COUPLE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Jeon Joohyun

COUNTRY: South Korea

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: An ugly woman, a judgemental man, a love story between two people.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

APOCALYPSE NOTES • 2020

DIRECTOR: Pierre Gaffié

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '8

 

SYNOPSIS: Thomas, un joven músico idealista, se encuentra con su novia en un café para pasar un rato agradable. Pero lo que él tiene que decirle va a cambiar el ambiente de la noche, y quizá hasta el futuro de la humanidad.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Lucía Valverde

COUNTRY: Luxembourg

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: Alba is flourishing. At that strange age where she isn't a girl nor a woman, she faces love, sexuality and the overwhelming power of hormones for the first time.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

DO YOU ALSO FEEL A TINGLE?

• 2019

DIRECTOR: Alfredo Montesinos, Victoria Avinyó

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: Two girls, a trunk, a flat, does anyone help them up? What is inside that trunk? A comedy where appearances are deceiving.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

CAN YOU HELP ME? • 2020

DIRECTOR: João Gil

COUNTRY: Portugal

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: The movie approaches the problematic of the transformation of the environment into commodities, from a point of view that intends to be that of the stone itself, in which we can find the colossal quarries, some more than a hundred meters deep, thus exposing these monumental scars. The testimony falters between the stone, the machines and the landscape, in which humanity, seemingly, ceased to exist.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

ANTICLINE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Roger Granel

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '29

 

SYNOPSIS: Aimra’a (“woman”, in Sahrawi), is a documentary that shows us the reality in the refugee camps of Tindouf (Algeria), from the point of view of women. Thousands of people who fled the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara (a former Spanish colony in Africa) live there for more than forty years, causing one of the longest and most forgotten conflicts in the world. Since the late 1970s, the camps have been organized as a matriarchy; the women combine the political struggle to reclaim their land with the effort to support the family in one of the most hostile environments on the planet. With all their doubts and contradictions, the women of Aimra’a break with some of the clichés of the Arab world, and use their voice to denounce one of the most unjust situations in our world. His testimony becomes an example of struggle, empowerment, dignity, strength and endurance.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

AIMRA'A, THE SAHRAWI WOMAN

• 2020

DIRECTOR: Laura Petrone

COUNTRY: Belgium

RUNTIME: '22

 

SYNOPSIS: For a few months now, Laura is hosting her mother, Angela, who is being ill with brain cancer in terminal stage in her small flat in Brussels. The cautious young woman insists to take care of her mother by herself and tries to delay the inevitable moment when her mother will pass away. Laura throws herself in this battle because she doesn't want to give it up.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

HOLDING ON • 2020

DIRECTOR: Victor Gomez

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '24

 

SYNOPSIS: 2052. The IMS Phoenix crew is going back from Mars after two years of exploration.

As their mental and physical capacities are decreasing, they discover that there aren't enough supplies to get back on earth. Tom, the flight engineer, starts to suspect one of them to be an intruder.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

BLACKOUT • 2020

DIRECTOR: Dani Morán, Horacio Ganem

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '30

 

SYNOPSIS: OMO proposes an ecological look at the existence. Our character embarks on an initiatory journey through the vibration of Butoh making human existence visible by mean of his body and in his body. Omo is born from the bowels of the earth and projects himself outside of the cave, empathizing with the dark aspects of learning and recognizes himself as part of the nature, that fertile place from which life emerges and ends, driving and stopping every movement from which it dances.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

OMO, A JOURNEY TO BUTOH

• 2020

DIRECTOR: Azzouz Morade, Anca Ulea

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '26

 

SYNOPSIS: The Mediterranean is Europe’s most polluted sea, with an estimated 200,000 tonnes of plastic waste dumped into its waters every year. While the European Union has taken steps to limit the amount of single-use plastic that is produced and sold in its member states, the coronavirus pandemic threatens to undo some of the progress that’s been made. Over the summer, an increasing number of surgical masks and gloves have been found off European coasts. This film takes a closer look at the problem in France, and the network of people who are working together to put an end to plastic pollution for good.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

OUR SEA OF WASTE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Pablo Roldan

COUNTRY: Chile

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: In the not too distant future, in the Republic of Chile, the young detective Joyce Nova fulfills her duties in a thin horizon between the law, morality and her particular vision of justice: after having suffered in her own flesh a horrendous crime and that the criminal has been protected by the political power in charge, its idealization of just world has become dark and punctual. The closest thing to justice and the punishment of criminals, for Joyce, will be revenge. Accompanied at all times by its Automat, Dedicated Assistance Multifunctional (spanish), or A.D.A.M., the routine work of imparting and enforcing the law will become a heavy burden. The automaton A.D.A.M., thanks to his extraordinary technological advances, will discover the instability identifiers of his companion, making him see that his judgment as a law enforcement officer is compromised. It will thus have A.D.A.M. Before his analytical gaze, a calculation of probabilities that, like Joyce, will lead him to the frontier, to the horizon of the law: that grayish space where, apparently, automation is lost and autonomy is gained, the feeling of " Be". Will A.D.A.M. the threshold of its programming by Joyce or, perhaps, why justice demands it?

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

A.D.A.M. • 2019