A HEROE'S GENESIS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Manuel Quintanilla

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '29

 

SYNOPSIS: A non proffit fan film inspired by the Batman universe from DC Comics.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

NUAGE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Laurent Déry-Lauzier

COUNTRY: Canada

RUNTIME: '14

 

SYNOPSIS: Ju and Mia are suppose to fly away tonight, but Mia has been missing since their going away party. Although it is not unlike Mia to disappear, Ju is anxious about going on a trip by herself. She will eventually have to take it on herself to accomplish what she longs for.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Brian Muna

COUNTRY: Guam

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: A young couple's relationship is tested when they are faced with a decision that will challenge their morals and their love for each other.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

PLASTIC BAG • 2018

DIRECTOR: Javier Guillot

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '7

 

SYNOPSIS: On the Midsummer's Night, the most magical of the year, everything is possible, and Mario is going to check it in the best possible way.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE SHORTEST NIGHT • 2020

DIRECTOR: Manuel Palenzuela, Juan Diego Unzueta

COUNTRY: Venezuela

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: Two guys are going to a party in their car, an unforeseen event causes them to stop at a gas station, where things start to get complicated.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

RETRO • 2020

DIRECTOR: Sarah Bentefrit

COUNTRY: Netherlands

RUNTIME: '5

 

SYNOPSIS: This film is a revenge tale, where characters are archetypes and actions are symbolic. The hero goes through a journey of light and darkness, death and rebirth. She loses her innocence and understands that she needs to embrace her own darkness to be free again.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Nello Petrucci

COUNTRY: Italy

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: What would happen if Alice found the Mad Hatter after many years? An unusual meeting where time has been out of the clock for quite a while.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

L'ULTIMO WHISKY CON IL CAPPELAIO MATTO • 2020

DIRECTOR: Felipe Vellasco

COUNTRY: Brazil, Cuba

RUNTIME: '23

 

SYNOPSIS: In 1994, when her boyfriend disappears during the Cuban Rafter Crisis, Gloria must change her plans of running away with him to the United States. Decades later, Cuba is now facing the social shock of the rise of capitalism and Gloria’s father, Afonso, a communist veteran, must face his family’s new ambitions and deal with the ghosts of the past.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

• Best Director

GLORIA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Qi Zhu

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: A teenage boy takes his father's rifle out for an adventure, showing his manipulative old-man that he has surpassed him.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

RIFLE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Pablo Cañellas

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '19

 

SYNOPSIS: Mr Owl is about the story of a street artist in a dystopian context.His real name is not known, only his seal, an owl. He makes a living as he can, selling second-hand books on the street. Despite having to flee from the police repeatedly because of the graffiti, he lives quietly, away from what he considers a sad society. Everything until an incident with a man complicates things.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

MR. OWL • 2020

DIRECTOR: Karl-Friedrich König

COUNTRY: Germany

RUNTIME: '22

 

SYNOPSIS: Steffen and Ben have gone on a missionary tour throughout the godless land of East-Germany. The Christian denomination was only recently joined by Steffen, who is now expected to prove himself accompanied by the more experienced Ben. Pairing bible-believing strictness with teenage slang and Christian hip-hop, the two of them are off to to make Jesus known in the rural villages. When Steffen turns out to fail in his public prayers and preachings, however, a dangerous dynamic starts to form between the unequal men.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Maik Triemer).

THE CALL • 2019