Diploma project, ECAL 2010


by David Maye

Teacher(s): Frédéric Mermoud et Lionel Baier

In front of the college where he teaches, Olivier meets a girl who's asking for money. He recognizes Angela, his love from the past. Embarrassed, she leaves. The next day, he meets her again and invites her for a sandwich. She accepts. When Olivier has to pay, he does not find his wallet anymore and Angela has gone. Upset and fascinated, he will follow her in the city. Till what point is he going to trace her?

“ Angela, un ange perdu dans la ville. Une très belle prestation de l’actrice Nina Langensand dans un court-métrage de David Maye. Nourri par une expérience personnelle, le jeune réalisateur valaisan arrive à transposer avec grâce et sans tomber dans le cliché, la nature insaisissable de son personnage. ”

Festivals and Prizes


  • Istanbul, 23rd Istanbul International Short Film Festival
  • Namur, 26e Festival international du film francophone Namur
  • Sofia, 15th Sofia International Film Festival
  • Rotterdam, 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Competition
  • Solothurn, 46. Solothurner Filmtage, 
  • Saarbrücken, 32. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken, Competition


  • Winterthur, 14. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Competition
  • Brest, 25e Festival Européen du Film court de Brest, Competition
  • Locarno, 63. Festival del film Locarno

CINEMA, David Maye 2341