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LOVE BITE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Charles de Lauzirika

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '15


SYNOPSIS: Taking refuge in an abandoned cargo truck during the Zombie Apocalypse, a bickering couple (and their dog) find their lives on the line when hostilities between them quickly escalate to dangerous levels.


NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

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gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
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ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?! • 2018

DIRECTOR: Mohammad Bakhshi

COUNTRY: Iran

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can't keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

• Best Director

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gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection

DIRECTOR: Nikita Ordynskiy

COUNTRY: Russia

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: The latest Directive of the Prime Ministry of the totalitarian State bans foreign medicine. A landlord of an apartment house learns that one of the tenants is violating the Directive. The landlord must report the violation, but he desperately needs this medicine himself.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • beholder

BEHOLDER• 2019

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DIRECTOR: Leixandre Froufe Vigara

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: Ana and Alex have been having an emotional relationship for years. Despite being two very different people, Ana is willing to take a step towards consolidating their relationship, but she is scared things might not go as she expects.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • ni te cases ni te embarques

A REASON TO LEAVE YOU • 2018

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DIRECTOR:  Leo Ayres

COUNTRY: Brazil

RUNTIME: '21

 

SYNOPSIS: Between the twilight and the dawn of any day, Renata faces typical gender issues that materialize in pleasant and unpleasant moments, small dilemmas, feelings and emotions.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • aurora

DAWN • 2019

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DIRECTOR: Andres Gonzalez Majul

COUNTRY: Venezuela

RUNTIME: '21

 

SYNOPSIS: Daniela and Andres are a young couple with physical disabilities from Caracas, Venezuela. In their need to express their lustful desire with each other, they discover the bitter challenges involved. They decide to register their quest to get assisted in their sexual relationship beyond the boundaries of their wheelchairs. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • sex assistant

SEX ASSISTANT • 2019

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DIRECTOR: Manuel Asencio Lelli

COUNTRY: Argentina

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: Irene knocks on the door. Without revealing her true intentions yet, she tells the old man who answers, that they need to talk about something important. Alfonso doesn’t recognize her and does little more than close the door in her face, but she prevents him from doing so.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • la intermision

THE INTERMISSION• 2019

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DIRECTOR: Sebastián Rodriguez

COUNTRY: Argentina

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: Matías brings a girl back home, whom he just met at a party. When they are about to have sex, Matías makes the mistake of calling her by the wrong name. The girl questions Matías to get him to say her real name, but he doesn’t remember. Disappointed, she orders Matías to get her a cab so she can leave and go home and Matías will try to seize that time to improve his image.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • media hora

HALF AN HOUR • 2019

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DIRECTOR: Paul Fuller

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

RUNTIME: '29

 

SYNOPSIS: South London boxer, Johnny 'The Pexican' Garton prepares to defend his British Welterweight Title in his biggest fight yet at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He opens up about the harsh realities of boxing and what it means to him and the implications for his family.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • johnny garton fighter

JOHNNY GARTON: FIGHTER
• 2019

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DIRECTOR: Jorge Del Álamo

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: A couple starts the day having a conversation through text messages. A series of misunderstandings and the inability to speak face to face leads them to think that their partner is not as in love as they thought. After the course of the day this feeling is increasing and with it the anguish of losing the person they love.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • bucando conexion

LOOKING FOR CONNECTION • 2019

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DIRECTOR: Gerard Oms

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: “Hummus” is a short tragicomedy with a final turn that will show that, sometimes, we express what we are afraid to express, without speaking directly, looking for any pretext to talk about, however banal it may be.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection
gallery/m199 • hummus

HUMMUS • 2019

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gallery/madriff • laurels • nominees • best director