Private Project

The Eve - Short film 2015 (English version) Winner of 255 awards (check the awards section and project website link)

Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.

ATTENTION: SPOILER!
THE FOLLOWING NOTE MUST BE READ ONLY AT THE END OF THE SHORT MOVIE IN ORDER TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STORY:-
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At minute 17,15 the blurred writings because of the medium quality of this video file says: 'A piece of my wife for this year!'

  • Luca Machnich
    Director
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    160,000 EUR
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Super16mm
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • INDEPENDENT HORROR MOVIE AWARDS 2015

    United States
    August 20, 2015
    YES
    MOST EXPERIMENTAL
  • L.A. SHORTS AWARDS 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 25, 2015
    NO
    BRONZE AWARD WINNER: BEST EDITING
  • GWALIOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    Mumbai
    India
    YES
    WINNER
  • GLOBAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2015

    United States
    October 10, 2015
    NO
    SILVER MEDAL: BEST ACTOR UNDER 18 - BEST ACTRESS SUPPORTING ROLE -- BRONZE MEDAL: BEST COSTUMES
  • THE BEST SHORTS COMPETITION 2015
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    October 10, 2015
    NO
    AWARDS OF RECOGNITIONS: FILM SHORT- EXPERIMENTAL
  • TOP INDIE FILM AWARDS 2015

    United States
    November 1, 2015
    NO
    BEST ORIGINAL IDEA
  • 12 MONTHS FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    Cluj-Napoc
    Romania
    November 3, 2015
    YES
    DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH (2ND)
  • SOUTHEAST ONLINE FILM FEST 2015
    Winterville, NC
    United States
    November 6, 2015
    NO
    BEST HORROR
  • EURO FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    Marbella
    Spain
    YES
    BEST EDITING - BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • OREGON FILM AWARDS 2015

    United States
    October 30, 2015
    NO
    GOLD AWARD: EXPERIMENTAL FILM COMPETITION - PLATINUM AWARDS: FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION
  • HOLLYWOOD MOVING PICTURES FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 26, 2015
    NO
    AWARD OF RECOGNITION: DRAMEDY (SHORT)
  • HAUNTED HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2015

    United States
    October 7, 2015
    NO
    BEST FOREIGN SHORT HORROR FILM
  • TERROR FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    Malvern, PA
    United States
    November 10, 2015
    NO
    CLAW AWARD FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL MELBOURNE 2015
    Melbourne
    Australia
    November 28, 2015
    YES
    BEST HORROR
  • ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2015
    Burbank, CA
    United States
    November 7, 2015
    NO
    OUTSTANDING SCREEN STORY
  • STEAM COFFEE CO. INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2015
    Modesto, CA
    United States
    October 2, 2015
    NO
    BEST HORROR
  • SPOTLIGHT SHORT FILM AWARDS 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    NO
    SILVER AWARD
  • SARMAT INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    Orenburg
    Russian Federation
    October 30, 2015
    YES
    BEST DIRECTOR
  • INDIE FEST FILM AWARDS 2015
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    November 6, 2015
    NO
    AWARD OF RECOGNITION: FILM SHORT
  • FRIGHT NIGHT HORROR WEEKEND 2015
    Louisville, KY
    United States
    October 16, 2015
    NO
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL HORROR FILM
  • US HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL FILM FAIR 2015
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    NO
    GOLD AWARD: BEST MAKE-UP
  • ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION 2015
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    November 27, 2015
    NO
    AWARD OF MERIT: FILM SHORT
  • NYC INDIE FILM AWARDS 2015
    New York, NY
    United States
    December 5, 2015
    NO
    PLATINUM AWARD: BEST SHORT FILM -- PLATINUM AWARD: BEST DIRECTOR -- GOLD AWARD: BEST SCREENPLAY -- GOLD AWARD: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE -- PLATINUM AWARD: BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2015
    Encino, CA
    United States
    November 27, 2015
    NO
    GOLD WINNER: DIRECTING - BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - ORIGINAL SCORE- SOUND DESIGN - EDITING -- SILVER WINNER: COSTUME DESIGN -- PLATINUM WINNER: SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • LOS ANGELES HORROR COMPETITION 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 11, 2015
    NO
    DIAMOND AWARD: BEST SHORT - BEST DIRECTOR - BEST SCREENPLAY - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY -- GOLD AWARD: BEST EDITING - BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS -- PLATINUM AWARD: BEST SCORE
  • CAL-TEX WORLDWIDE HORROR FEST 2015

