THE SAVERINI WIDOW

By Loïc Gaillard



Early Film enthusiast, Loïc studies and graduates from ESEC in 2004. He starts assuming different positions on short films and music videos. Little by little, screenwriting becomes his main activity. He writes with several directors which allows him to collaborate to various projects such as feature films, short films, TV fiction and series. He co-writes The Fear with Damien Odoul and Aude Py (2015 Jean Vigo Award). What is hidden in snow is his first short as a director in 2016. The short is screened in many festivals around the world and is broadcast on OCS, BeTV, ShortsTV & TV5 Monde. The Saverini Widow (2020) is his second short.

French Festivals:
. 13th les Nuits MED Festival (July 2020)
. 5th  Festival Phare of Arles (July 2020) – Jury Award
. 33rd International Film Festival of Vébron (France, July 2020)
​. 18th Unifrance Award (August 2020)
. 12th Armoricourt Festival (September 2020) – Audience Award
. 7th International Film Festival of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (France, October 2020)
. 38th Edition Arte Mare (France, October 2020) - Hors les murs Award
. 69th Size doesn't matter Festival - Paris (France, October 2020)
. Concours de Courts (France, April 2021)
. 8th Festival Combat (July 2021)
. 33rd Festival Clap89 (July 2021)
. Film Festival of Lama (July-August 2021)
. 20th International Insular Film Festival of Groix (August 2021)
. 3rd Festival Format Court, Paris (November 2021)     
. Cinema Festival of Orry-La-Ville (France, November 2021)

 International Festivals:
. Short to the Point (Romania, June 2020) – Best film Award, Best cinematography Award, Best leading actress Award,
Best screenplay Award

. 38th Rhode Island Film Festival (USA, August 2020) – Best actress First Prize
. FICICA 20 – International Short Film Festival Cine a la Calle (Colombia, August 2020) – Best international film Award
. CIFF – Creation International Film Festival (USA, August 2020) – Best Narrative, Best actress award, Best cinematography award,
Best costume design, Best Horror/ Thriller short, Best lighting design, Best Sound Design

