THE ROMEY LYNCHINGS • 2019

DIRECTOR: Josh Sabey

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '30

 

SYNOPSIS: N'oula Romey was the fourth victim of racial terror that year in Florida, and one of ten people who were lynched by white mobs across the US in 1929 alone. Just hours before, his wife Hasna (Fannie) Rahme was fatally shot by Lake City police in their store.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Doc

SHORTS • DOCUMENTARY

A CONTRACORRIENTE • 2021

DIRECTOR: Richard Zubelzu

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '30

 

SYNOPSIS: “A Contracorriente” objectively addresses the tragedy that hundreds of residents of Reinosa (Cantabria) faced in 2019 in the largest floods in their history. In this documentary, the spokesperson for the platform for those affected, tells in the first person the story of his family who, today, lives in fear that the catastrophe will happen again and the claims of the victims demanding that the institutions a definitive solution to this problem.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Doc

42 DAYS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Nat Portnoy

COUNTRY: Poland

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: 42 Days focuses on the moment of confrontation with a terminal disease and difficult family relations, examining their impact on the manifestation of fear, pain, desperation and desire.

The film is a visual diary, where the author takes the viewers onto a journey of different realizations regarding her personality, sexual and gender identity, body and disillusionment surrounding the lack of control.

It reflects on shame, guilt and the experience of queerness in a conservative, Catholic setting as well as on the concepts of migration and re-rooting.

This film speculates whether it’s possible to tame the fear, hold on to hope and fully accept one’s fate in the face of disability and death.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Doc