Pink Velvet Valley

A Film by Sébastien Petretti


A shithole somewhere in Scotland, a cab falling to bits and Alec Calan facing an acute case of Ray-ban addiction : welcome to Pink Velvet Valley!


  • Picture of Sébastien Petretti © Sébastien Petretti

    Sébastien Petretti

    Sebastien started as an assistant director in 2006 on short films and commercials and is now directing full time crafting his own projects and directing both commercials and music videos. He has a love of ironic storytelling with a wonderful eye for framing, detail and intriguing casting. 2013 saw Sebastien shoot three music videos which featured in Promo news, he's completed filming on his first short film commissioned by the Belgian cultural office entitled 'Family For Sale' which is touring the festival circuit at present. Most recently Seb has finished up a short film called Pink Velvet Valley, nominated in a couple of short films festivals like Palm Springs or BFI London. 2015 Seb achieves a couple of commercials in Europe and middle east.

Awards + Festivals

  • 18th BSFF – BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)April 23, 2015
  • 30th FIFF – NAMUR INTERNATL FRENCH-LANGUAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Namur, Belgium)October 2, 2015
  • 59th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)October 7, 2015
  • 18th MECAL – BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 9, 2016
  • REGARD SUR LE COURT- MÉTRAGE AU SAGUENAY (Official Selection, Québec, Canada)March 11, 2016
  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INTL SHORTFEST (Official Selection, USA Premiere, Palm Springs, USA)June 24, 2016
  • 6th QUEBÉC CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada) September 14, 2016
  • 17th CALGARY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada) September 21, 2016
  • 12th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE LA PLATA FESTI-FREAK (Official Selection, La Plata, Argentina) October 14, 2016
  • 14th MANLLEU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manlleu, Spain)November 1, 2016
  • 31st BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)November 8, 2016
  • 17th SLEEPWALKERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Vitamin Pills, Tallinn, Estonia)November 12, 2016
  • 10th SHORT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, Rhode Island, USA)November 26, 2016
  • 10th SHORT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)December 3, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 30th STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER (Int’l Competition, Germany)January 18, 2017
  • INDIEFLICKS 2017 (Official Selection, Manchester & Liverpool, UK)March 1, 2017
  • 18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • 2nd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 16, 2017
    FESTIVAL MICRO&FILMS (Short Film Competition, Centre Le Bournot - Aubenas, France)March 25, 2017
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lansing, MI, USA)April 5, 2017
    18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • 35th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)April 6, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Carolina, USA)April 19, 2017
  • 3rd UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland)April 21, 2017
  • 18th CELLU L’ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Official Selection, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • 9th LEIDEN INT’LSHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (LISFE) (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)May 13, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 3rd ACME COMEDY FILM NIGHT (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)August 2, 2017
  • BEST INDEPENDENTS INTERNATIONAL 2018 (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)December 21, 2017
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 8, 2018
  • 4th LYONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lyons, CO, USA)March 23, 2018
  • 10th FILM FEST PETALUMA (Official Selection, Petaluma, CA, USA)May 5, 2018
  • 2nd FILMPLAYA (Official Selection, Playa del Rey, CA, United States)September 21, 2018
  • 3rd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, NY, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 3rd BERLIN LIBERI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 15, 2018



Sébastien Petretti
Sébastien Petretti
Sébastien Petretti, WFA Pictures
Director of Photography
Sylvain Freyens
Art Direction
Samuel Charbonnot
Alexandre Lechaux
Luca Tontodonati
Lost Tapes


Running Time
Shooting Format
16 mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Dolby 5.1



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299


Serge Abiaad
Distributor - Distributeur
La Distributrice de Films
3858 St-Dominique - 1, Montreal H2W 2A3, Quebec Canada

00 (1) 514 577 9389


Sébastien Petretti