HARBOR

HARBOR (2018, live action short film, 24 min)

With Marie Bunel, Ali Marhyar, Victor Bonnel et N'Tarila Kouka

Produced by Blue Hour Films - Distributed by Salaud Morisset

Written by Blandine Jet, in collaboration with Paul Marques Duarte

Directed by Paul Marques Duarte

Synopsis :

A tense night of raised pulses on a ferry to England: Adèle, an English teacher, is hiding a 15 year old migrant among her students on board.

Awards and selections :

✶ Best film project award - 25e Festival Côté Court Pantin

✶ Students' Choice Award - 30e Brest European Short Film Festival

✶ Best short of the month - Gold Movie Awards

✶ Honorable Jury Mention - Indian World Film Festival

✶ FilmSlam! Award - 43rd CIFF Cleveland International Film Festival

✶ Best Short Film - WoFF International Film Festival Glasgow

✶ Best Short - Unica Korea International Film Festival

✶ Best Narrative Short - Vegas Movie Awards

✶ Founder's Award - North Carolina Film Award

✶ Best Film - ASA International Humanitarian Film Festival

✶ Best Short Film - ASA International Humanitarian Film Festival

✶ Best Narrative Short Film - Moscow Shorts

- 19e Rencontres Off-courts Trouville - Sélection officielle

- 30e Festival du court-métrage de Brest - Compétition Bretagne

- 28th Flickerfest Sydney - International Competition

- Festival international du court de Clermont-Ferrand - Sélection Adami

- Festival Travelling - Panorama Courts à l'Ouest

- European Independent Film Festival - International Competition

- 43rd CIFF Cleveland International Film Festival - Official selection

- 20th Newport Beach Film Festival - International Competition

- 19e Courtivore Rouen - Compétition officielle

- 40th Celtic Media Festival - International Competition

- Détours en Cinécourt - Sélection officielle

- Rencontres Cinémaginaire - Compétition officielle

- Le court nous tient - Compétition officielle

- New York City Short Film Festival - International Competition

- Festival des seconds rôles d'Audierne - Compétition officielle

- SIFF Shangai International Film Festival - International Competition

- 24e Festival International de Contis - Compétition officielle

- Lighthouse International Film Festival - International Competition

- WoFF International Film Festival Glasgow - International Competition

- Visioni Corte International Film Festival - International Competition

- 12th MOSCA Mostra Audiovisual de Cambuquira - International Competition

- 12th MOSCA Mostra Audiovisual de Cambuquira - Itinerant programme

- Edmonton International Film Festival - International Competition

- Atlantic International Film Festival - FIN Kids Festival Tour

- Oaxaca Film Festival - International Competition

- Festival de Courts Métrages de la Côte Bleue - Compétition française

- Sidewalk Film Festival - International Competition

- Raindance Film Festival - International Competition

- Aesthetica Short Film Festival - International Competition

- GLIFF Great Lakes International Film Fest - International Competition

- Tulipoff International Film Fest - International Competition

- Unica korea International Film Festival - International Competition

- Festival Films Courts Dinan - Compétition officielle

- International Film Festival Manhattan - International Competition

- Wicked Wales - International Competition

- Richard Harris International Film Festival - International Competition

- NFFTY Seattle - International Competition

- LYF Festival du film jeune de Lyon - Film d'ouverture

- Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival - International Competition

- CINEMARE Int'l Ocean Film Festival - Official selection

- Education Film Festival (CEMEA) - Compétition officielle

- CATACUMBA Film Festival - International Competition

- 49th ALCINE Festival de Alcalá de Henares - International Competition

- ASA International Humanitarian Film Festival - International Competition

- 28th St. Louis International Film Fest - International Competition

- Festival Tous Courts d'Aix En Provence - Séance spéciale

- Dhaka International Film Festival - International Competition

- Souq Film Festival - International Competition

- Festival International du Film d'Education - Compétition française

- International Usak Winged Seahorse Film Festival - Official selection

- Petit Plan Greece - International Competition

- Nepal International Film Festival - International Competition

- Moscow Shorts Awards - Official selection

- North Carolina Film Award - Official selection

- Muestra Internacional de Cine de Palencia - International Competition

- Festival Scen'art en Court de Rennes - Séance spéciale

- Cap Spartel Film Festival - International competition

- Festival épris de courts Valenton - Compétition officielle

- BIKY - Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival - Official Selection

- Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival - Official Selection

Broadcasted on :

- Sundance TV

- HBO Europe

- France 2 (national TV)

- Shot TV

- Danish Film Institute

- CVS Mediatheque

- Kanopy (Educational & Public Library)

- La Caravane Ensorcellée (Reims)

- Réseau CinéMA35

- Cinéma et citoyenneté" par Unis-Cité

- "Déjà Demain" au mk2 Odéon - Agence du court métrage

- Cinéma Apollo (Pontault-Combault)

- Édité en DVD "Best-of courts métrages Bretagne 2018" (Zoom Bretagne)

- Replike Center Romania

Critics and reviews :

✶✶✶✶✶

Extremely gripping and emotional!

- Just Celibrity Magazine

✶✶✶✶✶

One of the most complex and moving works on the refugee crisis.

- World Socialist

✶✶✶✶✶

N'Tarila Kouka and Marie Bunel forge an on a screen chemistry.

- Montreal Arts Magazine

✶✶✶✶

Director Paul Marques Duarte forces a change of perspective.

- Eye For Film

✶✶✶✶✶

Marie Bunel's performance is big, emotional.

- Eye For Film

✶✶✶

An excellently produced and acted short film.

- Vulture Hound

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© Paul Marques Duarte, auteur et réalisateur, 2020