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THE KID • 2019

DIRECTOR: Vinicius Saramago

COUNTRY: Canada

RUNTIME: '18

 

SYNOPSIS: After losing his business, a sad old man finds himself again when he meets a kid that seems to have the same passion as him. 

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

SANDIER • 2020

DIRECTOR: Michael Chereau

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: Night has just fallen. It’s time to go to sleep, except for Sandier whose hard work has only just begun. On his bike, a big canvas bag full of sand in the back, he crosses the city to put the children to sleep. In front of a house, ready to enter, he discovers that he has awkwardly left his bag on his bike. He turns around and discovers with amazement that his bike has disappeared.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

• Best Director

DIRECTOR: Ella May Kirby

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: As two sisters drift apart, an unexpected visitor comes to make sure they both end up on the same path.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

A SIMPLE RECIPE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Martin Sandin

COUNTRY: Sweden

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: Stockholm. In a time where social media gives us performance anxiety and confirmation is becoming increasingly important, Clara meets Peter. Clara wants the world. Peter wants nothing but to be loved.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

FOGGY DAYS • 2018

DIRECTOR: Lionel Arazi

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: Cassandre, a 6-year-old girl, is hospitalized because she is "different". From her bedroom to the lingerie, through the corridors, she walks between her imagination and reality. With poetry and visual metaphor, this short film addresses the way we look at difference ... How the five fingers of the hand question the relativity of the concept of normality: and if in this world having five fingers is an abnormality? Should we accept the differences or erase them? What weight do the views of others have on our decisions and actions? These are the main issues of the film that Cassandre and her parents must answer.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

CASSANDRE'S SECRET • 2020

DIRECTOR: Francisco del Sel

COUNTRY: Argentina

RUNTIME: '16

 

SYNOPSIS: Akihiro (18) is a poet. In a subway trip he will see Qyoko (20), a girl that will baffle him with her beauty. After a couple his attempts of being noticed by her, he will have to leave the subway, losing her among the people. This will trigger his passionate search for her in the night of Tokyo, leading to Chiyo (45), a kind woman from a company service agency, with whom he will share his angst, and from whom he will receive powerful hints about what his real search is about. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

KOKORO • 2020

DIRECTOR: Guillermo Fernández Groizard

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: Patatoni, enters a SteakHouse and suddenly offers a millionaire contract to Cris, a waitress, to be a new television star, but with one condition: if she accepts, she must abandon everything at that moment and get in the car with Patatoni. Cris, who won the school theater competition, believes that it's the opportunity of her life. But next week she marries her longtime boyfriend.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

CRIS SUPERSTAR • 2020

DIRECTOR: J.D.P. Croÿ

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: Fran is lost, she has been for years. She feels alone and now social interaction only happens online. She decides to use an application named The Fit in order to find herself a link. She matches with her fit. However a looming presence of something unspoken lurks. A cloudy memory through the lens of an old camera returns to plague her thoughts.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE FIT • 2019

DIRECTOR: Nelson Quan

COUNTRY: China

RUNTIME: '8

 

SYNOPSIS: A short film of the struggle of a successful young woman called Janice, living in a metropolitan Chinese city. In returning to her parents home for spring festival, she must face her traditional Chinese mother’s pressure of marriage, so she decides to bring home a new boyfriend.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

MY NEW BOYFRIEND • 2020

DIRECTOR: Yannick Karcher

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '16

 

SYNOPSIS: Freshly retired, a man doesn't know how to occupy his days. For fear of being killed by boredom, he gets involved in the crazy project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film
• Best Director

CHARON • 2020

DIRECTOR: Ethel Jagolkowski Kfir

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '28

 

SYNOPSIS: Justo is a 70-year-old widowed father who has to take care of his autistic, 40-year-old daughter Consuelo. Justo and Consuelo live in a rural area of Spain and are the only inhabitants left in the village, abandoned for many years.

The forest and vegetation are the only things that surround them. Despite the harsh living conditions, Justo tries to take care of the house, the animals and his daughter, but his efforts are being weakened by the pains of age and the extreme tantrums of Consuelo, who can not understand what is going on. This situation pushes Justo up to his maximum limit.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Montse Barriga), Best Actor (Celso Bugallo).

CONSOLATION • 2019