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Copyright © 2012 Mark Playne

Love at First Sight

A Shy Lonely Young Man (SLYM) arrives in a new country, in a strange new town.
His world is suddenly lit up when he spots his beautiful neighbour on the balcony opposite his new room. He tries desperately to be noticed, yet she remains stubbornly oblivious to his infatuation. SLYM is not giving up though – he has one more idea to try. Can he catch her attention and win her heart?

Film notes

A gentle film of hope and optimism.
I wished to make a film that was should never feel foreign to anyone. One that did not use a dialect on the soundtrack or need the written word as subtitles. Instead of using dialogue, I chose the most common language of all...the basic raw human emotions of lonliness and love - something that unites us all - whovever we are - where ever we are.

Filmmakers

Director
Assistant Director
Producer
Writer (Original story)
Director of Photography
Camera Assistant
Composer
Production Sound Mixer
Colourist
Wardrobe Artist
Publicist

Companies

Production

Copyright

Copyright © 2012 Mark Playne

Awards and nominations

Best Director - Short Film
12 Aug – 14 Aug | United States
Best Short Film - We Can Do Section
3 Dec – 10 Dec | Greece
Best Short Film - Audience Award
26 Apr – 3 May | United States
Best Comedy Short Film
7 Sep – 9 Sep | United States
Best Romantic Comedy
12 Oct – 13 Oct | United States
Best First Work
10 Oct – 19 Oct | Italy
Shin Young Kyun Arts and Culture Foundation Award
1 Nov – 6 Nov | Korea, South
NOMINATION
Best Actress (Shane Zaza)
9 Mar – 10 Mar | India
NOMINATION
Best Editing
9 Mar – 10 Mar | India
Audience Choice
9 Mar – 10 Mar | India
NOMINATION
Best Cinematography
9 Mar – 10 Mar | India
Best Actor
24 Mar – 28 Mar | India
Best Actor (Shane Zaza)
9 Jun | India
Best Writer and Director
9 Jun | India
Best International Short Film
9 Jun | India
Best Actress (Francesca Binefa)
9 Jun | India
Best Short Film
Festival Internacional Cine Educativo y Espiritual | 2013
16 Jul – 20 Jul | Spain
Best Film - Jury Award
30 Aug – 31 Aug | Australia
NOMINATION
Best Foreign Film
29 Aug – 1 Sep | India
Grand Prize
Krivoy Rog Film Festival | 2013
5 Sep – 7 Sep | Ukraine
People’s Choice Award
Vagrant Film Festival | 2013
22 Sep | Belarus
Honorary Mention - Fiction
Festival Internacional del Cortometraje FIC | 2013
20 Sep – 28 Sep | Argentina
Best Short Movie
Parma International Film Music Festival | 2013
23 Sep – 29 Sep | Italy
Appreciation Award - Excellence in Short Film Making
13 Dec – 15 Dec | India
Best Editing
13 Dec – 15 Dec | India
Best Short Film - Relationship Category
Aahān - Ascend Beyond Aspirations | 2014
15 Jan – 17 Jan | India
Best Short Fiction Film - International
8 Feb – 10 Feb | India
Best Short Film
22 Feb – 23 Feb | United States
Best Spanish Short Film
20 Feb – 28 Feb | Mexico
Best Cinematography - Narrative Film
4 Mar – 8 Mar | United States
Honorable Mention
24 Apr – 3 May | United States
NOMINATION
Short Comedy
6 May – 9 May | United Kingdom
Panorama Audience Award
26 May – 31 May | Macedonia
Honorable Mention - Drama
Hyart Film Festival | 2014
19 Jun – 21 Jun | United States
Best Fiction Film
23 Jun – 26 Jun | Mexico
Audience Award
Shorts@fringe | 2014
1 Jun – 30 Jun | Portugal
Grand Prize
22 Jul – 26 Jul | France
2nd Prize - International Short Film
12 Aug – 16 Aug | Spain
Best Film
20 Aug – 22 Aug | India
Best Director
20 Aug – 22 Aug | India
Best International Short Film
29 Aug – 31 Aug | Portugal
Best Short Film
5 Sep – 7 Sep | Italy
Best International Fiction Film
18 Sep – 20 Sep | India
Film That Changes Perspective Award
Film Festival "Seize this Day with Me" | 2014
22 Sep – 28 Sep | Serbia
2nd Place - Audience Award
17 Oct – 20 Oct | Australia
2nd Place
17 Oct – 20 Oct | Australia
Best Short Film - Art Short
Prvi Kadar | 2014
28 Oct – 31 Oct | Bosnia and Herzegovina
Audience Choice Award
1 Nov | United States
Best Short Film
1 Nov – 2 Nov | United States
NOMINATION
Best Film
Beinten: International Short Film Festival
1 Nov – 9 Nov | Russia
Cinematic Achievement Award
22 Nov – 23 Nov | United States
Best Narrative Short Film
21 Jan – 25 Jan | United States
Best Film - International
Uttarakhand Short Film Festival | 2015
22 Feb | India
Audience Choice Award
24 Mar – 28 Mar | United States
3rd Prize - International Film
16 May – 18 May | India
Best Cinematography
29 May – 31 May | Italy
Best Screenplay
29 May – 31 May | India
Runner-up - Fiction Film
29 May – 31 May | India
Best Art Direction
2 Jun – 4 Jun | United States
Best International Short Film
1 Jun – 7 Jun | Kosovo
Diploma
1 Jun – 7 Jun | Estonia
2nd Prize - Free Theme
Cerano Film: Festival Internazionale di Cortometraggi | 2015
17 Jul – 18 Jul | Italy
Best Short Narrative
16 Oct – 18 Oct | United States
Best Director
16 Oct – 18 Oct | United States
Best Short Film
23 Oct – 25 Oct | United States
Best International Film
26 Oct – 27 Oct | India
Best Foreign Language Film
6 Nov – 7 Nov | United States
Best Foreign Film
13 Nov – 14 Nov | United States
Best Film
17 Nov – 27 Nov | Indonesia
International Award of Outstanding Excellence
17 Nov – 27 Nov | Indonesia
Best Director
19 Feb – 21 Feb | India
Best Cinematography
19 Feb – 21 Feb | India
Runner Up - Foreign Short Film
21 Apr – 30 Apr | United States
Runner Up - Romantic Comedy
21 Apr – 30 Apr | United States
Best Cinematography
21 Apr – 30 Apr | United States
'Winner' Award
19 May – 31 May | Israel
Best Editing
17 Jun – 19 Jun | India
Best Cinematography
17 Jun – 19 Jun | India
Best Actor (Male)
17 Jun – 19 Jun | India

