NORTH • 2020

DIRECTOR: Francesc Nogueras

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '18

 

SYNOPSIS: Seheno is 10 years old and admires his teacher. In his small rural village in central Madagascar, what he likes most is going to school, but poor harvests cause his father to force him to undertake a trip to the Big City in search of opportunities. The smoke, the noise, the hectic pace of life and the tall buildings raise doubts for the girl about the idea that adults have of development. Is the North the best place to live? Which way of life should you choose? NORTH is a journey of life that speaks of child labor, education and dreams. A life journey that questions the idea of ​​Development, under the gaze of a 10-year-old girl.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

WHEN THE WIND IS SOUTHERLY

• 2020

DIRECTOR: Pedro Henrique Ferreira

COUNTRY: Brazil

RUNTIME: '25

 

SYNOPSIS: An unexpected accident of a pigeon at his window makes Biel try to revise his privileges within a left-wing folk bourgeoisie and seek some sense beyond that social space.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Jordi Clusella Arimany

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: Lucia, a young aspiring actress, earns a living at LOVEOVER, an agency specialized in breaking up relationships on demand. Tatiana, a girl who believes to be living a dream relationship, is left through Lucia, although the end is not what was expected. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

LOVE OVER • 2020

DIRECTOR: Eva Muñoz

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '28

 

SYNOPSIS: Tonight, Ana is finally about to meet Mathieu's friends, her lover. Everything goes well until Mathieu's childhood friend Marie arrives - who Ana has never heard of and who seems to be more than a friend to Mathieu, judging by how he looks at her.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

HANNYA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Neal Engelbrecht

COUNTRY: Australia

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: Patricia, AKA ‘Honey’, a timid, Canadian backpacker tries her luck dancing in an Australian strip club. Struggling to find a friend, let alone a fortune, opportunity presents itself when she least expects it.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

LAND OF HONEY • 2020

DIRECTOR: Elİf Hamamci

COUNTRY: Turkey

RUNTIME: '19

 

SYNOPSIS: As the gravedigger prepares for the next funeral, every time he digs a hole he wonders about his own death.

Leyla has passed away that day and her family, gathered at the funeral, upset. In tears, Leyla's son, who is preparing to lower the body notices a white cloth inside the grave. When he tries to remove the cloth, he realizes it's a dress. As he digs the ground, he finds a buried young female body.

Who is that woman takes a deep breath and opens her eyes when the soil on her face is removed? 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

RE-TRANSFORM • 2020

DIRECTOR: Michaël Gauthier

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '29

 

SYNOPSIS: Allen is unable to mourn his relationship with Jenjira and becomes increasingly isolated from his social and professional life. To overcome the lack of this separation, he acquires a device that allows him to pilot dreams. Allen lives and relives lost moments with his beloved, between Bangkok and Paris. He explores the dark side of this new technology and its daily use. Anita, the artificial intelligence in this device, will act like a drug, between pleasure and addiction.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE PERFECT DREAM • 2020

DIRECTOR: Ana Marina Sanz

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '14

 

SYNOPSIS: CONSCIENCIA explores various individual points of view on the perception of the social environment; the current moment, the nostalgia of the past and the vision of the future as a society. The "actors", artists musicians who participated in the last edition of the Mallorca Live Festival 2019, expose their personal points of view that, in some way, build a global framework of our Present, Past and Future, talking about topics like the technological revolution, social media or climate change.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

AWARENESS • 2019

DIRECTOR: Bernardo Hernández Conejero

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: We live in moments of uncertainty, immersed in a race against the elements in which anything goes, without weighing in the secondary effects that this can bring. This is the story where humans are used as laboratory mice. And worst of all: they volunteer themselves.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

SIDE EFFECTS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Cédric Dubourg

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '7

 

SYNOPSIS: Why are you running?

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

RUN • 2020

DIRECTOR: Isaac Zambra, Jose Luis Gil

COUNTRY: Mexico

RUNTIME: '14

 

SYNOPSIS: In the near future humanity lives isolated from nature. For several generations, a hypersensitivity disorder in perception has developed, causing confusion and chaos in people. Survivors live in isolation, in underground places depending on artifacts and biotechnologies to balance the senses. Daniel 2 a clandestine scientist has proposed together with a network of collaborators to reverse this process out of sight of the system that governs the place. Everything happens after his last experiment has failed and in the midst of an emotional crisis Daniel 2 and Magda 0 his colleague and closest friend make a desperate decision: Go out to continue what they have started.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

HIPERSENSORIA • 2019