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Two Wallonia-Brussels short films awarded at Palm Springs

The Palm Springs International ShortFest unveiled the list of winners on 27 June. Among them are two productions from Wallonia Brussels.

The winners of the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2022 have been announced after the closing ceremony of the festival. Michiel Blanchart's film T'es morte Hélène (Daylight Films; Premium Films) received the Audience Award for Best Live-action Short. Shortlisted for the 2022 Oscars, the rights to the film were recently acquired by TriStar Pictures to be adapted into a feature film.

Maxime lives with the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène. Wishing to put an end to this frankly unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break up with her. Hélène doesn't seem ready to accept this decision.

Another French-speaking Belgian short film awarded at this 2022 edition, La Prova by Toni Isabella Valenzi (MédiaDiffusion), was chosen as the best student documentary short.

In the south of Italy, Rosa and Peppe witness the passing of time as they grow old together and raise a pig.

Award-qualifying for the Oscars, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and its Short Film Market, is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world.



T'es morte Hélène

Michiel Blanchart

Short film / Fiction

La Prova

Toni Isabella Valenzi

Short film / Documentary