Previous screenings

2011
21 Jun – 27 Jun | Palm Springs, United States
12 Aug – 14 Aug | Hollywood, United States
Best Director - Short Film
30 Sep – 16 Oct | Nicosia, Cyprus
3 Dec – 10 Dec | Corinth & Loutraki, Greece
Best Short Film - We Can Do Section
2012
27 Jan – 31 Jan | Jaipur, India
18 Feb – 26 Feb | Sedona, United States
Aubagne International Film Festival
19 Mar – 24 Mar | Aubagne, France
22 Mar – 30 Mar | Rome, Italy
26 Apr – 3 May | Newport Beach, United States
Best Short Film - Audience Award
25 May – 3 Jun | Park City, United States
16 Jun – 24 Jun | Shanghai, China
35th Festival du Film Court en Plein Air de Grenoble | 2012
3 Jul – 7 Jul | Grenoble, France
30 Aug – 16 Sep | London, United Kingdom
7 Sep – 9 Sep | Fort Collins, United States
Best Comedy Short Film
LA Indie International Film Festival | 2012
7 Sep – 13 Sep | Los Angeles, United States
28 Sep – 30 Sep | Montpellier, France
10 Oct – 19 Oct | Milan, Italy
Best First Work
12 Oct – 13 Oct | Murphys, United States
Best Romantic Comedy
1 Nov – 6 Nov | Korea, South
Shin Young Kyun Arts and Culture Foundation Award
Shot on Red | 2012
4 Dec – 5 Dec | Los Angeles, United States
2013
26 Jan – 27 Jan | Bucharest, Romania
26 Jan – 8 Feb | New Delhi, India
1 Feb – 3 Feb | Bouloire, France
9 Mar – 10 Mar | Bangalore, India
7th International Short Film Festival of India | 2013
9 Mar – 10 Mar | Chennai, India
Audience Choice
2nd Imphal International Short Film Festival | 2013
24 Mar – 28 Mar | Imphal, India
Best Actor
28 Apr – 4 May | Norwich, United Kingdom
7 May – 13 May | Bogota, Colombia
24 May – 26 May | Beirut, Lebanon
7 Jun – 11 Jun | Thiruvananthapuram, India
9 Jun | Surat, India
Best International Short Film
Best Writer and Director
Best Actor (Shane Zaza)
Best Actress (Francesca Binefa)
24 Jun – 28 Jun | Sevilla, Spain
28 Jun – 30 Jun | Frederick, United States
Festival Internacional Cine Educativo y Espiritual | 2013
16 Jul – 20 Jul | Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Spain
Best Short Film
Great Rift Valley Film Festival | 2013
17 Jul – 20 Jul | Nakuru, Kenya
22 Jul – 31 Jul | Procida, Italy
2 Aug – 4 Aug | Augusta, Italy
15 Aug – 19 Aug | Weiterstadt, Germany
22 Aug – 25 Aug | Waterville, Ireland
1st Lakecity International Short Film Festival | 2013
29 Aug – 1 Sep | Bhopal, India
30 Aug – 31 Aug | Heathcote, Australia
Best Film - Jury Award
3 Sep – 8 Sep | Budapest, Hungary
Krivoy Rog Film Festival | 2013
5 Sep – 7 Sep | Krivoy Rog, Ukraine
Grand Prize
Beginning: St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films
13 Sep – 20 Sep | St Petersburg, Russia
Festival Internacional del Cortometraje FIC | 2013
20 Sep – 28 Sep | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Honorary Mention - Fiction
Vagrant Film Festival | 2013
22 Sep | Minsk, Belarus
People’s Choice Award
Parma International Film Music Festival | 2013
23 Sep – 29 Sep | Parma, Italy
Best Short Movie
Comedy Cluj: International Film Festival
11 Oct – 20 Oct | Cluj-Napoca, Romania
17 Oct – 20 Oct | Irvine, United States
23 Oct – 27 Oct | Alington, United States
Pune Short Film Festival | 2013
26 Oct – 30 Oct | Pune, India
Courts des Îles: International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World
9 Nov – 17 Nov | Papeete, French Polynesia
10 Nov – 16 Nov | Calabar, Nigeria
