Personal Spectator

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 13, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 17, 19:00 (SOUR)


Country of Origin: Belgium
Year of Production: 2005
Duration: 14’30“
Category: Fiction

Director: Emmanuel Jespers
Screenplay: Emmanuel Jespers
Cinematographer: Glynn Speeckaert
Editor: Emmanuel Jespers
Music: Marc Engels, Carine Zimmerlin
Producer: Emmanuel Jespers
Cast: Emily Hamilton, Tom Harper

Synopsis: In an almost deserted self-service a woman is accosted by a guy offering her a brand new and quick therapy to cure her seemingly bland existence: looking at her for 5 minutes, until she starts feeling that she exists. The woman thinks of a joke… It isn’t. And it has unpredictable consequences.

Festivals & Awards: Ghent International Film Festival Belgium (Best Film), Heart of Gold International Film Fest Australia 2007 (Nominee – Best Foreign Film), WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival USA 2007 (Best Comedy/Adaptation), Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons Belgium 2007 (Arte Belgium Award), International Film Festival of Drama Greece 2007 (Best Actress: Emily Hamilton), Capalbio International Short Film Festival Italy 2007 (Best Subject), Festival Internacional de Filmets Badalona Spain 2007 (Best European Film, Best Actress: Emily Hamilton), Miami International Short Film Festival USA 2007 (Opening Ceremony, Nominee – Best Narrative Film), Interfilm Berlin Germany 2007 (Special Mention of Jury Award), Rhode Island International Film Festival USA 2007 (Opening Ceremony, Best Screenplay), Media 10-10 Belgium 2006 (Press Jury Award, BeTV Award), International Short Film Festival Detmold Germany 2007, Avignon International Film Festival 2007, Festival Le Court en Dit Long France 2007, Festival International du Film Independant Belgium 2007, International Short Film Festival Bristol UK 2007, Short Cuts Cologne Germany 2007, Festival International du Film d’Amiens France 2007, DC Shorts Int Short Film Fest USA 2007, Los Angeles Int Short Film Fest USA 2007, Woods Hole Int Film Fest USA 2007