Tomorrow Island

A Film by Gwenn Joyaux

Synopsis

In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded in the Russian side of the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message.

Director

  • Picture of Gwenn Joyaux © Gwenn Joyaux

    Gwenn Joyaux

    Argentine-French multi award-winning director. She is a Talent Buenos Aires - Berlinale Talents (2007). She received a scholarship to attend to the 3º Seminar Program for Professional Latin American and European Film Producers at the Copenhagen Filmskolen.
    She has worked as AD and script supervisor in more than twenty films, commercials and series in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia. She has directed several short films, commercials and documentaries which have been part of the official selection at International Film Festivals in America, Europe and Asia.
    Gwenn is in development on her new feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • TIFF – TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, Tirana, Albania)November 6, 2018
  • PÖFF SHORTS (Official Selection, Tallinn, Estonia)November 23, 2018
  • *SPECIAL JURY MENTION*
    PROMOFEST SUMMER SHORT OF THE YEAR 2019 (Official Selection, Spain)December 10, 2018
  • 1st PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM
    PRÉMIO SOPHIA ESTUDANTE (Porto, Portugal)December 13, 2018
  • 1st SOUTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)February 16, 2019
  • *BEST PERFORMANCE*
    9th WATERSPRITE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cambridge, UK)March 9, 2019
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GUADALAJARA (Official Selection, Guadalajara, Mexico)March 9, 2019
  • ROZE FILMDAGEN (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)March 17, 2019
  • ANDALESGAI, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE LGBTI DE ANDALUCÍA (Official Selection, Sevilla, Spain)March 25, 2019
  • BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)March 30, 2019
  • KINOKI FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE UNIVERSITARIO (Official Competition, International Fiction, Mexico DF, Mexico)March 31, 2019
  • KINOKI FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE UNIVERSITARIO (Official Competition, International Fiction, Mexico DF, Mexico)March 31, 2019
  • 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 24, 2019
  • JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, USA)April 26, 2019
  • *NOMINEE BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM* *NOMINEE BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM* *NOMINEE BEST HAIR & MAKE-UP*
    SOUTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)May 10, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 11th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland)May 22, 2019
  • 4th OWF -OUT WEB FEST (Official Selection, West Hollywood, CA, USA)May 30, 2019
  • QUEERX 2019 (Official Selection, West Hollywood, California, USA)June 1, 2019
  • FESTIVAL DÉTOURS EN CINÉCOURT (Official selection, Saint-Geniès Bellevue, France)June 5, 2019
  • 19th DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official selection, Oklahoma City, USA)June 6, 2019
  • 22th DETOURS EN CINECOURT (Official Selection, Saint-Geniès-Bellevue, France)June 7, 2019
  • 3rd BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 10th KASHISH MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)June 12, 2019
  • *WINNER BEST DIRECTOR FOREIGN DRAMATIC SHORT*
    HOLLYWOOD WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, LA, USA)June 15, 2019
  • QMTY (Official Selection, Monterrey, Mexico)July 4, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong, China)July 6, 2019
  • *WINNER GOLD BEST SHORT – LOVE IS LOVE* *WINNER GOLD BEST ACTRESS* *WINNER SILVER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY* *WINNER BRONZE BEST DIRECTOR – STUDENT* *HONORABLE MENTION BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS* *WINNER ANNUAL QUEEN SUPREME FOR BEST SHORT LOVE IS LOVE*
    1st QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection Annual Screenings & Awards Show Event, Palm Springs, CA, USA)July 14, 2019
  • *WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM*
    REGINA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 16, 2019
  • 24th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, London, UK)September 6, 2019
  • 2nd LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)September 11, 2019
  • 37th CHICAGO LGBTQ+ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, IL, USA)September 19, 2019
  • 13th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Calabria, Italy)September 19, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 8th VISIONI CORTE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaeta, Italy)September 21, 2019
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Outside of California City, CA, USA)September 26, 2019
  • *BEST ACTION / THRILLER SHORT FILM*
    4th TRUJILLO INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trujillo, Peru)September 26, 2019
  • 4th CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)October 3, 2019
  • 30th TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tampa Bay, FL, USA)October 4, 2019
  • IRIS PRIZE (Student Showcase, Cardiff, UK)October 8, 2019
  • FESTIVAL ANGAELICA (Official Selection, Duluth, USA)October 9, 2019
  • 1st ATHENS MARATHON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)October 17, 2019
  • 23rd QUEER FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)October 23, 2019
  • 6th WEST NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alesund, Norway)October 24, 2019
  • 8th CURTA OF GÉNERO - MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL AUDIOVISUAL (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)October 31, 2019
  • 15th EARLY BIRD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2019
  • 8th MOSTRA INT'L AUDIOVISUAL CURTA O GENERO (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)November 1, 2019
  • 8th CURTA OF GÊNERO - MOSTRA INTERNACIONAL AUDIOVISUAL (Official Selection, Fortaleza, Brazil)November 3, 2019
  • *BEST LGBTQ SHORT*
    5th OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)November 5, 2019
  • 20th MEZIPATRA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prague & Brno, Czech Republic)November 7, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019
  • 18th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Emilia, Italy)November 8, 2019
  • SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sardinia, Italy)November 8, 2019
  • 22nd ICARO - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE EN CENTROAMÉRICA (Official Selection, Guatemala)November 8, 2019
  • 9th AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Lagos, Nigeria)November 10, 2019
  • 5th BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)November 16, 2019
  • 12th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)November 19, 2019
  • 20th CORTOGENIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)November 19, 2019
  • 24th CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coimbra, Portugal)November 23, 2019
  • HOLEBI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leuven, Belgium)November 27, 2019
  • SANTO DOMINGO OUTFEST - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE LGBT 2019 (Official Selection, Gazcue, Dominican Republic)November 28, 2019
  • 11th INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MERLINKA (Official Selection, Belgrade, Serbia)December 5, 2019
  • VERTIGO FILM FEST (Official Selection, Milan, Italy)December 5, 2019
  • ALWAR INTERNATIONAL’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alwar, India)January 4, 2020
  • 6th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, CA, USA)January 16, 2020
  • 1st RADICAL WOMYN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)February 5, 2020
  • WOMEN IN MEDIA - NEWARK'S 2020 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Newark, USA)March 25, 2020
  • 20th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM GAY ET LESBIEN DE GRENOBLE (Official Selection, Grenoble, France)April 3, 2020
  • 2nd PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paleochora, Crete, Greece)May 30, 2020
  • VERTIGO FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, Milan, Italy)July 22, 2020
  • 2nd THE BUSH FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, New York, USA)July 31, 2020
  • 52nd FILMETS - BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Badalona, Spain)October 16, 2020

Trailer

Crew

Director
Gwenn Joyaux
Screenplay
Ana Falcon
Producer
Shruti Sidhan
Director of Photography
Michael Tebinka
Production Design
Terje Kähr
Costume Design
Niina Ulfsak
Sound
Gabriel Guerrero Solis
Editor
Absallah Sada
Sound Design
Gabriel Guerrero Solis
Music
Gabriel Guerrero Solis

Cast

Sveta
Daryna Butryk
Ila
Mira Gaydarova
Vlad
Vitali Vassiljiev
Sergeant
Oleg Jashinin
Young Soldier
Jegor Sevastjanov

Details

Running Time
16:28 min
Shooting Format
3.2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Gwenn Joyaux

info@shiroiushi.com
www.shiroiushi.com

FILM SCHOOL & PRODUCTION

Universidade Lusófona, Kino Eyes Master Consortium
Sandra Rocha

sandra.rocha@ulusofona.pt