Fenaco: International Short Film Festival
13 Nov – 16 Nov | Cusco, Peru
3rd Weyauwega International Film Festival | 2013
14 Nov – 17 Nov | Weyauwega, United States
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
20 Nov – 27 Nov | Istanbul, Turkey
25 Nov – 30 Nov | Rouen, France
5 Dec – 8 Dec | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kanyakumari International film Festival | 2013
13 Dec – 15 Dec | Kanyakumari, India
Appreciation Award - Excellence in Short Film Making
13 Dec – 15 Dec | Lucknow, India
Best Editing
21 Dec – 27 Dec | New Delhi, India
2014
Curtmiratges: Festival de Curts | 2014
9 Jan | Barcelona, Spain
Quintessence: Ouidah International Film Festival
9 Jan – 13 Jan | Benin
10 Jan – 18 Jan | Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aahān - Ascend Beyond Aspirations | 2014
15 Jan – 17 Jan | Mumbai, India
Best Short Film - Relationship Category
TKRA Aquariuss Photo and Short Film Festival | 2014
22 Jan | Bangalore, India
6 Feb – 16 Feb | Berlin, Germany
8 Feb – 10 Feb | Bihar, India
Best Short Fiction Film - International
20 Feb – 28 Feb | Baja California Sur, Mexico
Best Spanish Short Film
21 Feb – 23 Feb | Johannesburg, South Africa
Short. Sweet. Film Fest | 2014
22 Feb – 23 Feb | United States
Best Short Film
4 Mar – 8 Mar | Fargo, United States
Best Cinematography - Narrative Film
6 Mar – 13 Mar | Austin, United States
6 Mar – 8 Mar | La Pedrera, Uruguay
20 Mar – 23 Mar | Taos, United States
20 Mar – 23 Mar | Nashik, India
2 Apr – 5 Apr | Cagliari, Italy
4 Apr – 6 Apr | Atlantic City, United States
11 Apr – 12 Apr | Zagreb, Croatia
24 Apr – 3 May | Buffalo, United States
Honorable Mention
25 Apr – 27 Apr | Milledgeville, United States
Sound of Silent Film Festival | 2014
29 Apr | Chicago, United States
1 May – 4 May | St Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, United States
6 May – 9 May | Llanelli, United Kingdom
9 May – 17 May | Barranquilla, Colombia
Maharashtra Short Film Festival | 2014
24 May – 26 May | Pune, India
26 May – 31 May | Tetova, Macedonia
Panorama Audience Award
Shorts@fringe | 2014
1 Jun – 30 Jun | Pico Island, Portugal
Audience Award
Viewster Online Film Fest | 2014
12 Jun – 26 Jun | Online, Germany
12 Jun – 26 Jun | Pärnu, Estonia
Hyart Film Festival | 2014
19 Jun – 21 Jun | Wyoming, United States
Honorable Mention - Drama
Muestra Internacional de Cortometraje Ixtenco | 2014
23 Jun – 26 Jun | Ixtenco, Mexico
Best Fiction Film
Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo
14 Jul – 20 Jul | Athens, Greece
22 Jul – 26 Jul | Vébron, France
Grand Prize
26 Jul – 31 Jul | Ferizaj, Kosovo
7 Aug – 10 Aug | Bangor, United States
Asociación de Vecinos del Casco Antiguo de Villajoyosa | 2014
7 Aug – 28 Aug | Villa Joyosa, Spain
Monfragüe Films Festival | 2014
12 Aug – 16 Aug | Cáceres, Spain
2nd Prize - International Short Film
20 Aug – 22 Aug | Mumbai, India
Best Film
Best Director
Farcume: Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Faro | 2014
27 Aug – 30 Aug | Faro, Portugal
27 Aug – 30 Aug | Salerno, Italy
29 Aug – 31 Aug | Aveiro, Portugal
Best International Short Film
5 Sep – 7 Sep | Catania, Italy
Best Short Film
36th Semana Internacional de Cine de Autor de Lugo | 2014
15 Sep – 20 Sep | Logo, Spain
Goa Short Film Festival | 2014
17 Sep – 18 Sep | Goa, India
17 Sep – 21 Sep | Tanger, Morocco
