Honorable Mention – “Paris In Love” (USA)

Title: Paris In Love
Runtime: 11 min
Country: USA
Director: Alena Henke
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March 31, 2019

Synopsis: Paris in Love was born out of finding cheap tickets to Paris on a Black Friday sale. This production was part magic, part a two-person crew hauling equipment all over a rainy Paris landscape. Every step of the film was treated under the belief that if it worked out, we would make it. If we had an idea, if we found a cheap camera and some sound equipment, if we found a couple of Parisian actors, and so on. This acceptance of fate led to some very hard work and some serious creativity, which made the film making process a blast.

In a digital age, we all want to come off better than we are. Paris in Love is a reminder of that and hopefully allows us some space to laugh at what we’ve collectively become.