INFO • COVID-19

BULLDOG • 2020

DIRECTOR: Kieran Stringfellow

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

RUNTIME: '6

 

SYNOPSIS: After spending the night in a cell, a rough sleeper has a score to settle.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

LIFE DURING CONFINEMENT
• 2020

DIRECTOR: Mariano Torres Negri

COUNTRY: Argentina

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: Middle class life during confinement: a young woman at home facing neverending days of boredom and repetition.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Sebastião Salgado

COUNTRY: Portugal

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: Helena is a beautiful, educated and successful woman, but despite living surrounded by luxury and beauty, she has been locked in her home for weeks. When her child unexpectedly appears and asks her to take care of her granddaughter for a day, she is forced to adapt to a new routine.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

MONDAY • 2018

DIRECTOR: Isabel Lamberti

COUNTRY: Netherlands

RUNTIME: '23

 

SYNOPSIS: "Father" investigates the relationship between a father and his adolescent son with whom he has barely been in touch for nearly six years. He takes his son on a road trip to reconnect in the present while he reflects on the past talking to his girlfriend over the phone.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

FATHER • 2019

DIRECTOR: Pancho Aguirre

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: Using a dollhouse, a reflection of a childhood memory and a self-portrait are constructed at the same time through sensations, sounds and different cinematographic approaches.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE INTIMATE ROOM • 2020

DIRECTOR: Thomas Krappitz, Cyrus Samii

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: Vera, una joven profesional, siempre está ocupada con su trabajo, siempre apurada y vive sola. Un día descubre un caracol en una de las paredes de su baño. Al principio, trata de deshacerse de ella, pero finalmente se siente intrigada. Ella desarrolla una cierta conexión con él, ayudándola a reducir la velocidad y ver su vida de manera diferente.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE SNAIL • 2020

DIRECTOR: Goran Nježić

COUNTRY: Croatia

RUNTIME: '8

 

SYNOPSIS: “When I Wake Up” is a collection of melancholic dream fragments.

The movie was made in an attempt to bypass the usual process of producing a movie. It was shot by the director and the actress during the 2020 quarantine using a phone which made shooting and working as a duo under all the limitations of isolation possible and much less complicated.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

WHEN I WAKE UP • 2020

DIRECTOR: Sahil Shah

COUNTRY: India

RUNTIME: '16

 

SYNOPSIS: Zulfi, a 14 year old boy is torn between his allegiance towards his deceased father’s elder brother and his innate curiosity for the quintessential facets of the society he lives in. Situated in the valley on Ladakh, this drama-thriller questions what is truly important- the ultimate destination or the way one gets to it. Based on a short story from the ‘Pandora’s Box’ written by Tushar Sen, Zulfi is a film that touches upon subjects of faith, power and adolescence.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

ZULFI • 2020

DIRECTOR: Alejandro Sandoval Bertín

COUNTRY: Colombia

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: Cheito is a woman with a simple routine. She wakes up everyday, listens to the radio and receives the visits of her neighbor and Julian Camilo, her grandson. Cheito hasn't been out of her house in several weeks and this has provoked certain problems with her daughter, Carolina, who was very excited to think that Cheito would be in her grandson's birthday. Only when Julian Camilo takes his puppy to her house and decides to escape with him, Cheito has to face the fear that she feels whenever she has to put a step out of her house.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

CHEITO • 2019

DIRECTOR: Tash Ann

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '6

 

SYNOPSIS: A young woman must flee for her survival while coming to grips with what happened earlier that night.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE GIRL IN THE TRENCH COAT

• 2019

DIRECTOR: Brock Cravy

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: On an unforgiving highway, a group of hustlers, led by a loathsome Madam, prey on the lonely desperados who have come for sex, drugs and Mommas special milk.

Penny, a young trans boy in the throws of withdraw, is relentlessly bullied by his brother in trade, but things change when a ruthless cowboy rides into town.

As the boys begin to fall one-by-one, Penny is caught between the cowboys' murderous rage and the greed and corruption that Momma represents.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

INNOCENT BOY • 2019