El Dorado Film Festival | 2014
18 Sep – 20 Sep | El Dorado, United States
18 Sep – 20 Sep | New Delhi, India
Best International Fiction Film
Film Festival "Seize this Day with Me" | 2014
22 Sep – 28 Sep | Novi Sad, Serbia
Film That Changes Perspective Award
Multifest | 2014
1 Oct – 4 Oct | Jalisco, Mexico
3 Oct – 5 Oct | Maipu, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 Oct – 12 Oct | Titusville, United States
4 Oct – 7 Oct | St. Cloud, United States
9 Oct – 11 Oct | Louisville, United States
15 Oct – 19 Oct | Baghdad, Iraq
16 Oct – 19 Oct | Gig Harbor, United States
16 Oct – 19 Oct | Laughlin, United States
17 Oct – 20 Nov | Carchi, Ibambura, Pichincha, Ecuador
17 Oct – 20 Oct | Perth, Australia
2nd Place
2nd Place - Audience Award
17 Oct – 19 Oct | Petaluma, United States
Mestre Film Fest | 2014
17 Oct – 18 Oct | Venice, Italy
21 Oct – 24 Oct | Lucerne, Switzerland
22 Oct – 26 Oct | Orlando, United States
Prvi Kadar | 2014
28 Oct – 31 Oct | East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Best Short Film - Art Short
Wanderlust Film Festival | 2014
31 Oct – 2 Nov | Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, India
Вдесятку: Международный Фестиваль короткометражного кино | 2014
Beinten: International Short Film Festival
1 Nov – 9 Nov | Moscow, Russia
1 Nov | Sandpoint, United States
Audience Choice Award
1 Nov – 6 Nov | Kolkata, India
1 Nov – 2 Nov | United States
Best Short Film
3 Nov – 9 Nov | Hamilton, Canada
6 Nov – 13 Nov | Ojai, United States
Cinemafest | 2014
14 Nov – 23 Nov | San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Macaé Cine International Film Festival
17 Nov – 22 Nov | Macaé, Brazil
22 Nov – 23 Nov | Carrboro, United States
Cinematic Achievement Award
10 Dec – 14 Dec | North Hollywood, United States
9th Lecce Film Fest - Cinema Invisibile | 2014
26 Dec – 29 Dec | Lecce, Italy
2015
21 Jan – 25 Jan | Lafayette, United States
Best Narrative Short Film
23 Jan – 24 Jan | Montevideo, Uruguay
23 Jan – 24 Jan | Duncan, United States
Praxis Film Festival | 2015
6 Feb – 7 Feb | Raleigh, United States
12 Feb – 15 Feb | Sanford, United States
16 Feb – 22 Feb | Chennai, India
Uttarakhand Short Film Festival | 2015
22 Feb | Dehradun, India
Best Film - International
27 Feb – 1 Mar | United States
Landshut Short Film Festival
18 Mar – 23 Mar | Landshut, Germany
24 Mar – 28 Mar | Elgin, United States
Audience Choice Award
16 Apr – 18 Apr | Loveland, United States
23 Apr – 26 Apr | Dubuque, United States
24 Apr – 25 Apr | Woodward, United States
Longleaf Film Festival | 2015
2 May | Raleigh, United States
15 May – 16 May | Thalmässing, Germany
16 May – 18 May | Ahmednagar, India
3rd Prize - International Film
29 May – 31 May | Kiev, Ukraine
3rd Fabriano Film Fest | 2015
29 May – 31 May | Fabriano, Italy
Best Cinematography
29 May – 31 May | Mumbai, India
Best Screenplay
Runner-up - Fiction Film
1 Jun – 7 Jun | Estonia
Diploma
1 Jun – 7 Jun | Prishtina, Kosovo
Best International Short Film
Cinema Monster Film Festival | 2015
2 Jun – 4 Jun | Huntingdon, United States
Best Art Direction
Radical Frame Film Series | 2015
2 Jun – 3 Jun | Berlin, Germany
Colortape International Film Festival | 2015
15 Jun | Queensland, Australia
Glastonbury Short Film Festival | 2015
24 Jun – 28 Jun | Glastonbury, United Kingdom
