THE BLACK VEIL • 2020

DIRECTOR: A.J. Al-Thani

COUNTRY: Qatar

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: Reem, a young Iraqi woman, escapes her home in the middle of the night. She lives in Mosul after being forced to marry an ISIS soldier. Reem finds help in a taxi driver named Ahmed to help her escape Mosul and find her family again.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

LAST FRAME OF SAND • 2020

DIRECTOR: Kaya Verruno

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: One man's journey to fulfill a promise to his late father.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Eva Perez de León

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '8

 

SYNOPSIS: Sole, an elderly widow, plans to reunite her entire family for lunch, but four new messages on the voicemail change her plans. Loneliness, the contemplation of death and pain will flood the everyday to create a suspended space and time within history.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

PORTRAIT • 2020

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: Alfonso Moral, Ana Monrás

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: Physics seeks as its ultimate goal an explanation of the universe as a whole. A law that shows its operation, the complete formula that allows us to understand its secrets. An entity comes to earth with this precious discovery. Take the shape of a human and put this precious message in a suitcase. The park where it lands at becomes its only reference of an unknown planet. Little by little, it becomes one of us.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

UNIVERSUM PARK • 2020

DIRECTOR: Javier Yañez Sanz

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '18

 

SYNOPSIS: Equals tells the story of Alex and Ruth, two twentysomethings who meet through a dating app, with a real connection. Within no time they are inseparable, a happy couple. They move in together and share hobbies and tastes… Gradually Alex starts to notice that Ruth is changing, until she no longer looks like herself, but like a mirror image of him.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

EQUALS • 2019

DIRECTOR: Maria Testón

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: Mario is not able to overcome the death of Julia, his wife. By chance he discovers a woman almost identical to her. Marta, who lives in love with him in silence, realizes the situation and plots a plan to approach Mario. She do it using personal data of a stranger women and contacts Mario posing as her under the name of Elena. The plan takes effect. Mario and "Elena" consolidate their relationship through social networks. Mario is in love with a non-existent woman, who seems to keep her late wife alive.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

LY • 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: Vasupol Suwanjuta

COUNTRY: Thailand

RUNTIME: '24

 

SYNOPSIS: Boyd a convenience store employee, who are teenager,He work with Aod, a country boy who have to come to Bangkok to work for his family, During the Political Protest around the corner and There are clashes between The Government Officer and The Protestors. , Both of them forced by The Owner of the store to stay in the store, When the Curfew came they talks to each other about their future plan, dream and life. but everything fall apart when someone who looks like a protestor but talks like the officer try to rob his store.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED • 2020

DIRECTOR: Gabriel Bucher

COUNTRY: Chile

RUNTIME: '18

 

SYNOPSIS: Clementine (30), after a new failed date, goes into a bar to have a hard time. But when she discovers that Daniel (35), her best ex, whom she betrayed in the past, is there, she gets nervous. Decides to speak to her, to ask forgiveness for the damage done. However, he does not remember her, as he lost his memory in an accident. Clementine spares apologies, feels attracted and sets out to seduce her, telling her that they were a couple and lying about their separation. Daniel, curious, does not hide his interest. As they connect, Clementine becomes insecure, because the possibility that he will remember the real story at any moment is not ruled out. She goes to the bathroom and in her privacy she decides to tell him the truth, but when she returns, he is gone, because he has remembered Clementine's betrayal. She hates herself for messing everything up once more. However, she discovers that Daniel has left her a phone number.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

MANDARINA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Christina Diamantara

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: A young witch's dream of making the best potion in her class takes her to the mysterious world of human males, in search of a powerful ingredient: Big Dick Energy.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

WITCHIN' • 2019