    United States
    December 2, 2015
    NO
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
  • LOS ANGELES CINEMA FESTIVAL OF HOLLYWOOD 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 9, 2016
    NO
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2015
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    January 17, 2016
    YES
    PLATINUM AWARD: SHORT FILM
  • CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS 2015
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    NO
    SILVER AWARD: SHORT FILM COMPETITION
  • IDYLLWILD INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CINEMA 2016
    Idyllwild, CA
    United States
    January 8, 2016
    NO
    BEST EDIT FEATURETTE -- INDIE SPIRIT AWARD
  • NORTH WALES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    YES
    BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
  • DEPTH OF FIELD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION 2016
    Nassau, DE
    United States
    NO
    BEST OF SHOW: CINEMATOGRAPHY -- BEST OF SHOW: LOOSE SHORTS (HORROR) -- BEST OF SHOW: EDITING -- BEST OF SHOW: DIRECTION -- BEST OF SHOW: SOUND EDITING -- BEST OF SHOW: VISUAL SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Mammoth Lakes, CA
    United States
    NO
    SIERRA NEVADA AWARD WINNER: SHORT FILM COMPETITION
  • MAGWILL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    NO
    GRANT BEST SHORT FILM
  • HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Hollywood, FL
    United States
    NO
    BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT FILM
  • INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS 2016
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    August 20, 2016
    NO
    GOLD AWARDS WINNER: SHORT FILM - DIRECTOR - MUSIC DIRECTOR - EDITOR -- AWARDS OF MERIT WINNER: PRODUCTION DESIGN - CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • FILMMAKER WORLD FESTIVAL 2016
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    PLATINUM AWARD: INTERNATIONAL FILM - DIRECTING -- GOLD AWARD: EDITING
  • LOS ANGELES FILM REVIEW INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    NO
    SILVER AWARD
  • NEVADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    NO
    SILVER SCREEN AWARD: EXPERIMENTAL FILM COMPETITION - PLATINUM REEL AWARD: SHORT FILM COMPETITION
  • BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Buffalo, NY
    United States
    NO
    MOST INNOVATIVE FILM
  • CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS 2016
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    NO
    SILVER AWARD: SHORT FILM COMPETITION
  • COMME IL FAUT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Minsk
    Belarus
    April 10, 2016
    YES
    BEST EDITING
  • LOS ANGELES REEL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 16, 2016
    NO
    FIRST PLACE EXPERIMENTAL - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • WORLD FILM AWARDS 2016
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    BEST PICTURE - PLATINUM WORLD AWARD: INTERNATIONAL FILM
  • EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST 2016
    Saint. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    June 4, 2016
    NO
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    YES
    SILVER AWARD PALM WINNER: NARRATIVE SHORT COMPETITION
  • BARCELONA FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Barcelona
    Spain
    NO
    CASTELL AWARD
  • INTERNATIONAL HORROR HOTEL 2016
    Cleveland, OH
    United States
    June 12, 2016
    NO
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • DOWN EAST FLICK FEST 2016
    Greenville, NC
    United States
    NO
    THIRD PLACE WINNER: BEST HORROR SHORT
  • ATLAS AWARDS 2016
    Boston, MA
    United States
    January 18, 2016
    NO
    BEST HORROR FILM
  • SPOTLIGHT HORROR FILM AWARDS 2016
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    NO
    SILVER AWARD WINNER
  • INDIEPOSSIBLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2016
    Providence, RI
    United States
    June 30, 2016
    NO
    BEST HORROR
  • FANTASMAGORICAL FILM FEST 2016
    Kentucky, KY
    United States
    July 29, 2016
    NO
    OUTSTANDING VISUAL FILM - OUTSTANDING SCREEN STORY
  • DOCUMENTARY & SHORT INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARD 2016
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    INTERNATIONAL PLATINUM AWARD: EUROPEAN SHORT FILM -- INTERNATIONAL GOLD AWARD WINNER: DIRECTOR - EDITOR -- FILMAKER OF INSPIRATION -- MEDAL OF INSPIRATION -- INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF RECOGNITION: LEAD ACTOR - STORY
  • COLORTAPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Brisbane
    Australia
    NO
    TOP 10 FILMS AWARD: BEST DEBUT
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITION 2016
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    PLATINUM AWARD: SHORT NARRATIVE FILM
  • AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Miami
    United States
    NO
    BEST GRINDHOUSE EXPERIMENTAL SHORT HORROR FILM
  • TABLOID WITCH AWARDS 2016
    Santa Monica, CA
    United States
    NO
    BEST AVANT-GARDE HORROR SHORT
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITION 2016
    Depok
    Indonesia
    NO
    BEST FILM - INTERNATIONAL PLATINUM AWARD: SHORT NARRATIVE FILM
  • LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS 2016
    Los Angeles
    United States
    NO
    BEST HORROR
  • AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE FILM FEST 2016
    Miami, FL
    United States
    NO
    BEST EXPERIMENNTAL SHORT HORROR FILM
  • LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Ludhiana Punjab
    India
    NO
    BEST FILM OF THE MONTH - BEST DIRECTOR OF THE MONTH
  • FEARNYC 2016
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 26, 2016
    NO
    BEST SHORT FILM
  • DIRECTOR AWARDS 2016

