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
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 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
  • 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
  • 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)August 29, 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
  • 8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Outside of California City, CA, USA)September 26, 2019
  • 23rd QUEER FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)October 23, 2019
  • 2nd LINZ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)November 7, 2019

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