State of Emergency Motherfucker

A Film by Sébastien Petretti

Synopsis

This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw » without being disturbed.« State of Emergency motherfucker» is a surrealistic comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine, normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police is used to it! Every day, they get back at it. Samy and Mehdi aren’t even paying attention to it anymore… the viewer neither. The real question of the movie is to finally discover if Samy did get some on the night of Valentine’s…

Director

  • Picture of Sébastien Petretti © Sébastien Petretti

    Sébastien Petretti

    Sebastien is a Belgian director who started his career as a 1st AD before directing himself. Director for 3 years, he has already made many commercials, music videos and shorts films and has an international career. His short films Family for Sale in 2015 and Pink Velvet Valley in 2016 have been nominated in various festivals (Palm Springs, BFI London, etc). Most recently he has finished up a new short film called « State of emergency motherfucker ! », a satire about the state of emergency.

Awards + Festivals

  • 21st REGARD / FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU COURT METRAGE AU SAGUENAY (Official Selection, Québec, Canada)March 15, 2017
  • 10th SUP' DE COURTS - EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)March 20, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    64th BELGRADE DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Serbia)March 30, 2017
  • 2nd ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Fiorano Modenese, Italy)May 5, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales) May 8, 2017
  • 6th PLOIESTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (War Zone Program, Romania)May 11, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    SHORT TO THE POINT MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)June 5, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • *BEST PERFORMANCE*
    WILDSOUND FEEDBACK FILM AND SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)June 28, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 11th MOSCA - CAMBUQUIRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Showcase, Cambuquira, Brazil)July 19, 2017
  • ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania)August 7, 2017
  • MIDDLE COAST FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 8th ORSCHELER FILMFEST (Official Selection, Oberursel, Germany)August 18, 2017
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRIDGE OF ARTS (Non-Competitive Programme, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)August 23, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 4th FICLAPAZ - LA PAZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolivia)September 6, 2017
  • 5th DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Non-Competitive Section "World Visions", Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan)September 9, 2017
  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION*
    5th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 10, 2017
  • 9th SEOUL INT'L EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, South Korea)September 12, 2017
  • 18th CALGARY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 20, 2017
  • 4th LONG WEEK_END DU COURT 2017 (Official Selection, Trois-Rivières (Québec), Canada)September 24, 2017
  • 6th FESTIVAL TOURNEZ-COURT (Hors Compétition, Saint-Etienne, France)September 26, 2017
  • 22nd MILANO FILM FESTIVAL (International Short Film Competition, Milan, Italy)September 28, 2017
  • 5th WORLD OF FILM INT'L FESTIVAL GLASGOW (Official Selection, Glasgow, U.K.)September 28, 2017
  • 10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Int’l Section, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 6th INT'L TOUR FILM FESTIVAL (Competition in Fiction Category, Rome, Italy)October 4, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 14th SEDICICORTO IFFF (Out of Competition LIGHT, Forlì, Italy)October 6, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT*
    11th BUFFALO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buffalo, NY, USA)October 6, 2017
  • 16th XXS SHORTFILMFESTIVAL DORTMUND (Official Selection, Dortmund, Germany)October 7, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 15th SANTA CRUZ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz, CA, USA)October 11, 2017
  • 2nd AWORD INDIE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)October 11, 2017
  • 7th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CYPRUS (Official Selection, Cyprus)October 14, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 2nd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 3rd AS IFF ALL SHORTS IRVINGTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Irvington, New York, USA)October 21, 2017
  • 36th FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA INTERNATIONAL EN ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE (Espace Court , Canada)October 28, 2017
  • 15th CATACUMBA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Godella, Spain)October 31, 2017
  • 37th HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 2, 2017
  • 5th COLCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 3, 2017
  • 16th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 3, 2017
  • 5th WAG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Terranuova Bracciolini, Italy)November 9, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • THE LIVERPOOL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Liverpool, U.K.)November 10, 2017
  • 4th FILMKREIS SHORTS EVENT (Official Selection, Darmstadt, Germany)November 11, 2017
  • 16th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE ALMERÍA (Int'l Competition, Spain)November 12, 2017
  • 16th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE ALMERÍA (Int'l Competition, Spain)November 12, 2017
  • 6th AUSTIN COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, TX, USA)November 14, 2017
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM*
    7th INT'L FRONTALE FILMFESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Vienna, Austria)November 15, 2017
  • 2nd FESTIVAL COURT EN SCÈNE (Int. Competition, Troyes / La Chapelle Saint-Luc, France)November 17, 2017
  • 23rd ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)November 19, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT SHORT*
    3rd PARIS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 19, 2017
  • 18th SLEEPWALKERS - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tallinn, Estonia)November 21, 2017
  • 2nd BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 23, 2017
  • 10th TANGIER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Morocco)November 28, 2017
  • SAN JOSÉ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, CA, USA)December 7, 2017
  • SANTA MONICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Monica, CA, USA)December 9, 2017
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF WALES (Official Selection, Wales, United Kingdom)December 9, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • LE JOUR LE PLUS COURT (SHORT FILM DAY) (Screening, Int'l Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus)December 21, 2017
