The Guest

 

After the father’s death, a man gets on a train and stops in a country town. Takes a room in a boarding house run by a mother and her daughter, a fifteen-year-old girl. The girl seduces the man and the man rapes her. The man pays for his stay, and in order to avoid any possible official complaint, he leaves the boarding house and escapes.

Festivals & Awards:

1 Filmaker of the Year 2015 – Jakarta – Platinum Award
2 International Movie Awards 2015 – Jakarta – Gold Award
3 International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Comedy 2015 – Jakarta – International Award of Excellence
4 International Film and Photography Festival 2015 – Jakarta – Diamond Award
5 World Human Rights Awards 2015 – Jakarta – Gold Award
6 International Independent Film Festival 2015 – Los Angeles – Platinum Award
7 Los Angeles Cine Fest 2015 – Los Angeles – Award of merit
8 The Monthly Film Festival 2015 – Los Angeles – Winner
9 Los Angeles Film Review 2015 – Los Angeles – Honorable mention
10 LA Shorts Awards 2016 – Los Angeles – Nomination: Best Short Film
11 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2015 – Los Angeles – Award of Recognition
12 LAIFFA – Los Angeles 2015 – Nomination: Best Leading Actress
13 Best Shorts Competition 2015 – La Jolla – Award of Merit
14 Los Angeles Lift Off 2015 – Los Angeles – Official Selection
15 The Indie Fest Film Awards 2015 – Los Angeles – Award of Merit
16 Auteur International Film Festival 2015 – Los Angeles – Official Selection
17 Las Vegas Galaxy Film Awards 2016 – Las Vegas – Official Selection
18 Riverside Film Festival 2015 – Riverside – Official Selection
19 San Francisco Black Film Festival 2015 – San Francisco – Official Selection
20 NYC Indie Film Awards 2015 – New York – Best leading actor, Best supporting actress
21 Long Island Film Expo 2015 – New York – Official Selection
22 New York International Film Festival 2015 – New York – Nominations: Best Short, Best Director of a Short Film, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress
23 Close Up Film Festival 2015 – New York – Official Selection
24 New York Screenings 2016 – New York . Official Selection
25 Montreal Cine Fest 2016 – Montreal – Official Selection
26 Young Cuts Film Festival 2015 – Montreal – Best Leading Actress, Best Cinematography
27 WV FILMmakers Festival 2015 – Sutton – Official Selection
28 Miami short Film Festival 2016 – Miami – Official Selection
29 MIFF 2015 – Milan – Nominations: Best Director of a Short Film, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress
30 Roma Cinema D.O.C. 2015 – Rome – Best Director of a Short Movie
31 Salento Film Festival 2015 – Lecce – Official Selection
32 Veneto Film Tour 2015 – Verona, Rovigo – Official Selection
33 Liverpool Lift- Off Film Festival 2015 – Liverpool – Special Mention
34 The Short Pole London International Film Festival 2015 – London – Official Selection
35 The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema LONDON 2016 – London – Nominations: Best Director of a Short Film, Best Screenplay of a Short Film
36 Aberdeen Film Festival 2015 – Aberdeen – Official Selection
37 Goa Short Film Festival 2015 – Goa – Official Selection
38 Acces Code Film Festival 2015 – Bangalore – Official Selection
39 Garden City Fil m Festival 2016 – Bangalore – Official Selection
40 Pune Short Film Festival 2015 – Pune – Official Selection
41 Color Tape International Film Festival 2015– Brisbane – Best Director of a Short Film
42 Oakland International Film Festival 2015 – Oakland – Official Selection
43 Rapid Lion Film Festival 2016 – Johannesburg – Nomiation: Best International Short
44 Online International Film Festival 2016 – Official Selection
45 Filmakers World Festival 2016 – Jakarta – Diamond Award
46 Women, Social Issues, Zero discrimination Film Festival 2016 – Jakarta – Platinum award
47 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards 2016 – Philadelphia – Official Selection
48 Manchester Lift – Off Film Festival 2015 – Manchester – Official Selection
49 World Film Awards – Jawa Barat 2016 – Official Selection
50 Ouchy Film Awards – Lausanne 2016 – Best leading actor
51 World Film Festival San Francisco – 2016 – Official Selection
52 Barcelona Planet Film Festival – Barcelona – 2016 – Official Selection
53 Unrestricted View Film Festival – London 2016 – Official Selection
54 Cordoba Intrnational Film Festival – 2016 – Official Selection
55 Miami Independent Film Festival – Miami 2016 – Official Selection
56 Polish International Film Festival – Warsaw 2106 – Official Selection
57 Nice International Film Festival – Nice 2016 – Official Selection

 

The Guest is actually part of a selection of award winning shorts taken from the first five years of the globally based Lift-Off Film Festival

 

Reviews:

Film Review from the Indie Shorts Magazine

https://www.indieshortsmag.com/revie…/…/09/the-guest-review/

Film Review from ShortPole London International Film Festival

http://www.shortpolelondon.net/#!the-guest/xdqbn

Interview from the 5th edition of “Film The Magazine”, published in conjunction with the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London 2016

https://issuu.com/filmfestint/…/london_iff_final_low_res/39…

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