RED, THE COLOR WITHIN • 2020

DIRECTOR: William Javier La Portilla Medrano

COUNTRY: Peru

RUNTIME: '5

 

SYNOPSIS: Dannae, a young artist obsessed with her work has to submit a canvas in a contest the morning after and she’s already out of red paint to finish it. She tries to find an art supply store working late at night, but finds none. On her way back home, and out of options, the darkness of an alleyway will give her a solution that shows her real human nature.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Animation

SHORTS • ANIMATION

FRAGILE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Kholood Al Ali

COUNTRY: Qatar

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: Fragile tells the story about a ceramic girl who lives in a small drab village that sits in a valley surrounded by huge mountains. One day she wrangles the courage to scale the mountain but falls shattering herself into a thousand pieces. From the ashes she arises – transformed into a fairy. She flies over the mountain to discover a magically colorful world awaiting.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Animation

HARVEST • 2020

DIRECTOR: Sun Lijun

COUNTRY: China

RUNTIME: '5

 

SYNOPSIS: The protagonist of Harvest is a grasshopper. In the early autumn, insects in the garden scramble for food. These small and tenacious creatures have experienced the blessings and hardships of spring, summer, and autumn but now they have to race against the clock to be fully prepared to survive the winter. The whole film, with no dialogue, highlights the roles’ emotional expression, action design and rhythm control by showing the strife among insects in a garden which depicts the "law of survival", thus reflecting the profound philosophy of nature.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Animation