATCH LIST: 1st Classified in the "To be seen international short movies of the year"
2009 GRANDOFF European Film Awards (Warsaw, Poland), Nominated for "BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY"
2009 EUGANEA Movie Movement (Vicenza, Italy), "BEST SHORT"
2009 TERRA DI CINEMA (Caserta, Italy), "BEST SHORT" & "BEST Direction"
2009 ANN ARBOR Film Festival (Ann Arbor, USA), "PERFECT KISS AWARD"
2008 SALERNO Film Festival (Salerno, Italy), "BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM"
2008 PISTOIA CORTO FILM FESTIVAL (Pistoia, Italy), "BEST SHORT FILM",
2008 SITGES (Sitges, Spain), “MÉLIÈS D'ARGENT” as BEST EUROPEAN FANTASY SHORT FILM
2008 RIIFF (Rhode Island, USA) "GRAND Sci-Fi PRIZE" for BEST SHORT MOVIE
2008 ICON Film Fest (Tel Aviv, Israel), "JURY PRIZE" as BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
2008 CASTELLI ANIMATI (Roma, Italy), Special Mention for "BEST VFX"
2009 FILMETS Badalona Film Festival (Badalona, Spain)
2009 RAZOR REEL Fantastic Film Festival (Bruges, Belgium)
2009 ROTTERDAM Architecture Film Festival (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
2009 SAPPORO Film Festival (Sapporo, Japan)
2009 SEATTLE REEL FEST (Seattle, U.S.A.)
2009 IRPEN Film Festival (Irpen, Ukraine)
2009 VIENNA INDEPENDENT Short Film Festival (Vienna, Austria)
2009 LONDON Sci-Fi Film Festival (London, U.K.)
2009 FANTBILBAO (Bilbao, Spain)
2009 FLORIDA Film Festival (Maitland, U.S.A.)
2009 ANN ARBOR Film Festival (Ann Arbor, U.S.A.)
2008 UTOPIALES Special "Fabio&Fabio Night" (Nantes, France)
2008 KYIV International Film Festival (Kiev, Ukraine)
2008 KINO FEST (Bucharest, Romania)
2008 GRANDOFF European Awards (Warsaw, Spain)
2008 LEUVEN Shorts Film (Leuven, Belgium)
2008 MALAGA FANCINE (Malaga, Spain)
2008 ICON Film Festival (Tel Aviv, Israel)
2008 SITGES FANTÀSTIC (Sitges, Spain)
2008 LUND FANTASTISK (Lund, Sweden)
2008 CIRCUITO OFF (Venice, Italy)
2008 WARSAW OFF/ON (Warsaw, Poland)
2008 RHODE ISLAND International Film Festival (Rhode Island, U.S.A.)
2008 PIFAN (Puchon, South Korea)
2009 FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL (Bologna, Italy)
2009 EUGANEA Movie Movement (Vicenza, Italy)
2009 TERRA DI CINEMA (Caserta, Italy)
2008 SALERNO FILM FESTIVAL (Salerno, Italy)
2008 N[EVER]LAND (Rome, Italy)
2008 SCIENCE+FICTION (Trieste, Italy)
One astronaut's journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations are explored against an ethereal backdrop.
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Best Experimental Short:: 2012 USA Film Festival
Best Picture :: 2012 Winter Film Awards
Best Short Film :: 2012 Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival
Best Sound :: 2012 Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival
Best Cinematography :: 2012 Lakeshorts International Film Festival
Best Editing :: 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards
Best Editing :: 2012 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
Best Digital Effects :: 2012 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
Best Cinematography :: 2012 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Horror Film :: Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
John Kelly Award for Excellence in Cinematography:: 2012 Fresno Film Fest
Official Selections ::
2012 LA Shorts
2012 Newport Beach Film Festival
2012 ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival
2012 Indie Spirit Film Festival
2012 The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival
2012 Cine Gear Expo 2012
2012 Montclair Film Festival
2012 Maryland Film Festival
2012 Madrid International Film Festival
2012 Gasparilla International Film Festival
2012 Sonoma International Film Festival
2012 Sacramento International Film Festival
2012 60 Degrees North
2012 Fort Myers Film Festival
2012 United Film Festival - Los Angeles
2012 United Film Festival - New York
2012 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival