GAB

Ani is a journalist who was charged by her diary to write an article about Ezra dead during an attack. For doing this, she organized an appointment with Lily, the sister of the deceased, in a pub. While she was waiting for her in the bar, she will make an unexpected meeting that will not leave her indifferent.

GAB counts 95 selections and 55 awards :
- 36 times winner
- 08 times finalist
- 11 time semi-finalist

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  • Gazanfer BIRICIK
    Director
  • Gazanfer BIRICIK
    Writer
  • LA VIE PARIGO
    Producer
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama, Short, Musical
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    UHD
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Independent Shorts Award
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 12, 2018
    Best Director (Male)
  • ARRF International
    Barcelone
    Spain
    March 9, 2018
    Spain
    Jury Award
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Center
    Vancouver
    United States
    Vancouver
    Semi Finalist
  • Festival International Sicilia
    Sicilia
    Italy
    May 11, 2018
    Italy
    Best Idea
  • CKF International Film Festival
    Swindon
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2018
    Best Director
  • CKF International Film Festival
    Swindon
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2018
    Best Actor (Male)
  • Changing Face IFF
    Syndey
    Australia
    May 1, 2018
    Australia
    Best Short Drama
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    April 27, 2018
    Germany
    Best long short
  • Virgin Spring CineFest
    Kolkata
    Bangladesh
    June 27, 2018
    Bangladesh
    Silver award - Best short
  • Minefield Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 30, 2018
    Diamond award - Best short film
  • Best Short Competition
    La Jolla (CA)
    United States
    July 6, 2018
    Award of excellence - Short film
  • Hollywood Horor filmfest
    Hollywood
    United States
    August 8, 2018
    Honorable Mention - Best short
  • Hollywood new directors
    Hollywood
    United States
    July 15, 2018
    Honorable mention - best director
  • Eurasian Film Festivla
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    July 10, 2018
    Semi Finalist
  • Near Nazaret Film Festival
    Afula
    Israel
    July 5, 2018
    Semi Finalist
  • Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF)
    Siracusa / Sicily
    Italy
    June 2, 2018
    Finalist
  • Silver Screen For Short Film
    Clearwater / Florida
    United States
    February 13, 2019
    Official Selecion
  • Auckland International Film Festival
    Auckland
    New Zealand
    June 2, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Gold Movie Awards Goddess Nike
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 11, 2019
    Official Selecion
  • Speak Up Film Festival
    Matraville
    New Zealand
    May 20, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Red Corner Film Festival
    Malta
    Malta
    June 17, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Rome Independant Prisma
    Rome
    Italy
    April 15, 2018
    Italy
    Official Selecion
  • Rome Elephant Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    May 4, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • International Shorts
    Victoria
    Australia
    October 1, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • SBE's Hamilton International Film Festival
    Hamilton (NY)
    United States
    July 27, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Black Sunday Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    June 24, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    Cannes
    France
    September 6, 2018
    France
    Official Selecion
  • European Indenpendant Film Award
    New York
    United States
    July 28, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Motion Picture Film festival (Mopiff)
    Abuja, Calgary Alberta
    Nigeria
    August 31, 2018
    Nigeria
    Official Selecion
  • Philippe K. Dick Film Festival (NYC)
    New York
    United States
    December 31, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • 5th Philippe K. Dick Film Festival (Lille)
    Lille
    France
    December 31, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • 5° Firenze FilmCorti International Festival
    Florence
    Italy
    October 18, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Shepperton Screenwriting Festival
    Shepperton
    United Kingdom
    December 8, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Lake View Inernational Film Festival
    Moga, Punjab
    India
    August 11, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • Trichy Film Festival
    Trichy
    India
    August 15, 2018
    Official Selecion
  • CEBU International Film Festival
    Cebu
    Philippines
    September 18, 2018
    Philippines
    Official Selecion
  • THE ARTISTS FORUM
    New York
    United States
    October 11, 2018
    Official Selection
  • 3rd International Short Film Festival Pune india 2018
    Maharashtra
    India
    September 27, 2018
    Official selection
  • Indie Best Films Festival (Ibestff)
    Santa Monica - California
    United States
    August 31, 2018
    Best Short Ibestff
  • World of Film International Festival Glasgow
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    October 4, 2018
    Semi finalist
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    August 29, 2018
    Finalist
  • Directors Cut International Film Festival
    Vancouver
    United States
    October 28, 2018
    Finalist
  • London International Motion Picture Film awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 22, 2019
    London
    Official selection
  • Mystic Film Festival
    Mystic - Connecticut
    United States
    October 18, 2018
    Mystic
    Official selection
  • Anatomy: Crime - Horror International Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    October 31, 2018
    Greece
    Official selection
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    Hollywood
    United States
    January 26, 2019
    Semi Finaist
  • Cine Author VOD
    Mallorca
    Spain
    Official selection
  • The Muskoka Independent Film Festival
    Rosseau Ontario
    Canada
    Canada
    Official selection
  • Indiecapitol film awards
    Camp Springs Maryland
    United States
    Official selection
  • Shorts in Fest
    Mallorca
    Spain
    Official selection
  • International Manhattan Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official selection
  • LA Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official selection
  • Hollywood Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Semi Finalist
  • International Sound & Film Music Festival
    Istria County
    Croatia
    Croatia
    Official selection
Distributor Information
  • LA VIE PARIGO
    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gazanfer BIRICIK

Formation

Start in 2010 with Actor Studio in Paris in Acting International school.
From 2011 to 2012 played theater
From 2012 to 2014 improvement face to camera

In June 2014 he follows Luc Besson's Masterclass " film director"

Experience as comedian
From 2011 to 2016 he played in shorts for TV

Experience as director :

2018 - Director for the short "GAB" :
- 95 official selections
- 55 awards awards
- 36 times winner
- 08 times finalist
- 11 times semi-finalist

2016 - Director for the short "The Heartthrob" :
- 27 official selections
- 12 awards
- 3 times finalist
- 3 times semi-finalist

2015 - Director for the short "Je suis un geste aurait suffi"
- 1 official selection

2014 - Director for the short "L'amour est dans la ferme"

2013 - Director for the short "13"
- 3 official selections
- 1 time finalist

2013 - Director for the web serie "N.Ewsar" - 3 episodes

2012 - Director for the short "Et maintenant on va où"
- 1 official selection

About the Director :

Born in Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges on April 15th, 1977, in 2010 he took courses of Actor Studio at Acting International in Paris until June 2011 before moving towards the end of 2011 towards a more advanced theatrical training with Jacky Sigaux known from the "Café de la Gare" where he met great names like Coluche, Miou-Miou, P. Dewaere, Desprosges or Romain Bouteille. During this experience he also perfects the writing.

At the end of 2012, he attended camera development courses with J. Genevray until February 2014, when he decided to put an end to this experience by declining a role in his feature film project.

He follows a Masterclass of Realization with Luc Besson in June 2014 at the Cité du Cinéma, it is at this moment that he becomes aware that this area suits him more than the others. Before this Masterclass Gazanfer had already made 8 short films.

It is however with the short film "GAB" realized in 2018 that Gazanfer manages to seduce the international festivals, and wins 55 awards in total for 95 selections until the end of November 2018. On the strength of this success the festivals ask him also the film " The Tombeur / The Heartthrob "he directed in 2015. The latter won 18 prizes for 27 selections from July to the end of November 2018.

Currently he is working on several projects of feature film and TV series, drama and science fiction, in collaboration with personalities of the French and international audiovisual landscape.

To help people who are new to the art world, he decided to develop the "Le Court.Mov" concept, which is still in the process of perfecting.

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Director Statement

I am convinced that cinema is the only way to make people aware that to live together in peace it's not a dream but something possible if each one do the first step. Without taking care of however people's faith, religion, view, culture, ideology, ethnical group, or from where they are.

I have a dream : " Peace all around the world !"

Concerning the short GAB my note of intent :

"Around me we reproved (blamed) the lie, but we fled carefully the truth." Simone de Beauvoir - French novelist & philosopher

Even if this beautiful quote by Simone de Beauvoir could perfectly sum up the theme addressed in Gab, we must admit that the film goes much further.

Nowadays, society, consciously or otherwise, is accustomed, chained up with denial. The reason is perhaps that it is more pleasant to evade one's responsibilities by ignoring the sources of a problem than to assume its consequences.

Being aware of a discomfort may not help to avoid the consequences but can avoid the worst.

Gab exposes a problem in those days, terrorism, try to treat it philosophically while taking into account the different points of view that result.

On the one hand, there is the vision of a society out of the problem, on the other the cry of the broken, and at the center the victim, society as a whole.

When dealing with this kind of theme, you have to know how to jostle, apologize and reconcile.

By providing eloquent examples, whatever his point of view, we push the public to think, and in fact we must provide some elements of response. Our proposals must be based on universal values such as the tree of life. The peculiarity of this symbol is that it is common to all convictions.

In the end this mixture of values and reflections must lead to a balance, a conclusion that should make everyone agree.

Gab is a colorful film and to appreciate it must put aside all the preconceived ideas that everyone, whatever his point of view, could have. The challenge was great, hoping that the result would be the same.