. 48th Festival of Nations (Austria, September 2020)
. 5th Footcandle (USA, September 2020)
. TiSSF, 14th Thess International Shorts Film Festival (Greece, October 2020)
. Tortona Indie Film Session (Italy, October 2020)
. Indie Suspense Horror SciFi Fest (Usa, October 2020) – 3rd Award
. 7th Mini-Fest Sacramento (USA, October 2020)
. 48th Edition of CURTAS, Imaginary Film Festival (Spain, October-November 2020)
. 21st Izmir International Short Film Festival (Turkey, November 2020)
. 16th FICPA - Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto (Colombia, November 2020) - Best international short film Award
. 11th French Film Festival of Jeju (South Korea, November 2020)
. 26th Cinémania Film Festival of Montréal (Canada, November 2020)
. 26th international Film Festival Gilden Beggar (Slovakia, November 2020) - Grand Prix Golden Beggar award for the Production company
. 37th International Short Film Festival of Theran (Iran, November 2020)
. 23rd French Film Festival of Prague (Czech Republic, November 2020)
. 7th Goa Short Film Festival (India, December 2020)
. 12th Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Roberto di Chiara (Argentina, December 2020) - 2nd Fiction Award
. Moscow Shorts ISFF Awards (Russia, December 2020) - Best director Award
. Prague International Monthly Film Festival PIMFF (Czech Republic, January 2021) - Best short Award
. 16th Beloit International Film Festival (USA, February 2021) - Best narrative fiction
. 3rd Melbourne Short Film Festival (Australia, February 2021) - Best Short Film
. 15th Taos Shortz Film Festival (Mexico, March 2021)
. SFTF Film Festival (Colombia, April 2021)   
. 45th Cleveland International Short Film Festival CIFF45 (USA, April 2021)                                                                                 
. London Shorts (England, April 2021). 4th IBICINE - Ibiza Festival (Spain, April-May 2021) - Best International Short                                 
. 45ème Cleveland International Short Film Festival CIFF45 (USA, Avril 2021)                                                                                               
. Fisheye Film Festival (England, April-May 2021)                                                                                                                                         
. 4th IBICINE - Festival de Ibiza (Spain, April-May 2021)                                                                                                                                
. 11th Cyborg Film Festival (Italy, May-June 2021)
. 7th End of Days Film Festival (USA, May 2021) - Best film Award, Best period piece Award, Best production design Award, Best female actor Award                                                                                                                    
. 1st Bizarrya Short FIlm Festival (Portugal, May 2021)                                                                                                                                   
. 6th Inca Imperial International Film Festival (Peru, May 2021)                                                                                                                     
. 6th FECIBogotá International Independent Film Fair (Colombia, June 2021)   
. 11th Pune Short Film Festival (India, June 2021)                                                                                             
. Moscow Shorts (Russia, July 2021)                                                                                                                                                               
. 26th Stony Brook Film Festival (USA, July 2021) - Best jury Award for Best short                                                                                                                                         
. Moscow Shorts Annual Event 2021 (Russia, August 2021) - Best director Award, Best actress Award
. 16th AsterFest International Film Festival (Macedonia, August 2021) - Grand Prix -Golden Horseshoe                                                                                                           
. 18th Cheongju International Short Film Festival (Korea, August 2021)                                                                                                   
. 18th Fear no Film Festival (USA, August 2021) – Grand jury Honorable mention: Visual Storytelling, Audience Award: Best Midnight Short     
. 18th Cheongju International Short Film Festival (South Korea, August 2021)
. 20th El Pecado International Short Film Competition (Spain, August 2021) – Best fiction short film Award
. The Black Sea Film Festival (Roumania, August 2021) – Best actress Award for Christiane Conil
. Corto di Sera (Italy, August 2021) – Best international short film Award      
. 2021 Horror Film Awards (USA, August 2021)              
. 10th Festival Alhama Ciudad de Cine (Spain, August 2021)                                                                                                        
. 18th Annual Salento International Film Festival SIFF 2021 (Italy, September 2021)                                                                                      
. 8th Torino Underground Cinefest (Italy, September 2021)    
. DC Shorts International Film Festival 2021 (USA, September 2021)    
. Rome Independent Cinema Festival 2021 (Italy, September 2021)
. Portobello Film Festival 2021 (UK, September 2021)
. Fluvione Film Festival (Italy, September 2021)
. 8th Firenze FilmCorti Festival (Italy, September 2021)
. Ciudad del Este Independent Film Festival (Uruguay, September 2021) - Best fiction Award
. Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada, October 2021)    
. 22nd Cellu l’art Short Film Festival Jena (Germany, October 2021) - Audience Award
. International Film Festival Kinenova 2021 (Macedonia, October 2021)
. 6th FECIS – Salto Independent Film Festival (Uruguay, October 2021) - Best short film narrative Award
. 8th Annual SciFi Film Festival in Sydney (Australia, October 2021)
. 2021 Capital City Film Festival (USA, October 2021)
. Cardiff International Film Festival (UK, October 2021)
. 25th COLCOA Festival (USA, November 2021)    
. Annual Copenhagen Film Festival 2021 (Denmark, November 2021)                                                                                      

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. France 3                                                                                                                                                                                                       
. Shorts TV

Synopsis: Bonifacio 1883, extreme south of Corsica. The widow of the late Saverini lives in an isolated house near the cliffs, with her only son Antoine, and her dow. During the day, she assists women giving birth in town. One night her son is killed in a clash. The murderer flees to Sardinia. Her world falls to pieces...

Drama - 19'50'' - 2K - 2,39 - Coulor - France 2020

Casting: Christiane Conil, Toussaint Martinetti, Cédric Appietto, Marie-Pierre Nouveau
Director: Loïc Gaillard
Screenplay: Loïc Gaillard & Wilfried Méance, freely inspired by the novel Une Vendetta by Guy de Maupassant.
Production: Jonathan Hazan
Cinematographer: Boubkar Benzabat
Set Designer: Astrid Tonnellier
Costume Designer: Chouchane Abello-Tcherpachian
Sound: Laurent Blahay
Editor: Alice Petit
Sound Editor & Sound Mixer: Sylvain Réty   
Composer: Pierre-Antoine Durand

Produced by Les Films du Cygne.
With the supports of the CNC, of the Corsica Regional Fund, in partnership with the CNC, of France 3, of the ADAMI and of the PROCIREP and the ANGOA.