Inspired by a true story.
Kristóf Deák‘s SING (2015) is a heartfelt drama based on a true story of a young girl forced to either stand up against a corrupt system or fit quietly into it. Dealing with themes of ambition, rejection, and solidarity, this powerful film has been receiving critical and audience acclaim, winning numerous prestigious film awards, including at two Oscar-qualifying film festivals.
Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school. Singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation, but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. Can Zsofi and her new friend Liza expose the cruel truth?
Deák’s SING (2015) has won a multitude of awards including the Grand Prix, the Best International Short Award and the Audience Award at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, the People’s Choice Award at TIFF Kids Toronto, the Audience Award at the 32nd Festival du Cinema Européen Lille, the Audience Award at Festival Internacional de Cine Lanzarote, the Best Child Actress Award (for Dorka Gáspárfalvi and Dorottya Hais) & Audience Award at Sapporo Short Fest, and the Best Live Action Short Film Award at Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. SING (2015) has been shortlisted, along with nine other films, for a 2017 Academy Award.
Director: Kristóf Deák
Writer (s): Kristóf Deák (screenplay), Bex Harvey (writer), and Christian Azzola (writer)
Stars: Zsófia Szamosi, Dorka Hais, and Dorka Gáspárfalvi
Runtime: 25 minutes
The Academy also announced these “live-action” shorts in contention, listed by title, along with their production company:
· Bon Voyage, Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Film production)
· Ennemis Intérieurs, Sélim Azzazi, director (Qualia Films)
· Graffiti, Lluis Quilez, director (Participant Media, Euphoria Productions, and Ainur Films)
· La Femme et le TGV, Timo von Gunten, director (arbel gmbh)
· Nocturne in Black, Jimmy Keyrouz, director (Columbia University)
· The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf and the Boy, Oualid Mouaness, director (Tricycle Logic)
· Silent Nights, Aske Bang, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions)
· Sing (Mindenki), Kristof Deák, director (Meteor Filmstudio)
· Timecode, Juanjo Giménez, director (Nadir Films)
· The Way of Tea (Les Frémissements du Thé), Marc Fouchard, director, and Matthieu Devillers, producer (Existenz, BlackBox and P904)
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