    NO
    DIAMOND AWARD: DIRECTOR AWARD FOR VISIONARY DIRECTING
  • FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Bali
    Indonesia
    NO
    GOLD AWARD: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM, DIRECTOR - SILVER AWARD: FILM CONCEPT
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY, SHORT AND COMEDY 2016
    Bali
    Indonesia
    NO
    INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE WINNERS: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS: STORY
  • AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Moga, Indonesia
    NO
    BEST MID SHORT FILM
  • THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD 2016

    France
    NO
    DIAMOND AWARD: BEST SHORT FILM - PLATINUM AWARD: BEST DIRECTOR - PLATINUM AWARD: BEST VISUAL FX - DIAMOND AWARD: BEST EDITING
  • NORTH AMERICAN FILM AWARDS 2016
    New Brunswick
    Canada
    November 27, 2016
    NO
    BEST EDITOR
  • THE BARNI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Barnaul
    Russian Federation
    NO
    BEST HORROR FILM
  • INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS & MOVIE AWARDS 2016
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND AWARD WINNER: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
  • STONEFAIR FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Piatra-Neamt
    Romania
    NO
    BEST FILM - BEST DIRECTOR - BEST EDITOR
  • CINEMA WORLDFEST AWARDS 2016
    Ottawa
    Canada
    NO
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: VISUAL EFFECTS
  • HONOLULU FILM AWARDS 2016
    Honolulu, HI
    United States
    NO
    ALOHA ACCOLADE WINNER
  • FILMSTRIP INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Iasu
    Romania
    March 25, 2017
    NO
    BEST FILM, BEST EDITOR
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2017
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    DIAMOND AWARD: SHORT FILM
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF PRAYAG 2017
    Prayag
    India
    NO
    BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
  • WOLRD SHORT DIRECTOR AWARDS 2017
    Bali
    Indonesia
    NO
    DIAMOND AWARD: DIRECTING IN SHORT NARATIVE FILM, EDITOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, NEWCOMER FILM - PLATINUM AWARD: STORY, SOUND
  • FREEDOM FILM FESTIVAL 2017

