SMALL PARTICLES ALMOST FORGOTTEN • 2020

DIRECTOR: Carmelo Espinosa

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '16

 

SYNOPSIS: After seeing his wife with another man, he changed his work shift, to work out his revenge.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

WICHITA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Sergine Dumais

COUNTRY: Canada

RUNTIME: '6

 

SYNOPSIS: Sara is in bed with her lover when her husband calls. When he asks for something in his sock drawer, she runs home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Iván Sainz-Pardo

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: A love story in the times of programmed obsolescence.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

• Best Director

FACES • 2020

DIRECTOR: Pierre-Jean Delvolvé

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '28

 

SYNOPSIS: Audrey is an actress for a day in a broke horror movie. On set, she is immediatly fascinated by the young DP, Cordelia, and by her beauty, her precise and gentle gestures. But when a brutal and surnatural casualty falls on Cordelia, approaching her becomes dangerous.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

• 2020

DIRECTOR: Sâm Mirhosseini

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '26

 

SYNOPSIS: Zak works as a deep sea diver in Dunkirk’s dock’s waters. Immigrant from Iran, he arrived in France ten years before, and got the french nationnality after two years enlisted in the Foreign Legion. Keivan also is iranian.

Part of the stream of migrants that just grounded on the french coast, he hopes to reach England and its supposed freedom.

Keivan tries to take advantage of Zak’s priviledged acces to the docks, yet is Zak going to accept to help his compatriot?

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

• Best Direction

FREE FLOW • 2020

DIRECTOR: Andres Eguiguren

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: Behind the facade of a strong independent executive at a financial corporation, Janet finds herself at a crucial moment in her life. After many years of a loyal marriage to her over controlling husband, the mask has fallen and she has had enough. Nicole will cross her path at this decisive moment, making Janet realise what she is about to do and doubt herself before following a path that might change her life forever.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE CAKE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Max Deniam

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: The residents of an Extremaduran town decide to carry out a crowfunding to finish paying for the municipal swimming pool, since the city council is without funds. However, one of her neighbors has an alternative plan for the money raised. Kuka kuke kuuuu Yacaleke, Uka keke. Welcome to this adventure!

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

LAS BAHAMAS • 2021

DIRECTOR: Romain Daudet-Jahan

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '21

 

SYNOPSIS: Alone in the middle of the forest, Solal, eleven years old, equipped with a magnetic field detector, is looking for his missing mother, convinced that she was abducted by aliens. His meeting with Lena, a runaway teenager intrigued by his behaviour, will disturb his quest.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

LES CHAMPS MAGNÉTIQUES
• 2020

DIRECTOR: Nadia Anebri

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: Maeline locked in a mutism, has to stay with Patrick her Stepfather to help him with the butchery.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

PETIT POUSSIN • 2020

DIRECTOR: Maoyuan Chen

COUNTRY: China

RUNTIME: '30

 

SYNOPSIS: Adapted from real people. A doctor born in 1986, a husband and the father of a 5-year-old child, he will soon welcome his second child. In Wuhan, China, 7 cases of SARS were confirmed in the South China Fruit and Seafood Market.

In order to remind family members and students to pay attention to protection, Dr. Li has become one of the first people to issue covid-19 prevention and control warnings in China. However, he was warned and admonished by the Wuhan Police Station because of "untrue statements published on the Internet". When covid-19 broke out, Dr. Li was infected by treating patients, and eventually, he died of covid-19 infection.

When Dr. Li died, foreign countries questioned whether the Chinese government was open and transparent, and the improper handling of speech raised public opinion. Dr. Li has also been called by public opinion: "Whistleblower" of China's covid-19 epidemic. He said: There should not be only one kind of speech in this world.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

DR. LI • 2020

DIRECTOR: Kristel Rudloff

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '19

 

SYNOPSIS: After she stops taking contraceptives, Candela (28) faces a crisis in her relationship with her boyfriend, Ferran (27). The situation pushes Candela to reconsider her tastes and her own erotic dreams & feelings, putting her emotional stability at risk.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

• Best Actress:

  Lucía Quinteiro

TASTE ME • 2020