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MOONLIGHT PEOPLE

MOONLIGHT PEOPLE

by Dmitri Frolov

LANGUAGE: No Dialog

Genre: Experimental, Mystery, LGBTQ
Running Time: 14 min. 15 sec
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Two young men and two girls on a moonlit night confess to each other in their strange fantasies and loves that go beyond the usual standards. The impetus to making the film was the book of the same name by the Russian religious philosopher Vasily Rozanov, who died 100 years ago.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Dmitri Frolov
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Vladimir Zolotar'
Yuriy Yadrovskiy
Natalya Sourkova
Darya Alymova
Sergey Hotelev
Dmitriy Shibanov
Dmitriy Ignatov
Oriza Triznyak
Alexey Shuvalov

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Dmitri Frolov
Screenwriter: Dmitri Frolov
Producer: Dmitri Frolov
Director of Photography: Dmitri Frolov
Sound: Dmitri Frolov
Editing: Dmitri Frolov
Sound Editing: Dmitri Frolov
Music Composer: Alexander Scriabin

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Experimental, Mystery
Sub-genre: Surrealism, Avant-garde, Dramedy, LGBTQ
Language: no dialogue
Country of origin: Russia
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 14 min. 15 sec
Shooting format: 16 mm
Color type: B&W
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

• Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 4, 2019, Best Poster
• Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, November 13, 2019, Turkey Premiere, Finalist, The Best Fresh Air Award
• Best experimental film at 12 Months Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, November 2019
• Best experimental film at Short Cine Fest, Chennai, India, March, 2020
• GRAND JURY AWARD at Dreamanila International Film Festival, Manila, Philippines, May, 2020
• Award-Winner on Madrid Film Awards, Madrid, Spain, July, 2020
• Best Cinematography, Varese International Film Festival, Varese, Italy, July, 2020
• Special Mention, Monthly Indie Shorts, Scottsdale, United States, July, 2020
• Best experimental film at Brazil International Monthly Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September, 2020
• Special Mention, Madras Independent Film Festival, Chennai, India, October, 2020
• 'Best Experimental Short', 'Best Director Short', Global Monthly Online Film Competition, Canada, October, 2020
• NOMINATED: - Best Production Design of Short Film - Best Cinematography of Short Film - Best Director of Short Film - Best Poster of Short Film - Best Sound Design/Mix of Short Film - Best Editing of Short Film - Best Short Film; WINNERS - - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY OF SHORT FILM - BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN OF SHORT FILM - BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM, GIMFA - Gralha International Monthly Film Awards, Curitiba, Brazil, November, 2020
• Best Experimental Short Film - SPECIAL MENTION; Festival Internacional de Cine Silente, Puebla, Mexico, November, 2020

  • 6 NOMINEE: - BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST DIRECTOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST SCREENPLAY EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST EDITING EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST SOUND DESIGN EXPERIMENTAL FILM; 3 AWARDS -- BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST DIRECTOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST EDITING EXPERIMENTAL FILM-T.I.F.A. - Tietê International Film Awards, São Paulo, Brazil, May, 2021
  • BEST OF THE SEASON SEMI-FINALIST, BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July, 2021
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM, Hodu International film festival, Pondicherry, India, October, 2021
  • 'Best Experimental Short - Special Mention', Accord Cine Fest, Mumbai, India, November, 2021
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM, INDO FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, PONDICHERRY, India, December, 2021
  • The Golden Capybara Award - 3 NOMINEE: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST DIRECTOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST EDITING EXPERIMENTAL FILM; 2 AWARDS - BEST DIRECTOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM - BEST EDITING EXPERIMENTAL FILM - T.I.F.A. - Tietê International Film Awards, São Paulo, Brazil, December, 2021
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT - World Indie Film Awards, United States, December, 2021
  • 5 NOMINEE - BEST SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST EDITING, BEST COSTUME; WINNER - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Brazil New Visions Film Fest, Camaragibe, Brazil, December, 2021
  • Audience Award for The Most Creation of the Year - Online Festival Massachusetts Wideo Fest Film, Hampshire, United States, March, 2022
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Tropic Film Festival, Agrestina, Brazil, March, 2022
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM - Kinocracy Festival - Monthly Film Awards, Minas Gerais, Brazil, May, 2022
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM - OTB | Only The Best Film Awards, MIAMI, United States, June, 2022
  • HONORABLE MENTION - Robinson Film Awards (International Film Festival), Poggiomarino, Italy, June, 2022
  • Best Actor Experimental Film - Vladimir Zolotar'; Best Actress Experimental Film - Natalya Surkova - Amazônia Cinema Awards, Brazil, July, 2022

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