    United States
    NO
    BEST EXPERIMENT
  • MINDFIELD FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    NO
    DIAMOND AWARDS: SHORT FILM
  • ELVATION INDIE FILM AWARDS 2017
    Dublin
    Ireland
    YES
    THE SPOTLIGHT AWARD
  • EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2017
    Warsaw
    Poland
    YES
    WINNER BEST HORROR FILM
  • INFLUX MAGAZINE FILM AWARDS 2017
    Huntington Beach, CA
    United States
    NO
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • BEST SHORT CINEMA PRIZE 2017
    Bali
    Indonesia
    NO
    SHORT DIAMOND PRIZE AWARD
  • AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Monga Punjab
    India
    NO
    WINNER OF THE YEAR
  • PLANET 9 FILM FEST 2017
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    NO
    OFFICIAL WINNER, RADICAL MIND BLOW FILM AWARD
  • NORTH BAY ART AND FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Benicia, CA
    United States
    NO
    2ND PLACE BEST HORROR/THRILLER FANTASY SHORT FILM
  • FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Lecheria
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    YES
    BEST SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH, AUDIENCE AWARDS 2ND PLACE, BEST DIRECTOR FILM EX AEQUO, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST SOUND DESIGN, BEST HORROR, SPECIAL MENTION FX SHORT FILM, SPECIAL MENTION COSTUME DESIGN SHORT FILM, BEST YOUNG ACTOR, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN SHORT FILM, SPECIAL MENTION EDITING SHORT FILM, BEST OF FICOCC'S FIRST YEAR
  • VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST 2017
    Kolkata
    India
    NO
    SILVER AWARD: SHORT FILM
  • FEEL THE REEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    NO
    3ND BEST OF THE FEST, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FESTIVAL 2017
    Encino, CA
    United States
    NO
    BEST FOREIGN SHORT
  • OMICHIKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Omsk
    Russian Federation
    NO
    BEST EDITING
  • GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    NO
    GLOBAL FILM OF THE MONTH, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST VISUAL EFFECTS, BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • SOUTHERN SHORTS AWARDS 2017
    Roswell, GA
    United States
    NO
    AWARD OF MERIT: MUSIC
  • AMERICAN FILMATIC ARTS AWARDS 2017
    New York, NY
    United States
    NO
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
  • OUT OF THE CAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    Stonebroom
    United Kingdom
    NO
    BEST HORROR
  • VIDEOSCREAM 2018
    Portland, OR
    United States
    NO
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL 2018
    Rancagua
    Chile
    YES
    SPECIAL AWARD: SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH, BEST HORROR SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR IN A SHORT FILM, BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM EX AEQUO, BEST YOUNG ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM, ART DIRECTION HONORABLE MENTION IN A SHORT FILM, EDITING HONORABLE MENTION IN A SHORT FILM, ORIGINAL SCORE HONORABLE MENTION IN A SHORT FILM, BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A SHORT FILM, BEST VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SHORT FILM
  • CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARDS 2018
    Kolkata
    India
    NO
    CULT CLASSIC FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST EDITING,, BEST SOUND DESIGN, BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • VIRGIN SPRING CINESFFEST 2018
    Kolkata
    India
    NO
    GOLD AWARD: BEST ACTRESS, GOLD AWARD: BEST SOUND DESIGN, GOLD AWARD BEST DIRECTOR, GOLD AWARD BEST VFX, SILVER AWARD CINEMATOGRAPHY, SILVER AWARD BEST ACTOR
  • INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL "THE DAY IS SHORT" 2018
    Puerto La Cruz
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    NO
    BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
  • BARCELLONA PLANET FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Barcellona
    Spain
    NO
    BEST MAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, BEST EDITING
  • EURASIA INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    NO
    BEST EXPERIMENTAL
  • INDEPENDENT SHORT AWARDS 2018
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    NO
    GOLD AWARD: BEST ACTRESS, SILVER AWARD: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BRONZE AWARD: BEST HORROR SHORT, BEST SOUND DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION: BEST MALE DIRECTOR, BEST EDITING, BEST VISUAL FX
  • ST. TROPEZ FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Paris
    France
    NO
    BEST EDITING, BEST HORROR, BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • JAKARTA FILM AWARDS
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    PLATINUM AWARD: DIRECTOR, GOLDEN AWARD: INTERNATIONAL FILM, EDITING,
  • SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    San Antonio de Ibarra
    Ecuador
    YES
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL AND AWARDS 2018
    Jawa
    Indonesia
    NO
    ASIA PACIFIC PLATINUM AWARD
  • FEAR INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM GENRE AWARDS 2018

