STATUS:
COMPLETED – FESTIVAL+COMPETITION CIRCUIT
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SYNOPSIS
DIVIDE BY ZERO

Julian is questioned about his actions, but things quickly reveal themselves to be different than he had always believed.

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NOTABLE SCREENINGS, AWARD WINS & NOMINATIONS:


🎊 Divide by Zero WINS BEST SHORT FICTION IN FICTION CHALLENGE IN INDIA 🎊
[21 Sep 2021]

It was great news again for the MONKEYSHOOT STUDIOS team, when Divide by Zero was nominated once again – this time as an official In Selection entry at the Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge competition in India. We were honoured to be included in a festival that believes “…in the power of creativity, scope of imagination and beauty of the art of storytelling.” and strives to push stories from around the world to a broad audience abroad.

The good feelings increased as Divide by Zero went on to win BEST SHORT FICTION at the competition, with recognition going to director Maarten Bun and writers Lawant and Matt Jaems.


🎊 MONKEYSHOOT STUDIOS IS PROUD TO ADD ANOTHER AWARD TO OUR HONORS LIST FOR Divide by Zero AT VOFF VONLINE FILMFEST, IN ITALY 🎊
[30 Aug 2021]

The short sci-fi film “Divide by Zero” was again In Selection, this time at the 5th edition of the VOFF Vonline Filmfest in Italy. The festival has a mission to “…cultivate spaces for independent filmmakers…” and to “…celebrate extraordinary films…”, so we were happy to see the film included in the exciting selection.

The film pipped 15 other shortlisted competitors to the post, winning BEST SHORT FILM for the film’s producers Matt Jaems, Maarten Bun, Hans Dekker, Marcel Morcus, Helmut Ramak, Nicole Steendam and Vincenzo Toscani and for the film’s director Maarten Bun.


🎊 Divide by Zero PLAYS ‘IN OFFICIAL SELECTION’ IN THE CALIFORNIA INDIES COMPETITION IN SANTA MONICA, USA 🎊
[13 Aug 2021]

Divide by Zero was shortlisted in the following competition categories: Best Short Film Producer to Matt Jaems, Best Cinematographer to Joas Burggraaf, Best Short Film Poster to Nicole Steendam, Best Actor to Matthijs ten Kate, Best Science Fiction to MONKEYSHOOT STUDIOS, director Maarten Bun, Best Independent Short Film to Monkeyshoot Studios, director Maarten Bun, Best Produced Script to MONKEYSHOOT STUDIOS, writers Lawant and Matt Jaems, producers Matt Jaems, Maarten Bun, Hans Dekker, Marcel Morcus, Helmut Ramak, Nicole Steendam and Vincenzo Toscani 🙂

The whole team congratulates Nicole Steendam with her award win for BEST SHORT FILM POSTER – which she so attentively designed for Divide by Zero – in the California Indies competition in LA. Well deserved!


🎊 Divide by Zero LANDS ‘IN SELECTION’ AGAIN IN SCIENCE-FOCUSED BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL! 🎊
[17 Jul 2021]

The short sci-fi film “Divide By Zero” was screened at the BrisSciFilm 2021 festival — a special science-orientated film festival in the city of Bristol in the UK — and was in consideration for the best Science Fiction (Professional) film award, during its United Kingdom première screening.

This was MONKEYSHOOT STUDIOS‘ first new submission after ‘FILMAPALOOZA’ earlier in the year year.


🎊 Divide by Zero OFFICIALLY ‘IN SELECTION’ AND HONORED IN SPECIAL KICKOFF SCREENING AT GLOBAL FESTIVAL BASED IN WASHINGTON DC 🎊
[22 Mar 2021]

Divide by Zero played in the largest short film festival in the world – the mega FILMAPALOOZA!
The mad thing? FILMAPALOOZA has nearly 50,000 fans globally.
Madder still? The film was one of ten award-winning films (out of 74!) to kick off the whole four-day event in a Special Screening event.

We’re honored to have been featured in that epic international festival.


🎊 Divide by Zero WINS 2020 ONE-REELER BEST SCREENPLAY AND AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN LA 🎊
[29 Jan 2021]

In its sophomore competition – again a global event, this time hosted in Hollywood – Divide by Zero was nominated in no less than six categories, including Best Short Film, Best Actor (for Matthijs Ten Kate), Best Cinematography (for Joas Burggraaf), Best Director (for Maarten Bun), Best Music (for Steffen ‘t Hart) and Best Screenplay (for Lawant and Matt Jaems). The film competed against hundreds of other submissions, placing as a finalist for five of its nominations as well as in the top 30 to win the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (which it did) and earning the BEST SCREENPLAY award.

With very high scores across the board, this marked an excellent step for the film and the team alike.


The people have spoken…
🎊 Divide by Zero IS THE 2020 4PFP WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNER 🎊
[14 Dec 2020]

After competing against other filmmaking teams around the world, the title of AUDIENCE CHOICE for the entire, global Four Points Film Project goes to MONKEYSHOOT STUDIOS for Divide by Zero!

We couldn’t be more proud… or could we?

Turns out we could – because Divide by Zero also won the BEST FILM (BRONZE) 🥉 position from the panel of expert judges, competing against 92 other short films from around the world. That’s a lot of pride! We couldn’t be… oh, wait!

Turns out we can be still even more proud: because our superb director of photography Joas Burggraaf won BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER for his work on Divide by Zero! 🎥

Just. Wow.

Thank you to all those who viewed and voted in the Audience Choice awards.

This short was created for the 4PFP 2020 global event and we thank all talent, crew and companies involved in its making for their passion, patience and professionalism.