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A NORMAL LIFE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Leon de Levita

COUNTRY: Netherlands

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: Once a daughter of a commune member feels neglected, she decides to take surprising actions to obtain more love and attention. 

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

IN BROAD DAYLIGHT • 2018

DIRECTOR: Isra Calzado López

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: In broad daylight, in a random city and in the next couple minutes, Carla’s life will depend on a negotiation of four armed men. Yago is wiling to pay the price set by Mr. Lorenzo, her captor.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Nataly Vergara Adrianzén

COUNTRY: Peru

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: A woman is born into a completely white world full of light. She begins to explore, feel and live through a dance. She is happy, she feels free. The music guides her through the space she is in, it belongs to her. A red rose catches her attention. She holds it with curiosity, she caresses it, smells it, loves it, dances with it. But the rose ends up hurting her. She begins to bleed. The woman gets scared trying to understand, but she it beaten violently by an invisible force. She responds to the blow in a desperate dance, defending herself, fighting, facing it, but she can’t find her attacker. She is beaten, mistreated and raped. The woman asks us for help, but this anonymous reality murders her.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

TRAPPED WOMEN • 2019

DIRECTOR: Yılmaz Özdil

COUNTRY: Turkey

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: Avdel feeds his family by working with Bozo, his donkey, in the sanitation service of the city of Mardin in Turkey. Avdel’s sister and her son Salih, who fled from Syria because of the war, are now staying at Avdel's house. Bozo is old and so is retired by the municipality; Avdel must find a younger donkey to keep his work. To help his uncle, Salih slips over the border into Syria to bring back his own donkey, which he had to leave behind due to the war. However, to accomplish this mission, Salih must cross with his donkey through the minefields. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE HEAVY BURDEN • 2019

DIRECTOR:  Ali Jalali

COUNTRY: Iran

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: The film is about the actress who gets involved in drug addiction to learn about addiction and research to play this role.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

I'M NOT AN ACTRESS • 2019

DIRECTOR: Behzad Khodaveisi

COUNTRY: Iran

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: They have stolen my happiness at the time they couldn't see my girlish life. A whole day of her life in Asia or any other place.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

CELLMATE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Luis Camargo

COUNTRY: Argentina

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: German, an industrial engineer from Buenos Aires who lives in Tierra del Fuego, returns from a professional training in Buenos Aires. He is separated from his wife and children, who live 3,000 kilometers from him. He suffers the uprooting, because he must choose between his work or seeing his children.His plane did not land on the island because the bad weather, and he goes by land from Santa Cruz, in a long-distance bus. On this difficult journey, which involves going out and entering the country, crossing customs and the Strait of Magellan, Juan has a companion, a particular northern peasant, who despite the inconvenience of his presence, makes him reflect on the uprooting and the distance with his family.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

INSILIOS • 2018

DIRECTOR: Paco Portero

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: Cristina, a writer in low hours, begins to have a series of strange experiences as she tries to write again. Accidentally she comes across a record that has a dedication for her. She decides to buy it and thanks to her listening she is able to write her book. Paco, a musician lacking inspiration, begins to have experiences similar to those of Cristina. These experiences end when he receives a mysterious package at home.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

CRASHPAD • 2019

DIRECTOR: Federico Marsicano

COUNTRY: Italy

RUNTIME: '6

 

SYNOPSIS: When love can hurt and be dangerous, when men can be violent and become crazy, when women have no way to defend themself there is nothing left on Earth. Osuba is a visual expression and emotional trip about this huge problem in the world. Violence, anger, obsession, fear, war all this can start easy and quick.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

OSUBA • 2019

DIRECTOR: Javier Gonzalvez

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: Eva, 18 years old, blind and catholic, she was raised in a very conservative family. She knows nothing about sex, but thanks to Lili, her personal voice assistant, she discovers her most intimate pleasure where she least expects it.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

• 2018

DIRECTOR: Jesús López Melgares

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: One morning, Gregorio finds a squatter inside the house of his deceased parents. Gregorio tries desperately to recover his property.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE MAN OF THE HOUSE • 2018