    Canada
    NO
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • GOLDEN EARTH FILM AWARDS 2018
    Kolkata
    India
    NO
    BEST DIRECTOR'S DEBUT OF THE MONTH, BEST D.O.P. OF THE MONTH
  • INTENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Lakewood CO
    United States
    NO
    BEST FOREIGN HORROR
  • JOGJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Yogyakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    INTERNATIONAL AWARDS OF OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE
  • LOS ANGELES COMPETITION AND AWARDS 2018
    Los Angeles CA
    United States
    NO
    BEST HORROR SHORT FILM, BEST MUSICAL SCORE SHORT FILM
  • TORONTO INTERNATIONAL NOLLYWOOD FILM FETIVAL 2018
    Toronto
    Canada
    NO
    BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
  • JEAN LUC GODARD AWARDS 2018
    Kolkata
    India
    NO
    BEST DIRECTOR , BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, CULT CLASSIC
  • 5TH PINK CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Japur
    India
    NO
    BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • SHORT CINE FEST 2018

    India
    NO
    WINNER CINEFEST 2018
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Chicago (IL)
    United States
    NO
    BEST HORROR/THRILLER SHORT
  • 6IX SCREAMS INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Toronto
    Canada
    NO
    CREEPY SOUND AWARD
  • DIRECTORS AWARDS 2018
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    NO
    PLATINUM AWARD: DIRECTORS AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTING IN SHORT FILM, DIRECTORS AWARDS FOR EXPERIMENTAL DIRECTING, NEW DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR AWARD, DIRECTORS AWARDS FOR MUSIC , GOLD AWARD WINNER: DIRECTORS AWARDS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHER, DIRECTORS AWARDS FOR EDITOR
  • BALI FILM AWARDS 2018
    Bali
    Indonesia
    NO
    PLATINUM AWARDS: INTERNAYIONAL FILM, DIRECTOR GOLDEN AWARDS: ACTOR, EDITING, CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • SIERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM WEEKEND 2018
    Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    YES
    BEST SCREENPLAY
  • BOROBUDUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
    Borobudur
    Indonesia
    NO
    BOROBUDUR AWARD OF OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE
  • MIRABAN UK FILM AWARDS 2018
    London
    United Kingdom
    NO
    BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
  • CROWN WOOD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
    Kolkata
    India
    NO
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • SAINT-PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    NO
    BEST EDITING, BEST ART DIRECTION, BEST SFX
  • SOUTHERN CORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
    Valparaíso
    Chile
    YES
    GREAT PRIZE TO THE BEST SHORT FILM
Director Biography - Luca Machnich

The director is a grandnephew of Anton Machnich, one of the movie pioneers in Italy, who opened the first movie theaters in Italy, in Romania and in Ireland (the latter in partnership with the famous writer James Joyce) in the early 19th century. He studied film direction at the Los Angeles Film School after working as a production assistant in several screen and TV movies (also with Ettore Scola). He authored "Spaghetti Nightmares", one of the best books on Italian fantasy and thriller movies which was published in Italy (M&P edizioni) and in the United States (Fantasma books). The extended Italian version was very much appreciated by the fans of the genre and the film critics. 

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Director Statement

THE EVE is a story that echoes the style of the great American thriller writer Robert Bloch (whose novel "Psycho" was filmed by Hitchcock) in its macabre irony, of Dino Buzzati, the most important Italian fantasy writer in its longing for the transcendent and the desperate waiting for an opportunity of redemption from a tragic life, and of the great American fantasy fiction writer Henry James in its interior monologues and in the psychological narration of the leading characters. Instead, it distances itself from a certain Italian film genre that was exploited until the end of the 19th century and whose formulas now appear repetitive.
The film gives the opportunity to explore in an international film language the purity and fantasy of a child's world violated by the cynicism of the world of adults, and to narrate it through the dilated times of dream and imagination in the setting of a Christmas that has nothing joyful and mystical and where the waiting for another future, symbolized by the bell tower, is the leading character of the story.