INFO • COVID-19

ANNA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Éric Pineda

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: Anna’s lifeless body is abandoned on a deserted road in the middle of a forest. Like the character’s name, this palindromic film tells the story of how this young woman from a wealthy familly met her tragic end. 

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

MANASANAMAHA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Deepak Reddy

COUNTRY: India

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: A young man muses on the nature of love, recounting three relationships from his past. The girls in his life resemble three different seasons, namely Chaitra (Spring), Varsha (Monsoon) & Seeta (Winter).

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

• Best Director

DIRECTOR: Aitor de Miguel Gutiérrez

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '14

 

SYNOPSIS: In 1977, the Voyager space probe leaves the solar system with a message from humanity recorded in hundreds of languages. The message in Spanish is recorded in the RNE (National Radio Studios). Almost 50 years later and sick with Alzheimer's, Carmen is facing being transferred from her home in her town to a residence due to the passivity of her children, who believe that she is can no longer remember anything. However, the message she recorded echoes again in Carmen's head, restoring her memory.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

ECHO • 2019

DIRECTOR: Karina Węgiełek

COUNTRY: Poland

RUNTIME: '30

 

SYNOPSIS: Cigarettes, keys, a cell phone, a wallet – an unfinished life lying in a plastic police bag on the kitchen table. A father and daughter’s eyes meet as they take in the evidence of absence, silently measuring the distance between life and death. From the depths of the bag comes the sound of a phone ringing. That sound will become the echo of human grief.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

RED • 2019

DIRECTOR: Marcus Svanberg

COUNTRY: Sweden

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: This is a film about a woman who, on the surface, has everything. But something seems to be missing, perhaps the longing for a child who has died or never been born. Suddenly the emptiness, the feeling of how unhappy she really is, comes crashing down. When she kills a butterfly she gets a sense of relief, a feeling of control. But only for a brief moment.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

• Best Director

KILLING SMALL ANIMALS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Kristel Rudloff

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '19

 

SYNOPSIS: After she stops taking contraceptives, Candela faces a crisis in her relationship with her boyfriend, Ferran. 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 Quinteiros

TASTE ME • 2020

DIRECTOR:Iñaki  Sánchez

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: Marcos is a broken toy, or so he says all the time, and it's not for nothing. Although no one believed him, back in the seventies, a large gang of wealthy Japanese, they came from the "beyond" and selected Marcos to carry out the hardest and most difficult mission of his life: making millions of children from all over the world unhappy world.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

MARCOS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Junda Chen

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: Alex, a man who is abandoned by his wife and daughter, who wants to commit suicide by taking sleeping pills. In a pharmacy, he encounters a 11-year-old kid, Daniel, who asks Alex to buy him a bottle of wine due to his age. From there they develop a interesting relationship that eventually leads to the redemption of Alex.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

TIRITAS • 2019

DIRECTOR: Marc Furmie

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: A cynical millennial reluctantly seeks enlightenment at a trendy therapeutic retreat in Los Angeles. Following a hallucinogenic trip, she encounters her idealised self.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

A PERFECT CIRCLE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Danielle Eini

COUNTRY: Israel

RUNTIME: '18

 

SYNOPSIS: Adi wakes up late and disoriented in her Tel Aviv apartment, to the ringing of both cell phone and alarm clock, incessant hammering in the next room, and the dog licking her face. Still wearing clothes from the night before, she rushes to the bathroom to find a plumber working on a burst pipe (...)

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

CUTLETS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Nuria Pascual Andújar

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: Upon arriving at a small Café Teatro and entering the game that the play proposes, a couple is drawn to leave their true roles at the exit.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

SHOW IN THE APOLO • 2020