GATFFest: Greater August Town Film Festival | 2015
25 Jun – 28 Jun | Kingston, Jamaica
25 Jun – 28 Jun | Nettuno, Italy
Mykonos Biennale | 2015
2 Jul – 7 Jul | Athens, Greece
Cerano Film: Festival Internazionale di Cortometraggi | 2015
17 Jul – 18 Jul | Como, Italy
2nd Prize - Free Theme
18 Jul – 26 Jul | Zanzibar, Tanzania
31 Jul – 2 Aug | Duluth, United States
Cebu International Film Festival | 2015
15 Aug – 21 Aug | Cebu City, Philippines
21 Aug – 22 Aug | Jeffersonton, United States
26 Aug – 29 Aug | Pale + Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bethel Cinema Filmfest52 | 2015
9 Sep | Bethel, United States
Film Festival About People with Disabilities | 2015
16 Sep – 18 Sep | Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
24 Sep – 26 Sep | Kansas City, United States
26 Sep – 28 Sep | Port Townsend, United States
16 Oct – 18 Oct | Jersey City, United States
Best Short Narrative
Best Director
23 Oct – 25 Oct | Greenbelt, United States
Best Short Film
26 Oct – 27 Oct | Pune, India
Best International Film
6 Nov – 7 Nov | Barcelona, Spain
6 Nov – 7 Nov | Springfield, United States
Best Foreign Language Film
7 Nov – 14 Nov | Erie, United States
7 Nov – 14 Nov | Lancaster, United States
New Haven International Film Festival | 2015
11 Nov – 14 Nov | Bethel, United States
13 Nov – 14 Nov | Eau Claire, United States
Best Foreign Film
International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Comedy | 2015
17 Nov – 27 Nov | Jakarta, Indonesia
Best Film
International Award of Outstanding Excellence
Rafi Peer International Film Festival | 2015
17 Dec – 19 Dec | Lahore, Pakistan
19 Dec – 20 Dec | Chicago, United States
2016
19 Feb – 21 Feb | Sangli, India
Best Director
Best Cinematography
25 Mar – 27 Mar | Mumbai, India
21 Apr – 30 Apr | Alexandria, United States
Best Cinematography
Runner Up - Foreign Short Film
Runner Up - Romantic Comedy
1st Near Nazareth Festival | 2016
19 May – 31 May | Afula, Israel
'Winner' Award
17 Jun – 19 Jun | Panaji, Goa, India
Best Cinematography
Best Actor (Male)
Best Editing
30 Aug – 9 Sep | London, United Kingdom
Joy House Film Festival | 2016
11 Sep | Sydney, Australia

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
Globally acclaimed "Love at First Sight" on its way to Bollywood!
25 Aug 2014 | Bhakti Sakpal | PRLOG
REVIEW
“... A very reassured directing style applied to a lyrical, comedic love story that succeeds in capturing within 14 minutes, much more about the elusive nature of romance and passion than the whole history of the romantic comedy genre in Hollywood. ...”
31 Oct 2012 | Don Corleone | IMDB
REVIEW
“... This film combines a charming, light-touch love story with a lovely dash of humour... ...”
Rating: 10 star
21 Oct 2012 | angela neustatter | IMDB
REVIEW
“... What a way to start my day!... 15 minutes of delight. This short story invoked several rapid fire emotions... humor, curiosity, anxiety and joy. ...”
Rating: 5 stars
18 Jul 2012 | Tip Kilby | IMDB

Latest user comments

This film has depth of expressions and presentation is too good.
i loved it.
Rating
11 Aug 2012 | Akshay Chavan | India

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Love at First Sight has received 3 new awards at Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival. | more...
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