  • 11th ARKANSAS SHORTS - A NIGHT OF SHORT FILM (Official Selection, Hot Springs, Akansas, USA)January 6, 2018
  • 3rd CARIBBEAN SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pampatar, Venezuela)January 11, 2018
  • 18th MALIBU INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)January 13, 2018
  • 3rd INDIEFLICKS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Manchester, England)February 7, 2018
  • 3rd INDIEFLICKS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Liverpool, England)February 12, 2018
  • 3rd FESTMEDALLO - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE MEDELLIN (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)February 17, 2018
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malaga, Spain)February 20, 2018
  • 7th WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)February 22, 2018
  • 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 3, 2018
  • 19th BUNTER HUND - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)March 8, 2018
  • *EUROPE IN 19 MINUTES - JURY AWARD*
    19th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • 24th INT'L SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • 20th MECAL, BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL SHORT AND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 15, 2018
  • 8th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson Heights, NY, USA)March 15, 2018
  • *BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM*, *DIRECTOR HONORABLE MENTION*, *BEST SCREENPLAY*, *BEST LEAD ACTORS (YASSINE FADEL and ILIAS BOUANANE)*, *EDITING HONORABLE MENTION*, *THIRD AUDIENCE AWARD*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 16, 2018
  • 29th FESTIVAL MAMERS EN MARS (Official Selection, Mamers, France)March 23, 2018
  • 20th MAUFILMMERN KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Memmingen, Germany)March 31, 2018
  • 2nd FESCISA - SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)April 3, 2018
  • 34th EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE (Official Selection, Lille, France)April 6, 2018
  • 27th FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (International Shorts Program, Maitland, Florida, USA)April 6, 2018
  • 31st BOLZANO FILM FESTIVAL BOZEN (Best of Landshuter Kurzfilmtage, Bozen, Italy)April 10, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 18th LA.MEKO - INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landau, Germany)April 16, 2018
  • 30th FILMFEST DRESDEN 2018 (Official Selection, Dresden, Germany)April 17, 2018
  • 9th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)April 18, 2018
  • 29th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bucharest, Romania)April 18, 2018
  • 4th UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, UK)April 19, 2018
  • 19th CELLU L'ART - KURZFILMFESTIVAL JENA (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)April 24, 2018
  • 15th FESTIVAL DU FILM COURT D'ANGOULEME (Official Selection, Angoulême, France)April 25, 2018
  • 2nd LE MUP - INTERNATIONAL HUMANIST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Officially Selection, Montreal, Canada)April 27, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 9th NEW YORK CITY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 7, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*, *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST EDITOR*
    1st SOUTH AFRICAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa)May 24, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION - STUDENT PUBLIC JURY*
    4th LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)May 30, 2018
  • *WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD INT’L SHORTS*
    13th DER PHANTASTISCHE TRASHFILM (Official Selection, Kassel, Germany)June 8, 2018
  • 26th ART FILM FEST KOSICE (Official Selection, Košice, Slovakia)June 15, 2018
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD (Official Selection, Detmold, Germany)June 21, 2018
  • 7th CARDIFF MINI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, UK)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd REALTIME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ikeja, Nigeria)June 24, 2018
  • NEW YORK LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)June 25, 2018
  • 10th CINEGLOBE FILM & VR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geneva, Switzerland)June 28, 2018
  • 2nd BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 28, 2018
  • 1st REACT FILM FEST (Official Selection, Cantazaro, Italy)June 28, 2018
  • SHORTCUTZ FIGUEIRA DA FOZ - JULY SESSION (Official Selection, Figueira da Foz, Portugal)July 13, 2018
  • 5th KO:SH FILM FEST - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 17, 2018
  • 23rd SAN GIÒ VERONA VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Verona, Italy)July 23, 2018
  • 15th FILM SHARING - INT. LOW & NO BUDGET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TOUR 2018 (Official Selection, Stuttgart & Heilbronn, Germany)July 27, 2018
  • 19th LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pisticci, Italy)August 1, 2018
  • 11th LVIV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)August 6, 2018
  • 14th AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)August 11, 2018
  • 3rd THE BLACK SEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vama Veche, Romania)August 26, 2018
  • 2nd FILMPLAYA (Official Selection, Playa del Rey, CA, United States)September 21, 2018
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL BEST OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, La Ciotat, France)September 24, 2018
  • 44th EDITION OF FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)October 19, 2018
  • 3rd SICK ‘N’ WRONG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)November 2, 2018
  • 13th FIFAVA D'ANGLET PAYS BASQUE (Official Selection, Anglet, France)November 16, 2018
  • 7th SHORTS THAT ARE NOT PANTS (Official Selection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)November 23, 2018
  • 3rd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 19, 2018
  • 1st MONDO CULT FILM VARIETY SHOWCASE #3 (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)December 29, 2018
  • 23rd CINE-MANIACS FILMFEST (Official Selection, Türkheim, Germany)March 23, 2019
  • 36th BUSAN INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Busan, Korea)April 24, 2019
  • 8th CINEMA LLIURE A LA PLATJA (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)July 27, 2019

Crew

Screenplay
Sébastien Petretti
Producer
Francois Mercier, Giuseppe Conti, Sébastien Petretti
Director
Sébastien Petretti
Director of Photography
Piet Deyaert
Art Direction
Charlie Cantraine
Costume Design
Natalie Van der meulen
Sound
Renaud Dufour
Sound Design
Christophe Loerke
Music
Killasoundyard

Details

Running Time
5:34 mins
Shooting Format
Alexa 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Sound
Stereo & Dolby

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Wiegersma Fine Art
26 av de Stalingrad
1000 Brussels, Belgium

DIRECTOR

Sébastien Petretti

petretti@me.com
www.vimeo.com/sebastienpetretti