A Short Film About a Middle-Aged Online Acquaintance "At Last" Wins Two International Film Awards

The short film "At Last," from the producers of "Behind the Blinds aka Filmmaking 101" Anna Skrypka and Charles Ancelle, was honored with two international festival awards.

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The 12 Months Film Festival, an international film event for filmmakers from all continents, has chosen “At Last” as Fiction of the Month. The International Independent Film Awards named the film Narrative Short Gold Winner 2016.

 “At Last” is a romantic comedy about a socially awkward middle-aged man. His online girlfriend unexpectedly turns up at his house with the clear intention to become physically intimate. The film was shot at one location in Los Angeles based on Skrypka’s original idea and script.

“The characters represented in this story are very often left out from modern films. So we did our best to fill the gap, and keep the plot light and entertaining,” says Skrypka.

Currently “At Last” is collecting awards and nominations around the globe, including Best Director (International New York Film Festival) and Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Leading Role (The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice).

“We are excited that festival juries appreciated the acting as well as our compelling and simple story. It is both this good start at the festival circuit and the positive feedback from industry professionals that inspire us to make a feature film based on ‘At Last,’” shares film producer Ancelle.

“At Last” is still participating in a number of festivals and will be released for a general audience on ASCA Films Channel in June 2016.

The creative tandem Skrypka and Ancelle is known for producing the web series “Behind the Blinds aka Filmmaking 101.” Their first comedy “John Bondage” was among the nominees at the Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes; the film also received the Best Actor award at the International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts and various positive reviews. The American-Filipino film “Waves” had a successful wide release in the Philippines and will soon be released in Europe.


12 Months Film Festival – December 2015 - Fiction Of The Month

International Independent Film Awards - Narrative Short Gold Winner 2016

International New York Film Festival - Certificate of Merit Winner, Best Director -Anna Skrypka


The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice – May 7-13th 2016 -

Best short comedy (Anna Skrypka) and Best actor in leading role (Lee Shcall)

OFFICIAL selection

Maryland International Film Festival (Hagerstown) – April 1-3rd  2016

Silver Springs International Film Festival (Ocala) – April 4-10th  2016

10th Manhattan Film Festival (NYC) – April 13-24rd 2016

12th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival July 04-09, 2016

III Toronto World International Film Festival (Toronto) – September 23-29th 2016

SINGAPORE World International Film Festival (Singapore) – September 30 - October 6th 2016

Los Angeles World International Film Festival (Los Angeles)  - October  14-20th 2016

New York World International Film Festival (NYC) - October 21 -28 th, 2016


Categories: Movies, Comedy, Arts and Entertainment

Tags: Asca films, At Last, short film

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