The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2016, which is annually held in Cambridge (England, United Kingdom), is going to exhibit the short films Don't Leave Me (No me quites), directed by Laura Jou, and Duty (Deber), directed by Ángel Manzano, just today during special session.
The film contest called The Cambridge Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2016 (Cambridge, England, United Kingdom) is going to show two short films promoted at film festivals by [ The House of Films ] today, 29th September. The filmgoers of Cambridge can enjoy the short films Don't Leave Me (No me quites) by Laura Jou and Duty (Deber) by Ángel Manzano just today. These two shorts have won an Official Commendation from the hands of the Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2016.
Despite the 2016 edition of the Strawberry Shorts Film Festival having taken place last 3rd June, the festival decided then that some short films deserved to be part of the festival and they extended the selection to an out-of-competition section. These shorts, including Don't Leave Me by Laura Jou and Duty by Ángel Manzano, are going to be exhibited today. All these shorts, the same as Don't Leave Me and Duty, have won a Commendation.
|Don't Leave Me by Laura Jou||Duty by Ángel Manzano|
In total, the 42 Official Commendations given by the Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2016 have been*: 112 by Wenceslao Scyzoryk (Spain), 5 Seconds by David González Rudiez (Spain), Aviatrix (United Kingdom), Breaking (Germany), Butte Jama (Nepal), Cigano (Portugal), Columbus New Mexico (USA), Duty by Ángel Manzano (Spain), Dyab by Mazin M Sherabayani (Iraq), El jardín de las delicias by Jorge Muriel (Spain), El pescador by Alejandro Suárez Lozano (Spain), Grandma's Big Schlep (United Kingdom), Honymoon (USA), Lucky (Germany), Maluuqun (Taiwan), Mi padre lanzador de peso de la RDA by Diego Postigo (Spain), Morning After (United Kingdom), My Younger Older Sister (Canada), Don't Leave Me by Laura Jou (Spain), Polterheist (United Kingdom), Sebastian and Them (United Kingdom), Silence Of The Ants (Iraq), Sin tu latido by María Posada & Adrián Iglesias (Spain), Smile (United Kingdom), Sound Of The Light by Jubrail Rahman (Iraq), Spyk (United Kingdom), Stalingrado by Anyora Sánchez (Spain), The 400 Breathless Blows of Jules and Jim (United Kingdom), The Boss (Iraq), The Farmer (Denmark), The Tale Of A Donkey (Russia), They Will All Die in Space by Javier Chillon (Spain), Timid Suction (United Kingdom), Town vs. Gown (United Kingdom), Trademarked (United Kingdom), Trash (Ukraine), Twine by Richard Heap (United Kingdom), Two Days In Ilovaisk (Ukraine), Where Is The Euphrates, Son? (Armenia), White (France), and Wildfire by Hugues Opter, Pierre Pinon, Nicole Stafford, Valentin Stoll, Arnaud Tribout & Shang Zhang (France).
Taking about today's screening, which is going to showcase the shorts No quites by Laura Jou and Duty by Ángel Manzano, the only thing we know for sure is the venue where it is going to take place: the CB2 Cafe of Cambridge. To the date, neither the starting time of the session nor the list of shorts taking part (all or just some of them) have been officially published.
The Cambridge Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2016, which is yearly organized by the Cambridge Cinema Shorts, was the opening event of the Strawberry Fair 2016. The festival itself, as we pointed out above, was held on 3rd June. That very day, they screened all shorts of the Official Competition: only fifteen finalists in total. The awards of this year's edition? Russian animation The Edge by Alexandra Averyanova won the La Fraise d'Or Audience Award as well as the La Fraise d'Or Judges Award. For its part, Besieged Bread, the fiction short directed by Soudade Kaadan (Syria) received the La Fraise d'Or Viewing Panel Award. Additionally, each member of the Jury announced his and her own Commendation that went to the shorts Besieged Bread, Guai Wu by Rina B. Tsou (Taiwan) and In The Shadow Of The Mountain by Neith Sentis (United Kingdom / Spain).
* Self research. The festival has not provided the name of the directors of the awarded short films.