BLIND HORIZON • 2018

DIRECTOR: Víctor Escribano

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '30

 

SYNOPSIS: Enhamed Enhamed lost his sight at the age of eight. A year later he had his first contact with a swimming pool, the only place where he was free to move as he pleased. Growing up a blind teenager, he was shy and had few friends, but the pool was always welcoming, always predictable, and he dedicated more and more hours to it. At 14 he became a professional swimmer. His career peaked in the 2008 Beijing Olympics with four gold medals, making him one of the best athletes in Spain's sports history. Fran Utrera, Iron Man finisher, was captivated by Enhamed's overcoming of the many obstacles hat life had set upon him, and when he attended one this talks he didn't miss the opportunity to meet him. Knowing that Enhamed was always on the lookout for a new challenge, Fran suggested they shared the next one: swimming across the Strait of Gibraltar. Enhamed accepted, and the training began.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

FEATURETTE

FAREWELL, SUMMER NIGHTS • 2018

DIRECTOR: Xiaopeng Huang

COUNTRY: China

RUNTIME: '40

 

SYNOPSIS: Fang met the girl of his dreams, Xia, in the show for the coming-of-age ceremony. Xia is beautiful but carries a 'bad' name when it comes to affairs. He also realised that his friends Han and Li have special feelings for him. As if life is not complicated enough, pressure from college entrance exams push these four interrelated young souls further into distinct paths of life.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

CHASING TRACES FROM THE PAST • 2018

DIRECTOR: Javier Calvo Torrecilla

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '55

 

SYNOPSIS: Learning from the past would mean better adaptation in the future. Nowadays, the word climate change is deeply rooted in our society and yet, how do we know that climate is changing if we only have instrumental data from the last 100 years? In this documentary, researchers from the University of Zaragoza will make a journey through isolated lakes, ancient forests, remote glaciers, deep caves and archives of rare and historical manuscripts, chasing those evidences that allow us to infer past climate conditions beyond the instrumental period.
Besides, the most important scientists in their fields, will accompany us in this adventure to discover the climate secrets stored in those evidences. Understanding the climate of the past will help contextualizing the current warming and that would mean better adaptation in the future.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette