Click the link below to watch Le Weekend:

https://vimeo.com/42273306

Le Weekend is also represented by CFMDC:
http://www.cfmdc.org/node/2752 

Winner Best Short Film – 2007 Milan G&L Film Festival.
Special commendation – 2007 Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff
Winner Riley-Metzger Jury Award for Best Short Film – 2008 Calgary GLFF
Sold to SBS TV in Australia and MTV Networks in the US and distributed in the UK by Peccadillo Pictures.

Shot entirely on Super 8 film and taking an exhaustive 5 weeks from conception to completion, “Le Weekend” pays homage to Jean-Luc Godard, and uses the backdrop of London to great effect.

Written by Nyah Farier and Timothy Smith, the film stars Egyptian-born actor Omar and Brazilian-born actor/model Fernando Peres.

Synopsis:

A young, cynical French film student comes to London for the weekend to make a film project for his course.

Disillusioned by his London experience, he’s befriended by a stranger who shows him a side of the city, and himself, that he never would have seen.

The story unfolds through his Super 8 film footage, and his voice-over narration gives us an insight into his thoughts and feelings throughout the journey.

Format: SUPER 8 FILM
Duration: 14min 30sec
Year of Production: 2007

The film’s soundtrack includes music from:

ElectricStreetPolice

SonicArt

ScoreDraw Music

News Update February 2009:

Le Weekend is now represented by Peccadillo Pictures and appears on the Boys on Film Vol 1: Hard Love DVD

https://www.peccapics.com/product/boys-on-film-1-hard-love/ 

News update February 2008:
Le Weekend has been sold to MTV Networks USA for broadcast on their LOGO Channel and website:
www.logoonline.com

The film has also been sold to SBS TV for broadcast in Australia.
www.sbs.com.au


FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
June 8, 2008
Le Weekend receives Riley-Metzger Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Calgary GLFF.

October 6, 2007
Le Weekend receives special commendation at The Iris Prize Festival.
The largest L&G Film Prize in the world.
Thirty of the best short films were selected from the International Film Festival Circuit and the winner received a £25000 prize.
Four films were given special commendations.
Read the press here:
http://www.irisprize.org/blog07/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7032376.stm

June 7, 2007
Le Weekend has just won the Best Short Film Award
at the Milan Gay & Lesbian Film Festival:
www.cinemagaylesbico.com

The Festival Jury made this statement:

Premio per il miglior cortometraggio al film:

Le Weekend di Timothy Smith

“Un film che sceglie di utilizzare una tecnica inusuale quale la
soggettiva continua per raccontarci in maniera originale i complessi
rapporti tra omosessuali ed eterosessuali, sfruttando la bravura dei
due protagonisti per arrivare ad un finale secco e malinconico. Dopo ‘The Bigger The Better’ e ‘Attack’, una brillante conferma del talento registico del 35enne Timothy Smith.”

…and here’s the translation:

Best Short Film:

Le Weekend, by Timothy Smith

“A film that chooses an unusual technique like the continuous
subjective shot to tell in an original way the complex relationships between homosexuals and heterosexuals, making the most of its actors’ excellence to eventually offer us a melancholic ending. After “The Bigger, the Better” and “Attack”, a brilliant confirmation of director Timothy Smith’s talent.”


FESTIVALS

2007

21st London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: www.llgff.org.uk

Milan Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: www.cinemagaylesbico.com

Newfest. New York LGBT Festival: www.newfest.org

Mostra Lambda. International GLFF Barcelona: www.cinemalambda.com

InDPanda, Hong Kong International Short Film Festival: www.indpanda.com

Copenhagen GLFF: www.cglff.dk

Lisbon GLFF: www.lisbonfilmfest.com

Dublin ILGFF (as part of a special Iris Prize programme): www.gaze.ie

The Best of Newfest@BAM: www.bam.org

Madrid LGFF: www.lesgaicinemad.com

Paris GLFF: http://ffglp.net

Washington DC LGFF: www.reelaffirmations.org

Mix Brasil Festival: www.mixbrasil.uol.com.br

Seattle LGFF: www.seattlequeerfilm.com

Iris Prize Festival: www.irisprize.org

Finland LGFF: www.tuseta.fi/vinokino

Chicago GLFF: www.reelingfilmfestival.org

Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival: www.curtacinema.com.br

Portland LGFF: www.plgff.org

2008

London Short Film Festival: www.shortfilms.org.uk

Brisbane Queer Film Festival: www.bqff.com.au

Verzaubert International Queer Film Festival: www.verzaubertfilmfest.com

Bloomington Indiana GLFF: http://buskirkchumley.org/PRIDE

Bilbao LGFF: www.zinegoak.com

Calgary LGFF: www.fairytalesfilmfest.com

Toronto LGFF: www.insideout.on.ca

Warsaw GLFF: www.pryzmatfestiwal.art.pl

Regina LGFF

North Carolina LGFF: www.carolinatheatre.org

Vancouver LGFF: www.outonscreen.com


Quicklinks to other films:

ATTACK

THE BIGGER THE BETTER